Chapter Field Director, North Carolina Chapter

Job Code:264-13CHP
# of Openings:1


Title: Chapter Field Director, North Carolina Chapter

Reports to: State Director

Supervises: Chapter Organizers

Context: Has primary responsibility to design, build and manage a Chapter organizing program. The Field Director will develop and implement a plan to build a grassroots organizing program in North Carolina. This individual will plan and manage all NC Chapter staff organizing work in support of Chapter conservation and organizational goals. The Field Director will establish organizing objectives; coach and develop organizers to build effective volunteer leadership and strong community allies, and be part of a team charged with winning conservation campaign victories.

Scope: The Field Director will assess Chapter organizing staffing needs and make recommendations to State Director. As the program develops, the Field Director will be  responsible for setting and achieving all organizing objectives and for the effectiveness of the Chapter’s organizing activities. The Field Director will ensure that programmatic commitments and objectives are met, and also that financial, operational and legal compliance standards are met. In addition, the Field Director will have his or her own portfolio of organizing work, proportionate to other responsibilities.

Job Activities:

  1. Assesses Chapter organizing staffing needs and make short and long-term    recommendations to State Director.
  2. Supervises, directs, develops and provides general and technical guidance to staff which includes assigning work and establishing standards and work priorities; meeting individual goals; resolving business and technical issues; guiding and coaching staff for individual professional development; establishing performance objectives and expectations and providing ongoing performance feedback, preparing and conducting formal performance planning and evaluation; effectively recommending salary, hiring and promotion decisions. Takes appropriate disciplinary action when needed.
  3. Guides and coaches organizing team members to develop strategic organizing plan.
  4. Provides leadership and direction in the development of key partnerships within each campaign.
  5. Ensures that local volunteer efforts and capacity are effectively engaged. Provides guidance and support to volunteer leaders and chapter staff in building the strength and influence of the Club within the state or locality.
  6. Supports the Communications Director in the development and execution of media and public outreach communications and strategies to enhance the Chapter’s visibility and recognition.
  7. Supports the State Director in the development of effective relationships with donors and foundations within or with an interest in the assigned campaigns. Facilitates the development of organizing objectives and strategies as part of grant projects and proposals.
  8. Assists the Chapter Political Program in developing organizing and implementing strategies to reach political program objectives. Assures compliance with election laws and regulations.
  9. Works with the Chapter lobbyist to build the Volunteer Lobby Corps program.
  10. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills:

-- 3 years experience leading community organizing campaigns, plus relevant BA/BS degree or commensurate education and experience.

-- Prior experience and/or demonstrated ability in developing, training and coaching employees.

-- Working knowledge of budget management, restricted and grant funding.

-- In depth knowledge of the craft of grassroots organizing and the political system.

-- Demonstrated effectiveness in using the media; excellent oral, written and social media communication skills.

-- Prior experience in the development of grant proposals and individual donor relationships.

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


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 4 exempt position.

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

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