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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ENERGY & CLIMATE POLICY ASSISTANT
Location: Hartford, some travel required Deadline for Submission: March 2019 Work Schedule: Full-time
Job Summary CTLCV has an immediate opening for a full-time Energy & Climate Change Policy Assistant to join our team. Our ideal candidate will have a background in environmental policy, government relations, or political science.
The Energy Policy Assistant will provide support to the Executive Director and Deputy Director by tracking legislation related to clean energy and climate change at the state level; preparing testimony and written materials; attending hearings, committee meetings, and other events as required; liaising with other advocacy groups; drafting briefing papers and policy positions; and performing other tasks as required.
This is a full-time, salaried position based in our Hartford office. Some travel may be required.
Responsibilities and Duties
Developing internal and public-facing briefing papers on matters affecting clean energy, electric vehicles, climate change, and other related topics
Identifying and tracking legislation related to clean energy and climate change through the state legislative process
Organizing community meetings and recruiting volunteers and activists
Drafting and presenting written and oral testimony on clean energy and climate change topics at the state legislature or other public forums
Researching clean energy and climate change legislation
Updating and maintaining CTLCV’s website and databases
Scheduling in-person and virtual meetings and conference calls for the Executive Director and Deputy Director
Assisting with logistics for clean energy and climate change events, including CTLCV’s Annual Environmental Summit
Drafting and preparing communications on clean energy and climate change topics, including social media and mass emails
Maintaining and organizing records in CTLCV’s database
Qualifications The ideal candidate will have:
2+ years working in politics, government, government relations, or a related field. Preference given to applicants with a background working with the Connecticut General Assembly or state agencies
A genuine passion for protecting our environment
Familiarity with EveryAction or NGP VAN
Familiarity with Weebly or comparable web development tools
Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud.
Superior organizational, communication, and time-management skills.
Interested candidates should submit a résumé and cover letter to Megan Macomber at firstname.lastname@example.org.