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Enviro-Mich message from Cyndi Roper <croper@cleanwater.org>

Clean Water Action

Posting Date:  March 21, 2003
Closing Date: April 18, 2003 (or until position is filled)
Clean Water Action seeks an experienced manager to assist in directing 
Clean Water's Michigan operations and to be part of an exciting new 
national project team.

One of Clean Water Action's Michigan offices (to be determined), which are 
currently located in East Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Clinton 
Township.  In-state and out-state travel required.
CLEAN WATER ACTION. Clean Water Action is a national citizens' organization 
working for clean, safe and affordable water, prevention of 
health-threatening pollution, creation of environmentally safe jobs and 
businesses, election of pro-environment candidates, and empowerment of 
people to make democracy work.  CWA organizes strong grassroots groups, 
coalitions and campaigns to protect our environment, health, economic 
well-being and community quality of life.  CWA nationally has staff in 27 
offices and over 700,000 members concentrated in 18 states and the District 
of Columbia. Michigan CWA has over 100,000 members. www.cleanwateraction.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES.  In coordination with Michigan CWA's State Director, 
share responsibility for leading and developing Clean Water's Michigan 
activities while also participating in campaigns and other special projects 
in the Midwest and potentially elsewhere. Specific responsibilities may 

Develop and implement fundraising plans in coordination with State Director

In partnership with national financial and administrative staff, develop 
and oversee administrative and financial management systems and strategies 
-- including budgets and other planning and monitoring tools -- as required 
for sound management of fiscal and other organizational resources

Help recruit, supervise, train, and mentor staff

Coordinate aspects of campaigns

Research, write and edit a wide range of documents (e.g., external 
newsletters, program materials, press releases, reports, internal 
communications, etc.)

Provide leadership and support for canvass programs and staff

Recruit and work with volunteer leaders to develop local, state, and 
regional non-staff leadership structures to guide and advance Clean Water's 
work, including advisory committees, campaign committees, etc.

Represent Clean Water externally (e.g., allied organizations, public 
officials, and the media)

Coordinate development, communication, and implementation of short and 
long-range strategies and plans

Additional duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS. Desirable qualifications include:

Five years or more of progressively responsible work experience as a senior 
manager in a non-profit or public institution or organization

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Successful fundraising (e.g., large donor, grants, events)

Experience developing non-staff leadership bodies such as boards of 
directors, campaign or coalition steering committees, etc.

Experience with legislative and/or electoral campaigns and with organizing 
coalitions and communities

Experience working with grassroots groups and campaigns, including 
community canvasses

Proven strategic planning and operational management skills, including the 
ability to manage diverse projects and personnel, budgets and multiple 

Experience working with local or state environmental organization

Ability to work with diverse people and organizations

Computer literacy

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS. Salary commensurate with qualifications and 
experience; an attractive benefit package is available

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Cyndi Roper via e-mail 
croper@cleanwater.org or fax at 616.742.4084.

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