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Enviro-Mich message from "DAVID ROSS" <ROSS@nwf.org>
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JOB OPPORTUNITY

	Water Resources Manager
	National Wildlife Federation - Great Lakes Office
	Ann Arbor, Michigan

JOB DESCRIPTION:	
The Great Lakes regional office of the National Wildlife Federation has an immediate opening for a full-time Water Resources Manager. The primary responsibility of the position is to manage and lead a new project called "Living Waters." The purpose of this project is to develop and advocate the adoption of a conservation-based decision-making framework for uses of water in the Great Lakes region. This framework will help protect the Great Lakes against diversions and exports of water outside the basin, and will help protect and restore our waters from abuses associated with unwise water use and development from within the basin. The position will require fundraising and grant management skills, and an understanding of the important role of education, outreach and organizing in changing public policy. The person will benefit from a solid understanding and background in water-resource related science and law. The person will be required to demonstrate leadership, an ability to think and act strategically, and be sensitive to motivating volunteer activists and leaders.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
 	Research, develop, articulate and communicate policy positions on behalf of NWF regarding water use management. Research and understand the impacts of water use and misuse on wildlife and habitat.
 	Develop and implement a strategy, in coordination with leaders of NWF affiliates and other environmental groups, for successfully advocating policy positions. 
 	Devise and implement a plan to communicate and educate members and the public, including via the Internet. Prepare written materials, including news releases, fact sheets, to inform and mobilize constituents. Mobilize volunteers.
 	Supervise staff and interns, manage grants and raise funds.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:	
 	Exceptional verbal, writing and interpersonal communication skills.
 	Skilled at translating technical information 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 degree in Aquatic Ecology, Fisheries, Hydrology, Geology, Natural Resource Management. Three years of experience with an MS degree, or five years experience for a BS degree.
 	Willingness to travel. 	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 $40,000s, commensurate with experience.

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

To apply for this position please send a cover letter, C.V., and three references to:
 "Manager 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 20, 2001. 



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