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Enviro-Mich message from "TONY DEFALCO" <DEFALCO@nwf.org>


Water Quality Outreach Specialist
Great Lakes Natural Resource Center 
National Wildlife Federation
Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Great Lakes Natural Resource Center, a regional office of the National Wildlife Federation, has an immediate opening for a full-time Water Quality Outreach Specialist. 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 20 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. 

@	Build grassroots coalitions on water quality, air toxics, and pollution prevention issues.
@	Coordinate communications for the Water Quality Team with the media, constituents and via the Internet.
@	Prepare written materials, including news releases, fact sheets, and newsletter articles to inform and mobilize constituents.

@	Exceptional verbal, writing and interpersonal communication skills.
@	Skilled at translating technical information on air and water pollution issues into language that mobilizes constituents and is 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. or B.A.
@	A minimum of two years of professional experience in the area of environmental policy. 
@	Willingness to travel.
@	Personal flexibility and ability to multitask.
@	Lots of energy and a sense of humor.

The National Wildlife Federation is the largest conservation organization in the country with over 4 million members and supporters. 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- to mid- $30s, commensurate with experience.

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

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

Deadline for applications: August 1, 2000. The position is to start September 1, 2000, or as soon as possible thereafter.

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