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office assistant, inland seas education association

POSTED 3/30/17

The Office Assistant is a part-time position responsible for ensuring day-to-day office activities are carried out according to organizational needs. This position requires a high level of organization, initiative, and problem-solving.

Primary Activities:

Administration

  • Oversee office day-to-day activities interfacing with other staff and the public
  • Record data into Salesforce and provide follow-up communications
  • Manage ISEA store sales and merchandise inventory
  • Maintain ISEA office supply inventory and office equipment
  • Retrieve and process USPS mail
  • Maintain ISEA calendars
  • Process boat sale IRS forms
  • Handle gift certificate sales and requests

Financial

  • Track and balance day-to-day bookkeeping functions
  • Track and record all receipts and expenses
  • Deliver deposits to the bank

Operations

  • With Volunteer Coordinator, assist with volunteer scheduling
  • Greet visiting groups upon arrival for sailing programs
  • Support ISEA staff as needed
  • Sell tickets for public sails
  • Liaison for Suttons Bay Visitors Center staff

Communication/Marketing

  • Assist with external communications including ISEA mail, electronic media, and telephone communications
  • Prepare mailings using merge from Salesforce and other databases

Leadership

  • Serve as an ambassador to the community and donors
  • Make self available to staff
  • Provide regular performance feedback according to established performance objectives
  • Display passion and optimism; Inspire respect and trust, mobilize others to fulfill the vision and mission; provide vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates
  • Support management team and staff in decision-making and process improvement
  • Exhibit objectivity and openness to others’ views.
  • Exhibit sound and accurate judgment
  • Develop creative approaches to achieve objectives as obstacles arise

Requirements

  • Experience in an office environment
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office
  • Must pass criminal background check

Details

The ideal candidate will be committed to operating in alignment with the core values, vision, and mission of Inland Seas Education Association. This hourly position is 20 hours a week, year-round, Monday through Friday, during business hours at the Inland Seas Education Association Museum and Education Center. Questions, letters of interest, resumes, and references should be submitted to cbierschbach@schoolship.org by 4:30 pm on April 7th.

 

FOOD PANTRY MANAGER, ACME CHRISTIAN THRIFT STORE

POSTED 3/27/17

Acme Christian Thrift Store & Food Pantry (ACTS) is seeking a dynamic, capable individual to manage and grow our successful retail nonprofit business, the ACTS Thrift Store, located in Williamsburg, Michigan. The store's performance will be your responsibility in areas such as merchandising, receiving, operations, inventory and volunteer management. Excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills are a must. Prior retail management experience is preferred. Previous nonprofit experience, especially working with food pantries, is a plus. This is a paid position. 

For more information, please call Gini Claudepierre at (248) 225-3664.

To apply, please send a cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to:
      GiniClaudepierre
     13952 Betty Lane
     Rapid City, MI49676

 
Applications appreciated as soon as possible, but no later than April 15, 2017.

 

THRIFT STORE MANAGER, ACME CHRISTIAN THRIFT STORE

POSTED 3/27/17

Acme Christian Thrift Store & Food Pantry (ACTS) is seeking a dynamic, capable individual to manage and grow our successful retail nonprofit business, the ACTS Thrift Store, located in Williamsburg, Michigan. The store's performance will be your responsibility in areas such as merchandising, receiving, operations, inventory and volunteer management. Excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills are a must. Prior retail management experience is preferred. Previous nonprofit experience, especially working with food pantries, is a plus. This is a paid position. 

For more information, please call Gini Claudepierre at (248) 225-3664.

To apply, please send a cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to:
      GiniClaudepierre
     13952 Betty Lane
     Rapid City, MI49676

 
Applications appreciated as soon as possible, but no later than April 15, 2017.

 

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE COORDINATOR, MORNINGSTAR ADVENTURES (LEROY, MI)

POSTED 3/27/17

MorningStar Adventures, Inc., a is seeking a Property Maintenance Coordinator with strong property and building maintenance experience and communication skills, who is eager to work 20 – 30 hours per week, and help create and provide a nurturing, safe, hospitable space for individuals seeking personal and spiritual growth in connection with nature, in solitude, and with others. The position may require some occasional evening and weekend work activities. The position reports to the Program Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage all routine property and facility needs
  • Manage activities and expenses within the budget approved by the Board of
  • Directors for tasks
  • Maintain and repair equipment, and interior and exterior of cabins.
  • Grounds keeping including mowing, weeding, trimming/pruning/removing trees
  • and shrubs, etc.
  • Oversee snow removal and other contracted services.
  • Coordinate and oversee the work of volunteers who assist with property
  • maintenance activities.
  • Complete maintenance and repairs in timely and cost-effective ways

TO APPLY: A complete job description, information about how to apply, and more information about MorningStar can be found at http://www.morningstarretreatcenter.com/. The MorningStar board will begin reviewing applications after March 31, 2017.

