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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Policy on Web postings:

Appropriate postings are accepted for ACOSA website on a space available basis. ACOSA reserves the right to refuse any posting it deems inappropriate or in conflict with ACOSA's objectives. The appearance of a posting on the ACOSA website does not imply endorsement by ACOSA.

To submit an employment listing for consideration on ACOSA's website, please send an email with detailed info: pdf or text of announcement to Ana Santiago-SanRomán at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Coordinator, Building Sustainable Communities

Position overview: The Building Sustainable Communities program seeks to implement projects and programs to improve the quality of life for residents in Detroit’s Corktown, Mexicantown and Hubbard communities by focusing on five program areas:

▪ Expanding Investment in Housing and Other Real Estate

▪ Increasing Family Income and Wealth

▪ Stimulating Economic Development

▪ Improving Access to Quality Education

▪ Supporting Healthy Environments and Lifestyles

The BSC Coordinator will help lead the Quality of Life plan implementation process to identify gaps in existing neighborhood services and opportunities for new projects or programs. Specific new programs or partnerships will grow out of the ongoing implementation process. The BSC Coordinator will support existing programs and may supervise an AmeriCorps member whose work is focused on resident engagement, neighborhood beautification, and vacant property maintenance.

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Executive Director, 826michigan

Ypsilanti Program Manager, 826michigan

826michigan is hiring!

We are seeking enthusiastic and qualified candidates to apply for TWO roles at 826michigan: Ypsilanti Program Manager and Executive Director. The salary for the Executive Director has yet to be posted, though the base annual wage for the Ypsilanti Program Manager is $37,000.

The link to the postings on our website is here:; PDF attachments of the job descriptions are below.

Executive Director, 826michigan

Ypsilanti Program Manager, 826michigan

It is tremendously helpful if you will spread the word about these job openings throughout your networks as we genuinely seek to achieve greater equity and inclusion in our day-to-day operations at 826michigan—and the first step is ensuring that a diverse group of candidates learns about the available opportunities in the first place.

Materials for the Ypsilanti Program Manager opening are due no later than 11:59pm Wednesday, August 16.

Materials for the Executive Director opening are due no later than 11:59pm on Tuesday, September 5.

If you have any questions about the roles, please contact: Courtney Wise Randolph, Community Engagement Manager

826michigan inspires school-aged students to write confidently and skillfully with the help of adult volunteers in their communities. Our writing and tutoring programs uphold a culture of creativity and imagination and support students in establishing strong habits of mind. Through publication and community engagement, we provide students with an authentic and enthusiastic audience for their writing.


Community Liaison Position, New York State Assembly

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Public Engagement Strategist, ACLU

Position overview: The Public Engagement Strategist is responsible for creating, innovating and managing an effective system of volunteer engagement for the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.  A successful strategy for volunteer engagement will inspire and motivate stakeholders to take action on behalf of ACLU of Michigan, impact local community development and leadership, create goodwill, build the ACLU of Michigan membership base, and advance our fundraising goals. The focus of any volunteer engagement strategy must promote the organization’s mission, benefit our collaborative philosophy and vision, and align with our strategic goals. Building relationships with corporate and community volunteers, the Strategist will ensure an energized, efficient and effective volunteer base of support for the organization. The Strategist will also interact with all departments within the organization and be accountable for developing strategies, assessing needs and capacity, leading operational plans, and creating initiatives, metrics and benchmarks to support volunteer matching, engagement and programming.

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DATE POSTED: 4/18/17

Director of the OASS, School of Social Work at Wayne State University

The School of Social Work at Wayne State University is seeking a Director of the OASS.  We are seeking candidates who will provide leadership and energy in this position that is vital to our school's functioning.  The OASS director oversees enrollment management activities including recruitment, admissions, course scheduling, advising, retention, and student services and reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  We are seeking candidates with experience in admissions and student services who also have an MSW.

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DATE POSTED: 4/17/17

Academic Administrator, Guizhou Berkeley Big Data Innovation Research Center (GBIC)

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DATE POSTED: 4/12/17

Executive Director, Southeast Michigan Senior Regional Collaborative (SRC)

Apply By:  April 23, 2017

The Senior Regional Collaborative was founded in 2008 as a network of organizations serving the needs of senior citizens in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. During its years as a collaborative it has been managed by a dedicated Steering Committee with active member support for its activities. It has grown to 30 member organizations whose commitment to collective impact led to its current nonprofit governance structure as an independent 501c3.

To support its further growth, the organization is extending its search to establish staff leadership through the contracting of an Executive Director. As an independent contractor, the Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors and will oversee all day to day SRC activities. The SRC is currently located within Bridging Communities, one of its member agencies.

This new position presents an exciting opportunity for a seasoned professional who has management experience and a desire to bring passion and skill to this new organization that has the potential for significant impact on the sector.

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Please respond by sending comprehensive resumes electronically to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Questions may be directed to the same email address.


DATE POSTED: 4/11/17

National Community Outreach Coordinator, The Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP)

The Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP) is a national legal and policy resource and strategy center for people living with HIV and their advocates. CHLP’s mission is to reduce HIV’s impact on vulnerable and marginalized communities and to secure the human rights of people affected by HIV. We support and increase the HIV advocacy power and expertise of attorneys, community members and service providers, and advance policy initiatives that are grounded in social justice, science and the public health. We do this by providing high-quality legal and policy materials in an accessible web-based resource bank, cultivating an interdisciplinary network of attorneys, experts and activists, and promoting advocacy on critical HIV legal, health and human rights issues.

The National Community Outreach Coordinator will serve in an anchoring position for CHLP’s state-based anti-criminalization and youth sexual health project work. The position is a great opportunity for a confident, developing professional to support, inspire and work with state advocates organizing to reform oppressive, unwarranted criminal justice policies that disproportionately target people on the basis of identity, from HIV/health status to race to sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Director of Counseling Services, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE)

Posting End Date:  May 5, 2017

The Counseling Services department at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville invites candidates to join a vibrant, compassionate team that provides high quality individual counseling to help students fully develop their personal, social, emotional, and cognitive growth.

The Director of Counseling Services provides leadership and administrative oversight of the department’s day-to-day operations, managing both clinical and clerical staff along with providing some direct counseling services.  This visionary and innovative leader must have an appreciation and understanding of mental health issues in a diverse student body, excellent management skills, and an understanding of the complexities of leading a Counseling Services department in a higher education setting with multiple publics, including students, parents, faculty and staff. The Director also serves as a representative of the University and Counseling Services Department to other University departments and outside agencies.

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DATE POSTED: 3/21/17

Youghiogheny Riverkeeper, Mountain Watershed Association

Apply By:  April 30, 2017

The Mountain Watershed Association seeks the protection, preservation and restoration of the Indian Creek and greater Youghiogheny River watersheds in the Laurel Highlands region of southwestern Pennsylvania. We are currently accepting resumes for a full-time Youghiogheny Riverkeeper. The Youghiogheny Riverkeeper is a program of the Mountain Watershed Association and has expanded the organization's vision into the larger Youghiogheny River basin. The Yough Riverkeeper is the public advocate for the watershed. We use grassroots efforts to defend against further pollution, improve water quality and to conserve the natural ecology and character of the region.

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