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The mission of Charitable Union, which is to contribute to human dignity by providing clothing, bedding and household goods, at no charge, and connect people to resources in the community. Charitable Union is a 132-year old organization providing Basic Needs programming to those living in Calhoun County.

How to Apply: Submit your letter of interest, resume and reference via e-mail or Charitable Union, Attn: Job Openings, 85 Calhoun Street, Battle Creek, MI 49017. Please indicate for which position you wish to be considered.

Fund Development Coordinator

The primary responsibility of the Fund Development Coordinator is to ensure the continued success and growth of the organization's fund development program. The Fund Development Coordinator will oversee the management of cultivation activities, annual giving, grant writing, special events, and marketing.

The Fund Development Coordinator works with the Chief Executive Officer in writing grant applications and evaluation reports to area foundations. Coordinates all appeal letters, from design to mailing. Prepares marketing materials for funding, donors, programs, and participants. Solicits sponsorships and participation in all fundraising activities.

·         Promotes Charitable Union as a community resource and partner throughout the community.
·         Attend community events throughout Calhoun County.

Necessary Skill Set:
·         Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
·         Excellent time management and organizational skills, with ability to prioritize and multi-task.
·         Positive, proactive, results oriented attitude, organizing and execution skills.
·         Ability to work effectively in a small staff environment with volunteer supports.
·         Must be driven, willing to help in areas where needed, team player in a fast-paced environment.
·         Knowledge and experience with databases. Including data entry and data retrieval.
·         Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer.
·         Working knowledge of social media platforms and “shop management.” Including but not limited to Facebook,                     Instagram, and Etsy.
·         Must be adaptable and flexible with a strong ability and willingness to learn new things and work across diverse                   areas.

Salary Range: $35,000 – 39,000 based upon experience.

This position will be open until filled.


Gift Shop Lead Sewer

Do you love to sew? The Gift Shop @ Charitable Union is looking for someone to lead the creative side of our Gift Shop!

Duties include:

Coordinating volunteers on projects. Organizing handmade items within our retail space. Evaluating new ideas and implementing them. Customer service, working as a team member, and supporting the mission of Charitable Union. See the full job description here.





Our Impact This Year

  • Households Served in 2021


  • Volunteer Hours in 2021


  • Backdoor Donations in 2021

    54,651 bags/boxes

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