League of Conservation Voters

League of Conservation Voters

Special Assistant to Development
Development Department

Based in Washington, DC
(position is currently REMOTE)


Title: Special Assistant to Development
Department: Development
Status: Exempt
Reports To: Senior Vice President of Development
Positions Reporting to This Position: None
Location: Washington, DC
Union Position: Yes
Job Classification Level: C
Salary Range (depending on experience): $60,000 - $73,000

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.

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 Special Assistant to Development who will be a critical member of a top-notch team of fundraising professionals, supporting and enhancing the work of the SVP of Development and working closely with other senior leaders across the organization to help implement multiple fundraising strategies on a growth-oriented, ambitious, and sophisticated team of major gifts officers, grant writers, researchers, marketers, and more.

The ideal candidate is creative, self driven, organized and committed to centering racial justice and equity in our work. LCV staff are mission driven, motivated, and strive to lead with our values of accountability, anti-racism, community, innovation, learning, and sustainability.


  • Assist the Senior Vice President of Development as needed, including with administrative tasks, writing, travel logistics, invoice tracking and processing, and scheduling support.
  • Serve as the Board Development Committee liaison and help implement their charter, including scheduling regular meetings, sharing notes and other key information.
  • Help foster a culture of inclusivity, community, collaboration, and trust, including providing opportunities to build relationships with others on the team.
  • Support the Senior Vice President of Development in their major gifts fundraising efforts and Board committee engagement by securing meetings, scheduling calls, and managing all necessary follow up for donors in the SVP’s portfolio.
  • Provide budget and tracking support for the SVP and other senior leaders on the Development team.
  • Contribute to organizational and department efforts to infuse racial justice and equity into all aspects of our work, including our fundraising, through leading and supporting team meetings, team building efforts and inter-departmental communications.
  • Provide logistical support in virtual and in-person meetings and leads on note-taking and disseminating follow-up in several regularly occurring meetings related to fundraising strategies and activities.
  • Contribute to the team with other projects and duties as assigned.


  • Work Experience:
    • Required - At least 3-4 years of relevant experience in administrative support for a team; relevant internship experience may be considered.
    • Preferred - Experience working directly for someone in senior leadership in an organization; experience doing so in a non-profit, political organization or campaign.
  • Skills:
    • Required - Highly attentive to details and able to take ownership of routine tasks. Good written and oral communications skills, and excellent skills in word processing, spreadsheets and databases; knowledge of Microsoft Excel is essential. Adept at maintaining systems for easy access to information and data. Extremely well organized; high level of integrity and ability to manage confidential information; solid judgment; self-starter, critical thinking skills; a sense of teamwork and community; works well in a fast-paced environment; ability to handle multiple tasks and work for several people; plans ahead and can see the big picture; commitment to environmental protection and mission of LCV; great sense of humor.
    • Preferred - Experience with Salesforce, Zoom, and Google Suite.
  • Cultural Competence: Shares LCV’s 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.
  • 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. 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 résumé to hr@lcv.org with “Special Assistant to Development” in the subject line by June 6, 2021. No phone calls please.

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

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