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Apprentice, Ready For 100 Campaign - Ohio Chapter
Location Cleveland, OH
Job Code 414-18CHP
# of Openings 1
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Job Title: Apprentice – Sierra Club Ready For 100 Campaign

Chapter:  Ohio Chapter

Reports To: Cleveland Ready For 100 Campaign Manager

Context: Under general supervision of the assigned supervisor, conducts research, participates in project assignments and programs; assists in carrying out campaign strategies, and interacts with volunteers, citizens, other organizations, the media and other club staff. 

Scope & Limitations: This is an apprentice position in the environmental field for an individual who within the last 12 months (from appointment date) has graduated from a four year degree (BA, B.S.) or a graduate level program.  The incumbent may only hold this apprenticeship, or any combination of apprenticeships, for up to 1 year (12 months).

Job Activities:

  1. Researches environmental issues, law, papers, studies, etc. and reports findings to the assigned project leader.  Writes reports or executive summaries as requested.  Assists in the analysis of environmental issues significant to a particular region or area.
  2. Compiles data and surveys other organizations and formulates assumptions based on findings.
  3. Participates (as part of a team) in planning and carrying out plans or strategies on various environmental projects or campaigns, such as public education, legislative initiatives, political programs, or grassroots organizing.
  4. Assists in the development of educational/informational materials such as newsletters, flyers, news flashes, fact sheets, and articles of interest to the public.
  5. Assists in providing guidance, training, and information to volunteers, chapters, groups, elected officials and the general public. 
  6. Assists in representing the Club’s views to legislatures, government agencies, administrative officials, news media, and the general public by giving testimony, participating in meetings, public speaking events and by establishing and maintaining personal contacts.
  7. Assists in the formulation of grassroots campaign and coalition activities in support of conservation issues at the local, state, federal or global level.
  8. Exchanges information, coordinates activities and works with other Club staff, volunteer organizations, Chapters, and groups.
  9. Assists in scheduling and facilitating meetings, as well as preparing agendas and materials as needed.
  10. Works independently on specific assigned projects.
  11. Works on specific committees, and task forces as needed. 
  12. Assists in general office duties to support the office and performs other relates duties as requested by the supervisor.
  13. Provides assistance in grant writing and other fund raising activities to solicit funds from public and private sources.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Education required:

  • A four year degree or a graduate degree in Environmental Science, Political Science or a related field within the last 12 months.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with diverse group, staff, volunteers and the public.
  • Research and analytical skills.
  • Proficient computer skills: word processing, spreadsheet, Internet. social media.



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 does not sponsor H1B visas.

The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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