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Progressive coalition brings together hopefuls 13th House seat in candidate forum

Candidates hear concerns of constituents on jobs, healthcare, immigration

Many of the leading candidates in the race to fill John Conyers Jr.’s seat in the US house heard from the people they seek to represent Saturday in a candidate forum held Detroit’s New Providence Baptist Church. Detroit City  Council president, Brenda Jones, mayor of Westland Bill Wild and state senator Coleman Young Jr. answered questions from constituents about the issues they deal with every day. State senator Ian Conyers and former state representative, Rashida Tlaib were also invited but couldn’t appear due to scheduling conflicts.

Paul Johnson III of the Disability Network of Wayne County wanted to know who supported a public program for elder care that would guarantee seniors access to quality, affordable long-term care. “I am lifelong Detroiter who  has learned the value of assisting others  from his Parents.” Johnson told the candidates.  “I have had to overcome learning disabilities always treating customer, friends and all others with compassion. “

A teacher in Detroit bravely told the story of how she had been impacted by sexual harassment. Gevonchai Hudnall said a man who had power over her made sexually suggestive comments at work, making her feel deeply uncomfortable, embarrassed, intimidated, and afraid for her job. She challenged the candidates to stand up for survivors of sexual assault on campus. “ I am glad we are now living in the #MeToo moment, and we are seeing an important shift in our culture.” Hudnall  said. “Sexual harassment and assault must no longer be tolerated. Campuses are one place where we must continue to fight and ensure that students are safe.”

Rokhyatou Toure (ROCK-key-ah-too too-RAY), a member of African Bureau for Immigration and Social Affairs (ABISA), came to protect what remains of her family after aggressive immigration enforcement that took her father, Katim last month despite having lived peacefully in Michigan for 29 years. “If elected, we expect one of you to be a champion for immigrant communities and refugees.” Toure told the candidates. “ It is time for a Compassionate Immigration Reform, that focuses, ONLY in legalization and the reunification of separated families, NOT one more dollar for deportations. Our loved ones are being stolen away from us and deported, simply for driving to work, or for showing up to their court appointments. Immigration authorities don’t even care if the spouse or children are American citizens.”

Since no Republicans have been nominated to run in the 13th district this year, whoever wins the Democratic primary on August 7th will be unopposed in the general election in November.

Advocacy Groups Come Together to Protect Programs that Save Lives

Attacks on assistance programs strip people of their right to have basic needs met

This morning, the Michigan Safety Net Coalition (MOSES, Mothering Justice, and Michigan United) held a day of action at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit to defend assistance initiatives such as SNAP and Medicaid. Many families in Michigan depend on these resources for sustenance and medical care. Health care and access to food are basic human rights and everyone should be nourished and have the ability to live health lives.

Rai Lanier with Michigan United said, “The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is a basic lifeline for 41 million + people in our country. It helps 1/8 people put food on the table. Many families in Michigan depend on SNAP for sustenance and nutrition. It is a critical safety net program that must be kept in tact.”

These programs help millions of low-income participants, who have critical needs and may struggle to find work, may be employed in low-wage jobs, or have chronic health issues. These recipients are working families with children, women, people with disabilities, and seniors.

Deanne Austin, leader with Mothering Justice, said, “ As an undergraduate at Michigan State University, I depended on SNAP benefits; my mother was unemployed and disabled.” Deanne said, “I knew that using SNAP was a short-term benefit for me.” She emphasized that access to food and nutrition among college students is so important so they they can “focus on their education without worrying where their next meal is coming from.”

Shanelle Davison, mother of two and leader with Michigan United, depended on SNAP when she was a shift manager at Rite Aid and a chef at a local casino. Shanelle says she had to “make sure my 15 year old and 5 year old were eating” and that “If you take that (SNAP) away…you are taking away (from) children.”

The Michigan Safety Net Coalition, which organized this event is comprised of Michigan United, MOSES, and Mothering Justice. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell joined the group to support their fight in protecting safety net programs such as Medicaid and SNAP.

