New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (New Jersey LCV) is a bi-partisan, non-profit organization that protects 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 into all our work, the goal of helping establish a just, inclusive, and equitable environmental future for New Jersey. We work with, learn from, and support overburdened and low-income communities to educate the public, co-create social change, and advocate for environmentally just policies.

 

Currently we have an exciting opportunity for a Manager, Politics and Government Affairs candidate who really loves politics, especially New Jersey politics; thrives on negotiating for the benefit of the environment and the residents of New Jersey in order to make an impact; is able to network effectively and understands policy and what it means to be in the “room where it happens”; and is looking to grow their career with an organization that is dynamic, hardworking and influential. 

 

If you are the right person for this role, you will have an opportunity to continue to grow and advance by being a part of a robust and high-energy team, with a focus on coalition and relationship-building with key decision makers; working on long-term political plans; and taking responsibility for components of our elections program. This job offers an opportunity to play a managerial role in one of the leading state-based advocacy organizations finding solutions to some of the most important environmental issues in New Jersey, and work with a successful team that is committed to a better, more equitable future. It will be inspiring and, sometimes challenging, but you’ll know you will be making a real difference.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage New Jersey LCV’s election work and support a broader political program; acting as a political strategist who provides vision and direction for our political and democracy work.

  • Represent New Jersey LCV with various political and electoral partners, and build and leverage political influence to help enact environmentally strong policies and laws, engage elected officials and their staff, and develop relationships with coalitions and local leadership.

  • Develop and execute electoral campaign plans and assist with the identification of campaign endorsement targets; own data collection and analysis necessary, including district and voter data, candidate information and research; develop local and State candidate relationships and lead in the selection process that focuses on helping elect strong leaders who champion the environment and our values.

  • Support the development and implementation of resources for candidates post-endorsement with a particular emphasis on creating a network and engagement program for local endorsees.

  • Support New Jersey LCV’s PAC, ensuring compliance with New Jersey rules and election laws, as well as other applicable election laws, including filing quarterly and annual PAC reports to the NJELEC Commission.

  • Work across teams to ensure our election work supports broader organizational goals related to diversity, equity and inclusion, and apply a racial justice lens to all efforts undertaken.

  • Support organizational efforts relating to Voter Registration, GOTV, or other bi-partisan electoral programs.

  • Support organizational efforts to hold elected officials accountable via a variety of tactics (digital, mail, etc.), and manage New Jersey LCV’s vote recommendations, Scorecard process and publication.

  • Work closely with the Senior Director, Policy to create long and short-term political plans that support an effective political strategy to achieve legislative goals and broader power-building initiatives.

  • Other duties as assigned.

     

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience and success in a similar role. 

  • A strong commitment to environmental protection. 

  • A demonstrated understanding and strong knowledge of New Jersey’s political landscape.

  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure, manage priorities in a fast-paced environment, be detail-oriented, take initiative, stay organized, follow-through, and work independently and as part of a team.

  • A commitment to increasing racial diversity by integrating justice and equity into work undertaken, and helping ensure an inclusive organizational culture.

  • Strong verbal and writing skills with the ability to influence and drive support for goals and initiatives.

  • Experience with public speaking, particularly within the legislative arena.

  • Experience with advocacy and political campaigns.

  • Strong presentation skills. 

  • Experience developing and training others preferred but not required. 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: This is a full-time position with a hybrid work structure based in Hamilton, NJ and remotely. Some nights and weekend work, while not consistent, will be required in support of political and fundraising activities and events. 

 

Salary Range: $50,000 - $70,000 annually, commensurate with experience, plus a very generous benefits package.  Ranges are based on external and organizational wage analysis, noting 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 “Manager Politics” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applications considered until the position is filled.

 

New Jersey LCV is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and, as an equal opportunity employer, will consider all applicants 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.