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E-M:/ Watershed Council looking for policy/advocacy specialist


The Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council is looking for an awesome professional generalist who is as comfortable speaking to legislators as reviewing dredge and fill permits. The job posting is below and can be found at www.michiganwetlands.org.



Job Posting

March 2005  



Founded in 1979, the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting Michigan’s lakes, streams, wetlands, and ground water. Based in beautiful Petoskey, Michigan, the Watershed Council works on local issues in the watersheds of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet Counties, as well as environmental policy on the state, federal, and binational levels. Hallmarks of the Council’s work include respected advocacy, watershed planning, innovative education, technically sound water quality monitoring, thorough research, collaboration, and empowering others. For more background information, check out www.watershedcouncil.org and www.michiganwetlands.org.


Primary Job Responsibilities-


·         Review and comment on development proposals and permit public notices

·         Organize and run campaigns on critical water resource issues

·         Coordinate statewide wetland protection network

·         Promote local water resource protection ordinances and initiatives

·         Conduct educational programs to further improve policies

·         Comment on and organize response on key water resource policy proposals                         


Start Date: As soon as possible, no later than June 1, 2005.


Salary and hours: Full-time, many evening meetings, some travel and weekend work required.  Salary based on experience.


Requirements: Applicants should be dedicated to protecting Northern Michigan’s lakes, streams, wetlands, and ground water; have a keen understanding of water resources (wetlands, lakes, rivers, and ground water) and the policies to protect them; have the ability to work independently with strong initiative and put in long hours when necessary; possess good written and verbal communication skills; be computer savvy; be able to build alliances with non-traditional allies, and be well organized. A bachelors degree in natural resources with several years of experience (or a masters degree) and a proven commitment and passion to making a positive change for the environment is required.


To Apply: Send resume and cover letter as soon as possible, but no later than May 1, 2005 to Gail Gruenwald, Executive Director, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, 426 Bay Street, Petoskey, MI 49770.  No email resumes or applications please.




Chris Grubb, Policy Associate

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council

426 Bay Street

Petoskey, MI 49770

(231) 347-1181 ext. 118

fax: (231) 347-5928

email: chrisgrubb@watershedcouncil.org