Sierra Club

Employees of the Sierra Club live our motto of exploring, enjoying, and protecting the planet. The work is meaningful and the people are great. Whether you work in our San Francisco headquarters office or are based in one of our nationwide Field, Chapter or legislative offices, your contributions will help us to achieve our mission.

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Sierra Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.

Sierra Club Baltimore, MD, USA
Jan 25, 2019
Context: Builds grassroots power, by leading the implementation of organizing campaigns that will increase the number of people involved, leaders trained, and engagement of people with influence to achieve our conservation goals  Plans, organizes and coordinates the activities of staff and volunteers in carrying out the organizing activities for assigned campaign or program. Develops organizing strategies and priorities for assigned campaign or program. Scope: The Organizing Representative is responsible for recruiting, engaging, and motivating large numbers of new people to take repeated action which will further Sierra Club’s National and Maryland 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. The Organizing Representative is responsible for the coordination and effective implementation of the organizing goals within the Beyond Coal Campaign, Transportation Campaign and associated partnership campaigns. Oversees creating the organizing plan and developing the strategy and helps to carry out organizational and issue visibility in regional, national media and in the local community.  Participates in activities and services provided by the regional office. Provides leadership in working with volunteer leaders, national, state and local conservation staff on conservation.  Evaluates and measures success of activities with manager and campaign or program leads to ensure progress towards the campaign or program's mission and goals. Helps determine changes to strategies needed to reach goals. Job Activities: Develops organizing strategy, marshals resources, organizes staff and volunteer efforts monitors and tracks expenses on select campaigns.  Provides training, mentorship and support to other Maryland staff and lead volunteers on how to plan and manage their campaigns Coordinates actions and ensures the effective implementation of the organizing plan to identify, recruit volunteers both in Sierra Club and other groups around campaign or program. Seeks opportunities to advance the Sierra Club’s work centered in Equity, Inclusion and Justice 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 social networks to support Sierra Club cause. Maintains and develops new partnerships with affinity groups who share many common goals and values.  Plans and coordinates strategy and activities to obtain media coverage in regional and national media outlets.  Participates in the development of media campaigns; may represent the Sierra Club in the media; promotes volunteer media exposure. Develops grasstop networks and cultivates relationships with public officials. Lobbies Members of Congress and other public officials on behalf of the Club on national and regional conservation priorities.  Develops relationships with Congressional Members and staff within region. Ensures information, research, and other assistance to Sierra Club leaders, the public and others about the campaigns and priority issues are provided.  Provides support to other internal departments for campaign synergy: Communications Department in the implementation of media and public outreach communications. Advancement Department in the development of effective relationships with donors and foundations within or with an interest in the assigned communities and may assist with the development of organizing objectives and strategies as part of grant projects and proposals. National Political Program to advance the Club’s conservation priorities through relationships with elected officials and via electoral campaigns. Coordinates political organizing in Congressional and other electoral campaigns Represents Sierra Club in regional coalitions, at regional events and to the general public. Represents the Sierra Club to the media, public forums and venues, public education and media strategy. 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 how to strategize, organize, inspire and motivate. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned. Seasonal Activities: Heavier seasonal workloads may occur as a result of project deadlines, staff absences and vacancies, and during peak activity periods.  Frequent weekend and/or evening work required. Knowledge & Skills: At least 3 years experience in grassroots organizing, training, and motivating volunteers, coalition building and lobbying. B.A./B.S. degree preferred. Strong demonstrated written and oral communication skills.  Demonstrated public speaking ability. Excellent knowledge and background in a specific issue area of the environmental field related to assigned programs and campaigns. Familiarity with basic data tools – VAN, SalesForce and  Excel preferred Prior experience and knowledge of either the legislative process or administrative process. Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers. Frequent 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 Progressive Workers Union. 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 4 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
Sierra Club Oakland, CA, USA
Jan 25, 2019
Full time
Location :  Oakland, CA or Los Angeles, CA preferred Context : Plans and manages the strategies and activities of the Beyond Coal and My Generation campaign to electrify the building sector. Scope:   Plans, convenes, coordinates, and implements the strategies and activities of the Beyond Coal and My Generation campaigns’ efforts to decarbonize the building sector as part of a just and equitable transition towards a broader decarbonized economy. Key areas of responsibility include managing other staff charged with advancing building electrification goals of the campaigns in assigned states; helping build out Beyond Coal’s building electrification strategy in other priority states, and; supporting fundraising efforts at the state and national level for this work. Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities. Prepares and submits weekly progress reports. Represents the Sierra Club to government officials, the media, allies, and other organizations, and the public. Job Activities: In consultation with key internal and external stakeholders, leads and facilitates the development of a strategic campaign plan, goals and objectives, for Beyond Coal and My Generation campaign’s efforts to decarbonize the building sector. Develops and implements strategic campaign in collaboration with Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program, Chapter, Communications Department, Organizing and On-line Organizing capacities, Sierra Club’s programs, and volunteer leadership to ensure the execution of a campaign to bring about an orderly, equitable transition to all-electric, zero-emission homes. Manages Beyond Coal and My Generation Campaign building electrification staff in assigned region. Activities include recruiting and hiring for excellence, establishing priorities and assisting in work planning, preparing and conducting performance reviews, and providing on-going staff development opportunities. In collaboration with the team and external partners, develops campaign policy positions and advocates before local, regional, and state decision-makers. Ensures strategic engagement of key state/regional building sector stakeholders, state elected and appointed decision-makers, and executives in the renewable generation and efficiency industries to assure advancement of Sierra Club’s priorities. Cultivates productive relationships with key policy-makers and their staff. Supports and provides senior level professional expertise to staff and volunteers.  