Arizona Civic Engagement Director

Reports to: Arizona Executive Director

Positions reporting to this position: Area Coordinator, Area Director, Quality Control Coordinator

Description:

The League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCVEF) works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. Arizona, in collaboration with our national partner LCVEF, advocates for strong environmental protections, and builds and amplifies the voices of communities of color and other key constituencies who are disproportionately impacted by environmental issues. 

Arizona works to protect and advocate for the environment reflects the organization’s commitment to racial, social, and environmental justice. Engaging communities 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 promote equity and inclusion.

Over the last three election cycles, Arizona’s and our national partner LCVEF have established a track record of success running top-quality nonpartisan voter registration efforts. LCVEF has helped nearly 900,000 individuals register to vote. LCVEF and many state leagues partners have also prioritized increasing our efforts to protect and promote voting rights. These issues are central to the success of environmental priorities, and are therefore, central to the success of the conservation voter’s movement. Moving into 2018, LCVEF expects significant and sustained growth within its Civic Engagement program. 

Arizona is seeking a Voter Registration Program Director who has strong experience in management, elections, political organizing, voter registration and executing programs at scale. This person will oversee a growing multi-state site-based voter registration effort. This will involve hiring, training and developing staff, as well as managing day-to-day activities necessary to successfully accomplish program goals. We are looking for a creative, motivated leader with an organizing background who is goal-driven and detail-oriented. 

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, train, and manage a staff of paid (hourly) area canvass directors, area coordinators and quality control staff;
  • Track and report data and progress related to voter registration efforts;
  • Ensure program is executed with a high standard of quality control and professionalism;
  • Oversee an extensive follow-up program targeted at new registrants;
  • Help build a community organizing program that will launch in late 2017 as the next phase of this voter registration program; 
  • Advocate for, allocate, and manage field budgets and resources
  • Assist area coordinator in developing and executing their plans
  • Hold area coordinators accountable for quantitative field progress
  • Work with senior staff of Arizona and LCVEF to set and accomplish program goals; and
  • Other organizing activities as needed. 

 

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of experience running a large-scale voter registration effort, petition drive, or paid canvass;
  • Experience managing people and implement staff policies;
  • Working knowledge of online database and field reporting systems, or the ability to learn them;
  • Experience with VAN voter file system
  • Experience managing a budget and finances
  • Ability to work a campaign schedule including, long hours and evening and weekend work;
  • Willingness to take directives and implement a complex program plan; and
  • Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States and Arizona.

 

Required Skills:

  • Exceptional leadership, supervision, management and coaching skills including managing remote staff;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Flexibility, self-awareness, emotional intelligence and a sense of humor are preferred; 
  • The ability to juggle multiple tasks, solve problems, and set priorities in a fast-paced, high-performance environment; 
  • Ability to represent Arizona and LCVEF to a variety of audiences and through a variety of mediums;
  • Reliable, consistent, detail-oriented and self-motivated; and
  • Self-aware, emotionally intelligent and culturally competent.

 

Values:

Must share a commitment to advancing racial justice and equity and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Must also have a complex understanding of priorities in communities of color, cultures and potential for effective civic engagement.

 

Working Conditions:

Ability to work evenings, travel extensively, and work overtime with little notice. This position will often require non-traditional hours and will involve work on the weekends. The location of this position is flexible.

 

To Apply: 

Send cover letter and resume to jobs@crossroadscampaigns.com with “Arizona Civic Engagement Director” in the subject line.