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 Harrisburg, PA, USA
Nov 11, 2019
Full time
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 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 that can influence decision-makers. The Organizing Representative is responsible for the coordination and effective implementation of the organizing goals within the assigned campaign or program. 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. 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 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 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: B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science or a closely related field. Additional experience in grassroots organizing may be substituted for degree requirement At least 3 years experience in grassroots organizing, training, and motivating volunteers, coalition building and lobbying. 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. Prior experience and knowledge of either the legislative process or administrative process. Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers. Extensive travel required. Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required. A background check will be required upon job acceptance.   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 Alaska, USA
Nov 11, 2019
Location:  Remote - Preference for Alaska, Oakland, CA or Washington, DC Context:  The Sierra Club’s Our Wild America Campaign expands on the Sierra Club’s long legacy of protecting public lands and special places- building powerful movements to protect land, waters, wildlife, climate, and communities in the face of threats from fossil fuel extraction and other destructive industries. We achieve this vision through three programs: Lands, Water, Wildlife; Beyond Dirty Fuels; and Sierra Club Outdoors, each of which are rooted in our organizational commitment to improving both our natural and human environment through a lense of equity, inclusion and justice. This position, part of the Lands, Water, Wildlife campaign, which works to build a national movement to protect our public lands, waters and wildlife, will lead the Arctic Refuge Campaign.  As the Arctic Refuge Campaigner, this position: Leads the Sierra Club Arctic Refuge Campaign team in planning and implementing the strategies and activities to protect the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; Fosters partnerships with Indigenous-led organizations at the frontline of the fight to defend the Arctic; Elevates innovative strategies to protect the Arctic Refuge within the broader coalition of organizations; and Ensures equity, justice, and inclusion are integral throughout the campaign work.   Scope:   The Campaign Representative’s role is primarily divided into three inter-connected sets of responsibilities: Leading the internal Sierra Club Arctic team, elevating the Arctic Refuge work within Sierra Club, and ensuring the campaign is supported. The Campaign Representative is responsible for leading the Sierra Club Arctic team’s internal strategic planning and team building and elevating the campaign within the organization. The campaign representative supports implementation of Arctic Refuge campaign strategies by coordinating across capacity units such as organizing, legal, communications, federal policy, and digital strategies. The Campaign Representative also assists in securing financial resources for the campaign. Forming and fostering partnerships with Indigenous led organizations at the frontline of the fight to defend the Arctic Refuge. Critical to the long term success of this campaign is working to address underlying power and inequity that has led to the continued attempted destruction of the Arctic Refuge and Indigenous lands across the U.S.. Sierra Club seeks opportunities to form relationships and partnership with Indigenous-led organizations at the frontlines of Arctic and related fights on lands across the country, to center the voices and lift up the power of people most directly impacted by these threats. Elevating innovative strategies to protect the Arctic Refuge within the broader coalition of organizations working together, including corporate campaigning. The Campaign Representative will work closely with coalition partners to contribute to the overall scope of coalition work to defend the Arctic Refuge; as well as bringing in key leaders from within Sierra Club to participate in planning. The Campaign Representative will also elevate and drive innovative strategies to protect the Arctic, including corporate campaigning. This representative will represent the Sierra Club to government officials, the media, business, and community leaders; as well as identify new grasstops allies and partners. Throughout these responsibilities, the Campaign Representative ensures equity, justice, and inclusion are integral throughout the campaign work. This includes fostering inclusive team dynamics internally, working with coalition partners to further equity within the broader campaign work, setting campaign benchmarks that include inclusivity and equity, and focusing on shifting power dynamics that have led to these threats at the same time as ensuring the Arctic Refuge remains intact. Job Activities: Acts as the lead staff member responsible for planning and implementation of the national campaign to defend the Arctic Refuge. Develops a strategic campaign plan, goals, and objectives in collaboration with the Sierra Club Arctic team. Facilitates close coordination with Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program, Alaska Chapter, Communications Department, Organizing Department, Digital Strategies, Political Team, Dirty Fuels Team, and other Sierra Club’s programs including but not limited to Environmental Justice, Labor, Partnerships, and volunteer leadership. Develops and fosters just and equitable partnerships with Indigenous-led organizations at the front lines of the fight to defend the Arctic Refuge; including allies in related fights. Serves as primary organizational liaison with these organizations. Represents the Sierra Club and advances planning within the broader coalition to defend the Arctic Refuge, including driving innovative campaigning strategies such as corporate campaigning. This will require consistently being part of coalition planning meetings and ongoing calls, including setting the agenda/leading subgroup calls as needed. Identifies new grasstops and organizational partners to bring in to the fight to defend the Refuge. Closely coordinates with the Advancement Department to achieve associated Arctic Refuge campaign fundraising targets, including donor cultivation, proposal writing and internal updates. Represents the Sierra Club Arctic Campaign within the public eye where strategic, including within traditional and social media, through presentations, etc. Writes, edits, and reviews educational and advocacy materials. Introduces creative ideas and approaches for consideration. Handles miscellaneous Alaska 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 knowledge, skills and experience. 