Title: Legislative Representative (Climate Change and Clean Energy)
Reports to: Legislative Director
Positions Reporting to this Position: None
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, in collaboration with our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.
LCV’s work to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social and environmental justice. Communities of color are disproportionately impacted by climate change and pollution. For this reason, racial justice and equity are inextricably linked to protecting our environment. Within the organization, we are actively building a workplace culture that demonstrates how we value equity and inclusion through more intentional and inclusive practices. We are committed to building an organization that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.
LCV is hiring a Legislative Representative to help lead our advocacy work around clean energy and climate change policy. We are seeking a dynamic addition to our team to help promote our proactive legislative agenda and defend against executive branch attacks on core environmental protections and attempts to reverse progress on climate change, clean energy and other issues.
- Work closely with the Legislative Director and the VP of Government Affairs to craft and implement LCV’s work on federal climate and energy policy, including our proactive legislative agenda and leading the fight against attacks on our nation’s clean cars standards and other recent climate progress.
- Ensure that all of our climate policy work is advancing racial justice and equity, including through partnerships and coalitions and engagement with leaders of color in Congress.
- Collaborate with LCV’s Policy and Lobbying team, outside coalitions, and our state league partners to block, weaken or delay Congressional or executive branch attacks on our nation’s bedrock environmental laws and recent progress.
- Directly lobby members of Congress and their staff, and possibly administration officials.
- Research, track and analyze environmental legislation and executive branch actions.
- Assist in the production of LCV’s nationally-recognized National Environmental Scorecard.
- Ensure the accuracy of LCV’s public materials, work with the Membership and Online Engagement, Communications, Field, and Chispa teams to advance our policy priorities.
- Partner with 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 the Congressional Candidate Questionnaire.
- Collaborate with the Development department and other staff to craft materials that will help raise resources for our climate and clean energy work.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Work Experience: Must have at least 3-5 years of work experience, with one year experience working on Capitol Hill, in the executive branch, or at an advocacy or political organization.
- Skills: Policy analysis and research, federal government relations, coalition-building, excellent written and oral communication skills, including delivering public presentations. Organized and attentive to details; 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. Experience using social media tools, such as Facebook and Twitter, preferred.
- 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: Able to work long hours to get the job done. This position is based in Washington, D.C.
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to with “Legislative Representative” in the subject line no later than February 22, 2019. No phone calls please.