Provides building sector training and motivation to staff and volunteers. Works to develop and ensure that volunteers assume meaningful roles in the program/campaign. Supports media outreach activities related to the campaign/program. Serves as Sierra Club spokesperson to media outlets and promotes volunteer and partner organization media exposure. Implements Sierra Club best practices regarding the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing, justice, equity, and inclusion.  Works to ensure that volunteers assume meaningful roles in the program/campaign. Writes, edits, and reviews educational and advocacy materials. Provides analysis and support for campaign budget and quarterly forecasts. In cooperation with Advancement, participates in donor and foundation solicitation and cultivation, including meeting with funders and preparation of funder presentation, proposals, and reports. Represents the Sierra Club to the general public and to strategic allies. Introduces creative ideas and new approaches for team consideration. Handles miscellaneous projects and duties as assigned. Seasonal Activities: Heavier seasonal workloads may occur as a result of project deadlines, staff absences and vacancies, and during peak activity periods.  Frequent weekend and/or evening work may be required. Knowledge & Skills: 3-5 years’ experience as a senior representative, or in a comparable position in another organization which includes: substantial experience with program management, planning and managing state-level campaigns, developing strategy, organizing, lobbying, media relations, fundraising, budget planning and management, and working with senior-level political and business leaders. Expert knowledge of building sector issues. Knowledge of and relationships with relevant stakeholders is preferred. Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated public speaking and media presentation ability. 3-5 years of prior experience in fundraising that includes foundation relations, individual solicitation of major gifts, and grant-funded project development and oversight. Demonstrated effectiveness as a major gift fundraiser. 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. Substantial experience and demonstrated ability and effectiveness working across lines of race, class, gender, and an analysis of privilege a plus. 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) 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
Sierra Club Boise, ID, USA
Jan 25, 2019
Full time
Context:  The Conservation Program Coordinator organizes and implements a major conservation program, campaign or initiative such as land use management, air/water quality, wilderness management, transportation planing, wetlands, urban planning, etc.   Scope:   Under direction of the Chapter Director or the assigned volunteer leader, implements the Chapter’s approved conservation programmatic objectives.   Job Activities: Develops and implements campaign strategies for conservation programs and projects in accordance with the chapter policy. Recruits, coordinates and facilitates grassroots involvement in conservation programs.   Works with staff volunteer leaders and other interest groups to identify, recruit and organize volunteers for conservation campaigns. Plans, develops and implements campaign strategies for conservation programs. Monitors, analyzes, and evaluates laws, initiatives and new developments affecting a specific conservation issue at the community, state and national levels.     Makes presentations to community, political, and governmental bodies regarding chapter conservation efforts.  Writes press releases newsletters, flyers, 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 nonprofit organizations. Conducts surveys, investigations, and research needed to achieve objectives of conservation program. Works on task forces, committees, etc. representing the Club's objective or mission.   Works closely with media representatives to insure that the message of the Club is accurately represented by the media. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned. Knowledge & Skills: BA/BS degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science or a closely related field. 1-2 years experience in the environmental field that includes research and organizing campaigns, press relations and public speaking. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Proficient computer skills Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.   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
Sierra Club Raleigh, NC, USA
Jan 25, 2019
Full time
Context:  The Clean Energy Program Manager organizes and implements one or more clean energy programs, campaigns or initiatives such as supporting the 2018 NC Executive Order to address climate change and transition to a clean energy economy. Scope:  Under direction of the State Director or the Chapter Director of Government Relations, implements the Chapter’s approved clean energy programmatic objectives. The Clean Energy Program Manager works to design and implement campaign strategies for the N.C. Chapter. Creates educational and promotional materials and content for a range of different audiences. Works with N.C. Sierra Club local groups around the state on campaigns related to clean energy. Represents the Sierra Club to partner organizations, the media, policymakers and executive branch agencies.   Job Activities: 1. Develop, coordinate and implement campaign strategies for just and equitable clean energy programs and projects in accordance with Chapter and national club policies. 2. Develop educational and campaign materials and training as needed to members and volunteer leaders on issues relating to clean energy and climate change. This may include writing and/or editing action alerts, fact sheets, tool kits, letters to policy makers, newsletter articles, blogs, webinars and media communications documents as needed. 3. Support, motivate and encourage grassroots clean energy campaign activities by providing guidance and information to Sierra Club members.  4. Seek out and develop contacts with allied organizations, the media, and staff in government agencies to further campaign objectives. Work closely with the Chapter’s organizing team to plan, coordinate and implement grassroots and grasstops organizing strategies.  5. Mobilize grassroots activists to take action on clean energy issues. 6. Make presentations to community and governmental bodies regarding Chapter energy-related campaigns.  Work with Chapter communications staff to produce press releases and communications materials to inform Club membership and the public.  7. Track key energy policy activities in North Carolina, the Southeast and nationally. 8. Work independently and as part of a team to develop energy policy positions, implement policy strategy, and identify opportunities to move clean energy forward in North Carolina. 9. Identify and develop solutions to legislative, regulatory, and local issues that have the potential to affect solar and wind development in North Carolina. 10. Network with public officials, utilities, and key partners in the state to influence energy policy. 11. Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.   Knowledge & Skills: BA, JD or MS/MA/MEM in environmental policy, environmental science, economics, engineering, public policy or related fields. Knowledge of the renewable energy industry, electricity markets and trends in the region and knowledge of environmental issues and challenges affecting North Carolina. 1-2 years of experience in the environmental field that includes research and advocacy on campaigns, press relations and public speaking. Familiarity with issues affecting the solar and/or wind industry in North Carolina, nationally and regionally and experience in renewable energy policy analysis; building consensus with diverse stakeholders around policy initiatives; communicating effectively with regulators, utilities, and other leaders Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers. Interest in and/or experience working with state government. 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 4 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