National Wildlife Federation
Las Cruces, NM, USA
Context: Builds public support to accomplish conservation campaign or program goals of increasing the number of volunteer supporters on issue related to the border wall, nuclear waste storage, dairy ground water pollution, the Gila River Diversion, Monument Defense, oil and gas development in the Permian Basin and Mexican Gray Wolf reintroduction. Recruits and trains volunteer leaders, and develops relationships with community leaders, other organizations and officials that can influence change on these issues. Works to support the efforts of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club’s Southern Group
Scope: The Organizer is responsible for recruiting, engaging, and motivating large numbers of new people to take repeated action which will further Sierra Club’s targeted campaign or program goals. Identifies and develops volunteers to take on the role of team leaders and build grassroots power and networks. Identifies and builds alliances with other organizations which can influence decision-makers. Regularly works outside of the office and without direct supervision to communicate with officials, the media and the public. Travels to relevant communities and locations to implement campaign plans.
Works independently or with Chapter staff and volunteers to devise and recommend a plan and strategy for a conservation campaign or program.
Identifies recruits and organizes volunteers both in Sierra Club and other groups around assigned campaign or program. Seeks opportunities to advance the Sierra Club’s diversity initiatives through new partnerships and engagement strategies where appropriate.
Engages people and develops volunteer leadership in both social and environmental advocacy activities that will create strong environmental communities and build power at the community, state, and national level.
Develops and implements a variety of engagement strategies including on-line and face-to-face to develop networks to support Sierra Club goals.
Maintains and develops new partnerships with affinity groups who share many common goals and values.
Works with appropriate chapter staff and volunteer entities to plan and implement visibility, media and community outreach events to generate public support with decision makers and in the media
Identifies and is responsible for developing strong relationships with key people of influence including community leaders and public officials to influence positive campaign or program outcomes.
Identifies and develops volunteers who will take work as part of a team and take on the role of team leaders to build our grassroots power and networks. Helps those leaders succeed by training and coaching them on how to strategize, organize, inspire and motivate.
Provides information, research, and other assistance to Sierra Club leaders, the public and others about the campaign or program and priority issues.
Coordinates and measures success of activities with manager and campaign or program leads to ensure progress towards the campaign's mission and goals.
Performs administrative and clerical duties as assigned by supervisor.
Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.
Knowledge & Skills:
1 year experience working with volunteers in the environmental movement, political campaigns, or other, similar organizations to plan and implement grassroots campaigns.
Has a strong knowledge base of New Mexico and Western Environmental and Conservation issues.
Has current contacts or has the ability to develop contacts with environmental coalition partners in same key media market, or comparable background.
Excellent writing and editing skills. Demonstrated skill in writing and producing newsletters.
Excellent verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to clearly articulate ideas and easily strike up conversation with diverse groups of people.
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to work effectively in action-oriented office.
Ability to work independently, cooperatively and effectively with public, staff and volunteers. Strong ability to network, build trust, and build working relationships.
Able to travel as needed. Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required.
Proficient computer skills including social networking sites, word processing, and database software.
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 6 non-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 does not sponsor H1B visas.
The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.
Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.
Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Wildlife Federation
Washington, DC, USA
Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has grown into America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 51 state/territorial affiliates and more than six million members and supporters, including hunters, anglers, gardeners, birders, hikers, campers, paddlers, etc. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world. The organization's programs focus on conserving wildlife, restoring habitat and waterways, expanding outdoor opportunities, connecting children with nature, and addressing the causes and consequences of climate change. To support our mission, we seek a Water Resources Coordinator to join our staff in Washington, DC.
The Water Resources Coordinator will lead key activities for the Water Protection Network (WPN) and work on water resource related projects and policy advocacy efforts for the National Wildlife Federation. The responsibilities will include building and maintaining the WPN, working with WPN leadership to help implement the Network's priorities, and serving as a key contact for grassroots activities related to Congress and Federal agencies. The Water Resources Coordinator will also support the National Wildlife Federation's National Advocacy Center's "Waters For Wildlife" program and team.
In this role you will:
Coordinate WPN's leadership (steering committee, and possible future additional committees) and WPN members; coordinate development and help with implementation of campaign plans consistent with the WPN priorities established by the WPN leadership and WPN membership.
Organize and facilitate Network events, including bi-annual WPN meetings, in-person committee meetings, lobby days, trainings, and workshops. Assist Network members in planning for and arranging meetings with Congress and administration officials.
Acts as point of contact for the Network and handle communications to the Network. Produce weekly updates to WPN members and obtain member signatures for sign on letters related to WPN policy priorities and projects. Work with NWF/WPN water resources experts to track water resources policy developments for inclusion in weekly updates to WPN members.
Ensure needs of the Network and Network members are being met; increase the effectiveness of the Network in implementing and achieving its agenda, and bring in new network members.
Engage in extensive one on one communications with Network members to advance the Network's agenda, understand the ways in which the Network can help assist Member efforts and foster and maintain relationships with Network members.
Work closely with Network leadership to assist in implementing the Network's agenda and identify new Network policy priorities as appropriate.
Collaborate with likeminded organizations to promote their engagement with the Network's agenda; and organize trainings and other workshops for members and key constituencies that will further the Network's agenda.
Maintain the WPN website with up to date information, build a social media presence, and manage the WPN listserv.
Assist in fundraising and financial management of the Network.
Support NWF's Waters for Wildlife program, including working to stop or improve high profile water resources projects, advocating for improved water resources policies, and ensuring compliance with existing laws and policies.
Responsibility for NWF's Waters for Wildlife program include coordinating internal campaign team meetings, attending congressional and administration meetings where appropriate, and developing educational and advocacy materials for activists, agency, and congressional staff. Other responsibilities include research on policy and ecological topics on water resources, outreach to NWF's state affiliates and other grassroots partners, writing fact sheets, preparing reports, organizing workshops, lobby days, and conferences, and listserv management; and fundraising, and financial management support to the NWF National Advocacy Center Waters For Wildlife program.
Track progress toward grant deliverables and assist with grant writing and reporting.
Bachelor's degree, advanced degree preferred.
At least three years' experience in either natural resource policy or campaign management, outreach and coalition building. Experience managing or coordinating campaigns preferred.
Experience working with coalitions or nonprofit or other significant partnerships.
Experience planning and implementing grassroots lobby days, campaign events, annual meetings, or other events.
Ability and desire to manage a multitude of projects and meet deadlines.
Strong organizational, reasoning, and writing skills.
Ability and desire to learn about water resources policy, advocacy, and campaign communications.
Ability and desire to understand, distill, and simplify complex information into compelling materials.
Basic understanding of the political/legislative process.
Ability to plan and manage a campaign.
Ability to work effectively with a broad base of teammates, partners, and coalition groups.
Ability to work collaboratively with an integrated and diverse team of professionals.
Ability to communicate positions and build public awareness.
Demonstrated commitment to protecting the environment.
There will be travel of up to 20 days a year in this role.
The employee's actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. We aspire to be an inclusive multicultural organization that celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious and political beliefs.
The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we encourage you to submit an application. A background check will be conducted on the selected candidate.
Interested candidates should submit both a cover letter and resume
Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com