Pennsylvania Field Director
- Experience Level
Title: Pennsylvania Field Director
Duration: 1.5 Years from Start Date, extension dependent upon funding
Reports to: Deputy National Field Director
Positions Reporting to this Position: None
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Union Position: Yes
Job Classification Level: E
Salary Range (depending on experience): $79,000-$96,000
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.
LCV is hiring a Pennsylvania Field Director to lead its Pennsylvania field activities, overseeing the engagement of LCV members as volunteers and activists in issue and electoral advocacy, and grassroots lobbying activities. The Pennsylvania Field Director will serve as the Campaigns department’s lead field staffer in Pennsylvania and will be responsible for coordinating activities and logistics of the program, which is currently virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pennsylvania Field Director will work closely with Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania (CVPA), the state affiliate, and the in-state leadership team to build relationships with environmental groups and community leaders to advocate for climate action.
- Work with the Campaigns department and Conservation Voters of PA staff to develop field plans that engage community members and advocate for just and equitable federal environmental policy priorities, and oversee management of a field vendor firm in executing programs.
- Collaborate with the Campaigns department to develop and implement organizer and volunteer trainings, with a focus on further developing volunteer leadership skills of young people and communities of color to become environmental advocates.
- Ensure that all volunteer outreach and engagement is meticulously tracked in VAN and maintain in-state reporting to measure goal progress and organizing successes through written reports.
- Help develop and test organizing strategies and tools, with focus on increasing engagement, particularly with communities of color and with youth.
- Work with organizers to develop trainings and events to engage and educate community members and volunteers on policy priorities that intersect or are centered in environmental and racial justice.
- Train organizers and volunteers in effective storytelling and engagement tactics to highlight the personal and public impacts of environmental policies.
- Develop relationships and create equitable partnerships with environmental, social justice and other progressive leaders, working together to advocate for policies that will advance racial and environmental justice for Pennsylvania.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Work Experience: Required - 4+ years or 3-5 cycles experience in community, issue, labor, or political organizing; 1 cycle or 2 years of experience managing and training teams representing a rich mix of talent, experience, backgrounds, and perspectives. Experience tracking data in VAN or VoteBuilder. Demonstrated experience implementing digital organizing tools, including peer-to-peer texting. Preferred - Experience working on an issue campaign, especially environmental. Experience with youth organizing. Experience effectively managing teams in multiple geographies.
- Skills: Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and partner organizations. Ability to multitask without sacrificing quality of work. Ability to foster a collaborative team and results oriented work environment. Exceptional leadership, project management and coaching skills including supporting remote staff. Must possess strong written and oral communication skills. Fluency in VAN and Microsoft Office Suite required; other tools, including Hustle or Relay and social media, a plus.
- Cultural Competence: Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Understands how environmental issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems.
- Conditions: Ability to work hours exceeding stated office hours, including weekends, as needed; ability and willingness to travel up to 15-20% in-state as needed (currently paused due to COVID-19). Position requires a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation. This position is based in Philadelphia, PA. Please note that all LCV staff are currently working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “PA Field Director” in the subject line by April 7, 2021. No phone calls please.
LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.