Join Our Team

Thank you for your interest in our open position at CRA!  

Our Board of Directors and Executive Director are working hard to build the Recovery Capital of Northern Michigan, and we are excited for this opportunity to grow our dedicated team to allow us to offer more programs. We focus on listening to the needs of the community we serve and growing our organization in a deliberate and sustainable manner. This new positions will help us achieve our goals. 

(Our website is still growing and being updated, but please take a look around to learn more about CRA and what we do!)  

We now serve the lower northern 21 counties in the state! Our three main project areas will be: 

  • Opening a Community Recovery Center  
  • Building Judicial Programs to support anyone who is in recovery and judicial involved  
  • Building our Workplace Programs which will train and support Recovery Friendly Workplaces

To do all this, our team is growing! We are currently hiring !

This will be a new team that is coming on together so that we can grow and learn together. 

We are looking for a team of dedicated, self-motivated, passionate people with lived experience to join our team. If this sounds like you, check out the job descriptions below!

All candidates should demonstrate our Recovery Core Values – Community, Outstanding Service, Relationships, Empowerment – while providing enthusiastic, professional, and courteous service to all who walk through our doors. 

Our Application Process

We do our application process a little different at CRA, and we hope it makes it a smoother, slightly more enjoyable, process for our applicants. This new process is part of our efforts towards justice, diversity, equity, inclusion.

Here’s what you can expect from our hiring process: 

  • We do not ask for your cover letter and resume to start. (You will be asked to provide a resume if you are invited to interview with us)
  • We start with an online application with just some basic information to learn about you and to verify the basic qualifications required for these specific positions. It should take you less than 10 minutes to complete this first step.
  • After going through the initial applications, we’ll invite some individuals to complete a second set of questions online that will highlight more of your qualifications, work experience, coaching skills, etc.
  • This second stage is what’s called a “blind application,” meaning you’ll receive an applicant ID with your invitation, and you will not provide your name for this stage. Our reviewers look at all the candidate, select those to interview, and then match the applicant ID to the person. This helps reduce hiring biases. 
  • Then come the interviews. If you are invited for an interview, we will ask you to provide a resume and references (no cover letter) at that time. 
  • We will do our best to keep you informed of your status through each stage of the application process.

Current Opening: 

This is the initial application and takes about 15 minutes to complete. Please do NOT provide any health information on this form as it is not intended to be a HIPAA-secured form. Meaning, please don’t disclose recovery status/date, experiences with mental health, etc. in this section. This is just a brief screening tool and more in-depth questions will be asked in the second round. 

Community Center Coordinator/ Peer Recovery Coach

CRA is opening a Community Center and looking for a coordinator! 

This is a full time, hourly position, based at the Center in Petoskey, Michigan which is scheduled to open late February. Normal hours are Monday through Friday 9 -5, with one Saturday shift a month and periodic nights or weekends as needed for special events. 

This position will be responsible for coordinating the Center and Center activities, as well as providing short-term Recovery Coaching to our visitors. You do not have to have completed a Recovery Coach training program, but must be available to participate in the first available CCAR training program. 

Read more about the Community Center Coordinator position here. 

This position is open until filled. 


We work 37.5 hour weeks here! Most of the hours are the traditional 9 – 5 hours. There will also be periodic weekend and evening hours, and we offer flexibility for things like appointments. All staff are asked to work one Saturday a month so that the Center can have periodic weekend hours.  Work-Life balance is important to us at CRA, so we work as a team to coordinate our schedules. 

All positions will be based in the Petoskey office/Center, except when traveling for programs, meetings, etc. 

We do not allow staff to transport clients.  

Please first make sure you have read all of the information on this page and the job description pages. Other questions can be directed to our Executive Director, Caitlin Koucky, at 

At this time, all positions are office based, but we encourage everyone to apply. We do accept applicants outside of our area who are willing to relocate. 

We will discuss this with you during the interview processes, but we do perform background checks. The results are not an immediate disqualification. It’s lived experience and the results will be discussed with candidates. 

We offer an optional robust health, vision, and dental plan for our full-time staff. As a growing company, our benefits package is also  growing!