Executive Director: Michelle Skedgell (269) 721-4470 email@example.com
Development Director: Cathy Hart (269) 721-4131 firstname.lastname@example.org
Operations Director: Mel Bowman (269) 721-4291 email@example.com
Operations Manager: Rick Hemerling (269) 721-4433 firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Coordinator: Sara Lien Edelman (269) 721-4472 email@example.com
Marketing Coordinator: Barb Lancaster (269) 721-4191 firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Director: Sara Syswerda (269) 721-4434 email@example.com
Field Station Manager: Matt Dykstra (269) 721-4473 firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Chef: Dan Belson (269) 721-4410 email@example.com
Kitchen Assistant: Josh Musinski (269) 721-4410
Facilities Assistant: Todd Boyer (269) 721-4471
Housekeeping Staff: Melissa Baker
Stewardship Manager: The Stewardship Manager is responsible for maintaining and improving the ecological integrity of the Institute’s natural areas and gardens as they pertain to the education, research, and recreational use of the Institute by guests, researchers, and students. It is an hourly part-time position with an average of 36 hours per week. EOE. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Sara Syswerda at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for a full job description.
Program Coodinator: The Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting the mission of Pierce Cedar Creek Institute through the development, execution, and dissemination of educational programs and materials for the community, Institute members and guests, and students. Primary responsibility for this position is scheduling and leading public programming both in- and outdoors. It is an hourly part-time position with an average of 24 hours per week. EOE. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Matt Dykstra at email@example.com. Click here for a full job description.
On-call Kitchen Assistant: On-call kitchen help needed for events and rentals. Will work two to three eight hour shifts one weekend per month, possibly more. Pierce Cedar Creek Institute offers an exciting kitchen, employing scratch cookery with a focus on sustainable food. Must be dependable, self-motivated, able to stay on task, and work at a good pace. Responsibilities include food preparation, cooking, cleaning, dish washing, and servicing in the dining room. On-call status with variable hours that could include early mornings, nights and weekends. No phone calls please. EOE. Please send resume to Chef Paul Vugteveen at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail resume to: Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, Attn: Kitchen Assistant, 701 W. Cloverdale Rd., Hastings, MI 49058
In 1988, Bill and Jessie Pierce formed The Willard G. Pierce and Jessie M. Pierce Foundation as a way to give back to the people and communities of Hastings, Barry County, and West Michigan. The Foundation has given numerous grants to the Hastings Area School District, the First Presbyterian Church, Love Inc., and Charlton Park, as well as nearly twenty other Barry County non-profit organizations. Bill and Jessie passed away in 1998, but just prior to their deaths, the idea of building an environmental education center was conceived while visiting a friend's house and enjoying the natural beauty of Barry County.
The Pierce Foundation is overseen by a group of dedicated individuals committed to seeing Bill and Jessie’s dream come to fruition.
Carl Schoessel, Superintendent, Delton Kellogg Public Schools
Hilary Snell, Varnum LLP
Jim Toburen, Retired
Willard L. "Joe" Pierce, Retired
Dr. Shaily Menon, Assoc. Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Grand Valley State University
Dr. Carrie Duits, Superintendent, Hastings Area School System
Dan Birchfield, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Hastings