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    POSITION AVAILABLE: Congressional Liaison

      Immediate Opening

      Great Lakes Commission
      Ann Arbor, Michigan

      Please circulate, download and post to help publicize this 
opportunity.  The following job posting is also available on the Great 
Lakes Commission web site at 
http://www.glc.org/announce/00/10-00Cong-liaison.html

      The Great Lakes Commission is seeking candidates for the position of
      Congressional Liaison. This individual will play a key role in 
formulating and
      representing the interests of the Great Lakes Commission and its 
eight
      member states on U.S. federal legislation and appropriations 
addressing
      environmental protection, resource management, transportation and
      sustainable development issues in the Great Lakes region.

      Position responsibilities involve working with Commission members and 
staff
      in:

           Developing and implementing an annual policy statement on 
legislative
           and appropriations priorities;
           Developing and conducting a "Congressional Advocacy Strategy" 
that
           includes targeted correspondence, testimony and 
congressional/federal
           agency meetings;
           Organizing a "Great Lakes Day in Washington" event;
           Tracking the status of Great Lakes-related federal legislation 
and
           appropriations (with some focus also at the state, and Canadian 
federal
           and provincial levels);
           Identifying and pursuing advocacy opportunities for Great Lakes
           Commission priorities;
           Developing a network of advocacy partners and forming coalitions 
on
           specific issues; and
           Working on regional priorities with state Washington offices, 
House
           and Senate Great Lakes Coalitions, federal agencies and others 
in the
           "Great Lakes Community."

      This position is based at Great Lakes Commission offices in Ann 
Arbor,
      Michigan, located near the University of Michigan campus. Periodic 
travel to
      Washington, D.C., and U.S. and Canadian cities in the Great Lakes-St.
      Lawrence region is anticipated.

      The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years experience in a congressional 
office,
      or in similar positions that involve "hands on" experience with the 
legislative
      and appropriations process.

      Required qualifications include experience with the federal 
legislative and
      appropriations process; outstanding verbal and written communication 
skills; a
      broad knowledge of Great Lakes-St. Lawrence issues; familiarity with
      associated policy, management, research and advocacy communities; and
      experience with group process and consensus-building. Academic
      requirements include a relevant graduate or undergraduate degree.

      The position is a full time, renewable 12 month appointment. The 
Great Lakes
      Commission offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit 
package
      that includes (among others) medical, dental and optical insurance. 
The
      Commission also has an outstanding pension program through TIAA-CREF. 

      Application requirements include a letter, resume, three references, 
salary
      history and desired salary range. (Note: All must be provided if 
applicant is to
      receive consideration.)

      The application deadline is Thursday, November 30, 2000. Submit by
      mail, email or fax to:

           Michael J. Donahue, Ph.D.
           Executive Director
           Great Lakes Commission
           400 Fourth Street
           Ann Arbor, MI. 48103-4816
           mdonahue@glc.org
           Phone: 734-665-9135
           Fax: 734-665-4370

      Interviews will follow immediately, in the interest of filling the 
position
      in January 2001.

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      The Great Lakes Commission, chaired by Nathaniel E. Robinson 
(Wisconsin), is a
      nonpartisan, binational compact agency created by state and U.S. 
federal law and
      dedicated to promoting a strong economy, healthy environment and high 
quality of life
      for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region and its residents. The 
Commission consists of
      state legislators, agency officials and governors' appointees from 
its eight member
      states. Associate membership for Ontario and Quebec was established 
through the
      signing of a "Declaration of Partnership." The Commission maintains a 
formal Observer
      program involving U.S. and Canadian federal agencies, tribal 
authorities, binational
      agencies and other regional interests. The Commission offices are 
located in Ann Arbor,
      Michigan.



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