Job Board

Position: Corridor Management 

Employer: South Division-Grandville Avenue Corridor Improvement Authority 

Hour requirements: 10-15 hours a week 

Job Description:

  1. Statement of Purpose 

The South Division-Grandville Avenue Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA), a legally designated urban development area located within the City of Grand Rapids, is accepting proposals from qualified candidates to provide part-time Corridor Management services to facilitate day to day support for the district and achieve annual project goals. The contractor will undertake neighborhood economic development activities designed to enhance small business opportunities, and sustainably create a safe, attractive and welcoming neighborhood culture.

  1. Organization Overview 

 Collaborative efforts in marketing and promotions, placemaking, and business retention are intended to create an open and inviting sense of place in public spaces, encourage the success of diverse small business ownership, and stimulate inclusive commercial and residential investment that is all welcoming. Funding for this initiative is provided through tax increment financing. 

 Project Details 

The intent of retaining a Corridor Management contractor is to provide ongoing support for community-based neighborhood development initiatives that are engaged in promoting the success of neighborhood marketing and branding projects, impactful streetscape and placemaking initiatives, and constructive business assistance tools. The contract provides funding for approximately 10 to 15 hours per week of support. The Corridor Management support task list includes: 

  • Business Association support (Grandville Ave and South Division/Burton Heights) 
  • Administrative and task support for Committees 
  • Internal stakeholder communication, external marketing communication/social media and/or public messaging 
  • Liaison to the City of Grand Rapids Economic Development Department 
  • Event planning support 
  • Project implementation (marketing and business retention) 
  • Acting as a central point of contact/Provide day to day support 
  • Other duties in support of the Development and Tax Increment Financing Plans 
  1. Job Knowledge and Skills Required 

The Corridor Management support candidate should have education and/or measurable work experience in more than one of the following areas: marketing, public relations, strategic planning, business administration, management, retailing, local government, volunteer or nonprofit administration, or small business development. Practical skills include ability to use word processing software, spreadsheet software, social media applications and Adobe Acrobat. Social media experience is preferred. Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as team-building skills are essential. Experience in successfully operating or assisting a small business and the ability to balance multiple projects is a must. Individuals who are bilingual and able to read, write, and speak Spanish proficiently are preferred. 

The Corridor Manager reports to a volunteer board of directors consisting of members of the South Division-Grandville Avenue business community. Excellent interpersonal communication skills are a necessity. The select candidate must be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well organized, and capable of functioning effectively in an independent situation. Business owners or residents within the South Division-Grandville Avenue Corridor Improvement Authority are encouraged to apply. 

  1. Work Location, Work Hours, and Physical Demands 

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate the contractor with sufficient workspace located within the district. A significant amount of time is spent on initiatives throughout varied locations within the district. As an independent contractor; limited provisions such as Information Technology, communication and office equipment may or may not be made available. 

Applicants acknowledge that this RFP is for the satisfactory delivery of professional services as stated above. Certain aspects required for achieving deliverables as prescribed may be the responsibility of the contractor. 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a contractor to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Normal working hours for this contract position will occur between Monday and Friday between the hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm. Certain occasions will require contractor ability to attend early morning meetings and after hour events. Communication methods from board members, volunteers or other stakeholders may occur at any time of the day. 

Compensation: Current budget allotted for the 4-month contract is $6,000. 

Contact/Application:

This RFP seeks proposals from qualified candidates that maintain technical wherewithal to accomplish required tasks, exhibit great interpersonal skills enabling them to work with business owners and the general public, and the organizational capacity to achieve expectations set by the South Division-Grandville Avenue Corridor Improvement Authority Board. The project period is for the remaining four months of Fiscal Year 2020 (Approximately March 1, 2020 – June 30, 2020) and may be renewable on an annual basis based on contractor performance. All proposals must be submitted no later than 5:00pm EST on Monday, February 3, 2020. Responses should be delivered electronically to econdevshrd@grcity.us, or by USPS to The City of Grand Rapids, Economic Development, 300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Questions may be submitted by calling 616-456-3431. 

Additional information is available at https://www.grandrapidsmi.gov/Government/Boards-and- Commissions/South-Division-Grandville-Corridor-Improvement-Authority

 

Position: TEACH ENGLISH ABROAD

Location: Abroad

Job Description: Promise Opens Doors is a non-profit organization which pioneered real-time online EFL instruction in 2004. We are proudly partnered with English First (www.englishfirst.com), a division of Education First, to share with you this highly sought-after opportunity to travel abroad and teach in a legitimate and well-recognized establishment. 

 

Based in Boston, with an international office in London, English First is one of 16 divisions of Education First. Focusing on language training and world travel, Education First has over 40,000 employees, 500 schools and offices, and locations in 107 countries. English First (EF) was selected as the 2019 Best Education Company to work for in Asia. EF has been chosen as the language interpreter for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyongyang, South Korea, the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan and the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.

