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The Wildlands Project seeks an experienced grassroots conservation
organizer to work with a staff team and cooperating groups to facilitate
the development of reserve design proposals and implementation strategies
throughout North America.  Motivational skills and the ability to work
independently required.  For a full job description contact us at (520)
884-0875 or email mailto:wildlands@twp.org

Application deadline: March 1, 1999
Send Letter, resume and 3 references to:
Steve Gatewood
The Wildlands Project
1955 W Grant Rd #145
Tucson, AZ 85745



Small nonprofit organization based in Salt Lake City, Utah, seeks Executive
Director to lead campaign to decommission Glen Canyon Dam. Exciting,
historic opportunity for dynamic, motivated individual to work with
prominent environmental leaders to restore one of the most beautiful
canyons on Earth.  Recent coverage in Outside, E Magazine, Smithsonian, and
Audubon.  Major responsibilities include fundraising, media relations, and
public outreach.  Excellent writing and speaking skills required, plus a
sense of humor and appreciation for the beauty of nature.  Recent
environmental NGO experience preferred.  Come make history with us!  Women
and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Visit our website for more
info:  http://www.glencanyon.org.

Send resume and references to:

Richard Ingebretsen, President
Glen Canyon Institute
165 South Main Street, Lower Level
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

No phone calls please.  Position open until filled. (position reopened)


Mineral Policy Center: Issue Director

Mineral Policy Center, an environmental organization working to address the
environmental impacts of mining and mineral development, seeks an Issue

This is a unique opportunity for an expert on the environmental impacts of
mining to put their experience to work to help protect the environment.  We
are looking for someone with technical/scientific experience who wants to
work as an environmental advocate.  Necessary experience includes an
advanced degree in the geo-sciences, strong research and writing skills,
and policy/technical experience with mining issues.

For more information please read the attached job description.

To Apply, send Resume and Cover Letter to:

Issue Director Search
Mineral Policy Center
1612 K Street N.W., Suite 808
Washington D.C., 20008.
Fax to 202-887-1875

All applications will be treated confidentially.
MPC is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Description: Issue Director

Mineral Policy Center (MPC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to
protecting communities and the environment from the destructive impacts of
mineral development, in the U.S. and worldwide.  We fulfill our mission by
supporting communities and grassroots groups, by publicizing the
environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts of mining, and by
working to improve government policies and corporate practices.

The Issue Director is a source of expertise, both internally and
externally, on policy, scientific, and technical issues related to mining's
environmental impacts.  The Issue Director provides other MPC staff, and
communities, with analysis and information to help them accomplish their
advocacy goals.  This is done through a combination of targeted research,
reports, issue papers and position statements; expert testimony and public
speaking; technical input and comments on mine proposals and plans;
assessment of company policies and proposals; and on-site support to
community groups.

Key issues for the next few years include codes of conduct, remining,
reclamation and closure, liability, suitability, bans of "worst" practices
and independent audits.

The Issue Director will lead MPC's "best practices" campaign, conduct site
visits, and take primary responsibility for building relationships with
other issue "experts" in non-profit organizations, in the industry, and
amongst regulators. The Issue Director will work closely with MPC's Circuit
Riders (Field Staff) and its D.C. based program staff.

MPC is not engaged in a scientific or technical debate for the sake of the
debate.  We want to win our campaigns and help protect communities whether
this means stopping an irresponsible mine proposal, improving environmental
protection at an operating mine, working to create incentives for more
responsible mining, or helping a community clean up an abandoned site.  The
Issue Director will bring her/his expertise to bear in support of these

The Issue Director's work is reactive, responding to events, and
pro-active, creating political and media interest and opportunities.  Since
issue developments, such as environmental catastrophes or regulatory
decisions, can't always be predicted, rapid response is essential.
Unplanned external events will often take precedence over planned work.

The position requires a unique blend of scientific and technical expertise,
sophisticated strategy development, media savvy, political smarts, and
comfort in both a community leader's guest room and the corporate board

The Issue Director will work collaboratively with program staff to assess
needs and define priorities. The Issue Director makes policy
recommendations but does not set policy. Policy is set by the president, in
consultation with the board. The position is based in Washington D.C. and
requires some travel.

