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The Mayors Innovation Project: Research and Outreach Associate

The Mayors Innovation Project is seeking an exceptional individual to join their team and help provide high quality policy and program information to cities across the country.  The Mayors Innovation Project is a learning network for American mayors committed to high road policy and governance: shared prosperity, environmental sustainability, and efficient democratic government. They provide clear, useful information on policies and programs for local governments and create high-quality peer learning experiences for local leaders. This person will work on a wide range of issues and connect with elected leaders and local government staff in a number of ways. They are a project of COWS, based at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

COWS is a national think-and-do tank that promotes high road solutions to social problems. These treat shared growth and opportunity, environmental sustainability, and resilient democratic institutions as necessary and achievable complements in human development. COWS is nonpartisan but values-based. We seek a world of equal opportunity and security for all. The Mayors Innovation Project is a learning network for American mayors committed to high road policy and governance: shared prosperity, environmental sustainability, and efficient democratic government. We provide clear, useful information on policies and programs for local governments and create high-quality peer learning experiences for local leaders. This position will work in two areas of COWS work: the Mayors Innovation Project (MIP), and our workforce development initiative, and report to the Associate Director of COWS and the Managing Director of the Mayors Innovation Project on a day to day basis.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

No professional experience required, however at least three years of professional experience desired, with seven years of experience required for appointment at senior title. Skills should include:

  • Excellent writing ability, including demonstrated ability to write clearly and succinctly for a range of audiences on policy topics.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including scheduling large groups, planning and running conference calls and webinars, tracking attendance and participation, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience communicating and writing to diverse audiences, e.g. local governments, elected officials, community and environmental groups, public and private sectors.
  • Experience organizing and relationship building with non-profit organizations and/or local governments.
  • Capacity to learn areas of policy quickly and to summarize key policy issues in accessible ways and variety of formats.Preferred, but not required, skills and experience include:
  • Experience planning and facilitating meetings and events.
  • Policy research and analysis experience.
  • Knowledge of local policy and/or local government.
  • Familiarity with climate and energy issues, public health, municipal finance, water policy, workforce development, labor standards, and/or civil and human rights policy.
  • Project management.

 

SALARY:

Minimum $38,000 ANNUAL (12 months).

APPLICATION PROCESS:
To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.

For questions on the position, contact: Matthew Wyndham, 608-265-8665, mwyndham@ssc.wisc.edu, and click here for the full job description.

Chief Development Officer

The CDO will be both a bold strategic thinker and a hands-on executor. S/he will oversee and manage the development department consisting of four fundraising professionals and will work closely with the organization’s communication staff. The CDO will actively manage a donor portfolio by personally participating in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, as well as collaborating with the Executive Director to ensure that he is effectively supported and leveraged to achieve fundraising goals.

S/he will have the passion to develop fluency in the issues and opportunities in public interest environmental advocacy, and the ability to create tailored and compelling strategies for the philanthropic community and individual donors across a range of geographies and demographics.

Key responsibilities in this role include:

  • Cultivating new revenue sources by creatively and strategically expanding the donor base, including: identifying and cultivating high-profile individual donors, securing additional funding from major foundations, and hosting annual events;
  • Maintaining and growing a portfolio of individual and institutional donors, actively responding to the rapid expansion of environmental philanthropy;
  • Systematically identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding new individual and institutional donors capable of making significant contributions to ELPC;
  • Supervising and overseeing a high-performing development team that increases ELPC’s revenues, laying a strong foundation for long-term organizational growth;
  • Planning and executing events to inform prospective donors of ELPC’s mission, programs, and projects; and
  • Contributing as an active member of the senior management team.

 

For the full job description and to apply for the position, please click here.

Public Interest Economic Policy Associate

ORGANIZATIONELPC’s nationally-recognized work includes strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 45 talented public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, policy advocates and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities.  Our headquarters is in downtown Chicago, with additional offices across the Midwest and in Washington, DC. ELPC was founded in 1993 and has an annual budget of $7 million.  Please visit www.ELPC.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  ELPC’s Economic Policy Associate will work on mission-aligned projects to advance clean energy, transportation, air, and/or water initiatives.  Primary activities include researching and analyzing economic and environmental data to create compelling analysis and presentations (including spreadsheets, databases, data visualizations, reports, and other communications).  This will involve data modeling, mapping, and developing deep subject matter expertise, in collaboration with highly-motivated attorneys, MBAs, and policy advocates on some of the most important and challenging environmental protection issues of our times.