 

PROGRAM MANAGER, MORNINGSTAR ADVENTURES, INC. (LEROY, MI)

POSTED 3/27/17

MorningStar Adventures, Inc., is seeking a Program Manager with strong office administration, outreach, program development, and communication skills who is eager to help create and provide a nurturing, safe, hospitable space, foster a caring community, and coordinate programming opportunities for individuals seeking personal and spiritual growth in connection with nature, in solitude, and with others. Position reports to theMorningStar Board of Directors

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the Board of Directors to develop ideas for programs that promote
  • MorningStar’s vision and mission.
  • Develop operations and program budgets in coordination with Board of Directors.
  • Coordinate bookings and manage the master calendar of activities for the
  • property, including cabin use.
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers.
  • Supervise the work of the Property Maintenance Coordinator.
  • Maintain and prepare cabins for retreat use by visitors.
  • Coordinate marketing and communications for MorningStar programs and events.
  • Coordinate website and social media maintenance with vendors and volunteers to
  • ensure that new and accurate information is posted and updated regularly.
  • Manage and maintain a donor database/mailing list.
  • Coordinate with the Board of Directors on fundraising activities.

MorningStar is a lifestyle retreat and this position requires on-site residence. Housing at a cabin on the property will be provided to the successful applicant at no charge.

TO APPLY: A complete job description, information about how to apply, and more information about MorningStar can be found at http://www.morningstarretreatcenter.com/.

The MorningStar board will begin reviewing applications after March 31, 2017.

 

 

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, LEELAND TOWNSHIP LIBRARY

POSTED 3/23/17

SUMMARY OF WORK

Under the supervision of the Library Director this position is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing all library programs and special events, to include marketing, promotional materials, outcome tracking and displays. This will involve outreach to businesses, patrons, and communities we serve to cultivate partnerships and develop exciting, innovative programs, workshops, and projects that meet defined needs and support the mission of the library.

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES

  • Plan, prepare and execute library events, including gathering of necessary resources.
  • Coordinate programming with other community institutions & populations.
  • Develop and disseminate library promotional materials.
  • Plan and implement a proactive media relations program about library services.
  • Design and produce the library’s monthly email newsletter.
  • Design and produce the library’s annual report and printed newsletter.
  • Update library social media sites, website and Wowbrary with program information.
  • Implement “Project Outcome”, an outcome based evaluation program. Extrapolate & report data from program.
  • Work with the Friends on fundraising and other library-supportive projects.
  • Establish budget for programming and marketing; monitor & report on budget.
  • Acts as Secretary to the Board, attending meetings, taking and transcribing minutes.
  • Working at the circulation desk performing all regular circulation functions.
  • Perform other library duties as assigned.
  • Meets goals and objectives as established in evaluation process within established periods.

Click here to view the full job description and application instructions.

 

sara hardy farmers market manager, seeds

POSTED 3/21/17

SEEDS is looking for an individual to manage on-site operations of the Sara Hardy Downtown Traverse City Farmers Market.  This individual would ensure successful onsite management of the market.  The ideal candidate would possess previous Farmers Market experience, and be comfortable managing Vendor relationships. 

Required Attributes:

  • Availability to work Farmers Market days/hours
    • Wednesdays, 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    • Saturdays, 5:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    • May – October, 16-20 hours per week
    • November – April, 1-5 hours per month
    • Ability to be on one’s feet and engage in activity for a full shift
    • Ability to do quick mental math
    • Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions – rain, sleet, snow, heat, etc
    • Proficient in PC and/or Apple computer skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Google Suite
    • Conflict management skills
    • Ability to manage difficult situations and personalities
    • Ability to work and be productive with minimal supervision
    • Prior Farmers Market management or work experience preferred 

Learn more about the Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market here: http://www.downtowntc.com/events-attractions/sara-hardy-farmers-market

Interested Candidates may Send Resume and Cover Letter To: jobs@ecoseeds.org by April 7.

