Job Listings 2/15/19

Volunteer Recruitment Specialist


As an employee at the American Red Cross, you could be on the front lines making a positive impact on our community. You could provide your services directly to the American public or support to the people who do. Both roles help further the mission of the Red Cross. Join our non-profit organization, where your heart and mind go to work!
The American Red Cross Michigan Region is seeking a Volunteer Recruitment Specialist. This position can be based in either our Detroit, Lansing or Grand Rapids, MI Chapter(s). This is a full time, hourly paid (non-exempt) position, and a valid driver’s license is required!
Experience recruiting volunteers is highly desired!
The Recruitment Specialist is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of broad based recruitment strategies to attract and identify Red Cross volunteers to effectively support Regional goals and mission critical activities.
1. At the direction of the local leadership (Regional Volunteer Services Officer or Senior Recruitment Specialist): Utilize comprehensive recruitment strategies to meet assigned volunteer recruitment metrics identified through the Volunteer Needs Assessment. Emphasis placed on geography, skill sets, availability and leadership experience.
2. Conduct face to face general and targeted recruiting activities to obtain volunteer applicants tracked to referral and approval.
3. Support the development and ongoing refinement of the Regional Volunteer Recruitment Plan to include both in-person and digital strategies.
4. Assist in identifying, cultivating, and maintaining relationships with key volunteer recruitment agencies/organizations, market segments, and populations to create a robust network and strong candidate pipeline for future needs.
5. Partner with assigned staff to strengthen existing relationships, and identify and evaluate prospective volunteer recruitment sources and partnerships within the Region.
6. Assist in evaluating and modifying recruitment strategies based on lessons learned.
7. Assist with maintaining accurate records of all potential and actual volunteer leads through the appropriate volunteer tracking tool.
8. Produce monthly volunteer activity status reports as directed.

Education: Bachelor's degree in business or equivalent combination of related education and experience required.
Experience: Minimum three to five years related experience required.
Management Experience: N/A
Skills & Abilities:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Strong training and presentation skills.
• Interpersonal skills and the ability to relate effectively to people of diverse backgrounds and education levels.
• Knowledge of group dynamics, customer maintenance techniques, negotiation skills, and the ability to effectively implement programs is preferred.
• Good organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple and continuously evolving priorities effectively are required.
• Recruiting experience OR the ability to effectively communicate and represent Red Cross mission and activities in a positive and realistic manner is preferred.
• Other Skills: Intermediate proficiency with MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
• Team player
• Accountability
• Communication (written & oral)
• Presentation skills
• Building Effective Relationships
• Persuasion
• Confident
Travel: May involve travel. A current valid driver's license and good driving record is required.
Physical Requirements:
Depending on work assignment, may require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 20 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information. Overall mobility is essential. May include sitting for long periods of time, driving a vehicle and working under challenging conditions. Will include working evenings and/or weekends occasionally.
Work Conditions:
Work is performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to emergency services relief work. May travel and participate in meetings and conferences throughout chapter jurisdiction, state and Red Cross system. Because the Red Cross is a disaster response organization, staff may be asked to be on 24-hour call during period of major disaster.

How to Apply:
If this sounds like the kind of opportunity that you've been waiting for, please apply at: URL for the position,

