Job Openings at EnviroVoters

We’re looking for passionate, creative individuals who want to be a part of a small, dynamic team that is focused on innovative, sustainable, and equitable solutions to address our climate crisis.

Open Positions

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Title: Communications Manager

Reports to:  Communications Director

Employment Type:  Full time, exempt

Position Location:  Bay Area, Los Angeles, Sacramento

Salary:  $80,000 – $95,000 depending on experience

THE ORGANIZATION:

We believe this moment requires transformative change. 

The climate crisis is here. And Black, Indigenous and people of color have been bearing the burden of our pollution-based economy for generations. We have the solutions to stop climate change, but we lack the political will to do it at the rate and scale that’s needed.

California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters) exists to build the political will and power to solve the climate crisis, use climate action to advance justice, and create a global roadmap. To protect our water, land, air, and our most vulnerable communities, we organize voters, elect, and train candidates, and hold lawmakers accountable for bold policy change.

Our vision is to build resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and create a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all.

EnviroVoters Education Fund, EnviroVoters 501(c)3 sister organization, works through programs focused on voter engagement and mobilization, issue advocacy, legislative accountability, and research and opinion polling to provide the public, policymakers, and environmental advocates with the resources they need to make California’s air, water, and natural resources cleaner and greener through the democratic process. For more information, please visit www.envirovoters.org and www.envirovotersedfund.org.

The work of EnviroVoters and EnviroVoters Ed Fund to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social, and environmental justice. Engaging black, indigenous, and people of color, among other key constituencies for the environment is an organizational priority. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture and policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.

EnviroVoters requires all employees to be vaccinated. 

We seek to build a highly-collaborative, relationship-centered culture. To that end, we are committed to a hybrid work schedule. We currently work (2) days a week in the office with the potential of increasing to three (3) days a week because this fosters relationship-building, communication, and teamwork.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:   

We’re looking for an experienced communications professional who understands the importance of traditional and digital communications in educating communities, members, stakeholders, and other important audiences about the climate emergency. If you’re passionate about creatively managing and implementing public relations and communications strategies and campaigns, then you’re the perfect candidate. The candidate will have a committed spirit, can quickly pivot from project to project, maintain strong communication skills, and is a solid manager of people, projects, and ideas. This candidate will spend their days collaborating with the Communications Director to expand awareness and understanding of the climate crisis and the work of EnviroVoters. The Communications Manager must be an organized strategist, able to adjust to any kind of situation, and resilient to stress.

Creativity and out-of-this world writing and editing skills are other tools of the trade. This candidate will have exceptional project management skills and be able to collaborate with other departments effectively to launch campaigns and come up with new ideas and inventive ways to promote an organization so people will pay attention and understand what the organization is all about.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with other teams to identify the public voice of the brand
  • Manage and implement the org style guides and brand voice outlines for all public relations and other vital departments
  • Consult with executive management to develop effective communication procedures and policies
  • Write letters, interdepartmental memos and other business correspondence
  • Perform communications research and monitor the progress of various communications strategies
  • Develop and implement marketing and communications campaigns and strategies and monitor their success
  • Define key performance indicators for each communications channel which will indicate a campaign’s level of success. Oversee and distribute key metrics reports for all the communication verticals.
  • Determine strategic communications campaigns that will help further organizational goals
  • Represent the organization at events and press conferences
  • Oversee digital ads for campaigns and rapid response awareness initiatives
  • Other duties as needed and assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years prior experience working in a marketing or communications role
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, strategic communications, marketing, or equivalent
  • Exceptional communication abilities, including writing, speaking and active listening
  • In-depth knowledge of best writing and messaging practices for business correspondence, public relations, marketing and social media
  • Professional understanding of crisis management
  • Ability to effectively engage with team members of all levels and across departments
  • Great project management skills, including time management, goal setting, multitasking and prioritization
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Experience working in a high-volume, fast-paced environment
  • Good data analysis, problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Advanced organization abilities
  • Leadership abilities, including training and mentorship
  • Proven success designing and executing marketing and communications strategies and campaigns
  • Up to date on industry trends and able to stay ahead of the curve
  • Capable of working well as part of a team as well as independently
  • Familiarity or experience working with CRM software is an asset

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in this highly respected organization. EnviroVoters offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and disability coverage; a 401(k)-retirement program with employer match; flexible spending account (FSA) for health care expenses; and optional life insurance.

