Job Title: National Distributed Organizing Representative
Department: Program Department
Unit: Grassroots Power Building
Reports To: Distributed Organizing Associate Director
Overview of the Sierra Club/Context: The Sierra Club is the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. We amplify the power of our 3.8 million members and supporters to defend everyone’s right to a healthy world. Our work focuses on championing solutions to the climate crisis; working for clean air, safe water, land protection and a vibrant natural world; fighting for environmental and social justice; and getting people outside to enjoy the outdoors. We have 800 employees located in offices and working remotely across the country. Sierra Club’s employees are changemakers whose work is rooted in our Equity, Inclusion, and Justice values. We are guided by the Jemez Principles to build just relationships with our community partners to co-create a clean energy future.
Sierra Club is comprised of staff across the country and a network of local chapters that support our grassroots engagement. We are also proud to be a unionized employer - with two labor unions representing more than half of our employees.
Scope: The Sierra Club’s Financial Advocacy Campaign builds on the organization's years of work to push Wall Street firms and the financial sector to align their policies and practices with a safe climate future and respect for human rights. In partnership with many local, national and international organizations we are creating a movement to take on Wall Street’s role in the climate crisis. This campaign is an important component of the Sierra Club’s work to secure a safe future for us all by hastening an equitable transition off of all fossil fuels, including coal, oil and gas. This campaign is situated within Sierra Club’s work to build grassroots power that helps move us toward a just, equitable and sustainable future built on a foundation of racial and cultural, economic, gender, physical and neurological diversity - where all people benefit from a healthy thriving planet and a direct connection to nature. Therefore this position will be part of a team working to build grassroots power, achieve concrete victories and create structural and cultural change.
The National Distributed Organizing Representative will work with the campaign team and partners to build out the distributed organizing work. They will partner with team mates to build a distributed network of public support for the campaign across the country. The National Distributed Organizing Representative is responsible for the coordination and effective implementation of the distributed organizing goals within the campaign. They will create an organizing plan and strategies that develop volunteer leaders, contribute to campaign wins and build the collective power of our volunteers and the Sierra Club. The work is focused on building a diverse movement of people throughout the country to hold Wall Street firms accountable to their climate commitments, stopping the financial sector’s investments in fossil fuels, and building deep partnerships with Indigenous communities and coalition groups at the local, national, and international level.
Job activities include but are not limited to:
The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience:
Nice-to-have skills and experience - The strongest candidates will also demonstrate the following experience, skills and competencies:
Heavier seasonal workloads may occur as a result of project deadlines, staff absences and vacancies, and during peak activity periods. Frequent travel as well as weekend and/or evening work required.
Compensation and Benefits
This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit and is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between Sierra Club and Progressive Workers Union or Sierra
The salary for this position is $65,500 for Salary Region 1.
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, represented position.
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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This position does not have an undergraduate education requirement. If you choose to include your education history, please remove your school’s from your resume. You may leave your degree (e.g., “B.A. Philosophy”), but please remove any undergraduate and graduate school names.
This “blind hiring” process is aimed at opening this opportunity to more candidates, reviewing applicants on performance assessments and mitigating bias in the decision making process.
Lastly, we are intentionally not asking for a cover letter, so please do not send one in with your application.