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E-M:/ Ecology Center Grantwriting Job Posting
- Subject: E-M:/ Ecology Center Grantwriting Job Posting
- From: brigit macomber <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 15:50:12 -0500
- Delivered-to: email@example.com
- Delivered-to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- List-name: Enviro-Mich
- Reply-to: brigit macomber <email@example.com>
Director of Grantwriting and Foundation Relations
The Ecology Center is seeking a talented and experienced person to
oversee its fund development and donor relations with private foundations
and government funders. This is a part-time position which could be
made full-time under certain circumstances.
The Ecology Center is a Michigan-based environmental organization
that works for a safe and healthy environment where people live, work,
and play. Founded in 1970, the Ecology Center has approximately 6,000
members and supporters, 12 staff persons, several part-time consultants
and interns, and an 11-person Board of Directors. In recent years,
the Ecology Center has led successful campaigns to close down Michigan's
medical waste incinerators, improve the environmental performance of the
auto industry, and save thousands of acres of working farms and valuable
Our staff are advocates who translate cutting edge environmental science
into calls for changes in policy and in the marketplace. We work in an
informal, team atmosphere, where individual initiative and priority
setting is expected. Our methods emphasize research and scientific
credibility, developing reports, fact sheets and websites, grassroots
organizing with public health, environmental and health-impacted
communities, and crafting effective stories for the media. The
Ecology Center is the parent organization of Recycle Ann Arbor, also a
nonprofit organization, which operates the premier recycling program in
the state of Michigan.
The Director of Grantwriting and Foundation Relations will be
responsible for the Ecology Center?s relations with private foundations
and public sector funders, with special regard to donor cultivation and
reporting requirements. Specific responsibilities and job functions
· working with Ecology Center
program staff and Director to develop funding proposals for private
foundations and government funders;
· preparing a wide range of
written materials for funders and prospective funders;
· researching new funder
prospects, particularly among private foundations, and developing
cultivation strategies; and,
· working with program staff,
Director, and Finance Manager to submit timely reports to funders.
The Director of Grantwriting and Foundation Relations will work
within the Administrative work team, with the Ecology Center?s Director,
Development Director, and Finance Manager. S/he would join our staff
working from our downtown Ann Arbor office. Located in the center
of the Great Lakes Basin, Ann Arbor is widely considered one of the best
places to live in the Midwest, with a vibrant arts and music scene, great
schools, terrific parks, and one of the best public universities in the
country, all a short drive from the most beautiful natural areas in the
The position offers opportunity for educational and professional
development. It also has some shared organizational
responsibilities and office duties. Ecology Center staff are
unionized, and actively participate in organizational
decision-making. This position is a great opportunity for a
creative person to make a difference working for a nationally respected
public interest organization with outstanding colleagues.
· extremely strong verbal
and written communication skills;
· ability to coordinate
multiple grant applications, reports, etc. on overlapping deadlines, and
see them to completion in a timely and organized
· experience with advocacy
campaigns, environmental issues, and/or public policy is very
self-motivated, and ability to work independently;
· Bachelor?s degree or two
years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and
Salary is commensurate with relevant professional experience.
The Ecology Center offers generous benefits, including medical, dental,
four weeks vacation, and retirement.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and a current writing sample by
email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, please fax to (734) 663-2414, or mail to Ecology Center,
117 N. Division, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. For more information,
please call (734) 761-3186.
Please apply before March 9, 2007. Applications received prior to
March 9 will be given priority, but we will continue to receive
applications until the position is filled.
The Ecology Center is an equal opportunity employer. Women,
minorities, and people of diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly
encouraged to apply.
117 N. Division
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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