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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.

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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 jschaub@dpgr.org

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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 three full time NeighborWorks VISTA positions.

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

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Master’s Level Social Work Internships

Offering an immersive opportunity to work with our Support Services Department in both a clinical and administrative capacity. Effect change, formulate policy, manage and administer services while working alongside our Director of Support Services, Alonda Trammell, MSW, LMSU and her team of Resident Services Coordinators.

For more information or to apply, email Alonda Trammell at atrammell@dpgr.org

Open VISTA Opportunities

These three one year positions will be housed at the Dwelling Place Community Building and Engagement Office, begin August 31, 2021, and run through August 30, 2022. Service includes education award or end of service stipend, health coverage, relocation allowance, childcare assistance (if eligible), bi-weekly living allowance, and training.

Resident Leadership Development

From growing a Resident Leadership program to connecting residents to existing leadership opportunities in their neighborhood, this position is perfect for someone interested in community organizing, neighborhood revitalization and making a difference in the lives of others.

Personal Asset Building Specialists

From connection residents to financial capabilities courses to expanding awareness of the Dwelling Place Regional Community Land Trust, this position is perfect for someone interested in community organizing, neighborhood revitalization and making a difference in the lives of others.

Resident Engagement Specialist

From designing and implementing civic engagement activities to hosting community arts programing, this position is perfect for someone interested in community organizing, neighborhood revitalization and making a difference in the lives of others.

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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