QUALIFICATIONS:  We seek a highly-capable, committed graduate of a well-respected educational program with a strong academic record in economics, business, social science, informatics, or related analytical fields. Specific requirements include: exceptional research, analytical, and modeling skills (advanced MS Excel required; additional experience in statistical analysis, database management, data visualization, and/or GIS mapping preferred) and demonstrated passion for Midwest environmental issues.  Promising candidates will complete an analytical case study during the interview process.

COMPENSATION$37,500 annual salary.  Excellent benefits.

APPLICATIONS:  Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to Analyst@ELPC.org.

ELPC is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify our team.

Active Transportation Alliance: Advocacy Manager

Summary

Active Transportation Alliance is seeking a passionate and dedicated individual to join our fight for healthy, sustainable and equitable communities.

Under the direct supervision of the Government Relations Director, the Advocacy Manager’s primary responsibilities are to lead targeted outreach that advances advocacy campaign goals and provide communications support to the advocacy team. This includes developing and maintaining relationships with individuals and groups throughout Chicagoland’s diverse communities, coordinating online advocacy communications and producing editorial content on campaign news and achievements.

This full-time, salaried position is available immediately.

Essential Duties and Accountabilities

  •  Build diverse, regional coalitions of support for advocacy campaign goals, with support of Active Trans staff, partners and volunteers
  • Work with advocacy directors to coordinate communications across campaigns
  • Maintain and update advocacy outreach database for individuals, and community and civic organizations
  • Serve as point of contact for Active Trans partners and community supporters, helping filter and direct incoming requests to appropriate team members
  • Assist with media advocacy and other advocacy communications such as blogs, letters to the editor, press releases, action alerts, web content, etc.
  • Develop materials and tools to empower local partners
  • Frequent travel throughout Chicago and surrounding suburbs via biking, walking, public transportation or car share
  • Occasional evening and weekend work hours required for community meetings, events, etc.
  • Participation in obligatory Active Trans organizational events and activities as assigned

Qualififying Experience

  • Participation in obligatory Active Trans organizational events and activities as assigned
  • A passion for and understanding of the transformational nature of walking, bicycling and transit on health, equity, and sustainability.
  • A commitment to Active Transportation Alliance mission, vision and goals
  • 3-5 years of demonstrated organizing, communications or outreach experience
  • Experience in advocacy, community engagement and coalition building, particularly within Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods and populations
  • Superior communication skills, including written, presentational and media-related
  • Ability to work with online media platforms, including social media and web content management systems
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point

Preferred Experience

  • Familiarity with Chicago and suburban communities and units of government
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift and carry items up to 25 lbs.

For consideration:

Send a resume and cover letter to Kyle Whitehead at Kyle@activetrans.org. You must include the words ‘Advocacy Manger’ in the subject line. Electronic submissions only; no mailed or faxed submissions will be accepted. No phone calls, please.

Michigan Civil Service Commission: Administrative Law Specialist

An experienced-level Administrative Law Specialist is responsible for drafting very complex proposed opinions and orders after detailed analysis of the record, policy and law with minimal supervision.  Responsible for complex opinions related to the regulatory authority, rules and procedures of the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC).  Opinions are based on findings of fact and/or legal interpretations and conclusions.  This position is responsible for performing legal research and analysis relative to a broad variety of laws and legal issues and regulation affecting MPSC.

Position description here

Required Education and Experience

Education
Possession of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law.

Experience

Administrative Law Specialist 13
No specific type or amount is required.

Administrative Law Specialist 14
One year of professional experience in legal work equivalent to an Administrative Law Specialist 13 or Administrative Law Examiner 13, or as an attorney.

Administrative Law Specialist P15
Two years of professional experience in legal work, including one year equivalent to an Administrative Law Specialist 14 or Administrative Law Examiner 14; or, two years of experience as an attorney.

Additional Requirements and Information

Two years of experience in legal work, preferably in the public utility realm and including one year at the equivalent to the ALS 14 level. Two years of professional experience in legal work, including one year equivalent to an Administrative Law Specialist 14 or Administrative Law Examiner 14; or, two years of experience as an attorney.

