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Job Title: Chapter Coordinator
Department: Washington State Chapter
Location: Seattle, WA
Reports To: Washington State Chapter Director

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.

The Chapter Coordinator works closely with staff and volunteers to support the administration of the Washington State Chapter. They will support volunteers, answer member emails and calls, organize mailings, cultivate monthly donors, coordinate events, maintain the Chapter’s databases, and generally coordinate chapter activities.

Job activities include but are not limited to:

  • Committed to evolution: Continuously deepen and evolve your own understanding of systems of oppression through study, openness, and humility. Demonstrate uplifting and additive behaviors through Belonging, Dignity, Justice and Joy (BDJJ)

  • Volunteer Onboarding (40%):
  • Participates in onboarding potential volunteers. Organizes regular volunteer orientations and connects volunteers to teams based on their interest. Coordinates meetings, supports volunteers, and helps organize events and outings.
  • Supports volunteer teams as required.
  • Oversees office operations. Coordinate office volunteers, reception, mail systems, filing, purchasing and maintaining office supplies and equipment, maintaining materials inventory and ensuring office space is functional and usable for volunteers.

  • Fundraising (30%):
  • Supports the Chapter Director in fundraising activities; including direct mail and email appeals, donor cultivation and stewardship, growing our monthly giving program, supporting volunteers in their fundraising efforts. Handles deposits and maintains accurate bank account balances for the chapter.
  • Provide customer service and update member, volunteer, and donor information in Salesforce as necessary.

  • Communications (30%):
  • Manages Chapter data. Becomes familiar with the national Sierra Club membership database; trains volunteers to enter, update, and retrieve data and reviews data accuracy.
  • Maintains the Chapter Website & Outreach Initiatives. Collects and incorporates inputs from volunteer leaders to keep our website up to date and distribute Bimonthly Chapter Newsletter emails, in coordination with our Communications Associate.

The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience:

  • 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.
  • General office administration experience and established bookkeeping skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple important priorities and meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of effective, high touch contact for donor, volunteer and staff constituencies, and an unwavering customer service orientation.
  • Experience with building effective teams and supporting volunteer leaders.
  • Skill in using discretion, tact and diplomacy in dealing with confidential and sensitive matters.

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

  • Experience with Salesforce (or other volunteer management systems and/or databases) is a plus.
  • Passion for environment, climate, and social justice issues.
  • Demonstrated skills in event planning (virtual and in-person) preferred.
  • Experience developing new leaders, Experience supporting a volunteer board, or executive director.
Compensation and Benefits
The salary for this position is non-negotiable $68,000.

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 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.

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.
Application deadline is March 1st.