MEC seeks a Policy Coordinator to support our efforts to defend the health of Michigan’s residents and environment by shaping policy decisions made in the Michigan Capitol. This work will protect Michiganders from pollution and toxic substances in our communities, homes, drinking water, and air. This position will approach each of these policies through an environmental justice lens. The position will report directly to the Urban Land Use & Infrastructure Policy Director but will also work in a collaborative environment with MEC’s policy team.
An ideal candidate will utilize a range of skills and relationships to strengthen Michigan policies at the confluence of environment and public health, such as lead abatement in public infrastructure and individual residences; safe drinking water; air quality issues; chemicals, disease mitigation; adaptation to climate change; poorly maintained infrastructure; the general impact of pollutants on human and ecosystem health; and the disproportionate impact of environmental pollution and climate change on low-income residents and communities of color.
This hybrid position works predominantly from MEC’s Lansing headquarters. A significant portion of this position involves directly interfacing with state elected officials and government staff.
This position must register with the State of Michigan as a Lobbyist Agent of the Environmental Council.
This hybrid position requires regular work in Lansing and occasional travel to other locations in Michigan and across the nation.
This position requires occasional work outside of normal hours including evenings and weekends. MEC has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy unless someone qualifies for a federal government approved accommodation
MEC provides staff with an industry-leading compensation package. The Policy Coordinator position includes a salary of $59,000 to $66,000 commensurate with experience; full medical, dental and vision benefits; organizational matching to a 403(b) retirement program; and a flexible schedule with unlimited paid time off.
MEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the Michigan citizens we serve. MEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.
Submit a single PDF with 1) a strong, detailed cover letter, 2) a resume, and 3) at least three references (minimum two professional) to email@example.com. Include “Policy Coordinator: Public Health” in the subject line. Please direct questions about the job description to Urban Land Use & Infrastructure Program Director Ross Gavin at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application review is underway and continues until the position is filled.