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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MCA Welcomes a New Executive Director, Brian McGrain

Brian McGrainBrian McGrain has over 20 years of experience serving in leadership roles in the public sector. Most recently, he served for five years as the Director of Economic Development and Planning for the City of Lansing. In this role, Brian oversaw staff responsible for planning and zoning, building safety, development, code enforcement, and parking. He also provided guidance to the Mayor in community development, economic development, and housing policy.

Brian previously spent twelve years as the Associate Director/Chief Operating Officer of the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM). Brian also served five terms on the Ingham County Commission. During his tenure he served on the Board of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, the Ingham County Economic Development Corporation, the Ingham County Land Bank and the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Brian received both his bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning and his master’s degree in Public Administration and Urban Studies from Michigan State University. He is a long-time resident of Lansing, though spent most of his childhood elsewhere in the world as a self-described "air force brat." He enjoys travel, dining out, reading nonfiction, and his ever-growing plant collection (parts of which are bound for the MCA offices!). 

Save the Date for Our Upcoming Legislative Day!

Save the Date
We hope you will join us for our upcoming Legislative Day on May 11th in the new Heritage Hall at the Michigan State Capitol.  Find more information on the agenda, and how to become a sponsor for our event here.  




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Current Job Opportunities in Community Action

Kent County Community Action is Seeking Weatherization Specialists And CSAs

Kent County Community Action has four openings for Weatherization Specialists and two openings for Community Services Assistants (CSA).  Included in the links are the job descriptions and how to apply.

Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency is Seeking a Weatherization Manager

The Weatherization Manager leads and supervises the daily operations of the Weatherization Assistance Program, Housing Development programs, and related program activities to ensure that work meets or exceeds the production and quality standards set by federal and state funding and legislative rules and requirements. He/she oversees and manages funding sources across Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties and is responsible for supervising the rehabilitation and weatherization of homes in low-income and vulnerable communities. He/she will also work to develop innovative workflow processes, ensure expenditure of funds in a timely manner, and inform the public of projects and/or funding available. 
See full job description here. 

EightCAP, Inc. is Seeking a Vice President for Finance

The Vice President for Finance (VP for Finance) is a key leadership role on the Executive Management Team of a complex multi-million-dollar nonprofit corporation. The VP for Finance is expected to assist the President in ensuring quality programs that aim to reduce and eliminate poverty. The VP for Finance plans, organizes, and directs the financial planning of the Agency; oversees and directs accounting, auditing, budget, payroll, risk management, internal controls, and represents the Agency with other organizations and government agencies while performing a variety of complex fiscal and analysis assignments.  See full job description and apply here.  

Mid Michigan Community Action is Seeking a Finance Director

Department: Finance
Work Site: Farwell Administrative Office
Responsible to: Executive Director

General Responsibilities

  • Must comply with GAAP.
  • Develop and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports.
  • Be responsible for budget development, consultation with leadership staff and Board Finance Committee.
  • Oversee all financial activities for the organization.
  • Oversee all audit preparation and financial monitoring of agency programs.
  • Protect the privacy of customers/families and hold in confidence all information obtained in the course of service.

See full job description and how to apply here

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency Job Opportunities 

View All Job Opportunities with OLHSA 

OLHSA is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, OLHSA will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact [email protected]or fax to (248)209-2615

Job Postings Outside the Network

None at this time

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