FW: [lpsc-gwec] Chapter Job Listing: Building Climate-Friendly Communities Organizer [1 Attachment]
- From: julio.magalhaes@...
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 14:28:56 -0700
Subject: [lpsc-gwec] Chapter Job Listing: Building Climate-Friendly Communities Organizer [1 Attachment]
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Hello Chapter Global Warming
I have attached and enclosed
below a job announcement for a new position for an organizer of our Sierra Club
Loma Prieta Chapter’s Building Climate-Friendly Communities Campaign. This
position will allow our Cool Cities Campaign to expand and become part of a
broader effort funded by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to reduce vehicle
miles traveled in our area―the largest single contributor to global warming
emissions in our area.
Please forward to anyone you
think might be qualified and interested in applying for this position.
Julio Magalhaes, Ph.D.
Global Warming Program Coordinator
Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter
Palo Alto, CA
Phone: 650-390-8441 / Fax: 650-390-8497
The Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter
Grassroots Organizer for our Building Climate Friendly
Santa Clara , San Mateo and San Benito Counties
Loma Prieta Chapter
The Loma Prieta Chapter is a leader in responding to climate
change through our Global Warming Campaign, and brings the slogan “think
global, act local” to life in the Silicon Valley Region. Building on our highly
successful Cool Cities campaign, Building Climate Friendly Communities focuses
on reducing greenhouse gas emissions through smart land use planning. We are
part of a national effort to create vibrant neighborhoods and great communities
through transit-oriented-development (TOD). TOD’s are complete neighborhoods,
or have plans to become a complete neighborhood. Focused on the half-mile area
surrounding a transit station, TODs are integrated with shops and services as
well as a highly quality walking environment that allows for healthier and more
We are seeking an experienced community organizer to lead our
Building Climate Friendly Communities campaign to the next level. The organizer
will work closely with existing Cool City teams and Chapter conservation issue
committees, build new teams in priority cities, and coordinate with community
members and groups to create strong support for smart growth through transit
oriented development projects. As part of a regional coalition of organizations
focused on smart growth, housing, transit and open space policy the organizer
will ensure the Sierra Club’s significant contribution to developing
sustainable land use decision making at the local level.
The Sierra Club offers a friendly, fast-paced work environment
with highly motivated volunteers focused on making positive change in the
world. We plan for this to be a multi-year project, however at this time we
only have guaranteed funding for one year. Funding for additional years is a
top chapter priority.
To learn more about our global warming campaign visit http://lomaprietaglobalwarming.sierraclub.org/index.php
with volunteer leaders and other interest groups to identify, recruit, and
volunteers and volunteer leaders to help promote smart growth initiatives.
presentations to community, political, and governmental bodies regarding
Chapter conservation efforts.
press releases, newsletters, flyers, etc. to keep the Club membership and the
general public informed.
surveys, investigations, and research needed to achieve the objectives of our
on task forces, committees, etc. representing the Club's objective or mission.
closely with media representatives to ensure that the Club’s message is
accurately presented by the media.
degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science or a closely related field.
years experience in the environmental field that includes research and
organizing campaigns, press relations and public speaking.
written and oral communication skills.
ability and effectiveness working with volunteers
self-starter who will pay attention to the details
Salary is commensurate with experience. Compensation includes
health and dental insurance, plus generous vacation time.
send a resumè, cover letter
and three references to Mindy.Hill@...
3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303 ● 650.390.8411 Fax: 650.390.8497 ● www.lomaprieta.sierraclub.org
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