- Collaborate with MEC staff, board members and member groups to develop strategies and implement action plans to achieve our clean energy and environmental protection priorities.
- Partner with MEC allies to lead, expand and diversify existing energy and climate collaborations and build new alliances around emerging issues as appropriate.
- Educate state and local legislators and organize opportunities for representatives of MEC member groups and other allies to make their voices heard with elected representatives and government officials.
- Analyze environmental policy proposals (both legislative and executive branch) and monitor their progress through state decision-making processes.
- Represent MEC and our member organizations on workgroups and in coalition settings reviewing and developing recommendations for policy reform related to energy, climate and related issues.
- Recruit new allies for MEC’s advocacy work, particularly from constituencies traditionally underrepresented in environmental campaigns.
- Coordinate with our communications officer in responding to media inquiries.
- Assist in preparing proposals to charitable foundations and donors that support energy and climate work, and report on work completed under existing grants.
- Work with colleagues responsible for other MEC environmental programs to identify and capitalize on cross-program opportunities.
- Provide content for MEC’s newsletter, website and other publications.
- Attend state, regional and national conferences as appropriate.
- Fulfill office responsibilities shared by the MEC staff.
- Legislative experience, 1-3 years.
- Professional experience in at least one of the following areas: public policy advocacy or analysis, coalition facilitation, the legislative process or political campaigns.
- Solid grasp of current issues related to energy and familiarity with environmental issues and expertise in one or more of MEC’s core program areas.
- Passion for environmental protection, interest in the political process, and commitment to diversity required.
- Direct or related experience reaching out to potential new coalition partners, particularly those traditionally underrepresented in Michigan’s environmental community.
- Excellent communications skills.
- Ability to work well independently and as part of a team; meet deadlines; and balance multiple tasks.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
- Experience and aptitude working in diverse coalitions, alliances or other groups.
Compensation & Related Matters
- Salary commensurate with experience.
- 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 Policy Director
Deadline: Friday, August 21, 2017
To apply, send a cover letter, three references, a writing sample (1-3 pages), and your resume to:
Chris Kolb, President
Michigan Environmental Council
602 West Ionia Street
Lansing, MI 48933
Please email materials as one PDF to email@example.com.
If you have questions, contact Judy Bearup at the email address above or call 517-487-9539.
MEC is an equal opportunity employer