National Director of Grassroots Power Building

Sierra Club

About the organization

The Sierra Club is the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. We amplify the power of our 3.5+ million members and supporters to defend everyone’s right to a healthy world.


This is a new, senior position that is designed to manage the teams in the Program Department who serve as experts on grassroots power building goals, strategies and tactics necessary to deliver on our organizational vision and strategic goals, manage volunteers, win campaigns and build long term power. The role will have a seat on the Program Department Leadership Team, which sets the direction for the 300+ staff department. The successful candidate will be an exemplary manager, have a demonstrated understanding and experience of centering equity and justice in their work and have the skills and experience to lead a team of close to 150 staff and senior volunteers, including Organizing, Training, National Outings, Outdoor Activities, Sierra Student Coalition, Office of Chapter Support, Movement Partnerships, Grassroots Network and our Constituency Data team. This position will manage Directors of the program areas whose primary responsibility is developing the leadership within our 3.8 million members and supporters while expanding our base of support across the movement, strengthening strategic partnerships, and fundraising to accomplish our power building work in the climate movement at the scale necessary.


We are seeking a collaborative leader, someone who supports and empowers other leaders in the Grassroots Power Building Program area to align and deliver on a shared vision. We are seeking someone who can represent the organization externally as a public spokesperson, in the progressive movement, and in venues with decision makers. As a member of the Program Department Leadership team, the Director of Grassroots Power will be able to lead their team(s) to build effective relationships with colleagues across the Program Department and Sierra Club, and will work to strengthen our infrastructure of more than 60 State based Chapters and their sub-entities. The successful candidate will do all of the above in a way that embodies the Sierra Club’s values and centers equity, inclusion, and justice.

Application instructions

Please apply via the Sierra Club career portal.

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