The Sierra Club NW/Alaska Region is seeking a Regional Staff Director to oversee the activities of the Sierra Club in the NW. This position operates out of its Seattle office. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, developing and implementing issue and electoral campaign strategy; major donor fundraising; managing a staff of 10-15 people; media spokesperson; involvement as a lead organization in coalitions; oversee budget; work with volunteer leaders at the state and national level.
The NW Alaska Region covers Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska, with
offices and personnel in each state. Priority issues include energy, salmon, lands protection and elections.
Please see entire job description below.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF JOB OPENING
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRI., JUNE 24, 2005 - SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO <RESUMES@SIERRACLUB.ORG>.
SALARY COMMENSURATE W/SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE PLUS BENEFITS
Sierra Club Job Description
Job Title: Regional Field Director - Northwest/Alaska Field Region
Reports To: Deputy National Field Director
Context: Manages the staff, operations and activities of the designated
region and provides assistance to volunteers. Directs national conservation staff on conservation campaigns and other Sierra Club programs within the region.
Responsible for overseeing organizing support for Sierra Club positions on local, regional, and national issues and providing volunteer support services.
Scope: Manages all operations of the region. The Regional Field Director manages national staff and provides assistance to regional volunteer leaders and other organizations to design and implement environmental grassroots public policy, environmental justice, and corporate accountability campaigns within a region. Travels frequently to meet with volunteers, public officials, donors, and the media and represents the national Sierra Club in those forums. Assists volunteers and chapter staff with training and strategic campaign planning and implementation. Oversees regional campaigns, fundraising and grant programs and provides regional perspective on national campaigns.
1. Manages field regional operations including development of budget, monitoring expenses, administering Sierra Club Personnel Policy, overseeing physical plant and equipment contracting for outside services. Oversees and actively engages in regional and national fundraising.
2. Hires, fires, evaluates, trains and manages national conservation staff within the region, in consultation with the National Field Director and the Senior Regional Representative in the region.
3. Oversees public education campaigns in the region including the ecoregion campaigns, Building Environmental Communities Program, Environmental Voter Education Campaigns, and Environmental Justice campaigns.
4. Analyzes environmental issues on regional or national importance
and collaborates with other national staff and volunteer leaders in formulating and implementing campaign strategies.
5. Coordinates, motivates, trains and informs volunteer leaders and helps them organize effective grassroots campaigns on priority issues. Collaborates with and assists chapter staff in the region.
6. Represents Sierra Club position to Congress, government officials, the public, donors and the media, by preparing testimony, participating
in meetings, public speaking, lobbying and establishing and maintaining professional contacts.
7. Acts as liaison between regional volunteers and chapter staff and the national office.
8. Develops and prepares campaign issue information.
9. Serves as part of a fundraising team with major gifts staff and volunteers to raise money for programs in the region.
10. Oversees candidate accountability and electoral work within the region.
11. Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.
Knowledge and skill:
> -- 3 years supervisory experience and demonstrated ability to develop, train and support employees.
> -- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
> -- 3-5 years experience in the environmental movement or public interest advocacy including organizing campaigns, working with volunteers, creating public demand for a policy, holding the decision makers accountable, and taking delivery on campaign goals.
> -- Valid driver's license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required.
> -- Demonstrated skill in media relations and public speaking.
> -- Demonstrated knowledge and skill in office management, budget planning and management, fundraising.
> -- Ability to interact effectively with public, staff, volunteers and government officials.
> -- Ability to work effectively as a member of a team, to provide guidance and leadership to colleagues, excellent problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
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Tue Jun 07, 2005 12:55 pm
I guess when I see advertising for a job that hurts the financial income and the future of 80% of my family and friends, I get alittle urked. People like the Serria Club will only hurt the enviroment in the long run. Anyway, I am sorry, I hope I didnt effect anyone on this forum from taking this job. I removed my comment, but left the picture.
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