Title: Federal Advocacy Campaigns Director
Department: Government Affairs
Reports to: Vice President, Government Affairs
Positions Reporting to this Position: Congressional Champions Project Director
Location: Washington, DC
Union Position: No
Job Classification Level: M-II
Salary Range (depending on experience): $88,000-$140,400
LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.
For more than 50 years, LCV has grown into a potent political force for protecting our planet and everyone who inhabits it. We have built a powerful national movement with 30 state affiliates, and grassroots and community organizing programs across the country.
LCV is hiring a Federal Advocacy Campaigns Director who will be a critical member of our Government Affairs team, helping develop, align, and prioritize advocacy campaigns across our climate, conservation, healthy communities, and democracy programs to promote proactive legislative and executive policy agendas, grounded in racial justice and equity. This position will work closely with the key program leads to implement cohesive multi-issue advocacy campaigns, and manage the Congressional Champions team, who works to amplify, expand and deepen leadership of allies in Congress who are working to advance LCV’s priority issues. The ideal candidate is able to translate an idea into a campaign with policy demands, campaign targets and a theory of change and work collaboratively to implement successful campaign plans that are rooted in racial justice and equity.
- Coordinate with key policy and program staff to develop cohesive federal advocacy campaign plans to engage the administration, Congress, the public, members, and media on our policy priorities.
- Work across the organization to help harness the power of LCV’s national membership, field and organizing programs and state network to design campaigns to build support for climate, conservation, healthy communities, and democracy program goals and outcomes.
- Work collaboratively with the Conservation Voters Movement, our network of 30 state partners, and build partnerships with diverse organizations in the environmental, environmental justice and progressive movements to ensure that our campaigns are rooted in climate justice and build power for our organizations and the most impacted communities.
- Ensure federal advocacy campaigns advance LCV’s racial justice goals, including by helping to strengthen advocacy campaigns engaging communities of color and racial justice organizations early in the campaign development processes, and pursuing policies that address racial inequities.
- Manage the Congressional Champions team, fostering a collaborative team grounded in antiracist commitments and values.
- Help implement campaign goals including coordinating cross-department meetings and tracking progress of campaigns, including working closely with the Senior Director of Climate Strategy and our earned and social media teams, including helping draft materials as needed.
- Help project manage advocacy events including LCV’s annual Lobby Day and other in-person and virtual lobby visits, federal advocacy publications, and other efforts to maintain alignment with policy priorities and maximize opportunities.
- Help manage LCV’s continued work around making personnel recommendations for the Biden-Harris administration, including working with coalition partners.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Work Experience: Required – Minimum of 7 years of work experience in issue or political campaigns. Experienced with politics, coalitions and lobbying. Experience drafting and implementing campaign plans that reflect a commitment to racial justice and equity, elevate the voices and leadership of people of color and young people and develop authentic relationships with organizational partners. Must have demonstrated supervisory experience successfully managing high performing teams. Preferred – Experience working on Capitol Hill, in the executive branch, or at an advocacy or political organization.
- Skills: Must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills, including ability to write and implement comprehensive advocacy campaign plans, and be well-organized. Proven management skills and ability to foster professional development of staff. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple assignments with tight deadlines. Highly motivated, strategic, curious and collaborative. Sound political judgement. Proven track record successfully working across lines of race, ethnicity, language, class, gender and other identities and experiences. Ability to translate an idea into a campaign with policy demands, campaign targets and a theory of change and work collaboratively to implement successful campaign plans. Experience working across departments or teams within an organization. Commitment to measuring and tracking progress and outcomes.
- Cultural Competence: Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. A commitment to the complex understanding of racial justice and the urgency of confronting institutional racism and inequity within our political system. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture.
- Working Conditions: This job operates in a professional office environment, and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and audiovisual systems. This position is largely sedentary, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods. The person in this position frequently communicates with partners and elected representatives and must be able to exchange accurate information. This position is based in Washington, DC. Applicants need to be located in and legally authorized to work in the United States. Travel will be required for meetings with elected officials and their staff, and related events, as well as staff retreats and conferences as needed. Please note that most LCV staff are currently working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Federal Advocacy Campaigns Director” in the subject line by August 30, 2021. No phone calls please.
LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.