Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter
Do you want to make a difference in your community? Are you ready to make an impact? Become an AmeriCorps member in Reno today with the Toiyabe Chapter of the Sierra Club!
Join one of the largest, most effective environmental organizations as we engage people on climate change, public lands, wildlife, water, sprawl, and renewable energy.
The Sierra Club is a powerful nonpartisan environmental organization because we connect people who care with opportunities to make a difference in our communities. To explore, enjoy and protect the planet. To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out those objectives.
The Sierra Club’s Engagement Coordinator plays an important role by helping to educate Sierra Club members and the general public—online and in person—about important topics—energy use and climate change, nuclear waste and Yucca Mountain, and our region’s treasured public lands.
The Engagement Coordinator will build the Sierra Club’s capacity for public education and engagement by developing stories and fact sheets across a variety of media. The Engagement Coordinator will also spend time outside at public events, as a Sierra Club outings leaders, and building relationships with other organizations serving the community. Special opportunities available to serve some of the time in Lake Tahoe and Mammoth and Bishop, Calif.
Throughout, the Engagement Coordinator will have access to the training, support and resources of one of the nation’s largest and most powerful environmental organizations.
This position is a valuable opportunity to develop and apply your leadership
and community organizing skills to make a lasting difference in the lives of people throughout the region and for our shared natural resources.
Service Location: Reno, NV
Timeline for Service: September 2018 - August 2019
Provide up-to-date stories and information about public lands, renewable energy, and other topics of interest on the Toiyabe Chapter’s website, blog, social media, and email;
Connect Sierra Club members and interested members of the public with opportunities to become involved in their community;
Support Sierra Club’s digital mapping inventory of trails in the Reno-Sparks area (training provided);
Support Sierra Club’s efforts to inform the region’s disenfranchised communities and communities of color about topics of interest (e.g., how to qualify for renewable energy financing, the availability of outdoor recreation in the region, etc.);
Build Sierra Club’s volunteer-led outings programs in Reno (with opportunities to serve some time in Tahoe and Mammoth, too);
Help organize Sierra Club events—house parties, community forums, movie nights, etc.—to educate people about topics of interest (public lands, renewable energy, etc.);
Improve Sierra Club’s systems and protocols for document and photo storage.
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Experience or interest in digital communications software—web management, Customer Relationship Management databases, social media, photos, spreadsheets, mapping, podcasts, and videos;
Able to travel as needed. Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required;
Friendly, outgoing, and able to interact positively with community residents, volunteers, staff and the public; interest and experience in planning events;
Demonstrated interest in the environment or related public interest issues;
Ability to understand and summarize complex issues and effectively communicate them to community residents;
In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of $13,732, health benefits during their service, and will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,920. In addition, members receive monthly professional development training.
Please send cover letter and resume to Brian Beffort at Brian.Beffort@sierraclub.org.