Title: Lead Organizer, Chispa Arizona
Reports To: Chispa Arizona Director
Positions Reporting To This Position: Community Organizers, Arizona
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.
As part of our long-term commitment to engage new constituencies and to diversify the environmental movement, the League of Conservation Voters has launched Chispa Arizona. Primarily through grassroots community organizing programs, Chispa is fostering strong local and national Latino leadership in the fight against climate change.
The Lead Organizer will oversee the organizing team that builds the community power of Latino families in the Maricopa County area to be part of the solutions to pollution and climate change and to promote clean air, clean water and clean energy. We are looking for a creative, ambitious leadership-level organizer who is goal-driven and experienced in movement building.
- Hire, train and manage a successful, motivated organizing team and ensure they have the resources, plans and tools needed to meet short and long-term goals and to take a leadership role in the program.
- Work closely with Program Director to develop, implement and evaluate issue organizing campaigns that successfully recruit volunteers, build grassroots leaders and gets the attention of decisions makers and media.
- Develop relationships and partnerships with Latino organizations, leaders and policymakers.
- Work with partner organizations and consultants to implement a Spanish-language and Latino-focused communications strategy.
- Work with partner organizations to assist with social media and online campaigns.
Work experience: Minimum 3+ years mid-level or leadership experience in grassroots community, issue or labor organizing programs. Experience in programs that include volunteer outreach (canvassing, phone banking, house visits, etc.), training volunteers, monitoring goals, developing strategies and tactics, and forming alliances with other groups. Preference will be given to those who have Arizona experience or ties.
Skills: Spoken and written Spanish language skills are required. Experience with VAN and Excel is required. Must be enthusiastically committed to amplifying the voice and leadership of Latino communities in Arizona, have excellent organizational and time management skills including campaign planning and strategy development, ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast paced work environment, and be a creative problem-solver who is resourceful in challenging or new situations.
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.
Conditions: Position requires the ability to travel and to work some evenings and weekends. The position will be based in Phoenix, AZ and is a full-time salaried position that includes a comprehensive benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience.
To apply: Please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Chispa Arizona Lead Organizer” in the subject line by February 15, 2017. No calls please.
LCV is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace.