Title: State Policy and Advocacy Manager
Department: Government Affairs
Reports to: Senior Director, State Policy and Advocacy
Positions Reporting to this Position: None
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 2 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.
In 2018, LCV and our more than 30 state affiliates, together, the Conservation Voter Movement (CVM), launched the Clean Energy for All (CEFA) campaign to move the U.S. to 100% clean energy. Through CEFA, the Conservation Voter Movement has successfully translated growing grassroots energy into a movement that demands our leaders respond with the urgency and vision necessary to solve climate change including winning commitments to 100% clean energy from nearly 600 successful state and local candidates. We have mobilized hundreds of thousands of people to translate those commitments into clean energy progress in 22 states—13 of which enacted significant statewide clean energy priorities. The success of these local campaigns has redefined what is possible when discussing solutions to climate change and forced state and local officials to provide leadership demonstrating our collective power to solve the climate crisis.
We are looking for a State Policy and Advocacy Manager who will play a key role strengthening collaboration across the Conservation Voter Movement, identifying and broadly sharing lessons learned and helping develop, implement and design advocacy campaigns that result in local policy victories. The ideal candidate will have experience working collaboratively with state-based coalitions and organizations, know what it takes to translate policy details into compelling issue campaign demands and have familiarity with digital and communications tools to amplify our collective impact.
- Lead LCV’s Clean Energy for All cohort of 30 state policy campaign managers, working collaboratively with state LCV partners to identify campaign priorities and share lessons across LCV’s network.
- Facilitate regional collaboration among state LCVs around policy campaigns; help design and lead CEFA convenings.
- Amplify state and local campaign progress, working closely with the LCV digital team to develop online campaigns and tools that increase online engagement around state and local clean energy campaigns, and the LCV Communications team to develop and implement communications plans that tell the stories of everyday people and local political champions.
- Lead CEFA storytelling work to use tools to highlight local clean energy leaders from communities of color and those impacted by fossil fuel transition.
- Lead production of internal and external CEFA content including reports, videos, website content, etc.
- Identify and collaboratively develop and distribute tools to use across state campaigns including campaign tools, communication and messaging materials and model legislation or policies.
- Work with the Senior Director, State Policy and Advocacy, key staff in other departments and state affiliates to develop cross-departmental strategic plans related to advancing racially just and equitable clean energy policies across the Conservation Voter Movement.
- Analyze and prepare reports on campaign and program progress for state affiliates and LCV leadership.
- Ensure the accuracy of LCV’s public materials working with the Membership and Online Engagement, Communications, Chispa and Field teams to advance our policy priorities through messaging amplification and grassroots organizing.
- Research, track and analyze state climate and clean energy policies.
- Work Experience: 3-5 years of experience in issue advocacy and organizing campaigns with direct experience working in politics, coalitions or lobbying at the state or local level. Demonstrated experience in state or local advocacy campaigns. Experience collaboratively facilitating coalitions and organizing meetings. Project management experience. Experience using social media tools, such as Facebook and Twitter, preferred.
- Skills: Ability to synthesize policy goals into campaign demands and public messaging. Familiarity with how communications strategies advance programmatic and advocacy goals. Ability to consistently integrate a deep understanding of key racial justice and equity concepts into projects and interactions by addressing structural implications and disproportionate impacts of policies, activities, and decisions on race, class and other group identities. Strong interpersonal and communications skills with an ability to develop relationships with individuals representing a rich mix of race, gender, talent, experience, and background.
- Cultural Competence: Shares LCV’s commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Commitment to environmental protection and mission of LCV.
- Conditions: Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% of the time. 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 email@example.com with “State Policy” in the subject line by May 25, 2020. No phone calls please.
LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.