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Home Maintenance Worker

Kent County, MI
Posted: June 10, 2024

Do you love seniors? Do you enjoy helping others in need of basic home repairs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Senior Neighbors is interested in you joining our home maintenance team. View Job Description >

Home Maintenance Worker – Central Office
Date Available: Immediately
Job Type: Part-time, 25 hours per week
Salary: $18.00 per hour
Summary:
Do you love seniors? Do you enjoy helping others in need of basic home repairs? If you answered yes to any
of these questions, Senior Neighbors is interested in you joining our home maintenance team. Our team
helps older adults in Kent County with basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing, seasonal, and safety-related
work. If this interests you, we would love to hear from you to complete light repairs and maintenance for
older adults living in their own homes.
Supervisor:
Client Services Director
Essential Functions:
1. To effectively accomplish home maintenance, home repair, yard work, and snow removal
assignments in an efficient and timely manner.
2. Demonstrate and promote a positive image of the agency to the community.
3. Record and report units of service completed.
4. Participate in staff meetings and training as directed.
5. Other duties as assigned.
Competencies:
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, the public, and other members of the Senior Neighbors team.
4. Ability to set up appointments and use time efficiently.
5. Ability to perform responsibilities without close supervision.
6. Must have a satisfactory driving record and access to private transportation that meets state
insurance and vehicle safety standards to use on agency business.
7. Must have basic tools (i.e., plumbing wrenches, drills, screwdrivers, saws, etc.).
8. Ability to perform medium strenuous activities in different weather conditions.
9. Ability to work in inclement weather (snow removal).
10. Ability to respond to urgent needs as soon as required (cell phone a plus).
11. Ability to lift up to seventy pounds.
12. Ability to fill out the required paperwork.
Apply Instructions: If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter, and resume by
email to Client Services Director Aruna Kamara at akamara@seniorneighbors.org or by mail to
Senior Neighbors Inc., 678 Front Ave NW Suite 205, Grand Rapids MI 49504.
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”
“Senior Neighbors is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism in the
workplace and our community.”

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Development Coordinator

Central Office, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Posted: July 12, 2024

The Development Coordinator works directly with the Director of Development to support the fundraising and donor relations efforts for Senior Neighbors. This role is crucial in planning and executing major events, managing donor communications, and ensuring effective use of the donor database. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, highly organized, and proficient in event planning and donor engagement. View Job Description >

Date Available: Immediately
Job Type: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Salary: $48,000-$52,000 Annual
Supervisor: Director of Development

Summary

  • The Development Coordinator works directly with the Director of Development to support the fundraising and donor relations efforts for Senior Neighbors. This role is crucial in planning and executing major events, managing donor communications, and ensuring effective use of the donor database. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, highly organized, and proficient in event planning and donor engagement.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Event Planning and Management:
    • Lead the planning, organization, and execution of special events including the “Meet Your Neighbors” luncheon in the spring and the “16 Over 60 Awards Gala” in the fall.
    • Oversee all aspects of sponsorship outreach, including initial contact and follow-up communications.
    • Coordinate logistics, vendor relations, and honoree participation for events.
  • Donor Engagement and Communication:
    • Coordinate the Tour Program to connect new donors and steward current donors.
    • Manage the organization’s communications plan, including email newsletters, annual reports, print newsletters, and social media. Basic graphic design skills using tools like Canva or Adobe Illustrator are required.
    • Lead the Direct Mail process, including the end-of-year appeal, fall newsletter, and annual impact report, ensuring timely and effective communication with donors.
  • Database Management:
    • Ensure accurate and timely entry and management of donor data in DonorPerfect software.
    • Generate reports and analyze donor data to support fundraising strategies and donor stewardship efforts.
  • Administrative Support:
    • Manage donor contributions, thank-you receipts, and financial documentation.
    • Maintain development materials, equipment, and supplies.
  • Additional Responsibilities:
    • Assist in the creation and production of print materials for the Development Department.
    • Participate in strategic planning and development meetings.
    • Perform other duties as assigned to support the Development Department’s goals.

Competencies

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as familiarity with remote software such as Teams and Zoom.
  • Proficiency in donor database management, preferably DonorPerfect.
  • Positive attitude, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with donors, volunteers, and team members.
  • Basic graphic design skills using Canva and/or Adobe Creative Suite.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • This is a full-time position at 40 hours per week. Periodic off-site meetings and evening events will also be required. The organization’s operational hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field.
  • Strong event management and planning experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in communications and marketing within a non-profit organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in donor relations and fundraising within a non-profit setting.

Physical Demands:

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

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email a cover letter and your resume to Director of Development, Jacob Sabourin at jsabourin@seniorneighbors.org.