Congresswoman Dingell, representing the 12th District of Michigan, said, “Fortunately, last month, we defeated the Farm Bill in the House of Representatives. And we did it because there were a few brave Republicans who understood that everybody, if you live in this country, deserves a right to food. Nobody should have to go hungry.” Rep. Dingell spoke about the research that shows how important nutrition is for children years 0-5 and in the early stages of pregnancy how nutrition is a critical piece of reducing infant mortality. Dingell said,

We have mothers and fathers that are working two jobs and they’re still living at the poverty line. I am tired of people saying that people don’t want to work, we shouldn’t give them handouts.This isn’t a handout, they are working their hearts and souls out and they can’t find a job that pays enough money so that everybody in their family can eat.” Dingell ends the press conference with “In this country, nobody should go hungry – nobody, and I am tired of stereotypes that don’t address a basic problem. We have too many people hungry in this country from children to seniors to veterans to working people. We need to protect this safety net for all Americans.

 

Progressive coalition announces candidate forum for 13th Congressional District

Hopefuls to appear June 9th at New Providence Baptist Church in Detroit

The congressional seat held by Rep. John Conyers, Jr. is open for the first time in over 50 years and his successor will be at the candidate forum hosted by Michigan United, SEIU Local 1, SEIU Healthcare, Nation Outside, Detroit Action Commonwealth, ABISA, The Women’s March of Michigan and the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity later this month. Candidates who have agreed to appear so far include state senators Ian Conyers & Coleman Young Jr., former state representative Rashida Tlaib, Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones and Westland Mayor Bill Wild.

Participants will be faced with issues that constituents deal with every day in the 13th district including environmental protection with the Marathon refinery near Melvindale, Immigration reform and aggressive enforcement in Hamtramck and Southwest Detroit, Criminal Justice Reform and the impact it has on the job prospects of residents in Highland Park and protecting and expanding access to healthcare which affects everyone everywhere.

The People’s Candidate Forum for the 13th congressional district will be held at 2PM June 9th, 2018 in Detroit’s New Providence Baptist Church, 18211 Plymouth Rd., Detroit, Michigan 48228. Admission to the event is free but seating is limited so guests should register in advance to reserve a seat.

Cindy Garcia outraged over misrepresentation of reaction to husband’s deportation

Wife says loss of Jorge does not make America safer

The wife of Jorge Garcia, the man infamously deported on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, says a statement made during a recent CNN interview has been twisted around to make it appear as though she is somehow not upset that her family has been torn apart. Cindy Garcia said in her comment that she could not be mad at Trump for protecting Americans, but did so to contrast the fact that her husband has never posed a threat to anyone. Her true point was that Jorge had not broken a single law since he was brought to the United States at the age of 10.

“President Trump was not doing his job when he deported my husband. He was pandering to racists. I do NOT forgive President Trump for what he’s done to my family and I could not possibly be more angry with him right now!” Garcia now says. “Let me be clear. The president is not making America safer. He is a liar. What he IS doing is tearing families apart, families like mine. He’s taking good parents away from American children like mine.”

In the meantime, the Garcia family is working with the American consulate in Mexico to get a waiver of Jorge’s deportation and of the 10 year waiting period to reunite the family.

Michigan residents to lobby representatives on issues affecting their families

‘The People’s Lobby Day’ Michigan United’s 7th annual Capitol Day gathering

The People’s Lobby Day is a day of direct action and participatory democracy. Residents with shared concerns form into teams to confront lawmakers with issues of Criminal Justice Reform, The Long Term Care Study Bill (HB4674), Universal Family Care, Medicare for All, Water for Flint, and Immigration.

A  rally will be held in the city hall plaza at 12:30 PM when participants in The People’s Lobby Day will welcome pilgrimages for immigrant families that walked from Detroit and Kalamazoo to the capitol.

A 90-mile “Pilgrimage to Keep Families Together” kicked of in Detroit on Monday, May 14th, from the church where Ded Rranxburgaj (RAHNS-bur-guy) has sought sanctuary from deportation.He is the sole caretaker for his wife Flora, who has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair for mobility. The First Congregational church in Kalamazoo has been walking for Saheeda Perveen Nadeem who has been taking sanctuary in their church. If deported, Saheeda would return to a country where she would face the threat of violence with no family support.

The Rally will conclude with the announcement of a planned direct action to address the Flint Water Crisis. In years past, members have occupied the Governor’s building, the office of the speaker of the house and formed a bucket brigade carrying water out of the Capitol building. This year’s action will address the shutdown of bottled water distribution pods.

