Context: 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.
Scope: The ideal candidate has experience working with values-driven organizations, and a passion for dismantling white supremacy, racism and colonialism in the fight for a more equitable planet. The Deputy Chief of Communications, National Media must be a media relations expert who understands the unique opportunities and challenges of the 21st century media landscape, while serving as a key external engagement adviser to the Chief of Communications. They will help deliver innovative media and external communications strategies that build and protect Sierra Club’s brand and reputation, position the organization as an ally in the fight for environmental justice, ensure consistent messaging, and promote Sierra Club leaders as thought leaders on a range of issues. The Deputy Chief of Communications, National Media must also anticipate and proactively offer solutions to reputational management issues, including developing real-time assessments on when and how to respond to an emerging issue or crisis.
Job Activities include but are not limited to:
The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience:
This position does not have an undergraduate education requirement.
Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for this position is $140,000 - $170,000 based on a region 1 work location of Washington, DC.
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 2 exempt non-represented, supervisory, managerial 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 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.
This position does not have an undergraduate education requirement. If you choose to include your education history, please remove your schools from your resume. You may leave your degree (e.g., “B.A. Philosophy”), but please remove any undergraduate and graduate school names.
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.
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