Michigan Talent Bank Job Order Number: 9549035

Creative Strategist


At Piper & Gold, we know we have the power to change our community – and our world – for the better. We show up every day committed to making a difference and having a good time while doing it. We work our asses off and are proud of what the P&G family brings to our communities, as well as each of our lives.
We’ve built a boutique agency in the heart of Michigan whose elite clients value our work and our time. We produce award-winning public relations solutions. We make an impact and effect real change. We recognize hard work with kudos – and cash – and we want to bring the right person in to our Piper & Gold family.
Creative strategists help us to see the world our clients envision. By producing stunning digital graphics, compelling content, powerful printed information and clever branded materials, the creative strategist makes the clients’ message visually come to life and is responsible for leading P&G’s visual storytelling efforts. A creative strategist must understand and interpret information from a variety of sources internal and external to the organization. Our new creative strategist will work with our existing creative strategist and the rest of the team to increase our capacity to do good shit.
As a part of our team, the creative strategist works with P&G team members and clients to identify priorities and manage creative strategies from concept to completion, leveraging agency resources to help achieve client goals.
A creative strategist is an integral member of the team, leading design-based client accounts, challenging the team to infuse the agency’s public relations strategies with the power of visuals, making real and lasting impact in the world around them and creating change through their work.
Duties and responsibilities
Collaboration and project management
Delegate work to assistant strategists as appropriate, with oversight from associate and senior strategists.
Serve as the primary project manager on creative projects, working with associate and senior strategists.
Plan, oversee and document all aspects of creative projects, working with associate and senior strategists.
Collaborate with account, senior and creative strategists on content, concepts, design and execution
Review and edit content created by assistant strategists.
Research and recommend new software or technical resources for the organization.
Find and secure digital content (stock photos, graphics, etc.) to use in promotional work
Collaborate with clients regarding project expectations.
Ideation and thought leadership
Lead and facilitate client and P&G brainstorming sessions.
Interpret the ramblings of associate and senior strategists and clients into visual representations of what they actually meant (not just what they said).
Connect creative strategy ideas into meaningful results that fit the client's budget.
Demonstrate the ability to be pragmatic yet unique when the budget is shoestring, and unrestrained when the budget is ample.
Generate and share ideas and inspiration for visual storytelling.
Draw attention to missed opportunities for visual storytelling.
Attend networking events and professional development.
Serve the community through board and committee membership.
Concept and content development
Ideate, design and develop visual brands and brand refreshes and reinterpretations.
Develop campaign concepts and themes including mood boards, concept presentations and mockups.
Develop publication concept options including themes, inspiration and ways to incorporate key messages.
Develop compelling content and copy for social media, ads, flyers and other designed projects as needed.
Present concepts, content and designs to the client, along with the associate and senior strategists.
Post and schedule social media content as needed via social platforms and software.
Manage digital advertising campaigns on social platforms, when needed.
Nuts and bolts graphic design
Implement design of campaigns based on concepts and themes including social media, outdoor, swag or other tactics recommended.
Execute publication design based on concepts including annual reports, newsletters, brochures and other client solutions.
Create and approve final versions of digital ads and graphics for social media, digital advertising, etc.
Create print files for production of posters, brochures, signs, advertising, flyers, etc.
Coordinate with advertising representatives to place graphic advertising.
Produce infographics from original source materials, including interpreting numbers and figures into graphs and charts.
Develop and document brand guidelines for graphic logos and other visual media.
Find and select vendors for the production of promotional materials.
Interface with vendors to produce printed materials.
Perform additional duties when necessary, including being blunt, fearless, kind and wicked smart.
Competitive salary based on experience. Please include salary requirements per application instructions.
Robust benefits package including:
Unlimited vacation time
Flex time
Sick time.
10 week paid parental leave
40 hour work week.
100 percent paid vision and dental insurance
IRA match.
Professional membership fees.
Professional development opportunities.
Tuition reimbursement.
Well-stocked LaCroix fridge and your favorite snacks.
P&G family lunches twice a week.
Merit-based bonuses.
We're small by choice. We are an elite team that wants to interact with our clients and each other. We believe quality and results go up (and frustration and errors go down) when you have senior-level staff executing a vision, with the support of their team members. We view one another as peers and collaborators, and it enhances our work.
We have a team approach to clients. Clients don't have the traditional single point of contact, rather they get to know and work with a team that has identified roles and responsibilities. It means we thrive on constant communication. We view candid feedback as a tool to help ourselves and others be successful. We back each other up, but own our choices and have the freedom to make the decision we believe is right for the client. We balance responsibility, accountability and a supportive environment.
We do work that makes an impact. Whether that's for a social cause, in our geographic community or with a cause about which we're passionate, we focus on work that changes the world for the better. If we don't believe in it, we don't do it.
We're allies and advocates. As a female-owned business, we're fierce feminists. We try to listen and learn to what strong allyship means for members of the LGBTQIA+ community, people of color and so many more. We work to do better.
We strive to create an environment where we care about our coworkers and clients, minimize frustrations and do great work. We try to be good people. We work for good causes and good people. When we see something that needs to be fixed, we say something and work toward a solution. And this mentality, paired with smart people, helps us do great work that changes our world.

Associate degree in graphic design, visual arts, creative advertising or a related field required, bachelor’s degree preferred.
Public relations or marketing experience preferred.
Exceptional skill with graphic and visual design.
Exceptional skill in the Adobe Creative Cloud applications, with an emphasis on Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
Knowledge of brainstorming techniques and creative concepting processes.
Able to develop brand and campaign messaging and concepts.
Able to write and edit using AP Style.
Able to develop written ad copy, flyer copy and social media content.
Time management and analytical skills necessary for efficient and effective project management.
Able to learn and use project management software. Experience with project management software preferred.
Proficient in word processing, computer research and email.
Familiarity with social media platforms and software preferred.
Familiarity and relationships with print vendors preferred.
Able to take care of business, without someone looking over your shoulder.
Capable of juggling multiple projects (actual juggling not required).
Capable of producing quality work quickly (and sometimes even quicklier).

How to Apply:
Send an intro email outlining why you want to be a part of the team and what your work style is, a separate PDF with your salary requirements and references, your resume and a link to your portfolio or a portfolio file to Principal Strategist and Owner Kate Snyder, We're interviewing on a rolling basis starting in February 2019. Our goal is to find the right fit by early March. Basically, get your stuff in now. We can't wait to see it. URL for the position,

Michigan Talent Bank Job Order Number: 9557095

Mechanic Diesel & Small Engine Repair


D&G Equipment is a John Deere dealership with locations in Central Michigan.
Performs mechanical and electrical diagnostics, service repairs and maintenance on agricultural and lawn and garden equipment.
D&G Equipment offers a full benefit package that includes:
Health, Dental, Vision, Prescription, Aflac, Life and Short Term Disability Insurance,
Vacation, Holiday Pay and 401K Retirement Benefits.

Ability to perform repairs and required maintenance using special tools and equipment following Technical Manual procedures
Proficient knowledge of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems used in the repair of agricultural and turf equipment
Knowledge of computer functions and equipment used for diagnostic purposes
Proficient oral and written communication skills
Ability to lift at least 75 lbs. repeatedly
Basic Service Technician certification preferred with 1+ years of experience performing service repairs
Valid driver’s license is required

How to Apply:
Please apply on our website at or visit one of our locations to fill out an application. URL for the position,

Michigan Talent Bank Job Order Number: 7287656