Chief Executive Officer, Covenant Community Care

Job Title

Chief Executive Officer


Covenant Community Care

About the Position

Covenant Community Care (Covenant) is in search of a dynamic, Christ-centered, energetic, and humble Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to help propel the mission further into the community to those that most need care. The next CEO will bring a strong business acumen, be a strategic thinker, a catalyzer and stabilizer, and continue Covenant’s work as a vibrant community partner. The leader will be exceptionally knowledgeable and well informed in health care management and proven as a grower of people, programs and culture. The ideal candidate will have effective relationship building and interpersonal skills, prior experience in Board leadership, knowledge of complex and blended funding streams including grant making entities, and be a shining example of best practices in management.

This position offers a competitive market-rate salary with strong benefits. Relocation assistance is offered and can be discussed in the negotiation process, as appropriate.


Specific requirements include:

  • Ability to embrace and personify the mission and core values of Covenant Community Care.
  • Capacity to develop strong external loyalty to the mission and values of Covenant and cultivate relationships with community partners and civic leaders in order to leverage support for the mission.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the issues and challenges involved in directing the operations of a multi-site, multi-service health care center, including the assimilation of new sites/programs as developed.
  • Track record in financial management, stewardship, and developing strategies to successfully increase revenue, including knowledge of HRSA requirements and relevant health care policies at both state and federal levels
  • Demonstrated ability for working in a multi-cultural setting and promoting inclusivity of all kinds with all audiences, including health care professionals and patients.
  • Career track record that shows stability and accomplishment with an organization and capacity to develop and nurture relationships culminating in overall success.
  • Eight or more years preferred in the management of health care organizations and/or health-related, complex organizations; Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) experience desired.
  • Master’s or Advanced degree preferred.

How to Apply


To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.

This search is being managed by Heather Eddy, President and CEO, and Octavia Daniels, Project Manager of KEES. Questions may be addressed to

KEES has been exclusively retained by Covenant Community Care in its search for a new Chief Executive Officer. KEES is a retained executive search and consulting firm that builds transformative teams and leaders. Founded in 2013 as an expansion of Alford Executive Search, KEES partners specifically with nonprofit organizations to provide an array of search, leadership, interim staffing and human resources support. For more information, please visit 

About the Organization

Covenant Community Care’s mission is to show and share the love of God, as seen in the good news of Jesus Christ, by providing integrated affordable and quality health care to those who need it most. Covenant is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that proudly heals and strengthens over 20,000 people every year through medical, dental, OB-care, behavioral health, and vision services. For more information, please visit

Special Events Coordinator, YWCA West Central Michigan

Job Title

Special Events Coordinator


YWCA West Central Michigan

About the Position


The YWCA West Central Michigan – an organization committed to empowering women, eliminating racism, and advocating for peace, justice, freedom, and the dignity of all people – is looking for a Special Events Coordinator to join our Development and Communications Team. The position is full-time, non-exempt.

The Special Events Coordinator will be our point person, developing and managing all aspects of our two annual signature fundraising events – The YWCA Tribute Awards and The YWCA Open Circle Luncheon. They’re popular annual events on our community’s calendar and each one attracts no less than 600 to 700 people year after year. They’re also long-standing.  Locally, the programs for Tribute and Open Circle were the first of their kind when they started more than 40 and 20 years ago respectively. That kind of longevity and consistent success isn’t a fluke. We work hard to make YWCA events relevant and engaging for individual guests, a worthwhile investment for our sponsors, and a significant source of revenue for our services.

Also, we know impressions and relationships matter.

At Tribute and Open Circle, the work of the YWCA Development and Communications Team is on full display.  The way we execute our work; the creativity, discipline, professionalism, and quality we demonstrate represents our colleagues, volunteers, and all those who support and endorse this organization.  Just as importantly, we’re demonstrating the care and attention each survivor who reaches out to the YWCA for help can expect.

