Michigan Environmental Council, Chief Executive Officer

Michigan Environmental Council Published: March 21, 2019
Lansing, Michigan
Second Location
deerfield, il 60015, United States
Job Type
CEO/ Senior Mgmt/ Exec Director /

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~ Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) drives the environmental agenda in Michigan. We develop innovative policy ideas; communicate them to key audiences in a compelling fashion; and engage our members, community leaders and residents as effective local advocates for shared goals. ~ 

MEC, as a non profit 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. By leading powerful, diverse collaborations, we inspire state leaders to adopt pioneering solutions that set a global standard for environmental leadership.  

  • 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.

Now, with a new administration in Lansing, MEC is uniquely positioned to make great strides in advancing environmental policies. 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.

Position Overview

With a new administration in Lansing and friends of MEC throughout the executive branch, MEC is uniquely positioned to make great strides in advancing environmental policies. The organization is well respected, sound and financially secure.  MEC Board, members and staff are energized by the opportunity before them to make meaningful, positive changes that will have benefits for the people of Michigan, sustainability and our natural environment. There is a keen sense of urgency to maximize the opportunity that currently exists at the Capitol.

With that sense of urgency, the Board is pleased to announce the extraordinary opportunity for a new CEO to lead one of the country’s most respected and effective state environmental coalitions in helping Michigan thrive by protecting, preserving and restoring its unique natural resources.

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.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to email a current resume and letter of introduction to Noetic Search.
  • For more information, please visit Noetic’s website or the MEC website
  • MEC offers a competitive compensation and benefit package.

MEC is an equal opportunity employer.

Note: Noetic Search, a national search and consulting firm exclusively serving the nonprofit sector has been retained by MEC to find the right person for the CEO position. Using a blend of research tools developed through more than 20 years of professional experience — we target and recruit the best candidate for your organization’s vision and mission.

We are a boutique firm. We don’t try to be everything to everyone. Rather, we prefer to devote ourselves to a select few clients at a time, resulting in more personalized attention — and a more efficient and successful search. 

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