Director of Climate Policy and Justice

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General DescriptionMaryland League of Conservation Voters (Maryland LCV) and Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (Maryland LCVEF) are hiring a Director of Climate Policy and Justice. This position will help develop and direct a newly established Climate Change program within Maryland LCV/EF. The program is integral to meeting the organization’s strategic plan focused on climate change and environmental justice. The Director of Climate Policy and Justice will shape the organization’s climate policy efforts, aimed at reducing both the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and the harmful impacts of climate change statewide, with a focus on communities that are overburdened by a history of environmental injustice. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of climate policy, experience working in state government or as a state policy advocate, and will have participated in an advocacy coalition that has identified equity as a central policy concern. The Director will report directly to the Executive Director and will work in close collaboration with the organization’s deputy director, political director and other members of the staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Executive Director and staff to create an effective and bold  climate policy and climate justice program; \
  • Serve as the organization’s lead policy expert, spokesperson, and legislative advocate on climate change and climate justice;
  • Design and advance Maryland LCV’s long-term legislative and policy agenda that reduces the impact of climate change on Marylanders and communities disproportionately impacted by emissions, including:
    • Advance legislative proposals and regulatory policies that will reduce the impacts of climate change, including those that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote renewable energy sources and advance promising new technologies;
    • Work with and lobby members of the Maryland General Assembly and the Administration, serve on committees and workgroups, write and present testimony, comment letters, etc.;
    • Ensure that policies are equitable, bringing social and economic opportunities to communities that have not had access in the past.
  • Oversee and manage education efforts to meet organizational climate change goals, including:
    • Organize climate policy forums for legislators, policy makers, and candidates;
    • Develop position statements and white papers, op-eds, candidate questionnaires, and other related briefing materials;
    • Work with staff and partners to develop campaigns to support climate policy proposals including communications, grassroots organizing and political strategy;
  • Represent Maryland LCV on state-level technical workgroups, commissions and coalitions; serve as Maryland LCV’s primary contact on climate issues with National LCV climate program staff.
  • Manage a Climate Change Fellow to assist with research, track and analyze climate and equity data and policies in Maryland and throughout the country;
  • Assist in fundraising efforts to support the climate change program by sharing information, developing proposal and report content, and participating in donor meetings;
  • Work closely with Maryland LCV’s grassroots organizing efforts in environmental justice communities.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience in climate change advocacy and/or policy development.
  • Demonstrated experience in state or local advocacy campaigns and working in the legislature.
  • Experience collaboratively facilitating coalitions.
  • Ability to synthesize policy goals into campaign demands and public messaging.
  • Excellent writing skills, including ability to translate legislative language and policy research into accessible public materials.
  • Ability to consistently integrate racial justice and equity concepts into projects and interactions.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational / time-management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability as a self-starter and problem-solver.
  • Ability to work under periods of high intensity pressure and deadlines, multi-task and work both independently and in team settings.
  • Shares Maryland 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 Maryland LCV.

Salary and Compensation: Salary range is $85K – $95K depending on qualifications and experience. The salary is accompanied by a generous benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, and a 401K plan with an employer match.

Position Requirements: This is a full-time position. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the organization is working from home. Outside of the pandemic the position is based in Annapolis. The Director of Climate Policy and Justice reports to the Executive Director. After business hours work may be required.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and salary range to Kim Coble at careers@mdlcv.org with Director of Climate Policy and Justice in the subject line. Applications accepted until position is filled. Ideal start date is December 2021.

Maryland LCV, a 501(c)(4) organization activates Marylanders to promote and pass equitable laws and policies for clean water, healthy air and a resilient climate. We hold elected officials accountable, and educate and endorse candidates for public office. The Maryland LCV Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports and amplifies a diverse and inclusive environmental movement across the state. Through outreach and education, the Education Fund supports communities disproportionately impacted by environmental injustices and builds grassroots field capacity for legislative advocacy and environmental issues. The Maryland LCV PAC is the organization that directly helps elect pro-conservation candidates.

Maryland LCV & Maryland LCV Ed Fund are Equal Opportunity Employers committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace.

Organizing Manager Chispa Maryland

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General Description:​ Maryland League of Conservation Voters (Maryland LCV) and Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (Maryland LCV EF) are hiring an Organizing Manager for its Chispa Maryland program. Maryland LCV EF launched Chispa Maryland in 2014, a grassroots community organizing program to ensure Latinx families have strong leadership and power to identify and influence environmental and public health policies and decisions that affect their lives. Since then, Chispa Maryland has established itself as one of few environmental programs in the state with a strong and diverse grassroots community that is growing in capacity. Chispa Maryland has established relationships with environmental and social justice groups, and our volunteers and activists have become environmental leaders that have taken numerous actions to protect the health of their families and communities from environmental hazards such as harmful chemicals and air and water pollution. The Chispa Maryland Organizing Manager will advance the priorities of Maryland LCV/EF by leading a team in designing and implementing organizing campaigns at the intersection of climate, justice, and equity. The ideal candidate will have experience in program management, base and partnerships building, and leadership development. This position will report to the Deputy Executive Director and will work in close collaboration with other members of the staff.

