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Corporate Culture

 

At CSI Support & Development it is our goal to recruit competent, courteous and compassionate employees and encourage them to embrace and protect our unique cooperative system. We foster a family atmosphere in which everyone has the opportunity to contribute and grow both personally and professionally. CSI staff partners with members to provide the best cooperatively managed senior housing possible.

Current Job Opportunities

Title: Leasing Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
State: Michigan
Description: This position is in Kalamazoo, MI and the position is responsible for: ensuring a professional leasing atmosphere, maintaining occupancy levels; complying with HUD requirements; assisting with member retention and performing general office duties.
Requirements:
  • Excellent math skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Patience, respect and an ability to communicate with seniors
  • Positive attitude and a team player
  • Passion for helping people
  • Ability to take direction
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to attend occasional meetings in Metro-Detroit
  • Knowledge/experience with HUD/Section 8 housing preferred
  • Yardi or similar software experience preferred
Salary/Benefits:
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Benefit package includes Health, Dental, Optical, Life, 401(k)
Notes: This position is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Send resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of fax to 586-751-3069.

Title: Assistant Property Manager - Jr. Liaison This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
State: Michigan
Description: When you join our team as a Jr. Liaison you work with and support our volunteer members. You will help ensure they have a rewarding volunteer experience by helping to educate them on HUD, Fair Housing laws and CSI procedures and working with staff and committees to manage vacancies. Your role is vital to our success. Your talent and passion will help guide our members.
Requirements: Our liaison staff comes from a variety of backgrounds. Although housing industry experience is a plus, we will consider candidates from diverse industries. Here’s what will help you kick off your career with CSI:
  • A Bachelors’ degree
  • Respect, passion and commitment for working with seniors
  • Property management experience desirable but not required
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Outgoing personality with ability to establish relationships and leading others
  • Positive attitude
  • Must be able to lift and transport various materials weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Desire an opportunity to advance to liaison and senior liaison positions
  • Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and insurance
Location: Warren, MI
Salary/Benefits: Competitive compensation, superior benefits package including health, dental and optical coverage, 401(k), paid time off, etc.
To Apply: Please send resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Title: Accountant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
State: Michigan
Description: The Accountant will join our Accounting Team. Prefer 0-4 years’ experience. The successful candidate will be a highly organized team player with strong communications skills, both verbally and written. Must be able to maintain confidential information.
Responsibilities:
  • Analyze and maintain general ledgers
  • Oversee accounts payable and receivable
  • Prepare budgets
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Ability to work with a team and independently
  • Perform all accounting assignments as assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting
  • Excellent accounting and math skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent computer and organizational skills
  • A strong respect for seniors
  • Professional phone manner
  • Must be able to multitask
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent benefit package that includes health, vision, optical and dental plans. 401(k) plan and generous time off package.
Salary/Benefits:
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Benefit package includes Health, Dental, Optical, Life, 401(k)
Notes: This position is located in Warren, Michigan. Send resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of fax to 586-751-3069.