 

Pilgrimage to keep immigrant families together stops at ISKCON temple

Families of Cile Precetaj and Ded Rranxburgaj fight deportation to Albania

A 90 mile march from Detroit to Lansing in support of immigrant families in Michigan faced with deportation concluded its second day with a dinner at the ISKCON Temple in Farmington Tuesday. On Monday, the “Pilgrimage to Keep Families Together” left Central United Methodist Church where Ded Rranxburgaj has taken sanctuary rather than be taken from his wife, Flora and two sons, Eric and Lorenc. Ded is the primary caregiver for Flora who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis and relies on a wheelchair. He hasn’t been able to leave the church even when his Flora had to be taken to the hospital.

“This pilgrimage is about educating people about the broken immigration system and specifically shining the light on the Rranxburgaj family and their plight.” Said Rev. Jill Hardt Zundel, Pastor of Central United Methodist Church. “People have no idea how immoral the system is that would separate a caregiver from his wife who has MS for 11 years. We will end at Lansing where we will meet with legislators to change the systems that oppress!”

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When the pilgrims arrived in Farmington, they met Mikey, Megan and Martina, the children of Cile Precetaj, an Albanian woman awaiting deportation in St. Claire County jail. Her kids had a message for Rebecca Adducci, the regional director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): “Please don’t destroy our futures. Give our mom back.”

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The Birmingham Temple has also been a comfort to immigrant families in distress. “For almost nine months our congregation has been helping a Syrian refugee family whose father was deported leaving mom and four young children behind.” Said Rabbi Jeffrey Falick. “Our original goal was to help them navigate their way to becoming Americans. This goal took a sad turn when this administration cruelly withdrew the family’s temporary protected status which allowed mom to work while they applied for asylum. This left the family with no income whatsoever. Since then our congregation has raised almost $10,000 which, together with funding from ACCESS and its donors, has kept the family alive. This sad story is all too typical of what is now happening in our country to people who sought nothing more than relief from the horrors of war.”

IMG_7319Farmington and Farmington Hills State Representative Christine Grieg (D-37) was inspired by the activism and encouraged the pilgrims to carry on. “Our community can lead the way to change. By showing the solidarity that we have here tonight, by taking it to the streets, by taking it to the polls, we can change the direction of the state and of the country.” Rep Grieg said.

The pilgrimage will begin again Wednesday as the group continues up Grand River Ave. towards New Hudson where they will next share stories over a potluck dinner in James F. Atchison Memorial Park.

Ded Rranxburgaj Sends Off Pilgrimage to Keep Families Together

Faith leaders march to Lansing, visit wife, Flora in hospital

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Ded Rranxburgaj, an Albanian immigrant, waved goodbye from Central United Methodist Church, where he has taken sanctuary from deportation, as Rev. Jill Zundel and other faith leaders began a nine-day march to Lansing on his behalf to ask the director of the Detroit ICE Field Office, Rebecca Adducci, to grant Ded a Stay of Removal and stop separating families.

Rranxburgaj had been allowed to stay in the United States to take care of his wife, Flora, who has multiple sclerosis (MS), under immigration policies prior to the presidency of Donald Trump. As Trump enacted changes, Rranxburgaj was forced to take sanctuary at the church with his wife, Flora, and two sons.

Flora had planned to start the pilgrimage along with the family’s advocates but was hospitalized after becoming ill over the Mother’s Day weekend due to her MS. The first stop of the pilgrimage was visiting Flora at the hospital, where she is recovering.

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“It is so terrible that my wife is sick in the hospital, and I cannot be there with her. Every time she had to go to emergency over the past 11 years, I always went with her. But now, I cannot leave this church, and that is very hard,” said Rranxburgaj.

“This is the second time we have called 911 since they took sanctuary in January. Because ICE will deport Ded if he leaves the church, he cannot visit his wife in the hospital, so we must visit her for him. And that is what this pilgrimage to keep families together is about. Ded can’t march to Lansing for himself, so we must march for him,” said Rev. Jill Zundel, pastor of Central United Methodist Church, where Rranxburgaj has taken sanctuary. “They have taken away his freedom, and Flora’s dignity, so we must act for them.”

