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Apprentice Conservation Organizers-Chicago, IL

Organization: Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter

Position Title: Apprentice Conservation Organizers

Location: Chicago, IL

Hours & Compensation: 19,500 – 19,500/ annual

Application Deadline: March 15, 2014


Job Description:

Position date: March 1, 2014 (or when filled) to December 1, 2014

Sierra Club’s Illinois Chapter seeks applicants for two open Apprentice Conservation Organizer positions. Both positions are temporary positions designed for recent graduates interested in on-the-job training for a career in environmental organizing and/or policy advocacy.

The Apprentice Conservation Organizers 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. Job activities include:

-recruiting allies and volunteers for our campaigns from the general public and key constituencies
-engaging the public and key allies in our efforts to move Illinois beyond fossil fuels to clean energy
-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

One position will be located in the Chicago area, based out of our Chicago office. The other position will be based in Springfield.

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 (Chicago) or Apprentice Conservation Organizer (Springfield.)

Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer. EOE.


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