Community Organizer, Ready for 100 Campaign - Missouri Chapter (Limited Duration
Community Organizer, Ready for 100 Campaign - Missouri Chapter (Limited Duration
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Community Organizer, Ready for 100 Campaign - Missouri Chapter (Limited Duration) Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 8732788
Location: Springfield, Missouri Date Posted: 6/12/2019
Wage: Negotiable Category: Fundraising
Job Code: 231-18CHP

Job Description:
Job Title: Community Organizer

Campaign: Ready for 100 Campaign

Reports To: Chapter Director, Missouri Chapter

Location: Springfield, MO

Context: Builds public support to accomplish the goals of the Ready for 100 campaign, which is aimed at getting the City of Springfield to commit to a fair and just plan to transition to 100% clean energy. Recruits and trains volunteer leaders, develops relationships with the community, other organizations, and officials that can influence change. Increases the number of volunteer supporters that turnout for events and participate in achieving the campaign objectives.

Scope: The Organizer is responsible for recruiting, engaging, and motivating volunteers and large numbers of new people to take repeated action that furthers Sierra Club's Ready for 100 campaign and conservation. Identifies and develops volunteers to take on the role of team leaders and build grassroots power and networks. Identifies and builds alliances with other organizations which can influence decision-makers. Regularly works outside of the office and without direct supervision to communicate with officials, the media and the public. Travels to relevant communities and locations to implement campaign plans.

Job Activities:

  • Works with national campaign staff, the Missouri Chapter and the White River Group to devise and recommend recruitment and organizing plan and strategy for the Ready for 100 program in Springfield.
  • Identifies recruits and organizes volunteers both in Sierra Club and other partnering groups around Ready for 100 and conservation programs. Seeks opportunities to advance the Sierra Club's diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives through new partnerships and engagement strategies where appropriate.
  • Engages people and develops volunteer leadership in both social and environmental advocacy activities that will create strong environmental communities and build power at the community level long-term.
  • Develops and implements a variety of engagement strategies including on-line and face-to-face to develop networks to support Sierra Club goals.
  • Maintains and develops new partnerships with affinity groups who share many common goals and values.
  • Works with appropriate regional staff and volunteer entities to plan and implement visibility, media and community outreach events to generate public support with decision makers and in the media.
  • Identifies and is responsible for developing strong relationships with key people of influence including community leaders and public officials to influence positive campaign or program outcomes.
  • Identifies and develops volunteers who will take work as part of a team and take on the role of team leaders to build our grassroots power and network. Helps those leaders succeed by training and coaching them on how to strategize, organize, inspire and motivate.
  • Coordinates and measures success of activities with manager and campaign or program leads to ensure progress towards the campaign's mission and goals.
  • Performs administrative and clerical duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.

  • Knowledge & Skills:

    • 1 year experience working with volunteers in the environmental movement, political campaigns, or other, similar organizations to plan and implement grassroots campaigns.
    • Basic knowledge of current social and environmental issues affecting Springfield.
    • Has current contacts or has the ability to develop contacts with environmental coalition partners in same key media market, or comparable background.
    • Excellent writing and editing skills. Demonstrated skill in writing and producing newsletters.
    • Excellent verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to clearly articulate ideas and easily strike up conversation with diverse groups of people.
    • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to work effectively in action-oriented office.
    • Ability to work independently, cooperatively and effectively with public, staff and volunteers. Strong ability to network, build trust, and build working relationships.
    • Able to travel as needed.
    • Proficient computer skills including social networking sites, word processing, and database software.

    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 non-exempt position.

    Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) organization. Sierra Club does not sponsor H1B visas.

    The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

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    *If you are applying for more than one position with us, please attach your job-specific cover letters in the 'Attachments' section.

    Job Criteria:
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    Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
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