3- 5+ years' experience in a comparable position which includes substantial experience planning and managing grassroots campaigns, including strategy, facilitation, grassroots organizing, lobbying, media, partnership development, working with volunteers and external coalitions, and work with political leaders. Experience with managing a program budget desirable. At least 3 years’ experience in working with Alaska Native led organizations, including NGOs, volunteer organizations, or Tribal Governments. Commitment to advancing equity, inclusion and justice throughout all of our work. Proficient knowledge of federal lands management processes. Familiarity with or experience working on Alaska environmental issues.  Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills.  Demonstrated public speaking and media presentation ability. Strong personal organization and prioritization skills. Strong listening skills with the ability to help resolve conflict. Willingness to give and receive constructive feedback – and commitment to a culture of flexibility, learning and growth. Experience and demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers. Ability to lead a dynamic campaign with the understanding of how to prioritize, and advocating for the needs of the position and the team/partners to ensure the campaign is well supported and informed. Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required. Extensive travel required. The Sierra Club’s Our Wild America Campaign is committed to building an equitable and inclusive campaign that represents the communities in which we work. This position has a social justice component that encourages critical thinking about how external systems of oppression impact our work. Valuing diversity and championing campaigning that undermines these systems of oppression and builds power for marginalized communities are core values. As an equal opportunity organization, we highly encourage people of color to apply for this position.   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 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 Oakland, CA, USA
Nov 11, 2019
Full time
Location: Oakland CA or Washington DC Preferred, Location Flexible Context:  The Youth Leadership Director is accountable for cultivating and supporting a base of youth leaders (under 35 years old) with a shared vision, values, skills and community to organize for just solutions to the climate crisis. Some of these youth leaders will be part of Sierra Club chapters, campaigns, and programs, and some will be involved in partner organizations. The center of youth engagement at the Sierra Club is the Sierra Student Coalition (SSC), the youth chapter of the Sierra Club which operates across the United States and in Puerto Rico. Scope:  The Youth Leadership Director is responsible for all program work of the SSC, coordination across departments engaging young people, and thought leadership on youth engagement and leadership development strategies. Develops and manages SSC program work which includes managing and monitoring budgets, evaluating overall program effectiveness, and managing and directing program staff. Drives the development of SSC strategies and priorities in alignment with Sierra Club campaign priorities. Partners with volunteer youth leaders to drive program planning within the SSC and in other parts of the organization working with youth. Partners with Advancement and Program Departments to raise funding to support the SSC and youth engagement. Represents the SSC and Sierra Club by developing and cultivating partnerships with new organizations, funders, media and elected officials.   Job Activities: Leads coordination of the SSC including strategic planning, project management, staff, and partnering with national volunteer leaders. Facilitates individual and collective strategic planning and priority setting that embodies the Jemez Principles in partnership with volunteer leaders, staff, and internal/external partners. Oversees SSC program health and cultivation, ensuring that the SSC is embodying its guiding principles and moving towards its shared vision. Manages and supports SSC staff through guidance and coaching, conducting performance evaluations, and providing ongoing feedback. Leads hiring, disciplinary, salary and promotion decisions and plans training and development of staff. Partners with staff to clarify work plans and ensure that work meets individual objectives and SSC goals. Cultivates a collaborative, relational, learning staff team that leverages individual strengths towards collective impact. Fosters and maintains relationships with internal stakeholders including chapters, Board of Directors, and national staff (e.g. Campaign Directors, unit directors, etc.) that are actively supporting youth leadership. Coordinates leadership retreats, communicates updates with leaders, and engages national leadership in strategic decisions. Provides thought leadership on youth engagement strategies to increases equitable, inclusive youth engagement. Supports SSC staff and volunteer leaders in embodying the SSC’s Guiding Principles, Jemez Principles, and fostering an equitable, diverse, and inclusive program. Partners with staff and volunteer leaders to identify shifts to increase accessibility to programming across a variety of identities. Partners with the Equity Department to ensure alignment and collaboration with the SSC’s anti-oppression trainings and practices. Partners with SSC staff and volunteer leaders to identify training and partnership opportunities to continue learning and honing approach to equity, justice, and inclusion. Oversees and manages the SSC budget. Partners with SSC Operations Manager and Operations liaison to ensure budgets are clear and compliant. Engages SSC national leadership and staff in budget priority setting and allocation. In partnership with the Office of Advancement and Program Department, develops and prepares proposals for foundations and donors, assists with the cultivation of new program supporters and donor relations. Partners with Communications Department to increase the quantity and quality of stories and messages about youth leading on the climate crisis. Elevate the voices and work of youth leaders in the climate, environmental, and social justice movements. When appropriate, represents the SSC and Sierra Club in the media.  