Red Hill Communications Specialist (Temporary)

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Sierra Club

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Honolulu, HI, United States

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30+ days ago

Job Title: Red Hill Communications Specialist (Temporary)
Department: Hawaiʻi Chapter
Location: Remote office, Honolulu, HI
Reports to: Wayne Tanaka, Chapter Director

Start date: As soon as possible
End date: 6 months from hire date
Hours: 18.75 hours/week


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 Communications Specialist works closely with the Strategic Communications Manager and the Red Hill Organizer to coordinate and execute the communications plan for the Red Hill Campaign. The Communications Specialist will be mainly responsible for social media planning and engagement. This is a part time, temporary position.


Job activities include but are not limited to:

  • Working closely with Red Hill Organizer(s) and Strategic Communications Manager to craft appropriate media messages
  • Creating and implementing a social media strategy
  • Content creation and storytelling around Red Hill, to strengthen outreach and grassroots organizing
  • Utilizing and strengthening Sierra Club's suite of communications materials
  • Drafting and editing copy materials
  • Participating in internal and external meetings
  • Engaging with and gains proficiency using Sierra Club's suite of digital tools
  • Performing miscellaneous duties as assigned that are relevant to the associate's interests and development

The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience with strategic storytelling and content creation
  • Familiarity with the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility and current efforts to defuel and decommission the facility
  • Knowledge of Hawai'i's history and military use of lands including associated environmental and cultural impacts
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Experience using social media and graphic design tools, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Canva
  • Ability to work cooperatively and interact effectively with staff, volunteers, the public and others outside the organization
  • 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.

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

  • Experience in providing media support for large-scale campaigns
  • Experience coordinating with groups and networks between Hawaiʻi and across the continental United States

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation will be on an hourly basis of $30 per hour for an anticipated 18.75 hours/week.

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.


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