Context: Works with regional staff and chapter/ group volunteers to organize support for grassroots political program campaign. Works with appropriate volunteers to recruit activists, organizes outreach events, skills training and GOTV. Mobilizes all Sierra Club members in (the assigned region) to vote, and educates the environmental community on local and regional conservation issue.
Scope: The Political Organizer plans, organizes and implements the Chapter’s coordinated campaign. Conducts mass mailings, voter registration, phone banking, and activist recruitment among Sierra Club members. Works with staff in editing, writing, researching, and coordinating functions.
- Identifies, recruits, and organizes Sierra Club volunteers to mobilize members to vote.
- Works with others to devise strategy and recommends plan to reach out to Sierra Club members with conservation message around issues.
- Compiles an up-to-date and accurate voter registration information for Sierra Club members in (the assigned region).
- Creates a database of information on Sierra Club members, leads phone banking drives and conducts mass mailings.
- Travels to organize grassroots events and to meet with targeted media, allies, or elected officials.
- Holds meetings among Sierra Club members in strategic communities to recruit and train for EMV and GOTV campaign.
- Motivates members to become activists in Sierra Club Groups by advancing our environmental policy agenda among Sierra Club members.
- Serves as a liaison between the Chapter Political Committee, Chapter director, national political volunteers and staff.
- Cultivates a legacy of environmental activism in (the assigned region) after the 2004 elections.
- Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Knowledgeable with environmental issues in (the assigned region).
- Organizing experience.
- Excellent writing and editing skills.
- Demonstrated skills in writing and production of newsletters. Good verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work independently, cooperatively and effectively with public, staff and volunteers.
Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Sierra Club employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Sierra Club does not sponsor H1B visas.
The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.
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