Sierra Club Cascade Chapter is hiring (two positions)

Make a difference for the environment as the Conservation Program Coordinator or a Chapter Coordinator for the Sierra Club, Cascade Chapter.

The Cascade Chapter of the Sierra Club is looking for a creative, motivated, and well-organized individual who enjoys working with people. The Chapter is a team of staff and volunteers working to empower our membership and the wider citizenry to tackle a broad array of environmental challenges. The work we do ranges from protecting wilderness to fighting climate change. We organize diverse activities such as hikes, community rallies and political campaigns to achieve our goals

The Conservation Program Coordinator will work as the organizer and field program coordinator for the numerous campaigns and elections program run at the state level as well as other conservation-related activities. The Coordinator will work closely with staff and the volunteer leadership. We are looking for someone with strong communication and organizational skills along with a passion for environmental causes.

This is a ¾-time position. Location is Fremont neighborhood, Seattle.

Context: The Conservation Program Coordinator organizes and implements major conservation programs, campaigns or initiatives such as land use management, air/water quality, wilderness management, transportation planning, wetlands, urban planning, etc.

Scope: Under direction of the assigned volunteer leader, 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 and field programs 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, political, and governmental bodies regarding chapter conservation efforts. Writes press releases newsletters, flyers, etc. to keep the Club membership and the general public informed.
7. Advocates the Sierra Club position on proposed legislation 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 program.
9. Works on task forces, committees, etc. representing the Club’s objective or mission.
10. Works closely with media representatives to insure that the message of the Club 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.

Please send cover letter and resume to: CascadeChapterSC@gmail.com by December 8, 2010.

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Make a difference for the environment as the Chapter Coordinator for the Sierra Club, Cascade Chapter.

The Cascade Chapter of the Sierra Club is looking for a creative, motivated, and well-organized individual who enjoys working with people. The Chapter is a team of staff and volunteers working to empower our membership and the wider citizenry to tackle a broad array of environmental challenges. The work we do ranges from protecting wilderness to fighting climate change. We organize diverse activities such as hikes, community rallies and political campaigns to achieve our goals.

The Chapter Coordinator will work closely with staff and the volunteer leadership to facilitate smooth operations among our major campaigns and day-to-day activities. A key aspect of this is recruitment and management of new volunteers. We are looking for someone with strong communication and organizational skills.

This is a 20 hour/week position. Location is Fremont neighborhood, Seattle.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Context: The Chapter Coordinator handles the daily administrative operations of the Chapter office and acts as an information center for the chapter. Recruits, trains, coordinates, and supervises volunteers for office and other activities. Works with volunteer leadership and staff as part of the team.

Scope: The Chapter Coordinator is responsible for providing office management and administrative functions including the recruitment, training and supervision of volunteers and interns. Implements programs and activities as determined by Chapter Executive Committee to enhance member effectiveness and involvement. Acts as an information resource for chapter volunteers and the general public. Maintains the Chapters records, purchases, supplies and equipment. Processes invoices for payment and helps monitor the annual budget.

Job Activities:
1. Oversees office operations which include purchasing and maintaining office supplies and equipment and ensuring office space is functional and usable for volunteers and chapter events. Maintains service contracts, inventory of all equipment and materials for insurance purposes and tax filings. Develops and implements office procedures.
2. Responds to inquiries concerning membership, outings events, and environmental issues from the general public, members, and volunteers. Provides good public relations and customer service for the Club.
3. Provides administrative support for Chapter Chair and Volunteer leaders.
4. Coordinates volunteer development programs, member outreach and services. Recruits and organizes volunteers. Compiles and maintains a directory of chapter and group leaders, issue activists, noting areas of interest and expertise.
5. Trains, supervises, and schedules volunteers and interns on office systems and functions.
6. Updates and manages webpage and assists with chapter newsletter.
7. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills:
— 2 years general office administration project management, and/or volunteer coordinating experience
— Proficiency with computer programs including word processing, spreadsheets, and database management.
— Proficiency with website management (or easily trainable)
— General bookkeeping skills.
— Strong organizational skills
— Excellent written and oral communication skills.
— Ability to multi-task in a highly dynamic environment
— Ability to interact effectively with volunteers, members, staff and the general public.

Please send cover letter and resume to: CascadeChapterSC@gmail.com by November 24, 2010.

The Sierra Club offers excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan.

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

http://cascade.sierraclub.org/

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