Title: Bi-Lingual Resident Wellness Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
State: Massachusetts
Description: The Resident Wellness Director (RWD) is a three-year grant funded position under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Supportive Services Demonstration (SSD). The RWD will proactively engage with members in a comprehensive, proactive and on-going manner to assess and identify member needs, develop and implement individual healthy aging plans, actively motivate and educate members on self-management of chronic conditions, and promptly implement transition plans in close collaboration with hospitals and nursing homes. Employing a person-centered approach, the RWD works in concert with each participant and their natural support network. The RWD’s responsibility is to help members address needs, achieve their self-identified goals, and support their ability to safely age in place.
Job Duties: Fluent in French, Haitian-Creole or Spanish
  • Serve as the center coordinator and communicator for the SSD within the co-op.
  • Serve as a liaison to the external community, helping to educate community organizations about the supportive services program, and develop partnerships.
  • Enroll members in the supportive services demonstration, including explaining all privacy and confidentiality protections.
  • Oversee an initial and on-going resident assessment process, including conducting person-centered interviews to understand member lifestyles and interests, and collaborating with the Wellness Nurse (WN) to complete a member health and wellness assessment that gathers information about member physical, mental, functional and social status.
  • Develop individual-level and community-wide health aging plans, with input from the WN and member, to address identified interests and needs.
  • Organize and coordinate on-site wellness and health improvement programs, events, and activities.
  • Engage and motivate members, including socially isolated individuals, to enroll in the program and be active participants in improving/maintaining their health and well-being.
  • In collaboration with the WN, review discharge plans to help ensure timely follow-up of needed supports and coordination of care for members discharged from the emergency department, hospital, skilled nursing facility, or home health care.
  • Assist members in identifying and accessing needed services and benefits, and serve as a liaison or advocate for members when help is needed to secure resources.
  • Establish informal and formal partnerships with health and supportive services agencies in the community to ensure that the necessary services are available and delivered in a collaborative and efficient manner.
  • Convene and facilitate team meetings that may occur with the WN and/or community partners to triage member needs and develop strategies to efficiently address and coordinate service needs.
  • Produce program materials, such as a periodic member newsletter.
  • Maintain all necessary member and program data in the electronic data platform.
  • Maintain and share all personal member information in accordance with applicable privacy and confidentiality requirements.
  • Collaborate with the SSD Implementation and Evaluation Teams, including participating in all trainings, to the greatest extent possible; engage in peer-to-peer learning activities; engage in a quality assurance process; and participate in interviews, surveys, or other evaluation activities.
  • Works collaboratively with the members, Council, co-op liaison and other committees of the co-op.
Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related subject
  • Respect for and comfort with allowing individuals to make their own decisions and prioritize their own care goals.
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of low-income older adults and persons with disabilities.
  • Ability to self-direct and work independently, but also function well as part of a team.
  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities in a sometimes busy and stressful environment.
  • Ability to establish positive and collaborative relationships with members, staff and community-based providers.
  • Basic computer proficiency, including ability to maintain data in an electronic database, communicate via email, use internet, and operate word processing software to create program materials.
Preferred Skills:
  • Knowledge of supportive services and other resources available to help assist low-income older adult.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Familiarity and understanding of working with individuals with mental health needs.
  • Cultural competency in working with diverse populations and individuals from different ethnic and racial backgrounds.
  • Experience conducting comprehensive needs assessments and developing/implementing plans to help address identified needs.
  • Experience building relationships and partnerships with local service providers, community institutions, and government agencies.
  • Experience using motivational interviewing, active listening, and person-centered care concepts to help encourage individuals to engage in addressing and managing their own care needs.
  • Understanding of affordable housing operations and fair housing practices.
  • Understanding of using data to monitor and improve program practices and operations.
  • Experience and enthusiasm for working with older adults.
Salary/Benefits:
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Benefit package includes Health, Dental, Optical, Life, 401(k)
Notes: This position is located in Massachusetts. Send resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of fax to 586-751-3069.

