Context: Organizes and implements conservation programs, campaigns, and initiatives according to priorities set by the Executive Committee, such as land use management, air/water quality, renewable energy, wilderness management, transportation planning, wetlands, zero waste, urban planning, etc.
Scope: The Chapter Conservation Program Manager is responsible for ensuring that the Chapter’s approved conservation program objectives are implemented. Participates in the development of program strategies. Works closely with volunteer leaders on conservation campaigns.
Develops and implements campaign strategies for conservation programs and projects in accordance with the chapter policy.
Supports the Conservation Committee and Executive Committee in the development of the conservation objectives and priorities of the Chapter
Recruits and motivates volunteers and enables their role in the effectiveness of the chapter. Coordinates and facilitates grassroots involvement in conservation programs.
Works with volunteer leaders and other interest groups to identify, recruit and organize volunteers for conservation campaigns.
Provides guidance and functional supervision of staff in assigned program areas.
Makes presentations to community, political, and governmental bodies regarding chapter conservation efforts. Writes press releases newsletters, flyers, and posts notices on social media etc. to keep the Club membership and the general public informed.
Advocates the Sierra Club position on proposed legislation involving conservation programs; informs and communicates with elected officials, business leaders, governmental agencies, and other non-profit organizations.
Works closely with media representatives to insure that the message of the Club is accurately represented by the media.
Works on task forces, committees, etc. representing the Club's objective or mission as determined by supervisor.
Coordinates efforts with the national headquarters and field office staff and ensures that chapter conservation strategies are in compliance with national requirements.
Develops fundraising plans for Conservation campaigns that comply with 501(c3) funding restrictions.
Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills:
BA/BS degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science or a closely related field.
2-3 years experience in the environmental field that includes research and organizing campaigns, press relations and public speaking.
Excellent written and oral communication skills with fluency in Spanish desired.
Proficient computer skills
Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.
Possesses a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle to regularly attend activities away from the office.
Willing and able to participate in evening and weekend activities as needed.
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 5 exempt position.
Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Sierra Club employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.
Sierra Club values the expertise and talents of foreign nationals. Sierra Club sponsors both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas when certain criteria are met, based on immigration laws and organizational needs. Such sponsorship is at the discretion of the Department Head and Sierra Club Human Resources in consultation with the employee’s manager. The Sierra Club cannot guarantee the approval of a visa petition.
The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.
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