HOW TO APPLY:

Send a cover letter, resume to Apply here.  Please write “Communications Manager” in the subject line. The position is open until filled. No phone calls please.

California Environment Voters and California Environment Voters Education Fund are committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

DIGITAL ASSOCIATE

Employment Type: Full-time, Exempt

Wage: A competitive annual salary of $45k – $60k base pay

Department: Communications Department

Reports To: Email and Web Manager and Social Media Manager

Position Location: California, Flexible

Work Schedule: We currently work two (2) days a week in office and three (3) days remotely with the possibility of increasing to three (3) in office workdays in the future

Vaccine Policy: We require all staff to be fully vaccinated

Highly respected organizations, California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters), and EnviroVoters Education Fund, are excited to launch a search for a Digital Associate to join our dynamic, fun, and high-performing team!

We are looking for candidates with a track record of successfully creating engaging and educational copy and content, building emails and web pages, and providing overall digital and technical support to the team. The ideal candidate will be ready to come up with creative ways to achieve the organization’s communications goals and eager to jump in and get the job done. 

WHO WE ARE

We believe this moment requires transformative change.

The climate crisis is here. And Black, Indigenous and people of color have been bearing the burden of our pollution-based economy for generations. We have the solutions to stop climate change, but we lack the political will to do it at the rate and scale that’s needed.

EnviroVoters exists to build the political will and power to solve the climate crisis, use climate action to advance justice, and create a global roadmap. To protect our water, land, air, and our most vulnerable communities, we organize voters, elect and train candidates, and hold lawmakers accountable for bold policy change.

Our vision is to build resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and create a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all.

EnviroVoters Education Fund, EnviroVoters’s 501(c)3 sister organization, works through programs focused on voter engagement and mobilization, issue advocacy, legislative accountability, and research and opinion polling to provide the public, policymakers, and environmental advocates with the resources they need to make California’s air, water and natural resources cleaner and greener through the democratic process. For more information, please visit www.envirovotersedfund.org.

The work of EnviroVoters and EnviroVoters Ed Fund to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social, and environmental justice. Engaging Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, among other key constituencies for the environment is an organizational priority. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture and policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.

OUR CORE VALUES

Relationships are at the heart of our culture and our core values enable us to build ones that are strong, trusting, empowering, and thriving. Therefore, in our everyday interactions with each other and our partners, we strive to act with Equity, Courage, Integrity, Compassion, Impact, and Learning.

WORK SCHEDULE AND VACCINE POLICY

A focus on relationships also informs our work schedule. We believe time together in person is critical to team building. To that end, we currently work two days a week in person with the possibility of increasing to three in the future. As such, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

The digital Associate is critical to our overall organizational success. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications below.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drafting compelling copy for emails, blog posts, social posts, and ads, and ensuring that these materials are clear, accurate, engaging, timely, and newsworthy, for the purposes of public education, advocacy, fundraising, organizing, and recruitment.
  • Building emails, web pages, action/donation forms, and more.
  • Editing, proofreading, and fact checking content before it goes out on public channels.
  • Brainstorming content ideas to tell the stories of our organization and programs, as well as individuals and communities who are affected by climate change, thriving in the clean energy economy, confronting environmental injustices, overcoming barriers to voting, leading the fight for healthier communities, and more.
  • Working with the Communications Team to develop and implement outreach strategies via email, web, social media, and advertising.
  • Researching, learning, developing, and/or implementing strategies for email/social media growth, grassroots fundraising, SEO optimization, and Google Grants and Facebook Advertising best practices.
  • Tracking analytics and performance across multiple platform and maintaining appropriate tracking on all platforms.