Responsibilities​:
● Work with Maryland LCV/EF staff and community partners to develop organizing
campaigns that build a strong and diverse base of community volunteers, activists, and leaders;
● Develop work plans and lead and supervise Chispa Maryland’s organizing team in designing grassroots strategies, tactics and tools that recruit and develop new members into leaders who can advance community-centered campaigns that result in legislative victories;
● Coach program staff and community leaders through trainings and mentoring;
● Ensure organizers and leaders have the appropriate resources to design and implement
strategies and tactics to support Chispa Maryland’s campaigns;
● Build transformational relationships with other environmental justice and social justice groups to advance a common agenda centered in community priorities and focused on environmental justice;
● Develop metrics,tracking systems and structures that provide strong clarity and accountability for program staff, community leaders and program/campaign goals;
● Assist in fundraising efforts to support Chispa Maryland through information sharing and developing proposal and report content;
● Represent and advocate on behalf of the organization during outreach events, legislative and advocacy meetings, and other opportunities;

Qualifications:
● Minimum 5 years experience working on community, field or labor organizing at the local level, including direct supervisory and leadership development experience;
● Deep knowledge of community organizing and movement building. Must also have experience developing, overseeing and tracking issue campaigns driven by community organizing;
● Strong coaching, training and facilitation skills, and experience developing and elevating
leaders from communities of color;
● Self-motivated and works comfortably in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing the quality of work, reliable and consistent, and works both independently and in team settings;
● Strong written and verbal communication skills. Bilingual in English and Spanish;
● Experience working with Latinx communities and communities of color in Maryland highly preferred.
● Knowledge of Every Action, VAN and Google Workspace and Office suite is a plus.

The ideal candidate also has:
● A deep commitment to equity and justice issues and an understanding of how issues of racial and economic justice impact Latino and other communities of color in Maryland;
● A demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity and an understanding and awareness of differing identities;
● The ability to work across gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic backgrounds and other identity lines;
●A shared 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;
● The ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.

Salary and Compensation: $55,000 – $65,000 depending on qualifications and experience. The salary is accompanied by a generous benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, and a 401K plan with an employer match.

Position Requirements: ​This is a full-time position. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the
organization is working from home. Outside of the pandemic the position is based in Annapolis with telecommuting options. The Chispa Maryland Organizing Manager reports to the Deputy Executive Director.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and salary range to Ramon Palencia-Calvo at careers@mdlcv.org with Chispa Maryland Organizing Manager in the subject line. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Maryland LCV, a 501(c)(4) organization activates Marylanders to promote and pass equitable laws and policies for clean water, healthy air and a resilient climate. We hold elected officials accountable, and educate and endorse candidates for public office. The Maryland LCV Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports and amplifies a diverse and inclusive environmental movement across the state. Through outreach and education, the Education Fund supports communities disproportionately impacted by environmental injustices and builds grassroots field capacity for legislative advocacy and environmental issues. The Maryland LCV PAC is the organization that directly helps elect pro-conservation candidates.

Maryland LCV & Maryland LCV Ed Fund are Equal Opportunity Employers committed to adiverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace.

Environmental Policy Manager

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General DescriptionMaryland League of Conservation Voters (Maryland LCV) and Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (Maryland LCVEF) seeks an Environmental Policy Manager to work across our water and climate programs to bolster our technical expertise and the impact of our advocacy and educational efforts. Our top organizational priorities are climate change, environmental justice and  advancing policies and programs pertaining to water, forest, and other conservation issues. This is an ideal early to mid career position for a person with scientific and/or policy expertise looking to have a major impact on environmental policy for all Marylanders.  This position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the entire staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the organization’s resource on the science and technical implications of particular policies, regulations, proposed legislation, and educational / community outreach programs.
  • Support coalition partners and serve as state lead for the Choose Clean Water Coalition.
  • Closely advise the Executive Director and Political Director on proposed  priority bills in the Maryland General Assembly.
  • Analyze and advise on policy positions including developing position statements and white papers, and related briefing materials; Support policy advancements by developing outreach campaigns that include political strategy, communications, and grassroots organizing;
  • Work closely with Maryland LCV’s grassroots organizing efforts in environmental justice communities;
  • Represent Maryland LCV as needed on state-level technical workgroups, commissions and coalitions

Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of environmental science / policy experience, particularly in the areas of climate, energy, water, forestry, or environmental justice.
  • Excellent writing skills, including ability to translate technical language and policy research into accessible public materials.
  • Ability to consistently integrate racial justice and equity concepts into projects and interactions.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational / time-management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability as a self-starter and problem-solver.
  • Ability to work under periods of high intensity pressure and deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task and work both independently and in team settings.
  • Shares Maryland 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 Maryland LCV.

