Title: State Capacity Building Associate
Department: State Capacity Building
Reports to: State Capacity Building Director
Positions Reporting to this Position: None
Location: Seattle, WA
Travel Requirements: Up to 20%
Union Position: Yes
Job Classification Level: A
Salary Range (depending on experience): $50,420 – $59,002
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.
For more than 50 years, LCV has grown into a potent political force for protecting our planet and everyone who inhabits it. We have built a powerful national movement with 30 state affiliates, and grassroots and community organizing programs across the country.
LCV is hiring a State Capacity Building Associate who will support the operations of the State Capacity Building department, working closely with LCV and its 30+ state affiliates – collectively referred to as the Conservation Voters Movement (CVM) – to advance unified, movement-wide goals and priorities. The State Capacity Building department provides capacity building resources and services to state affiliates across the country to help equip them with the tools needed to achieve their goals. This position is critical to the infrastructure of the department, ensuring that logistics and operations are managed smoothly for the overall success of programs led by the State Capacity Building department.
- Assist the State Capacity Building Director and the Senior Vice President of State Capacity Building with department operations, including administrative tasks, writing, travel logistics, budget tracking, scheduling support, and departmental meetings and coordination.
- Provide administrative, technical, and logistical support to the State Capacity Building department and assist in a wide variety of projects.
- Provide general office support for the Seattle office, working with the LCV Operations team and State Capacity Building team as needed, on managing office equipment purchases, monitoring and ordering office and event supplies, and helping manage incoming and outgoing mail and packages, etc.
- Serve as Seattle site lead and point of contact for office policies and implementation, including shipment of PPE, HVAC ventilation, office repairs and other related needs, working with the LCV Operations team.
- Schedule and support staff and board committee and working group meetings across multiple departments and state affiliates; support includes recording and distributing meeting notes, materials, and minutes.
- Support the preparation of written program reports and materials for the board, regular staff updates, and assist in drafting and assembling fundraising proposals and reports, ensuring that racial justice and equity are woven into our messaging and materials.
- Provide planning and facilitation support and manage logistics for in-person and online meetings, ensuring equitable access to all participants, including activities such as identifying venues, managing registration, arranging food and lodging, coordinating consultants, reimbursing expenses, and assembling program materials.
- Archive, organize, and maintain department-wide materials and documents; maintain organizational and contact information for state affiliates.
- Assist in the maintenance, promotion, and expansion of the Conservation Voters network’s communication platforms and materials, including identifying and sharing resources that support racial justice and equity.
- Contribute to LCV’s commitment to integrating racial justice and equity into our work 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, with a focus on building and fostering an equitable and inclusive team culture, as needed.
- Travel up to 20% for staff retreats, training, and conferences, as needed, including a minimum of six multi-day trips per year and commuting to the Seattle office up to five days per quarter for related event preparation and other office management responsibilities.
- Undertake other administrative duties as assigned.
- Work Experience: Required – One year of relevant experience working in an administrative position; relevant internship experience will be considered. Experience with scheduling, filing and archiving systems, logistical support and production of written materials. Preferred – Experience budget tracking and working with databases.
- Skills: Highly attentive to details; highly organized; able to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced, collaborative environment. Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills. Adept at building and maintaining systems for coordination and access to information. Ability to take ownership of tasks, use solid judgment, and think critically. Able to maintain confidentiality. Demonstrated relationship building skills with a sense of a broader movement and community; ability to develop and maintain relationships across multiple locations. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive and databases; experience with Salesforce is a plus.
- Cultural Competence: 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. Values the mission of LCV.
- Working Conditions: This job may operate in a remote work environment, but will need to occasionally commute to the Seattle office to assist in office management and event preparation. This job routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and audiovisual systems. This position is largely sedentary, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods. Applicants need to be located in and legally authorized to work in the United States. LCV requires all employees working from our offices or participating in in-person meetings or events to be fully up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.
LCV offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes vacation, sick and parental leave, personal days, paid holidays, health insurance (two plan options for staff to choose from), dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance (short- and long-term), Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) retirement plan with company matching contribution, commuter benefits program, sabbatical, and student loan assistance.
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to email@example.com with “State Capacity Building Associate” in the subject line by February 8, 2023. No phone calls please.
LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected status. LCV is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.