Vice President, GiveGreen
Title: Vice President of GiveGreen
Reports to: Senior Vice President of Development
Positions Reporting to this Position: GiveGreen Digital Coordinator, GiveGreen Development and Events Coordinator
Location: Washington, DC
Union Position: No
Job Classification Level: M-IV
Salary Range (depending on experience): $125,000-$170,000
LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.
For more than 50 years, LCV has grown into a potent political force for protecting our planet and everyone who inhabits it. We have built a powerful national movement with 30 state affiliates, and grassroots and community organizing programs across the country.
GiveGreen is a project of LCV Victory Fund and NRDC Action Votes. GiveGreen offers political donors a powerful, easy, and strategic way to support environmental candidates and accelerate action on climate change. The program has raised over $84 million since its inception, including over $44 million raised in the 2020 election cycle. The GiveGreen program and team will be growing in 2021-2022. Some GiveGreen activities are also conducted by LCV Action Fund and NRDC Action Fund PAC.
The Vice President of GiveGreen is a newly created role that will lead the GiveGreen program to achieve its goals of elevating climate champions to elected office through direct fundraising support and building power to ensure federal and state policy action on climate and environmental justice. The Vice President of GiveGreen will work closely with the staff from the two partner organizations and the GiveGreen Advisory Committee to develop strategic goals and objectives for the program. This position is responsible for the implementation and day to day management of all aspects of the program and leading its team of staff and vendors.
- Working closely with the GiveGreen program team, develop and oversee overall GiveGreen cycle goals (political, fundraising, website).
- Drive vision and strategy to strengthen GiveGreen platform including user experience, data integration, and ongoing development.
- Ensure GiveGreen’s commitment to racial justice and equity is effectively communicated to all audiences.
- Convene and lead regular meetings with the Advisory Committee and regularly share progress updates on the execution of goals.
- Prioritize donor satisfaction with the platform and oversee the team that manages the day to day functioning of the website.
- Build and directly supervise the team that executes direct marketing efforts to broaden the platform’s reach and donor engagement including: email, mail, digital ads, and other strategies.
- Ensure the GiveGreen brand and overall marketing and communications strategy is used consistently, and direct marketing efforts reflect a commitment to advancing climate policy, dismantling racism, and strengthening democracy.
- Working closely with the political team to evaluate and identify priority candidates, ensure candidates are evaluated through a racial justice and equity lens that aligns with the Advisory Committee’s climate and environmental policy advancement goals.
- Develop strategies to ensure credit taking and regular external communication about GiveGreen’s successes.
- Work with the GiveGreen team to ensure strong fundraising partnerships are expanded and maintained.
- Work closely with legal counsel and compliance staff to make sure all fundraising activities and communications meet compliance requirements.
- Oversee program expense budget, negotiate contracts, and hold vendors accountable to deliverables.
- Provide leadership, regular feedback and coaching to the GiveGreen program staff.
- Foster a high-functioning and aligned team grounded in anti-racist team commitments and values.
- Work Experience: Required - At least 10 years of project management or fundraising experience; at least two cycles of electoral campaign experience. At least 5 years experience demonstrated supervisory experience successfully managing high performing teams. Must have demonstrated experience prioritizing projects, resolving issues, and accomplishing goals. Demonstrated ability to work with a governing committee or other key stakeholders. Preferred - Experience with online fundraising and direct marketing, and FEC compliance. Experience in web development, data management, and analytics.
- Skills: Proven leadership skills and the ability to work in a dynamic, high-pressure and often fast paced environment - balancing input while reacting quickly and efficiently and prioritizing projects. Ability to develop and lead teams to implement plans, must have ability to delegate and manage people and communicate effectively. Ability to lead on issues of racial justice and equity. Must be well-organized and attentive to details. Strong writing, communication, and listening skills. Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with different personalities. Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives. Political awareness.
- Cultural Competence: Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Understands how environmental issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the US and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems.
- Working Conditions: This job operates in a professional office environment, and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and audiovisual systems. This position is largely sedentary, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods. The person in this position frequently communicates with partners/elected representatives/major donors and must be able to exchange accurate information. This position is based in Washington, DC. and may require occasional travel and work on nights and weekends for meetings and events, as needed. Please note that all LCV staff are currently working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to email@example.com with “VP GiveGreen” in the subject line by July 14, 2021. No phone calls please.
LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.