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Job Opportunities

client services facilitator, benzie area christian neighbors

POSTED 9/21/17

Benzie Area Christian Neighbors, Benzonia, Michigan is seeking an experienced Client Services Facilitator, minimum three years of human service and customer relations experience. Reports to Executive Director; works with volunteer board committee and other staff. Technology proficient; manages data, maintains records; manages service and program delivery through volunteers. Must possess Michigan drivers license; evidence of auto insurability; complete credit and criminal background checks. See for full details. Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to SALARY RANGE: $32,000 to $35,000

strategic outreach and engagement coordinator, youth homeless demonstration project  (YHDP)

POSTED 9/1717

Interested individuals should review the following requirements and submit a resume, Proposal including time estimates and costs, and example(s) of marketing materials.

Qualifications:   Interested candidates should demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills, marketing and sales experience, existing community connections and strong interpersonal and relationship building skills that will assist in coordinating YHDP activities throughout the Greater Grand Traverse area.

CONTRACTOR will provide the following services:

  1. In a timely manner, facilitate development and implementation of a strategic outreach and engagement plan, comprised of action items and developing philanthropic leads, resulting in solid community partnerships and participation.

  2. Work with committee members to develop educational and awareness-building tools about the YHDP Community Plan and state of youth homelessness in our region, including developing marketing materials and coordinating a video campaign.

  3. Coordinate and assist Innovation Project teams in developing projects for HUD and community funding submissions, facilitate meetings to ensure that progress is being made on project implementation.

  4. Facilitate community projects in the HUD YHDP Community plan in a timely manner in order to meet overall project goals.

  5. Attend Youth Advisory Board (YAB) meetings and work with members of the committee so their recommendations are program inputs are incorporated into projects.

  6. Participate in the YHDP subcommittee meetings (Community Outreach, Innovation Projects, Housing Inventory) to ensure progress on the plan’s coordination, development and implementation.

  7. Coordinate activities with the YHDP Project Coordinator


  • Develop a strategic outreach and engagement action plan and timeline

  • List of specific philanthropic leads and follow up plan

  • Monthly progress reports for Innovation Projects and action plans

  • Develop marketing materials such as an effective community presentation, brochure and/or handouts as determined by the message that needs to be conveyed.

  • List of local government, community service groups, organizations, contacts with a follow up plan of engagement and timeline.   

Application Deadline

Interested contractors should submit a resume, Proposal including time estimates and costs, and example(s) of marketing materials to Melodie Linebaugh no later than 5:00 pm Friday, September 29, 2017.  Please send all application materials to: Melodie Linebaugh, Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, 3963 Three Mile Road, Traverse City, MI 49686 or



POSTED 9/8/17

To ensure smooth operation of the Junior Achievement educational programs in Northwest Michigan by developing and maintaining positive working relationships with volunteers, businesses, teachers, and school personnel. Responsible for veteran volunteer relations, procurement of new volunteers to fill all scheduled classes, management of volunteer training, and maintenance of relationships with schools and school personnel. Responsible to maintain accurate and complete records in JA database and to assist the District Manager.

Required: Strong oral/written communication skills, presentational skills, salesmanship skills, organizational/planning skills, problem-solving skills, and computer literacy inclusive of the ability to design and run database queries. Bachelor degree or equivalent life experience.

Position is 24 hours a week. With July, Christmas week, Spring Break off (unpaid).

Job Type: Part-time

To apply, please email


district manager, junior achievement

POSTED 9/8/17

This position manages all aspects of JA of Northwest Michigan market area including fundraising, assures program quality, implements marketing plan and manages Board/Board Committee relations.


·   Assures that area revenue meets the targeted budget goal. Implements contingency plan and achieves make up for any shortfalls.

·   Secures commitments received for each account in geographic/market area. Manages sales strategy to secure new companies for geographic/market area.

·   Maintains strong relationships with and secures commitments from schools and school districts for program placement.

·   Targets and regularly visits with key educational staff such as: superintendents, principals and teachers to cultivate relationships and ensure program placement

·   Ensures recruitment & placement of volunteers from companies and the community in geographic/market area.

·   Ensures quality improvement to increase retention of volunteers and to assure model fidelity.

·   Interacts with Board / Board Committees in area. Provides assistance in identifying leadership for appropriate Board positions.

·   Maintains strong lines of communication between district office and headquarters office in Grand Rapids.

Required: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Sales experience. Strong written/oral communication and interpersonal skills. Computer literacy.

