The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters is a non-profit organization working to educate voters and elected leaders on state environmental issues. CTLCV (and CTLCV Education Fund) works with dozens of groups to develop and support good environmental policies at the state legislature. We publish an annual environmental scorecard grading legislators on their environmental voting records, endorse candidates for state office who will make the environment a top priority, and help to get conservation-minded people informed and involved. For additional information, please visit both web sites at www.conservationeducation.org and www.ctlcv.org.
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CHISPA PROGRAM MANAGER
Location: Stationed in Hartford, some satellite work in Middletown, New Haven, and Waterbury Deadline for Submission: January 2019 Work Schedule: Full-time
Position Overview The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (CTLCV Ed Fund) is hiring a Program Manager for our Chispa CT program. Chispa CT is an environmental justice education and civic engagement program of the CTLCV Ed Fund. Chispa activates communities of color, particularly youth and their parents, on environmental justice issues throughout the state.
We are seeking a Program Manager responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the Chispa CT Program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to supervising Chispa Community Organizers and Environmental Promotores. He/she will assist with the recruitment, training and mobilization of volunteers on critical environmental issues facing Connecticut. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in managing community organizers, establishing reporting metrics, meeting benchmarks and creating a long-term strategy and organizing plan for the organization.
The candidate must possess a genuine interest in developing leadership skills of individuals and helping communities. The Chispa Manager must have a leadership and communications style that inspires and engages staff and volunteers. The job requires an ability to navigate with ease among different settings, including grassroots, policy, and funding arenas, and a strong interest in environmental activism. Preference will be given to candidates who speak both Spanish and English.
Establishes and maintains collaborations with environmental organizations in Connecticut and with other Chispa organizations across the country
Maintains personal and professional relationships with a wide range of state environmental organizations working on legislation at the Capitol
Oversees "Clean Buses for Healthy Niños” campaign (Volkswagen Settlement Fund)
Oversees Chispa's activities for the 100% Clean Energy for All campaign
Trains Community Organizers and assists with Environmental Promotores trainings at the high school, college, and Parent Teacher Association levels
Assists Community Organizers with recruitment and engagement of volunteers, leadership development, and grassroots activities
Assists Community Organizers in activating and advancing volunteers into higher levels of leadership
Leads weekly staff check-in meetings with local organizers and the National Chispa Program
Helps oversee Chispa events such as neighborhood meetings, forums, and media events
Develops relationships with community members and local leaders to recruit and activate volunteers who can effectively advocate for environmental and health issues.
Helps Chispa team up with other organizations on specific programs
Prepares reports, grant applications, and presentations to Board Members and funders
Provides timely updates, memos, and reports to staff, funders, and the Executive Director
Strong community organizing and managerial background
Ability to connect with urban youth and adults on environmental issues that directly impact their communities
General understanding of environmental concerns and willingness to learn issues quickly as they arise at the state and local levels
Enthusiasm and a commitment to building the voice and leadership of Latinx and communities of color throughout Connecticut cities
3+ years in community, issue, labor, or political organizing, preferably within communities of color
Strong written and oral communication skills in both English and Spanish
A strong interest in environmental activism
Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment
Willingness to learn and adapt to a variety of situations
Fluency with Microsoft Office
Ability to travel to locations around Connecticut as needed
Genuine commitment to environmental issues and climate justice.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Chispa Program Manager" in the subject line. No phone calls please.