Knowledge of:  Administrative Procedures Act; legal writing techniques; legal research procedures.  Ability to: present ideas clearly and concisely; write and speak effectively; analyze facts and draw logical conclusions; prepare and draft logical and concise written decisions, opinions and orders of law; make presentations to support recommendations; input and retrieve data using a computer, with experience using Microsoft Word.  Knowledge of public utility or motor carrier regulation is a preference, but not required.

 

Renew Missouri: Executive Director

We are seeking a driven, visionary leader to direct the transformation of Missouri into a top 20 state in renewables and efficiency by 2020.

Renew Missouri is a 501(c)3 non-profit efficiency and clean energy advocacy organization; our mission is to develop and advocate for cost-effective clean energy policies for the health and prosperity of all Missourians. Founded in 2006, Renew Missouri has created many of Missouri’s flagship energy policies, including the Net Metering and Easy Connection Act, the Renewable Energy Standard (passed by ballot initiative in 2008), the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) law, and a state tax deduction for energy efficiency investments. The impact of these policies has led to hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in renewables and efficiency.

Renew Missouri promotes new clean energy policies, and implements and defends our existing clean energy policies. We also advance pro-efficiency and pro-renewable policy through legal and regulatory channels, such as negotiating utility-sponsored energy efficiency programs, ensuring compliance with state renewable energy laws, and watchdogging regulatory agencies.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Executive Director will assume day-to-day management of Renew Missouri and ensure the financial sustainability of the organization through successful private fundraising and grant outreach. The Executive Director will motivate and develop the organization’s employees, interns and consultants to produce steady victories towards the implementation of Renew Missouri’s mission. The Executive Director is the primary public relations contact of Renew Missouri and will determine Renew Missouri’s policy priorities in coordination with the wind, solar and efficiency industries. The Executive Director will engage with the Board of Directors to ensure that the organization is effective and sustainable. The overarching goal of the Executive Director is to steadily deepen the impacts and networks of the organization while increasing financial strength.

As Executive Director, you’ll be playing a significant role in shaping energy policy in Missouri and beyond!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Fundraising: Raise substantial funds through grant acquisition, donor programs (major, mid-level, and small) and other collaborative opportunities & events (current annual budget is $600,000).
  • Staff Management: Keep the team motivated, productive, and goal-oriented; assist in employee hiring, orientation and ongoing training.
  • Strategic Planning: Implement long-term planning for the organization in consultation with the Board of Directors.
  • Building Coalitions: Build support within energy stakeholder organizations, such as clean technology businesses, consumer groups and environmental protection organizations.
  • Fiscal Management: Ensure ongoing expenses and income are processed timely and accurately, and that Renew Missouri remains financially strong.
  • Policy Development and Promotion: Represent policy priorities and positions to decision-makers, (i.e. legislators, regulators, and business leaders); plan and execute campaigns in regulatory and legislative venues; advance our policy priorities by leveraging our supporters, media assets and other key influencers; preserve existing clean energy policy through offensive and defensive measures as necessary; identify policy opportunities within the state.
  • Media: Utilize traditional and social media coverage as an advocacy tool to support our policy objectives; be the primary liaison to the press and chief media strategist.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • At least five years of experience in management of a 501c3 nonprofit strongly preferred; some 501c4 nonprofit management a plus.
  • Strong passion for and background in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • Track record of major donor and major foundation fundraising. Familiarity with Missouri energy policy; relationships with state energy and environmental stakeholders preferred.
  • Experience with employee recruitment, retention and management.
  • Experience in state-level advocacy, with municipal and/or federal advocacy experience a plus.
  • Successful campaign management experience.
  • An affinity for meaningful clean energy advocacy work including the building and leading of diverse coalitions.
  • Robust analytical, problem solving, communication, leadership and collaboration skills.
  • Positive attitude, professional workmanship, detail oriented self-starter with results-driven work ethic.

POSITION DETAILS:

This is a full-time, salaried position located in Columbia, Missouri. This position reports to the Board of Directors of Renew Missouri, and oversees 5 full-time and 3 part-time staff.

This position will require some travel throughout the state of Missouri and to other locations, and will sometimes require working outside of normal business hours. Renew Missouri provides excellent benefits including a flexible, positive and supportive work environment, paid time off, health benefits including vision and dental, and continuing education opportunities.

