New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (“NJLCV”) are bi-partisan, non-profit organizations that protect our precious natural resources by raising awareness of key environmental challenges; increasing the efficacy of the environmental community; helping elect environmentally responsible candidates to state and local offices; advocating for strong environmental policies; and ensuring accountability to safeguard the health of our communities, the beauty of our state, and the strength of our economy.

We are committed to and incorporate in all our work, the goal of helping establish a just, inclusive, and equitable environment for New Jersey. We work with, learn from, and support overburdened and low- income communities to publicly educate, co-create social change, and advocate for environmentally just policies.

Currently we are seeking several people with some organizing experience and knowledge that can help impact environmental outreach, community engagement and the development and implementation of campaigns.

We seek full-time Environmental Campaigns Organizers who are excited about working with a dynamic Campaigns and outreach department, and strive for further professional growth and development as they help support and deliver the clean energy campaigns and outreach initiatives we undertake. Ideal candidates who are motivated, excellent communicators with some experience advocating for and building relationships, as well as passion for our mission will thrive. This job offers an opportunity to work with a successful team that is committed to a better, more equitable future. It will provide challenges and inspiration, and you’ll know you will be making a real difference. If your passion and enthusiasm for environmental issues and justice compel you to do this work, then an opportunity to join a forward thinking, leading voice for environmental advocacy within the State will drive you to seek this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the Senior Manager, Campaigns, help develop and support campaign plans, targets, strategies and tactics that focus primarily on clean energy alternatives and in particular, offshore wind initiatives; assume responsibility for supporting, organizing and growing various campaigns as assigned.
  • Collaborate and plan advocacy with other staff organizers, partners and allies; conducting educational forums and community outreach to ensure broad state-wide support.
  • Assist in helping grow and develop NJLCV’s volunteer activists initiative, with a focus on activist engagement and utilizing volunteer resources for organizing and other activities.
  • Coordinate and plan volunteer engagement events; recruit, train, manage and cultivate volunteers and canvassers for effective collective action and outreach including phone banking, signature petition drives, texting, in-person education activities, and storytelling.
  • Conduct outreach to local environmental organizations, community/senior centers, religious affiliates, housing cooperatives, high schools/universities, businesses and other grass-roots entities as appropriate; helping cultivate positive relationships and develop strong community ties and partnerships.
  • Ensure all activities are conducted in a manner consistent with state and federal regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Experience:

  • Basic understanding of, and ability to navigate political landscape in New Jersey
  • Prior success with coalition building, support, and coordination preferred
  • Demonstrated success recruiting volunteer activists, and mobilizing public support, particularly in environmentally challenged communities
  • Prior experience with field organizing and designing grassroots organizing campaigns
  • Prior work with immigrant communities, communities of color, or related work experience highly preferred
  • Prior experience training, coordinating and managing canvassing staff preferred
  • Working knowledge of Voter Activation Network (VAN), Every Action, Mobilize and Catalist preferred
  • Bi-lingual Spanish language skills a plus

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Commitment to environmental conservation and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
  • Highly organized, self-directed, dependable team player

Position Requirements:
These are full-time positions based in Hamilton, NJ with significant remote site work along the coastal Jersey shore and Central Jersey areas. Travel throughout New Jersey will be necessary so a valid driver’s license and continuous access to a car are required, along with the ability to maintain a flexible schedule common to campaigns.

These positions are supported by grant funding, with the strong likelihood of continuation, dependent upon additional funding and the possibility of advancement.

Salary Range: $40,000 - $55,000 annually, commensurate with experience, plus a very generous and comprehensive benefits package. Ranges are based on an external and organizational wage analysis, noting that new staff rarely start at the top of a range.

To apply: Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Jobs@njlcv.org with “Campaigns Organizers” in the subject line. Selected candidates will participate in a 3-round interview process conducted from July 8 – July 22, 2024. No calls please. Applications reviewed until positions are filled.

New Jersey LCV is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, genetics, disability, age, marital status, familial status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, pregnancy, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait status, or veteran status.