Job Title: Associate Director, International Campaign - Trade
Department: Conservation, Washington D.C. Office
Reports To: Director of Federal & International Climate Campaign
Context: Plans, directs and manages all aspects, including financial, strategic, of the Responsible Trade Program with input from the Responsible Trade team. Develops and determines strategies and priorities.
Scope: The Associate Director has overall program management responsibility, and provides experienced leadership and strategic planning for the Responsible Trade Program. Manages and monitors expenses, assigns priorities and timetables, plans and develops strategies, builds and maintains strategic partnerships, evaluates campaign/ program effectiveness. Represents the Sierra Club to government officials, the media and other organizations.
Program supervision responsibility includes developing/managing campaign activities, developing fundraising proposals, raising funds, and overseeing program budget. Acts as a senior advisor to staff colleagues and volunteers.
- Directs Trade Program. Works with national staff and volunteers to develop the program/campaign plan, oversee implementation of the plan, coordinate fundraising efforts, and oversee program budget/expenses
- Serves as supervisor of employees assigned to the program. These activities include program implementation oversight, performance evaluation, and hiring.
- In coordination with the Communications Department, Directs media outreach activities related to the campaign/program, including developing media outreach plans, serving as Sierra Club spokesperson to national media outlets, and promotes volunteer media exposure.
- Directs the development and preparation of campaign issues information. This may include the writing, editing and distribution of fact sheets, political and educational materials. It may also include the writing, editing and reviewing of articles for conservation‑related publications.
- Works to develop and insure that volunteers assume meaningful roles in the program/campaign.
- Plans and develops projects for grant funding, handles personal contacts, solicitation and on‑going relationships with specific foundations involved with the projects.
- In cooperation with the major gift fundraising staff, participates in major donor personal solicitation and cultivation, and foundation solicitation and relations.
- Represents the Sierra Club to the general public.
- Supports and provides senior level professional expertise to staff and volunteers.
- Provides conservation training and motivation to volunteers, as needed.
- In coordination with the Federal Policy Team, may support the lobbying of members of Congress and other national officials on behalf of the Club on issues relevant to the assigned program area.
- Introduces creative ideas and approaches for consideration.
- Builds and maintains strategic partnerships.
- Handles miscellaneous projects and duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills:
- 4 - 8 years of experience as a campaign representative, or in a comparable position in another organization which includes substantial experience planning and managing a national level campaigns, including strategy, organizing, partnership development, lobbying , media, fundraising, program/employee management, budget planning and management, and work with senior level political leaders.
- Substantial experience in the strategic planning and direction of campaigns and programs.
- Expert knowledge with the specific program field.
- Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated public speaking and media presentation ability.
- 2‑4 years of prior experience in fundraising that includes foundation relations, individual solicitation of major gifts, and grant‑funded project development and oversight.
- Substantial experience, demonstrated skill and ability, in national media relations. Includes effective television and radio presence, knowledge of media technologies including video, radio and print production processes.
- Expert lobbying ability.
- Substantial experience and demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.
- Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required.
The Sierra Club offers competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan. This is a category 3 exempt position.
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.
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