Job Title: Senior Campaign Representative, Our Wild America
Reports To: Associate Director – Regional Campaigns, Our Wild America Campaign
Context: Plan and implement the strategies and activities of the Our Wild America campaign to protect the Southwest region’s lands, water and wildlife and to stop dirty fuels development on public lands Provides leadership in advancing the Public Lands Protections Initiative Convenes stakeholders to develop, implement and evaluate strategies to achieve desired outcomes.
Scope: The Senior Campaign Representative is responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation, as well as securing financial resources for, the Our Wild America campaign in the Southwest region. Collaborates with and coordinates the campaign’s activities with the state Chapter volunteers, partner organizations, national capacities and appropriate staffing resources. Under the direction of the Associate Director – Regional Campaigns develops funding proposals, campaign strategies priorities and benchmarks. The senior campaign representative implements such strategies by coordinating across capacity units such as organizing, legal, federal policy, communications, outings, and digital strategies. Position provides leadership, promotes participation, and reports on campaign effectiveness to assigned National staff. Represents the Sierra Club to government officials, the media, business and community leaders, allies and other organizations, and the public. The work in the Southwest is focused on preventing fossil fuel development on public lands, working to keep public lands in public hands, securing permanent protections for special places in the region, and protecting valuable fish and wildlife and building a movement of people engaged to defend our wild places and wildlife.
- Plans and carries out activities for the Our Wild America campaign and its Beyond Dirty Fuels Initiative in the Southwest. Develops a strategic campaign plan, goals, and objectives for the region. Coordinates with Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program, Chapter, Communications Department, Organizing and On-Line Organizing Capacities, other Campaigns (ie Beyond Coal), Political Team, Sierra Student Coalition, Sierra Club’s programs including but not limited to Environmental Justice, Labor, Partnerships, and volunteer leadership to ensure the execution of a state-based campaign to achieve the desired outcomes of the Our Wild Southwest Campaign.
- Achieves associated Our Wild Southwest campaign fundraising targets, including donor cultivation, and proposal writing.
- Develops and advances Sierra Club policy positions related to state and federal resource management plans and processes. Ensure the Sierra Club is regarded as a significant leader by the media, key decision makers and donors. Ensure that such policies are accurately advanced by volunteers and organizing, lobbying and legal staff in various decision making fora.
- Develops and advances regional strategies to block dirty fuels development on the regions public lands.
- Collaborates with Our Wild America Campaign leadership team and Dirty Fuels Initiative team to identify new threats and opportunities for the Campaign to play a significant leadership role. Provides professional expertise and training to support staff and volunteers.
- Ensure that volunteers assume meaningful roles in the program/campaign.
- Coordinates media outreach activities related to the campaign/program. Serves as Sierra Club’s OWA/Dirty Fuels Southwest spokesperson to media outlets and promotes volunteer media exposure.
- Writes, edits, and reviews educational and advocacy materials.
- Introduces creative ideas and approaches for consideration.
- Handles miscellaneous projects and duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills:
- B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science, or a closely related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- 5‑7 years' experience in a comparable position which includes substantial experience planning and managing grassroots conservation campaigns, including strategy, grassroots organizing, lobbying, media, working with volunteers, budget planning and management and work with political leaders.
- Expert knowledge within the environmental field, which includes in-depth knowledge and background in specific issue areas of the environmental field applicable to the conservation campaign.
- Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated public speaking and media presentation ability.
- Substantial experience and demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.
- Extensive travel required.
- Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required.
This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit and is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between Sierra Club and John Muir Local.
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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