The Wildlands & Wildlife Committee is at the heart of Sierra Club’s mission to Explore, Enjoy, and Protect. We advocate for responsible management and protection of our public lands and wild forests, and work to preserve and expand habitat that protects vulnerable wildlife. Not only does this help mitigate climate change, but it also preserves land that provides access to the wilderness experience. National Forests, Wilderness Areas, National Seashores and all our other precious Public Lands provide opportunities for us to escape the everyday routine, bond with family, teach kids about nature, and experience endless adventures. The Wildlands & Wildlife Committee is an open group that enables all community members an opportunity to engage in successful campaigns focused on protecting our forests, wildlife, and public lands. We hope you'll join us!Wildlands & Wildlife Committee Chair Description
The Wildlands & Wildlife Committee Chair is one of the primary volunteers responsible for implementing the Chapter’s public lands policy. While knowledge of public lands issues is helpful, the primary responsibility of the committee chair is to guide the team. The committee chair must be adept at facilitating team meetings, delegating work to team members, resolving disagreements, and keeping team members on task. The chair works with the committee, supported by the Conservation Committee, to determine and implement policy and stay focused on the Chapter’s strategic goals. The chair also works closely with the Wildlands & Wildlife staff lead. The position requires anywhere from 10 hours per month to 10 hour per week.
In addition to working on the committee's core issues...
- Maintains current Sierra Club membership
- Prepares agendas and facilitates committee meetings
- Delegate tasks to committee members as necessary.
- Manages relationships with partners
- Communicates with key stakeholders and public officials
- Attends public meetings to advocate chapter positions
- Recruits, responds to, and encourages volunteers
- Maintains communication with committee members, Conservation Committee, and ExCom liaison and staff lead on the Wildlands Committee.
- Is a resource for responding to questions and concerns from members or the larger public
- Works with staff to manage committee’s budget
- Works with staff to ensure committee participation in 2-3 outreach events throughout the year
- Develops and maintains historical data and procedures for future chairs and as required by the chapter and/or national staff.
- Before leaving office, trains and passes along all plans and pertinent materials to replacement.
Knowledge and Skill:
- Enthusiastic about Georgia’s public lands and wildlife
- Experience in managing people and project/program development.
- Ability to interact effectively and pleasantly with public, volunteers, staff, and other outside organizations
- Demonstrates strong organizational skills
- Strong written and oral communication skills and good public speaking skills.
- 2-3 years experience as a member in Sierra Club or other non-profit volunteer activities, a plus
- Proficiency in email and Word processing. Experience with Google Drive, a plus
- Program Management
- Google Apps
- Environmental Policy
- Group Facilitation
- CSR / Volunteer Coordination
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Orientation or Training
- 1 year time commitment
- Facilitate meeting every 3 months