Field Coordinator (Temporary)

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Sierra Club

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Denver, CO, United States

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11 days ago

Job Title: Temporary Field Coordinator (Temporary)
Department: Colorado Chapter
Location: Position based in Denver, Colorado with some local travel required. Applicants must be available for regular in-person work within Colorado.
Reports to: Director of State Lobbying and Advocacy
Duration: 4-6 mos


Context: At the Sierra Club, we believe in the power of togetherness. Together, we remain committed to the fight for a healthy climate built on a foundation of environmental, racial, economic, and gender justice – a future where all people benefit from a healthy, thriving planet and a direct connection to nature. As the climate crisis and deeply entrenched systemic racism all fuel inequity, we will continue to fight for a bold, transformational agenda that recognizes the interconnectedness between our planet, our humanity, and our democracy. By recognizing that our destinies are tied, we continue to name that all things are fundamentally connected, and the overlap between ecology, race, gender, and representative government will move to either advance our collective humanity or to oppress it.

Sierra Club is comprised of staff across the country and a network of local chapters that support our grassroots engagement. We are also proud to be a unionized employer, with two labor unions representing more than half of our employees.


Scope: The Temporary Field Coordinator works with Chapter staff and volunteers to support our 2022 grassroots campaign to elect environmental champions and advance climate action. They will be responsible for mobilizing volunteers for community outreach - encouraging voting and educating communities on voting processes and local environmental issues. Provides support and training to volunteers, assists with canvassing and phone bank logistics, and provides backend support for grassroots power building field activities.


Job activities include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitates training and skill building for new volunteers, such as canvassing, phone banking, and text banking
  • Supports and staffs the Chapter’s political committee
  • Coordinates Sierra Club volunteers to mobilize community members to vote
  • Leads canvass days, canvasses in-person, and holds conversations with community members about voting plans and supporting our endorsed candidates
  • Supports the setup of phone banks and text banks as directed

The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated experience training, mobilizing, and working with volunteers, especially related to community outreach strategies outlined above
  • Equity Analysis and Practice. You are aware of your group identities and how they have shaped your life and experiences at work. You have an analysis of how racism and other forms of oppression in society impact relationships, systems and culture. You bring experience and skills for working effectively with colleagues across group identities and position/role
  • Knowledge or interest in politics and environmental issues
  • Able to take direction on projects and work independently
  • Proficient computer skills including social networking sites, database software, peer-to-peer texting platforms, and virtual predictive dialers
  • Able to travel as needed. Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required.

The strongest candidates will also demonstrate the following experience, skills and competencies:

  • 1 year of experience working with volunteers in the environmental movement, political campaigns, or other, similar organizations to plan and implement grassroots campaigns.
  • Has experience working on political campaigns
  • Excellent writing and editing skills

Compensation and Benefits

The salary for this position is $20 per hour.

This is a category 99 non-exempt, non-represented, temporary position.

Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Sierra Club employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

Sierra Club values the expertise and talents of foreign nationals. Sierra Club sponsors both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas when certain criteria are met, based on immigration laws and organizational needs. Such sponsorship is at the discretion of the Department Head and Sierra Club Human Resources in consultation with the employee’s manager. The Sierra Club cannot guarantee the approval of a visa petition. The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.


To Apply

This position does not have an undergraduate education requirement. If you choose to include your education history, please remove your schools from your resume. You may leave your degree (e.g., “B.A. Philosophy”), but please remove any undergraduate and graduate school names.

This anonymous process is aimed at opening this opportunity to more candidates, reviewing applicants on performance assessments, and mitigating bias in the decision-making process.

Lastly, we are intentionally not asking for a cover letter, so please do not send one in with your application.

We are accepting applications until August 15.

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