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August 21, 2013

Associate Washington Representative, Sierra Club


Job Title: Associate Washington Representative

Department: Conservation/Washington, D.C.

Reports To: Director of International Climate Programs

Context: Carries out the strategies and activities for assigned legislative campaigns and activities on behalf of the federal policy team with the International Climate Campaign and Population Program. Participates in the development of strategies and priorities with the broader environmental community and our public health, labor and faith partners.

Scope: The Associate Washington Representative collaborates with the Washington federal policy staff and volunteer leaders who work on International Climate and Population oriented issues at the Sierra Club.

The Associate Washington Representative helps to design and implement campaign strategies for the Club's Federal Policy Program. Creates materials for use in public policy and outreach and education campaigns. Represents the Sierra Club to government officials, the media, and other organizations. Travels occasionally to lobby, participate in Chapter and Group activities, and coordinate and train volunteer leaders.

Job Activities:

Represents the Sierra Club to legislatures, government officials, other environmental groups, news media, and the public by participating in meetings, public speaking, and establishing and maintaining contacts.
Analyzes fossil fuel related issues. Develops educational and campaign materials and training as needed to coalition partners, volunteer leaders on environmental quality issues. This may include writing and/or editing conservation alerts, fact sheets, letters to policy makers, Sierra and Planet newsletter articles and other grassroots outreach and media documents as needed.
Supports, motivates and encourages grassroots conservation campaign activities by providing guidance and information to activists in Club structure, volunteer development and organization.
Seeks outs and develops contacts in agencies, organizations and legislative bodies to further Club objectives.
Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.

Knowledge & Skills:

-- B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies/Science, Political Science, or a closely related field, or the equivalent combination of experience, skills and education.

-- 1‑2 years experience in the environmental field that includes research and campaign organizing, press relations and public speaking.

-- Good written and oral communication skills.

-- Prior experience and ability in writing training information and materials.

-- Prior experience and knowledge of the national legislative process.

-- Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit and is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between Sierra Club and John Muir Local.

The Sierra Club offers competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan. This is a category 5 exempt position.

Sierra Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.

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Posted by sjadrich at August 21, 2013 11:02 AM


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