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Enviro-Mich message from WAYNE SCHMIDT <SCHMIDT@nwf.org>
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                    JOB OPPORTUNITY

                Water Quality Organizer
          Great Lakes Natural Resource Center 
              National Wildlife Federation
                  Ann Arbor, Michigan
JOB DESCRIPTION:    
The Great Lakes Natural Resource Center, a regional office
of the National Wildlife Federation, has an immediate
opening for a full-time Water Quality Organizer. The
primary responsibility of the position is to educate and
mobilize NWF members, affiliates, like-minded
organizations, and the public to help reform laws and
policies to better protect water quality in the Great
Lakes region.

The National Wildlife Federation's Great Lakes office,
based since 1982 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is made up of a
staff of 15 full-time positions, including attorneys,
organizers, policy specialists, and scientists. The
successful candidate for this position will work with
NWF's Great Lakes Water Quality Team to reform laws and
policies to better protect human and ecosystem health from
toxic chemical pollution, especially from toxic air
deposition. 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
*     Lead grassroots education and advocacy campaigns on
      water quality, air toxics, and pollution prevention
      issues.
*     Representing NWF's views at meetings of affiliates,
      other organizations, before the media, government
      agencies, etc.
*     Coordinate communications for the Water Quality Team
      with the media, constituents and via the Internet.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:    
*     Exceptional verbal, writing and interpersonal
      communication skills.
*     Skilled at translating technical information on air
      and water pollution issues into terms and language
      commonly understood.
*     Strong leadership skills and experience at forging
      and working with coalitions. 
*     A high degree of computer proficiency, a willingness       to learn new software and a willingness to train and
      assist others in electronic communication.
*     A B.S. is required, an M.S. is preferred.
*     A minimum of two years of professional experience in
      the area of environmental policy. 
*     Willingness to travel.

The National Wildlife Federation is the largest
conservation organization in the country with over 4
million members. NWF is an equal opportunity employer. The
Great Lakes office offers a working environment that
emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration in a team
structure and in a non-smoking office. NWF offers a
generous compensation and benefits package. Starting pay
for this position is in the low $30's, commensurate with
experience.

To learn more about this position check out our Web page
at www.greatlakes.nwf.org.

To apply for this position please send a cover letter,
C.V., writing samples and three references to:
 "Organizer Position," National Wildlife Federation, 506
E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 
fax - 734-769-1449 or E-mail to "eder@nwf.org".  No phone
inquiries, please.  

Deadline for applications: February 15, 1998. The position
is to start March 15, 1998 or as soon as possible

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