An eclectic blend of office management and strategic leadership, the Operations Director ensures that MEC’s administrative systems are functioning optimally from conception through implementation. The position demands a strong leader who can manage upwards and laterally within an organization of diverse and geographically dispersed staff. The OD will have a strong hand in establishing the organizational budget and setting our operational practices, guiding the organization to be in the top tier for nonprofit management. This position reports to the COO.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Strong analytical and financial skills.
Experience working with diverse constituents, teams and colleagues.
Comfort level dealing with senior management, MEC’s board of directors, and staff experts.
Ability to proactively identify opportunities to propose solutions, make decisions, and solve problems.
Strong attention to detail.
Patience and compassion.
Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
Michiganders love our two peninsulas and the Great Lakes that define them. We share a pride in our state’s natural splendor and a devotion to protecting it as the cornerstone of Michigan’s long-term prosperity and our world-class quality of life.
That ethos transcends political boundaries, and it’s stronger today than ever. You see it on T-shirts and bumper stickers. You feel it downtown, along the trail, at the farmers market, on the beach.
There it is, this beautiful, precious place: Michigan.
It is our job to protect it.
Michigan’s environmental movement depends on the Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) to keep it strong, vibrant and connected. Together we focus energy and attention on the policies and cultural systems that are essential to make Michigan a more sustainable and equitable place.
We are a coalition of more than 60 organizations with offices in Lansing and Detroit. Created in 1980 to lead Michigan’s environmental movement. MEC combines deep environmental policy expertise, close connections to state and federal decision-makers and relationships with broad alliances to achieve positive public policy solutions to our most challenging environmental iss...ues. We are a financially strong organization with $4.7M in annual net assets including endowment investments of $2.2M. We manage a $2.5M annual budget, serving a fiduciary role for several programs, collaboratives and nascent organizations.
Our team – member organizations, board leadership and professional staff – are among the most passionate, visionary and hard-working advocates you’ll ever work with. High standards and deep commitment are our bywords. If you want to devote yourself to the most meaningful work protecting Michigan’s natural resources and public health, consider joining us at the Michigan Environmental Council.