Hampton Roads Organizer

Start Date: Immediate upon hire
Reports to: Deputy Director
Positions reporting to this Position: None

Organization Overview
The Virginia League of Conservation Voters (Virginia LCV) works to turn conservation and environmental values into state and local priorities. Virginia LCV advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and strives to elect a majority of state legislators who will champion our priority issues.

Virginia LCV’s work to protect and advocate for conservation and the environment reflects the organization’s commitment to racial, social and environmental justice. We aim to create a workplace culture and policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.

Position Summary
The Hampton Roads Organizer will play a key role in our mission to protect Virginia’s environment, address the climate crisis, and advance environmental justice in the commonwealth, while ensuring elected officials at the state and federal level recognize the value of protecting clean air, clean water, and open space for all Virginians.

This position will be responsible for cultivating relationships with new grasstops advocates and strengthening our existing inroads with community and business leaders, local elected officials and impacted community members. This position will also be responsible for engaging Virginia LCV’s existing member base by connecting them with decision-makers, through both remote and in-person means.

Strategic event planning and execution is a key responsibility of this position, to include rallies, press conferences, town hall-style meetings and roundtables, and community engagement events.

The Hampton Roads Organizer plays a key role in building and maintaining our relationships within the environmental coalition, ensuring our efforts align with coalition strategy, and are well coordinated and complimentary to those of our partners.

This position works closely with and reports to the Deputy Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a liaison between our membership and decision-makers
  • Cultivates relationships with and engages grasstops advocates and members of impacted communities in our work
  • Organizes events to engage the public, elevate our issues and campaigns, attract press coverage, and connect grasstops advocates with elected officials at the federal and state level
  • Cultivates relationships with community leaders, and traditional and non-traditional allies
  • Works closely with partners within the environmental and larger progressive community, as well as Virginia LCV’s in-house grassroots mobilization team
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the vision and mission of Virginia LCV
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred or equivalent experience
  • Relevant organizing experience working on conservation/environmental issues or political campaigns, or other related professional work
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, professional demeanor and ability to collaborate
  • Able to multi-task, and work across departments to achieve shared goals
  • Experience working with databases and in online engagement
  • Experience organizing events
  • Thrives in a fast-paced campaign environment

Job Details:

  • Full-time
  • Salary starts at $36,000 with benefits, commensurate with experience
  • Position Located in Norfolk, Virginia with some travel to Richmond, Virginia
  • Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@valcv.org.

 

Virginia LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to a Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Workplace

 


Internships

Virginia LCV is always looking for motivated interns interested in conservation work in our beautiful state. Please send a cover letter and resume to info@valcv.org.

Thank you for your interest in conservation.