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 Austin, TX, USA
Mar 18, 2020
Internship- Paid
Duration:  20 hours per week; June-August 2020 Context:  What will it take to move Texas towards a sustainable future? Texas is diverse, but due to the state’s size and growth, it is a huge challenge to reach communities that share common concerns about pollution and its impact on their environment. The Lone Star Chapter is seeking a creative and mission-driven intern in our Austin office to help us connect with communities across Texas. This is a great paid opportunity to learn more about communications in the non-profit/NGO field, while making a contribution on critical environmental issues like climate disruption, air pollution, renewable energy, and water conservation. This internship will offer you a chance to put environmental education and intercultural communication theory into practice through the crafting of communications strategies for a variety of energy and environmental justice issues. The ideal candidate for this internship is motivated, positive, flexible, and works well both in team settings and independently. They are a strategic thinker with very strong writing abilities, good organizational skills, and have a passion for the environment and social justice. Scope:  The Chapter Communications Intern will assist our communications team to develop timely, engaging content for our website, newsletter, and social media platforms that is relevant to many communities and stakeholder groups. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the nexus between energy/environment and social justice to work with state policy and issue experts and organizers on key issues facing Texas, while expanding their communications capacities. Interns would be expected to work approximately 20 hours per week from our Austin office (remote work options may be considered). Additional hours and longer-term internships are strongly encouraged. Job Activities: Track news and storylines, identify trends in how the media portrays our issues Research and write content for our website, newsletter, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) Assist in power-mapping/power analysis in campaign teams Develop, test, and refine messaging around specific issues, campaigns, and communities Assist the communications team in engaging the public through social media, and creating/fostering an online community Assist in the development/distribution of press releases and statements Knowledge & Skills: Strong research, writing, and editing skills Strong intercultural communication skills Ability to meet tight deadlines and work in a group environment Ability to think creatively and constructively Knowledge or strong interest in environmental and energy policy A passion for the environment and social justice Bilingual is a plus This is a category 99 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 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. Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Sierra Club Richmond, VA, USA
Mar 18, 2020
Full time
Context:  The Legislative and Political Director plans, coordinates, and implements the Chapter’s state and local legislative priorities, state legislative lobbying, political programming, and state government interactions. Scope:  In cooperation with the Chapter Director and volunteer leadership, plans and implements the chapter’s approved legislative program, political program and related projects and programs as needed. Coordinates legislative and political recruitment and organizing efforts, endorsement process, evaluates legislation, maintains government and political contacts, and makes strategic recommendations. Job Activities: Plans, coordinates and implements the Chapter’s legislative strategies as approved by the chapter leadership. Lobbies and represents the Chapter to elected officials, primarily at the state level. Monitors, studies and researches proposed legislation to determine possible effects to the environment and makes appropriate recommendations. Confers with legislators and officials to emphasize weakness or merits of specific bills to influence passage, defeat, or amendment of measure, or introduction of legislation more favorable to the Club’s interests. Prepares and presents testimony, or works with volunteers to present testimony, at appropriate legislative hearings, committee meetings, etc. Contacts and meets with other individuals and groups having similar positions in order to rally support for bills, initiatives, laws, etc. Plans and coordinates meetings between members and elected or appointed officials to discuss issues and proposals, and allow for officials to address member concerns. In coordination with Communications staff, prepares press releases and communicates with the media to state the Sierra Club’s view on specific legislation. Participates in the development of educational/ informational tactics and materials in regards to the Club’s legislative and political efforts. Assists in the formulation of grassroots campaign and coalition activities, related to legislative goals, at the local and state level. Trains, informs, and motivates volunteers and other chapter staff to enable them to activate others in efforts to influence legislative, political and regulatory decisions. May supervise another staff member. Monitors, and records voting patterns of elected officials regarding environmental legislation. Informs and educates the public as to the position taken by elected officials. Develops annual legislative scorecard and directs/leads distribution efforts. Works on task forces, committees, etc. representing the Club’s mission or objective. Ensures compliance with all state and federal campaign requirements. Works with Sierra Club staff and volunteers to ensure there are consistent, clear legislative and political messages being communicated to the public. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned. Knowledge and Skills: B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science or a closely related field. 2-4 years experience in the environmental field that includes working within the political process, press relations and public speaking. 1-2 years experience and effectiveness in lobbying Skill in developing a positive rapport with the media Excellent written and oral communication skills. Clear understanding and knowledge of the legislative and political process. Skill in making presentations to a diverse audience Strong analytical 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 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 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. Explore, enjoy and protect the planet. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Sierra Club San Diego, CA, USA
Mar 10, 2020
Part time