Title: Resident Wellness Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
State: Michigan
Description: The Resident Wellness Director (RWD) is a three-year grant funded position under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Supportive Services Demonstration (SSD). The RWD will proactively engage with members in a comprehensive, proactive and on-going manner to assess and identify member needs, develop and implement individual healthy aging plans, actively motivate and educate members on self-management of chronic conditions, and promptly implement transition plans in close collaboration with hospitals and nursing homes. Employing a person-centered approach, the RWD works in concert with each participant and their natural support network. The RWD’s responsibility is to help members address needs, achieve their self-identified goals, and support their ability to safely age in place.
Job Duties:
  • Serve as the center coordinator and communicator for the SSD within the co-op.
  • Serve as a liaison to the external community, helping to educate community organizations about the supportive services program, and develop partnerships.
  • Enroll members in the supportive services demonstration, including explaining all privacy and confidentiality protections.
  • Oversee an initial and on-going resident assessment process, including conducting person-centered interviews to understand member lifestyles and interests, and collaborating with the Wellness Nurse (WN) to complete a member health and wellness assessment that gathers information about member physical, mental, functional and social status.
  • Develop individual-level and community-wide health aging plans, with input from the WN and member, to address identified interests and needs.
  • Organize and coordinate on-site wellness and health improvement programs, events, and activities.
  • Engage and motivate members, including socially isolated individuals, to enroll in the program and be active participants in improving/maintaining their health and well-being.
  • In collaboration with the WN, review discharge plans to help ensure timely follow-up of needed supports and coordination of care for members discharged from the emergency department, hospital, skilled nursing facility, or home health care.
  • Assist members in identifying and accessing needed services and benefits, and serve as a liaison or advocate for members when help is needed to secure resources.
  • Establish informal and formal partnerships with health and supportive services agencies in the community to ensure that the necessary services are available and delivered in a collaborative and efficient manner.
  • Convene and facilitate team meetings that may occur with the WN and/or community partners to triage member needs and develop strategies to efficiently address and coordinate service needs.
  • Produce program materials, such as a periodic member newsletter.
  • Maintain all necessary member and program data in the electronic data platform.
  • Maintain and share all personal member information in accordance with applicable privacy and confidentiality requirements.
  • Collaborate with the SSD Implementation and Evaluation Teams, including participating in all trainings, to the greatest extent possible; engage in peer-to-peer learning activities; engage in a quality assurance process; and participate in interviews, surveys, or other evaluation activities.
  • Works collaboratively with the members, Council, co-op liaison and other committees of the co-op.
Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related subject
  • Respect for and comfort with allowing individuals to make their own decisions and prioritize their own care goals.
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of low-income older adults and persons with disabilities.
  • Ability to self-direct and work independently, but also function well as part of a team.
  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities in a sometimes busy and stressful environment.
  • Ability to establish positive and collaborative relationships with members, staff and community-based providers.
  • Basic computer proficiency, including ability to maintain data in an electronic database, communicate via email, use internet, and operate word processing software to create program materials.
Preferred Skills:
  • Knowledge of supportive services and other resources available to help assist low-income older adult.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Familiarity and understanding of working with individuals with mental health needs.
  • Cultural competency in working with diverse populations and individuals from different ethnic and racial backgrounds.
  • Experience conducting comprehensive needs assessments and developing/implementing plans to help address identified needs.
  • Experience building relationships and partnerships with local service providers, community institutions, and government agencies.
  • Experience using motivational interviewing, active listening, and person-centered care concepts to help encourage individuals to engage in addressing and managing their own care needs.
  • Understanding of affordable housing operations and fair housing practices.
  • Understanding of using data to monitor and improve program practices and operations.
  • Experience and enthusiasm for working with older adults.
Salary/Benefits:
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Benefit package includes Health, Dental, Optical, Life, 401(k)
Notes: This position is located in the Metro Detroit area. Send resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of fax to 586-751-3069.

CSI is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities for all persons. We thank all who express interest in available opportunities with CSI; however only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

What it's like to work at CSI

Ann Sackrison“CSI Support & Development has a meaningful mission. I started here in 1997 and I have always been very proud to work for the Co-op. I believe that what our volunteers and staff accomplish together as an organization enriches the lives of the seniors who live in our co-ops. Because of CSI’s strong values and the warm people that I work with, I find my work exceptionally rewarding.”

— Anne Sackrison, National Operations Manager, 19 years with CSI


"Looking back over the six and a half years I have been employed with CSI many memories, challenges and accomplishments come to mind. As the Liaison for three co-ops in the desert of the California region, I have be given a huge responsibility and opportunity to share in the lives of seniors who give of their hearts to volunteer and care for the place they call home.

CSI had a dream and over the years continues to make available a wonderful atmosphere for those who are in the retirement stage of life.

For me, I am amazed at the strong foundation and cooperation that CSI gives to staff and members alike. In this day and age it is imperative to have a job in order to maintain daily responsibilities. The best part of CSI is this in not just a job, or a career to pay bills and survive, it is a true experience that makes me proud to be a small part of a huge and successful dream come true."