Dozens of supporters left the church to begin the 90-mile march to Lansing with signs in support of the Rranxburgaj family and ending deportations.

“I don’t know what I would do if my husband was deported. Who would take care of me? Who would take me to the hospital? I don’t know why ICE is doing this to me, to my family,” said Flora Rranxburgaj.

Supporters will make stops each day to tell the family’s story and show support for other immigrant families separated by deportation.

THE PILGRIMAGE TO KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER

Detroit to Lansing
Schedule of Events:  May 14th – May 22nd, 2018

A 90-mile “Pilgramage to Keep Families Together” from Detroit to Lansing is kicking off Monday morning. Michigan United and allied immigrant communities will join supporters of an Albanian American family in sanctuary in a Detroit church for the journey.  The church where the event will begin is also where Ded Rranxburgaj (RAHNS-bur-guy) has sought sanctuary from deportation. The goal of the 90-mile trek is to seek justice and a stay of deportation for Ded, the sole caretaker for his wife Flora, who has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair for mobility. He is also the sole breadwinner for the family which includes two teenagers.

The group of immigrant families and other immigrant rights advocates plan to march into Lansing on Tuesday, May 22 with multiple stops and events along the way, including a few in Detroit. The events will be led by different immigrants impacted by deportation, they will tell their stories, educate the public attendees about the immigration system, and provide opportunities for advocacy to stop deportations, including the deportation of Rranxburgaj.

MONDAY 5/14

11:00AM Event:   Send-off from the Sanctuary

Speakers: Ded Rranxburgaj, Flora Rranxburgaj, Rev. Jill

Walk with us:  11:30AM-5:00PM

10.9 Miles – Up Grand River Ave. to Evergreen Road

Shuttle to Event Location from corner of Grand River & Evergreen to Brightmoor UMC

provided by Arthur and Mary Park

5:00PM Event:   Supporting Immigrants in Detroit

Brightmoor Aldersgate UMC, 2065 Outer Drive West, Detroit

Speakers: Flora Rranxburgaj, ABISA

Shuttle to Vehicles provided by Arthur and Mary Park, Carmen Kelly at 6:00PM.

Dinner provided by members of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church – Bloomfield Twp.

TUESDAY 5/15

Arrive at 10:15AM: ISKCON Farmington Hills Temple, 36600 Grand River Ave, Farmington

Shuttle to starting location of Grand River & Evergreen provided by the Birmingham Temple

Walk with us:  11:00AM-6:00PM

9.9 Miles – Up Grand River Ave. from Grand River & Evergreen to ISKCON Temple in

Farmington. Lunch will be provided.

6:00PM Event:   Supporting Immigrants in our Community with our State Legislators

ISKCON Farmington Hills Temple, 36600 Grand River Ave, Farmington

Speakers: Flora Rranxburgaj, Peter Gojcevic, Rabbi Jeff Falick, 

Dinner provided by Birmingham Temple

WEDNESDAY 5/16

Arrive at 9:15AM: James F. Atchison Memorial Park, 58000 Grand River Ave, New Hudson

Walk with us:  10:00AM-6:00PM

11.7 Miles – Up Grand River Ave. from ISKCON Temple to James Atchison Memorial Park

6:00PM Event:   Story-Telling & Take Action Potluck

James F. Atchison Memorial Park, 58000 Grand River Ave, New Hudson – Pavilion 1

Dinner provided by Indivisible Huron Valley

THURSDAY 5/17

Arrive at 11:15AM: First UMC, 400 E Grand River Ave, Brighton

Walk with us:  12:00PM-6:00PM

8 Miles – Up Grand River Ave. from James Atchison Memorial Park to First UMC Brighton

6:00PM Event:   Story-Telling & Take Action

First UMC, 400 E Grand River Ave, Brighton

Speakers: Ded & Flora Rranxburgaj (Skype)

Dinner provided by First UMC Brighton at 6:00PM.

FRIDAY 5/18

Arrive at 10:15AM: Howell, MI; exact location TBD

Walk with us:  11:00AM-6:00PM

10.3 Miles – Up Grand River Ave from First UMC Brighton to Howell location

6:00PM Event:   Story-Telling & Take Action

Speakers: Ded and Flora Rranxburgaj (Skype)

SATURDAY 5/19

Arrive at 11:15AM: Fowlerville, MI; exact location TBD

Walk with us:  12:00PM-4:30PM

7.8 Miles – Up Grand River Ave from Howell to Fowlerville

SUNDAY 5/20

8:30AM Event:   Mass and Coffee Hour

St. Agnes Catholic Church 855 E Grand River Ave, Fowlerville

Walk with us:  10:30AM-4:30PM

11.6 Miles – Up Grand River Ave from Fowlerville to Williamston

MONDAY 5/21

Arrive at 10:15AM: All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing

Walk with us:  11:00AM-5:00PM

11.3 Miles – Up Grand River Ave. from Williamston location to All Saints Episcopal Church, East Lansing

6:00PM Event:   Story-Telling & Take Action

All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing

Speakers: Ded and Flora Rranxburgaj (Skype), Action of Greater Lansing,

TUESDAY 5/22

Walk with us:  10:00AM-12:00PM

4 Miles – Along E. Michigan Ave. from East Lansing to Lansing

12:00PM Event:   Pilgrimage Finale & New American Dreams Launch at the Capitol City Hall Plaza, 124 W. Michigan Ave, Lansing

 

Job posting: Universal Family Care Organizer

Organization Background

Michigan United is a statewide organization of community members and institutions fighting for the dignity and potential of every person. Created out of the merger of MOP (Michigan Organizing Project) and AIR (Alliance for Immigrant Rights), we have won major victories to improve the lives of those who have been marginalized by poverty, racism, and inequality. We organize along the following issue areas: immigrants’ rights, criminal justice reform, environmental justice, universal family care (including health, child care, elder care and paid sick time), and civic engagement. Our main office is in Southwest Detroit, with additional offices in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Flint.  As a racial and economic justice organization, we actively encourage individuals who are underrepresented on the basis of racial, ethnic, economic, and sexual orientation(s), as well as those who share the life experiences of the members we serve, to apply. Come and be a part of our team!

Position Summary

Universal Family Care is a campaign that is advancing a vision of dignity and justice for children, elders, and people with disabilities who need some type of caregiving. We are building a campaign around the premise that Michiganders deserve high quality care to live full and healthy lives, from infants and young children to older adults and people with disabilities. The campaign seeks to develop the talents of people most impacted by limited access to care or insufficient wages as caregivers. We are developing leaders across the state to employ a variety of tactics to build the people power we need to move this issue politically. The Universal Family Care Organizer will report to the Director of Universal Care and will be responsible for building support for universal family care in key districts across the state.

The organizer will be responsible for building relationships with constituents, developing a core team of leaders, organizing events, and training volunteer leaders.  Statewide travel is expected for this position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct 1:1 meetings with potential leaders who are impacted by issues targeted by the Universal Care Campaign
  • Schedule meetings with elected representatives to advance the agenda of Universal Care across Michigan
  • Use social media and other tools to educate the public on issues of Universal Care
  • Plan and execute actions that create awareness
  • Effectively represent Michigan United within coalitions made of other community organizations
  • Work closely with staff in Detroit, Flint, and Grand Rapids to achieve unity of purpose (while there may be difference in execution) across the state, and identify opportunities to connect the work of Michigan United across the state
  • Build membership base of leaders who can carry out actions to effect change
  • Teach organizing strategies and tactics
  • Prepare reports of activities as requested
  • Canvassing and phone banking as necessary
  • Contribute to organization fundraising initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Exemplary communication skills and the ability to communicate with equal effectiveness to marginalized community members as well as major donors
  • Excellent judgment in day-to-day decisions and ability to operate with limited daily supervision
  • Self-starter and motivated
  • Ability to work individuality AND function as a part of an organization
  • Knowledge of principles of community organizing and advocacy strategies
  • Highly organized and meets deadlines
  • Familiar with database management, data reporting systems, and computer programs (Microsoft, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Docs)

Previous Life and/or Educational Experiences

(* notes which are preferred, but not required)

  • 1-3 years of organizing experience*
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (demonstrated)
  • Proficiency in another language (Spanish)*

