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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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ProfileThe Public Interest Network: Environment Michigan Director The candidate will develop and execute plans to win on our environmental campaigns. Assess opportunities for building political support for our agenda through coalition-building, grassroots organizing and media outreach. Will bring problems and solutions to the attention of decision-makers: state legislators, the Governor’s staff, state regulators, local officials and federal representatives. Build relationships with key players in Michigan and in the region. Will cultivate relationships with diverse and powerful allies and expand the constituencies supporting our efforts. This will include building a coalition of key allies and getting them actively involved in our campaigns including attending events and participating in press conferences. Will serve as a public spokesperson through media events, press releases, op-eds and other visibility tactics with a goal of building name recognition for the organization, educating the public about our issues and demonstrating support for our positions. Will write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff and meet with large donors, all to bring more resources to campaigns we’re running to protect our environment. Will work with our citizen outreach staff to build and develop our membership base. Will recruit new staff, interns and volunteers to increase our impact and build our power.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have minimum five years of professional experience in grassroots organizing, organization building, and/or campaign politics. Should have related advanced degrees, such as a J.D. or master’s degree, may count towards experience. Should have a demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and to citizen-based social change, experience in state-level political advocacy and organizing, a proven ability to recruit, train and develop staff, the ability to raise money, and demonstrated success in building relationships with the full spectrum of environmental and political stakeholders.