MUST HAVES

To be successful in this job, you must possess the following qualities and experience:

  • You have past experience working for political campaigns, elected officials, issue campaigns, advocacy organizations, or nonprofits, or a sincere desire to learn and hit the ground running.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities. You have outstanding organizational skills and the ability to deliver quality work while managing multiple projects. 
  • You are an excellent writer and editor with a keen eye for detail. You have the ability to condense complex policy information in a succinct way.
  • You are an excellent communicator and work well both collaboratively and hierarchically.
  • You have knowledge of WordPress or other CMS, email platforms, ActBlue, SEO, and more.
  • You are curious and enjoy analytics to help drive content creation forward on all social platforms (paid and organic) and email outreach. 
  • You’re passionate about fighting climate change and recognize that Black, Indigenous, and all people of color have been bearing the biggest burden of our pollution-based economy for generations. You are committed to building resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and create a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all.

If you were here right now, you would be:

  • Brainstorming content for our monthly newsletter and regular email and social media calendars.
  • Writing an email calling for a ban on offshore drilling.
  • Building and QAing digital organizing emails.
  • Analyzing email, web, and social metrics to drive testing and optimization.

WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Regular, part-time employees who work up to 20 hours per week are eligible for enrollment in the 401(k) plan, 45% on a pro rata basis of health benefits, 45% on a pro rata basis of paid time leave (sick and vacation) and workers’ compensation insurance.  Regular employees are those who are hired to work on a regular schedule. 

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in this highly respected organization. California Environmental Voters offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and disability coverage; a 401(k)-retirement program with employer match; flexible spending account (FSA) for health care expenses; commuter program; and optional life insurance.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) of this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instruction or assignments.  All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  To perform this job successfully, the employee(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimal levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an at-will relationship. 

We are committed to equity, inclusion, and environmental justice. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we seek to create and sustain a team that reflects the diversity of the state we serve. We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds, especially those with experience working with communities most impacted by California’s environmental challenges.

HOW TO APPLY

Send a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Digital Associate” to Apply here. No phone calls, please. PLEASE NOTE: Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

California Environmental Voters and the California Environmental Voters Education Fund are committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

FINANCE & ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Title: Finance & Accounting Manager

Department: Finance

Reports to: Finance Director

Employment Type: Flexible: Full-Time/Exempt or Part-Time/Hourly

Position Location: Oakland preferred, California remote

Salary: $60,000 – $80,000 depending on experience

WHO WE ARE

We believe this moment requires transformative change. 

The climate crisis is here. And Black, Indigenous and people of color have been bearing the burden of our pollution-based economy for generations. We have the solutions to stop climate change, but we lack the political will to do it at the rate and scale that’s needed.

California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters) exists to build the political will and power to solve the climate crisis, use climate action to advance justice, and create a global roadmap. To protect our water, land, air, and our most vulnerable communities, we organize voters, elect, and train candidates, and hold lawmakers accountable for bold policy change.

Our vision is to build resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and create a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all.

EnviroVoters Education Fund, EnviroVoters 501(c)3 sister organization, works through programs focused on voter engagement and mobilization, issue advocacy, legislative accountability, and research and opinion polling to provide the public, policymakers, and environmental advocates with the resources they need to make California’s air, water, and natural resources cleaner and greener through the democratic process. For more information, please visit www.envirovoters.org and www.envirovotersedfund.org.

The work of EnviroVoters and EnviroVoters Ed Fund to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social, and environmental justice. Engaging black, indigenous, and people of color, among other key constituencies for the environment is an organizational priority. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture and policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.

EnviroVoters requires all employees to be vaccinated.

We seek to build a highly-collaborative, relationship-centered culture. To that end, we are committed to a hybrid work schedule. We currently work (2) days a week in the office with the potential of increasing to three (3) days a week because this fosters relationship-building, communication, and teamwork.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

We are seeking a Finance & Accounting Manager. The Finance and Accounting Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day accounting and financial activities with the assistance of the organizations’ contractors. The accounting and financial activities include accounts payable, payroll, federal and state Political Action Committee (PAC) accounting/reporting (in coordination with organization’s PAC consulting firm), and other general accounting and finance duties.

