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Position Description

Active - Chapter Director, Hoosier Chapter
Location Indianapolis, IN
Job Code 302-21CHP
# of Openings 1
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Job Title: Chapter Director 

Chapter: Hoosier Indiana Chapter

Reports To: Chapter Chair or Designated Volunteer Leader

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Context: The Chapter Director implements policies and programs adopted by the Chapter Executive Committee. Also, the Chapter Director manages the staff budget and operations of more than one of the following operational areas: conservation and legislative program, fundraising, volunteer development and member services, budgeting and financial management, and media relations.

Scope: Carries out the policies, priorities and objectives of the Executive Committee for the assigned areas of chapter programs and operations. Responsible for fundraising, managing staff and financial resources of the chapter.

Job Activities:

  1. Assists the Executive Committee, and Chapter Committee in the development of short and long term strategic and financial goals and objectives. 
  2. Designs and implements effective legislative programs and initiatives that reflect the chapters goals and priorities.
  3. Plans and implements fundraising and public relations programs along with building media contacts.
  4. Designs and develops information systems to monitor the effectiveness of programs.  Responsible for reporting outcomes to chapter leadership.
  5. Recruits and motivates volunteers and enables their roles in meeting chapter objectives.
  6. Assists the chapter conservation chair in the planning and implementation of core conservation efforts and programs.
  7. Attends and facilitates meetings, events and task forces.  Builds strong relationships with other groups, elected officials, governmental agencies.
  8. Coordinates efforts with the national headquarters staff and ensures that the chapter strategies are in compliance with national requirements. 
  9. Supports efforts to implement National and Chapter equity and inclusion goals and Multi-Year Year Equity Plan outcomes across staff and volunteer leaders, and works to build a more diverse, equitable, just and inclusive Sierra Club.
  10. Manages staff in assigned operational or program areas.  Writes and conducts performance appraisals and takes personnel actions as appropriate.  Ensures Chapter is in compliance with Sierra Club’s employment policies and practices.
  11. Reviews staff time report and ensures the reporting of this information is accurate and timely in accordance with Sierra Club policies.
  12. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science or a closely related field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in grassroots work that includes coalition building and lobbying along with organizing, training, and motivating volunteers.
  • Strong demonstrated written and oral communication skills with public speaking experience.
  • Strong analytical skills including demonstrated experience with spreadsheets such as Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent knowledge and background in specific areas of the environmental field related to assigned programs and campaigns.  This includes clean energy, forest management, habitat conservation, clean air and water and environmental regulation issues.
  • Prior experience and knowledge of the legislative process.
  • Experience with Indiana politics is preferred.
  • Strong background and experience in fundraising.
  • In-depth understanding of equity and environmental justice issues.

The Sierra Club offers a 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, non-represented managerial and/or supervisory 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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