Chapter Director Job Description
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The Massachusetts Sierra Club Chapter office is located in downtown
Boston, three blocks from the State House. It is a branch of the
“National” Sierra Club, whose US headquarters is San Francisco, CA. Our
chapter is one of 63 branch offices.
The Sierra Club was founded in 1892 and is the largest and most
influential grassroots environmental organization in the country with
over 1 million members. The Sierra Club helped establish and expand
national parks like Yosemite and the Grand Canyon and has worked for
decades helping to pass major legislation like the Clean Water Act and
the Endangered Species Act. Here in Massachusetts, we have a 40-year
legacy of protecting the environment with successful legislative,
advocacy, and educational campaigns.
The Chapter Director helps provide direction and leadership toward
the achievement of the organization's philosophy, mission, strategy, and
its annual goals and objectives. He/she formulates and implements the
strategic and operational plans as well as programs adapted by our
national office. The Director reports to the Chapter Executive
Committee, which provides overall governance for the Chapter’s
- Develop, implement and manage the Chapter’s short and long term
strategic, programmatic and financial goals and objectives.
- Design, implement and support legislative activities that reflect
the Chapter’s goals and priorities. Lobby the State Legislature and
represent the Chapter to elected officials.
- Plan and implement fundraising programs and donor activities.
Develop and maintain relationships with major donors.
- Work with small-scale information systems to assist Chapter
- Maintain liaison with elected officials, government agencies,
environmental groups and other relevant organizations.
- Develop a public relations program and maintain contact with the
- Recruit, manage and motivate members and volunteers.
- Assist in planning and implementing core conservation efforts and
- Develop programs that promote clean energy, reduce green house
gases and mitigate climate change.
- Communicate with National to ensure that the Chapter is in
compliance with national guidelines.
- Experience - at least 2-3 years of experience in lobbying,
grassroots organizing, coalition building, fundraising, working with
volunteers or comparable experience.
- Leadership - will have shown the ability to lead, including oral
and written communication and public speaking.
- Finance and fundraising - will have a demonstrated ability to
fundraise and manage Chapter finances.
- Personality - the candidate must be open and communicative and
able to be comfortable in varying situations.
- Legislative - have knowledge of the State's legislative process is
- Implementation – have demonstrated ability and effectiveness to
achieve specific goals while working with volunteers.
- A master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Management, Environmental Studies, Sustainability, or
similar, is desirable.
- Base salary $62,500 to $75,000 plus benefits.
Click here to view Sierra Club employee benefits
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements,