Environmental Justice and Political Assistant Organizer (Part-Time)

  • Sierra Club
  • Detroit, MI, USA
  • Apr 07, 2021
Part time Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Advocacy and Policy Communication - Public Outreach EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Environmental Protection Research

Job Description


  • This is a temporary position--12 hrs/week, 20 weeks @ $15 per hour between June and October
  • Flexible scheduling, primarily during business hours (9am-6pm)
  • Housed in our Detroit office, located at 2727 Second Avenue, but during the pandemic, staff, volunteers and interns are working virtually from home.

Scope: The Sierra Club Michigan Environmental Justice and Political Assistant Organizer will focus on assisting Sierra Club national and Chapter staff based in Detroit in protecting the environment and public health through community education and organizing about EJ and political issues in Detroit and Wayne County.  The assistant organizer will take on activities that assist Sierra Club in expanding its effectiveness in supporting communities facing environmental injustice, especially in Detroit, Ecorse, River Rouge, and Dearborn, and building a base for political and county power.

Job Activities:

  1. Organize one virtual event a month
  2. Working to build our base of volunteers in impacted communities
  3. Creating digital communications to support organizing efforts

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Good writing and research skills
  • Knowledge or interest in environmental issues, especially in Detroit frontline communities
  • Knowledge or interest in politics and the legislative process
  • Able to take direction on projects and work independently
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience with Google drive, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and email
  • Bonus if applicants are familiar with database management applications like the Voter Activation Network (VAN) and Salesforce.

This is a category 99 non-exempt, non-represented temporary, part-time (12 hours a week) position.

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 values the expertise and talents of foreign nationals. Sierra Club sponsors both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas when certain criteria are met, based on immigration laws and organizational needs. Such sponsorship is at the discretion of the Department Head and Sierra Club Human Resources in consultation with the employee’s manager. The Sierra Club cannot guarantee the approval of a visa petition.

The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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$15 per hour