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Business Development Coordinator – Absolutely Accessible Kent

Disability Advocates of Kent County seeks a self-motivated professional to drive the business development efforts for its Absolutely Accessible Kent project. Absolutely Accessible Kent is working with Kent County’s design and building professionals to create universally designed spaces that exceed both ADA and Michigan Construction Code. Our members include those who are personally affected by the challenges of inaccessibility in the region. As a Project Development Coordinator, you will develop and execute a comprehensive business development strategy with stakeholders, assigned staff and key volunteers.

Your key objectives include:

·         Realizing the goals of the project’s annual workplan

·         Generating growing fee-for-service revenue for the organization

·         Serving as the key spokesperson of the project

·         Enhancing partner communications and overall awareness for our growing accessibility and disability awareness services

The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years of proven experience in business development and will be ready to assume the leadership of existing business development efforts which are primed for growth.

It would be optimal for the project lead to have experience within the building or architectural fields.  They must possess excellent communication and customer service skills, outstanding computer skills, time management and organizational skills, and enjoy working with people.

Work hours will need to be flexible for evening and weekend activities.

Benefits Include:

·         Health

·         Dental

·         Vision

·         Health savings account (HSA)

·         401(k)

·         Generous holiday and paid time off plan; and more

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How to Apply: Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  For a more detailed job description, please visit our website at dakc.us/join-our-team.html.  Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, March 3, 2020.  Send your resume and cover letter to humanresources@dakc.us or Human Resources, Disability Advocates of Kent County, 3600 Camelot SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-Time Accountant

Disability Advocates of Kent County is a non-profit organization seeking an hourly, non-exempt, part-time Accountant.  The work in this position is repetitious and involves processing general ledger entries, accounts payable, payroll, and credit card processing and payment on their weekly/semi-monthly/monthly cycle in a fund-based accounting system (Quickbooks).  The person in this position will work approximately 15 hours/week (2-3 days/week) and must be able to flex their weekly schedule to accommodate month-end and payroll processing due dates, which vary, and could occur any day of the week, Monday – Friday.  This flexibility is a mandatory requirement of the job.  In addition, we are seeking someone who would like to grow in the position, gradually taking on additional responsibilities, with added hours, in future years.

Starting wage is $18-$20/hour, depending on experience.  Part-time benefits, including paid time off and holiday pay are available. No phone calls, please.

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Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  For a more detailed job description, please visit our website at http://www.dakc.us/join-our-team.html.  Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@dakc.us or Human Resources, Disability Advocates of Kent County, 3600 Camelot SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 by February 26, 2020.  EOE.

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