Working Conditions

  • Office environment with moderate amounts of standing, walking, climbing stairs, ability to lift 25 lbs
  • Normal business hours, some additional hours (evenings and weekends) required
  • Detroit-based, with travel across the state
  • Reliable transportation required

Salary & Benefits

  • Pay Range: $30K – $36K
  • Benefits: Health care, Health savings account, two-month paid sabbatical after 4 years of service, phone and travel stipends

Application Details

  • Resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis. Priorities will be given to those received no later than May 31, 2018.
  • Submit resume, statement of interest, and name & contact information of three references (at least two references must be work related, one may be personal)
  • Please put the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line
  • Resumes that do not adhere to these instructions will be discarded

 

Job posting: Regional Organizing Manager – Kalamazoo

Organization Background:

Michigan United is a statewide organization of community members and institutions fighting for the dignity and potential of every person. Created out of the merger of MOP (Michigan Organizing Project) and AIR (Alliance for Immigrant Rights), we have won major victories to improve the lives of those who have been marginalized by poverty, racism, and inequality. We organize along the following issue areas: immigrants’ rights, criminal justice reform, environmental justice, universal family care (including health, child care, elder care and paid sick time), and civic engagement. Our main office is in Southwest Detroit, with additional offices in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Flint.  As a racial and economic justice organization, we actively encourage individuals who are underrepresented on the basis of racial, ethnic, economic, and sexual orientation(s), as well as those who share the life experiences of the members we serve, to apply. Come and be a part of our team!

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Managing Director, the Regional Manager – Kalamazoo will be responsible for managing a team of community organizers and service providers in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids in a way that contributes to the growth and sustainability of Michigan United on the west side of the state. In addition, this person will lead the charge for growing the presence of Michigan United in Kalamazoo and surrounding communities through raising money and expanding our relationship with churches, labor unions, community organizations, and individuals. This person will serve on the organization’s senior leadership team, as the voice for the west side of the state. They will also work closely with the Detroit-based Executive Director and the Development Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Manage staff of 3-5 community organizers and/or service providers who work in different issue areas
  • Be the face of Michigan United to the Kalamazoo community, representing our work, values, and vision in a way that is inclusive, respectful and engaging
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with funders on the west side of the state and submit grant and funding proposals
  • Recommend and develop areas of focus or campaigns that are consistent with the Michigan United vision to undertake in the Kalamazoo area
  • Work closely with staff in Detroit, Flint, and Grand Rapids to achieve unity of purpose (while there may be difference in execution) across the state, and identify opportunities to connect the work of Michigan United across the state
  • Build membership base of faith and community-based organizations in Kalamazoo
  • Support media placement of stories featuring work of MU and its leaders
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

  • Familiarity with best practices in non-profit management
  • Exemplarily communication skills and the ability to communicate with equal effectiveness to marginalized community members as well as major donors
  • Excellent judgement in internal and external communication and in managing internal and external relationships
  • Knowledge of (or willing to learn) principles of community organizing and advocacy strategies
  • Highly organized and meets deadlines
  • Familiar with database management, data reporting systems, and computer programs (Microsoft, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Docs)

 

Previous Life and/or Educational Experiences

(* notes which are preferred, but not required):

 

  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience
  • Strong written communication skills (demonstrated)
  • Development, and grant writing experience within the Kalamazoo foundation network
  • Deep connections to and relationships within the greater Kalamazoo community
  • Proficiency in another language (Spanish or French)*
  • Bachelor’s degree (Social sciences, Social Work, Business, Non-profit management, or related field)*

 

Working Conditions:

  • Office environment with moderate amounts of standing, walking, climbing stairs, ability to lift 25 lbs

 

  • Normal business hours, some additional hours required
  • Kalamazoo-based, with some travel to Detroit and Grand Rapids

 

Salary & Benefits:

 

  • Pay Range: $45-50K
  • Benefits: Health care, Health savings account, two-month paid sabbatical after 4 years of service, phone and travel stipends

 

Application Details:

 

  • Resumes will be received on a rolling basis, however, reference will be given to applications received on or before May 31, 2018
  • Submit resume, statement of interest, and name & contact information of three references (at least two references must be work related, one may be personal)
  • Please put the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line