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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Michigan Environmental Council

The Michigan Environmental Council (MEC), a nonprofit environmental council
with 67 member groups, is seeking to fill the position of Development
Director.  Founded in 1980, MEC provides a collective voice for the
environment at the local, state and national levels.  MEC works to protect
and conserve Michigan's unparalleled natural resources and promotes a
healthy environment for this generation and those to come.  Working with our
member groups and their collective membership of approximately 200,000
citizens, MEC is fighting to protect our land resources from sprawl, guard
our water, defend public health from pollution, promote cleaner energy for a
stronger economy, and open up the environmental decision-making processes of
government, among other efforts.  (Visit www.mecprotects.org for more
information.)

MEC's 2004 budget exceeds $1.6 million and is supported by private
foundations, major donors, member dues and other gifts.  Our annual Fall
Celebration, first held in 1999, brings in over $100,000 in yearly operating
revenue.  With 12 full-time professional staff, a number of part-time
employees, student assistants and volunteers and an active board of
directors, MEC is poised to build on our successes in working for public and
environmental health within the Great Lake State and throughout the basin.

Responsibilities:  In consultation with the CEO, plan, direct and manage
MEC's fundraising efforts in areas of general and major gifts, planned and
workplace giving, annual appeal, special events, and the Pere Marquette
Fund, MEC's growing endowment.  The Development Director will initiate and
cultivate donor contacts and identify potential donors to diversify and
enhance MEC's fundraising base, and work closely with the CEO and the
Finance and Development Committee of the Board.  The Development Director
reports to the President/CEO. 

Other responsibilities include:

	Work with staff to maintain and enhance donor record system and
donor recognition program.
	Secure individual and corporate sponsorships for events and
activities.  
	Assist grants team in identifying/pursuing funding opportunities. 
	Recruit volunteers to assist with fundraising. 
	Other responsibilities as assigned by the CEO. 

Salary:  Commensurate with experiences and qualifications.  Complete
benefits package provided.

Qualifications

	Outstanding oral and written communications skills.
	Knowledge of various development/solicitation methods.
	Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience; development experience
strongly preferred.
	Excellent record-keeping and database management skills.
	Familiarity with nonprofit community and environmental issues are
pluses.

To Apply:  Mail or e-mail cover letter, resume and salary requirements by
June 30, 2004 to:

Patrick Diehl
Associate Director
Michigan Environmental Council
119 Pere Marquette Drive, Ste. 2A
Lansing, Michigan 48933
patmec@voyager.net
517-487-9539

The Michigan Environmental Council is an equal opportunity employer






 

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