Political Organizers (4): CO, FL, MI, PA @ Sierra Club

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Political Organizers (4): CO, FL, MI, PA


Position End Date: November 30, 2020

Hours: This salaried, exempt position will work extended hours, regularly exceeding 40 hours per week. Heavier seasonal workloads will occur as a result of project deadlines and during peak activity periods. Frequent weekend and/or evening work required.

Context: Works with the National Electoral Organizing Manager and State Presidential Managers, to launch and support a volunteer canvassing, calling, letter writing, and texting program that can contact a strategically significant number of voters in local elections, as well as in any other targeted 2020 elections, with the goal of expanding to a 2020 statewide program

Scope: The Political Organizer implements and supports the program’s distributed political program. Under the supervision of the State Presidential Manager, Political Organizers will exercise discretion and independent judgment on the day to day tasks that will include, but not limited to, conducting volunteer recruitment, volunteer training, canvassing (COVID dependent), and activist recruitment among Sierra Club members and supporters, and among the broader voter base in our target states.

Job Activities:

  1. Identify, recruit, and support volunteer leaders
  2. Recruit, train, support and develop teams of volunteers
  3. Motivate volunteers to meet voter contact goals
  4. Help train volunteers on organizing skills, both in-person (COVID-19 depending) and online.
  5. May build and conduct field canvasses, depending on organization-wide COVID-19 safety plans.
  6. Prepare and deliver public presentations on behalf of Sierra Club Independent Action.
  7. Help maintain in-house event creation and event management technology.
  8. Build volunteer teams while providing ongoing updates, frequent team calls, reporting results, and recognizing super volunteers.
  9. Provide support for our political programs including event planning, data entry, and mailings.
  10. Provide reporting on events including tracking attendance and voter contact results.
  11. Support implementation of the program’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.
  12. Other miscellaneous duties as assigned

Knowledge and Skills :

  • At least two years experience in grassroots organizing, training, motivating volunteers, and political campaigns
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated public speaking ability.
  • Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.
  • Comfort working in fast-paced environments, and ability to navigate complex and nuanced situations
  • Flexibility; every phase of this campaign will be different, and your responsibilities may shift over time.
  • Self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to work independently towards goals.
  • Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications, Google Drive, email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, websites,
  • Experience with Slack, Google Drive, Zoom (or equivalent), ThruTalk or equivalent, and constituent database management applications such as the Voter Activation Network (VAN) and Salesforce is preferred

This is a category 99 exempt 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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