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GRANTS

 
Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program

The 2021 Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program has concluded.

The Northwest Small Business Survival Grant Collaborative consisting of Networks Northwest, Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, Northwest Michigan Works!, Northwest Small Business Development Center, Traverse Connect, Alliance for Economic Success, and Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce reviewed nearly 800 applications for grants up to $20,000. The Collaborative was able to award grants to 181 small businesses and nonprofits across Northwest Michigan with an average amount of $13,122. 

A listing of all awardees in Northwest Michigan can be found by clicking the link below.

Northwest Michigan Survival Grant Awardees

For more information regarding the State of Michigan’s resources relative to COVID-19, please visit www.michiganbusiness.org/covid19


 

Requests For Proposals

 

 

There are no Requests for Proposals at this time.

 

 

 


 

Job POSTINGS

 
Regional Director Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center

Networks Northwest is seeking a dynamic and business-minded professional to lead the Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center.   

As a key member of the Networks Northwest senior leadership team, the Regional Director is responsible for providing comprehensive leadership and management of the Michigan SBDC Regional Center serving the 10 counties of Northwest Lower Michigan.  The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides consulting, training, market research and technology commercialization services to assist small business to launch, grow, transition and innovate.

The Regional Director is an iconic champion for entrepreneurs within the community while identifying new programs and services to meet the ever-changing needs of the entrepreneurial community. This individual ensures that all programs are operating in compliance, while providing inspirational leadership and being a great team member.

This position will have you working in one of the most desirable regions of Michigan. The position is based in the Networks Northwest Traverse City office.  Consideration will be given for remote and itinerate work throughout the Networks Northwest 10 county service area. 

For a full job description click on the link below.

Regional Director SBDC

Interested candidates are to forward cover letter and resume by 5:00 p.m. on October 8, 2021 to: Terry Vandercook, Networks Northwest Chief Program Officer at terry.vandercook@networksnorthwest.org


Networks Northwest Clerical Support 

Networks Northwest is looking for someone to provide clerical support to our teams. This person would provide clerical and office assistance for all programs and personnel of Networks Northwest and/or Northwest Michigan Works, Inc.  This position also takes calls from external customers, providing them with information and connecting them to the appropriate Networks Northwest / Northwest Michigan Works program of service. This position is part-time, permanent position working between 20 – 25 hours per week. If you're a people person that likes to stay organized and help others do the same we would love to hear from you. 

For a full job description click on the link below.

Clerical Support

If you think you’d be a great match for this position, we want to hear from you! 

Send your cover letter and resume to Steve.Shugart@NetworksNorthwest.org.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, October 6, 2021.


Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Procurement Counselor

Networks Northwest is adding a dynamic and creative PTAC Procurement Counselor to its regional PTAC team. This individual will provide counseling and training to businesses within the PTAC service area on how to successfully find, obtain, and perform under local, state and federal government contracts.

Having an emphasis on government contracting, this position functions as a key member of a regional business development team. You will work directly with businesses to grow their government sales. While working autonomously and meeting program goals, there is also a strong team atmosphere within the department and you can count on the support and expertise of colleagues. As a PTAC Procurement Counselor, you will work closely with community resource partners and programs that directly affect the quality of life in Northwest Michigan.

This position requires occasional travel within and outside the State. An agency vehicle is available for work related local travel.

This position will have you working in one of the most desirable regions of Michigan. The position is based in the Networks Northwest Traverse City office. Consideration will be given for a limited amount of remote and itinerate work throughout the 10 counties of Michigan’s northwest Lower Peninsula.

For a full job description click on the link below.

PTAC Procurement Counselor

Interested candidates are to forward cover letter and resume by 5:00 p.m. on October 5, 2021 to: Cathy Fairbanks, Northwest Michigan PTAC Regional Director,
at cathy.fairbanks@networksnorthwest.org.

Learn more about the Northwest Michigan PTAC by visiting networksnorthwest.org/business/PTAC


Northwest Michigan Works! / Catholic Human Services Life Coach - Cadillac

Northwest Michigan Works! and Catholic Human Services are seeking a dynamic and compassionate individual to fulfill the role of Life Coach.  The selected candidate will help people whose employment has been impacted by the opioid crisis and are ready to rejoin the workforce.  The Life Coach will help customers create goals that are achievable and have a positive impact on their success in the workforce. They will also provide feedback, mentoring, and accountability to maximize the customer’s success. As a Life Coach you will work to assist customers as they work to overcome barriers to education and employment.

The Life Coach will also act as a peer navigator, empowering customers to make life-changing decisions by providing appropriate and specific evaluation, analysis, and problem-solving skills; and work to connect them with services they need to achieve their employment goals. 

Successful candidates will receive training to earn their Associate Certified Life Coach credential.

For a full job description click on the link below.

