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At Senior Neighbors, we work together to make a difference in the lives of seniors living in our community. Senior Neighbors is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and a racism free culture in the workplace and our community.

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Marketing Assistant Intern

Central Office
Posted: July 23, 2019

Working directly with the Development Department on a daily basis, the Marketing Assistant Intern is responsible for agency social media efforts along with various marketing, event assistance and fundraising database related tasks. This is an unpaid part-time position for the Fall of 2019 and Spring of 2020.

This position will provide hands-on, real-world experience working to raise funds for a local non-profit and improve the lives of seniors in Kent County. View Job Description >

Reports to
Director of Development and Donor Care
 
JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a part-time unpaid internship position, 10 hours per week, with a flexible schedule. Days and hours of agency operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition, periodic off-site meetings and evening events may be required.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1.         Primary role in executing the agency social media strategy of engaging donors, clients and the general public in the activities of Senior Neighbors and the community of support for seniors. This includes working directly with program staff and Centers to obtain content to be used.
2.         Assist the Development Coordinator with the communications plan for Senior Neighbors, including e-mail newsletters, website updates, annual report and print newsletters.
4.         Periodically take part in the processing of thank you receipts and data entry using DonorPerfect database software.
5.         Take part in event planning activities as requested and assist during the day of the two main events during the year, inaugural 16 Over 60 Awards Gala (fall) and Meet Your Neighbors (spring).
6.         Other duties as assigned.
 
 
Competencies
1.   Strong Microsoft Office Skills including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint are required. Basic Adobe Creative Suite skills are a plus.
2.   Ability to learn and function effectively within a donor database, utilizing DonorPerfect software.
3.   Positive attitude, knowledge of general business etiquette, ability to speak with donors and work well with volunteers and committees.
4.   Confidentiality, graciousness, organization, strong attention to detail, high standard of accountability, and careful attention to financial processes.
5.   Must have a satisfactory driving record and access to private transportation that meets state insurance requirements and vehicle safety standards, to use on agency business.

Physical Demands
This job operates in a clerical office setting and is largely sedentary. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Senior Neighbors is “an equal opportunity employer” and committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and a racism free culture in the workplace and our community.

–The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed and are not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions.–

 

If you are interested in applying for this internship position, please send an email with cover letter and resume to Brian Clark, Director of Development and Donor Care, to bclark@seniorneighbors.org.

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Fitness Professional

Various Locations
Posted: July 16, 2019

This is a contracted position teaching group fitness classes at the rate of $28.00 per class, as needed. Currently only substitute positions are available, but permanent positions may open in the future. View Job Description >

Looking for energetic and passionate individuals to teach group fitness classes to older adults. This is a contracted position teaching group fitness classes at the rate of $28.00 per class, as needed. Currently only substitute positions are available, but permanent positions may open in the future. Number of classes per week cannot be guaranteed. Program is called EnhanceFitness and training in the specific program will be provided on September 27,2019.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a nationally recognized group fitness instructor or personal training certification or related background such as occupational, physical, or movement science, or be willing to pursue this.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • This candidate must be personable and engaging, and enjoy working with seniors.
  • Must be willing and able to take in person EnhanceFitness Instructor training on September 27, 2019 8a-5p.
  • Must have own appropriate music to play during classes.
  • Must be willing to complete appropriate paperwork for class sessions.

Salary: $28.00/class

If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Julie Lake by email at jlake@seniorneighbors.org. You may also send your cover letter and resume by mail to:
Attention: Julie Lake
Senior Neighbors, Inc.
678 Front Ave NW, Suite 205
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Senior Neighbors is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and a racism free culture in the workplace and our community. “An Equal Opportunity Employer”

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Home Maintenance

Central Office
Posted: August 13, 2019

Part time (20 hrs/wk) person needed to do minor repairs in seniors’ homes including seasonal lawn mowing and snow removal.  Knowledge of Plumbing & Electrical helpful.  Record keeping, paperwork required.  Participate in staff meetings and trainings as directed.  Other duties as assigned.  Salary $14.00 per hour. View Job Description >

Goal:

To complete light repairs and maintenance for older adults living in their own homes.

Supervisor:

Client Services Director

Responsibilities:

  1. To effectively accomplish home maintenance, home repair and yard work assignments in an efficient and timely manner.
  2. Record and report units of service completed.
  3. Participate in staff meetings and trainings as directed.
  4. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  1. Experience in home repair work.
  2. Ability to understand written and oral communication.
  3. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with related organizations, participants, general public and other members of the Senior Neighbors team.
  4. Ability to perform responsibilities without close supervision.
  5. Must have a satisfactory driving record and access to private transportation that meets state insurance and vehicle safety standards to use on agency business.
  6. Must have access to tools (i.e. plumbing wrenches, wood-working tools).
  7. Ability to perform medium strenuous activity.
  8. Ability to work in inclement weather.
  9. Ability to lift seventy pounds.
  10. Ability to fill-out required paperwork.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day.  They employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 70 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

If you are interested in this position or know of someone who may be interested please send cover letter and resume to Tom Oosterbaan by email to toosterbaan@seniorneighbors.org or by mail to Senior Neighbors Inc., 678 Front Ave NW Suite 205, Grand Rapids MI 49504.

Senior Neighbors is “an equal opportunity employer” and committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and a racism free culture in the workplace and our community.

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