The Growth Management Leadership Alliance, a national coalition of state and regional Smart Growth organizations of which MEC is a member, is seeking its first executive director. The position is in the D.C. area, but will have direct influence on many collaborative projects impacting Michigan. The description is pasted below and more information is available at http://www.gmla.org/exdir.html. Please forward this as you see fit.
Land Programs Director
Michigan Environmental Council
119 Pere Marquette, Suite 2A
Lansing, MI 48912
Growth Management Leadership Alliance (GMLA)
We’re looking for a dynamic organization builder who also thrives on working closely in support of outstanding leaders of state and regional citizen groups. GMLA is a network of the heads of 33 state and regional level non-profits carrying out a wide range of programs to directly shape and implement smart growth policies and other actions. We are now seeking our first full time staff member, an Executive Director who can both carry out the programs called for in our newly adopted strategic plan (hiring other staff as required) and develop additional funding and other resources for the organization. Based in Washington, D.C., GMLA will be co-located with its national partner organization, Smart Growth America. Applications should be sent to the address noted below -- the position is open until filled but GMLA seeks to hire in early 2002.
The GMLA staff team is expected to include the executive director, program associate (both full time) and part-time administrative assistance plus a part-time senior fellow who shall assist with program and organizational development. Guided by the newly adopted GMLA Strategic Plan 2002-2004, the Executive Director's responsibilities are to:
The successful candidate shall be:
GMLA expects that candidates will have significant professional experience in the field of growth management, with a proven track record of personal accomplishment. Experience in non-profit organizations is highly desirable.
The person we are looking for will be passionate about our issues, ready to help build an established organization into an even more effective force, committed to leading in close partnership with the members of GMLA and possessing a strong understanding of non-profits at state and regional scales.
GMLA is a unique and dynamic organization, with roots in much of North America. The person selected for Executive Director will benefit greatly from the contact with so many outstanding places, people and perspectives, and will gain deep satisfaction at helping support and develop the on the ground leadership of the growth management movement.
GMLA is a small, developing organization.
Its compensation package is primarily salary, plus medical and other benefits.
Salary will likely be in the high sixties/low seventies, depending on
experience and skills. Vacation will start at three weeks per year, holidays
will number 12, and there are six days of medical leave per year. Success in
fundraising and other key project tasks will likely bring increases
Applications should be submitted as both hard copy and email attachment. Mail hard copy applications to:: Larry Orman, GMLA consultant, 1616 Delaware St. Berkeley, CA 94703. Electronic copies should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.. Please include a one to two page letter describing your interest and skills in relation to GMLA and a resume (Mac users please use .doc extension for Word files.) The applications will be reviewed by a GMLA hiring team and you will be notified as soon as possible as to your candidacy status. Further information (samples of work, references) will be requested of selected candidates.
Questions can be emailed to: email@example.com or to: firstname.lastname@example.org