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Job Opportunities

Michigan Medicare-Medicaid Assistance Regional Coordinator (MMAP), area agency on aging of northwest michigan

POSTED 4/16/18

Part time position that provides leadership and management of the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan's MMAP Program. Position involves volunteer recruitment, training and supervision; program marketing and outreach as well as providing objective health benefit information and counseling to Medicare beneficiaries. Bachelor degree or related experience. E.O.E. Send resume by April 30, 2018 to Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan, PO BOX 5946, Traverse City, MI 49686-5946 or to


resource development assistant, nmc foundation

POSTED 4/11/18

This position provides administrative, donor, and customer service support for the Resource Development Department and the Northwestern Michigan College Foundation. This position also serves as the department receptionist and provides support for events such as the NMC Scholarship Open and the Taste of Success.



  • College coursework in related area 
  • Minimum of one year of office experience 
  • Spreadsheet skills and experience (i.e. Microsoft Excel).
  • Word processing skills and experience (i.e. Microsoft Word).


  • Associate's degree 
  • Experience coordinating events 
  • Experience in a non-profit setting and a passion for non-profit development 
  • Experience with database software required, Raisers Edge® donor software 
  • Experience with print material production, working with vendors, etc. 
  • Experience working with electronic meeting scheduling 
  • Experience working with volunteers 
  • Related work experience in organizing, tracking and reporting on information with special attention to detail 
  • Valid, unrestricted Michigan Driver's License or ability to obtain by start date 

FOUNDATIONAL COMPETENCIES: Essential for all NMC employees

  • Ethical behavior and integrity
  • Commitment to quality service, responsible stewardship, continuous improvement
  • Agility/adaptability/tolerance for ambiguity
  • Accountability/personal responsibility
  • Commitment to lifelong learning
  • Create/Contribute to a culture of innovation and thoughtful risk-taking
  • Collaboration/Team work
  • Value all people

TO APPLY: Applications submitted by 4:30 pm on April 19, 2018 will receive first consideration. Applications must be submitted online at   For assistance call 231-995-2612 or 1-800-748-0566 x52612 or email .



POSTED 4/11/18

We seek a Program Coordinator who exhibits strong skills in:

  • creating and maintaining networks (like our amazing guilds)
  • event planning
  • volunteer management
  • asset management

Crosshatch began because of the belief that the arts and ecology are intertwined and essential to enriching community. The chosen candidate is one who can continue our work to build the intersections between art and farming, connect growers and artists together in community, and plan A+ events with warmth, precision and flawless organization.

If this sounds like you in chestnut shell, visit our website to learn more.


galleries assistant, crooked tree artS center

POSTED 4/8/18

Crooked Tree Arts Center is seeking a Galleries Assistant for the Traverse City location. Position will average 20 hours each week, and require evenings and weekends. Candidates must have excellent organizational skills, be eager to lead projects, and be friendly and engaging while working with the public. Candidates will work with Excel, Word, Google Documents, and transaction software.

Crooked Tree Arts Center is a non-profit community arts organization with two locations in Northern Michigan. Founded in 1971, CTAC offers a variety of arts programming including visual, performing, and arts education.

The Galleries Assistant will be part of a team presenting a summer of dynamic arts programming, including the Oil Painters of America exhibition, Paint Grand Traverse plein air painting festival, and the Crooked Tree Outdoor Art Fair. Knowledge of non-profit organizations helpful but not required.

View the full job description and application instructions at



POSTED 4/8/18

The Elk Rapids Housing Commission is seeking an Executive Director. Responsibilities include all administrative and secretarial duties needed to manage Noble Pines Apartments and supervise the maintenance staff. Part-time job. For more information email


docent/gift shop assistant, music house museum

POSTED 3/28/18

Music House Museum is seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented team player to act as a Docent/Gift Shop Assistant. The successful candidate must be friendly, have the ability to speak confidently in front of large groups, be comfortable with retail Point-of-Sale, merchandising and customer service. The position is three days a week, hourly; two days a week scheduled as a docent and one a day a week, working in the gift shop. Knowledge of music or automated instruments a plus, advanced education desired. Email for more details and to apply.


parkland assistant, grand traverse conservation district

POSTED 3/26/18

The Parklands Assistant works with Parkland Stewards and the Parkland Technician to further the mission of the Grand Traverse Conservation District (GTCD) by supporting the activities of the Conservation Team, led by the Conservation Team Coordinator. Primary responsibilities include trail and trailhead maintenance, hands-on construction projects, invasive species removal, river stewardship projects, and assisting with the implementation of a DNR Wildlife Habitat Improvement Grant.


