Local Politics, Environmental Protection, Grassroots Action


Come Join our Team! Interested in learning how to make a positive environmental impact in your community? Come learn expert strategies on environmental advocacy and issue engagement.

Join our community of change makers and leaders who have helped pushed regional environmental policy for over 25 years!


Sonoma County Conservation Action’s mission is to better our quality of life in Sonoma County for all generations, through educating and directly engaging the public on local environmental issues and policies. SCCA’s staff has knocked on tens of thousands of doors for the past 25 years, proactively advocating a) for the protection of air and water and open space resources, b) for a much greater emphasis on pedestrian, bike, bus and train transportation; and, c) for the election of environmentally responsible elected official to implement environmentally progressive policies.



One of SCCA’s driving goals is to create and maintain environmental majorities on the local City Councils and Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. This is done through our extensive candidate endorsement process, and the follow through of our canvassers, who door-knock, handshake, and identify progressive voters months before every election. Conservation Action then acts as a watchdog that holds local elected officials accountable by publishing a annual political report card, which grades these officials on their environment voting records and on how well they are listening to their constituents.

Immediate Opening: Executive Director

February 22, 2018


Sonoma County Conservation Action is looking for a committed environmentalist and resourceful leader to serve as Executive Director (ED) for the County’s largest and most politically active environmental organization. Our ED builds and manages staff, partners with our Board, and connects with our members and communities to protect the environment in Sonoma County. The ED is a salaried, full-time employee, working out of our office in the JC neighborhood of Santa Rosa.


This key position calls for someone with a combination of passion, focus, charisma, diplomacy, political savvy and financial acumen – with the flexibility to flow from fundraising to report-writing to team-building to public-speaking, sometimes all in the same day. Applicants do not need an advanced degree to excel in this role, just the basic experience, skills and knowledge detailed in the job description.


We strive to connect with the entire County, so preference will be given to applicants with fluency in both English and Spanish.


Compensation is based on qualifications, comprising a salary of $50-70k and benefits including health insurance and vacation. Apply by 3/16/2018 to ensure consideration.



SCCA Executive Director Job Description


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and encourage qualified individuals of all backgrounds, educational focuses, and previous experiences apply.


Please email scca@conservationaction.org with subject line “ED Job Application”. Kindly include your cover letter, resume and three or more references by 3/16/2018.


Field Organizers/Canvasser

Reports to:                             Canvass Director

Salary Grade/Level:              $12-$14.40 per hour plus commission

Schedule:                               2:45-9:15 PM, Full or Part Time Available (3-day minimum). Daytime hours available for campaign season later in the spring! Experience preferred. Training provided for successful applicants.

Start Date:                           Positions will open in this spring!

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POSITION SUMMARY: The training and skills you will receive/develop as a canvasser are very transferable to other occupations including: fundraising, marketing, sales, political organizing, community organizing, campaign skill building, clear communication, team building, networking, relationship building and other environmental advocacy work.



  • Passion
  • Energy
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Time management
  • Dedication to environmental causes
  • Works well with others

Skills developed through our training program

  • Clear communication and messaging
  • Community organizing
  • Issue campaign strategies
  • Local environmental issue competency
  • Advocacy tactics

This position provides the opportunity to grow within our organization. Successful canvassers can be come field trainers, field managers, and potentially move into a staff position. This role is an invaluable gateway into the non-profit and public service sectors. This is also a great opportunity for exposure to local and statewide environmental issues; and of course to Conservation Action’s extensive network of community leaders.


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