Deputy National Field Director

Title: Deputy National Field Director

Department: Campaigns

Status: Exempt, short term 7 month position

Reports to: National Organizing Director

Positions Reporting to this Position: None

Location: Washington, DC

General Description:

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. We are unmatched in our ability to ensure meaningful action on our key issues. We aim to bring people and communities together across racial, geographic, political, religious, economic and other differences toward collective goals instead of dividing us from one another.

LCV is hiring a Deputy National Field Director to support and oversee both non-electoral issue and independent expenditure electoral field programs. The Deputy National Field Director will support the National Organizing Director with the design and implementation of canvass programs. The position will collaborate with the Data and Analytics team to monitor program success and work with the broader team to achieve non-electoral and electoral goals. The position will also work closely with the Campaigns’ issue organizing team, supporting the execution of organizing efforts advocating for just and equitable climate policy. The Deputy National Field Director will work with state affiliate partners and coalition members on both issue and electoral efforts.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with national LCV staff and state LCVs to develop and oversee the implementation of all organizing programs for issue campaigns that engage community members and advocate for just and equitable federal environmental policy priorities.
  • Work with LCV staff and state LCVs to develop and oversee the implementation of field components of independent expenditure electoral campaigns, including potential vote by mail sign up, persuasion canvass or mobilization programs to increase turnout among youth and communities of color.
  • Develop and support implementation of remote and digital organizing tactics to educate and engage community members, with emphasis on these tactics in near term tactics to adapt to safer-at-home protocols.
  • Develop training and support materials for issue organizing programs to build necessary skills and abilities of program staff to engage racially diverse communities and explain intersection of policies and racial and environmental justice.
  • Help maintain relationships with coalition partners across the broader environmental, progressive, and electoral community and represent LCV’s interests at coalition meetings.
  • Work with the Campaigns’ Analytics and Data team to set and track all metrics related to organizing activities and progress in meeting goals.
  • Support creation of and manage review process for scripts and other field-related materials, ensuring that materials are culturally competent.
  • Ensure compliance and reporting of all field-related electoral activities working with the Legal and Finance departments.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Work Experience: Required – 3-5 cycles or 4+ years experience in community, electoral, issue or labor organizing; 1 cycle or 2 years of experience managing and training teams representing a rich mix of talent, experience, backgrounds, and perspectives; Demonstrated experience tracking data in VAN or VoteBuilder. Demonstrated experience managing program staff remotely while building a strong team environment. Demonstrated experience implementing digital organizing tools, including peer-to-peer texting. Strongly Preferred – Experience working on an independent expenditure campaign. Preferred – Experience with youth organizing. Experience working with data models and scores; 1 cycle or 2 years of experience running paid canvass field programs.
  • Skills: Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and partner organizations. Demonstrated ability to represent organizational interests in coalitions. 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. Strong organizing skills, including a commitment to empowering activists and volunteers; creative and proactive in identifying and pursuing organizing opportunities. Must possess strong written and oral communication skills. Fluency in VAN and Microsoft Office Suite; other tools, including Hustle or Relay and social media, a plus. Experience managing a budget is 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 to get the job done, including weekends; ability and willingness to travel up to 25-30% as needed. Position requires a valid driver’s license. This position is based in Washington, DC. Please note that all LCV staff are currently working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Deputy National Field Director” in the subject line by June 11, 2020. No phone calls please.

LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.