  • Implement annual work plan projects on parklands
  • Monitor and maintain GTCD-managed parklands to ensure they offer safe and enjoyable
  • recreational experiences for users
  • Aid in the restoration of terrestrial and riparian habitat within the Boardman River Watershed
  • Assist with securing materials, labor, and contractors as necessary for each project
  • Assist in leading volunteers, service organizations, and school groups in field work related to
  • parkland management
  • Maintain and service GTCD-owned equipment and vehicles on a routine basis
  • Assist with GTCD programs and special events, including workbees, the native plant sale, and
  • educational outreach opportunities
  • Support administrative and other duties as required

Please email completed GTCD application, resume, and cover letter stating your suitability for the position based on required knowledge and skills to the Conservation Team Coordinator Steve Largent, No calls please. The full job description and application can be found on the GTCD website at
Applications must be received no later than 11:59pm EST Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, or until filled.



POSTED 3/20/18

Therapist - full-time opportunity at non-profit serving five northern Michigan counties to accept diverse caseload 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, MI  49770.  EOE


A therapist in the Counseling Program provides counseling services for clients.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:                                                                        

1.             Provide counseling and advocacy for assigned individual or families.

2.             Meet appropriate goals.

3.             Document all aspects of services performed for, with or on behalf of a client and/or family.

4.             Maintain case notes and other required documentation as dictated and outlined in agency policy and/or specific program contracts.

5.             Participate in planning the ongoing evaluation and follow up program for the Counseling Program.

6.             Respond to crisis calls and crises as necessary in the most safe, efficient and timely manner.

7.             Be a part of, and abide by the requirements of on call.

8.             Act as group leader/facilitator in support, counseling or educational groups.

9.             Provide services in assigned satellite office(s).

10.          Work with service agencies to ensure access to services for individuals and families.

11.          Complete projects assigned by Counseling Program Director.

12.          Maintain a good driving record and carry liability insurance for passengers in personal vehicle.


1.                   Maintain confidentiality at all times.

2.                   Report any knowledge or suspicion of child abuse and neglect.

3.                   Be responsible for, and intercede when necessary, in identifying and acting on any aspects that could interfere with the safety and well-being of anyone coming in contact with the agency.  Notify immediate supervisor or Assistant Director of any concerns regarding health and/or safety.

4.                   Read appropriate program and policy manuals (program PPM, Personnel Policies, Child Abuse Reporting, Computer PPM, etc.).

5.                   Adhere to, promote and enforce all rules, policies and standards as set forth by the program and the WRCNM recommending changes as appropriate or necessary.

6.                   Maintain a professional, courteous and helpful demeanor at all times when working at or representing the WRCNM.

7.                   Attend relevant conferences, trainings and meetings.

8.                   Participate in any community forum, committee or council as assigned by the immediate supervisor and/or Executive Director.

9.                   Allow flexibility in scheduling and job function.


A minimum of a Master's Degree in a field related to human services, specific training and/or experience in direct counseling and working with individuals, couples, adolescents, family systems, sexual abuse, child abuse, domestic abuse and group counseling or more specific training to an individual job category.


Maintain the appropriate credentials of licensure to practice as a professional and follow the rules and regulations for the profession as set forth by the State of Michigan and the Department of Licensing and Regulation.


Development coordinator, crosshatch 

POSTED 3/20/18

Crosshatch is a small nonprofit in Northwest Lower Michigan dedicated to building strong communities through the intersections of art, farming, ecology and economy. We are seeking a Development Coordinator with strong skills in donor development and grant writing. 

The Development Coordinator will refine and implement a fund development strategy that includes mail campaigns, special events, sponsorships, and grants of many kinds. You will also provide technical and research support for major donor relationship development, and manage a portfolio of donors. You will enjoy close support from the staff and board of Crosshatch, and report directly to the co-directors.

