Michigan Community Action is a member service network dedicated to reducing poverty in Michigan by supporting Community Action Agencies in their quest to change the lives of low-income Michiganders. We invite you to learn more about Community Action, the causes we’re fighting for, and the progress we're making. 

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Michigan Community Action is Seeking an Executive Director

The Executive Director facilitates the coordinated effort of association member agencies to implement the mission of reducing poverty and promoting self-sufficiency in Michigan. In conjunction with Board of Directors, the Executive Director identifies priorities and implements policies. The Executive Director manages the day-to-day business of the association, including personnel, fiscal and organizational issues. The Executive Director works with MCA Board of Directors, to increase the awareness and visibility of Community Action programs, through working with elected and appointed decision makers and community and business leaders in Michigan and throughout the United States.  To see the full job description and apply for this position please visit our posting on indeed.com.  

Registration Open for MCA’s 2019-2020 Leadership Institute

LDI Class 2019The MCA board of directors has approved the continuation of our popular Leadership Development Institute with the eighth cohort of future CAA leaders beginning classes with a two-day session, October 28-29.

Once again, the LDI will be facilitated by Rebecca Kraus, a leading business consultant and executive leadership coach. Rebecca’s curriculum combines seven in-person workshops with individual self-study assignments that sharpen interpersonal communications skills, executive decision-making, and leading with emotional intelligence. Approximately 225 CAA staff members from across the state have completed the course of study, with many LDI grads indicating they are performing their jobs better and with more confidence.

Class size is limited to 36 per cohort, so don’t delay registering by the deadline of September 27. The cost of registration is $462 for the nine-month program. Click here for a description of the program and the 2019-2020 schedule, there are only 2 slots left for this year's class, please email Nicole Caroen to inquire about registering.  


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Michigan Community Action Opposes Directive No. 14 to Change the Way Official Poverty Measure is Calculated

The calculation of the Official Poverty Measure (OPM) sets guidelines for people to qualify for help with life-saving programs like food assistance, housing, health care and transportation services.  The Trump Administration has proposed a change to the calculation of the OPM that would exclude more Michigan families from benefits they need to live modestly and safely in our communities.  Please see our statement on Directive No. 14.

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Current Job Opportunities in Community Action

Capital Area Community Services is Seeking a Finance Director

This position is available immediately.  Full time, full year, salaried exempt position.  A Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting and 5 years experience managing a Finance Department for a nonprofit organization is required.  If you are interested and qualified please see full job description and application here.  

Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency is Seeking an Energy Technician/Auditor

To see the complete description of this position please click here for the PDF.

Capital Area Community Services is Seeking a Communications Coordinator

This position is currently open and available immediately.  The Communications Coordinator is responsible for internal and public communications, outreach, marketing, and education. Working closely with the leadership team, the person in this position develops, prepares, and implements a comprehensive 360 degree agency community relations program based on our mission and strategic plan. The Coordinator is responsible for maintaining a strong business reputation with CACS employees and with the general public.  To see full job description and apply online go to https://cacsinc.applicantpro.com/jobs/ .

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MCA is a proud member of America’s Poverty Fighting Network, the Community Action Partnership