Government Affairs Representative, Healthy Communities

Title: Government Affairs Representative, Healthy Communities

Department: Government Affairs

Status: Exempt

Reports to: Deputy Legislative Director

Positions Reporting to this Position: None

Location: Washington, DC

Travel Requirements: Up to 25%

Union Position: Yes

Job Classification Level: C

Salary Range (depending on experience): $63,819-$77,646

General Description:

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 best in class grassroots and community organizing programs across the country.

LCV is seeking a Government Affairs Representative, Healthy Communities to help lead our advocacy work on federal climate and healthy communities issues, including policy related to environmental health, such as clean air and water, legacy pollution clean up and energy generation. This position will also assist with LCV’s work with the Equitable and Just National Climate Forum. This person will be a dynamic addition to our team to help promote our proactive legislative and executive branch agendas, grounded in racial justice and equity. The ideal candidate is committed to advancing racial justice in LCV priority issue areas of climate change and building healthier communities and collaborative in their approach to advancing policy goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Deputy Legislative Director to implement LCV’s work on federal environmental health/healthy communities policies, including our proactive legislative and executive branch agendas.
  • Ensure that all of our federal policy work is advancing racial justice and equity, including through partnerships and coalitions and engagement with leaders of color in the environmental justice movement, Congress, and executive administration.
  • Collaborate with LCV’s Government Affairs team, and cross-departmentally with key staff from the Community and Civic Engagement and Communications teams, outside coalitions, and state league partners, as appropriate, to advance policy goals.
  • In partnership with Deputy Legislative Director, serve as advocate and strategist for climate change and healthy communities policy positions, centered in racial justice, with members of Congress, their staff, and administration officials.
  • Research, track and analyze environmental legislation and executive branch actions in issues portfolio.
  • Assist with grant proposals, reports, and tracking for healthy communities portfolio.
  • Participate in relevant coalitions, including the Equitable & Just National Climate Platform.
  • Assist with partnerships across the Conservation Voter Movement, a network of over 30 state leagues, on various projects and provide timely updates on federal legislation.
  • Assist with LCV’s electoral work, including work with candidates, PAC investments, and endorsements.
  • Assist the department in the production of LCV’s nationally-recognized National Environmental Scorecard.
  • Travel up to 25% for inter-city travel to Congress, federal agency offices, offices of partner groups, staff retreats, and conferences, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Work Experience: Required – Minimum of 3 years relevant experience working in climate change, environmental health, or other environmental policy issues or adjacent efforts, which could include working in a legislative office, in the executive branch, or at an advocacy, policy or political organization.
  • Skills: Required – Policy analysis and research; coalition-building; excellent written and oral communication skills. Organized and attentive to detail; commitment to teamwork and community; ability to handle multiple tasks, effectively prioritize and thrive in a fast-paced setting. Strong interpersonal and communications skills with an ability to develop relationships with individuals representing a rich mix of race, gender, talent, experience, and background. Demonstrated ability to apply a racial justice lens to policy analysis.
  • 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. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Understands how environmental issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems. Interest in electoral politics and some understanding of how the electoral landscape affects policy advocacy.
  • 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 a mix of sedentary work as well as inter-city travel. The person in this position frequently communicates with partners and elected representatives and must be able to exchange accurate information. Applicants need to be located in and legally authorized to work in the United States. LCV requires all employees working from our offices or participating in in-person meetings or events to be fully up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Government Affairs Representative, Healthy Communities” in the subject line by August 28, 2022. No phone calls please.

LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected status. LCV is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact hr@lcv.org.