The YWCA has been the deeply grateful beneficiary of the Women Lawyers vs. Judges Charity Softball game since 1983(!) and this year, we’re equally honored to have been chosen as a 2020 Charity Partner for the Gazelle Girl 5K/10K/Half Marathon. Our Special Events Coordinator takes care of a handful of tasks related to our role at each, and connects with anyone else who is interested in hosting a fundraiser to help support the YWCA’s work – everything from cake sales to concerts.

Job Duties


The Special Events Coordinator is an enjoyable person to be around who is comfortable running a meeting, providing guidance and support to volunteers, visiting with major donors, making coffee, de-duping lists, tracking call notes, or quietly taking minutes. They are ‘that person we all know’ who makes you feel great about yourself and what you’re doing. They are generally knowledgeable about the issues we address, an exceptional writer, great at speaking with clarity, comfortable with just about any personality type, and graciously diplomatic.

If they don’t know the answer, they take the initiative to find it. If they don’t know the next step, they come to the table with a suggestion.

Project management is in their DNA. Making To-Do lists and checking things off brings them unparalleled joy, whereas the prospect of missing a deadline gives them hives. They were the top draft pick whenever a group project was assigned in school. If they were in marching band, they were the drum major, getting everyone onto the field and in position, setting the tempo, making sure each section – the brass and woodwinds and drumline – was doing its own part while simultaneously morphing the group from a figure eight into the school mascot.


Success for this position will be measured using traditionally-accepted development metrics for fundraising events: gross and net revenue, cost per dollar raised, number of guests, new and returning donors, and donor and sponsor satisfaction.


Because we are a fundraising and communications shop, having hands-on experience in non-profits (preferably on a fundraising team) and knowledge of donor databases is extremely helpful. It would be equally helpful if they have experience with the tools we use: MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, DonorPerfect, Mailchimp, WordPress, and InDesign. A sense of humor and steadfast commitment to use of the Oxford comma are required.

How to Apply


If you’re interested, please send your cover letter and resume by USPS, fax, or email as listed below. Be sure to clearly outline specifically how your experience will help make this position successful. The deadline is Tuesday, January 21, 2020. We will acknowledge receipt of all applications the following week, so there’s no need to call to confirm.

Submit resumes by 5:00 pm, Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Special Events Coordinator Position
YWCA Development and Communications Office
YWCA West Central Michigan
25 Sheldon Ave., SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

f) 616.459.5423

About the Organization


The YWCA is known statewide for – and prides itself on – excellence, cultural and professional competence, exemplary victim-focused care, and a commitment to doing what needs to be done to mitigate the impact of domestic and sexual violence. We are smart. We bring our best game every day. We have high expectations. We improve ourselves, individually and collectively. Each and every one of us is in awe of the strength we see in survivors. They are our inspiration.

This work is messy and sometimes we feel it keenly. But we try to take care of one another and listen and laugh. And together, we know we’re making a better, safer, more just world.

Development Manager, Blandford Nature Center

Job Title

Development Manager


Blandford Nature Center

About the Position

Position Summary:

The Development Manager is responsible for a variety of development functions within Blandford Nature Center’s fundraising program. A primary function is to develop a comprehensive annual giving strategy in conjunction with the Chief Development Officer. S/he executes and tracks data-driven, multi-year fundraising plans, providing analysis and recommendations for increasing campaign outcomes. This will result in broadening Blandford’s donor base, providing strong leadership annual giving and major gifts donor pipelines, and generating a growing revenue stream for the organization. This person is a key partner in driving strategies and messaging for the annual fund and the membership program. S/he enhances our donor relations activities, corporate giving programs, and other donor engagement. This position will manage a small portfolio of donors. Administrative support to the development program includes gift processing and acknowledgement, as well as involvement in facility rental functions.

This is an exempt, full-time position requiring 40+ hours per week with benefits. The position offers paid vacation and holidays. The work schedule is weekday business hours (9 am to 5 pm) with occasional evenings and weekends required.


This is an exempt, full-time position working 40+ hours per week. The pay range for this position is between $40,000 – $50,000 annually, based on experience. This position qualifies for paid holidays (8), birthday pay, 120 hours of annual leave (PTO), participation in health insurance, Blandford Nature Center Membership, and participation in a SIMPLE IRA plan with an up to 3% employer match.

FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-Time

Reports to: Chief Development Officer

Job Duties

Duties & Responsibilities:

Annual Giving

  • Assess and provide recommendations on the range of tools available to grow annual giving to Blandford utilizing high volume solicitations – including direct mail appeals and electronic communications – and broad-based giving programs, including membership and events.
  • Inform and implement an overall annual giving strategy and establish short- and long-term fundraising goals for the program in conjunction with the Chief Development Officer (CDO). Develop and implement operating plans to achieve goals.
  • Strengthen giving programs that generate annual support, such as leadership, recurring, corporate, and membership. Manage strategy and appropriate implementation for these and other special initiatives.
  • Craft and implement annual giving appeals, in conjunction with vendors as needed.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with vendors and organization staff, utilizing various resources to create successful appeals. Be willing and able to vet new vendors and make recommendations to CDO.
  • Lead strategy discussions to address how to present annual giving opportunities at organizational events.
  • Manage an annual budget for campaigns. Analyze and report ROI.
  • Respond to a variety of inquiries regarding interest in providing annual fundraising support to the organization through crowdfunding, special events, etc. Make recommendations on implementation and provide support, as needed.
  • Manage a dedicated donor portfolio that focuses on annual operating support.

Donor Relations & Development

  • Inform and implement unique and meaningful stewardship plans for donor categories, such as new donors, in conjunction with the Chief Development Officer.
  • Assist in completing donor research and creating profiles as assigned.
  • Compose and edit content for hard copy, e-communications, and website, as assigned, focused on creating fresh, compelling narratives about donor impact.


  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with staff, Board members, and other volunteers.
  • Provide monthly fundraising reports to the CDO.
  • Assess development operations and recommend improvements to CDO.
  • Work closely with the CDO and External Affairs Committee members, as assigned, to maximize the work of this committee.
  • Supervise the implementation of fundraising events. Inform the development of such events.


  • Oversee and manage donor database to ensure data integrity and support long-term goals.
  • Complete accurate contact reports in DonorSnap when donor interactions occur.
  • Process incoming contributions, generating acknowledgements and other correspondence, such as membership renewals and pledge reminders.
  • Coordinate with Finance to follow appropriate accounting procedures.
  • Assist CDO with identifying and setting up meetings with key donors/prospects.


  • Support organizational events as needed.
  • Manage logistics for related facility rentals as assigned.
  • Be available and willing to perform other tasks as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent knowledge, skills, experience, and abilities in a related field are required; advanced studies highly valued.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of fundraising experience with demonstrated success as an individual performer in a fundraising capacity within a nonprofit organization.
  • Nuanced understanding of how separate programmatic components of a development program maximize the fundraising continuum, with a particular emphasis on annual giving.
  • Creativity as well as analytical ability to maximize campaign outcomes and to track for strategic and process improvements.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively as part of a team, instilling confidence and trust among fellow staff and external constituents.
  • Superior writing skills, including the ability to craft, proofread, and edit persuasive content. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • High ethical standards, discretion, and confidentiality in working with donor information.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required. Advanced understanding of Excel and knowledge of DonorSnap fundraising software preferred. Saavy in working with data to improve processes and outcomes.  
  • Must possess a passion for the organization’s mission.
  • Must possess the ability to relate to diverse communities.
  • Commitment to lifelong learning and professional development.
  • Criminal history background check required.
  • Valid driver’s license required for periodic errands.

The attitudes and personal characteristics demonstrated in this position are

  • Self-motivated problem-solver with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Good judgment to make decisions in the absence of specific directions.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, with an ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, seeing projects to completion on deadline and with quality.
  • Enthusiasm, poise, flexibility, a sense of humor, and a positive attitude.
  • Technologically savvy and able to learn new computer programs.
  • Projecting a positive and professional image within and outside the organization.

How to Apply

To Apply:

Please visit and click on the Job Board button to complete your application.

