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.
In 2014, LCV launched Chispa (“chispa” translates to “spark” in English), a program that relies on community organizing to build the voice and power of Latino families to influence the environmental policies and decisions that affect their lives. Through our programs in five states, our members have taken leadership in the fights to keep rooftop solar affordable and accessible and convert dirty diesel school buses to clean electric fleets, developed Latinx and other people of color policymakers as champions on environmental issues, demonstrated to Spanish-language media that the environment is a priority issue for Latinx families, and built strong relationships with social justice and environmental groups alike.
LCV is hiring for a Chispa National Campaign Manager, a new position in the Chispa program, who will ensure that our issue campaigns and the teams who run them in their communities have the research, tools, and relationships needed to win meaningful policy change. We are looking for someone who combines the curiosity and attention to detail of a researcher, is a strategic thinker who is constantly scheming new opportunities and angles for communities to persuade policymakers, and believes in the power and necessity of everyday families to lead the movement for climate justice.
- Work with national and state teams to develop, write, implement, and evaluate issue organizing campaigns that build a strong base of active volunteers and leaders, resulting in local policy victories and formation of strong, creative partnerships.
- Collaborate with the Government Affairs team and other departments to support and push federal advocacy efforts that reflect local/state campaigns and vice versa rooted in the voices of communities of color.
- Work with National Chispa Director to develop and oversee the campaign budget.
- Oversee the execution of Chispa’s Clean Buses for Healthy Niños campaign including supporting state-level work, overseeing federal strategy, ensuring cross-departmental collaboration to advance campaign goals, and tracking campaign progress to date.
- Seek out and identify issue-based opportunities and make recommendations for Chispa engagement at the state and national levels on policy.
- Work closely with the Chispa Digital Campaigns Manager and Chispa Communications Director to develop issue-based campaign materials and tools.
- Work with Chispa Organizing Director to ensure that organizing is centered in campaign development. Collaborate on addressing campaign specific training needs to Chispa staff and volunteers.
- Develop strong and transformational relationships with partner organizations, coalitions, and other stakeholders to help advance shared goals around electric school buses and other issues as needed including supporting the management of the Electric School Bus coalition.
- Ensure that the stories, voices, and vision of our grassroots base, particularly communities of color and young people, are central to the campaign’s theory of change, process, and outcomes and are seen as agents of change at the local and federal levels.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Work Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in issue, labor, and/or community organizing campaigns with Latinx communities, low-income families, and/or people of color. Familiarity with digital and communications strategies and tactics as well as research experience and how they amplify and strengthen community organizing and issue campaigns.
- Skills: Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write and implement, monitor, and evaluate program and campaign plans. Ability to represent Chispa to a variety of audiences and through a variety of mediums. Fluency in Office Suite. Familiarity with project management. Experience and commitment to measuring and tracking progress and outcomes. Work well in a fast-paced environment and able to multi-task without sacrificing the quality of work. Reliable, consistent, detail-oriented, and self-motivated. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred but not required. Familiarity with the IRS rules regarding 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and PACs preferred but not required.
- Cultural Competence: Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about differences, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. A complex understanding of racial justice and the urgency of confronting institutional racism and inequity. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Proven track record of successfully working across lines of race, immigration status, ethnicity, language, class, gender, and other identities and experiences.
- Conditions: Ability and willingness to travel once or twice a month (currently paused due to COVID-19). 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 a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Chispa Campaigns Manager” in the subject line by December 9, 2020. No phone calls, please.