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League of Conservation Voters

League of Conservation Voters


State Capacity Building Associate

Based in Seattle, WA
(location is flexible)

 

Title: State Capacity Building Associate
Department: State Capacity Building
Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: State Capacity Building Director
Positions Reporting to this Position: None
Location: Seattle, WA
Union Position: Yes
Job Classification Level: A
Salary Range (depending on experience): $47,000 – $55,000

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 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 Voter 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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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 Voter 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.
  • Undertake other administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 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 judgement, 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 operates in a professional office environment, and 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. Must have a willingness to travel on occasion; minimum of five (5) multi-day trips per year for retreats, conferences and trainings. This position is based in Seattle, WA. Please note that all LCV staff are currently working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To Apply:
Send cover letter and résumé to hr@lcv.org with “State Capacity Building Associate” in the subject line by May 27, 2021. No phone calls please.

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

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