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NWF WATER QUALITY ORGANIZER POSITION OPENING



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 JOB OPPORTUNITY

	Water Quality Organizer
	Great Lakes Natural Resource Center 
	National Wildlife Federation
	Ann Arbor, Michigan

JOB DESCRIPTION:	
The Great Lakes Natural Resource Center, a regional office of the
National Wildlife Federation, has an immediate opening for a full-time
Water Quality Organizer. The primary responsibility of the position is to
educate and mobilize NWF members, affiliates, like-minded organizations,
and the public to help reform laws and policies to better protect water
quality in the Great Lakes region.

The National Wildlife Federation's Great Lakes office, based since 1982
in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is made up of a staff of 15 full-time positions,
including attorneys, organizers, policy specialists, and scientists. The
successful candidate for this position will work with NWF's Great Lakes
Water Quality Team to reform laws and policies to better protect human
and ecosystem health from toxic chemical pollution, especially from toxic
air deposition. 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
 	Lead grassroots education and advocacy campaigns on water
quality, air toxics, and pollution prevention issues.
 	Representing NWF's views at meetings of affiliates, other
organizations, before the media, government agencies, etc.
 	Coordinate communications for the Water Quality Team with the
media, constituents and via the Internet.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:	
 	Exceptional verbal, writing and interpersonal communication skills.
 	Skilled at translating technical information on air and water
pollution issues into terms and language commonly understood.
 	Strong leadership skills and experience at forging and working
with coalitions. 
 	A high degree of computer proficiency, a willingness to learn
new software and a willingness to train and assist others in electronic
communication.
 	A B.S. is required, an M.S. is preferred.
 	A minimum of two years of professional experience in the area of
environmental policy. 
 	Willingness to travel.

The National Wildlife Federation is the largest conservation organization
in the country with over 4 million members. NWF is an equal opportunity
employer. The Great Lakes office offers a working environment that
emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration in a team structure and in a
non-smoking office. NWF offers a generous compensation and benefits
package. Starting pay for this position is in the low $30's, commensurate
with experience.

To learn more about this position check out our Web page at
www.greatlakes.nwf.org.

To apply for this position please send a cover letter, C.V., writing
samples and three references to:
 "Organizer Position," National Wildlife Federation, 506 E. Liberty St., Ann
Arbor, MI 48104 
fax - 734-769-1449 or E-mail to "eder@nwf.org".  No phone inquiries,
please.  

Deadline for applications: February 15, 1998. The position is to start
March 15, 1998 or as soon as possible.