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Position Description

Active- Organizing Manager
Location Los Angeles, CA
Job Code BB 116-19
# of Openings 1
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Title: Organizing Manager
Department:  Program
Reports to: Regional Organizing Director
Supervises: Distributed Organizers for Ready for 100 Campaign

Context: Plans and manages all national Sierra Club staff organizing work within the Ready for 100 campaign.  Establishes organizing objectives for each community based on national campaign and program objectives.  Coaches and develops staff organizers to build community involvement, effective volunteer leadership and strong community allies to win campaign and program conservation victories. 

Scope: The Field Organizing Manager is responsible for achieving all organizing objectives and for the effectiveness of the Club’s organizing activities within assigned communities and campaigns.  Works with organizing staff and volunteer leaders to determine and implement strategies to build the number of supporters in the community, key partnerships with community leaders, government officials, donors and volunteer leadership to accomplish organizing objectives and win campaign goals within each community.  Coaches and develops each staff organizer to maximize skills, ability and effectiveness.  Acts as senior Club liaison with leaders of organizations within the communities.  Ensures that programmatic commitments and objectives are met, that financial, operational and legal compliance standards are met regarding all activities in assigned communities.

Job Activities:

  1. Establishes community organizing priorities, and guides and coaches organizing team members to develop strategic organizing plans, objectives and outcomes within each community.
  2. Provides leadership and direction in the development of key partnerships within each community.  Builds cooperative relationships and influence at the most senior level in accomplishing change and/or solutions regarding conservation issues.
  3. Effectively manages, guides and coaches staff, ensures individual professional development, establishes performance objectives and expectations, evaluates accomplishments and effectiveness.  Takes appropriate disciplinary action when needed, makes hiring and termination recommendations.
  4. Supports the Communications Department in the development and execution of media and public outreach communications and strategies to enhance the Club’s visibility and recognition within the assigned communities.
  5. Responsible for good fiscal management, fiscal controls and administrative practices in all aspects of assigned operations. Ensures compliance with Club financial, employment and operations policies and with external regulations in all aspects of assigned operations.
  6. Ensures that local chapter and group volunteer efforts and capacity are effectively engaged in assigned community organizing activities. Provides guidance and support to volunteer leaders and chapter staff in building the strength and influence of the Club within the communities. Supports the alignment between national conservation and chapter priorities.
  7. Supports the Advancement Department in the development of effective relationships with donors and foundations within or with an interest in the assigned communities, and in the development of organizing objectives and strategies as part of grant projects and proposals.
  8. In support of the National Political Program, identifies opportunities to advance the Club’s conservation priorities through relationships with elected officials and via electoral campaigns.  Assists the National Political Program in allocating resources for targeted campaigns and in developing organizing strategies to reach political program objectives.  Assures compliance with election laws and regulations.
  9. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.


Knowledge and Skills

  • Not less than 3 years experience leading community organizing campaigns, plus relevant BA/BS degree or commensurate education and experience.
  • Prior experience and/or demonstrated ability in developing, training and coaching employees.
  • Working knowledge of business operations, budget management, restricted and grant funding.
  • In depth knowledge of the craft of grassroots organizing and the political system.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in using the media; excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Prior experience in the development of grant proposals and individual donor relationships.
  • Extensive travel required.  Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record and proof of auto insurance required.


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 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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