*Please note:

  • Submit cover letter AND resume as one (1) document when prompted to upload your resume
  • List three (3) professional references and NOT three (3) personal references

Posting will be open until position is filled; interviews will begin as qualified applications arrive.

About the Organization

Blandford Nature Center’s Mission:

To engage and empower our community through enriching experiences in nature.

Blandford Nature Center’s Vision:

A thriving, diverse community that supports a healthy, natural world.

Blandford Nature Center’s Values:

  • Inclusion: Intentionally welcoming and embracing everyone
  • Stewardship: Responsibly using and caring for all our resources
  • Integrity: Demonstrating honesty, authenticity, and transparency within our organization and community
  • Experiential: Providing direct opportunities to enjoy, explore, and learn in nature
  • Partnership: Connecting and collaborating to effectively serve our community
  • Innovation: Using creativity and curiosity to continuously improve

The policy of the Blandford Nature Center is to ensure that diversity, inclusiveness, and respect are integral parts of our day-to-day management and work. Blandford staff, board and volunteers commit to ensure equal access to Blandford and all of its educational opportunities by all people.

In essence, diversity includes all the characteristics, experiences, and cultural influences that make each of us unique individuals. All individuals are welcome at Blandford Nature Center, and all individuals, regardless of race, color, age, national origin, sex (including transgender status, gender identity, and pregnancy), religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, status as a parent, will be treated with respect and dignity. By fostering an atmosphere of inclusion and respect, we can continue to value and appreciate the strengths afforded by differences in the styles, ideas, and organizational contributions of each person. We all share the responsibility to ensure diversity and inclusion throughout Blandford, and seek to recruit, engage, and retain a team and leadership composed of volunteers and staff that equitably and fairly represent our constituency.

Major Gift Officer, Mary Free Bed

Job Title

Major Gift Officer


Mary Free Bed

About the Position

Division: Advancement and Development Department.


Responsible for managing relationships with current and potential mid-level donor prospects determined to have the ability to make gifts in the $1,500 to $10,000 range (but is not limited to these amounts).  Must develop and implement strategies for securing financial support from a portfolio of donor prospects including identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts for the Mary Free Bed Foundation.  This position will involve volunteer leaders in development initiatives as well as establishing and maintaining valuable relationships with Mary Free Bed stakeholders and other community leaders.

• Focus on Patient Care. A selfless drive to serve and heal connects all MFB employees.

• Clinical Variety and Challenge. An inter-disciplinary approach and a top team of professionals create ever-changing opportunities and activities.

• Family Culture. We offer the stability of a large organization while nurturing the family/team atmosphere of a small organization.

• Trust in Each Other. Each employee knows that his/her co-workers can be trusted to make the right decision for our family, patients, staff and community.

• A Proud Tradition. Years of dedicated, quality service to our patients and community have yielded a reputation that fills our employees with pride.

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Director of Major Gifts and Donor Relations

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of this position, you must request accommodation in writing, within 182 days after you know or should know of the need for accommodation.

Job Duties

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  1. Develops and manages identified list of active major gifts prospects and implements strategies for solicitation and stewardship of these prospects.
  • Researches potential grant opportunities from both private foundations and tax supported entities, writes grants as necessary as well as post award grant reports.
  • Works independently and be self-motivated to cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate, foundation and individual donors.
  • Working with the Director, creates and implements special events for the purpose of cultivation and stewardship of major donors.
  • Conducts programs to acquaint donors with the program needs of the hospital.  Provides appropriate recognition to benefactors and volunteers.
  • Works with Marketing Department to develop promotional publications, web content and other communication tools used in conjunction with donor activities, special events and to cultivate relationships with donors and others in the community.
  • Works with the Foundation team to process gifts and maintain accurate accounting of all unrestricted income and its sources.
  • Reports to the Director of Major Gifts and Donor Relations; works with the entire department staff, members of the Mary Free Bed Guild and Hospital Board, and volunteers. 

Customer Service Responsibilities:

Customer Advocacy – Interacts with all customers using the Mary Free Bed Organizational Customer Service Standards. 