To apply, please email


zoning administrator position, torch lake township 

POSTED 9/5/17

Torch Lake Township, Antrim County is seeking a qualified individual for a part-time year-round zoning administrator. The position requires 20 hours per week plus monthly evening meetings. The job description and the application information are available on the township home page or by calling the clerks office at 231-599-2036.


Events and Donor Coordinator, Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan

POSTED 8/27/17

Help power the GOOD in our community! Goodwill Industries, is hiring a full-time Events and Donor Coordinator in Traverse City, Mich.  We are a non-profit human services agency that provides critical resources for Housing, Jobs, and Food in Northern Michigan.  This position is responsible for managing all events, gift processing and donor database. Full Time with benefits.

Apply today by clicking here.


nature preschool program assistant, grand traverse conservation district

POSTED 8/27/17

The Nature Preschool Program Assistant will:
• Assist the lead teacher in imparting classroom instruction
• Maintain a safe and organized classroom environment for children
• Assist the lead teacher in ensuring the physical, social, cognitive and educational excellence of children
• Ensure that the classroom is aesthetically attractive so that students enjoy their surroundings while learning lessons
• Provide support to the lead teacher in planning lessons and daily activities based on the principles of child development
• Ensure development of positive relationships with children with a view to promote self-esteem and self-discipline
• Provide comfort to distressed children through compassion and tact
• Oversee children to make sure that they are safe during outdoor activities

 For more information and how to apply, click here


Program coordinator - learning services, council of michigan foundations

POSTED 8/27/17

The Program Coordinator of Learning Services provides significant input and support in the design, development, implementation, and expansion of all CMF education programs, learning activities, and convenings as assigned by the Director, Learning Services and Public Policy. The Program Coordinator will develop deep connections with our family foundation members to encourage learning opportunities and participation in the philanthropic community.


The following responsibilities are descriptive of current policies, practices and programs of CMF. The measures of success in each area of responsibility are tied to the annual Plan of Work. The Program Coordinator reports to the Director, Learning Services and Public Policy.

  • Assist Director and teammates with all programs related to Learning Services. Manage a portfolio of Learning Services events and Affinity Groups annually. Staff planning calls with members (when appropriate).  Study program evaluation responses including suggestions for future programming. Research topics and potential speakers. For each program identify learning and or networking objectives. Work with facilitators to develop agendas and curriculum (where needed).  Hold planning calls with speakers/facilitators and conduct dry runs for webinars. Schedule events on CMF’s calendar, manage materials and logistics.
  • Serve as the CMF staff member lead contact for Family foundations
  • Convene the Family Philanthropy Committee to identify programming and networking interests and to develop and implement Family Foundation programming.
  • Develop various documents and presentation materials (e.g. budgets, procedures, forms, agendas, etc.) in order to implement and maintain services and/or programs.
  • Coordinate and execute all aspects of member communications related to program including meeting materials.
  • Marketing: communicate with the communications team to coordinate promotions, signage and materials.
  • Communicate and coordinate information between team members and participants of programs.
  • For all assigned programs, exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to the implementation of all assigned programs.  Responsible for proactive communication with the Director on project status, deadlines and any roadblocks or challenges.  Direct and coordinate the efforts of staff and volunteers on such programs.
  • Work collaboratively with team fellows on assigned affinity groups and learning communities. Plan and execute events, programs and conference sessions for these groups. 
  • Work collaboratively with the Program Assistant to coordinate and arrange schedules, transportation, presentation, and AV requirements for consultants.
  • Work collaboratively with the Program Assistant to arrange for and contract with approved vendors and locations to be used for the various programs and meetings.
  • Prepare appropriate section of President Report re: programming activities.
  • Coordinate program evaluations, working with the Data Base Administrator to ensure that evaluations are conducted of each program.
  • Work with CMF Annual Conference Committee and the appropriate affinity group chairs to develop sessions for the Annual Conference.
  • Work with Director, Learning Services and Public Policy to make certain our programming is grounded deeply in principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Provide technical experience and problem solving as needed
  • Other: Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.

Click here for a full job description and for application instructions.


budget/housing coach, northwest michigan community action agency

POSTED 8/24/17

Budget/Housing Coach. Full-time. Flexibility a must. Some evenings and Saturdays.  Provide one-on-one and group household budgeting and housing counseling for low-income families in Emmet and surrounding counties. Training provided.  Bachelors Degree, experience with human services, financial services, teaching, counseling or mortgage experience is preferred. Awesome computer skills, excellent interpersonal/group communication skills required. Please submit resume and cover letter by 08/28/17 to:  Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, Attn. FMS Manager, 3963 Three Mile Rd., Traverse City, MI49686 or email:


construction manager, northwest michigan habitat for humanity 

POSTED 8/24/17

Position Summary: Develops and implements construction plans, and coordinates building activities for the Affiliate and outlying communities in accordance with Habitat’s mission and standards of excellence. Oversees the construction of multiple builds, critical home repair projects, warranty home repairs, and other projects as assigned per year. This is a salaried, full-time position that will often require evening and weekend hours. The starting salary for this position is $43,680. Benefits include a monthly health insurance stipend.

