Active - Program Coordinator, Philadelphia Climate Works
- Sierra Club
- Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Category: Nonprofit-Program Management Philanthropy-Administrative-Non-profit
- Posting Date: 06/02/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Job Title: Senior Program Coordinator, Philadelphia Climate Works
Chapter: Pennsylvania Chapter
Reports To: Energy Program Director
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Context: The Program Coordinator organizes and implements the Sierra Club’s Philadelphia Climate Works Program.
Scope: Under direction of the Clean Energy Program Director, the Program Coordinator implements the Sierra Club’s Philadelphia Climate Works Program to work in concert with a strong, diverse, and broad-based climate justice movement in Philadelphia to build a more just, equitable, and resilient city. The Philadelphia Climate Works Program Coordinator will help develop and advocate for a Climate Justice policy platform for the coalition that reflects the shared goals of environmental justice communities, labor advocates, and environmental allies. The Coordinator will also work to coordinate the coalition and build support for climate justice throughout the City.
- Develops and implements campaign strategies for conservation programs and projects in accordance with the Sierra Club’s Philadelphia Climate Works Program and policy. Those campaign strategies include:
- Community outreach and coalition-building;
- Development of a policy platform in conjunction with the coalition; and
- Administrative advocacy to build support for the policies outlined in the coalition platform.
- Recruits, coordinates, and facilitates grassroots involvement in Sierra Club’s Philadelphia Climate Works Program.
- Works with staff volunteer leaders and other interest groups to identify, recruit, and organize volunteers for the Philadelphia Climate Works Program.
- Plans, develops, and implements campaign strategies for Sierra Club’s Philadelphia Climate Works Program.
- Monitors, analyzes, and evaluates laws, initiatives, and new developments affecting the Philadelphia Climate Works Program.
- Makes presentations to community, political, and governmental bodies regarding the Campaign and writes press releases newsletters, flyers, etc. to keep the Club membership and the general public informed.
- Advocates the Sierra Club position on proposed policy involving Sierra Club’s Philadelphia Climate Works Program; informs and communicates with elected officials, business leaders, governmental agencies, and other non-profit organizations.
- Conducts surveys, investigations, and research needed to achieve objectives of Sierra Club’s Philadelphia Climate Works Program.
- Works on task forces, committees, etc. representing the Club's objective or mission.
- Works closely with media representatives to insure that the message of the Club is accurately represented by the media.
- Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills:
- 3 years’ experience in the climate justice, environmental justice, or social justice field
- Demonstrated impact working on and integrating racial, economic, and climate justice economic initiatives
- Experience and demonstrated success in building and leading coalitions consisting of diverse stakeholders working on shared projects
- Understanding of climate policy concepts and current trends, particularly as they intersect with housing issues and building decarbonization, and workforce transition
- Experience developing and leading non-electoral organizing campaigns, including power mapping and public engagement
- Experience with public, partner, and community engagement, including public speaking, drafting press releases, and facilitating public meetings
- Proficient computer skills.
This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit and is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between Sierra Club and Progressive Workers Union.
The Sierra Club offers a 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 5 exempt, represented position.
Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Sierra Club employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.
Sierra Club values the expertise and talents of foreign nationals. Sierra Club sponsors both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas when certain criteria are met, based on immigration laws and organizational needs. Such sponsorship is at the discretion of the Department Head and Sierra Club Human Resources in consultation with the employee’s manager. The Sierra Club cannot guarantee the approval of a visa petition.
The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.