Title: Congressional Champions Project Associate
Reports To: Congressional Champions Project Director
Positions Reporting to this Position: None
Location: Washington, DC
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’s Congressional Champions Project cultivates, applauds and amplifies environmental champions in Congress who are working to combat the climate crisis and advocate for federal conservation policies, including land, water and endangered species protections. The Congressional Champions Project Associate will work closely with the Congressional Champions Project Director on the Government Affairs team as well as members of the Communications and Membership & Online Engagement departments to implement the project’s strategy and messaging, and also partner with state affiliates to amplify pro-environmental actions by their members of Congress.
- Monitor Congressional activities, social media, and press coverage in order to find opportunities to activate, amplify, and collaborate with members of Congress on climate change and federal conservation policy priorities.
- Help build relationships and amplify the leadership of Congressional champions of color, including leading production of our annual report on Tri-Caucus leadership.
- Develop creative content for rapid response email, action alerts, online advertisements, and social media campaigns; explore new tactics and opportunities to engage with communities of color in support of Congressional champions on our priority issues.
- Draft opinion editorials, letters-to-the-editor, fact sheets, and other materials for earned media activities and events.
- Assist with grassroots and grasstops engagement activities, including in-person events, in support of Congressional champions.
- Track progress and generate detailed project reports, including updates on the project’s racial justice and equity goals.
- Assist Congressional Champions Project Director with other duties as assigned.
- Work Experience: One to two years experience working in digital or online advocacy required; experience working for an elected official, candidate campaign, advocacy organization or issue campaign is preferred. Experience working with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and any social media publishing tools. Experience working with an eCRM or graphic design tools like Adobe InDesign or Creative Suite preferred.
- Skills: Strong interpersonal, written and oral communications skills; well-organized; highly attentive to detail; ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, collaborative environment; ability to multitask without sacrificing quality of work; ability to work across departments to achieve shared goals; solid political judgment; strong critical thinking skills; a sense of teamwork and community; ability to maintain confidentiality; proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Drive.
- 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. Interest in environmental issues, issue advocacy and electoral campaigns.
- Conditions: Able to work hours exceeding stated office hours to get the job done and willingness to travel up to 20% as needed. This position is based in Washington, DC.
To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Congressional Champions Project Associate” in the subject line no later than January 21, 2020. No phone calls please.
LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.