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E-M:/ Job Opening - Sierra Club Organizer - Oakland County, MI

Enviro-Mich message from "Alison Horton" <alison.horton@sierraclub.org>

Posted 6/03/04 - Please Circulate

Community Organizer for 2004
Oakland County, Michigan

The Sierra Club, a leading environmental organization, seeks a full-time
Community Organizer in Oakland County to plan, organize & implement the
education and mobilization efforts of our Building Environmental Community
campaign.  Requires writing /editing skills, 1-2 years experience with
volunteers or non-profit, strong organizational skills & travel.  
To start as soon as possible.

To Apply: 
Send cover letter/resume to: alison.horton@sierraclub.org or Sierra Club,
229 Lake Avenue, Suite 4, Traverse City, MI, 49684.  Application deadline is

Job Description:
This Regional Conservation Organizer works with Midwest field and Michigan
chapter staff and chapter/group volunteers to organize support for
grassroots campaigns, events and skills training and to generate turnout for
campaign visibility events.  Works with appropriate staff to integrate the
regional and chapter programs with the goals and objectives of the Sierra
Club's Building Environmental Communities Campaign.  Creates demand for
action on air and water quality and other environmental issues.

The Regional Conservation Organizer plans, organizes and implements the
education and mobilization efforts of the Sierra Club on its Building
Environmental Community Campaign efforts in various locations in Michigan.
Regularly works outside of the office and without direct supervision to
communicate with the public, the media and officials.  Works with
professional staff in editing, writing, researching, and coordinating

Job Activities:
1.   Works with others to devise and recommend a plan and strategy for a
community organizing and conservation campaign.

2.   Organizes and coordinates grassroots involvement in the Building
Environmental Communities Campaign visibility/organizing activities.

3.   Travels to targeted media markets to educate and raise awareness of
environmental issues.  Coordinates public education field organizing in
assigned media market.

4.   Works with appropriate regional and chapter staff and volunteer
entities to plan and implement visibility events, community outreach events
and to generate telephone calls and letters to the editor in target media

5.   Travels to organize and coordinate training events, field meetings,
visibility events, or other large events and meetings.

6.   Works independently or with staff to carry out Sierra Club campaign
priorities.  Provides information, research, and other assistance to Sierra
Club leaders, the public and others about the campaigns and priority issues.

7.   Works with staff to identify, recruit and organize volunteers both in
Sierra Club and other groups around priority campaigns.

8.   Performs administrative and clerical duties as assigned by supervisor.

9.   Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.

Knowledge & Skills:
--   1-2 years experience working with volunteers in the environmental
movement, political campaigns, or other, similar organizations to plan and
implement grassroots campaigns.

--   Current basic knowledge of environmental issues affecting the Oakland
County area. 

--   Current contacts with environmental coalition partners in same key
media market, or comparable background.

--   Excellent writing and editing skills. Demonstrated skills in writing
and production of materials. Good verbal communication skills.

--   Strong organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to work
effectively with action-oriented team.

--   Ability to work independently, cooperatively and effectively with
public, staff and volunteers.

--   Able to travel as needed.

--   Proficient computer skills; knowledge and experience with word
processing (WordPerfect or MS Word), database and communications software.

Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse

Alison Horton
Midwest Regional Staff Director
Sierra Club
Traverse City, MI
231-922-2201 (phone)
231-922-2909 (fax)

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