— Karen Archer, Co-op Liaison, 7 years with CSI


"On March 19, 2001 I was blessed to begin working for an organization that values its employees as much as it values the people it serves. Today, I’m grateful that I can honestly say, 'I love my job.' Thank you, CSI, for giving me a chance and fostering the environment to help me develop into a valued employee."

— Isa Woods, Co-op Liaison, 15 years with CSI


"CSI is a dynamic company with multiple facets that make it a rewarding place to work for. At the heart of CSI, you will find a strong team of diverse individuals who specialize in different talents and who truly understand the importance of being team-oriented and driven for a better cause outside of themselves. This focus can be accredited to absorbing energy from all of the amazing volunteers that you will find at each of our co-ops. It is truly gratifying to work for a company where you wake up and want to go to work, enjoy the people who surround you and are afforded the opportunity to make a difference all at the same time."

— Jackie Pease, Facilities Coordinator, 2 years with CSI


Image of CSI Coop employee, Marguerite D’Angelo "You asked why I love working at CSI. There are a lot of reasons that this company has kept my loyalty for 24 years. The ideal of people working together to help each other appeals to me greatly. Society works best when people feel connected to one another and CSI makes that happen at a time when many seniors are on their own as their families are out living their own lives. The bonding between members and staff is incredibly uplifting. The members have so much experience to share and are willing to do so. The stories that they share of their strength and endurance inspire me.

I appreciate working for an organization with ethics. I have never been asked to do anything that would compromise my own principles. I don’t know how many other organizations can say they’ve never maneuvered a waiting list, or never ‘stuck it’ to a contractor, or never saved money for the organization at the expense of its employees.

I love to come to work each day because of the people within our office. I feel connected to each one that same way I do with cousins. We are a family. We spend a lot of time together and work so well together. Most importantly we have fun. No matter how crazy busy we become, we still find humor to get through it effortlessly."

— Marguerite D’Angelo, Regional Manager, 28 years with CSI


Ann Sackrison"CSI is a wonderful blend of a team and family. We are proud of our deep heritage and dedicated to protecting and promoting our identity as a member focused Co-operative. While firmly rooted in our history, we are not intransigent when it comes to accepting new ideas and techniques that are in line with our principles. CSI may have celebrated 70 years in 2015 but our best years are yet to come. Excited, motivated, thinkers are encouraged to shape that future and here each person who so desires has a chance to put their fingerprints on that legacy."

— Gary Teal, Network Manager, 11 years with CSI


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Articles by the folks at CSI

How are Our Co-ops Managed, Anyway? category: Corporate Culture

By Karen Braunscheidel Dec 2010

Residents of each building choose to become a member by paying a $100 membership fee. This is a very advantageous option because not only does the membership give them the right to vote on co-op issues, but it also serves as a security deposit.

Members of each co-op elect a building council composed of four officers (president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer), a congress delegate and a representative form each floor. Smaller co-ops have two representatives per floor. Together, they cooperatively oversee the day to day business and the orderly management of their co-op.

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CSI Staff is Walking Michigan! category: Corporate Culture

By Jane Shaw

On June 14, 2010, some staff members from CSI’s Michigan office started a walking program called “Walk Michigan.” We have 19 employees participating which were divided into three teams. Each person was asked to obtain a pedometer and record the steps of their normal activity throughout the day. At the end of the week the steps are counted and converted to miles for each team. We decided that we would use a destination of Copper Harbor, Michigan; which is one of the most northern cities in the state as our ending goal of the program. Each team was assigned a simulated route to follow to reach Copper Harbor, the longest route being 862 miles. One team is to travel up the east coast of Michigan, another team is to travel the west coast of Michigan and the third team is taking I-75 up the middle of the state. Once all three teams “reach” Copper Harbor with their cumulative steps, we will have a potluck featuring foods from the state of Michigan.

At the end of the first two weeks, team two had walked 558 miles; team one walked 382 miles and team three walked 340 miles. So, team 1 is in Arcadia; team 2 is in McMillan and team 3 is in Kinross, Michigan.

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