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Apprentice Conservation Organizer – Chicago, IL

Organization: Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter

Job Title: Apprentice Conservation organizer

Location: Chicago, IL

Hours and Compensation: Full time,  $19,500/yr plus benefits

Application Deadline: May 31, 2013

Posted On: April 26, 2013


Organization Overview:

The Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club is a statewide
organization representing over 25,000 individuals
committed to protecting the Illinois environment.

Members participate in:

  • OUTINGS, hikes, and restoration projects;
  • COMMITTEES to protect Illinois’ lakes & rivers,
    forests & open spaces, watersheds & native habitat;
  • ELECTING pro-environment candidates to public
  • COMMUNICATING with legislators and other public
  • MEETINGS, seminars and other special events; and
  • SOCIALIZING with others who share their
    environmental interests.


The Apprentice Conservation Organizer works with our staff and volunteers to support the Sierra Club’s efforts to move Illinois beyond fossil fuels to clean energy, protect Illinois’ wild places, clean up water pollution in Illnois’ rivers, lakes and streams, and elect environmental champions to public office


recruiting allies and volunteers for our campaigns from the general public and key constituencies
-substantive research to support our campaigns
-writing and producing electronic and written materials to engage members and the public in our campaigns
-support and participate in Sierra Club’s efforts to lobby the Illinois General Assembly on priority environmental legislation
-assist in evaluating candidates for possible endorsement, and campaign activities on behalf of Sierra Club-endorsed candidates
-administrative support in the Chapter office as needed


Apprentice positions are intended for individuals who within the last 12 months have graduated from a four year degree (BA, B.S.) or a graduate level program. Qualified applicants will have strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of organizations and volunteers, and proficient computer skills, in addition to education/experience relevant to each position.

How to Apply:

 To apply, send cover letter and resume as attached documents to In the subject line of your email, please indicate which position(s) you are applying for – Apprentice Conservation Organizer or Apprentice Clean Water Advocate.

Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer. EOE.

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