Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council


The Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council is a non-profit organization formed in 1979.  We are dedicated to protecting our lakes, streams, wetlands, and ground water through respected advocacy, innovative education, technically sound water quality monitoring, and thorough research.  We achieve our mission by empowering others and we believe in the capacity to make a positive difference. Although we work throughout the Great Lakes Basin to achieve our goals, the watersheds of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet Counties, are our primary service area. For more information about the Watershed Council, visit our web page at www.watershedcouncil.org.

Primary Job Responsibilities

The Communications Director will develop the annual communications plan and implement communication strategies to promote the mission and vision of the Watershed Council. The Communications Director will be responsible for directing our media relations, website management, publications, events, member communication, community outreach, and social media communication.


The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and minimum of three years of proven communications experience. The candidate must possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills and be results oriented with a high level of energy and industriousness. We seek a person with the ability to grasp the mission of the Watershed Council and see the bigger picture, but also someone who has hands-on operations experience. Must be able to work independently, take initiative, and manage multiple projects simultaneously. A desire and interest in working to protect Northern Michigan’s water resources essential.


Commensurate with experience. Please state any salary requirements.

Application Procedure

Send resume and cover letter to Gail Gruenwald, Executive Director, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, 426 Bay St., Petoskey, MI 49770. Applications are due November 1, 2019. Start date is December 2019.

To apply for this job please visit www.watershedcouncil.org.