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Volunteer Specialist – Central Office

Central Office, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Posted: June 10, 2024

The goal of this position is to assist center coordinator in daily operations and development of the congregate meals programs and other center activities. View Job Description >

Volunteer Specialist – Central Office Date Available: Immediately
Job Type: Part-time, 24 hours per week
Salary: $17.00-$20.00 per hour

Overview
Are you a dynamic communicator with a knack for connecting with people from all walks of life, especially older adults? Are you passionate about making a tangible difference in people’s lives right where they live? Join our team as a key player in providing essential support to caregivers and older adults through the Senior Companion Program (SCP). You’ll play a pivotal role in recruiting, training, and supporting our dedicated 55+ volunteers. You’ll also conduct assessments to understand the unique needs of caregivers and care recipients, ensuring the best possible matches and ongoing support. By fostering strong relationships and providing valuable resources, you will help create meaningful connections that enrich lives. Step into this fulfilling role and make a lasting impact in your community!
Assigned Duties/Responsibilities

• In collaboration with other program staff, interview, orient, train, support, and supervise SCP volunteers providing friendly visiting and respite services.
• Conduct assessments of caregiver/care receiver needs and evaluate appropriate SCP service or referral to another community-based organization.
• Provide ongoing support to caregivers and care recipients through matching volunteer Senior Companions to clients.
• Establish ongoing relationships with volunteers to enhance their volunteer service.
• Evaluate service plans and complete reassessments of client needs as required.
• Act as liaison between volunteers, clients, and caregivers.
• Provide caregivers and older adults with resource information as needed.
• Create and maintain necessary records, evaluations, reports, assessments, and correspondence with SCP volunteers.
• Coordinate confidential data entry of client demographic and service information.
• Support with collecting and recording volunteer service hours, training hours, and volunteer experience stories.
• Support with planning volunteer training opportunities and recognition activities.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
There are no minimum educational or experiential requirements. However, the successful candidate should be able to demonstrate, through education, achievements, or other experiences, that they possess the below qualifications.

Background & Experience (preference will be given to candidates with one or more of thefollowing)

• Experience in social work, nursing, public health, gerontology, community health or related human services fieldor equivalent combination of education and proven experience.
• Knowledge and experience working with either direct older adult client services, caregivers, and/or the caregivingexperience.

Skills and Abilities:

• Extremely strong interpersonal communication skills desired including the ability to engage individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds with professionalism, humor, and empathy both verbally and in writing.
• Intermediate computer skills and experience using software tools. Preferred proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite.
• Self-directed and able to work independently in remote work settings.
• Must complete all background check requirements established by AmeriCorps Seniors and Senior Neighbors.
• Ability to effectively meet deadlines and manage multiple responsibilities.
• Ability and willingness to work as a part of a hybrid team, working collaboratively with Senior Neighbors staff, volunteers, and our community partners.

Position Type and Work Hours:
This is a part-time position; 24 hours per week. Hybrid schedule available. Must have scheduled in-office availability during business hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. In addition, periodic off-site meetings and weekend or evening events may be required.

Work Environment:
This job operates in a professional office environment and will include visits to private homes and community organizations. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. Home internet access is required.

Travel:
Regular local travel utilizing a personal vehicle is required. 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.

Compensation:
$17-$20/hour

EEO Statement:
Senior Neighbors is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and a racism-free culture in the workplace and our community.
Senior Neighbors is committed to offering reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability, please contact us.
Senior Neighbors provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetics in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Nutritional Aide – Lowell

Lowell Senior Neighbors Center
Posted: July 17, 2024

Join our team at Senior Neighbors as a Nutritional Aide in Lowell, MI. This part-time role supports the daily operations of our congregate meals program and various center activities. You will assist in meal setup, serving, and cleanup, supervise volunteers, deliver meals to homebound clients, and support activity programs. View Job Description >

Date Available: Immediately
Job Type: Part-time 20 hours per week – 4-hour shifts, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Salary: $11.00 per hour

Purpose:
To assist center coordinator in daily operations and development of the congregate meals programs and other center activities.

Supervisor:
Lowell Senior Center Coordinator

Responsibilities:
1. Assist in the setup, serving and cleanup for the nutrition program.
2. Assist in the supervision of volunteers and/or staff in the meal program, transportation of home delivered meals and specific center projects as directed.
3. Assist in clerical and statistical reporting of the nutrition program and other center activities as directed.
4. Deliver meals to the homebound as directed.
5. Handle reports of changes in clients’ health or well-being.
6. Assist in developing activity programs, organizing activity leaders, scheduling activities and programs, promoting participation and providing materials and supplies as needed.
7. Attend staff trainings and meetings as directed.
8. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
1. High school diploma or GED equivalent.
2. Become ServSafe Certified within the first year of hire date. (Note: Senior Neighbors will pay for the first time this test is taken, after that the cost will be on the employee. If employee attempts to take the test three times and does not pass, the employee will be terminated.)
3. Experience working with older adults preferred.
4. Ability to take initiative and complete tasks.
5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with related organizations, participants, general public and other members of the Senior Neighbors team.
6. 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.

Please send cover letter and resume to Christina Turkewycz by email at cturkewycz@seniorneighbors.org. Call 616-233-0745 with questions.

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