Core Responsibilities:

* Research and Campaign Activities
* Conduct Research and Write Reports and Issue Papers to Support MPC's Program
* Oversee the Work of Any External Research Consultants
* Write Articles and Specialized Papers As Necessary
* Conduct Specialized Research for Specific Communities or on Particular Issues
* Provide Supporting Evidence and Testimony for Campaign Objectives
* Direct Best Practices Initiative for MPC
* Direct MPC Work on Other Issues as Needed

Community Support:
* Provide Technical Support to Selected Communities
* Prepare Generic Materials on Issues to Support All Communities
* Assist With, or Submit, Written Comments, As Appropriate

Media Work:
* Provide Technical Support And Expertise To Press As Assigned by  the Comms
* Public Speaking, As Needed
* Writing for Outside Publications
* Work With Comms Director to Develop Necessary Media and Report Materials

* Maintain and Build Relationships With Appropriate Staff In Other
  Environmental and Advocacy Groups
* Build and Foster a Network of Contacts in Agencies, Associations, on the
  Hill, and in Corporations
* Visit Mine Sites and Proposed Mine Sites, As Appropriate

Political and Regulatory Work:
* Intervene, As Requested by Other Program Staff, on Behalf of Community
  Groups with Regulators and Other Officials and Politicians
* Submit Comments to Agencies and Officials on Mine Proposals and Plans as
  Requested by Other MPC Program Staff

Issue Development:
* Prepare Technical, Scientific, and Policy Materials in Support of MPC's
  Programs and Goals
* Provide Technical Support to Other Program Staff
* Establish Long Term (3 Year) and Annual Objectives and Plans for Specific
  Issues and Initiatives
* Set Priorities to Support High-Profile Issues
* Assess Important Issue Trends and Integrate Into Planning
* Annually Assess Progress on Specific Issues and Overall
Keep Other Staff Updated on Key Technical Developments and Trends

Knowledge of Field:
* Keep Abreast of Important Industry, Political,  Agency and Technical Trends
  and Developments
* Keep Abreast of Important Issue Debates
* Know the Key Organizations and Actors Working on Issues
* Develop and Maintain and Understanding of Economic Issues

Other Responsibilities:
* Fundraising
* Provide Support to Fundraising Staff in the Development of Strong
  Fundraising and Marketing Materials
* Identify Opportunities For Fundraising Activities and Provide Leads to
  Fundraising Staff
* As Needed, Participate in Fundraising Work
* Seek to Create Relationships and Opportunities That Will Lead to More MPC

* Keep up-to-date Files on All Issues and Sites
* Maintain Files on Contacts
* Keep Expenses Within Budget

MPC is a small organization therefore all staff will be required to provide
assistance on organization-wide projects outside of their area of focus as
needed.  In an effort to keep administrative cost to a minimum, staff will
also be expected to handle most of their own support work and to help
as-needed with some office functions.

The position also requires participation in program and organizational
planning activities that range from monthly meetings, to annual planning,
to strategic planning. The position reports to the president.

MPC reserves the right to change the responsibilities of this position as
the needs of the organization change and may periodically add
responsibilities and tasks.

Required Experience:
* Policy and Technical Expertise on the Environmental Impacts of Mining and
  Related Issues
* An Advanced Degree in the Geo-Sciences (geology, mining engineering,
  geochemistry, etc.)
* An Understanding of Advocacy Work, Research and Writing
* An Understanding of Federal and State Agency Decision Making Related to Mine
  Approval and Planning
* Knowledge of the EIS Process
* An Understanding of, or Experience With, Federal Environmental Law
  Research Experience
* Excellent Writing Skills
* Strong Public Presentation Skills

Beneficial Experience:
* Direct or Indirect Experience Within the Mining Industry
* Experience Working With or For an Environmental NGO
* Experience Working With and In Coalitions
* Experience With the State or Federal Legislative Process
* Experience Providing Technical Support to Community Groups
* International Experience

Deadline:  Send Cover Letter and Resume Immediately
Start Date:  Early 1999
Location:  Washington D.C.
Benefits:  Good
Salary:  DOE, within a non-profit context.

===Mineral Policy Center Working to Protect Communities and the Environment===

202-887-1872 (ph)
202-887-1875 (fax)

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