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Position Description

Active - Temporary Communications and Newsletter Coordinator
Location Eastern Sierra, CA
Job Code 415-20CHP
# of Openings 1
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Job Title: Temporary Communications and Newsletter Coordinator

Chapter: Toiyabe Chapter

Location: Remote work from home until further notice

Reports to: Range of Light Group Chair

Context: Collaborates with the Range of Light Group’s ExCom and the Toiyabe Chapter’s staff to promote the conservation action, public education, and other goals of the Sierra Club through the development, coordination, and implementation of messages and strategic media plans and communications to members/supporters for the chapter and through outreach to the general public and to public officials. This is a part-time position with the expectation of an average of 10 hours per week.

Scope: The Communications Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing and coordinating media strategy and member/supporter communications for the Range of Light Group’s conservation action campaigns, public education projects, and other activities in the Eastern Sierra. The Communications Coordinator will work with the Chapter’s Lead Organizer and Executive Director on campaigns that impact both Nevada and the Eastern Sierra and will work with the Our Wild America Organizing Representative assigned to the Eastern Sierra.

Job Activities:

  1. Develops, implements, and coordinates media strategy for the full range of chapter conservation action campaigns, public education projects and other activities.
  2. Utilizes the group’s website, Sierra Club software media tools (Marketing Cloud, Drupal, Salesforce, Campfire), social media, and other tools to energize members and supporters to influence decision makers, i.e. County Board of Supervisors, Mammoth Town Council, local LADWP, USFS, and BLM supervisors, etc.
  3. Assists in the development and preparation of the group’s newsletter, action alerts, website, FB page, fact sheets and other communication materials for conservation action campaigns and public education projects.
  4. Does outreach to members to invite/encourage them to join the Range of Light Group ExCom.
  5. May pitch Sierra Club stories to the media or place opinion pieces in the local papers for the group. Works closely with the group’s volunteer leaders to coordinate all media events.
  6. May work with Spanish-language news media to expand coverage of chapter and other Sierra Club activities among the Spanish speaking population.
  7. Chapter newsletter/action alert editor:
    1. Determines layout and production of the newsletter
    2. Coordinates story submissions with volunteers.
    3. Remains current on relevant issues, trends, and activities affecting the chapter.
    4. Develops stories as appropriate.
    5. Coordinates with the group webmaster to input all newsletter stories onto the website in a timely manner.
  8. Use social media to reach members and new audiences.
  9. Report results to the Group’s Excom.
  10. Organize events to bring members and the public together e.g. speakers/presentations, film showings, panel discussion, information about local environmental threats, a home tour of current renewable technology, etc.
  11. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • At least two years experience in communications or closely related field.
  • Excellent public/media relations skills.
  • Strong verbal, excellent editing and written communications skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, e-mail, and editing applications.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with conservation and environmental topics and issues.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Ability to speak and write in Spanish desirable.

This is a category 99 non-exempt, non-represented temporary 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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