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Lowcountry Organizer

Organization Name: Conservation Voters of South Carolina
Website: cvsc.org
Job Post Date: 15 May 2019
Job Terms: Contract
Salary: To be negotiated
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description

In 2018, CVSC is launched an ambitious statewide field effort to ignite the next generation of conservation advocates and empowering our network of conservation voters with the tools and training they need to build a safe and healthy future for South Carolina. In 2019, CVSC looks to dramatically increase the scope and scale of these efforts in the Lowcountry, building a strong and diverse grassroots base to raise the profile of clean energy and climate action among state and federal leaders, including Democratic presidential candidates.

The Lowcountry Organizer will recruit, mobilize and track CVSC supporters, members, and volunteers to build political power for the environment in key regions of South Carolina. The Organizer will build lists and train a team of activists and volunteer to raise the profile of clean energy and climate action, coordinate local activities and support other issue and electoral campaigns. The position will work as a team with other Organizers and will report to the Lowcountry Regional Field Director.

Specific Duties:
• Organize phone and field canvases, both paid and volunteer
• Engage activists online and move them to offline actions
• Connect CVSC followers effectively with candidates and elected officials on conservation issues
• Execute educational and electoral campaigns
• Work with allied groups and maintain a local presence for CVSC in key regions of state
• Assist with the fulfillment of grant requirements

Qualifications

Skills: General Skills Desired:
• Experience recruiting, training, managing and sustaining volunteers
• Experience working with diverse constituencies
• Experience on electoral, lobbying or public education campaigns
• Excellent one-on-one communication skills and a passion for interacting with people
• Strong computer skills, including experience with spreadsheets and electoral databases
• One to two years of organizing experience preferred
• Demonstrated commitment to the organization’s mission and values

Organization Description

Conservation Voters of South Carolina is the political voice of South Carolina's environmental community. CVSC is a bipartisan, non-profit organization that, along with its sister organization the CVSC PAC, passes laws that protect our environment, elects pro-conservation candidates, holds elected officials accountable. The CVSC Education Fund also works to educate and engage South Carolinians “to protect the South Carolina we love.” We effectively fight for our air, land, and water through bipartisan and pragmatic political action.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter that addresses how your expertise matches the job description and why you want to work to protect the air, land, and water of South Carolina. The positions will remain open until filled.

Contact: Meredith Cook
Email: meredith@cvsc.org
Job Post Online Expiration: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 09:28pm

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