Duration:  15 hours/week for 4 months Context:  Under general supervision of the assigned supervisor and mentor, conducts research, participates in project assignments and programs; assists in carrying out campaign strategies that can build power for our movement, and interacts with volunteers, citizens, other organizations and other club staff. Serves as a Community Organizer Intern for north inland San Diego county and the cities of Escondido, San Marcos, and Vista with a focus on building community activists in target cities and developing relationships with city officials. Priority issues are the Escondido and Vista Climate Action Plan Updates, opposing Harvest Hills Development, and building support for transit-oriented development in north county region. Scope & Limitations:  This is a temporary internship position in the environmental and social justice organizing field for an individual who is Currently pursuing or already graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. High-school diploma or GED required. Job Activities: The Conservation Organizer Intern is responsible for recruiting, engaging, and motivating Club members and supporters, new people and organizations to take action in assigned areas which will further Sierra Club’s goals. Participates as part of a team in planning and carrying out plans or strategies on assigned environmental projects or campaigns, including public education, coalition building and grassroots organizing. Identifying and supporting organizations working for equitable implementation of Climate Action Plans, public transit development. Assists in the development of educational and campaign materials and training as needed to members and volunteer leaders in assigned areas. This may include writing and/or editing action alerts, fact sheets, letters to policy makers, newsletter articles, blogs, webinars and media communications documents as needed. Identifying and engaging groups and community leaders to support community goals in a way to facilitate long-term relationships with Sierra Club. Seeks opportunities to advance the Sierra Club’s diversity initiatives through new partnerships and engagement strategies where appropriate. Identifies and helps Chapter/Group development of strong relationships with key people of influence including community leaders and public officials to influence positive program outcomes. Coordinates and measures success of activities with manager and mentor to ensure progress towards the campaign goals. Adheres to Sierra Club’s values of equity and inclusion in all aspects of work in accordance with the Jemez principles for democratic organizing. Works independently on specific assigned projects. Works on specific committees, and task forces as needed. Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills and Education required: Currently pursuing or already graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. High-school diploma or GED required. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Bilingual English/Spanish speaking preferred Ability to work well with diverse group, staff, volunteers and the public. Research and analytical skills. Proficient computer skills: word processing, spreadsheet, social media. This is a category 99 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 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. Explore, enjoy and protect the planet. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !
Sierra Club Oakland, CA, USA
Mar 09, 2020
Scope:  The Online Organizing Manager plans, strategizes, and implements the online education and mobilization efforts of the campaign. Accesses Club database systems to assess results, build data files, and target online organizing strategies. Coordinates editing, writing, researching, and developing online web pages and action alerts to support the online activist network. Works with vendors and creative campaign launches. Manages and tracks online organizing activity for the campaign as directed. Job Activities: Manages online organizing staff responsible for the work of the campaign. Reviews the work of staff and provides training and ongoing performance feedback. Conducts formal performance evaluations, and takes appropriate disciplinary action when needed. Makes recommendations in hiring, termination, and salary decisions. Works with online organizers and other staff to develop and recommend online engagement plans for specific regions and on specific national efforts in conjunction with campaigns or programs. Leads implementation of national strategy through writing, editing, and production of online tools. Organizes, develops, and coordinates online email outreach, web-based advocacy, and online-to-offline integration of members and supporters who are interested in the national campaign. Supports and mentors staff on digital distributed organizing strategies in the campaigns Uses Club integrated email/web/constituent relationship management system to develop segmented lists, track and report results, target emails, and link to appropriate web pages. Assists with the coordination of vendors as assigned. Continually finds ways to identify and recruit/convert new supporters, reach new and diverse audiences online and get them involved and excited in online programs. Reaches out and engages online volunteers to win campaigns, build power and raise funds. Works with online organizers and other staff to develop culturally competent digital strategies to grow, engage, and support the work in frontline communities. Oversees strategy and functionality of regional campaign websites in coordination with Communications staff on content development and engagement functionality Travels to organize and coordinate training events, strategy sessions, field meetings, visibility events, or other large events and conferences as needed. Communicates directly with members of the Beyond Coal Campaign online network, including writing and editing content. Responds to questions, forwards inquiries to other staff or volunteers, and provides a high level of customer service for the online network. Participates in developing a strategy and implementing an integrated Beyond Coal Campaign presence on existing regional social networking sites as well as the campaign’s specific web-presence. Performs administrative 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:  We are passionate about developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are interested in this position, we encourage you to apply. Valuable knowledge and skills include: Three to five plus years’ experience in online organizing or campaigning. Prior management and change management experience preferred. Previous experience developing and managing online creative campaigns, preferably including the management of design and web development vendors and regional email acquisition campaigns with a focus on engaging new audiences. Proficient computer skills and prior experience with internet applications including email, constituent relationship management or other related data systems, social networking systems and web applications. Excellent writing and editing skills. Demonstrated skills in writing and production of online campaign materials. Good verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to work effectively in an action-oriented office. Ability to work independently, cooperatively and effectively with public, staff, and 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 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 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. Explore, enjoy and protect the planet. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !