Careers

Volunteer & Event Assistant

United Way of the Lakeshore is seeking an entry-level Volunteer & Event Assistant to join our professional team. This position will perform various duties to support the volunteer, recruitment, placement, and engagement in United Way's mission work and partner agency workstations. This position will also serve as the first point of contact by greeting visitors to the United Way office and oversee volunteers assisting in this space.

United Way of the Lakeshore is a social change organization working to improve the lives of people in Muskegon, Oceana, and Newaygo counties. Our mission is uniting to inspire change and build thriving communities. Our regional aspiration is that the people of the lakeshore will have the educational and economic opportunities needed to succeed and thrive. We work collaboratively with private companies, employees, and nonprofit partners to create and promote supports to cause lasting change in conditions for our community residents. Our bold goal issue is reducing poverty, more specifically, 10,000 more working families will meet their basic needs by 2025. Our targeted focus is ALICE families (A*sset Limited Income Constrained E*mployed) who are sometimes referred to as the "working poor".

This is an entry-level administrative coordinator position that will provide support to the entire United Way team. Under the general supervision of the Community Engagement Director and AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP Manager, this position will perform various duties to support the volunteer recruitment, placement and engagement in United Way's mission work and partner agency workstations. This position will also serve as the first point of contact by greeting visitors to the United Way office and oversee volunteers assisting in this space.

The ideal candidate will exhibit excellent interpersonal skills, diplomacy, hospitality, professionalism, be a team player, a problem solver, and remain calm under pressure in our high energy work environment.

United Way of the Lakeshore is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

Special grant requirements: due to project staff having direct contact with individuals from a vulnerable population, employment is contingent upon a successful FBI background check, I-CHAT and sex offender check.

JOB TYPE: Full-time (37.5 hours/week) or part time (20.0 hours/week)
LOCATION: Muskegon, Michigan
BENEFITS: Vacation and sick pay, 403(B) retirement plan, professional development and training. Additional benefits available if full-time.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $14.00 - $16.00 per hour

Benefits:

401(k)
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Retirement plan
Vision insurance
Schedule:

8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Education:

Associate (Preferred)


Work Location: One location

Homeless Network Coordinator 

United Way of the Lakeshore seeks a Housing and Homeless Network Coordinator to join our professional team to serve as a key coordinator with the Homeless Continuum of Care Network in Muskegon County working to end homelessness.

The Muskegon County Homeless Continuum of Care Network (Network) is the collaborative and coordinating system that increases awareness and acts to promote and support services to prevent or eliminate homelessness in Muskegon County. The Network Coordinator facilitates the community initiative, prepares state and federal grant proposals, and coordinates a data information system.

This right candidate will exhibit excellent interpersonal skills, technical writing skills, diplomacy, hospitality and professionalism. This is an upper-level program position that will provide thought leadership to the United Way and Network team. The person must be a team player, a problem solver and calm under pressure in our high energy work environment.

The ideal candidate will also be a driven and detail-oriented, a self-starter with excellent communication and facilitation skills. A Master’s Degree is preferred or a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree along with experience working with individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Experience with US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Michigan State Housing and Development Authority (MSHDA) contracts and reporting systems preferred. Proven management skills, including staff and volunteer supervision will be helpful.

Joining us on the Muskegon Lakeshore is the best decision you will ever make! Live where others vacation. We are a continuously evolving community showing growth, change, innovation, and culture that can be enjoyed year-round. With 27 inland lakes, 26 miles of Lake Michigan waterfront, 400 miles of rivers, and miles of woods and dunes, you’ll enjoy a lifestyle that is Pure Michigan.

UWL offers a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision, 403B retirement plan, disability pay, life insurance, vacation and sick pay, ongoing training and professional development, supportive team.

To be considered, please submit a letter of interest indicating why you are the person we are looking for along with your resume listing skills and experience to HR@unitedwaylakeshore.org. The application deadline is September 2, 2022. Early submission is encouraged. Applicants will be considered as they are received. The position will remain open until a candidate is hired.

United Way of the Lakeshore is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.


JOB TYPE: Full-time (37.5 hours/week) salaried, exempt

LOCATION: Muskegon, Michigan

SALARY RANGE: $40-50,000

BENEFITS: Medical/dental/vision, 403B retirement plan, disability pay, life insurance, vacation and sick pay, ongoing training and professional development