Title: Boards and Commissions Manager
Status: Exempt, full-time
The NC League of Conservation Voters Foundation (NCLCVF) is seeking a dynamic leader to carry out our new Boards and Commissions Program.
The ideal candidate is well networked in North Carolina among movement organizations and leaders, has a clear understanding of the workings of local boards and commissions, and is invested in leadership development opportunities for low-income communities and communities of color. The Boards & Commissions Manager will report directly to the Outreach Director and will work closely with our organizing teams.
In close coordination with NCLCVF’s team, and with leaders of allied organizations, the Boards and Commissions Manager will recruit participants, tailor the curriculum, recruit speakers and trainers, and facilitate the placement and ongoing support of fellows to serve on key local boards and commissions. We are looking for someone who is detail-oriented, results-driven, and self-motivated.
Boards and commissions are powerful governing bodies with the ability to influence important local policy and investment decisions, but appointees to local boards and commissions do not necessarily reflect all the voices of our communities. As such, we are launching a training program to recruit, support, train, and place women and people of color to serve on local boards and commissions. The training will provide advocates with not just a voice, but a vote at the table. We deeply invest in each cohort through our six-month training, which teaches participants to understand complex and intersecting policy arenas, navigate the culture and language of commissions, and build effective relationships in and outside the commissions they serve on. The program helps new community leaders to effectively leverage their seat on boards and commissions to bring environmental justice, race, and class to the forefront of local and regional policies and plans.
About our organization
NCLCVF connects and engages people to protect our natural environment and promote the well-being of our communities by engaging people in the democratic process, organizing in communities to connect environmental policies to people’s daily lives, cultivating environmental leaders, and advocating for policies at the state and local level that protect the health and quality of life for all North Carolinians.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Identify candidates for the training program, oversee the interview and selection process.
- Develop and maintain relationships with a local network of content experts and consultants.
- Connect participants with policy makers and elected officials as part of the training.
- Coordinate curriculum content with relevant staff at NCLCVF.
- Facilitate placement of participants to relevant boards and commissions.
- Create mechanisms for ongoing support of appointees.
- Publicly promote the program.
Specific Skills and Subject Knowledge
- Experience with training, facilitation, community outreach, and curriculum development.
- Experience working with or significant exposure to grassroots organizing.
- Ability to build effective relationships with community, policy, and government stakeholders; existing relationships in North Carolina politics and environmental and social justice organizations a plus.
- Political acumen and prior experience developing and implementing campaigns.
- Knowledge of and experience working in community led issue campaigns, ideally in one or more of these issues areas: environment, economic development, healthcare, immigration, education, jobs, voting.
- Bilingual in Spanish and English a plus.
Qualifications and Competencies
Education and training: Bachelor’s degree, content knowledge in leadership development, civic engagement and/or environmental policy a plus.
Work experience: At least three (3) years’ experience in public policy, public administration, civic engagement, or community organizing.
Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do, and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture.
Compensation and Conditions
This is a full-time position based in Raleigh, Fayetteville, or Winston-Salem. Salary range for this position is $55,000-$60,000, commensurate with experience. Able to occasionally work hours in excess of stated office hours to get the job done; ability and willingness to travel. Note: all staff are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Boards and Commissions Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Position open until filled.
NCLCVF is an equal opportunity employer committed to a racially just, equitable, and inclusive workplace.