Job Title: Community Engagement Coordinator
Department: Virginia Chapter
Location: Richmond or Norfolk, Virginia (location flexible)
Reports To: Conservation Program Manager
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 volunteer 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 Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, engaging, and motivating large numbers of people to be involved and contribute to the development and implementation of a campaign to achieve the Sierra Club’s vision for climate justice through the work of the Virginia Chapter. Rooting the campaign in the interdependence of social and economic justice and the environment, the Community Engagement Coordinator leads a team focused on protecting public health and the environment by advocating for building and home electrification to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Advancing justice for communities impacted by pollution and climate change is critical to this work. The Community Engagement Coordinator engages Sierra Club’s members and supporters, and builds powerful partnerships that are oriented toward a shared vision of climate and environmental justice.
Job activities include:
The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience:
The strongest candidates will also demonstrate the following experience, skills and competencies:
Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for this position is $59,500- $60,000.
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.
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 6 non-exempt, represented 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.
Explore, enjoy and protect the planet
This position does not have an undergraduate education requirement. If you choose to include your education history, please remove your school’s name 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.
We are accepting applications until August 27, 2021.