Regional Campaigns Director

Title: Regional Campaigns Director

Positions Available: 2

Department: Campaigns

Status: Exempt

Reports to: National Campaigns Director

Positions Reporting to this Position: None

Location: Flexible

Union Position: Yes

Job Classification Level: E

Salary Range (depending on experience): $79,000-$96,000

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.

Our over two million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. We are unmatched in our ability to ensure meaningful action on our key issues. We aim to bring people and communities together across racial, geographic, political, religious, economic and other differences toward collective goals instead of dividing us from one another.

LCV is hiring two Regional Campaigns Directors to support our issue advocacy and electoral campaigns. Each Regional Campaigns Director will manage programs for approximately 16 states in coordination with state LCV partners and national allies in consultation with the National Campaigns Director. The ideal candidate will be able to implement federal program strategy and collaborate with state LCV partners on state or local priorities, while centering racial justice and equity, with the goal of building a stronger Conservation Voter Movement (CVM) that includes federal, state and local wins.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute plans for Independent Expenditure campaigns, issue campaigns including clean energy and climate change, federal and state level accountability projects, and ballot initiative engagement, collaborating as appropriate with program staff on the Government Affairs and Community & Civic Engagement teams as well as state LCV partners to ensure our collective programs are strategically aligned, planned and executed.
  • Work with 16 state affiliates to develop cutting edge, focused and winning campaign plans at the state level.
  • Manage budgets for accountability programs as well as federal and state-level electoral work.
  • Work with departmental staff to achieve annual racial justice and equity goals, including, but not limited to, expanding and deepening our partnerships with organizations, vendors and coalitions led by people of color and elevating justice and equity in all of our work.
  • Ensure timely and accurate compliance and reporting of all LCV electoral activities in collaboration with Legal and Finance departments.
  • Support the electoral grants program awarded to state LCV affiliates.
  • Oversee the development and approval of select federal campaign materials, including television and radio ads, direct mail, and phone scripts, ensuring that materials are culturally competent and center racial justice and equity.
  • Work closely with state LCV affiliates to identify key races and partnership opportunities, develop campaign plans and draft materials.
  • Work with the Clean Energy For All (CEFA) team, dedicated to advancing clean energy policies at the state level, to evaluate and support state legislative policy campaigns.
  • Identify opportunities to amplify electoral and policy campaigns from our LCV affiliates and support their efforts to build political power.
  • Review and author memos for internal and external audiences. Develop and maintain tracking documents to catalogue LCV’s investments.
  • Support efforts to add non-federal candidates to GiveGreen.
  • Support Campaigns and Development department staff in fundraising for electoral and other programs to LCV Victory Fund and other entities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Work Experience: Required – At least five-seven years of issue and/or electoral campaign experience, particularly with message development, campaign plans, paid media and voter contact. Experience drafting political plans, including explicit and culturally competent engagement of people of color and young voters. Experience developing plans with consultants and external partners.
    • Preferred – Experience managing budgets. Experience working with a national organization who has state affiliates or chapters. Experience working with state and/or local level campaigns and/or organizations. Experience working with multiple coalition partners.
  • Skills: Proven ability to support strategic and creative issue and/or electoral campaigns. Able to execute voter persuasion, engagement and contact plans in collaboration with campaigns team. Sound political judgement. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Highly collaborative. Excellent listener. Instinctually inclined to engage others while also being able to successfully drive a project to timely conclusion. Passionate about protecting the environment and communities impacted by climate change and environmental injustice. Ability to connect electoral strategy to non-electoral campaign work. Values team building. Works well in a fast-paced environment and able to multitask without sacrificing quality of work. Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Proven track record of successfully working across lines of race, ethnicity, language, class, gender and other identities and experiences.
  • 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 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 largely sedentary, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods. The location of this position is flexible. Please note that all LCV staff are currently working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Regional Campaigns Director” in the subject line by May 4, 2021. No phone calls please.

LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.