Chapter Conservation Organizer

Sierra Club - Decatur, GA4.4

ContractEstimated: $61,000 - $83,000 a year
Job Title: Georgia Chapter Conservation Organizer

Department: Sierra Club Georgia Chapter

Reports to: Senior Staff, Sierra Club Georgia Chapter

Context: Builds public support to accomplish conservation campaign or program goals of increasing the number of volunteer supporters that turnout for events and/or take other action to influence campaign outcomes. Recruits and trains volunteer leaders, and develops relationships with community leaders, other organizations and officials that can influence change. Works to expand relationships for Sierra Club in communities of color and communities at the frontlines of pollution.

Scope: The Organizer is responsible for recruiting, engaging, and motivating large numbers of new people to take repeated action which will further Georgia Sierra Club targeted campaign or program goals in the community and at state agencies. Four key issue areas will be the focus, with occasional involvement in other areas. The four key areas are: climate change, energy policy, transportation policy, and land policy.

Identifies and develops volunteers to take on the role of team leaders and build grassroots power and networks. Identifies and builds alliances with other organizations which can influence decision-makers. Identifies and develops volunteers to take on the role of team leaders and build grassroots power and networks. 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 as necessary to implement campaign plans.

Job Activities:
Works with the director to devise and recommend a plan and strategy for organizing and engaging volunteer leaders, volunteers and community allies in specific campaigns.
Identifies, recruits, and organizes volunteers both in Sierra Club and other groups around assigned campaign or program. Seeks opportunities to advance the Sierra Club’s Equity, Justice, and Inclusion initiatives through new partnerships and engagement strategies, where appropriate.
Engages people and develops volunteer leadership in both social and environmental advocacy activities that will create strong environmental communities and build power at the community, state, and national level.
Develops and implements a variety of engagement strategies including on-line and face-to-face to develop networks to support Georgia Sierra Club goals.
Maintains and develops new partnerships with affinity groups who share many common goals and values.
Develops volunteer leaders and skills/issues based trainings to build skill level.
Works with appropriate local chapter staff and volunteer entities to plan and implement visibility, media and community outreach events to generate public support with agency decision makers and in the media.
Identifies and is responsible for developing strong relationships with key people of influence including community leaders and public officials to influence positive campaign or program outcomes.
Identifies and develops volunteers who will take work as part of a team and take on the role of team leaders to build our grassroots power and networks. Helps those leaders succeed by training and coaching them on how to strategize, organize, inspire and motivate.
Provides information, research, and other assistance to Sierra Club local and state chapter leaders, the public and others about the campaign or program and priority issues.
Coordinates and measures success of activities with manager and campaign or program leads to ensure progress towards mission and goals.
Performs administrative and clerical 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:
One year experience working with volunteers in the environmental movement, political campaigns, or other, similar organizations to plan and implement grassroots campaigns.
Strong experience building relationships in communities of color
Basic knowledge of current environmental issues affecting Georgia.
Has current contacts or has the ability to develop contacts with environmental coalition partners.
Excellent verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to clearly articulate ideas and easily strike up conversation with diverse groups of people.
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to work effectively in action-oriented office.
Ability to work independently, cooperatively and effectively with public, staff and volunteers. Strong ability to network, build trust, and build working relationships.
Able to travel as needed. Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required.
Proficient computer skills including social networking sites, word processing, and database software.
All candidates should demonstrate a commitment to equity, justice, and inclusion.

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 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 does not sponsor H1B visas.

The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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