This position will remain open until filled by the right person. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Amanda Kik,

To see the full job description click here


development director, good SAMARITAN family services

POSTED 3/15/18

The successful candidate will be responsible for all development functions of the Good Samaritan Family Services, with a focus on individual donors, foundation support and planned giving.  Candidates must possess outstanding written and verbal communications skills and be of the highest ethical character.  Candidates must also be in agreement with our Statement of Faith, Missions Statement, and Policies of the organization.  Candidates with 3-5 years of relevant professional experiences will be preferred, but not required.  A detailed position description is available by contacting Stan Moore at

The position offers an attractive compensation package and a flexible, collaborative, work environment.  Please submit a cover letter and resume via email only to Stan Moore, Board Member, Good Samaritan Family Services, at  The deadline for application is April 30, 2018.



POSTED 3/15/18

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Assessments, goals setting, treatment planning, therapy, monitoring of ongoing treatment and progress of clients and the planning for client care following discharge.

EDUCATION:  Masters in Social Work or Counseling, with a minimum of two years counseling experience in a substance abuse treatment setting preferred. 


  1. Provides comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment.
  2. Develop a psychosocial history for each client based on evidence gathered during the assessment.
  3. Identify problem areas assessed in the psychological history.
  4. Identify individual problem areas the client will need to work on during treatment.
  5. State goals and action steps for each resident’s treatment, including the client in the development of their care plan.
  6. Weekly monitor and score the progress of clients against clinical goals.
  7. Case conference and monitor client progress in treatment.
  8. Develop discharge and aftercare plans with each resident.
  9. Conduct substance abuse educational activities, group lectures, movies, tapes, etc.
  10. Provide individual and group counseling.
  11. Maintain client files with timely progress notations and timely completion of required documentation.
  12. Call in professional medical or psychological consultations where indicated.
  13. Work closely with the Clinical Director who will supervise counselor performance.
  14. Participate in all Professional Staff Organization activities.
  15. Participate in the on-call system.
  16. Contact client’s family/significant other for assessment purpose and to get them to participate in family programming.

See full job description by clicking here.



POSTED 3/15/18

TADL seeks an experienced, detail-oriented, person excelling in financial and human resource management to join our Administrative team. The Business Manager will provide bookkeeping and financial services, coordinate benefit plans, manage hiring processes, ensure compliance with regulatory systems, and other required duties. A Bachelor's Degree with additional training in accounting, HR management, and benefit systems is required. Five+ years of related experience is desired. Full posting and wage range online at:


district manager, junior achievement of nortHWEST michigan

POSTED 3/13/18

Junior Achievement of Northwest Michigan, a non-profit organization, is currently looking for a motivated self-starter who enjoys a fast paced working environment and interacting with individual and corporate donors as well the educational community.  The successful candidate will have proven success in sales/fund development, relationship management and excellent organizational skills.

Junior Achievement of Northwest Michigan (a district office of Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes) inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy and serves kindergarten through grade 12 students in 9 counties around the Traverse Bay area.  All programs are focused on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy and are delivered by volunteers primarily in schools during the school day.

Junior Achievement of Northwest Michigan is guided by a local Advisory Board of Directors who assists the District Manager in reaching revenue and student-reach goals.  There is an annual educational/fundraising event which has been established and has been successful in impacting student lives, raising public awareness and funds.  The next District Manager will help this organization move to the next level in actualizing the opportunities that have been created.

The District Manager manages all aspects of the operation with the assistance of a part time Program Coordinator who the District Manager will hire.  The successful candidate will be entrepreneurial, highly organized, able to handle multiple tasks efficiently, skilled in interpersonal communications and present themselves well to a variety of audiences. Salary range can be discussed upon application.

To apply for this position submit a cover letter and a resume electronically.

Subject Line: JA of Northwest Michigan District Manager in the subject line to 

Debi Termaat

Human Resources Manager

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes
741 Kenmoor Ave. SE Suite C

Grand Rapids, MI 49546




event and VOLUNTEER intern, THE groundwork center for resilient communities

POSTED 3/15/18

The Groundwork Center is seeking an outgoing community minded individual for the position of Event and Volunteer Intern. The Event and Volunteer Intern works within the Development team to facilitate Groundwork’s presence at public outreach events and coordinate volunteers for events hosted by Groundwork. The Event and Volunteer Intern plays a vital role in the success of Harvest at the Commons, Groundwork’s annual farm to table fundraiser. The intern will gain new experience in event planning, volunteer coordination, and fundraising. This is a part-time position with flexible hours, running approximately from July to November 2018. Closing date is May 11.

Read the full job description here.