Title: Voting Rights Program Manager
Department: Community & Civic Engagement
Duration: One Year from Start Date
Reports to: Voting Rights Program Director
Positions Reporting to the Position: None
Union Position: Yes
Job Classification Level: D
Salary Range (depending on experience): $68,000 – $83,000
The League of Conservation Voters Education Fund believes our earth is worth mobilizing for, because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. LCV Education Fund (LCVEF) works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCVEF’s work to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social and environmental justice.
Democracy for All (DFA) is one of the largest and most dynamic civic engagement programs in the nation and the largest program within the environmental movement. As a program of LCVEF, we operate in partnership with 30 state affiliates in the Conservation Voter Movement, which gives Democracy For All substantial capacity and geographic reach. Over the last five election cycles, we have established a track record of running highly effective, research-based nonpartisan voter registration programs that are rooted in racial justice and worked in collaboration with the communities most impacted by environmental degradation. Since our first program in 2012, we have helped over 1.5 million individuals register to vote. LCVEF and many state league partners have also prioritized increasing our efforts to protect and promote voting rights. These issues are central to the success of environmental priorities, and are, therefore, central to the success of the Conservation Voter Movement.
LCVEF is seeking a Voting Rights Program Manager who will work with up to 10 state affiliate partners in the CVM to develop and implement policy advocacy and organizing campaigns focused on ensuring a fair redistricting process and protecting voting rights. Working with the Voting Rights Program Director, this role will identify strategic opportunities to work with state partners to bolster their state or local democracy priorities. The ideal candidate is creative, inspires leadership, fosters collaboration, thrives in building relationships and understands how to center racial justice and equity in every aspect of their work.
- Coordinate with national LCVEF staff and state affiliate partners to develop, implement and evaluate policy advocacy, coalition-building and organizing campaigns focused on ensuring a fair redistricting process and protecting voting rights.
- Assist in the implementation of racial justice and equity into internal priorities and suggest novel organizing strategies for expanding democratic access for all communities.
- Manage key aspects of the grants program to ensure the continued growth of civic engagement capacity for state partners, including managing the timely and accurate reporting of grant metrics.
- Work with LCV’s communications and membership engagement teams to identify opportunities for storytelling and highlighting the work of our state partners.
- Identify opportunities to advance our voting rights program, including being an active member of national coalitions, scoping potential new alliances, and connecting our state affiliates to opportunities to advance their leadership.
- Help develop a curriculum to be presented online and in-person (post COVID) that informs attendees about how the tenants of our democracy connects with a shared goal of creating a healthier, more sustainable planet.
- Serve on various internal committees with the intention of advocating for DFA’s democracy work and pushing for LCVEF programs to embed anti-racist tenants in their design and implementation.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Work Experience: Required – At least 3-5 years or two election cycles working on policy advocacy, voter registration, labor or community organizing campaigns. Demonstrated track-record of effectively managing a complex advocacy program. Experience working with national, state and/or local coalitions.
- Preferred – Experience with campaigns that focus on an equitable and accessible democratic process. Experience working with low-income families, youth and communities of color. Experience working with a national organization who has state affiliates or chapters.
- Skills: Ability to consistently integrate a deep understanding of key racial justice and equity concepts into projects and interactions by addressing structural implications and disproportionate impacts of policies, activities, and decisions on race, class and other group identities within the context of job responsibilities and projects. Excellent writing skills and verbal skills including the ability to draft campaign plans, create informative and persuasive materials and draft statements. Familiarity with the management of coalition partner relationships. Works well in a fast-paced environment and able to multitask without sacrificing quality of work. Exhibits strong leadership traits including reliable, consistent, detail-oriented, self-motivated, self-aware and emotionally intelligent.
- Cultural Competence: Demonstrated cultural competency and familiarity with the complexity of issues and obstacles facing communities of color participation in our democracy. 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 and democracy issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems.
- Conditions: Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% of the time. The location of this position is flexible. Please note that all LCVEF staff are currently working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Voting Rights Program Manager” in the subject line by April 5, 2021. No phone calls please.
LCVEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.