 

EVENTS & donor COORDINATOR, GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN

POSTED 3/21/17

Apply to this job here: https://goodwillnmi.applicantpro.com/jobs/536410.html 

Position Summary:

The Events and Donor Coordinator has three main areas of responsibility:

  • Management of Goodwill’s revenue generating, budget relieving events.
  • Management of Goodwill’s donor database.
  •  Assist with Goodwill’s annual giving program, giving society and grants.

The position will report to Goodwill’s Director of Advancement. There is an annual fundraising revenue goal associated with this position, which will change annually based on the needs of the organization.

Duties:

  • Responsible for the management and coordination of all fundraising events of the Goodwill NMI organization.
  •  Planning, implementation and follow-up for all special events.
  • Coordinate event logistics and lead/drive all publicity, including public relations, advertising and collateral material design, production and distribution, working with PR and Design as necessary.
  • Responsible for the development of the events budget, and running the events program in line with allocated budget.
  • Secure, cultivate and expand sponsors for Goodwill’s revenue generating, budget relieving events.
  • Responsible for sale of tickets, soliciting silent auction items, prizes and in-kind donations for events..
  • Analyze and evaluate effectiveness of Goodwill’s events
  • Manage Goodwill’s donor database within Donor Perfect. Specifically but not limited to maintaining/updating donor records including purging duplicates and old records.
  • Cultivates, secures and stewards charitable giving up to $100 donations.
  • Ability to write compelling sponsorship proposals, case statements, and articles to assist in fundraising efforts.
  •  Provide high-level administrative support to Advancement Department by compiling grant documents.
  • Maintain a high degree of sensitivity regarding donor information and confidentiality.
  • Stays abreast of current trends in the fundraising, event and social media fields.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education, Licenses, Certifications and Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree and a minimum of two years broad experience with emphasis on event management, fundraising and database management.
  • Ability to articulate Goodwill’s mission and values to a wide range of individuals.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships within Goodwill and with the public and other external sources.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Attention to detail with excellent follow-up skills.
  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software.
  • Database management experience preferred – specifically Donor Perfect would be ideal

 

director of retail, goodwill industries of northern michigan

POSTED 3/21/17

Goodwill Industries of Northern MI is looking for a Director of Retail. This position will be part of the GINMI Executive Team and is responsible for the effective and profitable operation of our retail program through new and donated goods, as well as online auction (eCommerce) sales in a manner consistent with Goodwill goals and purpose. The position works in our Traverse city offices, but travel to various sites in the community is required. Full time w/benefits. Email resume to hr@goodwillnmi.org or click here to apply online.

 

housing based care manager, northwest michigan community action agency (nmcaa)

POSTED 3/9/17

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) seeks a Housing Based Case Manager to provide housing based case management for a permanent supportive housing program in the Greater Grand Traverse area. This position will work with individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness in Antrim, Benzie, Kalkaska, Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties to house them and provide supports in home. Experience in working with vulnerable populations, individuals at risk, and State and Federal homeless program experience is desired. Excellent communication and computer skills required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Full-time position with benefits. $15.30/hour. Reply with resume and cover letter by 3/30/2017 to rhoyt@nmcaa.net

 

restore manager, antrim county habitat for humanity

POSTED 3/7/17

Antrim County Habitat For Hunanity.Our Restore is in Mancelona, MI and is well established. Postion requirements include, honesty,able to direct volunteers, drive truck, move merchandise, be physically fit and have good customer relations. This is a salaried position.30 hours/week Send letter of interest & resume to; ReStore, PO Box 474, Alden, MI 49612 rclore7@gmail.com

 

executive director, antrim county habitat for humanity

POSTED 3/7/17
Antrim County Habitat For Humanity seeks and Executive Director. Must demonstrate ability to form relationships,business knowledge,personnel & volunteer management skills,integrity & compassion. Email rclore7@gmail.com

 

pRESIDENT AND CEO, CENTER FOR COMMUNITY PROGRESS (WASHINGTON D.C.)

POSTED 3/7/17

The Center for Community Progress seeks an experienced, innovative, collaborative and mission-driven leader as its President and CEO. The Center for Community Progress is a national nonprofit established in 2010 to strengthen neighborhoods and improve lives through its work to ensure communities have the systems and capacity to prevent, maintain, and reuse vacant, abandoned and deteriorated properties. Click here to read the full description online. Applications due by April 7.

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, GRAND TRAVERSE REGIONAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

POSTED 2/24/17

A strategic, creative, visionary thinker and leader is sought as the next Executive Director and CEO for the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, a $50+ million dollar philanthropic organization that provides dynamic services for donors, impactful grants to support nonprofits, and collaborative leadership around critical community initiatives.