Customer Service –Demonstrates excellent customer service standards and behaviors. Encourages, coaches, and monitors teamwork and direct communication with co-workers. Deals discreetly and sensitively with confidential information.


Essential Job Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree.
  2. Five or more years of proven fundraising experience, preferably with significant foundation and mid-level and/or major donor fundraising experience.
  3. Knowledge, familiarity, and understanding of the West Michigan community.
  4. Proven ability to achieve revenue targets.
  5. Thorough understanding of all components of a diversified funding base.
  6. High-energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative with an ability to work independently.
  7. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and thorough understanding of strategic development.
  8. Sense of urgency, collaborative team style, and ability to quickly adapt to changes in priorities with strong decision making skills.
  9. Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks for timely project completions.
  10. Hard worker with strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with a broad array of people
  11. Demonstrated commitment to organizational mission with a “whatever it takes” attitude to get the job done.
  12. Strong verbal communication skills with ability to participate in public speaking events; ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  13. Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, Power Point and donor database systems
  14. Physical Requirements:
    1. Able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time)
    1. Able to lift, carry, push, pull, up to 10 pounds occasionally
    1. Able to sit for the majority of the time, but may involve brief periods of time involving walking or standing.
    1. Able to use keyboard frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time)
  15. Occasional Travel
    1. Occasional Night and Weekend activities
    1. Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects

Other Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a healthcare and/or non-profit setting
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge software

How to Apply

Resumes can be submitted online:

About the Organization

We have the great privilege of helping patients and families re-build their lives. It’s extraordinarily meaningful work and the reason we greet the day with optimism and anticipation. When patients “Ask for Mary,” they experience a culture that has been sculpted for more than a century. Our hallmark is to carefully listen to patients and innovatively serve them. This is true of every employee, from support staff and leadership, to clinicians and care providers. 

Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited rehabilitation hospital serving thousands of children and adults each year through inpatient, outpatient, sub-acute rehabilitation, orthotics and prosthetics and home and community programs. With the most comprehensive rehabilitation services in Michigan and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation, Mary Free Bed physicians, nurses and therapists help our patients achieve outstanding clinical outcomes. The growing Mary Free Bed Network provides patients throughout the state with access to our unique standard of care.  

Mission Statement:

Restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Mary Free Bed values diversity and inclusion among patients, families and staff. We strive to hire people who reflect the communities we serve. Our employees will serve all patients, families and each other with dignity and respect.

Director of Development, Clark Retirement

Job Title

Director of Development


Clark Retirement

About the Position

Clark Retirement is currently searching for a Director of Developmentto work collaboratively and strategically to raise funds for the benefit of Clark Foundation. 

Job Duties

Essential Job Functions:

  • Advance the mission, vision and values of Clark through philanthropy and giving campaigns 
  • Work closely with the VP in all fundraising initiatives and efforts 
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and provide stewardship to prospects and donors
  • Educate donors on the mission of Clark and development efforts including, but not limited to, benevolent care/endowment, capital projects, and programs and services
  • Work directly with VP of Development to develop strategic direction of the Foundation including donor portfolios, creative fun and friend-raising events, planned and estate gifts, special projects, employee giving initiative, grant opportunities and annual campaign goals and objectives
  • Management and execution of annual fund efforts
  • Sustain and grow donor recognition efforts
  • Support and work directly with Board of Directors and Board Committees on growing foundation development efforts
  • Connect donors to multiple giving opportunities including planned and estate giving
  • Meets weekly with VP to discuss ongoing department progress
  • Event planning and management
  • Document relevant donor information Donor Perfect Software
  • Attend community programs and events



  • Leadership and strategic thinking and creativity
  • Strong writing, communication and grammar skills
  • Strong knowledge and experience in Donor Perfect or related program
  • 5-8 years of professional experience in a non-profit organization; demonstrated success in a development function and/or related functions
  •  Experience in cultivating and expanding relationships
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral: ability to influence and engage in a wide range of donors/residents and build long term relationships 
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives 
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority

How to Apply

All applicants should apply at