Life Coach

Please send resume and cover letter to Brooke Lee, Service Center Manager:

brooke.lee@networksnorthwest.org

Submission deadline is Wednesday, October 6, 2021.


Northwest Michigan Works! / Catholic Human Services Life Coach - Traverse City

Northwest Michigan Works! and Catholic Human Services are seeking a dynamic and compassionate individual to fulfill the role of Life Coach.  The selected candidate will help people whose employment has been impacted by the opioid crisis and are ready to rejoin the workforce.  The Life Coach will help customers create goals that are achievable and have a positive impact on their success in the workforce. They will also provide feedback, mentoring, and accountability to maximize the customer’s success. As a Life Coach you will work to assist customers as they work to overcome barriers to education and employment.

The Life Coach will also act as a peer navigator, empowering customers to make life-changing decisions by providing appropriate and specific evaluation, analysis, and problem-solving skills; and work to connect them with services they need to achieve their employment goals. 

Successful candidates will receive training to earn their Associate Certified Life Coach credential.

For a full job description click on the link below.

Life Coach

Please send resume and cover letter to Diane Culver, Service Center Manager:

diane.culver@networksnorthwest.org

The submission deadline is Wednesday, October 6, 2021.


Northwest Michigan Works! Life Coaches (2) - Traverse City

Northwest Michigan Works! is seeking two dynamic and compassionate individuals to fulfill roles as Life Coaches.  The selected candidates will help people whose employment has been impacted by the opioid crisis and are ready to rejoin the workforce.  The Life Coaches will help customers create goals that are achievable and have a positive impact on their success in the workforce. They will also provide feedback, mentoring, and accountability to maximize the customer's success. As a Life Coach you will work to assist customers as they work to overcome barriers to education and employment.

The Life Coach will also act as a peer navigator, empowering customers to make life-changing decisions by providing appropriate and specific evaluation, analysis, and problem-solving skills; and work to connect them with services they need to achieve their employment goals. 

Successful candidates will receive training to earn their Associate Certified Life Coach credential.

For a full job description click on the link below.

Life Coach

Please send resume and cover letter to Diane Culver, Service Center Manager:

diane.culver@networksnorthwest.org

Submission deadline is Thursday,  September 30.


Northwest Michigan Works! Life Coach - Manistee

Northwest Michigan Works! is seeking a dynamic and compassionate individual to fulfill the role of Life Coach.  The selected candidate will help people whose employment has been impacted by the opioid crisis and are ready to rejoin the workforce.  The Life Coach will help customers create goals that are achievable and have a positive impact on their success in the workforce. They will also provide feedback, mentoring, and accountability to maximize the customer's success. As a Life Coach you will work to assist customers as they work to overcome barriers to education and employment.

The Life Coach will also act as a peer navigator, empowering customers to make life-changing decisions by providing appropriate and specific evaluation, analysis, and problem-solving skills; and work to connect them with services they need to achieve their employment goals. 

Successful candidates will receive training to earn their Associate Certified Life Coach credential.

For a full job description click on the link below.

Life Coach

Please send resume and cover letter to Brooke Lee, Service Center Manager:

brooke.lee@networksnorthwest.org

Submission deadline is Thursday, September 30.


Northwest Michigan Works! Life Coach - Petoskey

Northwest Michigan Works! is seeking a dynamic and compassionate individual to fulfill the role of Life Coach.  The selected candidate will help people whose employment has been impacted by the opioid crisis and are ready to rejoin the workforce.  The Life Coach will help customers create goals that are achievable and have a positive impact on their success in the workforce. They will also provide feedback, mentoring, and accountability to maximize the customer's success. As a Life Coach you will work to assist customers as they work to overcome barriers to education and employment.

The Life Coach will also act as a peer navigator, empowering customers to make life-changing decisions by providing appropriate and specific evaluation, analysis, and problem-solving skills; and work to connect them with services they need to achieve their employment goals. 

Successful candidates will receive training to earn their Associate Certified Life Coach credential.

For a full job description click on the link below.

Life Coach

Please send resume and cover letter to Diane Culver, Service Center Manager:

diane.culver@networksnorthwest.org

Submission deadline is Thursday, September 30.
 


Adult Education Instructor

This is a full-time position working 32 hours per week at the Northwest Michigan Works! Learning Lab in Kalkaska. Applicant must have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in the educational field and have a valid State of Michigan Teacher Certification.

Interested candidates must possess:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to work with young and older adults of diverse cultural, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds
  • Good computer skills for computer-based instruction as well as a positive attitude about the use of technology with adult learners.  

Apply online at www.tbaisd.org under employment opportunities. Please attach a cover letter, resume and transcripts. 


 
For other job postings in northwest Michigan, visit Pure Michigan Talent Connect:  mitalent.org

Networks Northwest and Northwest Michigan Works! are Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employers and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities. Auxiliary aids and service are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Testimonial

Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.

Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission