Sierra Club

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Sierra Club Philadelphia, PA, USA
Sep 10, 2019
Temporary
Scope:  Under direction of the Conservation Program Manager, the Transportation Organizer implements the Sierra Club and Philadelphia Climate Works’ Transportation campaigns to identify clean transportation solutions that meaningfully address the climate crisis and the needs of all Philadelphians and connects residents, community organizations, and labor partners with opportunities to engage with decision-making processes at the City and State level. The Philadelphia Climate Works Transportation Organizer will help develop a Transportation and Climate Justice policy platform for the coalition that reflects the shared goals of environmental justice communities, labor advocates, and environmental allies. The Organizer will also work to connect new partners with the coalition and build support for climate justice throughout the City.   Job Activities: Develops and implements campaign strategies for transportation and climate-related advocacy initiatives in Philadelphia with the Philadelphia Climate Works Program and in accordance with the chapter policy. Those campaign strategies include: Community outreach and coalition-building Further development and implementation of a policy platform in conjunction with the coalition  Administrative advocacy to build support for the coalition’s transportation- and climate-related initiatives. Recruits, coordinates, and facilitates grassroots involvement in Sierra Club’s Philadelphia Climate Works Program.  Works with staff, volunteer leaders, and groups to identify recruit and organize volunteers for the Philadelphia Climate Works Program. Plans, develops and implements campaign strategies for Sierra Club and the Philadelphia Climate Works Program. Monitors, analyzes, and evaluates laws, initiatives and new developments affecting the Philadelphia Climate Works Program Transportation initiatives.    Makes presentations to community, political, and governmental bodies regarding Transportation Platform campaigns and writes press releases newsletters, flyers, etc. to keep the Club membership and the general public informed.   Advocates the Sierra Club and Philadelphia Climate Works position on proposed legislation involving transportation and climate-related initiatives; informs and communicates with elected officials, business leaders, governmental agencies, and other non-profit organizations. Conducts surveys, investigations, and research needed to achieve objectives of Sierra Club’s Philadelphia Climate Works Program’s transportation and climate-related initiative. Works on task forces, committees, etc. representing Philadelphia Climate Works’ objective or mission.  Works closely with media representatives to ensure that the message of the Club’s Philadelphia Climate Works Coalition campaigns are accurately represented by the media. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.   Seasonal Activities : Heavier seasonal workloads may occur as a result of project deadlines and during peak activity periods. Frequent weekend and/or evening work required.   Knowledge & Skills: BA/BS degree or equivalent experience in Environmental Studies, Political Science or a closely related field. 1-2 years’ experience in the environmental justice or social justice field that includes research and organizing campaigns, community engagement, press relations and public speaking. Basic knowledge of current social and environmental issues affecting Philadelphia residents; and basic understanding of Philadelphia-area politics and the landscape of labor, environmental, and community-based organizations. Excellent written and oral communication skills. and demonstrated ability to clearly articulate ideas and engage with diverse groups of people. Ability to work independently, cooperatively and effectively with the public, staff and volunteers, and coalition partners. Strong ability to network, build trust, and build working relationships. Proficient computer skills. Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers and diverse organizations. 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
Sep 09, 2019
Full time
Context:  Plans, directs and manages regional strategy, policy, staff, etc. of the Eastern Region for the Beyond Coal Campaign, encompassing approximately twenty states and Puerto Rico.  Responsible for collaborating with national staff and volunteers to ensure tight coordination and alignment of regional strategy with national strategy and performance of designated campaign outcomes. Provides leadership in support of a collaborative campaign culture that affirms and centers equity, justice, and inclusion as it meets ambitious climate outcomes and organizational goals.  Responsible for managing campaign support for Sierra Club positions on local, regional, and national issues and providing volunteer support services.  Scope:  The Eastern Regional Campaign Director is responsible for the planning and direction of all staff activities and financial resources to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Sierra Club’s climate campaigns as assigned for the Eastern Region, to deliver defined greenhouse gas reduction outcomes and build transformational power for equitable solutions.  Develops strategies, creates regional work plans, establishes priorities and benchmarks, oversees and supports state-based plans, provides leadership, evaluates campaign effectiveness and manages budgets. Manages day-to-day operational aspects of regional campaign. Conducts and coordinates training for volunteers and staff and provides strategic advice. Represents the Sierra Club to government officials, the media, business and community leaders, allies and other organizations, and the public. Manages and directs regional and state-based campaigns and provides advice and guidance from regional experience for the national Beyond Coal campaign. Develops fundraising proposals and participates in fundraising activities and donor relations.   Job Activities: Creates and implements a highly strategic regional campaign plan to advance the objectives of the Beyond Coal Campaign.  Collaborates with Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program, Chapters, Communications Department, Organizing and Digital Strategies Capacities, Political Team, Sierra Student Coalition, Sierra Club’s programs including but not limited to Environmental Justice, Labor, Partnerships, and volunteer leadership to ensure execution of strategic coordinated state-based campaigns equitably moving states off of coal and gas to renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, and other climate mitigation outcomes as assigned. Supports the success of the Clean Energy For All initiative. Collaborates with other Sierra Club energy and climate campaigns, including Beyond Dirty Fuels, Ready For 100, and Clean Transportation For All. Manages Beyond Coal Campaign staff in the Eastern region.  Manages (directly and indirectly) assigned campaign staff in other Sierra Club climate campaigns in the Eastern Region. Activities include recruiting and hiring for equity, diversity, and excellence, establishing priorities and assisting in work planning, preparing and conducting performance reviews, and providing on-going staff development opportunities. Ensures strategic engagement of key environmental justice and other frontline community-based organizations in the region, key regional labor organizations, state/regional power generation stakeholders, state/regional elected and appointed decision-makers, and executives in the renewable energy and efficiency industries to assure advancement of Sierra Club’s priorities. Models and implements Sierra Club best practices regarding the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing, justice, equity, and inclusion.  Supports Sierra Club’s power-building goals by ensuring campaign strategies and activities are designed to build a base of leaders and increase and deepen strategic partnerships.  This includes, but is not limited to ensuring Sierra Club participates in strategically aligned coalitions and coalition efforts. Works to ensure that volunteers assume meaningful roles in the program/campaign. Demonstrated ability to take responsibility and work independently, as well as participate in a team.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships based on mutual respect and accountability. Manages themselves and team with clarity of expectations, while creating a culture of collaboration, accountability, learning, and modeling leadership that works in the best interests of the Sierra Club as a whole. Supports and provides senior-level professional subject matter expertise to local, regional, and national conservation volunteers and staff. Writes, edits, and reviews educational and advocacy materials. Analyzes coal, gas and clean energy policies and sector trends.  Presents Sierra Club positions to the general public, media, decision-makers, and strategic allies.  Manages and monitors regional campaign resources and expenses.  Provides analysis and support of budget and monthly re-forecasts. Communicates and collaborates with other Regional Campaign     Directors to identify opportunities for collaboration, support national Campaign efforts, and share best practices.  Leads cross-region special project teams as assigned. Works in collaboration with Advancement to plan and execute fundraising plan. Collaborates on creating grant proposals, donor solicitations and building donor relationships. Evaluates and reports on progress toward campaign goals and objectives; establishes metrics for campaign progress. Serves as a member of the Beyond Coal Management Team, providing advice and guidance on Campaign strategies, tactics, resources and operations, and responsible for Campaign outcomes within their designated regions. Introduces creative ideas and approaches for consideration. Frequent travel is expected in this role. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.   Knowledge & Skills: 5 - 8  years experience in the strategic planning and implementation of campaigns, preferably in the electric sector,    either at Sierra Club or with another organization, which includes substantial experience with program/employee management; planning and managing a national level campaign including strategy, organizing, media, fundraising, budget planning and management; and work with senior-level political and business leaders. Demonstrated supervisory experience in developing, training and coaching employees, including high-level staff. Demonstrated familiarity with and commitment to incorporating principles of justice, equity, and inclusion into campaign process and outcomes. Demonstrated cultural competence. Demonstrated effectiveness as a major gift fundraiser. Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills.  Demonstrated public speaking and media presentation ability. Substantial experience, demonstrated skill and ability, in local and regional media relations.  Includes effective television and radio presence and knowledge of media technologies. Expert knowledge within the environmental field, which includes in-depth knowledge and background in coal, gas and clean energy issues. Sense of humor, patience, strong emotional intelligence, and demonstrated ability to create rapport and inspire trust. Demonstrated ability to work effectively 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 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 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 Kansas City, MO, USA
Aug 21, 2019
Temporary
Job Title:  Limited Duration Chapter Conservation Organizer Department:  Chapter Location:  Missouri Chapter Reports To:  Assistant Director, Missouri Chapter   Context:  Builds public support to accomplish conservation campaign or program goals of increasing the number of volunteer supporters that turnout for events and/or take other action to influence campaign outcomes.  Recruits and trains volunteer leaders, and develops relationships with community leaders, other organizations and officials that can influence change. Scope:  The Organizer is responsible for recruiting, engaging, and motivating large numbers of new people to take repeated action which will further Sierra Club Missouri’s targeted campaign or program goals. Two key issue areas will be the focus, with occasional involvement in other areas. The two key areas are: implementation of policies related to reducing reliance on fossil fuels in the Kansas City and NW Missouri region, and Democracy issues. 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 as necessary to implement campaign plans.   Job Activities: Works with the assistant director or other assigned manager to devise and recommend a plan and strategy for a organizing and engaging volunteers and community allies in specific campaigns. 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 Missouri goals. Maintains and develops new partnerships with affinity groups who share many common goals and values.  Works with appropriate local chapter staff and volunteer entities to plan and implement visibility, media and community outreach events to generate public support with agency 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 local and state chapter 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 mission and goals. Performs administrative and clerical duties as assigned by supervisor. Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.   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: 1 year experience working with volunteers in the environmental movement, political campaigns, or other, similar organizations to plan and implement grassroots campaigns. Basic knowledge of current environmental issues affecting Missouri. Has current contacts or has the ability to develop contacts with environmental coalition partners. Excellent writing and editing skills.  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