The Finance & Accounting Manager will contribute to the management of accounting policies and procedures, finance, payroll, helps to ensure financial accuracy in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and adherence to tax regulations.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a mission-driven, rapidly growing, high-impact organization. You will play a critical role in actualizing new processes and systems that will enable the organization to continue to grow its financial infrastructure, and by extension, our organizational impact.

Finance:

  • Develop monthly financial reports to track actual vs budget for projects and grant budgets, and then partner with department leads to review these and other monthly financial reports.
  • Conduct overhead allocation analyses to inform development of grant proposals.
  • Capture and monitor grant spending, prepares financial grant reports, and partners with Finance Director on grant tracking.

Accounting/Payroll:

  • Enter payroll on bi-weekly basis, maintaining payroll compliance.
  • Review and ensure the accuracy and completeness of all payroll transactions including wages, timesheets, taxes, deductions, and garnishments.
  • Manages accounts payable, accounts receivable, and monthly close of accounting records, and all other bookkeeping activities through oversight of the organizations’ contract accountants and bookkeeper.
  • Ensures compliance with GAAP, organizational policies, collection of and federal/state tax requirements.
  • Work closely with department managers and bookkeepers to maintain accurate transaction records.
  • Ensuring invoices are submitted and paid on time.
  • Assists bookkeeper with preparing year-end 1099 filings.
  • Assists the preparation/compilation of the annual budget and the monthly forecasting process.
  • Cultivates strong lines of communication with other departments, facilitating compliance around all electoral activity and PAC activities in partnership with the organizations outside counsel and reporting consultants.
  • Performs special finance and accounting projects and other duties and tasks as assigned by the Finance Director or the Managing Director.
  • Assist in annual audit as necessary.
  • Maintain and update accounting policies and procedure memos.
  • Implementing payroll/timesheet and billing systems.
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or equivalent experience
  • Strong MS Excel skills required.
  • 6+ years of Accounting and Finance experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting
  • Knowledge of GAAP
  • 5+ years of payroll administration experience
  • Strong knowledge of QuickBooks Online, other accounting equivalent
  • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail
  • Committed to the values and mission of EnviroVoters and EnviroVoters Ed Partners
  • Teamwork oriented
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter
  • Flexibility and the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to follow through on projects
  • Must be able to interact effectively with people on all levels of the organization

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with nonprofit accounting (501(c)4 and/or 501(c)3)
  • Experience using Paylocity or an equivalent payroll processing database
  • Experience with PAC accounting and reporting
  • Experience with managing grant spending
  • Commitment to the mission of California Environmental Voters and the California Environmental Voters Education Fund.

WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW

We offer competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and disability coverage; a 401(k)-retirement program with employer match; pre-tax Commuter benefits for public transit; flexible spending account (FSA) for health care expenses; paid vacation, sick leave, and floating holiday; optional life insurance; employee assistance and travel assistance programs.

We are committed to equity, inclusion, and environmental justice. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we seek to create and sustain a team that reflects the diversity of the state we serve. We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds, especially those with experience working with communities most impacted by California’s environmental challenges.

HOW TO APPLY

Send a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Finance & Accounting Senior Manager” to Apply here . No phone calls, please. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

California Environmental Voters and the California Environmental Voters Education Fund are committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

PHILANTHROPY ASSOCIATE

Employment Type:   Full-time, Exempt

Wage: A competitive annual salary of $45k – $60k base pay

Department: Philanthropy Department

Reports To: Shanil Jiwani

Position Location: California, ideally Los Angeles but flexible

Work Schedule: We currently work two (2) days a week in office and three (3) days remotely with the possibility of increasing to three (3) in office workdays in the future

Vaccine Policy: We require all staff to be fully vaccinated

Highly respected organizations, California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters), and EnviroVoters Education Fund, are excited to launch a search for a Philanthropy Associate to join our dynamic, fun, and high-performing team!

We are looking for candidates who can successfully assist with EnviroVoters’s 5-year growth campaign to raise $32 million across its c4, c3, and PAC entities. The ideal candidate will be organized and proficient in systems management to help achieve the organization’s goals and eager to jump into the work.

