Saturday, August 25, 2007

Clean Water Action Job Announcement

Grand Rapids Area Community Organizer
Full-time position with Clean Water Action

Application Deadline:
September 1, 2007 or until position is filled.
Clean Water Action, Michigan’s largest grassroots environmental group, is looking for a true progressive leader and self-directed individual to mobilize citizens to take action on behalf of environmental protection. Working from our Grand Rapids office, Clean Water Action‘s community organizer will engage citizens throughout West Michigan to mobilize the residents in support of priority environmental and environmental health policies. The organizer will also educate voters on lawmaker voting records and work to hold elected officials accountable.
Organizer Responsibilities:
Manage a busy, one-person office in Grand Rapids
Coordinate multiple public education and political campaigns
Recruit, sustain and manage volunteers and interns
Develop relationships with community leaders and key funders
Plan and implement winning grassroots strategies
Build and strengthen progressive networks and coalitions
Effectively initiate earned media, internet and other communications
Coordinate with other Clean Water Action staff and organizations
Provide program leadership for local canvass staff
Successful professional or volunteer experience organizing on progressive issues
Strong oral/written communication skills and experience working with computers and doing online communications
Commitment to working with diverse people
Ability to successfully network with individuals and organizations
Well-organized, self-motivated, and able to work independently on multiple projects
Ability to develop and implement earned media strategies
Willingness to travel within Michigan, particularly West Michigan
Willingness to work weekday evenings and weekends as needed
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package included.
To Apply:
Contact David Holtz at

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1 comment:

Willi_H2O said...

Clean water affects us all.
Thanks for sharing the info

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