Sierra Club is hiring - Conservation Program Coordinator
- Dear friends,
I'm pleased to announce that the Loma Prieta Chapter is hiring a part-time
Conservation Program Coordinator. We're hoping for a diverse pool of
qualified applicants so please forward this to your networks and friends.
Online Position Description - APPLY
*Job Title: *Conservation Program Coordinator - Building Climate-Friendly
*Location: *Loma Prieta Chapter (Palo Alto, CA)
*Hours:* 20 hours/week
*Reports To: *Conservation Program Manager
*Context: *The Conservation Program Coordinator organizes and implements a
major conservation program, campaign, or initiative such as land use
management, Clean Energy, Building Climate-Friendly Communities etc.
*Scope: *Under direction of the Program Manager, implements the Chapter�s
approved conservation program objectives.
*Campaign:* 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. Leveraging the
success of our �Cool Cities� teams and Sustainable Land Use Committee,
Building Climate-Friendly Communities (BCFC) focuses on reducing greenhouse
gas emissions through smart land use planning. We are part of a national
effort to create livable, complete neighborhoods within � mile area
surrounding transit stations that are integrated with shops and services
and have a quality pedestrian environment that allows for healthier and
more active lifestyles. Our strategy is to build up active community
support with our Cool Cities Teams and provide technical assistance on
local land use issues with the help of our Sustainable Land Use Committee.
1. Working with Conservation Program Manager, helps recruit volunteers and
develops and implements BCFC campaign strategies.
2. Makes presentations to community, political, and governmental bodies to
build awareness and support of BCFC campaign.
3. Supports 14 existing Cool Cities Teams by recruiting volunteers,
attending monthly meetings, and providing technical support on campaign
4. Supports the chapter's Sustainable Land Use Committee, by recruiting
volunteers and organizing SLU monthly meetings.
5. Facilitates and organizes regional events to support the Chapter.
6. Writes press releases to keep the Club membership and the general public
informed of environmental issues.
7. Works closely with media representatives and builds relationships with
the media to provide coverage and support of environmental issues.
8. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned for the Chapter.
9. Potential to expand into other campaign work if funding for the position
is secured in 2013.
*Knowledge & Skills:*
-- BA/BS degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science, or a closely
-- 1-2 years experience in the environmental field that includes
researching environmental issues and organizing campaigns, press relations,
and public speaking.
-- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
-- Strong computer skills including proficiency with E-mail applications,
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and proficiency with using the internet to
-- Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.
-- Organized and detail-oriented, able to take the initiative in resolving
problems or issues and complete tasks in a timely manner to achieve
The Sierra Club offers 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
*Sierra Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse
*Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.*
Conservation Program Manager
Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter
3921 E. Bayshore Road Suite 204
Palo Alto, CA 94303
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