Job Openings at CLCV

We’re looking for passionate, creative individuals to who want to be a part of a small, dynamic team that is focused on innovative, sustainable, and equitable solutions to address our climate crisis.

The California League of Conservation Voters and the CLCV Education Fund are hiring for the following positions:

Communications Director

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Employment Type: Full-time/Exempt
Position Location: Oakland or Los Angeles

The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) works to accelerate climate action by transforming our political system. CLCV believes radical change is necessary to prepare communities for the future, which starts with building democracy, electing environmental champions, pushing bold policy change. CLCV makes government, policy, and voting accessible through organizing, education, and advocacy. We’re in the business of changing what is possible — learn more at www.ecovote.org, and follow and like us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

CLCV Education Fund, CLCV’s 501(c)3 sister organization, works through programs focused on voter engagement and mobilization, issue advocacy, legislative accountability, and research and opinion polling to provide the public, policymakers, and environmental advocates with the resources they need to make California’s air, water and natural resources cleaner and greener through the democratic process. For more information, please visit www.clcvedfund.org.

The work of CLCV and CLCV Ed Fund to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social, and environmental justice. Engaging black, indigenous, and people of color, among other key constituencies for the environment is an organizational priority. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture and policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Communications Director is CLCV and CLCV EF’s chief storyteller and will coordinate our overall communications strategy to raise the profile of CLCV, CLCV EF, and our work and help organize the voice of Californians as a power to protect our environment and our future.

With 12 years left to make meaningful progress on the climate crisis, California has an outsized leadership role to play. CLCV and CLCV EF are focused on building the power and creating the policy roadmap to lead this progress. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Communications Director will work collaboratively with senior leaders to develop and implement communication goals and strategies that increase the organizations’ thought leadership, shape the public narrative, and broaden the impact of our mission. They will oversee organizational messaging and member engagement, with a particular focus on innovation in online organizing, advocacy, and fundraising.

This member of our Senior Leadership Team will be responsible for devising, implementing, and managing internal and external communications that help build and support a geographically and racially representative and inclusive environmental movement. As a seasoned professional, they will serve as a media liaison and on the record spokesperson.

The Communications Director will develop strategies to advance organizational objectives and campaigns using and innovating a range of digital and technology strategies including engagement with and growing our existing advocacy lists, earned media (digital, print, radio, TV), advertising, social media, texting, and more. They will ensure that all communications produced by CLCV and CLCV EF are accurate, professional, engaging, and appropriate for specific audiences. The Communications Director must possess excellent written and verbal skills, the ability to manage multiple projects, and a keen sense of California’s political landscape and top-tier environmental and social justice issues.

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COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in this highly respected organization. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a respected track record. CLCV offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and disability coverage; a 401(k) retirement program with employer match; discounted pre-tax Commuter Checks for public transit; flexible spending account (FSA) for health care expenses; and optional life insurance. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY:

Send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements and tell us how you found this posting to [email protected]. Please write “Communications Director” in the subject line. The position is open until filled. No phone calls please.

The California League of Conservation Voters and CLCV Education Fund are committed to equity, inclusion, and environmental justice. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we seek to create and sustain a team that reflects the diversity of the state we serve. We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds, especially those with experience working with communities most impacted by California’s environmental challenges.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Building Democracy. Electing Environmental Champions. Protecting Our Future.

We are California's voice, statewide and nationally, for bold climate action. We elect and cultivate environmental champions, turn election victories into policy wins, hold our lawmakers accountable, and build political power to transform our political system and achieve climate justice.

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