State Capacity Building Associate
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, in collaboration with our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.
LCV’s work to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social and environmental justice. Communities of color are disproportionately impacted by climate change and pollution. For this reason, racial justice and equity are inextricably linked to protecting our environment. Within the organization, we are actively building a workplace culture that demonstrates how we value equity and inclusion through more intentional and inclusive practices. We are committed to building an organization that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills.
The State Capacity Building Associate supports the operations of the State Capacity Building department, working closely with national 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.
- Assist 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.
- Prepare written program reports and materials for the board, regular staff updates, and assist in drafting and assembling fundraising proposals and reports.
- Provide planning support and manage logistics for in person meetings, including activities such as identifying venues, managing registration, arranging food and lodging, coordinating consultants, reimbursing expenses, and assembling program materials.
- Archive all 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 the work we do 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, as needed.
- Undertake other administrative duties as assigned.
- Work Experience: 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 required. Experience budget tracking and working with databases preferred.
- 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.
- Conditions: Must have a willingness to travel on occasion; minimum of five (5) multi-day trips per year. This position is based in Seattle, WA.
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to with “State Capacity Building Associate” in the subject line by September 13, 2019. No phone calls please.