Conservation Program Coordinator @ Sierra Club

Application Info

Conservation Program Coordinator


Context: The Conservation Program Coordinator organizes and implements Chapter conservation programs, campaigns or initiatives.

Scope: Under Direction of the Chapter Director or Chapter Conservation Chair, 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 and governmental bodies regarding chapter conservation efforts. Writes press releases, newsletters, flyers, etc. to keep the chapter membership and the general public informed.
  7. Advocates the Sierra Club position on public policy 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 programs.
  9. Works on task forces, committees, stakeholder groups, etc. representing the chapter’s objectives or mission.
  10. Works closely with media representatives to insure that the message of the chapter is accurately represented by the media.
  11. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.

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.

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 6 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.

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Des Moines, IA, USA




2020-06-24 00:00