Coastal Conservation Program Coordinator, North Carolina Chapter

City:Wilmington or Morehead City
Job Code:234-15CHP
# of Openings:1


Job Title: Coastal Conservation Program Coordinator

Chapter: North Carolina Chapter              

Context: The Coastal Conservation Program Coordinator organizes and implements one or more major conservation programs, campaigns or initiatives such as offshore energy exploration, wetlands, air /water quality, etc.

Scope: Under direction of the Chapter Director or the assigned volunteer leader, implements the Chapter’s approved conservation programmatic objectives. The Coastal Conservation Program Coordinator works to design and implement campaign strategies for the North Carolina coast. Creates educational and promotional materials and content for a range of different audiences. Works with Sierra Club chapters on regional campaigns on offshore energy exploration and other issues. Represents the Sierra Club to partner organizations, the media, policy makers, and other organizations on the coast. Travels extensively on the coast.   

Job Activities:

  1. Develops, coordinates and implements campaign strategies for conservation programs and projects in accordance with the chapter policy as they impact the coast
  2. Develops educational and campaign materials and training as needed to coalition partners and volunteer leaders on issues relating to coastal policy and the environment. This may include writing and/or editing action alerts, fact sheets, toolkits, letters to policy makers, newsletter articles, blogs, webinars and other outreach and media documents as needed.
  3. Supports, motivates and encourages grassroots conservation campaign activities by providing guidance and information to activists in Club structure, volunteer development and organization.
  4. Seeks outs and develops contacts in organizations, media, and legislative bodies to further program objectives.
  5. Works closely with the Chapter’s organizing team to plan, coordinate and implement grassroots and grasstops organizing strategies.  
  6. Mobilizes grassroots activists to take online action on issues related to conservation issues affecting the coast.
  7. Makes presentations to community, political, and governmental bodies regarding chapter conservation efforts.  Works with Chapter Communications staff to produce press releases and other communications to keep the Club membership and the general public informed.  
  8. Represents the Chapter to partner organizations, the media, policy makers, and other organizations.
  9. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.


Knowledge & Skills:

  • BA/BS degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science or a closely related field.
  • Knowledge of coastal environmental issues and challenges
  • 1-2 years of experience in the environmental field that includes research and organizing campaigns, press relations and public speaking.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient internet and social media skills
  • Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.

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 exempt position.

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

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