The Community Foundation is celebrating its 25th year and is a vibrant and stable organization with a committed Board of Directors and exceptional staff. Over the last five years, it has seen its endowment assets double, which provides resources for approximately $2 million in grants annually to benefit a five-county area in Northwest Lower Michigan.

The next Executive Director/CEO will provide leadership to the organization as it builds upon its strong foundation and works toward its aspirational goal of building an exemplary philanthropic region supporting strong, vibrant, and healthy communities now and for generations to come.


Candidates are invited to apply beginning March 1. Full position description and desired qualifications are available at www.gtrcf.org/jobs/ or contact Phil Ellis, current Executive Director/CEO, at plellis@gtrcf.org.
 

MID-LEVEL GIVING OFFICER, MUNSON HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

POSTED 2/21/17

To apply visit: http://www.munsonhealthcare.org/mmcjobs#

Job Details

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

·           Bachelor's degree in communications, business, or related area.

·           At least three (3) years' experience in fundraising, sales, marketing, or related field.

·           Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

·           Ability and willingness to make presentations to individuals and/or community groups.

·           Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, e-mail and other computer systems.

·           Demonstrated ability to work in fast-paced environment with deadlines.

·           Willingness to meet with donors in home environment.

·           Comfortable working with donors and asking for gifts.

ORGANIZATION

This position reports to Annual Giving Manager and works directly with the Charitable Giving Analyst.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

1.            Supports the mission of Munson Healthcare Foundations to inspire charitable support to enhance health care for the people in northern Michigan.

2.            Implements mid-level giving plan to engage community members in Traverse City and surrounding communities to raise money for Munson Medical Center and other Munson Healthcare programs and services.

3.            Contacts and visits donors to cultivate, secure, and steward charitable gifts.

4.            Write compelling proposals, case statements, and articles to assist in fundraising efforts.

5.            Organize private tours, small in-home gatherings, and stewardship activities highlighting the services of Munson Healthcare.

6.            Prepares reports on contacts and fundraising efforts.

7.            Makes presentations to individuals about the work of Munson Medical Center and other Munson Healthcare programs and service.   

8.            Performs other projects as assigned.

 

FUND DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST, TRAVERSE BAY CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER

POSTED 2/19/17

Term: Part time (15-20 hrs. per week),  flexible schedule

Compensation: Competitive

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Fund Development Specialist will spearhead development efforts as the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center (TBCAC) continues to grow. A new TBCAC staff position, the fund development specialist will have the opportunity to design and execute a comprehensive development strategy. S/he will also advance TBCAC’s mission through marketing communications, community relations and online platforms to support  increased funding streams and community engagement. S/he will serve as the liaison between the TBCAC and the board’s Fund Development  and Community Outreach Committee.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute the TBCAC’s annual fundraising plan and budget in support of the organization’s strategic plan

  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations utilizing a calendared approach to include campaigns for renewable support, templates and processes

  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors

  • Conduct research, prospecting, and application to multiple donor sources

  • Oversee organization of special events

  • Utilizing current Salesforce and Quickbooks software, build capacity and expand data collection and analysis to increase prospect identification, fundraising management, compliance and stewardship

  • Manage the implementation of Salesforce as it pertains to Fund Development and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing

  • Create powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising, marketing communications and program outreach; act as TBCAC spokesperson when appropriate

  • Execute comprehensive marketing communications, including website and social media, with established metrics for outreach

  • Work with, support and/or direct TBCAC volunteers, committee and board members on fund development endeavors

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (required); additional fundraising/philanthropy certification/training a plus

  • Five-plus years’ experience in fund development with campaign experience and basic knowledge of planned giving

  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills; prior experience working with volunteers, events, PR, community relations and related vendors a plus

  • Knowledge of Salesforce, Quickbooks and social media platforms

  • Ability and comfort to work independent ally, remotely and flexibly from off-site locations. (Note: Workspace is available at TBCAC, but ability to work flexibly off-site is an option)

To apply send cover letter and resume to: Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center, Attn: Fund Development Specialist, 2000 Chartwell Drive, Suite 3, Traverse City, MI 49686 

 

Wellness Director, GRAND TRAVERSE BAY YMCA

POSTED 2/17/17

POSITION SUMMARY :

