Sierra Club Careers

Come work for the Sierra Club

Come work for the Sierra Club

Employees of the Sierra Club live our motto of exploring, enjoying, and protecting the planet. The work is meaningful and the people are great. Whether you work in our Oakland, CA, headquarters or are based in one of our nationwide field, chapter or legislative offices, your contributions will help us to achieve our mission. 

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Sierra Club Values

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 has over 800 staff members across the country and a network of 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, the Progressive Workers Union and Sierra Employee Alliance. Our staff are changemakers whose work is rooted in our core values of anti-racism, balance, collaboration, justice and transformation. Achieving our mission is only possible by building just relationships with each other. 

The Sierra Club is evolving its hiring practices to be better aligned with our principles of belonging, dignity, justice and joy. We are looking to hire people who share those values, and who reflect the communities in which we live and work.  The Sierra Club values applicants who are people that identify as Black, Indigenous, and other minoritized groups; women; queer, transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender fluid people.

Compensation and Benefits

Sierra Club offers a competitive compensation plan, as well as a comprehensive benefits package. Our employees enjoy benefits, including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision: We pay 100% of health and welfare benefits premiums for the employee and a percentage of dependent coverage
  • 401(k) retirement benefits with a match and employer contribution
  • Generous time off through vacation, sick leave, holidays, and extended winter break office closure
  • Flexible leave policies, including 12 weeks of paid parental leave, to support work-life balance
  • Life insurance and Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounts on outings and gift items, as well as an optional free Sierra Club annual membership
  • Sabbatical Leave Program for employees with five or more years of service

Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer and employment at Sierra Club is based upon qualifications and competency.

Find out more about our organization, our strategic vision, and our core values.

Please note: The Sierra Club only accepts resumes submitted for positions that are currently open. Unsolicited resumes, or resumes for posted positions that are not submitted via the on-line application process (where available), will not be reviewed or retained.