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E-M:/ JOB posting: MEC Land Use and Energy Program Associate


Environmental Council Seeks Land Use and Energy Program Associate


Full-time position


The Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) is seeking a motivated, hard-working individual to serve as Land Use and Energy Program Associate. The Program Associate works directly with MEC’s Program and Policy Directors to build support for MEC’s transportation, energy and sustainable development initiatives. Combining research, writing, coalition-building and negotiation, the position offers a challenging and fast-paced opportunity for anyone interested in building skills in non-profit management, politics or environmental issues.


MEC is a dynamic, non-profit environmental organization with 72 member groups across the state and a strong role in state policy decisions. MEC’s goal is to recruit a talented person who shares the organization’s desire to advance strategies that encourage “green” community and business development, Smart Growth land use and transportation policies, and clean energy alternatives.  The ideal candidate is well-organized, amiable, able to undertake independent project management, and committed to environmental issues. Strong writing skills are essential, as is the ability to effectively present MEC positions in a variety of legislative, business and advocacy forums.




§         Develop and strengthen creative partnerships, research and communications projects to advance MEC initiatives.

§         Provide support to MEC’s Program and Policy Directors, including research and policy analysis.

§         Write, proofread and edit communications materials, including reports, summaries, committee testimony, letters to newspaper editors and other documents.

§         Assemble background materials and schedule meetings and phone calls.

§         Represent MEC at select state, local and business meetings and events.

§         Communicate with legislators’ offices, program partners, state officials and other audiences.

§         Assist in the coordination and development of programs to reinforce the connection of MEC’s Energy Program and Land Programs through strategic outreach related to “green” regional economic growth.




§         College degree(s) or equivalent experience;

§         Talent for creative written communications and excellent grammar;

§         Aptitude for and interest in politics and public policy;

§         Strong interpersonal relationship and teamwork skills;

§         Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and objectives;

§         Familiarity with environmental, energy and land use issues a plus.

§         Professional and pleasant demeanor, sense of humor and positive attitude.


Apply by July 20, 2006:  Mail or e-mail one (1) resume, two (2) writing samples and three (3) references to:


Michigan Environmental Council

119 Pere Marquette Drive, Ste. 2A

Lansing, Michigan 48912

Email: judymec@voyager.net



The Michigan Environmental Council is an equal opportunity employer