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The Sierra Club, a leading national environmental organization, seeks a Senior Campaign Representative, Southwest for our Beyond Coal
Context:Plans, directs and manages all aspects, including goal setting and planning of activities related to the Coal Free Southwest component of the Western Coal Campaign.  Develops and determines strategies and priorities.

Scope: The Senior Campaign Representative has overall program management responsibility, and provides experienced leadership and strategic planning, for Coal Free Southwest component of the Western Coal Campaign.  Assigns priorities and timetables, plans and develops strategies, evaluates campaign/program effectiveness. Represents the Sierra Club to government officials, renewable and coal industry executives and other business leaders, the media and other organizations.  

Program supervision responsibility includes developing/managing campaign activities,
developing fundraising proposals, and raising funds. Acts as a senior advisor to staff colleagues and volunteers.

Job Activities:

1. Directs components of the Coal Free Southwest Campaign, such as promotion of renewable energy and efficiency and efforts to retire old coal plants.   Works with national staff and volunteers to develop the program/campaign plan, oversee implementation of the plan, and coordinate fundraising efforts.

2. Directs media outreach activities related to the
campaign/program, including developing media outreach plans, serving as Sierra Club spokesperson to national media outlets, and promotes volunteer media exposure.

3.   Directs the development and preparation of campaign issues information including the writing, editing and distribution of fact sheets, newsletters, and educational materials which includes writing, editing and reviewing of articles for conservation-related publications.

4.   Provides analysis and support of campaign budget and quarterly Forecasts. 

5. Works to develop and insure that volunteers assume meaningful roles in the program/campaign.

6.   Plans and develops projects for grant funding, handles personal contacts, solicitation and on-going relationships with specific foundations involved with the projects.

7. In cooperation with the major gift fundraising staff,
participates in major donor personal solicitation and cultivation, and foundation solicitation and relations.

8. Represents the Sierra Club to the general public.

9.   Supports and provides senior level professional expertise to staff and volunteers.

10.  Provides conservation training and motivation to volunteers.

11.  Networks and builds relationships with key players in regional power generation, regional decision makers, and executives in the renewables and efficiency industries.  

12.  Introduces creative ideas and approaches for consideration.

13.  Handles miscellaneous projects and duties as assigned.

Seasonal Activities:

Heavier seasonal workloads may occur as a result of project deadlines, staff absences and vacancies, and during peak activity periods.  Frequent weekend and/or evening work required.
Position Type:Full Time
Position Reports To:Deputy Director of Operations – Beyond Coal Campaign
Reference Code:Senior Campaign Representative
Other Benefits:Competitive salary - great benefits.
Location:Southwest, preferably Los Angeles
Travel Required:0% of the time (approximate)
Starts On:Jun 30, 2010

Job Requirements

--   B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science, or a closely related field.

--   3-5 years experience as a senior representative, or in a comparable position in another organization which includes substantial experience planning and managing a national level legislative campaign, including strategy, organizing, lobbying , media, fundraising, program/employee management, budget planning and management, and work with senior level political and business leaders.

--   Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required.

--   Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills.  Demonstrated public speaking and media presentation ability.

--   Substantial experience, demonstrated skill and ability, in national media relations.  Includes effective television and radio presence, knowledge of media technologies including video, radio and print production processes.

--   Substantial experience and demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.
Education Required:B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science, or a closely related field.

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