WHO WE ARE

We believe this moment requires transformative change. The climate crisis is here. And Black, Indigenous and people of color have been bearing the burden of our pollution-based economy for generations. We have the solutions to stop climate change, but we lack the political will to do it at the rate and scale that’s needed.

EnviroVoters exists to build the political will and power to solve the climate crisis, use climate action to advance justice, and create a global roadmap. To protect our water, land, air, and our most vulnerable communities, we organize voters, elect and train candidates, and hold lawmakers accountable for bold policy change.

Our vision is to build resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and create a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all.

EnviroVoters Education Fund, EnviroVoters’s 501(c)3 sister organization, works through programs focused on voter engagement and mobilization, issue advocacy, legislative accountability, and research and opinion polling to provide the public, policymakers, and environmental advocates with the resources they need to make California’s air, water, and natural resources cleaner and greener through the democratic process. For more information, please visit www.envirovotersedfund.org.

The work of EnviroVoters and EnviroVoters Ed Fund to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social, and environmental justice. Engaging Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, among other key constituencies for the environment is an organizational priority. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture and policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.

OUR CORE VALUES

Relationships are at the heart of our culture and our core values enable us to build ones that are strong, trusting, empowering, and thriving. Therefore, in our everyday interactions with each other and our partners, we strive to act with Equity, Courage, Integrity, Compassion, Impact, and Learning.

WORK SCHEDULE AND VACCINE POLICY

A focus on relationships also informs our work schedule. We believe time together in person is critical to team building. To that end, we currently work two days a week in person with the possibility of increasing to three in the future. As such, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

The Philanthropy Associate is critical to our overall organizational success and will be responsible for fundraising administration, data management, prospect research, and event coordination for the organization’s 5-year growth campaign.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research potential prospects, identify existing donors with greater capacity, and manage the prospect pipeline. This includes researching state and federal political giving, philanthropic giving, and PAC giving, among other resources that help to identify net worth.
  • Provide admin assistance to the Director of Philanthropy and Senior Philanthropy Officer with scheduling meetings, coordinating events, calendar and contacts maintenance, meeting preparation, and follow-up, and general fundraising activities.
  • Coordinate virtual events and donor briefings, including the outreach, registration, and tech needs.
  • Prepare written and email correspondence, donor profiles, volunteer briefings, donor solicitations, emails, donor updates, reports, and proposals.
  • Support the volunteer Growth Campaign Cabinet
  • Update Raiser’s Edge with regular data entry to ensure that all outreach and meetings are recorded and reported.
  • Prepare regular campaign fundraising reports for the philanthropy and executive team, as well as monthly reports for board committees.
  • Perform other duties that support the needs of the development department, as assigned.
  • Opportunities to take on special projects, including stewardship and member management projects, throughout the year.

MUST HAVES

  • Passion for working in the environmental, climate justice, and political space.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in a related area and/or the aptitude for major gift and campaign fundraising management. Prior political or nonprofit work experience is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams, and internet research using FEC Lookup and OpenSecrets. Experience with Raiser’s Edge and iWave is a plus.
  • Strong writing skills and ability to present information in a succinct way.
  • Ability to maintain discretion and work with confidential documents.
  • Strong organizational, time management, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to take direction on projects and ask questions when unsure.

WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in this highly respected organization. California Environmental Voters offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and disability coverage; a 401(k)-retirement program with employer match; flexible spending account (FSA) for health care expenses; commuter program; and optional life insurance.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) of this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instruction or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimal levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an at-will relationship.

We are committed to equity, inclusion, and environmental and climate justice. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we seek to create and sustain a team that reflects the diversity of the state we serve. We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds, especially those with experience working with communities most impacted by California’s environmental challenges.

