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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JOB SUMMARY The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV), a 501(c)(4) organization, and Connecticut League of Conservation Voter’s Education Fund (CTLCVEF), a 501(c)(3) organization, have an immediate opening for a Communications Director.
The Communications Director will be responsible for crafting and executing a paid and earned media plan, social media strategy, and member outreach program. Additionally, the Communications Director will write briefing papers on legislative and environmental issues, content for CTLCV and CTLCVEF’s websites, and assist the Development Director in producing written copy for fundraising communications. This position will be responsible for producing our annual Environmental Scorecard in the fall, and will oversee the work of any public relations or marketing agencies contracted by CTLCV.
The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for the environment and our mission and have three or more years experience in communications (preferably in a nonprofit, government, or political setting).
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Design and implement a strategic communications plan;
Work with PR agency to produce press releases, op-eds, letters to the editor, and other content for print and digital media;
Act as organization’s spokesperson at all public and media events, including interviews for print, radio, television, and digital outlets;
Produce briefing papers on key environmental bills or issues;
Design handouts, flyers, booklets, and other communications pieces as required;
Regularly update the organization’s websites and social media accounts;
Write and schedule member outreach emails to keep organization’s followers informed on the latest developments at the Capitol and across the state;
Work with Executive Director on lawmaker outreach, including scheduled emails, vote alerts, and other timely communications.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
At least 3 years of communications experience, preferably in a nonprofit, government, or political setting;
Familiarity with Connecticut and regional press, including print, television, radio, and digital outlets;
Experience acting as a spokesperson in public settings and in front of the media;
Experience working with a Board of Directors;
Exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills;
Experience working with the Adobe Creative suite;
Familiarity with Weebly or other web design platforms;
Familiarity with EveryAction or other content management platforms;
Attention to detail and strong organization skills;
A working knowledge of Connecticut’s political landscape and/or experience working on a political campaign;
Commitment to the goals and agenda of CTLCV and CTLCV Education Fund.
PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Experience working with the CT General Assembly
Based in Hartford, CT.
Some travel is necessary.
Some evening and weekend work required.
Team player: Given the small size of the organization, the Communications Director will be expected to fulfill occasional program responsibilities and other duties as needed. CTLCV & CTLCVEF are fast-paced organizations that require juggling of multiple projects while meeting tight deadlines. Because of the nature of our work, we provide a flexible working environment, allowing work from home and additional time off after meeting of intense deadlines.
TO APPLY Please send cover letter & resume to Megan Macomber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CTLCV is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to building an inclusive atmosphere for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other non-merit factors.