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Job Opening: Director of Major Gifts and Events

Jan 15, 2013
Director of Major Gifts and Events

Posting date: January 15, 2013

The Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) seeks a Director of Major Gifts and Events to help raise financial support for our programs to defend the health and beauty of Michigan’s environment. This is a full-time position based in our Lansing, Michigan headquarters.

Responsibilities
  • Assist president and other staff leaders in implementing a range of activities to build stronger relationships with and secure increased gifts from generous MEC donors.
  • Play lead role in the financial and organizational success of MEC’s major annual fundraising event, as well as smaller gatherings held throughout the year.
  • Develop and manage programs to identify and cultivate potential new MEC major donors.
  • Assist members of MEC’s development committee in meeting their fundraising obligations.
  • Fulfill responsibilities shared equally by all staff in a 15-person non-profit office environment.
  • In-state travel is required.
Qualifications
Required:
  • Commitment to the health and beauty of Michigan’s environment.
  • Significant experience in major donor fundraising (or closely related field).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Conscientiousness, strong work ethic and attention to detail.
  • Professional demeanor and sense of humor.
  • Strong working capacity with basic computer applications (word processing, spreadsheets, database).
  • Bachelor’s degree.
Preferred:
  • Interest in public policy and politics.
  • Experience in event planning.
  • Effective working knowledge of social networking and other new media technologies.
Compensation
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid vacation, health/dental coverage and employer-matched retirement plan.

Application Deadline
Position will remain open until filled by a highly qualified candidate. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by February 1, 2013.

Procedure
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@environmentalcouncil.org addressed to:
Chris Kolb, President
Michigan Environmental Council
602 W. Ionia Street
Lansing, MI 48933
If you have questions, please use the e-mail above or call Judy Bearup at 517-487-9539.

The Michigan Environmental Council – a 501(c)(3) charitable organization – is a coalition of more than 60 organizations, created in 1980 to lead Michigan’s environmental movement in achieving positive change through the political process. With our members and other partners, MEC promotes public policies to ensure that Michigan families will enjoy clear waters, clean beaches, beautiful landscapes and healthy communities for years to come.

MEC is an equal opportunity employer
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