Salary and Compensation: Salary is in a range of $60k – $70k depending on qualifications and experience. The salary is accompanied by a generous benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, and a 401K plan with an employer match.

Position Requirements: This is a full-time position. MDLCV is currently working in a hybrid from home / in office model – employees are expected to work from the office on a set schedule, but not 5 days a week. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, this policy will shift and more in-office time may be required. After business hours work may be required.

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Kim Coble at careers@mdlcv.org with Environmental Policy Manager in the subject line. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Maryland LCV, a 501(c)(4) organization activates Marylanders to promote and pass equitable laws and policies for clean water, healthy air and a resilient climate. We hold elected officials accountable, and educate and endorse candidates for public office. The Maryland LCV Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports and amplifies a diverse and inclusive environmental movement across the state. Through outreach and education, the Education Fund supports communities disproportionately impacted by environmental injustices and builds grassroots field capacity for legislative advocacy and environmental issues. The Maryland LCV PAC is the organization that directly helps elect pro-conservation candidates.

Maryland LCV & Maryland LCV Ed Fund are Equal Opportunity Employers committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace.

Election and Civic Engagement Manager

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The Maryland League of Conservation Voters, a statewide non-partisan environmental advocacy organization, and sister organization, Maryland LCV Education Fund seeks an Election and Civic Engagement Manager to work with staff to create and implement a field strategy  and run field campaigns in Maryland’s  2022 election cycle. The Election and Civic Engagement Manager will be responsible for recruiting, engaging, and tracking the work of a committed group of volunteers and running district-level and statewide campaigns for endorsed Maryland LCV candidates and working on civic engagement projects. They will also organize volunteers, phone banks, communications, running events, media outreach, and other duties as needed. The position is full-time temporary through December 2022 with possibility of extension.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist staff in developing and carrying out campaign plans and political work for the organization including: 
    • Support in the endorsement process; 
    • Research candidate positions and records;
    • Phonebank and canvass for candidates 
    • Conduct other civic engagement activities (i.e. voter registration/ GOTV activities)
  • Strategically activate volunteers and interns to contact and persuade environmental voters to support environmental legislation, candidates, and register to vote
  • Coordinate and manage all aspects of volunteer and intern activities such as: phone banks, on-line advocacy, SMS advocacy, and media outreach
  • Coordinate campaign outreach at community events, farmers markets, neighborhood festivals, forums, etc. 
  • Plan and coordinate earned media such as holding press events and generating letters to the editor
  • Assist in managing budget for civic engagement and election work
  • Perform other duties as needed and help with shared office duties

The following skills are required for the successful applicant:

  • Commitment to the vision and mission of Maryland LCV
  • Strong outreach, communications, and public speaking skills
  • 2-3 years experience (either paid or volunteer) managing  electoral, candidate, and/or issue campaigns.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively across teams and finish projects with minimal supervision
  • Good multi-tasking and time management skills, including meeting deadlines
  • Attention to detail and reporting
  • Working knowledge of, Google suite,  Microsoft Office, and social media platforms

The following skills and experience are preferred for the successful applicant:

  • Experience with advocacy and environmental issues
  • Knowledge of/experience with Maryland environmental issues
  • Experience with lists and databases a plus
  • Project and budget management

Salary and Compensation: Salary range is $45,000-$55,000 and commensurate with experience.  The salary is accompanied by a generous benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, and a 401K plan with an employer match.

Position Requirements: This is a full-time, temporary position until December 2022, with possibility of extension. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the organization is working from home. Outside of the pandemic the position is based in Annapolis. The Election and Civic Engagement Manager reports to the Digital and Membership Engagement Director. Evening/ weekend hours work will be required. 

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, 3 references, and salary range to careers@mdlcv.org with Election and Civic Engagement Manager in the subject line.  Applications accepted until position is filled, ideally November 10, 2021. Ideal start date is December 1, 2021.

Maryland LCV, a 501(c)(4) organization, activates Marylanders to promote and pass equitable laws and policies for clean water, healthy air and a resilient climate. We hold elected officials accountable, and educate and endorse candidates for public office. The Maryland LCV Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports and amplifies a diverse and inclusive environmental movement across the state. Through outreach and education, the Education Fund supports communities disproportionately impacted by environmental injustices and builds grassroots field capacity for legislative advocacy and environmental issues. The Maryland LCV PAC is the organization that directly helps elect pro-conservation candidates.

Maryland LCV. Maryland LCV Ed Fund, & Maryland LCV PAC are Equal Opportunity Employers committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. 

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