Careers at The Arc

The Arc is the largest nonprofit, community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).


At The Arc, we are driven by the mission of a more inclusive world for everyone. Fulfilling this vision requires passion and a diversity of skills and background. Think you have what it takes? Help us make a difference and join us in the fight for inclusion!

Business Manager - taking applications

Job Description of

Business Manager

for The Arc of Calhoun County


Purpose of position: The Business Manager will provide support to The Arc of Calhoun County by maintaining financial integrity, human resource management, administrative support, and office functioning. The Business Manager position is the hub of The Arc’s technical and compliance operations. This person must be professional in appearance and demeanor; friendly, compassionate, helpful, and have sufficient agency and staff knowledge.


Scope: The Business Manager plays a key role within the organization and is responsible for daily office activities. Job duties are prioritized by strict reporting deadlines and order of organizational importance.



      General Office Duties:

●      Answer telephone calls and emails from customers and clients and directing them to relevant staff

●      Assist in the planning and preparation of meetings, conferences, and conference telephone calls

●      File documents and ensure proper organization of files

●      Serve as purchasing agent, including pick-up if needed

●      Coordinate activities throughout the organization to ensure efficiency and maintain compliance with The Arc’s policies

●      Assist colleagues whenever there is an opportunity to do so

●      Promote The Arc of Calhoun County’s mission

●      Complete any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director


       Human Resources/Payroll:

●      Handle confidential information with professional conduct

●      Maintain employee files, updating acknowledgements, trainings, and other content as required by the organization and by contracts

●      Maintain employee training matrix, set-up trainings, assist with background checks

●      Assist with interviewing and onboarding new employees and organizing their employment paperwork

●      Enter new employees into payroll system, train new employees use of system, and update information through payroll, as needed

●      Responsible for employee payroll and ensuring third-party payroll transmissions are timely and accurate

●      Maintain and oversee employee PTO and unpaid time-off, adhering to policies and procedures

●      Coordinate benefits for employees and maintain updates through correspondence, ensure compliance with related payroll law and internal processes

●      Ability to research and answer simple or complex human resource questions, in a timely and positive manner, to maintain transparency and morale



●      Organization and advertisement of events, including fundraisers

●      Maintain design, production, and inventory of The Arc’s marketing materials

●      Submit reports and prepare proposals and presentations, as needed

●      Website management



●      Comply with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements, adherence to requirements and advising management on needed action pertaining to nonprofit organizations

●      Maintain general filing

●      Maintain all finances with integrity

●      Monitor and advise on organization’s investment status

●      Summarize current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other applicable reports

●      Reconcile financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information

●      Maintain financial security by following internal controls

●      Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets with the Executive Director, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs

●      Prepare payments by verifying documentation, billing and check preparation

●      Prepare and maintain accounts receivable and payable

●      Issue mileage or other expense reimbursement (after approval from Executive Director per policy) and documenting disbursement

●      Maintain and prepare financial documents and reporting related to grants

●      Provide data output for funder/grant requirements



●      Relate well to diverse populations and comfortable in a variety of environments

●      Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to present professionally

●      Team-oriented

●      Ability to follow-through with tasks and detail-oriented

●      Excellent verbal and written communication skills

●      Exhibit punctuality to work, meetings, trainings, and other assigned duties

●      Ability to problem solve and maintain workplace safety

●      High sense of integrity, optimism, and commitment to make positive change

●      Excellent organizational and leadership skills

●      Must possess adaptability, problem solving ability, superior communication skills, be a collaborator and team player with desire for detail.

●      Proficiency with office management procedures and basic accounting principles

●      Proficient in QuickBooks, Microsoft Office programs, and Google Suite.

●      High school diploma; Bachelor’s Degree in office administration or relevant field is preferred

●      Project management and fundraising skills are a bonus


Experience working with nonprofit organization(s). Experience working with people with developmental disabilities is preferred.


Wage varies based on experience and qualifications, $22 - $28 per hour, 32-36 hours per week.





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Community Skills Advisor - taking applications

Job Description of

Community Skills Advisor

for The Arc of Calhoun County


Purpose of position: The Community Skills Advisor will provide support and interventions to persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities, so that they can successfully participate in their community through skill building opportunities. The Community Skills Advisor will accompany adults with disabilities (participants) to each site, in doing so the Community Skills Advisor will model appropriate behaviors, create awareness of social skills that impact community involvement and track the participant’s progress, as applicable.


Scope: The Community Skills Advisor will work with the team to ensure that the participants are being served in the most inclusive way possible. A Community Skills Advisor will assist in the implementation of opportunities of growth. The Community Skills Advisor will report to the Community Coordinator.



*Perform on-site skill building opportunities and ongoing support to participants

*Ability to provide or assist with minimal personal care to participants while in the care of The Arc

*Teach, model, and review the appropriate work behavior and skills with participants

*Match participants with tasks they can learn or ones they already know, or may want to learn

*Foster and maintain professional relationships with site employers in order to ensure a positive experience for all involved

*Empower, encourage and support the participants to be independent

*Complete all required paperwork daily and within assigned deadlines, including but not limited to, Incident Reports, Time Sheets, Case Notes, Behavior Reports, etc.

*Accurately and completely assist in the data collection of the program

*Review all participant treatment information

*Maintain The Arc’s vehicles by ensuring they are properly cared for, cleaned, and fueled

*Transport participants to and from sites or designated areas

*Complete Transportation Logs as required

*Attend trainings and other meetings as assigned

*Facilitates discussions to promote social/life/adaptive skills

*Adherence to confidentiality procedures

*Answer agency telephone calls when other agency staff are unable

*Some lifting may be required, up to 50 lbs. as well as the ability to stand for long periods

*Ability to work in environments with chemicals, animals, in outdoor weather with variable climates, etc.

*Promote The Arc of Calhoun County’s Mission

*Complete any other duties as assigned by the Community Coordinator or the Executive Director



*Relates well to diverse populations and comfortable in a variety of environments

*Ability to professionally communicate and express a professional appearance


*Ability to follow through with tasks and detail oriented

*Exhibits punctuality to work, meetings, trainings, and other assigned duties

*Ability to problem solve and maintain work place safety

*High sense of integrity, optimistic, committed, driven, and motivated to make positive change

*Must have a valid Driver’s License and Insurance, clear driving record

*Effective communication, verbally and written

  1. *Must exhibit recovery-based, person-centered, and culturally competent practices





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Application Process


Applications are accepted through email or mail. The Arc is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.


When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for a job, they may request it orally or in writing.


Collaborative, diverse, and exciting – at The Arc, we know great ideas can come from anyone. As part of our team, you’ll work across departments to create the best possible results.


Our offices are located at 44 West Michigan Avenue in Battle Creek Michigan.


We offer exceptional health coverage, generous 403b contribution, PTO, and paid holidays – and, a birthday holiday!