Full-Time Chief Executive Officer
Michigan Environmental Council — a 501(c)(3) charitable organization — is a coalition of more than 60 organizations created leading Michigan’s environmental movement to achieve positive change through the political/governmental process at the local and state levels. With a new administration in Lansing, MEC is uniquely positioned to make great strides in advancing environmental policies.
MEC is a nonpartisan, fact-based voice on environmental issues, known for being data-driven, and able to work effectively within the political process. Since its inception in 1980, MEC has been responsible for leading multiple collaborations in successful efforts to achieve legislative and regulatory changes that have had significant impact on the protection of Michigan’s environment. MEC is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of leaders from MEC member groups and at-large individuals. The current operating budget is approximately $2M and there are twelve full-time staff.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for MEC staff, programs, and execution of its mission. The CEO must be a strong, politically savvy leader who, working with Board and staff, can articulate MEC’s vision and then lead to achieve it. Overseeing organizational management, fundraising experience and leading staff in developing and implementing programs is essential. S/he needs to have expertise and/or an understanding of environmental policies, state politics, and legislative and regulatory processes.
Leaders who are skilled fundraisers and have worked in a dynamic state-based organization with a national profile are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate degree required and graduate degree desired, plus at least six (6) years of relevant experience, such as senior non-profit management, or work in a relevant area of academia or the electoral or legislative arena, public health advocacy, business or industry.