Apprentice Conservation Organizer - Washington State Chapter

  • Sierra Club
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • May 15, 2017
Temporary Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Advocacy Communication/Public Outreach Environmental Protection Natural Resources

Job Description

Context: Under general supervision of the assigned supervisor, will support our work in building volunteer leaders and leadership teams.  Develop with fellow staff an unique project assignment and program that can build power for our movement; assists in carrying out campaign strategies, and interacts with volunteers, citizens, other organizations, the media and other club staff. 

Scope & Limitations:  This is a temporary position in the environmental and social justice organizing field.

Job Activities:

  1. Assists in the development of educational/informational materials such as newsletters, flyers, news flashes, fact sheets, and articles of interest to the public.
  2. Assists in providing guidance, training, and information to volunteers, chapters, groups, elected officials and the general public.
  3. Participates (as part of a team) in planning and carrying out plans or strategies on various environmental projects or campaigns, such as public education, legislative initiatives, political programs, or grassroots organizing.
  4. Assists in representing the Club’s views to legislatures, government agencies, administrative officials, news media, and the general public by giving testimony, participating in meetings, public speaking events and by establishing and maintaining personal contacts.
  5. Assists in the formulation of grassroots campaign and coalition activities in support of conservation issues at the local, state, federal or global level.  Works to engage new partners in movement building work.
  6. Exchanges information and coordinates activities and works with other Club staff, volunteer organizations, Chapters, and groups.
  7. Assists in scheduling and facilitating meetings, as well as preparing agendas and materials as needed.
  8. Works independently on specific assigned projects.
  9. Works on specific committees, and task forces as needed.
  10. Assists in general office duties to support the office and performs other relates duties as requested by the supervisor.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Education required:

  • College-level coursework toward a 2-year or 4-year degree completed within the last 12 months.
  • Ability to work well in a team with staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to work with folks from many different backgrounds
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills: word processing, spreadsheet, Internet.

Job Level



Nonprofit- NGO