Position Requirements: The Construction Manager must have the communication skills needed to develop significant connections within the community, resulting in Affiliate receipt of substantial ‘gifts in kind’ (donation of labor, materials, etc.) in order to support building costs and overhead, the ability to implement sound and efficient building practices, knowledge of up-to-date energy efficiency practices, the ability to provide positive and upbeat engagement and oversight of volunteers of all skill levels and abilities, and the ability to implement project management practices that support multitasking on several projects at once while maintaining organization and communication of project timelines with the Executive Director and staff. This position oversees one Construction Assistant and volunteers.

For more details and to apply please visit



POSTED 8/24/17

The Builders Exchange of Northwest Michigan is seeking an experienced, dynamic association leader as the next Executive Director of the organization due to the planned retirement of the current Executive Director. Founded in 1950 in Traverse City, the Builders Exchange has more than 240 member firms, representing the entire spectrum of the commercial/industrial construction industry. The Builders Exchange provides members with access to bid opportunities on commercial/industrial projects in addition to a variety of programs and services for its members.

The Executive Director will lead and direct all activities of the Builders Exchange of Northwest Michigan. As chief staff officer, the Executive Director is responsible for the organization, in accordance with budgets ($300,000), policies and programs, and for maintaining effective staff performance to assure the attainment of the association's goals. The Executive Director will serve as the association's spokesperson, representing the Builders Exchange to its members, stakeholders, partners and the public.

Required skills and experience include effective financial, budget and administrative leadership, membership service and development, staff guidance and communications. A bachelor's degree or work related experience is preferred, as is demonstrated experience in association or non-profit management.

View the position description/profile here.

For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to: 


membership EXPERIENCE director, grand traverse ymca 

POSTED 8/24/17

The Grand Traverse Bay YMCA is seeking an experienced applicant who will provide supervision and leadership to the membership department.  Responsibilities will include achieving sales and revenue targets by personally following up with prospects, booking appointments, giving cause-driven tours, and selling memberships.  The Membership Experience Director will be responsible for budget development and implementation, membership retention, local branch marketing, external outreach, relationship building, creating systems for quality assurance, and staff development.  


  • Recruit, hire, train, develop, evaluate, and supervise membership services staff
  • Possess a forward-focused and relationship driven mindset in developing membership department
  • Monitor progress toward branch goals by running and reviewing operational reports
  • Community outreach for the purpose of developing prospects, including attending local fairs and events
  • Establish systems and monitor adherence to membership policies, standards of excellence, and procedures
  • Respond to member and staff concerns (i.e. comment cards, walk-ins, phone calls, etc.)
  • Prepare for the membership campaigns and membership staff meetings
  • Attend trainings, seminars, and conferences related to membership, including sales, prospecting, marketing, and retention trainings
  • Assist in fundraising efforts and annual campaigns with a focus on members as donors 

Click here for a full job description and application instructions.


portfolio administrator, venture north funding & development

POSTED 8/24/17

Venture North Funding & Development (Venture North) is a division of the umbrella organization TraverseCONNECT, which also encompasses the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce and TConn, a for-profit development division. Venture North is a nonprofit organization dedicated to leading economic development initiatives by providing financial services and business assistance to the Northwest Michigan region. The mission of Venture North is to support the region’s economic growth and community development efforts by providing funding options, offering technical assistance, and building connections for viable businesses, including low-to-moderate income communities.

Venture North is currently seeking a full time Portfolio Administrator to assist in the coordination and implementation of economic development plans, programs, and services for the 10-county region.  This position will complement the loan department by providing support services including but not limited to: financial spreads, assisting in the write-up of loan presentations, attending loan committee meetings, conducting analysis such as cash flow, guarantor, financial, collateral and credit summaries for loan presentations.

