Director of Climate Policy and Justice

General Description: Maryland 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 senior-level 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 new strategic plan focused on climate change and environmental justice. The Director of Climate Policy and Justice will shape the organization’s climate mitigation and resilience 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 deep 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 outstanding and nationally recognized 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:
    • Advancing 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;
    • Working with and lobbying members of the Maryland General Assembly and the Administration, writing and presenting 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 other education efforts to meet organizational climate change goals, including:
    • Organizing climate policy forums for legislators, policy makers, and candidates;
    • Developing position statements and white papers, op-eds, candidate questionnaires, and other related briefing materials;
    • Working with staff and partners to develop campaigns to support climate policy proposals including communications, grassroots organizing and political strategy;
  • Manage a Climate Change Fellow to assist with research, tracking and analyzing 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;
  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of experience in climate change advocacy and/or policy development.
  • Demonstrated experience in state or local advocacy campaigns.
  • 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: Competitive non-profit salary range 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 info@mdlcv.org with Director of Climate Policy and Justice in the subject line. Applications accepted until position is filled. Ideal start date is April, 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

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: ​Competitive non-profit salary range 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 position is filled. Ideal start date is April 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 adiverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace.

Chispa Maryland Community Organizer

General Description: Maryland League of Conservation Voters (Maryland LCV) and Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (Maryland LCV EF) are hiring a full-time Community Organizer 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 Community Organizer will engage and build leadership among Latinx, communities of color and youth in Maryland. The Community Organizer will conduct outreach to identify community members that are affected by environmental injustices and other environmental issues and will support them in building skills and capacity to advocate and lead efforts to fight environmental injustices, create social and economic opportunities, and protect their families, communities and the environment. We are looking for a creative, ambitious and experienced community organizer who is passionate about social change and justice, building individual and collective power and is goal driven. This position will report to the Organizing Manager and will work in close collaboration with other members of the staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop relationships and partnerships with community organizations, leaders, and institutions, particularly among communities of color and other relevant communities;
  • Reach out to and recruit volunteers through door-knocking, presentations, one-on-one’s and phone calls that identify new volunteers and members;
  • Identify and create opportunities for building the engagement and leadership of members and support their growth and development;
  • Support grassroots leaders to develop and implement work plans that result in them forming committees consisting of their friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers;
  • Work with the Chispa Maryland team to develop and lead trainings that develop the skills and deepen the commitment of community members;
  • Work closely with the Maryland LCV/EF team to develop, implement, and evaluate issue campaigns that successfully recruit volunteers, build grassroots leaders, and get the attention of decision makers and media;
  • Work with the Chispa communications team to identify and develop powerful storytellers and media spokespeople from among the membership, and increase Maryland LCV/EF and Chispa’s online engagement and presence.

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years experience working in grassroots community or labor organizing programs, including experience in programs that include volunteer outreach (canvassing, phone banking, house visits, etc.), training volunteers, monitoring goals, developing strategies and tactics, and forming alliances with other groups.;
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to amplify the voice and leadership of communities of color in Maryland. Ability to conduct basic research to learn issues, develop a power analysis and political lay of the land, including the positions and values of policymakers;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Creative problem-solver who is resourceful during challenging or new situations;
  • Strong communication skills. Bilingual in English and Spanish. Experience with Google Workspace (G Suite).

The ideal candidate also has:

  • A deep commitment to environmental and equity and justice issues and an understanding of how issues of racial and economic justice impact Latinx 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, inmigration status, 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: Competitive non-profit salary range 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 Community Organizer reports to the Organizing Manager.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and salary range to Ramon Palencia-Calvo at careers@mdlcv.org with Chispa Maryland Community Organizer in the subject line. Applications accepted until position is filled. Ideal start date is April 2021.

Maryland LCV, a 501(c)(4) organization activates Marylanders to promote and pass equitable laws and policies for clean water, healthy air, a resilient climate, and thriving communities. 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.

Federal Climate Campaign Manager

The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (New Jersey LCV) is seeking a full-time Climate Campaign Manager to oversee and implement a campaign to enact bold climate policy at the federal level. This person will work with New Jersey LCV, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, New York League of Conservation Voters, and Maryland League of Conservation Voters to ensure the environment, and the communities of color disproportionately impacted by climate change, in PA, NJ, NY and MD benefit from any federal stimulus, infrastructure and environmental policies. This individual must be able to work independently as well as with dynamic teams at the four state leagues.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the multi-state federal Climate Campaign
  • Develop and implement campaign plans, maintain data, and analyze effectiveness of programs to achieve the project goals
  • Track all activities and monitor progress of the campaign
  • Manage consultants to conduct paid and earned communications to meet the goals of the project coordinating with relevant staff at the state and national levels
  • Serve as the point of contact to among the state organizations and liaison with national organizations, and attending calls, meetings and trainings regarding the federal climate policy efforts
  • Work closely with the organizing, campaigns, policy, digital, and communications staff in each state to develop and implement relevant aspects of campaign plans
  • Coordinate with state staff on the use of volunteers to engage in the campaign such as phone calls, letters to the editor, and opinion pieces
  • Oversee all campaign activities and regularly submit status reports to the state Executive Directors or their designees
  • Ensure all campaign activities are conducted in a manner consistent with all State and Federal regulations and assist develop staff with grant review and reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental conservation and equity and the environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial justice and equity
  • Personable, dependable team player
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across coalitions, mobilize public support and lead advocacy campaigns
  • Excellent personal organizational and time management skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with the federal legislative process and executive branch rule making
  • Experience working with vendors and consultants
  • Experience lobbying and conducting public education and issue campaigns

Position Requirements: This is a full-time, remote position until further notice. When offices fully reopen, it could be based in Trenton, Philadelphia, NYC or Annapolis. However, travel throughout the multi-state region and to Washington, DC may be necessary, so a valid driver’s license and access to a car are required. This person must be able to maintain a flexible schedule as evening and weekend hours may be required.

Salary: $65,000-75,000, commensurate with experience.

To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to CampaignManager@njlcv.org with “Climate Campaign Manager” in the subject line.  No calls please.

New Jersey LCV is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination bused upon regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, genetics, disability, age, marital status, familial status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, pregnancy, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait status, or veteran status.