Sierra Club Washington, D.C., USA
Dec 10, 2019Full time
Location : Washington, DC or remote, continental US Context: Will design and direct an independent expenditure program to leverage Sierra Club grassroots base of 4 million members and supporters to ensure at least 1 million are converted to political action takers and are actively engaged in a successful effort to defeat Donald Trump and win back an environmental majority in the Senate. This will include identifying 3 to 4 battleground states where Sierra Club will recruit and mobilize our existing members and supporters to engage in direct voter contact (canvass, text, phone bank and post-card) of like-minded and persuadable voters to get out the vote (GOTV) in urban and suburban areas. Will seek opportunities to increase the saliency of climate and the environment by identifying and utilizing opportunities where climate and clean energy and public health will effectively engage and mobilize voters, and to build enduring political power through base and engagement growth. Scope: The Presidential Battleground States Program Director has program responsibility and works with senior staff to execute the following job activities: Job Activities: Directs the Club's efforts on the independent Presidential Battleground States Program, including the development of strategies, allocation of resources, and hiring and supervision of program staff. Works with National Political Director, SCPT Committee, other Sierra Club’s departments, and consultants to formulate strategies and implement the program. Develops and oversees $5M program budget, fundraising strategies, materials, and outreach. Ensures our mobilization effort and targeting is informed by data analysis and motoring progress and impact. Collaborates with the Office of the General Counsel on program plans to ensure that all activities of the Battleground States plan adhere to relevant federal compliance requirements and Sierra Club policies, and supplies the Compliance and Regulatory Reporting Officer with all information necessary for the timely filing of campaign finance reports (or oversees that this is done). Represents the organization to other independent political organizations and tables and develops collaborative plans to ensure efficient overall effort. Assures coordination across Digital Strategies, Communications, and Operations and other relevant Sierra Club’s departments to successfully implement the program. Qualifications: 5 years campaign related experience, including strategy development, staff supervision, organizing, media, and implementing voter contact programs. At least one cycle of experience in reconciling program and cash flow budgets. Prior experience with direct voter contact programs including reading and analyzing polling data, designing state-of-the-art voter contact programs, and evaluating results. Experience running test and adjust or experiment-informed voter contact programs. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and data/engagement tools including VAN, Salesforce, Mobilize, Hustle. Demonstrated ability to use data to inform strategy including targeting, modeling, and use of dashboards. Commitment to fostering a values drive/data informed approach. Grassroots organizing experience. Expert knowledge of electoral politics and working knowledge of the federal legislative process. Experience developing and/or implementing new media campaigns. Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated public speaking and media presentation ability. Substantial experience and demonstrated ability 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 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 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 !