Cultivates partnerships with organizations that have strategic and/or audience alignment across the environmental, social, and climate justice movement. Develops and shares regular updates with key partners seeking out opportunities for partnership and collaboration. Represents Sierra Club in regional and national coalitions, at regional and national events and to the general public. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.   Knowledge & Skills: 5-7 years of experience in the climate, environmental, and/or social justice movement, political campaigns, or other similar organizations. Experience in strategic planning, campaigns, grassroots organizing, and collaborative leadership. Understanding of and experience in collaborative project management across diverse stakeholders. Prior experience managing and coaching staff and/or volunteers as a function of campaign or program implementation. Experience cultivating and empowering teams of diverse individuals including priority setting, supporting individuals and teams in executing work to meet priorities, and facilitating and supporting groups through conflict. Understanding of power, privilege and oppression and how these dynamics show up in our organization and movement spaces. Ability to identify these dynamics and partner with team members to make shifts to dismantle systems of oppression. Ability to work independently, cooperatively and effectively with staff and volunteer leaders across a variety of geographies and schedules. Proficient at managing and setting personal priorities. Willingness to seek out support when running into obstacles. Experience building relationships across a variety of stakeholders in a complex system and building alignment towards shared goals. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Skilled at strategic communication for the audience and context.  Ability to cultivate and participate in collaborative, inclusive, dynamic teams with staff and/or volunteers. Ability and willingness to travel for team retreats, trainings, and other network needs. Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of climate, social and environmental justice issues. Experience in youth organizing and leadership development strongly preferred. Preference for someone who has experience organizing in a decentralized, network context. Proficiency in Spanish and organizing in multilingual contexts is a plus. Proficient with tech tools and databases needed to effectively operate in a distributed national and/or international context. For example: Excel, Basecamp, Slack, Salesforce, Voter Activation Network, Zoom, Google Drive, Action Network, etc. Willingness and ability to seek out and learn new tech tools to meet emerging.   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 Springfield, IL, USA
Nov 11, 2019
Full time
Location:  Springfield or Alton, IL Context:  Builds grassroots power to accomplish Sierra Club campaign goals.  Develops and implements organizing strategies for priority campaigns. Represents the Sierra Club to the public and in coalition spaces in Central and Southern Illinois. Scope:  The Downstate Lead Organizing Representative is responsible for recruiting, engaging, and training Sierra Club volunteer leaders and community members across Central and Southern Illinois. They will identify and build alliances with other organizations in order to influence decision-makers. They will travel to relevant communities to implement campaign plans, largely focused on achieving an equitable and just transition to 100% clean, renewable energy, reducing air and water pollution for all in Illinois, and protecting Illinois natural places.   Job Activities: Develops and implements organizing campaign plans with the assistance and input of Sierra Club volunteer leaders, staff, and local community partners. In collaboration with the Sierra Club stakeholders, engages key strategic partners in frontline communities, labor allies, elected and appointed decision-makers, business leaders, and other strategic stakeholders to ensure advancement of Sierra Club’s priorities. Implements Sierra Club best practices regarding the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing, building new partnerships and engaging community members most impacted by environmental and socio-economic harms. Works with staff and volunteers to center Equity, Inclusion and Justice in campaign work and organizing plans.   Supports downstate local Sierra Club group members in their efforts to develop new leadership and engage members in winning local conservation campaigns. Works with appropriate regional staff and volunteer entities to develop campaign organizing plans to implement visibility, media and community outreach events to move decision-makers and generate public support. To grow our movement with more regional power in Central and Southern Illinois, develops and trains a larger network of new and existing volunteers and partners with leadership skills to co-create campaign strategies, build partnerships, organize in local communities and execute tactics. Represents the Sierra Club to the general public and to strategic allies. Helps build, maintain and lead or participate in coalitions and coalition efforts in Central and Southern Illinois. Coordinates and measures success of activities with manager and campaign or program leads to ensure progress towards the campaign's mission and goals. 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: 2-3 years 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 policy issues affecting the assigned region. Ability and willingess to learn energy policy topics relevant to Illinois. Has current contacts or has the ability to develop contacts with environmental coalition partners in Central and Southern Illinois Commitment to building an organization that is diverse, equitable and inclusive, as well as promoting a culture of learning and growth. Demonstrated ability to work in a challenging political landscape to advance policy goals. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to speak publicly with a wide range of different constituencies. 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.   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 5 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 !