A dynamic and energetic leader responsible for the development, organization, and implementation of all health and wellness programs.  This includes, but is not limited to group fitness classes, personal training services, active older adult programs, triathlon training, equipment orientations, youth, teen, and family health/well-being activities.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Program management responsibilities include:

  • Connecting, following up, and orienting members in various areas of the facility
  • Interviewing, hiring, supervising, managing and developing roughly 25 part-time staff, including scheduling
  • Developing and maintaining retention programs to increase membership retention
  • Creating promotional activities designed to attract and retain new members.
  • Responsible for the creation, administration, and monitoring of a $250K+ budget, including personal training, group exercise, and personal fitness programs.
  • Ensure the wellness center environment is welcoming for current and prospective members.
  • Communicate with other directors, executive directors, volunteers

For full job description and application instructions click here.

 

THERAPIST, Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, Inc.

POSTED 2/13/17

Full-time opportunity at non-profit serving five northern Michigan counties to accept diverse caseload with an emphasis in providing advocacy and counseling for survivors of sexual assault, domestic abuse and child abuse. Applicant must possess an MSW and licensure.  Apply with resume to Angie Linsenman, Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, 423 Porter Street, Petoskey, MI49770.  EOE

 

OUTREACH COORDINATOR, WATERSHED CENTER OF GRAND TRAVERSE BAY

POSTED 1/29/17

The Watershed Center seeks an Outreach Coordinator to support a range of philanthropic and communication activities to help further The Watershed Center’s mission to advocate for clean water in Grand Traverse Bay and act to protect and preserve its watershed. S/he is responsible for building meaningful relationships with current and prospective members and connecting them to appropriate giving opportunities, which requires strengthening the database system and properly and timely acknowledging donors. S/he will also develop and lead communication strategies, including the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic communications and delivering presentations to community groups. This position requires a genuine enthusiasm for TWC’s mission and the ability to project that enthusiasm to others. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential to effectively interact with and build trust and confidence among our members and supporters.

More information can be found at http://www.gtbay.org/about-us/job-opportunities/.

 

HUMAN SERVICES WORKER, GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN

POSTED 1/23/17

This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Goodwill Inn. Available to work scheduled rotating shifts, including overnights, weekends, holidays and overtime as required. Click here for a complete position description.

Education, Licenses, Certifications and Experience:
High School Diploma or GED required; some college in human services field preferred.

Click to Apply Online (application is confidential)

-or-

Submit an application by mail or fax

Send application to: Goodwill Northern Michigan, 2279 South Airport Road West, Traverse City MI 49684, FAX: 231-922-8514.

Our thanks is extended to all applicants, however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

EOE

 

PROJECTIONIST, State theatre and bijou by the bay

POSTED 1/16/17

We are looking for a dedicated projectionist with a true passion for excellent presentation of first-run and classic films. The successful candidate will help oversee film and event presentation at the State Theatre and the Bijou by the Bay, independent art house movie theaters run by Michael Moore and the nonprofit Traverse City Film Festival in the beautiful northern Michigan community of Traverse City.

The State Theatre and Bijou by the Bay Projectionist has a great love of movies and a deep and abiding commitment to movie theaters and film exhibition. The successful candidate will help us excel in and push the boundaries of digital presentation, and will also be trained in 35mm film presentation, which we want to help keep alive.

The State Theatre and Bijou by the Bay projection booths are better described as high-end studios. Operations are complex and require a special individual with a wide range of skills and a dedication to the highest possible standards in film presentation.

The State and Bijou are a full-time movie theaters, so much of the work takes place on weekends, nights, and holidays. Evening, weekend, and holiday hours are required.

Click here for a full position description and application instructions.

 

RETAIL E-COMMERCE AUCTION MANAGER, GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN

POSTED 1/16/17

Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan is a nonprofit, community-based organization serving 19 counties in Northern Michigan. Goodwill works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.

The E-Commerce Auction Manager is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the E-Commerce department through the posting, follow through, follow-up and customer service on all items posted and sold. The Manager also is responsible for supervising, training and motivating E-Commerce staff, as well as achievement of eCommerce operation revenue and expense goals. The position is a member of the Retail Team.

Click here for a full position description and application instructions.


 

INTERNSHIP & vista OPPORTUNITIeS

FOUNDATION INTERN, MUNSON HEALTHCARE FOUNDATIONS

POSTED 3/21/17

This is a non-paid volunteer internship. This individual will be assigned four special projects in 2017.

