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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 activities.

Job Activities:

  • 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 administration.
  • Maintain liaison with elected officials, government agencies, environmental groups and other relevant organizations.
  • Develop a public relations program and maintain contact with the media.
  • Recruit, manage and motivate members and volunteers.
  • Assist in planning and implementing core conservation efforts and programs.
  • 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 preferable.
  • 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.

Salary Range:

  • 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, to   

See Also

Sierra Club Careers (national)


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