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Deputy Press Secretary

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Sierra Club
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Washington, DC
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Published 6 days ago

At the Sierra Club, we believe in the power of together. 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. 

The Deputy Press Secretary position is ideal for a creative media-relations expert who inspires collaboration, thinks like an organizer, improves tactics based on results, and is skillful at narrative strategy and storytelling from a relational approach. The ideal candidate has experience working with value-driven organizations, and a passion for dismantling white supremacist oppression, racism and colonialism in the fight for a more equitable planet.

The Deputy Press Secretary participates in the development, planning, and coordination of media work, demonstrating a deep understanding of the landscape of the racial justice and economic justice movements and how those movements intersect with environmentalism. They should have a solid grasp of Sierra Club’s work, a personal commitment to and knowledge of social justice, and a passion for advancing progressive social change.

The Deputy Press Secretary acts as a media strategist, identifying opportunities and working with campaign and coalition staff to implement communication strategies pertaining to the Energy campaign, specifically working on federal coal and clean energy issues. They will serve as a liaison between the Sierra Club and key media contacts, to develop relationships that advance the Sierra Club’s media coverage. 


The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience: 

  • Seven years of combined education and work experience in communications
  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to understanding how bias, racism, and other inequities show up in environmental advocacy and feels responsible for disrupting those patterns and inspiring others do the same.
  • Ability to interact cooperatively and effectively with staff, volunteers, and the public.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and work under pressure.
  • 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 position/role.


Compensation and Benefits

  • The salary range for this position is $65 ,500 - $85,000
  • 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 or Sierra Employee Alliance, depending on location.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This is a category 4 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.

Explore, enjoy and protect the planet. 


To Apply

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.

We are accepting applications through 08/15/2021 

At the Sierra Club, we believe in the power of together. 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…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 30, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 15, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$65,500 - $85,000

Benefits

  • 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 or Sierra Employee Alliance, depending on location.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This is a category 4 exempt, represented position.
  • 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 or…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

How to Apply

Apply here: https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=39&rid=1768

Apply here: https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=39&rid=1768

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