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Boards & Commissions Program Coordinator


NC League of Conservation Voters Foundation (NCLCVF) is seeking a dynamic leader to carry out our new Boards and Commissions Coordinator.

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 Program Coordinator will report directly to the Program Director and will work closely with our organizing teams.

About our organization:

NC League of Conservation Voters Foundation 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.

Program Overview:

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 of the voices of our communities. As such, we have launched a training program to recruit, support, train and place women and people of color, and marginalized members of the community  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 program, which teaches participants to understand complex and intersecting policy arenas, navigate the culture and language of boards and 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, social justice, and democracy to the forefront of local and regional policies and plans.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop training curricula for the Boards and Commissions Fellowship Program.
  • Facilitate or co-facilitate monthly sessions.
  • 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.
  • Facilitate placement of participants to relevant boards and commissions.
  • Publicly promote the program.
  • Participate in NCLCVF’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs, including advancing personal education and development.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Applicants should have:

  • Passion for NCLCVF’s mission with a desire to be an ambassador for the organization;
  • Ability to work on bipartisan and nonpartisan policies in order to advance NCLCV’s mission;
  • A strong commitment to environmental justice, social justice, and democracy. Demonstrate cultural competency and a commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture;
  • Good project organization skills with the ability to focus on details, goals, and deadlines;
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively in person and electronically;
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people, including elected officials, candidates for office, state agency and local government staff, board and staff, organization members, prospective and current fellows, and national partners in a positive, professional manner;
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed. Some program and event work on evenings and weekends will be required. Attendance is required for all Boards & Commissions training dates (typically on Saturdays);
  • Ability to travel as required.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Google Docs and Google Sheets;
  • Ability to be self-motivated, as well as part of a team.

Specific skills/subject knowledge:

  • Experience with training, facilitation, community outreach, and curricula 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 training and 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.


Bilingual in Spanish and English. Ability to speak and write in both languages.

Compensation and Conditions

This is a full-time position supporting advocates currently in Raleigh, Fayetteville, and Winston-Salem. Salary range for 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.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to with “Boards & Commissions Program Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Application deadline is October 31, 2023.

NCLCVF is an equal opportunity employer committed to a racially just, equitable, and inclusive workplace.