Staff & Internship Opportunities
As part of the San Francisco Bay Chapter's multi-year plan to expand Chapter services and increase our environmental grassroots work, the Chapter is taking applications to fill the following open positions:
The Chapter Coordinator is an extremely well-organized self-starter who keeps Chapter operations running smoothly by providing office management and administrative functions to support the staff and volunteer leadership. The Chapter Coordinator acts as an information-resource for Chapter volunteers and the general public; maintains the Chapter’s records, purchases, supplies, and equipment; processes invoices for payment; and monitors the annual budget.
Knowledge and Skills:
- 2 years general office-administration experience.
- Proficiency with computer programs including word processing, spreadsheets, Online QuickBooks, Google applications and Access, as well as online database management.
- General bookkeeping skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to interact effectively with volunteers, members, staff and the general public.
To download a full job description click here.
Applicants please send resume and cover letter to Chapter Director Michelle Myers.
We are looking for an energetic and outspoken community organizer with experience working in the grassroots to recruit and organize Sierra Club volunteers and activists to work on local environmental efforts. Some of our current campaigns include promoting clean-energy solutions; protecting critical habitat and open space; transportation planning; and working directly in elections to pass environmental ballot measures and elect environmental leaders.
Knowledge & Skills:
We are seeking candidates who excel in relationship-building, are well organized, and are able to adapt to quickly changing circumstances. You should have:
- BA/BS degree in environmental studies, political science, or a closely related field.
- 1-2 years’ experience in the environmental or political field
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Applications.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with volunteers.
Knowledge of California and Bay Area environmental policy and prior experience organizing in the Bay Area are both pluses but are not required.
For information on how to apply contact Chapter Conservation Organizer Jess Dervin-Ackerman.
This is an outstanding opportunity for students interested in local grassroots environmental politics to gain references and resume-building experience in the environmental field.
The San Francisco Bay Chapter serves four Bay Area Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin and San Francisco. The Conservation Intern works closely with our Community Organizers to recruit and organize Sierra Club volunteers and activists to work on local environmental efforts. Some of our current campaigns include protecting critical habitat and open space, promoting clean renewable energy, and working directly in elections to pass environmental ballot measures and elect environmental leaders. The Sierra Club provides and important role in the environmental movement by getting our 38,000 local members directly involved in grassroots lobbying and elections.
- Some experience and interest in organizing and recruiting volunteer grassroots efforts
- Commitment to environmental issues
- Strong communication skills
- Flexible schedule, ability to work 15-20 hours per week for 3-4 months, and occasional evenings and weekends
Pay and Compensation:
This is a volunteer internship experience. Students with work-study are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
Submit resume and cover letter via email to .
Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.
For information about Sierra Club jobs and internships at the Club's national office in San Francisco and elsewhere in the country, see sierraclub.org/careers.
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