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Community Outreach Coordinator

St. Louis MO

Context: Works with National and Chapter staff and volunteers to recruit residents for local outreach activities, including collecting initiative petition signatures and efforts to create fair and representative democracy including fair redistricting, census, and voting rights

Scope: The Community Program Coordinator assists in education efforts of area residents regarding community environmental risks and solutions. Works closely with the appropriate chapter staff and Sierra Club leaders to mobilize members of the local community, recruit environmental supporters to participate in community outreach teams, and train community residents to become community outreach team leaders.


Job Activities:

Educates community team members about environmental community risks and solutions.

Mobilizes community members to become involved in education outreach in the local community regarding environmental community risks and solutions. The volunteer outreach focus will be collecting initiative petition signatures. The Community Outreach Coordinator will also collect signatures as well.

Assists the appropriate staff and volunteer leaders with planning and implementation of assigned programs, including coordinating phone banks, overseeing volunteer door-to-door outreach, handling lists and databases of campaign activists and supporters, and making arrangements for events and activities.

Provides program support as needed, including handling phone inquiries, administrative support such as submitting initiative petitions and mailings, and volunteer supervision.

Conducts community education on the benefits of redistricting reform to address partisan gerrymandering and Missouri voting laws and the rights of voters.

Recruits and develop skills of volunteer leaders to engage in signature collection and efforts to address gerrymandering and strengthening democracy in Missouri.

Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.


Knowledge & Skills:

Experience with at least one community organizing or mobilizing project.

Able to travel as needed. Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required.

Ability to interact positively with community residents, volunteers, staff and the public.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Demonstrated interest in the environment or related public interest issues.

Ability to clearly explain complex issues and effectively communicate them to community residents.

Proficient with Word processing and Spreadsheet applications.


The Sierra Club offers 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 7 non-exempt 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 does not sponsor H1B visas.

The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.


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Posted August 13, 2019

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