Our team is dedicated to welcoming New Americans, specifically refugee women and teen girls recent to Grand Rapids. We are a tight-knit team that is concerned with the 'how' and the 'what' of our mission.

Our organization is uniquely able to adapt to needs as they change and grow because of our size and ability to learn quickly. Every day is an adventure and we're always on the lookout for people who are passionate about the work, willing to take risks, adaptable to any situation, and happy to give insight and volunteer on the big projects and small daily needs (like restocking the coffee & tea that keeps us fueled).

If you are committed to this work of welcoming newcomers and interested in a growing organization with an exciting mission, please read on.

Available Staff Positions

Multilingual Driving Instructor

In an effort to play a role in increasing the number of multilingual driving instructors in West Michigan and simultaneously increasing language-based access to driver’s training for refugees and immigrants, Treetops Collective has committed to fund two new multilingual driver’s instructors in Kent County in 2024.

Inclusive Recruitment Efforts

Treetops Collective is committed to broad recruitment across our community with a focus on diversity and inclusion. As part of this recruitment process, and in an effort to reach as many qualified candidates as possible, below is a list of the places all Treetops roles are posted.

Treetops lives out core values by offering coaching, professional development, and ongoing support for team members. All roles receive regular supportive supervision and work collaboratively alongside Treetops co-workers and community leaders.

Online Recruitment

The role including hours, pay, and application information will be posted in full on the following websites. 

  • Treetops Website
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn
  • Handshake (for internship and entry level positions)

Organizational Recruitment

The role including hours, pay, and full application information will be emailed to organizational partners and contact lists with a request to distribute throughout their networks and post on internal resource boards.

  • A Glimpse of Africa
  • African Collaborative Network
  • African Resource Center
  • Alliance
  • Bethany
  • Didasi Language Facility LLC
  • Espoir Murondanyi
  • Grand Rapids Asian Pacific Foundation
  • Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce
  • Hispanic Center of West MI
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Kent County Health Department
  • Kent County Welcome Plan
  • Latina Network of West Michigan
  • Mom’s Bloom
  • Motherland Cultural Connections
  • Samaritas
  • Together West Michigan
  • West MI Asian American Association
  • West MI Works
  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN)

Community Recruitment

The role with a QR code and summary of the position will be distributed via flyers at the following locations. 

  • Community Centers: Grand Rapids Public Library, KDL Library locations
  • Restaurants/Markets: Amazing Myanmar Asian Cuisine, India Town, Mediterranean Island
  • All Concentric Leaders & Treetops Staff via word of mouth and existing networks

Application Methods

No cover letter? Email us a few sentences or short video explaining why you are passionate about this work and interested in the role.

No resume? Email us a list of previous life, work, or volunteer experiences.

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