Saturday, May 23, 2009

Sierra Club Job Opening - Associate Washington Representative, Responsible Trade

Thought I'd share info on a job opening in my program. Though resumes should be sent to the address below, feel free to send along suggestions/good candidates directly to me, or contact me if you have any questions.



Karin Lee
Sierra Club's Responsible Trade Program

Phone: +202-548-6587

Associate Washington Representative

Sierra Club, a leading national grassroots environmental organization, seeks an Associate Washington Representative for our Responsible Trade Program. The Associate Washington Representative collaborates with the Associate Director of National Campaigns, the Responsible Trade Senior Representative and volunteer leaders to design and implement campaign strategies for the advancement of clean, green and fair trade policy. Responsibilities include representing the Sierra Club to government officials, the media, and other organizations as well as coordinating and training volunteer leaders, generating outreach materials for use in public policy and education campaigns, and creating demand for action on the part of federal, state and local officials.


- B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies/Science, Political Science, or a closely related field

- 1-2 years experience in the environmental field that includes research, campaign organizing, and media relations

- Knowledge of international trade agreements and global justice issues

- Prior experience and knowledge of the national legislative process

- Familiarity with national environmental and labor coalition partners
- Excellent verbal communication skills including interest and experience in public speaking

- Excellent writing and editing skills including demonstrated aptitude for the production of popular education materials including newsletters, web-content, fact-sheets and reports

- Demonstrated ability and effectiveness in cultivating and working with volunteers

- Ability to travel as needed

- Valid driver's license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required

- Proficiency in Spanish or other foreign language desired.

Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample indicating interest in the position to: To ensure proper routing of your application, please specify job code "Associate Washington Representative, Trade–IDDC" in the subject line.

To view your job description and our other job opportunities, please visit

Sierra Club offers competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical / dental / vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan

Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

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