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Position Description

Active - Community Outreach Coordinator - Pipelines (Temporary)
Location Virginia, location flexible
Job Code 426-20CHP
# of Openings 1
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Job Title: Temporary, Part-Time Community Outreach Coordinator – Pipelines

Chapter:  Virginia Chapter

Reports To: Campaign & Policy Director or Program Manager

Location: Flexible within Virginia

Context: Works with National and Chapter staff and volunteers on local community programs and to recruit residents for local outreach activities.

Scope: The Community Program Coordinator assists in education efforts of area residents regarding community environmental risks and solutions. Works closely with the appropriate chapter staff and Sierra Club leaders to mobilize members of the local community, recruit environmental supporters to participate in community outreach teams, and train community residents to become community outreach team leaders.

Job Activities:

  1. Educates community team members about environmental community risks and solutions.
  2. Mobilizes community members to become involved in education outreach in the local community regarding environmental community risks and solutions.
  3. Assists the appropriate staff and volunteer leaders with planning and implementation of assigned programs, including coordinating phone banks, overseeing volunteer door-to-door outreach, handling lists and databases of campaign activists and supporters, and making arrangements for events and activities.
  4. Provides program support as needed, including handling phone inquiries, administrative support such as faxing and mailings, and volunteer supervision.
  5. Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience with at least one community organizing or mobilizing project.
  • Able to travel as needed. Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required.
  • Ability to interact positively with community residents, volunteers, staff and the public.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in the environment or related public interest issues.
  • Ability to clearly explain complex issues and effectively communicate them to community residents.
  • Proficient with Word processing and Spreadsheet applications.

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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