HOW TO APPLY

Send a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Philanthropy Associate” to Apply Here. No phone calls, please. PLEASE NOTE: Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

California Environmental Voters and the California Environmental Voters Education Fund are committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

PRESS SECRETARY

Department: Communications

Reports To: Communications Director

Employment Type: Full-Time/Exempt

Salary Range: $55,000 – $70,000 depending on experience

Position Location: California, flexible

California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters) and the California Environmental Voters Education Fund are seeking a Press Secretary. We are looking for candidates with a track record of writing press materials, conducting outreach to reporters, securing positive news coverage, creating messaging, talking points, and writing and placing opinion pieces. The ideal candidate will be ready to come up with creative ways to achieve the organization’s goals and eager to jump in and get the job done.  

WHO WE ARE
California Environmental Voters (formerly the California League of Conservation Voters) believes the climate crisis is here and this moment requires transformative change. EnviroVoters exists to build the political power to solve the climate crisis, advance justice, and create a roadmap for global action. We organize voters, elect and train candidates, and hold lawmakers accountable for bold policy change. We believe that only by transforming our political system will we create the opportunity to take bold action on climate change. We inspire hope and action and fight for equity and justice for all Californians. We are in the business of changing what’s possible. Learn more at envirovoters.org.

The California Environmental Voters Education Fund (formerly the California League of Conservation Voters Ed Fund), our 501(c)3 sister organization, works through programs focused on voter engagement and mobilization, issue advocacy, legislative accountability, and research and opinion polling to provide the public, policymakers, and environmental advocates with the resources they need to make California’s air, water and natural resources cleaner and greener through the democratic process. Learn more at envirovotersedfund.org.

EnviroVoters requires all employees to be vaccinated. 

We seek to build a highly-collaborative, relationship-centered culture. To that end, we are committed to a hybrid work schedule. We currently work (2) days a week in the office with the potential of increasing to three (3) days a week because this fosters relationship-building, communication, and teamwork.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

The Press Secretary is responsible for the following:

  • Working with the Communications Director to develop and implement the organization’s press strategy as well as managing day-to-day press activities. Responsible for increasing EnviroVoters visibility in both local and national media and maintaining strong relationships with key reporters.
  • Work with the organization’s different program areas to develop and implement media outreach plans for specific campaigns, including creating messaging documents.
  • Generating press coverage, including proactive pitching to target outlets, coordinating and attending press conferences and interviews, maintaining message consistency, and responding to incoming news media requests on deadline. This work will also include drafting statements, researching background information, and coordinating messaging with relevant staff.
  • Drafting, editing, and finalizing communications content and materials (press advisories and releases, op-eds, blogs, emails, statements, letters to the editor, and other external communications), and ensuring that these materials are clear, accurate, engaging, timely and newsworthy.
  • Preparing spokespeople and staff for interviews with media outlets to ensure accuracy of information and delivery of key messages. This will include preparing talking points, one-pagers, rapid response statements, and coaching staff for different mediums.
  • Researching and cultivating relationships with reporters and editors.
  • Creating weekly news roundups that summarize and track relevant press coverage.
  • Submitting monthly newsletter content and assisting the email and web manager by writing content and editing submissions from the team.
  • Working closely with the press staff of elected officials, community-based organizations, advocacy groups, and business groups, to plan and execute events, including roundtables, press conferences, and panel discussions.
  • Building and promoting our thought-leadership content on owned channels like Medium and LinkedIn and also using the content to leverage external placements on podcasts and other media outlets. Own our Twitter press outreach and engagement to spread the word and connect with reporters.
  • Supporting email and social media content when needed, particularly for press-related posts on Twitter, and other responsibilities as assigned.

WHO YOU ARE & KEYS TO SUCCESS
To be successful in this job, you possess the following qualities and experience:

