The Sierra Club is a volunteer led organization. Volunteer leaders manage and direct the club's activities and resources, and direct chapter priorities. Paid staff support key components of the Chapter, including conservation campaigns, fundraising and administration. Our Volunteer page covers our volunteer opportunities, internships, and apprenticeships.
National job opportunties with the Sierra Club can be found at http://www.sierraclub.org/careers/ Maryland listings are below.
CURRENT OPENINGS IN MARYLAND
Title: Administrative Assistant
Reports To: Chapter Director
Context: The Administrative Assistant performs various administrative duties to support the day to day operations of a chapter office and the Executive Committee.
Scope: The Administrative Assistant performs administrative and general office duties, coordinates chapter activities and meetings, interacts with volunteers, and responds to routine inquires from members, volunteers, and the general public.
Knowledge & Skills:
- Provides clerical and administrative support to Chapter Director/Office Manager, Executive Committee and volunteer leaders.
- Handles bookkeeping duties including the processing of payables and receivables. Maintains records of expenses and income.
- Maintains files and databases including the mailing lists, activist lists, membership, volunteers and contributors.
- Responds to routine inquires concerning membership and outings events from the general public, members, and volunteers. Routes other calls as appropriate.
- Coordinates chapter meetings, preparation of agenda and takes minutes as needed. Maintains Chapter calendar.
- Maintains office supplies, equipment and computer systems. Contacts vendors for repairs and maintenance.
- Assists in the recruitment and organizing of volunteers. Refers interested members to appropriate committees and volunteer leaders.
- Reviews and routes incoming mail. Responds to inquires as appropriate by sending membership information, environmental issues, chapter schedules and events.
- May conduct routine research on specific issues. May assist in publishing newsletter.
- Perform miscellaneous duties as directed.
- Proficiency with computer programs including word processors, spreadsheets, and database.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to interact effectively with volunteers, members, staff and the general public.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to <email@example.com> with your name and the item in the subject line (for example: Jane Doe resume and writing sample).
If you do not get a confirmation of receipt within 1 week, please call the Director at 301-277-7111 to confirm receipt of your submissions.