The Michigan Environmental Council (MEC), a nineteen-year-old
nonprofit coalition of over 50 environmental, public health and faith-based
organizations, is seeking to fill a challenging Land Programs Director position.
The successful candidate will be a visionary and an innovator with the ability
to help develop and implement programs and policies that advance smarter growth
practices in Michigan.
This dynamic position, created in 1994, provides the right
professional with the opportunity to have a major impact on the development of
public policy in Michigan. MEC is recognized as the state’s leading
environmental coalition; staff members are called upon regularly to weigh in on
important local, state and federal environmental/conservation issues.
- Oversee all aspects of administration and programming for MEC’s
Land Stewardship Initiative (LSI), including staffing, organizing,
communications and media, legislative relations and coalition-building.
- Supervise and motivate LSI staff.
- Help develop grant proposals and reports and maintain relationships with
- Help develop and implement program priorities.
- Develop statewide land use policy agenda and implementation
- Develop training and education workshops.
- Promote and monitor state legislation of interest to MEC and prepare
analyses and testimony as needed.
- Serve as an MEC spokesperson on land use to legislators, allies, other
interest groups and the media.
- Maintain current clearinghouse of land use materials.
- Provide timely informational/legislative updates to board members, staff
and member groups.
- Represent MEC at meetings and events throughout Michigan.
- Respond to information requests from member groups, legislators and the
- Help develop and maintain partnerships, coalitions and activist
- Ensure LSI web page and listservs are maintained.
- Help develop media campaigns that include editorials, radio and
television interviews, press releases, letters to the editor and op-eds, and
- Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree desirable.
- Knowledge of land use issues and policies.
- Legislative and public policy experience.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills.
- Organizing and coalition building experience.
- Supervisory experience helpful.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Application Deadline: Until filled.
Send resume and cover letter to Lana Pollack, President,
Michigan Environmental Council, 119 Pere Marquette Drive, Ste. 2A, Lansing, MI
48912, (517) 487-9541 fax, firstname.lastname@example.org.