National Director of Policy, Advocacy and Legal

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 will oversee the Sierra Club’s policy, lobbying and legal teams. The role will have a seat on the Program Department Leadership Team, which sets the direction for the 300+ staff department in pursuit of our bold 2030 goals. The successful candidate will be an exemplary manager and have the skills and experience to lead a team of more than 80 staff including policy experts, federal and state lobbyists, our political team, national campaigners and a legal program of more than 40 attorneys. The National Director will lead their team to help achieve the Sierra Club’s goals by weaving together the formidable legal, lobbying, and political power of one of the nation's most important progressive civic organizations and combining that with our campaigning and grassroots power capacity to defend our planet and our democracy.


The National Director will need to foster cooperation and collaboration by leading their team to build effective relationships with peers in the Program Department, other National Departments, with associated volunteer leaders and with our more than 60 local Chapters. The National Director will also ensure their team is oriented to support movement partners who represent those most impacted by the urgent challenges of climate, pollution and exclusion. Our ideal candidate has a strategic vision for leveraging the Sierra Club’s political, policy, lobbying and legal assets to achieve our ambitious climate, lands and outdoors policy goals. 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 using the Sierra Club Career Portal.

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