Ozarks Conservation Program Coordinator

  • Sierra Club
  • Missouri, USA
  • Aug 24, 2018
Remote Office - Work from Home Advocacy and Policy Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources

Job Description

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:

  1. Develops and implements campaign strategies for conservation programs and projects in accordance with the chapter policy.
  2. Recruits, coordinates and facilitates grassroots involvement in conservation programs. 
  3. Works with staff volunteer leaders and other interest groups to identify, recruit and organize volunteers for conservation campaigns.
  4. Plans, develops and implements campaign strategies for conservation programs.
  5. Monitors, analyzes, and evaluates laws, initiatives and new developments affecting a specific conservation issue at the community, state and national levels.   
  6. 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.  
  7. Advocates the Sierra Club position on proposed legislation involving conservation programs; informs and communicates with elected officials, business leaders, governmental agencies, and other non‑profit organizations.
  8. Conducts surveys, investigations, and research needed to achieve objectives of conservation program.
  9. Works on task forces, committees, etc. representing the Club's objective or mission. 
  10. Works closely with media representatives to insure that the message of the Club is accurately represented by the media.
  11. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned, including fundraising for our public lands work in the Ozarks.

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.

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