 

Teaching English in China with EF offers three different school types.  After a year in one position there is an opportunity to transition into another teaching experience.  Kids & Teens School – students age 3-18 years, separated into 4 age groups, with interactive touch screen tvs /white boards; Adult School – classes from complete beginner to upper advanced, students range from university undergraduates to professionals and Online Teaching Centre – a bright, spacious teaching center in Shanghai with 100 teachers offering 20 minute, 40 minute and private online lessons to the Chinese community.

 

Compensation: visa processing, airport pickup on arrival, meet/greet with staff and colleagues, housing support, city orientation, online EF community, EF co-pay health insurance, free hotel first two weeks at EF, weekly EF sponsored social/cultural events, $1900 - $2000 /month   based on qualifications, $1100 flight allowance, 10 paid annual leave days plus 11 national holidays  

 

Contact/Application: www.englishfirst.com

Position: Lighthouse for Teen Mothers Intern Position

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Job Description: 

Key person for creating and sending out the Quarterly newsletter.

Plan activities and participate in activities with the house.

Help house parent with meal planning and house schedules.

Work with volunteers to cover needed appointments for the residents.

Create processes for the intake and off-boarding of residents.

Create and manage learning and life goals with residents.

Assist residents in completing their high school degree.

Help navigate Social Services and other resources that the residents may need.



Compensation: 

Financial stipend of $500; 50% ($250) paid after successfully completing 5 weeks of the internship and the final payment ($250) at the completion of the internship.

This internship can be used for credit or non-credit.

A loving, encouraging environment where you will make a direct difference to teen Mothers.

Flexibility for when you work. Daytime and/or evening hours, and some weekend hours required. 

Potential to earn extra income by providing weekend respite care at the house.



Contact/Application: lhftms@gmail.com








Position: Bauer CRC Youth Intern 

Location: Hudsonville, MI

Job Description: The youth intern will serve Bauer Christian Reformed Church by ministering to students and assisting the Youth Director with planning, preparing, and leading the youth ministry. He/she will also grow closer to the LORD, identify and strengthen their own personal ministry gifts, and develop the necessary skills for leading a youth ministry.

 

Specific Youth Intern Responsibilities

  1. Strengthen personal connection with God and learn to follow his direction for ministry
  2. Identify ways to regularly connect with new students (on their turf) that fits with intern’s

personal gifts/interests/personality.

  1. Example: if intern is musical, help with high school concert, play, or performance
  2. Plan, lead, and teach two youth group meetings per month
  3. One middle school and one high school
  4. Assist Youth Director in planning & leading events
  5. Take charge of and lead three events per semester
  6. Assist Youth Director with planning other events
  7. Build relationships with students & families
  8. Write Parent Newsletters for weeks they teach
  9. Assist Youth Director with various duties to support the youth ministry vision



Compensation: Receives $2,000 for each semester of service

 Should the Youth Intern decide to continue serving through the summer and into another

school year, he/she receives $500 for the summer



Contact/Application: brian@bauercrc.org






Position: Internship

Location: Northern California

Job Description: Each intern disciples one to three students and teaches group Bible studies on a rotation basis.  Interns are hard-working supervisors of the students and perform daily assignments that include practical activities--cooking, cleaning, and various maintenance tasks on our 86-acre campus (affectionately called “the Ranch”). Interns also oversee a dorm room with two or three students.  Many teachable moments arise during the daily activities as well as during recreation times (e.g. boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, ball games, “hanging out,” etc.). There are also various opportunities to minister in other ways according to interest and gifting.

 

Compensation: None

 

Contact/Application: http://www.christianencounter.org/

 

Position: Worship Leader 

Location: Madison, WI

Job Description: Paid Position Support Raising Required Employment Dates: May 25th - August 11th, 2020 Position Description As the Worship Leader you will oversee and develop the Worship Team while leading 45 nights of worship in one summer. You will work closely with the Emcee on all musical elements of the nightly programing, as well as the Media Tech on all logistical transitions and sound. You will work with youth leaders to understand the worship experiences students are familiar with in order to create an atmosphere conducive to worship for multiple denominations and various backgrounds in worship theology. Not only will you have the opportunity to lead worship each night, but you will also have ministry opportunities during the day as you serve alongside students on work projects. You will see students’ lives changed as they grow into a deeper understanding of God through serving the community during the day and experiencing powerful programming each night. 

Responsibilities:

-Lead worship for nightly programming

-Train and develop Worship Team Members

  • Maintain weekly contact with a full-time Programming Coordinator
  • Oversee weekly set selection and submit weekly set lists to the Worship Coordinator
  • Responsible for all worship slides on ProPresenter
  • Facilitate nightly rehearsals for worship
  • Organize set up and sound check daily
  • Coordinate daily with the Emcee and Media Tech to ensure an effective flow of nightly programming
  • Lead and participate alongside students at work projects daily
  • Contribute as a team player in all aspects of mission trip facilitation
  • Participate in daily devos

Compensation: Paid Position

Contact/Application: https://nextstepministries.com/internship-application/

 

Position: Hospitality Leader

Location: Madison, WI

Job Description: As the Hospitality Leader you will have the opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills as you oversee essential components of a well-functioning mission trip. You will oversee all of the cooking, meal preparation, food inventory, and cleaning responsibilities on site. You will grow in your organizational and delegation skills as you create sustainable systems for others to help in the kitchen and lodging facilities. This position provides a platform to practice servant leadership and hospitality as you build relationships with others and oversee key elements of a successful mission trip. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to serve along students and community members daily on work projects. You will see students’ lives changed as they grow into a deeper understanding of God through serving the community during the day and experiencing powerful programming each night.

Responsibilities:

  • Submit weekly food order and coordinate grocery shopping
  • Keep detailed inventory of food
  • Be responsible for supplies (such as cleaning, admin, etc.)
  • Work with the Team Leader to maintain and manage the food budget
  • Oversee breakfast and dinner preparation
  • Responsible for the set up of brown bag lunches
  • Organize and oversee the student cleaning crew jobs
  • Lead and participate alongside students at work projects daily
  • Participate in daily devos and nightly worship
  • Contribute as a team player in all aspects of mission trip facilitation

Compensation: Paid Position

Contact/Application: https://nextstepministries.com/internship-application/

Position: Community Project Coordinator

Location: Madison, WI

Job Description: As Community Project Coordinator you will have the opportunity to facilitate long-term relationships between incoming mission teams and local community  partnerships. Each week, you will work directly with various organizations, nonprofits, and local churches to coordinate community engagement and development activities. Your job is to create a healthy and dynamic balance between the experience each mission team has in the community (opportunity for increased awareness, learning, and cultural engagement), with standards of empowerment, sustainability and local leadership within the community. As you serve alongside students, you will see students’ lives changed as they grow into a deeper understanding of God through serving in the community during the day and experiencing powerful programming each night.

Pre-Summer Responsibilities:

  • Mandatory Community Project Coordinator Training in Madison, WI – May 22 - 24, 2020

Summer Responsibilities:

  • Work within a team of 8 – 10 other Summer Staff members to effectively facilitate week-long mission trips
  • Maintain strong contact and develop thriving relationships with community leaders and local partnerships
  • Work with the Team Leader and incoming Youth Leaders to coordinate weekly involvement and engagement with the community
  • Facilitate student involvement and integration within partnering organizations each week
  • Advocate for the community over the course of the summer in the way the Summer Staff and mission teams talk, interact, and engage with the community
  • Integrate Christian Community Development principles into the workweek
  • Enhance effectiveness of short-term mission work (locally-led projects, empowerment, sustainability)
  • Facilitate daily prayer for the community amongst the Summer Staff and incoming youth groups
  • Participate in daily devos and nightly worship
  • Lead and participate alongside students at service projects daily
  • Contribute as a team player in all aspects of mission trip facilitation

Compensation: Paid Position

Contact/Application: https://nextstepministries.com/internship-application/

Position: VBS Coordinator 

Location: Madison, WI

Job Description: As VBS Coordinator you will have the opportunity to facilitate long-term relationships between incoming mission teams and local community members and kids. Each week, you will work closely with mission teams to facilitate their involvement in a summer-long VBS program for children in the community. You may also be a part of coordinating community outreach opportunities including things such as home visits between incoming teams and community members. Your job is to create a healthy and dynamic balance between the experience each mission team has in the community (opportunity for increased awareness, learning and cultural engagement), with standards of empowerment, sustainability and local leadership within the community. As you serve alongside students, you will see students’ lives changed as they grow into a deeper understanding of God through serving in the community during the day and experiencing powerful programming each night.

Responsibilities:

  • Work within a team of 8 – 10 other Summer Staff members to effectively facilitate week-long mission trips
  • Work with the Team Leader and incoming Youth Leaders to create student outreach teams each week
  • Coordinate details of each work team’s integration within the community on a weekly basis
  • Oversee weekly VBS program
  • Work closely with community partners to coordinate details and logistics of the summer long VBS program
  • Create VBS lessons, correlating activities and interactive elements
  • Keep accurate inventory of materials needed for VBS on a weekly basis
  • Communicate with and prepare incoming teams regarding the VBS lessons/activities they will be a part of for the week prior to their arrival through email
  • Integrate Christian Community Development principles into the VBS program and community outreach activities
  • Lead and participate alongside students daily
  • Contribute as a team player in all aspects of mission trip facilitation
  • Participate in daily devos and nightly worship

Compensation: Paid Position

Contact/Application: https://nextstepministries.com/internship-application/

Position: Child Development Center Program Director

Location: Portland, MI

Job Description: The Program Director must satisfy the educational and experiential requirements of the State of Michigan (see below). He or she must be willing and able to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Child Development Center, including affirming and upholding the beliefs and values of Portland Church of the Nazarene; understanding and implementing the various rules and regulations of the State of Michigan; managing staff and organizing schedules; maintaining employee's files and children's charts with required documentation; etc.

Compensation: $31,000-$35,000 

Contact/Application: jimmyguffey@gmail.com or tel:(815) 278-1659