The volunteer intern will:

1) Assist in coordinating community fundraising events and promotions at various locations throughout the Munson Healthcare system.

2) Coordinate an interactive social media campaign by gathering donor stories, photos, and video. Assist in the up-keep of a Facebook page/webpages for the Foundation.

3) Learn about the role of effective database management and other information gathering techniques for successful non-profit fundraising. S/He will be introduced to Raiser’s Edge and assist in developing lists, maintaining data, and conducting research.

4) May be asked to assist with the Foundation’s summer activities, which may include tasks like filing, creating nametags, coordinating invitation mailings, taking RSVPs, and other miscellaneous tasks.

The position is part-time (15-20 hours per week-possibly more) with flexible hours and some evenings required. Students seeking internship for credit are preferred. Start date negotiable in May or June based on summer semester start date of applicant. Ideally the intern will work through mid-August. To see the full description click here.

Applications should be submitted by April 15, 2017.

 

Events and Outreach Volunteer (Seasonal Position), preserve historic sleeping bear

POSTED 3/14/17

Position Description: Unique opportunity to help with marketing and events. Assist with organizing and promoting all programs and special events; use your skills in writing for social media, media releases and feature articles; soliciting sponsorships for fundraisers; grant writing; promotional design; website updates; office and logistics help; distributing brochures and flyers; email marketing;

Opportunity Time-frame: Volunteer position is for 10 -12 weeks, 32 hours per week, starting sometime between late May and the second week of June, working through mid-August. This may include some weekend or evening hours. The schedule will vary and the intern must have some flexibility.

Benefits: Free lodging will be provided in park housing.  Local volunteers that don’t need lodging may be eligible for a stipend.

Qualifications: Candidate should possess good computer and writing skills,initiative, motivation, enthusiasm; willingness to accept responsibility in many capacities; ability to work independently; maturity; good verbal communication skills; ability to type accurately and at least 55 wpm; knowledge of Excel, Word, email programs, social media, and ideally, Publisher or other desktop publishing programs; ability to write well; computer tech knowledge is a plus; punctuality; ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Degrees or experience in public relations, marketing, desktop publishing.

To apply, download the Job Application,or call 231-334-6103 to speak with Susan about your interests or questions at:  phsb@leelanau.com

 

Summer internships, CHARLES STEWART mott foundation

POSTED 3/2/17

The 10-week internships, which run from June through mid-August, are paid positions without benefits. Designed to expose students to the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, the internship experience will help develop and strengthen the professional skills required to work in these fields. Assignments will vary, but generally include positions within the Foundation’s administrative, analytical, research, communications or grantmaking divisions. All internships will be based out of the Foundation’s headquarters in Flint, Michigan.

The 2017 Internship Program will be open to students who are:

  • Enrolled full-time undergraduates entering their junior or senior year;
  • Maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Able to work a 35-hour week; and
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States.

For a full description of the 2017 Internship Program and application instructions click here.

 

SUMMER INTERNSHIP, LEELANAU CONSERVANCY

POSTED 2/22/17

The Leelanau Conservancy is one of the nation’s top accredited land trusts. For 29 years, our mission has been to conserve the land, water and scenic character of Leelanau County in Northwest Lower Michigan. We are currently seeking an individual with a background or keen interest in land conservation to fill our summer 2017 stewardship intern position. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about land management and natural resource conservation in a hands on setting. We have protected approximately 2,800 acres of natural areas, preserves, and forest reserves; and the stewardship intern will assist with projects to maintain and upgrade our recreational and ecological resources. Projects include trail building and maintenance, upkeep of recreational infrastructure, invasive plant control and ecological management. The intern may also have the opportunity to gain work experience on projects related to conservation easements and land protection on a limited basis. Click here to see the full job description.

 

2017 INTERNSHIPS (VARIOUS), SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE

POSTED 10/28/16

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, part of the U.S. National Park Service, has posted  internship opportunities for 2017. Opportunities are available in the following areas: Natural Resource Management, Park Ranger, Facility Management, Cultural Resource Management, and Marketing/Social Media. Internships usually last for eight to twelve weeks, with the intern working five 8-hour days per week. Some intern positions may be arranged at other times of the year than summer, including Cultural Resource Management internships which are preferred during the school year. Contact the volunteer coordinator if you are interested in an off-season (winter) internship. Interns will receive a $20.00 per day stipend, with housing provided (interns must provide their own transportation). For more information, including detailed job descriptions, and application instructions click here. Applications received by March 1, 2017 will receive earliest consideration.