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Energy Program Director- Michigan

Organization: Michigan Environmental Council

Position Title: Energy Program Director

Location: 602 West Ionia Street, Lansing, Michigan, 48912, United States

Hours and Compensation: not given

Application Deadline: October 1, 2013

Start Date: November 1, 2013


Organization Overview

Founded in 1980, the nonprofit Michigan Environmental Council now represents more than 70 environmental, public health and faith-based organizations, offering research, communications and technical support and providing an effective voice for the environment at the local, state and federal levels.  Working with our member groups and their collective membership of more than 200,000 residents, the Michigan Environmental Council is fighting to protect our land resources from sprawl, guard our water, defend children’s health from pollution, promote cleaner energy for a stronger economy, and open up the environmental decision-making processes of government.


The Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) seeks a full-time Energy Program Director to lead our organization’s efforts to promote widespread deployment of energy efficiency and renewable power through public policy reform. This position utilizes a range of skills and relationships to strengthen Michigan’s economic resilience in the face of climate change, fuel price uncertainty, pollution-related health impacts, and other challenges linked to our energy system. This position will be based in MEC’s Lansing, Michigan, headquarters.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Public policy development, advocacy and/or implementation preferred.
  • Solid grasp of current issues related to energy and climate.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience and aptitude working in diverse coalitions, alliances or other groups.
  • Political experience a significant plus.

How to Apply

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, three references and a writing sample to:

Chris Kolb, President Michigan Environmental Council 602 W. Ionia Street Lansing, MI  48933.

Applications may be e-mailed to Judy Bearup at  If you have questions, please use the e-mail above or call Judy Bearup at 517-487-9539.

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