Sierra student coalition Fall 2013 fellowship
This Fall Sierra Student Coalition is hiring student fellows all across the country to build our youth network, support local fights, and recruit hundreds of people to Power Shift. Power Shift is the youth climate movement event of the year- bringing together over 10,000 students and young people to get trained, learn and be empowered to make a difference in their communities. Power Shift is October 18th-21st in Pittsburgh, PA. Our Fall Fellows will work on-campus and in their states to build teams to fund-raise, recruit, and create excitement for Power Shift. But it doesn’t stop with Power Shift, after the conference, students will return to their campuses to take action at home and effect real change on the environment, climate and energy.
· 10-15 hours per week from Mid-August to December.
· Responsible for building local and regional contacts through grassroots outreach.
· Coordinates and supports a team in their state (either one campus or a network of campuses) in recruiting 50-100 people to Power Shift. This includes build a contact/interested list, coordinating outreach, fund-raising and follow-up. Sample actions are tabling, class raps, phonebanking and more.
· 5 media hits (on-campus, off-campus, earned media and LTES) for semester.
· 6 blog posts for SSC/WeArePowerShift website.
· Works with/coordinates 3-5 other campuses in your state/region to develop interest in SSC Priorities including Power Shift attendance.
· Maintains database and regularly reports to Organizing Manager. Attends regular calls/check-ins with SSC Staff.
· At least 1 action post-Power Shift as part of a national week of action on climate/energy issues.
What we’re looking for:
· Skills and experience in grassroots organizing and project/event planning.
· Passion for the issues of climate change, environment, public health and clean energy.
· Desire to learn new skills and be creative in tactics.
· Team player and demonstrated leadership skills.
· Responsible and consistent with the ability to work independently. Ability to be driven by hard-hitting metrics/goals.
Fellows will receive a scholarship paid directly to their University/campus for $1,000 to be released in two segments, as well as training and support from the Sierra Student Coalition.
Application materials should be sent to: Sasha.Shyduroff @ Sierraclub.org by May 27th, 2013.