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Position Description

Active - Bay2030 Campaign Manager
Location Palo Alto, CA
Job Code 392-20CHP
# of Openings 1
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Job Title: Bay2030 Campaign Manager

Chapter:  Loma Prieta Chapter

Reports To: Chapter Director

Location: Palo Alto, California

Context: The Bay2030 Campaign Manager will develop and implement strategies and activities of Bay2030, the Loma Prieta Chapter’s new ten-year campaign to protect and restore the San Francisco Bay.

Scope: The Bay2030 Campaign Manager will have overall program responsibility for Bay2030. They will collaborate with chapter staff (Chapter Director, Development Coordinator, Chapter Coordinator [i.e., office manager], Chapter Conservation Assistant, strategic external partners (including Sierra Club’s San Francisco Bay Chapter and Redwood Chapter, and Sierra Club California), and volunteer leadership to ensure execution of strategic coordinated chapter and Bay-wide campaigns. They will ensure strategic alignment of campaigns with chapter and regional goals and objectives. They will represent the Sierra Club to government officials and agencies, business and community leaders, allies in other organizations, and to the public. Most work will be in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, but must include coordination with allies in all nine Bay counties, especially other Sierra Club entities.  

Job Activities:

  1. Within a collaborative framework and in consultation with key stakeholders, lead and facilitate the development and implementation of strategic campaign plans, goals and objectives for the Bay2030 campaign.
  2. Coordinate the campaign and chapter part-time Conservation Assistant, allies and volunteer entities to plan and implement campaigns to achieve results.
  3. Work with Chapter Director to supply content for Chapter Communications Coordinator and guidance for Chapter Public Education Coordinator.
  4. In collaboration with the Sierra Club stakeholders listed above, engage key players in Bay protection, elected and appointed decision makers and their influencers to assure advancement of the chapter’s priorities.
  5. Monitor, analyze, and evaluate policies, initiatives and new developments around Bay issues at the chapter, regional, state and national levels.
  6. Support and provide senior level professional expertise to chapter staff and volunteers, and ally organizations.
  7. Work with lead volunteers, chapter staff, national staff, and partner organizations to plan, develop, and implement both short-term and long-term conservation goals and campaigns. Oversee grassroots recruitment and leadership development programs. Work to develop and ensure that chapter volunteers assume meaningful roles in the campaign.
  8. Help the chapter embody a culture of justice, equity and inclusion by designing and implementing campaign plans and standard practices with these values at their core, following the Jemez Principles for Democratic organizing.
  9. In coordination with Chapter Director, write, edit, and review educational and advocacy materials, prepare content for chapter communications (eNewsletter, social media, website), and promote media exposure for front-line communities and volunteers.
  10. Represent the Sierra Club to the general public and to strategic allies.
  11. In coordination with Chapter Development Coordinator, assist with donor communications, cultivation, and solicitation.
  12. Report on progress toward established goals and the effectiveness of campaign strategies.
  13. Introduce creative ideas and approaches for consideration.
  14. Perform miscellaneous duties as directed.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • M.A./M.S. or higher degree in an environmental, political, or related field, preferable with a focus on estuary systems.
  • At least 7 years of experience in the planning and implementation of advocacy campaigns on at least a county level, including coordinating with legislative campaign director, working with attorneys to utilizing legal advocacy; lobbying; media relations and strategic communications; working with community, political, labor, and business leaders
  • Extensive knowledge of Bay issues, communities, and the associated regulatory framework, knowledge of planning-related regulations and processes such as CEQA, NEPA, ESA, Coastal Act, Water Quality Act
  • Demonstrated familiarity with and commitment to incorporating principles of equity, inclusion, and justice into campaign process and outcomes.  Demonstrated cultural competence with Bay communities. Experience with racial justice work a plus
  • Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated public speaking and media presentation ability
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, working within a team structure, and ability to effectively convene multiple stakeholders and impartially mediate competing priorities in service to a collective vision and goals
  • Sense of humor, patience, strong social skills and demonstrated ability to create rapport and inspire trust
  • Initiative to identify and act on new opportunities and provide creative, timely problem-solving
  • Project management and facilitation skills Commitment to Sierra Club’s mission is mandatory. Excellent computer skills required. Experience working with a grassroots volunteer powered organization is highly preferred. Familiarity with Sierra Club structure, especially chapters, is preferable. Familiarity with Salesforce/Marketing Cloud a plus.
  • Able to travel as needed throughout the Bay Area (101 municipalities in 9 counties; see map at; valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required. A background check will be required upon job acceptance.

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 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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