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Job Opportunities at Dwelling Place

At Dwelling Place, our staff shares a vision for community development that ensures access to quality affordable housing for everyone in need. The need for dedicated staff committed to this vision continues to grow as the work of Dwelling Place expands across West Michigan. Our workforce will continue to grow to meet increased demands across property management, social work, community engagement, maintenance, and finance.


AmeriCorps VISTA

Are you a community-oriented person interested in working with residents to improve quality of life in Grand Rapids, Michigan? Dwelling Place is now hiring for two full time, one-year NeighborWorks VISTA positions.

For more information or to apply contact Heather Ibrahim at hibrahim@dpgr.orgr


Learning Lab Internships

Gain real-world experience through an internship that focuses on community arts, resident leadership, beautification, community building, and engagement. Applications accepted in April, November, and August.

For more information or to apply, email Jenn Schaub at

Community Engagement Coordinator

Dwelling Place is seeking an outstanding individual to establish connections and relationships in numerous communities across West Michigan, design and implement civic engagement activities, and forge engagement plans that better facilitate community-driven development efforts. This position is perfect for someone interested in community organizing, neighborhood revitalization, and making a difference in the lives of others.

Find the full job description below and contact Heather Ibrahim at

Resident Outreach Specialist

Dwelling Place is seeking an outstanding individual who will provide collaboration with our residents and services providers. Support resident efforts in community building initiatives. Assist other department staff in understanding and participating in the goals and programs-initiated by Support Services Director. It is the responsibility of the Resident Outreach Specialist is to develop and implement supportive service programming in collaboration with residents and local community service providers.  

Find the full job description below and contact Heather Ibrahim at

Our Staff Say

As a staff, we work together to improve the lives of people throughout West Michigan. By hiring individuals who share a vision of quality affordable housing for everyone, Dwelling Place works toward building a community where diversity, equity, and inclusion are embraced in practice as well as principle.
Justin Rhodes, Human Resource Manager
I am truly humbled and grateful with the work I do as a resident services coordinator. I am passionate about helping others and meeting residents where they are at.
Jermaine Jackson, Resident Services Coordinator, Dwelling Place
Dwelling Place is a place that grows West Michigan's economy by helping people grow, from the families who call our communities home, to the staff who go to work every day.
Stephen Wooden, Housing & Community Development Associate, Dwelling Place

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