Position Title: Senior Campaign Representative
Organization: Sierra Club
Location: Preferred location is Bozeman, MT; other locations in MT, ID, WY considered.
At the Sierra Club, they believe in the power of togetherness. Together, they remain committed to the fight for a healthy climate built on a foundation of environmental, racial, economic, and gender justice – a future where all people benefit from a healthy, thriving planet and a direct connection to nature. As the climate crisis and deeply entrenched systemic racism all fuel inequity, they will continue to fight for a bold, transformational agenda that recognizes the interconnectedness between the planet, humanity, and democracy. By recognizing that all destinies are tied, they continue to name that all things are fundamentally connected, and the overlap between ecology, race, gender, and representative government will move to either advance collective humanity or to oppress it.
Sierra Club is comprised of staff across the country and a network of local chapters that support their grassroots engagement. They are also proud to be a unionized employer, with two labor unions representing more than half of their employees.
The Lands, Water, Wildlife Campaign envisions a world where all people have access to nature, clean air and clean water, where humans respect their interconnectedness to the living environment and treat each other, the earth and all species with humility, care and respect. In this world, an active, powerful grassroots movement thrives, holding decision-makers accountable to consistently protecting communities, biodiversity and the environment. This movement values and respects Indigenous rights, including Indigenous perspectives regarding the fundamental rights of nature, knowledge and sovereignty and believes that social justice is environmental justice. Working hand in hand with Indigenous and front-line communities, they have helped secure lasting protections for public lands, waters and wildlife and promote the rights of nature. They have helped address the climate and biodiversity crises by keeping fossil fuels in the ground and by better managing forests, deserts and soils to naturally absorb more carbon. They have helped protect at least 30 percent of lands and waters by the year 2030, salvaging enough habitat to forestall the extinction crisis and helping to combat the climate crisis. Through their work, they will help reconnect people to the power of nature for healing and empowerment, and ensure that these benefits are accessible to all– particularly those who have historically been excluded from the conservation movement. Their communities benefit from time outside and better connections to nature and to their neighbors, fostering healthier individuals and a healthier and more just society overall.
Position Overview: The Senior Campaign Representative (Greater Yellowstone/Northern Rockies) is responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of the Lands, Water, Wildlife campaign in the Greater Yellowstone-Northern Rockies Region. This role helps their team ensure healthy vibrant wildlife populations and habitat, connect local and state conservation efforts to build a powerful national campaign focused on protecting 30% of lands and waters by 2030, and ensure all people have equitable access to the outdoors. Under the direction of the Wildlife Campaign Manager, the Senior Campaign Representative develops campaign strategies, priorities and benchmarks, and provides senior-level policy expertise on wildlife and public lands management issues. This role implements such strategies by working with Chapters and volunteers, and coordinating across Sierra Club capacity units such as Organizing, Legal, Federal Policy, Communications, Outdoor Activities, and Digital Strategies. This position provides leadership, promotes participation, and reports on campaign effectiveness to assigned National staff. The Senior Campaign Representative represents the Sierra Club to government officials, the media, business and community leaders, allies and other organizations, and the public. This work is focused on building a diverse movement of people throughout the United States to advance wildlife and habitat conservation, long-term protection of special places, and outdoor access for all and to build deep partnerships with grassroots, Indigenous allies, and frontline partner organizations.
- Applies Equity, Inclusion and Justice and anti-oppression values to all initiative activities. This includes ensuring that all staff and lead volunteers in the campaign are supporting Sierra Club’s Multi-Year Equity Plan, including operationalizing the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing throughout campaign activities. Ensures team members are working to actively pivot away from white supremacist culture and behavior and towards racial equity at the individual and interpersonal levels. Ensures that external campaign outcomes demonstrate a commitment to justice and equity.
- Acts as the lead staff member responsible for coordination, planning and implementation of the national campaign for lands, water, and wildlife conservation in the Greater Yellowstone-Northern Rockies region. Working with the Wildlife Campaign Manager, develops a strategic campaign plan, goals, and objectives in collaboration with Chapter staff and leaders. Facilitates close coordination with Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program, Chapters, Communications Department, Organizing Department, Digital Strategies, Political Team, and volunteer leadership.
- Develops and advances national and regional campaign strategies and narratives to:
- achieve the goal of protecting 30% of our lands and waters by 2030,
- advance recovery of imperiled and keystone species in the region,
- block harmful threats to keystone wildlife species and important wildlife habitat and public lands, such as
- logging, mining, fossil fuel extraction and other inappropriate development,
- build campaign connections between lands, water, and wildlife conservation,
- primary focus is on regional issues with opportunity to assist in national wildlife campaign work.
- Develops and fosters just and equitable partnerships with Indigenous-led organizations at the front lines of the fight to defend public lands and wildlife. Serves as primary organizational liaison with these organizations and leaders in the Greater Yellowstone-Northern Rockies regions.
- Develops and advances Sierra Club policy positions related to land, water and wildlife conservation.
- Ensures the Sierra Club is regarded as a significant leader by the media, key decision makers and donors.
- Ensures that such policies are accurately advanced by volunteers and organizing, lobbying and legal staff in various decision making fora.
- Demonstrates highly-developed written and oral communication skills, with a focus on communicating effectively across different groups of stakeholders, internally and externally as well as comfort with public speaking and media presentation ability. Represents the Sierra Club Lands, Water, Wildlife Campaign to the public where strategic, including within traditional and social media, through presentations, etc.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively within the broader conservation community and with diverse coalition partners including environmental justice, climate, labor, and community-based organizations.
- Identifies new grasstops and organizational partners to advance lands, water, and wildlife conservation.
- Coordinates closely with the Advancement Department to achieve associated campaign fundraising targets, including donor cultivation, proposal writing and internal updates.
- Writes, edits, and reviews educational and advocacy materials.
- Handles miscellaneous projects and duties as assigned.
- Equity Analysis and Practice.You are aware of your group identities and how they have shaped your life and experiences at work. You have an analysis of how racism and other forms of oppression in society impact relationships, systems and culture. You bring experience and skills for working effectively with colleagues across group identities and position/role.
- Project Management/Results Orientation. Ability to manage multiple projects, develop and communicate clear and strategic campaign and project work expectations across the campaign team, matrix-managed staff, partners and volunteers; develop and implement systems and processes to ensure effective planning, communication and reporting.
- Critical Thinker/Thought Leader. Provide thought leadership, regularly generating ideas that will advance the vision and goals of the campaign; ability to navigate an ever changing landscape and effectively problem-solve while keeping the big picture in mind.
- Initiative. Proactively creates and pursues opportunities to advance campaign goals.
- Interpersonal Skills. High emotional intelligence and resilience, ability to engage in courageous conversations, ability to tend to impact; ability to engage, inspire, activate and maintain strong transformational partnerships around shared values, purpose, and goals.
Salary/Pay: $64,500 – $73,295 based on region/location
Application Deadline: May 12
How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.