Job Description

Senior Project Manager

LocationRemote / Flexible

Job Code171-2022

# of Openings1

Job Title: Senior Project Manager
Department: Programs – Training/Strategic Implementation Team
Location: Flexible/Remote
Reports To:
 Programs Department Training Director

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 volunteer leaders and 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 Program Department Training Director and Training Team/Strategic Implementation of staff and volunteers work as a unit and with partners to design and deliver training and learning opportunities for Sierra Club staff and volunteers that are tailored to achieve program or unit goals and to achieve alignment on the indicators identified in the Strategic Framework as well as Sierra Club’s Multi-year Equity Plan and Building Power to Win Project.

The Senior Project Manager is responsible to plan, budget, contract, organize and monitor training events, including promotion, registration, follow-up, event management and on-site logistics, as well as developing content to share across the organization to publicize training events and resources and tracking training events happening in other parts of the organization and produces a calendar of Sierra Club Program Capacities Training. The Senior Project Manager supports the Training Director in managing the training unit’s budget, developing and managing the annual training calendar, tracking unit activities, metrics, and developing an annual report. The Senior Project Manager works with Training Team members and Strategic Implementation Team members on a portfolio of department-wide, training team or partner-specific priority projects. The Senior Project Manager supports the Training Director with project management of Training Team priority projects.

Job activities include but are not limited to:

  1. Managing projects and training events in partnership with training team members and in consultation with Sierra Club’s Finance and Operations Department. Managing training budget and reconciliation of budget to actual expenses on a quarterly basis for events. Coordinating operational requirements required to deliver training program events, including volunteer travel approval and expense approval of program event expenditures. Managing contracts and payment of invoices with external program partners. Researching and identifying training locations, acting as a liaison with facilities. Oversight of materials production for training events and team planning. Maintenance and updates of the Training Department Resource Hub: Campfire page, Training calendar as well as content creation.
  2. Directly work with the Training Director on annual planning and reporting and budget management. Work with the Training Director to facilitate strategic planning, team project management and tracking of project outcomes. Support Training Director with scheduling.
  3. Work in partnership with Training Team colleagues and staff within the Digital Department on projects to build or support tools and systems like our online learning system, Campfire Learning, the Salesforce-based CORE Membership data system, and to build and use pre and post-training evaluations. Perform post-training assessment to measure progress made towards goals.

The successful candidates must have the following skills and experiences:

  • Equity Analysis and Practice: You are aware of your group identities and how they have shaped your life and experiences at work. You have an analysis of how racism and other forms of oppression in society impact relationships, systems and culture. You bring experience and skills for working effectively with colleagues across group identities and position/role.
  • Experience project managing training programs collaboratively across organization departments and/or external partnerships.
  • Experience working in operational capacity providing event and meeting logistical support and coordination
  • Excellent time management and project management skills; ability to work well in a fast-moving environment
  • Prior experience and demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.
  • Ability to travel – up to 20% a month.

The strongest candidates will also demonstrate the following experience, skills and competencies:

  • Organizational skills to maintain records and track pre and post-facilitation feedback.
  • Comfortable working remotely with Training Team or other project team members in a virtual team, including using Zoom, Hangout and other digital tools like Slack or Google spreadsheets to work together to reach project completion.
  • Proficiency in Spanish or other languages is not a requirement but would be considered an asset.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $75,000-$85,000 depending on location/region.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit and is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between Sierra Club and Progressive Workers Union or Sierra Employee Alliance, depending on location.

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 3 exempt, represented 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.

To Apply

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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