SALARY:

Starting salary range: $65,000-$80,000, depending on experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please email a PDF copy of your resume, cover letter, and examples of relevant work product to apply@renewmo.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Renew Missouri is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

The Public Interest Network: Environment Minnesota Director

Environment Minnesota seeks an experienced organization-builder to coordinate advocacy, field organizing, and media communications for our group. Environment Minnesota is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. We stand up to polluting industries, fight for a green future, and do what it takes to win. We believe there’s something special about Minnesota — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s the light shimmering off Lake Superior, the wild beauty of the Boundary Waters, or our countless parks and forests, Minnesota’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.

The Director would be driving campaigns to bring clean energy to Minnesota, to fight global warming pollution, protect Minnesota’s beautiful state parks, and save Minnesota’s waterways.

Environment Minnesota is part of a national federation of environmental groups with offices in 29 states and Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Campaign Coordination: Develop and execute plans to win on our environmental campaigns. Assess opportunities for building political support for our agenda through coalition-building, grassroots organizing and media outreach.
  • Advocacy: Bring problems and solutions to the attention of decision-makers: state legislators, the Governor’s staff, state regulators, local officials and federal representatives. Build relationships with key players in Minnesota and in the region.
  • Coalition Building: Cultivate relationships with diverse and powerful allies and expand the constituencies supporting our efforts. This will include building a coalition of key allies and getting them actively involved in our campaigns including attending events and participating in press conferences.
  • Media Outreach: Serve as a public spokesperson through media events, press releases, op-eds and other visibility tactics with a goal of building name recognition for the organization, educating the public about our issues and demonstrating support for our positions.
  • Fundraising: Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff and meet with large donors, all to bring more resources to campaigns we’re running to protect our environment. Work with our citizen outreach staff to build and develop our membership base.
  • Recruitment: Recruit new staff, interns and volunteers to increase our impact and build our power.

Qualifications:

Minimum five years of professional experience in grassroots organizing, organization building, and/or campaign politics. Related advanced degrees, such as a J.D. or master’s degree, may count towards experience. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and to citizen-based social change, experience in state-level political advocacy and organizing, a proven ability to recruit, train and develop staff, the ability to raise money, and demonstrated success in building relationships with the full spectrum of environmental and political stakeholders.

Compensation & Benefits:

Compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. Environment Minnesota offers a competitive benefits package.

Location:

Minneapolis, MN

To Apply:

Please apply online at http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/apply.html. Direct your application to Kyle Larson, Hiring Director for The Public Interest Network.

Environment Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

The Public Interest Network: Environment Ohio Director

Coordinate advocacy, field organizing and media communications for Environment Ohio, driving campaigns to restore Ohio’s beautiful rivers, bring more clean energy to Ohio, curb global warming pollution and protect Ohio’s open spaces.

Environment Ohio seeks an experienced organization-builder to coordinate advocacy, field organizing, and media communications for our group. Environment Ohio is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. We stand up to polluting industries, fight for a green future, and do what it takes to win. We believe there’s something special about Ohio—something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s the majestic waterfalls at Hocking Hills State Park, the beauty of the sand dunes along Lake Erie, or our countless parks and forests, Ohio’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.

The Director would be driving campaigns to bring clean energy to Ohio, to fight global warming pollution, protect Ohio’s beautiful state parks, and save Ohio’s waterways.

Environment Ohio is part of a national federation of environmental groups with offices in 29 states and Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Advocacy: Bring problems and solutions to the attention of decision-makers: state legislators, the Governor’s staff, state regulators, local officials and federal representatives. Build relationships with key players in Ohio and in the region.
  • Campaign Coordination: Develop and execute plans to win on our environmental campaigns. Assess opportunities for building political support for our agenda through coalition-building, grassroots organizing and media outreach.
  • Media Outreach: Serve as a public spokesperson through media events, press releases, op-eds and other visibility tactics with a goal of building name recognition for the organization, educating the public about our issues and demonstrating support for our positions.
  • Coalition Building: Cultivate relationships with diverse and powerful allies and expand the constituencies supporting our efforts. This will include building a coalition of key allies and getting them actively involved in our campaigns including attending events and participating in press conferences.
  • Fundraising: Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff and meet with large donors, all to bring more resources to campaigns we’re running to protect our environment. Work with our citizen outreach staff to build and develop our membership base.
  • Recruitment: Recruit new staff, interns and volunteers to increase our impact and build our power.

Qualifications:

Minimum five years of professional experience in grassroots organizing, organization building, and/or campaign politics. Related advanced degrees, such as a J.D. or master’s degree, may count towards experience. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and to citizen-based social change, experience in state-level political advocacy and organizing, a proven ability to recruit, train and develop staff, the ability to raise money, and demonstrated success in building relationships with the full spectrum of environmental and political stakeholders.

