Community and Civic Engagement Associate
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.
One of the largest and fastest growing areas of work for LCV and its sister organization LCV Education Fund is using civic engagement and grassroots community organizing to fight for climate justice, pollution-free communities and an inclusive, accessible and participatory democracy. Through programs like Chispa, a grassroots organizing program operating in six states (Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada and New Mexico), we are building a powerful new environmental leadership base within communities of color through the Clean Buses for Healthy Niños campaign, as well as our civic engagement program that registered nearly 400,000 voters – mostly people of color and young people – last election cycle and won ballot measures that made voting easier and more accessible for our growing electorate in communities across the country.
The Community and Civic Engagement (CCE) Associate will assist with the tracking of the department budgets and provide administrative support, including preparation of materials, presentations and reports. This role will directly support the Senior Vice President for Community and Civic Engagement and provide general support to the CCE department. The Associate should be a high-performer with a strong attention to detail who shares our commitment to the power of everyday people to affect profound change in their communities and our nation.
Budget & Administrative Support
- Track Community & Civic Engagement (CCE) Department spending for LCV and LCV Education Fund. Work with state directors to ensure timely and accurate budget monitoring.
- Provide general administrative support to CCE Department, process department check requests, maintain list serves and schedule department meetings.
- Assist SVP for CCE with scheduling and other administrative matters.
- Record and distribute meeting notes, materials and minutes for key Board Committees and other meetings with outside organizations.
- Coordinate logistics for meetings and events including booking meeting rooms, transportation, meals, audio-visual needs, etc.
- Archive all department-wide materials and documents.
Research & Organizing Reports
- Assist the SVP for CCE, Vice President of Civic Engagement and Chispa National Director in preparing program reports and fundraising proposals and reports as well as monitoring foundation proposal and report deadlines.
- Organize all CCE Department written materials for Board, donor and ally meetings and pitches.
- Draft meeting materials for the Board of Directors and outside organization meetings.
- Assist with issue and policy research as needed.
- Contribute to LCV’s commitment to integrating racial justice and equity into the work we do and who we do it with and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture.
- Actively participate in staff task forces and working groups to help improve and inform the organization’s practices and policies, as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Work Experience: At least two years experience in administrative, community organizing, civic engagement, advocacy or related work. Experience in tracking budgets and managing multiple projects and tasks is preferred.
- Skills: Excellent writer and researcher. Excellent with Excel, PowerPoint or other presentation software. Well-organized, thorough & detail-oriented, able to manage multiple tasks at once with various departments to achieve shared goals.
- Cultural Competencies: Shares our 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. Interested in expanding analysis and knowledge about the role that racial inequity plays in our society. Interested in environmental and climate justice issues, building grassroots power through community organizing, and ensuring that we have an accessible and participatory democracy that reflects all of our nation’s people.
- Conditions: Willing to work long hours in a fast-paced environment to get the job done. This position is based in Tucson, Arizona. Occasional travel to Washington, DC and other cities will be required.
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to with “CCE Associate” in the subject line by March 20, 2019. No phone calls please.