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E-M:/ RE: MEC Job Posting -- Energy Program Associate

The Michigan Environmental Council seeks a skilled advocate to support MEC efforts to advance policies aimed at climate protection and widespread deployment of clean energy technologies.  The following announcement is also available at www.environmentalcouncil.org.

Position Announcement

Energy Program Associate


The Michigan Environmental Council seeks an Energy Program Associate to advance policies aimed at climate protection and widespread deployment of clean energy technologies. 


·                     Work with MEC staff and allies to advance low-carbon energy policy reforms.

·                     Represent MEC in various legislative, regulatory, business and advocacy forums.

·                     Initiate and strengthen creative partnerships to further MEC goals.

·                     Support Energy Program Director with research, policy analysis, administration and other duties as assigned.

·                     Write, edit and proofread documents such as briefing memos, committee testimony, newsletter articles, and web content.

  • Respond to media inquiries as appropriate.

Desired Qualifications

  • College degree(s) or equivalent experience.
  • Well-organized and able to simultaneously manage multiple projects and objectives.
  • Strong writing skills and excellent grammar.
  • Professional, amiable demeanor and positive attitude.
  • Solid grasp of current energy issues, including an understanding of the relative impacts of various technologies.
  • Professional experience in public policy analysis or advocacy.

Compensation & Related Matters

  • Salary commensurate with experience and skill set.
  • Paid vacation and health/dental insurance provided.
  • Employer-matched retirement plan available.
  • Position based in Lansing, Michigan.
  • Successful candidate will work under the direction of MEC Energy Program Director.


Application Procedure


Deadline:   Friday, March 28, 2008


To apply, please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and three references to:


Lana Pollack


Michigan Environmental Council

119 Pere Marquette, Ste. 2A

Lansing, MI  48912.


Applications also may be e-mailed (preferred) to judy@environmentalcouncil.org or faxed to 517-487-9541.  If you have questions, please contact Judy Bearup at e-mail address above or 517-487-9539.


The Michigan Environmental Council – a 501(c)(3) charitable organization – is a coalition of 70 member groups created in 1980 to lead Michigan’s environmental movement in achieving positive change through the political process.  MEC combines deep environmental policy expertise with close connections to key state and federal decision makers, decades of experience getting things done in the political process, and an ability to rally broad and powerful alliances in support of reforms.   With our member groups and partners in the public health and faith-based communities, MEC promotes public policies to ensure that Michigan families will enjoy clear waters, clean beaches, beautiful landscapes and healthy communities for years to come.  



MEC is an equal opportunity employer