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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Statement from Michigan Community Action about the Social Justice Roots of Our Movement and Anti-Racism

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Essential Skills for Human Services Professionals

Essential Skills TrainingWe're working with Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation to bring you a great set of trainings in Sept!  The following trainings will be held: 

September 7, 2021, 12:00 - 1:30 pm EST
Energize: 
How Helping Professionals Can Prevent and Combat Compassion Fatigue

September 21, 2021, 12:00 - 1:30 pm EST
Refrain and Initiate: A Toolbox for Working with Stressed and/or Aggressive Clients Struggling with Mental Illness

September 28, 2021, 12:00 - 1:30 pm EST
Mindfulness Practices in the Workplace: Helpful ways to reduce stress through mindfulness practice

Training is free to MCA member agency staff and a suggested $25 Donation for Nonmembers.  Please click this link for the full PDF with descriptions of each training.  Sign up here!

Leadership Lab - Now scheduled for Sept 30, 2021

Leadership Lab

More than ever before, today's top leaders need to be well trained, understand the importance of leading their team to success while maintaining the overall bottom-line. Effective leadership is a must in today's global business market and strong leaders understand how to Educate, Encourage and Empower others to success, creating a capable and well-respected winning team. The Lab was designed to bring high-quality and relevant programs presented by top leaders who shine in their area of expertise. The Lab is for every type of professional, from the new supervisor to the CEO, helping them to set a new Gold Standard of Leadership Excellence. The Leadership Lab Series is putting the 'Leader' back into Leadership. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register for $79.00 for MCA Member Agencies (use the link at the bottom of the PDF to receive member pricing).

MCA is committed to help smaller agencies overcome cost barriers - the association will provide full scholarships for up to 15 MCA Member participants. Please contact Nicole Caroen at [email protected] to request financial assistance. Scholarships will be provided first come, first serve.    

 Our Virtual Summer Conference registration is open!

Our conference planning is underway!  Head over to our conference page for updates on our Summer Conference and details on how to register.

 

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Current Job Opportunities in Community Action

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) is seeking a Weatherization and Energy Conservation Program Manager

This position will lead NMCAA’s Weatherization and energy conservation programs and will grow new and innovative programs that reduce the carbon footprint of our communities while making homes healthy, energy efficient and affordable. Experience supervising a team and managing State/Federal grants required. Weatherization Program, or construction/home rehabilitation project management experience strongly desired. Office based in Traverse City, with the option of partial remote work. Full time/year-round. 

More information can be found on this PDF or by visiting the employment tab on the NMCAA website at www.nmcaa.net.

Genesee County Community Action Resource Department (GCCARD) seeks Finance Director

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs highly responsible and complex duties in the planning, development, implementation of financial policies and procedures and general financial administration and supervision of GCCARD Finance Department; Appointed by and works at the pleasure of the GCCARD Executive Director; Reports to GCCARD Deputy Executive Director; performs financial related duties as required and assigned.  For full job description or to apply click here

Request for Proposal (RFP) for Kent County Community Action

The Kent County Purchasing Division is soliciting proposals for Weatherization Services. Kent County Community Action (the Agency) is a public government organization that operates/administers a Weatherization (Wx) program in Kent County. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) will reduce energy consumption for households of low-income by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring their health and safety. The certified Energy Auditors will use computerized energy audits and advanced diagnostic equipment to determine the most cost-effective measures appropriate for each home. The certified Weatherization and Mechanical Contractors will install the designated measures. The certified Quality Control Inspectors will use diagnostic equipment to inspect the contracted work for quality workmanship and completeness; and will administer customer satisfaction surveys.  See full description here.  Submit online here.  

Blue Mountain Action Council seeks new CEO

BMAC is searching for a new CEO to succeed its current CEO, who is retiring after many successful years. BMAC is located in Walla Walla, WA which is an amazing place to lead a CAP agency and an amazing place to live. BMAC's operating budget is just at $10 million with approximately 70 employees. The position is expected to pay $110,000 to $120,000 plus an attractive benefit package. We have attached a position profile that describes the job and the community. 

The profile is attached or can be accessed by visiting http://www.hagelsearch.com/bmac

 

Job Postings Outside the Network

Community Energy Specialist - Michigan Energy Options - See full posting


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