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:  Include but are not limited to the following:

  • Primary intake for referring economic development and loan inquiries.  Refer applicants to appropriate partners that may assist, such as SCORE, SBDC, MEDC, and other financial institutions.  All information needs to be documented within CRM system;
  • Responsible for file maintenance and record retention for all clients.  This position is exposed to highly confidential information, such as client tax returns, credit reports, and business plans;
  • Responsible for frequent follow up with loan inquiries in the “pipeline”, which includes tracking missing information that still needs to be collected from applicants, ie: tax returns, internally prepared financial statements, application fees;
  • Gather and report on additional information and metrics from loan recipients throughout the year: jobs created, jobs retained, and demographic data on new positions;
  • Gather financial information from loan recipients throughout the year: quarterly and annual financial statements and tax returns;
  • Follow up with loan recipients to track the use of funds, along with a site visit from Executive Director;
  • Assist in governmental reporting of loan programs quarterly & annually, which includes:
    - Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Loan Fund;
    - United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Loan Fund;
    - Other grant activities or economic development incentive requests as appropriate;
  • Manage Venture North’s website and marketing material to ensure all content is up to date and accurate;
  • Schedule retention visits, site visits, loan committee meetings, loan closings, and other calendar appointments;
  • Accountable for the entire credit granting process, including:
    - Work closely with Underwriting Contractor to assess creditworthiness of potential customers;
    - Work directly with Executive Director to prepare credit presentations to loan committee;
    - Work closely with Executive Director to report to appropriate funding source for project vetting and pre-
    - Coordinate loan closing with financial institution and legal counsel;
  • Work closely with Underwriting Contractor to prepare periodic credit reviews of existing customers (quarterly and annually): analyze cost, pricing, variable contributions, sales results and the company’s actual performance compared to business plans.  Notify Executive Director with any questions/concerns.


Education & Experience

  • A background in accounting and/or finance required;
  • A Bachelor’s degree (BA) or equivalent from a four-year college or university is preferred, however not required.

Personal Characteristics and Requirements

  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Positive, team-oriented individual
  • Well organized, attention to detail, and ability to maintain confidential information
  • Excellent verbal, written, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects, meet deadlines, organize, and prioritize assignments


Submit cover letter and resume, addressed to Venture North Search Committee at 202 E. Grandview Parkway, Traverse City, MI 49684 and send by email to All correspondence will be considered confidential.



sEnior consultant, public sector consultants

POSTED 8/24/17

The senior consultant is responsible for researching, analyzing, and writing reports and strategy documents related to local, state, and national policy issues; planning and facilitating meetings; selling and managing projects, and more.

Essential Duties:

  • Conduct, translate, and analyze public policy research, primarily in content areas related to community and economic development, public finance, education, and/or health policy
  • Develop research reports, strategy documents, grant applications, and other client deliverables
  • Plan and facilitate meetings, focus groups, and events
  • Cultivate new business by identifying project opportunities and prospective clients, meeting with prospects and clients, and writing proposals
  • Manage multiple projects concurrently, including directing the scope of work, collaborating with team members to complete project tasks, and managing client expectations—resulting in high-quality project deliverables completed on time and on budget

For a full job description and application instructions click here.



POSTED 8/24/17

The program consultant is responsible for managing relationships between authorized contractors and Michigan Saves with the goal of developing deeper connections and increasing contractors’ use of Michigan Saves financing services.

Essential Duties:

  • Help Michigan Saves identify companies that offer energy improvements to their customers, and introduce and encourage the use of the Michigan Saves financing programs
  • Call on contractors and contractor sales representatives within the heating, ventilation and air conditioning, home remodeling, commercial lighting, solar photovoltaic, and geothermal industries and encourage them to join the Michigan Saves authorized contractor network
  • Communicate Michigan Saves’ strong value proposition to contractors, train sales personnel to utilize Michigan Saves financing, and develop and grow new contractor accounts
  • Identify contractor training needs and select appropriate instructional procedures or methods such as individual education, group instruction, and computer-based training
  • Help contractors improve sales by using Michigan Saves financing
  • Discuss Michigan Saves programs at conferences, seminars, and other industry events
  • Submit weekly activity and progress reports to management

For a full job description and application instructions click here.


part-time project manager, Traverse Area Young Peacebuilders Clubs (YPC)

POSTED 8/9/17

What Young Peacebuilders (YP) Does

Young Peacebuilders nurtures peacebuilding passion and skills in violence-affected children and youth.  We do this through partnerships, research, projects, and tools that help young people build peace in their own communities and abroad. In this way YP helps prevent and end cycles of violence. We also help design effective child and youth peacebuilding projects, tools, and research for others. Our goal is to see a major shift in the dominant method of addressing contemporary conflicts toward investing in young people as peacebuilders.


