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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 135-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.

Operations Manager

Full time hourly position (M-Th 8:00 – 5:15 & F 8:00-1:00)

Pay range: $16.50-19.00 depending on experience


Charitable Union is seeking a team member to lead our Free Store operations and volunteer recruitment. The ideal candidate will have the following skill set:

  • Ability to think quickly and problem solve
  • Good communication skills & customer service skills
  • Experience working in Microsoft Office
  • Detail oriented
  • Team oriented

Bonus skills

  • Supervisory experience
  • Second language
  • College degree

Charitable Union is a basic needs provider and serves all of Calhoun County. Team members are willing to step-up where needed to get the job done while putting the families we serve first.

Click here for full job description. To apply, submit resume & cover letter to Position will remain open until filled.

Fund Development Coordinator

Pay Rate: Salary range is 35,000 – 39,000 based upon experience

Full-time: 40 hours onsite

Duties include:

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.

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!

Pay rate: $12.20

Part-time: Mon., Wed. & Thur. 8:00-5:00 and alternating Fri. & Sat. 9:00-1:00

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.



Our Impact This Year

  • Households Served in 2022


  • Volunteer Hours in 2022


  • Backdoor Donations in 2022

    62,225 bags/boxes

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