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Job Title: Conservation Program Coordinator – Building Climate-Friendly Communities Campaign

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 ¼ 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.

Job Activities:

  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 issues.

  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 related field.

— 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 conduct research.

— 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 campaign objectives.

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 exempt position.

Sierra Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.

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