Context: Builds public support to accomplish the goals of the Pennsylvania Chapter and the Outdoors For All campaign, which is aimed at reducing barriers to outdoor access, ensuring all people have opportunities to explore and enjoy nature, and empowering a new generation of leaders to protect the environment. Recruits and trains volunteer leaders, develops relationships with the community, other organizations, and officials that can influence change. Increases the number of volunteer supporters that lead outings and participate in achieving the campaign objectives.
Scope: The Organizer is responsible for recruiting, engaging, and motivating advocates, outings leaders, and large numbers of new people to take repeated action that furthers Sierra Club’s Outdoors For All campaign and other organizational priorities in the Greater Philadelphia region. 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 to implement campaign plans.
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:
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 a 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, represented 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
The Outdoors For All Organizer will work with volunteers and staff of the Sierra Club to reduce barriers to outdoor access, ensure all people have opportunities to explore and enjoy nature, and empower a new generation of leaders to protect the environment. This position is perfect for applicants with experience working with diverse groups in the outdoors, including BIPOC people, youth, and veterans.
Women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply. A college degree is not required.
This position will be based in Philadelphia and will focus on outdoors programming and related advocacy in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Note: The Sierra Club has closed all national, chapter and shared offices, with rare exceptions for urgent business continuity needs, through at least July 4th, 2021. Travel, in-person meetings, public events, and outings are suspended through at least July 4, 2021 as well. This position will be required to work from home for the time being and accommodations will be provided to assist staff in maintaining a beneficial work-from-home arrangement.
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