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E-M:/ Job Announcement

Posting Date:  December 4, 2006
Closing Date:  December 31, 2006 (or until the ideal candidates is identified)


 Clean Water Action is seeking a Deputy Policy & Campaigns Director who will work with the State Director, Great Lakes Policy Director and other program staff to advocate on behalf of the organization’s 177,000 Michigan members and its environmental, public health and democracy campaigns.  The Deputy Policy& Campaigns Director will ensure an on-going presence at the State Capitol by monitoring legislative activities, building relationships with state lawmakers and staff, organizing and activating citizen lobbyists, arranging for testimony and/or testifying on key environmental and public health issues, coordinating legislative follow-up with canvass campaigns, and other activities as necessary and appropriate.  The Deputy Policy & Campaigns Director will also be responsible for assisting the State Director and Michigan Campaigns Director on elections and other advocacy work aimed at electing pro-environment candidates and holding elected officials accountable to voters.

 Deputy Policy & Campaigns Director Responsibilities

·        Work with local groups, environmental partners, and Clean Water Action staff and members to develop and implement winning legislative strategies and campaigns

·        Build and strengthen networks and coalitions to support legislative and political campaigns

·        Strengthen Clean Water Action’s activist base through citizen lobby programs

·        Legislative follow up with field and phone canvass campaigns

·        Undertake research efforts as needed to further legislative goals

·        Assist with efforts to publicize key issues in the media

·        Work with staff to coordinate citizen lobby days at the Capitol and in targeted legislative districts

·        Coordinate bi-annual legislative scorecard

·        Other tasks as assigned


·        Strong teamwork and ability to work with diverse people and community groups

·        Sound judgment and good habits of consulting with supervisor and others

·        A minimum four years successful professional legislative experience at the state Capitol is desired; with additional direct legislative experience a plus

·        Successful professional or volunteer legislative campaign experience

·        Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills, including experience in preparing and delivering public presentations

·        Proficiency with database programs and technologies

·        Familiarity or willingness to undertaken cutting edge internet advocacy

·        Ability to successfully network with individuals and organizations

·        Well-organized and self-motivated with the ability to work independently

·        Flexibility to adjust to project needs and to work weekday evenings and weekends as needed


·        Salary commensurate with experience

·        Attractive benefits package available

Location: This position will be based in Clean Water Action’s East Lansing office.

 To Apply:  E-mail your resume to David Holtz at dholtz@cleanwater.org.  


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, and empowerment of people to make democracy work. Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups, coalitions and campaigns to protect our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life.  www.cleanwateraction.org