Chapter Political Organizer

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $48,000
Maximum: $50,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



1821 Southeast Ankeny Street
United States


The Sierra Club is looking for an experienced political organizer to launch Oregon’s newest field program! The Oregon Sierra Club is a network of over 80,000 members, supporters, and volunteers. With the one of the largest networks in Oregon and the best name recognition in the environmental movement, we’re looking for an organizer who likes turning potential into impact. This fall you will spend 3 months educating and inspiring thousands of Sierra Club members to support ballot initiatives and candidates that will protect our planet and our communities. If you’re an experienced organizer who likes working with volunteers and wants to make an impact for the environment and environmental justice, then we’ve got the job for you! 

Job Title: Temporary Chapter Political Organizer (August - November)

Department: Oregon Chapter

Reports To: Chapter Director

Context: Works with regional staff and chapter/ group volunteers to organize support for grassroots political campaign. Works with appropriate staff to recruit activists, organizes outreach events, skills training and GOTV. Mobilizes all Sierra Club members in (the assigned region) to vote, and educates the environmental community on local and regional conservation issue.

Scope: The Political Organizer plans, organizes and implements the campaign. Conducts mass mailings, voter registration, phone banking, and activist recruitment among Sierra Club members. Regularly works outside of the office and without direct supervision to communicate with Sierra Club members. Works with professional staff in editing, writing, researching, and coordinating functions.

Job Activities:

  1. Identifies, recruits, and organizes Sierra Club leaders to mobilize members to vote.
  2. Works with others to devise strategy and recommends plan to reach out to Sierra Club members with conservation message around issues.
  3. Compiles an up-to-date and accurate voter registration information for Sierra Club members in (the assigned region).
  4. Creates a database of information on Sierra Club members, leads phone banking drives and conducts mass mailings.
  5. Travels to organize grassroots events and to meet with targeted media, allies, or elected officials.
  6.  Holds meetings among Sierra Club members in strategic communities to recruit and train for the political campaign.
  7. Motivates members to become activists in Sierra Club Groups by advancing our environmental policy agenda among Sierra Club members.
  8. Serves as a liaison between the Chapter Political Committee and national political volunteers and staff.
  9. Cultivates a legacy of environmental activism in (the assigned region) after the 2004 elections.
  10. Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledgeable with environmental issues in (the assigned region).
  • One to two years campaign organizing experience
  • Position requires extensive travel and applicants must have their own transportation with valid driver's license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in writing and production of newsletters. Good verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, cooperatively and effectively with public, staff and volunteers.


Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) organization. Sierra Club does not sponsor H1B visas.

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

Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.


Temporary positions are not eligible for benefits.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to We will begin interviewing interesting candidates immediately so please apply today!