Chapter Finance and Operations Coordinator (Part-time)

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Job Title: Finance & Operations Coordinator (Part-time)
Chapter: Virginia Chapter
Location: Richmond, VA
Reports To: Chapter Director or Manager

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 both fuel inequity, we will continue to fight for a bold, transformational agenda that recognizes the interconnectedness between our planet, our humanity, and our democracy. We recognize that our destinies are tied, 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 comprises 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 Finance & Operations Coordinator performs various Finance & Operations duties to support the day to day operations of the Chapter and the Executive Committee. Duties may occur outside of traditional business hours.

The Finance & Operations Coordinator performs finance and operations and general office duties, performs regular bookkeeping and database management responsibilities, supports chapter activities and meetings, interacts with volunteers, and responds to routine inquiries from members, volunteers and the general public.

Job activities include but are not limited to:

  • Support Chapter finance records: General bookkeeping including processing of payables and receivables, records expenses and income. Process mailings to donors, potential donors and volunteers and maintain files and databases for contributors.
  • Support Chapter Operations: Provide clerical and administrative support to Chapter Director, Chapter Staff, Executive Committee and volunteer leaders.
  • Route calls and mail. Maintain office supplies, equipment and systems. Coordinate vendors or IT for maintenance. Assist with office management as needed to ensure the Richmond HQ office workplace is tidy and comfortable for staff and visitors.
  • Coordinate Member Outreach: Coordinate with newsletter editor, vendor for publishing, and compliance review. Maintain files and databases including the mailing lists, activist lists, membership, and volunteers. Respond to routine inquiries concerning membership, contacts, events, capacity and availability from the general public, members, and volunteers. Assist in the recruitment and organizing of volunteers. Refers interested members to appropriate committees and volunteer leaders. Respond to inquiries as appropriate by sending membership information, environmental issues, chapter schedules and events.
  • Assist with coordination of chapter meetings, preparation of agenda and materials. Assists with maintenance of Chapter calendar and general information about the organization available internally and to the public as needed.

The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience interacting with volunteers, in a kind, courteous and effective manner; preferably in person and remotely
  • Proficiency with computer programs including Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Workspace
  • General bookkeeping skills and knowledge of Quickbooks/NetSuite
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong finance, operations and organizational skills
  • 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 positions/roles.

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

  • Experience supporting volunteer leaders
  • Proficiency in Adobe, Canva

Compensation and Benefits

The salary for this position is $32,860. This is a part-time position at 20 hours per week.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit and is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between Sierra Club and Progressive Workers Union.

The Sierra Club offers a 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 non-exempt, represented position.

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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