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E-M:/ Clean Water Action Job Posting: Policy Associate, East Lansing

Enviro-Mich message from Cyndi Roper <croper@cleanwater.org>


Location: East Lansing, MI

Closing Date: March 15, 2008 or until the ideal candidates is identified

Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund seek a Policy Associate who will work with the State Director and other program staff to advocate on behalf of the organization’s 235,000 Michigan members and its environmental, public health and democracy campaigns. The Policy Associate 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 issues, and other activities as necessary and appropriate. The Policy Associate will also play a key role in advocacy work aimed at electing pro-environment candidates and holding elected officials accountable to voters.

· Provide lead policy staff support for our water, energy, toxics/environmental health, solid waste/recycling and other issue areas

· Serve as Clean Water Action’s lead legislative liaison at the State Capitol

· Expand Clean Water Action’s activist base through citizen lobby programs including coordinating citizen lobby days at the Capitol and in targeted legislative districts

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

· Help develop and implement plans for publicizing campaign-related messages and activities

· Coordinate implementation of Clean Water Action’s communications plan for earned media and online advocacy

· Undertake research efforts as needed to further legislative goals

· Coordinate preparation and distribution of Clean Water Action’s biennial legislative scorecard

· Other tasks as assigned


· Commitment to Clean Water Action’s mission**

· Experience working with leaders in political, environmental and media communities **

· A minimum two years successful professional legislative experience at the State Capitol is desired; additional direct legislative experience a plus**

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

· Willingness to engage in fundraising with major donors and foundations **

· Good judgment, well organized, versatile, quick learner, ability to handle multiple responsibilities and to work independently**

· Demonstrated ability to analyze situations and options and to develop successful strategies**

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

· Experience in directing and supervising volunteers and staff **

· Proficiency with database programs and technologies **

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

· Familiarity with or willingness to undertake cutting edge internet advocacy**

· Experience in all aspects of press relations and media communications desired**


· Salary commensurate with experience**

· Attractive benefits package available


To Apply: E-mail your resume to Cyndi Roper at croper@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 <http://www.cleanwateraction.org>/

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