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Organizing Representative for Nevada, Beyond Coal

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 31/12/2011
Company Name Sierra Club
Contact Name
Telephone (415) 977-5691
Fax (415) 977-5794
Website Further Details / Applications
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Organizing Representative for Nevada, Beyond Coal
City: Las Vegas
State: NV
Job Code: 104-11
# of Openings: 1


Job Title: Organizing Representative, Beyond Coal Campaign

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Department: Conservation

Reports To: Senior Organizing Manager

Context: The Organizing Representative builds grassroots power by leading the implementation of organizing campaigns that will increase the number of people involved, leaders trained, and engagement of people with influence to achieve the goals of Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign in Nevada. He/she plans, organizes, and coordinates the activities of staff and volunteers in carrying out the organizing activities for the Beyond Coal campaign.

Scope: The Organizing Representative is responsible for recruiting, engaging, and motivating large numbers of new people to take repeated action to further Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign goals. 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.

The Organizing Representative is responsible for the coordination and effective implementation of the organizing goals within the Beyond Coal campaign. Oversees creating the organizing plan and developing the strategy and helps to carry out organizational and issue visibility in regional, national media, and in the local community. Participates in activities and services provided by the regional office. Provides leadership in working with volunteer leaders, national, state, and local conservation staff. Evaluates and measures success of activities with manager and campaign or program leads to ensure progress towards the Beyond Coal campaign’s mission and goals. Helps determine changes to strategies needed to reach goals.

Job Activities:

1. Develops organizing strategy, marshals resources, organizes staff and volunteer efforts, monitors and tracks expenses on select campaigns.

2. Coordinates actions and ensures the effective implementation of the organizing plan to identify and recruit volunteers, both for the Sierra Club and other groups invested in the Beyond Coal campaign. Seeks opportunities to advance the Sierra Club’s diversity 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 social networks to support Sierra Club cause.
  • Maintains and develops new partnerships with affinity groups who share many common goals and values.

3. Plans and coordinates strategy and activities to obtain media coverage in regional and national media outlets. Participates in the development of media campaigns; may represent the Sierra Club in the media; promotes volunteer media exposure.

4. Develops grasstop networks and cultivates relationships with public officials. Lobbies Members of Congress and other public officials on behalf of the Club on national and regional conservation priorities. Develops relationships with Congressional Members and staff within region.

5. Ensures information, research, and other assistance to Sierra Club leaders, the public, and others about the campaigns and priority issues. Provides support to other internal departments for campaign synergy:

  • Communications Department in the implementation of media and public outreach communications.
  • Advancement Department in the development of effective relationships with donors and foundations within or with an interest in the assigned communities and may assist with the development of organizing objectives and strategies as part of grant projects and proposals.
  • National Political Program to advance the Club’s conservation priorities through relationships with elected officials and via electoral campaigns. Coordinates political organizing in Congressional and other electoral campaigns

6. Represents Sierra Club in regional coalitions, at regional events, and to the general public.

7. Represents the Sierra Club to the media, at public forums, and venues that involve public education and media strategy.

8. 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 how to strategize, organize, inspire, and motivate.

9. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.

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:

-- B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science, or a closely related field.

-- At least 3 years experience in grassroots organizing, training, and motivating volunteers, coalition building, and lobbying.

-- Strong demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated public speaking ability.

-- Excellent knowledge and background in a specific issue area of the environmental field related to assigned programs and campaigns.

-- Prior experience and knowledge of either the legislative process or administrative process.

-- Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.

-- Extensive travel required.

-- Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit and is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between Sierra Club and John Muir Local.

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 4 position.

Sierra Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.

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