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Battle Creek-Jackson Regional Community Organizer

Full-time position with Clean Water Action

 Application Deadline:  October  5, 2007 or until position is filled.

 Clean Water Action, Michigan’s largest grassroots environmental group, is seeking a true progressive leader and self-directed individual to mobilize citizens to take action on behalf of environmental protection.   Working from Battle Creek, Clean Water Action‘s community organizer will engage citizens throughout within the Battle Creek and Jackson region to work to shape the progressive issue environment within this region of Michigan.

Organizer Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate public education and civic engagement campaigns
  • Recruit, sustain and manage volunteers and interns
  • Develop relationships with community leaders and key funders
  • Plan and implement winning grassroots strategies
  • Build and strengthen progressive networks and coalitions
  • Effectively initiate earned media, internet and other communications
  • Coordinate with other Clean Water Action staff and organizations
  • Provide program leadership for Michigan canvass staff


  • Successful professional or volunteer experience organizing on progressive issues
  • Strong oral/written communication skills and experience working with computers and doing online communications
  • Commitment to working with diverse people
  • Ability to successfully network with individuals and organizations
  • Well-organized, self-motivated, and able to work independently
  • Ability to develop and implement earned media strategies
  • Willingness to travel within Michigan, particularly West Michigan
  • Willingness to work weekday evenings and weekends as needed 


Salary commensurate with experience.  Attractive benefits package included.


To Apply:  Please send resume and cover letter Michigan Director at  dholtz@cleanwater.org.