Sierra Student Coalition Campus Organizer- Pittsburg, PA (Temporary)
Sierra Club - Pittsburgh, PA

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Job Title: Sierra Student Coalition Campus Organizer- Pittsburg, PA (Temporary)

Department: Conservation/Sierra Student Coalition

Reports To: SSC Organizing Manager

Context: Works with Sierra Student Coalition staff and regional Sierra Club staff, chapter/group volunteers, and with Energy Action Coalition partner organizations to organize support for grassroots campaigns, events and skills training and to generate turnout for campaign visibility events and to advance the “Campus Climate Challenge” Campaign in Pennsylvania. Creates demand for action on climate and natural gas related energy issues.

Scope: The Pittsburg, PA Campus Organizer plans, organizes and implements the education and mobilization efforts of the Sierra Student Coalition on its Campus Climate Challenge Campaign efforts in various locations in the assigned region. Organizes campus groups and communicates with officials, the media and the public. They also work with professional staff in editing, writing, researching, and coordinating functions.

Job Activities:

  • Mobilizes students to become involved in the Campus Climate Challenge Campaign visibility/organizing activities, specifically Beyond Natural Gas Campaign and Power Shift 2013.
  • Assists the appropriate SSC staff and volunteer leaders with planning and implementation of the Campus Climate Challenge campaign and other programs as assigned, including overseeing volunteer outreach, handling lists and databases of campaign activists and supporters, and making arrangements for events and activities.
  • Provides program support as needed, including handling phone and email inquiries, administrative support such as faxing and mailings, and volunteer supervision.
  • Travels to organize and coordinate training events, state and regional conferences, visibility events, or other large events and conferences.
  • Works with staff to carry out Sierra Student Coalition campaign priorities. Provides information, research, and other assistance to Sierra Student Coalition leaders, the public and others about the campaigns and priority issues.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.
  • Standard Overtime:

    The regular work schedule includes significant evening and weekend work as part of the standard 37.5 hours workweek and will be arranged with the supervisor. This job requires occasional overtime to meet special deadline projects, other staff absences, or emergencies. Under these circumstances, overtime will rarely exceed 5 hours weekly, or 15 hours on a monthly basis.

    Knowledge & Skills:

    -- Experience with at least one campus organizing or mobilization project or prior experience working with student volunteers in the environmental movement, political campaigns, or other, similar organizations to plan and implement grassroots campaigns.

    -- Able to travel as needed. Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required.

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

    -- Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to clearly explain complex issues and effectively communicate them to student volunteers.

    -- Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the environment and energy (specifically hydraulic fracturing and clean energy), or related public issues.

    -- Proficient with computer skills including word processing.

    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 99 Non-exempt position.

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

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