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Sierra Club Job Announcement
Job Description
Job Title: Associate Regional Representative/Great Lakes Toxics Specialist
Department: Conservation/Regional
Reports to: Regional Staff Director
Context: Grant funded, limited duration position (through 7/31/01) to 
implement Great Lakes toxics campaign.  Carries out strategies and 
activities to clean up contaminated sediments and reduce toxic air 
pollution.  Participates in the development of strategies and priorities 
for this campaign.
Scope: The Associate Regional Representative/Toxics Specialist is 
responsible for coordinating volunteers, sister organizations, and 
consultants to achieve several campaign priorities, including:   developing 
and implementing sediment quality criteria, promoting innovative treatment 
technologies for sediment cleanups, promoting community involvement in 
sediment cleanup decisions, incorporating economic and environmental 
benefits into cleanup decisions, and assessing opportunities to control 
toxic air pollution.  Requires significant travel, close coordination and 
collaboration with grassroots volunteers and other organizations, and 
administrative and media advocacy.
Job Activities:
1. Works to develop strong Sierra Club committees and presence in the region 
on Great Lakes water quality issues.  Helps coordinate volunteer activities on 
contaminated sediments and air toxics campaigns.
2. Collaborates in development of campaign strategies and tactics.
3. Represents Sierra Club to the public and in the media.  Helps develop public 
education and media strategy.
4. Develops and maintains positive, collaborative working relationships with 
coalitions and other organizations on Great Lakes water quality
issues; works to build and sustain such coalitions. 
5. Educates and trains volunteer leaders, writes training materials. 
6. Engages in administrative advocacy on Great Lakes water quality issues.
7. Coordinates preparation of reports, publications, and alerts on
contaminated sediments and air toxics.  Helps research and write reports. 
Reviews contractor work products.
8. Conducts significant, targeted community outreach relevant to campaign
priorities.  Helps organize community workshops and strategy sessions as 
9. Attends various government, environmental non-profit and Sierra Club regional
conservation meetings.
10. Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.
Standard Overtime:
The standard Sierra Club work week is 37.5 hours.  However, overtime is a 
standard requirement of this job.  This will include frequent travel and 
attendance at weekend and evening meetings.
Workday: Usually will not exceed 10 hours 
Workweek: Usually will not exceed 50 hours
Travel: Usually will not exceed 10 days/month or 70 days/year.
Excessive overtime should be approved in advance by the supervisor and the 
employee, at which time they should arrange for an opportunity for the 
employee to take compensatory time off.
Knowledge and Skills:
-- B.A./B.S. degree in environmental science/policy or related field. 
Masters preferred.  Science/toxicology background and/or knowledge of Great 
Lakes water quality issues a plus.
-- 3+ years' experience in environmental field that includes research and 
organizing campaigns, press relations and public speaking, collaboration 
with other organizations and individuals.
-- Excellent written and oral communication skills, editing experience.
-- Demonstrated ability working with small community organizations and 
conducting community outreach.
-- Prior experience and ability writing educational materials.
-- Knowledge of and experience with regulatory and legislative processes.
-- Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.              
Salary: $31,000 per year, plus excellent benefits
Please send resume, cover letter, and short writing sample by Nov. 1 to: 
Emily Green
Sierra Club Great Lakes Program
214 N. Henry Street, Suite 214
Madison, WI 53703

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