Chapter Director Job Description
Massachusetts Chapter Reports To: Chapter Chair or Designated
Context: The Chapter Director implements policies and programs
adopted by the Chapter Executive Committee. Manages the staff budget and
operations of more than one of the following operational areas:
conservation and legislative program, fundraising, volunteer development
and member services, budgeting and financial management, and media
Scope: Carries out the policies, priorities and objectives of
the Executive Committee for the assigned areas of chapter programs and
operations. Responsible for managing staff and financial resources for
the assigned areas.
- Assists the Executive Committee, and Chapter Committees to develop
the Chapter's short and long term strategic, programmatic and
financial goals and objectives.
- Designs and implements effective legislative programs and
initiatives that reflect the chapters goals and priorities, and
lobbies and represents the Chapter to elected officials, when this is
an assigned program area.
- Plans and implements an effective public relations program,
develops contacts with the media to establish and maintain positive
relations to maximize the chapter's credibility and position of
issues, when this is an assigned program area.
- Designs and develops information systems to monitor the
effectiveness of programs, as well as the status of the budget.
Responsible for reporting outcomes to the chapter supervisors.
- Recruits and motivates volunteers and enables their role in the
effectiveness of the chapter.
- Assists the Chapter Conservation Chair in the planning and
implementation of the core conservation efforts and programs, when
this is an assigned program area.
- Attends and facilitates meetings, task forces, and events. Builds
strong relationships with elected officials, governmental agencies and
other groups, etc. Represents the Chapter when appropriate.
- Coordinates efforts with the national headquarters staff and
ensures that the chapter strategies are in compliance with national
- Manages staff in assigned operational or program areas. Writes and
conducts performance appraisals and takes personnel actions as
appropriate. Ensures Chapter is in compliance with Sierra Club’s
employment policies and practices.
- Reviews staff time report and ensures the reporting of this
information on iVanatage is accurate and timely in accordance with
Sierra Club policies.
- Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills:
- B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science or a
closely related field.
- At least 3 years’ experience in grassroots organizing, training,
and motivating volunteers, coalition building and lobbying.
- Strong demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated public speaking ability.
- Excellent knowledge and background in specific issue areas of the
environmental field related to assigned programs and campaigns.
- Prior experience and knowledge of the legislative process.
- Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.
To apply, send resume and cover letter to