The Traverse Area YPC Project Manager is responsible for ensuring a growing number of successful Young Peacebuilders Clubs (YPCs) in the 5 County Traverse area. See more at


  1. Meet expectations of a Rotary Charities Grant to start and support 5 or more YPCs in the 5 county area

  2. Foster collaborations beneficial to expanding YP in the greater Traverse area

  3. Ensure YPC participants complete baseline, year-end, and project evaluation surveys & consent forms

  4. Recruit and manage project intern(s), Mentors, Student Leaders, and other supporting volunteers

  5. Help improve, implement, and monitor YP Clubs strategy; help others support the strategy

  6. Help promote YP and YPCs via social media, emails, and other means

  7. Produce project progress reports

  8. Manage a budget related to this project

  9. With Dr. McGill and other YP team members, help raise funds to expand YP Clubs, including identifying and developing relationships with likely donors and submitting grant applications and reports

See the full job description and application instructions here.



POSTED 8/8/17

DataArts is a dynamic national nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the language and leverage of data to the business of arts and culture. With the Cultural Data Profile (CDP) as its flagship service, DataArts is the national standard for rich, reliable data that tell the story of our nation's cultural nonprofit sector's assets, contributions, and impacts. Used by more than 100 public and private grantmakers and over 17,000 cultural nonprofits nationwide, the proprietary DataArts technology platform is a business intelligence tool for the arts, providing actionable insights for cultural nonprofit management, philanthropy, research, and advocacy. The Board and staff of DataArts seek a President and Chief Executive Officer who shares our passion for arts and culture; believes in the power of data-informed decision-making; enjoys thinking broadly about the ways information and technology can propel the arts to greater impact and success; and is prepared to lead boldly in a rapidly changing environment.

See the full position description here.



POSTED 8/2/2017

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for a self-motivated, outgoing professional who is passionate about Bigs’ mission to provide opportunity and hope for children to succeed.

This position requires proficiency in all MS Office programs, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to recruit and screen volunteer candidates, enroll and match children with mentors, and support mentoring relationships.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree, demonstrate strong public speaking skills and have a keen understanding of child/family development.

Please send cover letter and resume via email to



POSTED 8/1/2017

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) serves at the pleasure of the Traverse City Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board of Directors.  The CEO is the catalyst, promoter and keeper of the Traverse City downtown vision, a community that has the distinction of being recognized as:

  • 21 Nicest Small Towns in America Everyone Should Visit before They’re 50 (Reader’s Digest, April 2017)

  • 21 of the Best Small Towns in America (Architectural Digest, October 2016)

  • 25 Coolest Midwest Lake Vacation Spots (Midwest Living, August 2016)

  • Top 25 Places to Retire (Forbes Magazine, April 2016)

  • 20 Best Small Towns (Smithsonian Magazine, April 2015)

The CEO works with the Board, oversees all DDA staff to ensure successful implementation of the Board’s strategic plan and annual operating plan for the DDA which may include contractual work for other entities and enjoys working with people and organizations.

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



POSTED 7/24/17

This highly visible role leads and directs volunteers and employees in the Traverse City Michigan chapter to ensure the American Red Cross goals and mission are achieved. Reporting to the Regional Chief Operating Officer, you will promote an inclusive, team-based culture centered on leading and empowering volunteers. As the face of the Red Cross, this role also cultivates and manages select donors. In addition to enhancing community presence through key media and community partner relationships, you will steward the local board of directors. The population served in the assigned Chapter will be at or over 1M.

For a full job description and application instructions click here.


director - services to children and families, northern lakes community mental health

POSTED 6/28/17

This is an executive position which is responsible for developing, managing, coordinating and supervising a division of services. This position operates with considerable independence under the general supervision of the CEO.

  • Northern Lakes Community Mental Health recognizes the value of and employs people with lived experience and believes strongly in Recovery and a Culture of Gentleness. To this end, this position requires a commitment to creating and maintaining a culture that “expects recovery” and “encourages gentleness” and accomplishes ends consistent with the Authority’s Strategic Plan.
  • Responsible for planning, delivery, and evaluation for services for children diagnosed with Autism, intellectual disabilities and/or developmental disabilities, and serious emotional disturbance and their families. Engages families, community partners and providers in a System of Care.
  • Responsible for Infant Mental Health Prevention as well as Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT).


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology from an accredited university program.
  • Six (6) years progressively responsible experience in a mental health field including at least five (3) years managerial or supervisory experience.


Must have or acquire and maintain licensure with the state of Michigan as a fully licensed professional: Licensed Masters Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Psychologist preferred.

Send cover letter and resume to




POSTED 9/10/17

The Huron Pines AmeriCorps program is currently seeking to place 30 individuals that have a passion for conservation with likeminded organizations around the state. The term of service starts in January 2018 and ends in November 2018.  The successful applicant will serve 1700 hours during that time.  For more information please see: or contact Program Coordinator Jake Jermac at