Compensation & Benefits:

Compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. Environment Ohio offers a competitive benefits package.

Location:

Columbus, OH

To Apply:

Please apply online at http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/apply.html. Direct your application to Kyle Larson, Hiring Director for The Public Interest Network.

Environment Ohio is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

 

The Public Interest Network: Environment Michigan Director

Environment Michigan seeks an experienced organization-builder to coordinate advocacy, field organizing, and media communications for our group. Environment Michigan is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. We stand up to polluting industries, fight for a green future, and do what it takes to win. We believe there’s something special about Michigan — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s the sand dunes along Lake Michigan, the wild beauty of Isle Royale, or our countless parks and forests, Michigan’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.

The Director would be driving campaigns to bring clean energy to Michigan, to fight global warming pollution, protect Michigan’s beautiful state parks, and save Michigan’s waterways.

Environment Michigan is part of a national federation of environmental groups with offices in 29 states and Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Campaign Coordination: Develop and execute plans to win on our environmental campaigns. Assess opportunities for building political support for our agenda through coalition-building, grassroots organizing and media outreach.
  • Advocacy: Bring problems and solutions to the attention of decision-makers: state legislators, the Governor’s staff, state regulators, local officials and federal representatives. Build relationships with key players in Michigan and in the region.
  • Coalition Building: Cultivate relationships with diverse and powerful allies and expand the constituencies supporting our efforts. This will include building a coalition of key allies and getting them actively involved in our campaigns including attending events and participating in press conferences.
  • Media Outreach: Serve as a public spokesperson through media events, press releases, op-eds and other visibility tactics with a goal of building name recognition for the organization, educating the public about our issues and demonstrating support for our positions.
  • Fundraising: Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff and meet with large donors, all to bring more resources to campaigns we’re running to protect our environment. Work with our citizen outreach staff to build and develop our membership base.
  • Recruitment: Recruit new staff, interns and volunteers to increase our impact and build our power.

Qualifications:

Minimum five years of professional experience in grassroots organizing, organization building, and/or campaign politics. Related advanced degrees, such as a J.D. or master’s degree, may count towards experience. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and to citizen-based social change, experience in state-level political advocacy and organizing, a proven ability to recruit, train and develop staff, the ability to raise money, and demonstrated success in building relationships with the full spectrum of environmental and political stakeholders.

Compensation & Benefits:

Compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. Environment Michigan offers a competitive benefits package.

Location:

Ann Arbor, MI

To Apply:

Please apply online at http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/apply.html. Direct your application to Kyle Larson, Hiring Director for The Public Interest Network.

Environment Michigan is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

Respiratory Health Association: Senior Director of Operations

Overview: Respiratory Health Association (RHA) is seeking a Senior Director of Operations. The Senior Director of Operations will play an important role in managing the Association’s ongoing operations and work strategically with the President and Chief Executive Officer and RHA senior staff  to fulfill the Association’s vision of healthy lungs and clean air for all. This is a hands-on position in which the successful candidate will both execute his/her own operations responsibilities and collaborate with other members of senior management on organization-wide activities.

Reports To: President and Chief Executive Officer

Status: Full-time; Exempt

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee daily operations of the Association (Office Administration, Information Technology, Facilities Management, Finance, Human Resources, etc.);
  • Collaborate with the Chief Executive Officer on issues of organizational management and strategic planning;
  • Identify best practices and improve internal standard operating procedures;
  • Supervise staff and consultants;
  • Manage budgets;
  • Develop and manage relationships with partners/vendors; and
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • MHA, MBA or other advanced degree required
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience required
  • Understanding of business functions such as HR, Technology, Finance, etc.
  • Working knowledge of customer relationship management platforms, data analysis and performance/operation metrics
  • Proven track record in project management
  • Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks amidst multiple priorities
  • Exceptional writing, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding work ethic, including ability to take direction, but also to take initiative and solve problems creatively

Please note: Respiratory Health Association’s mission is to prevent lung disease, promote clean air and help people live better through education, research, and policy change. The Association is fully committed to equal opportunity in employment in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Association is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. The Association does not hire persons who smoke, and forbids smoking in the workplace.

To apply: Email resume, cover letter with salary requirements, and three writing samples to: operations@lungchicago.org.  Please include the job title and your name in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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