Chispa NV Program Director
Company: League of Conservation Voters
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: March 18, 2023
Department: Community & Civic Engagement Status: Exempt Reports
to: Chispa National Director Positions Reporting to this Position:
Chispa NV Administrative Associate, Chispa NV Community Organizers,
Chispa NV Organizing Director (once hired) Travel Requirements: Up
to 20% Unit Position: No Job Classification Level: M-I Salary Range
(depending on experience): $84,728 - $108,000 General Description:
LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a
right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To
protect those rights, we help people use their power to shape
policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence
elections. Chispa, a program of LCV, works to ensure that Latinx
communities and leaders have a strong voice in the movement for
climate justice and within the environmental movement and influence
the environmental policies and decisions that impact our health,
environment, and democracy. Chispa has programs in Arizona,
Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Nevada, and Texas. The Chispa program
in Nevada has primarily worked with Latinx communities in Clark
County since 2015. We are working to build a robust team on the
ground that can lead the Chispa Nevada program toward our mission
of protecting our communities and environment and defending our
democracy. LCV is seeking a Chispa Nevada Program Director, a
senior-level organizer with extensive experience in program
management, base building, and developing grassroots leaders
through issue organizing campaigns. We are looking for a creative,
motivated individual with a strong organizing background who is
experienced in movement building, has a thorough understanding of
Nevada politics, and is ready to support the growth, rebuilding,
and strengthening of the Chispa program based in Las Vegas, NV.
- Work with the Chispa National Director, key staff and state and
local partners, and the community to develop, implement and
evaluate short-term and long-term programmatic plans that
prioritize civic engagement, base building, leadership development,
and issue-based campaigns on climate justice and democracy.
- Oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of
issue organizing campaigns that build a strong base of volunteers,
develop grassroots leaders and inform and drive policy victories
for climate justice and the defense of our democracy.
- Collaborate with LCV's Democracy For All Team to oversee voter
registration and engagement program's planning, implementation, and
- Ensure that Chispa Nevada's programmatic areas such as voter
education, voter registration, GOTV initiatives, civic engagement,
organizing, and issue-based campaigns are aligned and
- Lead the hiring, coaching, and supervision of Chispa Nevada
program support staff; guide and support the program's short and
long-term goals and professional development.
- Work with the Chispa National team and other departments at LCV
to coordinate support for the Chispa Nevada program, including
coordinating with the Chispa National leadership and Institutional
Giving team on fundraising efforts for the Chispa NV program to
- Develop relationships and partnerships with Latinx
organizations, climate groups, leaders, and policymakers.
- Collaborate with the Chispa National communications team and
partner with organizations and consultants to implement a
Spanish-language and Latinx-focused communications strategy.
- Actively participate as a thought leader in the Chispa network,
the Community and Civic Engagement department, and the Conservation
Voter Movement and contribute to building an inclusive
- Ensure compliance and reporting of all program activities
working with Legal and Finance departments and, where appropriate,
- Work with Chispa NV Administrative Associate to oversee
administrative aspects of the program, including narrative reports,
day-to-day office operations, and financial monitoring and
- Travel up to 20% of the time for meetings with state
legislators, coalition partners, staff retreats, training, and
conferences, as needed. Qualifications:
- Work Experience: Required - At least 5 years of experience in
issue, labor, and/or grassroots community organizing campaigns with
Latinx, low-income families, and/or people of color. 1-2 years of
direct supervisory experience. Coalition/partner relations
experience across issue areas. Experience with program management,
budget oversight, and reporting. Demonstrated experience in staff
supervision, management, and coaching skills. Familiarity with
digital and communications strategies and tactics and how they
amplify and strengthen community organizing and campaigns.
- Preferred - Experience working with Nevada communities, and
Clark County in particular. Fundraising and report writing
- Skills: Required - Excellent programmatic planning skills.
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, including the
ability to write and implement, monitor, and evaluate program and
campaign plans. Ability to represent Chispa to a variety of
audiences and through a variety of mediums. Commitment to measuring
and tracking progress, developing reports, and program outcomes.
Work well in a fast-paced environment and be able to prioritize and
multitask without sacrificing the quality of work. Reliable,
consistent, detail-oriented, and self-motivated. Bilingual in
English and Spanish.
- Preferred - Familiarity with the IRS rules regarding 501(c)(3),
501(c)(4), and PACs. Familiarity with Google and Office Suite.
Knowledge of organizing and digital engagement tools such as VAN,
EveryAction, and Phone to Action.
- Cultural Competence: Demonstrated awareness of one's cultural
identity, views about differences, and the ability to learn and
build on varying cultural and community norms. A complex
understanding of racial justice and the urgency of confronting
institutional racism and inequity. Commitment to equity and
inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Proven track
record of successfully working across lines of race, immigration
status, ethnicity, language, class, gender, and other identities
- Preferred - Familiarity with the complexity of issues and
obstacles facing communities of color engagement in the
environmental movement. Familiarity with Nevada and in-state
- Working Conditions: This job operates both in a professional
office environment and in outdoor and indoor public spaces, and the
person will be exposed to outdoor elements such as precipitation,
wind, and high/low temperatures. This position is occasionally
sedentary; however, attending meetings and canvassing in the
communities is also frequently required. The person in the position
will frequently be expected to move about to accomplish tasks and
move between sites. This position routinely uses standard office
equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and audiovisual
systems. The person in this position frequently communicates with
community members and must be able to exchange accurate
information. Ability to work some evenings and weekends, as needed.
The position requires a valid driver's license and liability
insurance or access to reliable transportation. Applicants need to
be located in and legally authorized to work in the United States.
LCV requires all employees working from our offices or
participating in in-person meetings or events to be fully
up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to reasonable
accommodation as required by law. To Apply: Send a cover letter and
resume to email@example.com with "Chispa NV Program Director" in the
subject line by October 2, 2022. No phone calls, please. LCV is an
Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable,
and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or
any other protected status. LCV is committed to providing access,
equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals
with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and
activities. If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing
this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment
testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection
process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
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