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    Executive Director, Benzie Area Christian Neighbors

    Position Opportunity – Executive Director

    Candidate profile

    The purpose of the work of the BACN Executive Director (ED) is to enhance the quality of lives for people in Benzie and Northern Manistee County with limited resources. Our organization provides food, clothing, financial assistance, education and social support directly and with our partner organizations.  The ED has a passion for serving others, promoting self-sufficiency and building a healthy community. In partnership with the Board of Directors, the ED is charged with execution of the strategic plan and has chief administrative and operational responsibility for the services, staff (4 direct reports), facilities, and finances. The ED is a skilled fund-raiser, who is comfortable leading operations, and working alongside the team when needed.

    Key responsibilities

    • Guides and implements the strategic plan of the organization.
    • Manages day-to-day operations with a focus on sustainable growth.
    • Attracts, develops, supports and retains top-quality staff.
    • Cultivates a positive culture of trust, care, learning and collaboration among staff, volunteers, and community partners.
    • Ensures continued financial stability through fundraising and proper fiscal management and reporting.
    • Is a credible voice in the community, serving as the key spokesperson.
    • Engages and works successfully with the Board of Directors, volunteers, and donors.


    • Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience is required.
    • Minimum of seven years’ experience in progressive leadership roles with operational responsibilities.
    • Proven ability to expand financial revenue and funding sources.
    • Experience leading, developing and managing staff.
    • Financial and business acumen.
    • Experience working successfully with a Board of Directors and volunteer corps.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Proficiency with MSOffice, Quickbooks and Salesforce applications.
    • Ability to work in the US.

     Physical requirements include: Mobility to travel to other locations; ability to speak, hear, stand, walk, climb stairs, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 20+ lbs. Visual acuity to use keyboard and operate equipment.


    The starting salary range for this position is $75,000 to $94,000 per year. Additional benefits include paid time off and paid holidays.

    To apply

    To apply, please submit a letter of interest and a professional resume to

    BACN is an equal opportunity employer. BACN actively seeks to expand Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within our organization and through our work. We encourage people of color and candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to personal characteristics.

    Applications will be accepted until November 13, 2022. All correspondence will be considered confidential.

    About the organization

    Located in Benzonia, Michigan, Benzie Area Christian Neighbors (BACN) is dedicated to enhancing the quality of lives for people with limited resources by providing food, clothing, financial assistance, education and social support in collaboration with partnering organizations. In addition to 4 full-time and 2 part-time staff members, we rely on over 160 volunteers to serve our neighbors. With an annual budget of approximately $1.4M (cash and in-kind), BACN is a tax exempt 501c (3) non-profit human services organization offering support for people of all ages throughout the Benzie and northern Manistee County area.

    The organization began in 1983, when the Benzie County worship communities joined together to serve neighbors struggling with critical human needs. Since those humble beginnings Benzie Area Christian Neighbors (BACN) has transformed from a charity providing basic needs to a community nurturing the spirit of those they serve. Our philosophy of serving with dignity and respect has become a trademark for BACN. Its belief that all Neighbors have “gifts to give and needs to be met” is the premise in which the organization operates today.

    Warehouse Employee

    Food Services –

    • Receives perishable and non-perishable food products, donations, materials, equipment, and supplies delivered to BACN.
    •  Inspects incoming stock for apparent damage and conformance to the packing slip and Informs Operations Director of any damage or discrepancies.
    • Practices safe food handling.
    • Organizes and stores food, equipment and supplies using walkie stacker, pallet jacks (electric and manual), ladders and other inventory processing equipment.
    • Unloads delivery trucks and keeps an eye on stock levels of food to reduce waste.
    • Keeps stock rotated and organized so that the closest best by date is easily accessible. Monitors the work of volunteers to ensure adherence to safety measures and processes.
    • Uses computer to track inventory and communicate with the team.
    • Plans and organizes warehouse layout ensuring proper and safe storage accessibility, and control of stock.
    • Keeps all food storage areas clean and organized; breaks down cardboard boxes and places them in the outside recycling container; empties trash cans and places trash in outside trash container.
    • Monitors and maintains the pest control systems.

      Non-Food Donations –

    • Empties trash cans in the clothes sorting area and place trash in outside trash container.
    • Handles and processes donations safely and in accordance to established procedures.
    • Safeguards company property, including donated goods. Reports any incidents of theft or unauthorized possession of company property.
    • Greets donors, accepts donated merchandise according to “acceptable donations list,” and assists donor in unloading donations.
    • Addresses any donor concerns constructively and politely; refers complaints or unhappy customers to supervisor.
    • Assists in maintaining essential supplies and equipment for donation collection.
    • Unloads donated goods from donor’s vehicles, politely declining donations of items that we are unable to take and/or need; prepares any rejected goods for disposal.
      • Operations Director
      • Shift 9am – 4pm (30-minute unpaid lunch)
      • Days Monday – Thursday with some weekends possible
      • 24 + hours a week
      • Stock clerk must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, bend, carry, push, pull, operate machinery, and have basic computer skills to perform the above tasks
      • Must be able to work with volunteers collegially
      • Must be 18 years of age