Western MD Conservation Program Coordinator

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The Maryland Sierra Club

College Park, MD

Experience Type:
Position Available: Year Round
Hourly Rate or Pay Range: The position will pay commensurate with experience. The position offers an aggressive benefits package.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017

The Conservation Program Coordinator organizes and implements a major conservation program, campaign or initiatives such as land use management, air/water quality, wilderness management, transportation planning, wetlands, urban planning, etc.

The primary focus of the position in the near future will be on gas extraction and hydraulic fracturing, water quality, and public health.

Under direction of the Chapter Director or the assigned volunteer leader, implements the Chapter’s approved conservation programmatic objectives.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

BA/BS degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science or a closely related field.
1-2 years experience in the environmental field that includes research and organizing campaigns, press relations and public speaking.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proficient computer skills
Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.


Develops and implements campaign strategies for conservation programs and projects in accordance with the chapter policy.
Recruits, coordinates and facilitates grassroots involvement in conservation programs.
Works with staff volunteer leaders and other interest groups to identify, recruit and organize volunteers for conservation campaigns.
Plans, develops and implements campaign strategies for conservation programs.
Monitors, analyzes, and evaluates laws, initiatives and new developments affecting a specific conservation issue at the community, state and national levels.
Makes presentations to community, political, and governmental bodies regarding chapter conservation efforts. Writes press releases newsletters, flyers, etc. to keep the Club membership and the general public informed.
Advocates the Sierra Club position on proposed legislation involving conservation programs; informs and communicates with elected officials, business leaders, governmental agencies, and other nonprofit organizations.
Conducts surveys, investigations, and research needed to achieve objectives of conservation program.
Works on task forces, committees, etc. representing the Club’s objective or mission.
Works closely with media representatives to insure that the message of the Club is accurately represented by the media.
Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Organization Details

The Maryland Sierra Club 7338 Baltimore Ave, Suite 102 College Park, MD 20740 United States Website

How to Apply

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so apply as soon as possible. We will follow up to schedule an interview.

Send the following materials as attachments to [email protected]

a resume
cover letter
3 references
a writing sample

Include your name in each document title

Please do not call or email the main office contacts

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017

Contact: Human Resources jobs@mdsierra.org