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Housing Director (Full-Time)

Good Samaritan Ministries is a mission focused organization and is seeking a leader to advance a growing array of supportive housing services. This role provides leadership and coordination of a dynamic team of professional housing staff. The focus is on ending homelessness and to empower families to secure permanent housing and establish stability. Represents Good Samaritan Ministries to funding and collaborative organizations on issues relating to housing and homelessness.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • MA/MSW degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or Public Administration and must have 3-5 years of program supervisory experience, preferably in housing programs. 
  • Ability to provide leadership and coordinate the work of a collaborative team of professional staff. 
  • Commitment to excellence in services to families, churches, agencies and other community partners. 
  • Ability to create an atmosphere of teamwork and commitment among staff and church based volunteers. 
  • Demonstrated ability in the areas of grant writing and grant-related reporting. 
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of public and private human service organizations and systems and church ministry structures. 
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to effectively balance and integrate task-oriented and process-oriented responsibilities. 
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate the work of GSM in general and Community Housing Partnership specifically to a diverse group of pastors, churches, and community groups. 
  • Experience in public speaking helpful. 
  • Willingness to participate in continuing education opportunities, seminars, and conferences, and keep abreast of issues affecting service delivery at GSM. 
  • Must be able to effectively work with a broad range of Christian churches. 
  • Must have a valid Michigan driver's license.

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Applications will be accepted through April 10, 2015. Please submit resume and cover letter to Linda Jacobs, Executive Director,


Housing Resource Specialist II (Full-Time)

The Housing Resource Specialist’s primary responsibilities will include direct service provision focused on assisting homeless and at-risk households with seeking and attaining housing stability.  This will be achieved through screening, assessment, provision of financial assistance, case management support, referral, advocacy, follow-up and monitoring/evaluation.  Interactions with program clients will occur primarily within the office environment, either over phone, via email, or face to face meetings

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Prior experience working in a human service organization, preferably with homeless and/or low income individuals, and/or personal experience with homelessness.
  • Prior experience with eligibility screening, assessment, and case management.
  • Thorough knowledge of community/OttawaCounty housing and related helping resources.
  • Familiarity with a strength-based approach to case management.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well with others; demonstrated respect for those of different cultures, backgrounds and circumstances.
  • Must have advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office software and data management programs.
  • Spanish language proficiency a plus.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and information effectively and confidentially.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, though most working hours will fall between Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or similar area of study is preferred.

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Position will be open as of May 15. Applications will be accepted through April 18. Please submit resume and cover letter to Linda Jacobs, Executive Director,


Faith in Youth - AmeriCorps Members

We are now recruiting full time AmeriCorps members to serve at our partner sites for the 2014-15 program year.

Our Faith in Youth AmeriCorps members serve at one of nine local, non-profit partners and provide one-on-one and group mentoring with the goal of improving mentee academic engagement. Members also recruit and train community mentors, develop the activities of the mentoring program, and work closely with local school systems.

For a full job description, click here.
For a copy of the application, click here.


Circles Allies Needed (Volunteer)

Circles helps low income families move from financial stability – where they are just getting by week to week– to financial mobility – where they are able to rise above poverty. Circles brings families of diverse incomes together in an effort to help low income families achieve their goal. Circle Allies are community members who believe Circle Leaders can achieve their goals. They build positive relationships with Circle Leaders and offer encouragement and support as the Leader works to achieve his or her economic aspirations.

For a full description of this opportunity, click here.
To see other volunteer opportunities, click here.

Good Samaritan Ministries
513 East 8th Street | Suite 25 | Holland, MI 49423
P: (616) 392-7159 | F: (616) 392-5889 |