Title: Campaigns Director
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Deputy Director of Programs
Purpose & Background:
Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund (CVNM Education Fund) is a statewide nonprofit environmental organization that believes in engaging the people of New Mexico in our long-standing shared values of protecting our air, land, water and the health of our communities. We do this by mobilizing people to advocate on policy, enhancing the voting process, encouraging people to vote, cultivating conservation leaders and amplifying the voices of those most affected.
CVNM Education Fund currently has three robust organizing programs that are implementing multi-year issue campaigns to address legacy uranium pollution in western New Mexico, invest deeply in renewable energy in northern New Mexico, and reduce asthma-causing pollution in Bernalillo County. CVNM Education Fund also anticipates launching a fourth campaign in southern New Mexico in the summer of 2018.
We are seeking a full-time Campaigns Director to oversee and support CVNM Education Fund’s regional campaigns, including the hiring and management of staff, coordination and development of campaign strategies, and ensuring campaign goals meet the organization’s mission, vision and strategic plan. The Campaigns Director reports to the CVNM Deputy Director of Programs, and collaborates closely with CVNM Education Fund’s senior management, Communications Department, and the program team to develop, support and implement regional campaigns that build long-term community power while also achieving local environmental victories. This role requires a candidate comfortable driving strategic campaign development for multiple issue-focused campaigns, and developing, supporting and managing a high-performing team of organizers and program staff. The Campaigns Director position is based out of CVNM Education Fund’s Santa Fe or Albuquerque office, with frequent travel to Grant, McKinley, and Rio Arriba Counties.
- Provide day to day management of CVNM Education Fund campaigns, including direct supervision of employees, volunteers, and/or independent contractors.
- Frequent field visits to support campaign staff, including regular travel to and in Grant, McKinley, Rio Arriba and Bernalillo Counties.
- Serve as supervisor for campaigns staff, as identified by Deputy Director of Programs, guiding team to deliver outstanding work while efficiently meeting goals including holding and participating in weekly check-ins, quarterly feedback, staff reviews, and making recommendations to Deputy Director of Programs as to, hiring, professional development, and staff accountability.
- Identify and execute opportunities for CVNM Education Fund team to collaborate across programs and/or campaigns, including facilitation of campaign team meetings.
- Ensure CVNM Education Fund campaign strategies meet overall organizational vision and goals.
- Along with Communications Director, identify and assist in executing strategies and opportunities to advance campaign goals through media, communications, and other outreach.
- Assist Deputy Director of Programs in drafting campaign specific grant proposals or reporting, as needed or requested.
- Assist CVNM in decision-maker accountability campaign opportunities and execution, as needed.
- Additional duties as assigned by senior management.
- Minimum 5+ years of experience managing and/or implementing organizing, issue or political campaigns.
- Minimum 3+ years in a supervisory role, with experience supervising remote volunteers, contractors and/or staff.
- A team player who is comfortable managing several responsibilities and pitching in where needed.
- Enthusiasm and commitment to amplify the voice and leadership of communities of color in New Mexico.
- Comfort working in or with bi-lingual or bi-cultural environments, audiences and teams in both group and one-on-one settings.
- Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity, and an interest or commitment to work on environmental issues that impact our air, land, water and community health.
- Experience designing or helping to shape campaign plans and strategies, and implementing or training others in key organizing strategies and tactics like power-mapping, door-to-door canvassing, phone banking and public speaking.
- Understanding of ways that community organizing, leadership development, civic engagement, and decision-maker education can lead to policy or issue change.
- A valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance, and reliable mode of transportation.
- Ability to work on weekends or evenings, as needed.
- Bachelors degree in a related field such as environmental studies, political science or public policy.
- Familiarity with the following workflow, database, and relationship management tools a plus: MOCHAs; Voter Activation Network (VAN); Trello; Excel; and/or Google Drive.
- Bilingual in Spanish and/or Diné a plus.
- Understanding of the benefits and challenges of remote team dynamics a plus.
To apply: Interested applicants should send your resume and cover letter to Campaigns@CVNM.org with “Campaigns Director” in the subject line by July 9th 2018. No calls please.
CVNM Education Fund is an equal opportunity employer. Employment with CVNM Education Fund is at will.