  • You have 5 plus years of communications experience. You have past experience working for political campaigns, elected officials, issue campaigns, advocacy organizations, or nonprofits. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities.
  • You have a track record of running an organization’s press activities and helping to secure positive coverage, whether by calling and pitching reporters, helping to plan a media event, or writing and placing an opinion piece.
  • You are an excellent writer and editor with a keen eye for detail. You have the ability to condense complex policy information in a succinct way. You have solid experience writing and editing media materials such as press releases, media advisories, talking points, blog posts, op-eds, etc. You have the ability to quickly identify relevant news topics and issues with a defined point of view.
  • You have cultivated and maintained media relationships with reporters and media outlets, especially on the environmental, political, and energy beats.
  • You have outstanding organizational skills and the ability to deliver quality work while managing multiple projects. You are an excellent communicator and work well both collaboratively and hierarchically.
  • You are proficient in Microsoft Office, media monitoring platforms like MuckRack, Cision, or Meltwater. Comfortable with WordPress and familiarity with Canva and Adobe.
  • You’re passionate about fighting climate change and recognize that Black, Indigenous, and all people of color have been bearing the biggest burden of our pollution-based economy for generations. You are committed to building resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and create a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all.

If you were here right now, you would be:

  • Working with our Communications Director to identify and plan press opportunities that may arise from our legislative, advocacy, and fundraising campaigns.
  • Writing a press statement from our CEO calling on Congressional leaders to pass bold federal climate legislation.
  • Working with a staff member from an elected official’s office to help support a press event. This event will highlight the need to transition school buses to being zero-emission vehicles.
  • Writing an op-ed that explains the importance of political redistricting in our state and highlights why Californians should care and take action.

WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW
We offer competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and disability coverage; a 401(k)-retirement program with employer match; pre-tax Commuter benefits for public transit; flexible spending account (FSA) for health care expenses; paid vacation, sick leave and floating holiday; optional life insurance; employee assistance and travel assistance programs.

We are committed to equity, inclusion, and environmental justice. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we seek to create and sustain a team that reflects the diversity of the state we serve. We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds, especially those with experience working with communities most impacted by California’s environmental challenges.

HOW TO APPLY

Send a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Press Secretary” to Apply here. No phone calls, please.

PLEASE NOTE: Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

California Environmental Voters and the California Environmental Voters Education Fund are committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Department: Communications

Reports To: Communications Director

Employment Type: Full-Time/Exempt

Salary Range: $55,000 – $70,000 depending on experience

Position Location: California – Los Angeles, Sacramento, Bay Area

If you are looking for a healthy working environment that values your contribution and creativity; If you love telling a story that captures the hearts of the audience; If you want your work to make a difference in the world; then you may want to pursue being a part of the California Environmental Voters family.

WHO WE ARE

We believe this moment requires transformative change. 

The climate crisis is here. And Black, Indigenous and people of color have been bearing the burden of our pollution-based economy for generations. We have the solutions to stop climate change, but we lack the political will to do it at the rate and scale that’s needed.

California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters) exists to build the political will and power to solve the climate crisis, use climate action to advance justice, and create a global roadmap. To protect our water, land, air, and our most vulnerable communities, we organize voters, elect, and train candidates, and hold lawmakers accountable for bold policy change.

Our vision is to build resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and create a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all.

EnviroVoters Education Fund, EnviroVoters 501(c)3 sister organization, works through programs focused on voter engagement and mobilization, issue advocacy, legislative accountability, and research and opinion polling to provide the public, policymakers, and environmental advocates with the resources they need to make California’s air, water, and natural resources cleaner and greener through the democratic process. For more information, please visit www.envirovoters.org and www.envirovotersedfund.org.

The work of EnviroVoters and EnviroVoters Ed Fund to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social, and environmental justice. Engaging Black, Indigenous, and people of color, among other key constituencies for the environment is an organizational priority. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture and policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.

EnviroVoters requires all employees to be vaccinated. 

We seek to build a highly-collaborative, relationship-centered culture. To that end, we are committed to a hybrid work schedule. We currently work (2) days a week in the office with the potential of increasing to three (3) days a week because this fosters relationship-building, communication, and teamwork.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a talented Social Media Manager to administer our social media accounts. You will be responsible for creating original text and video content, managing posts and responding to followers. You will manage our company image in a cohesive way to achieve our marketing goals.

As a Social Media Manager, we expect you to be up-to-date with the latest digital technologies and social media trends. You should have excellent communication skills and be able to express our company’s views creatively.

Ultimately, you should be able to handle our social media presence ensuring high levels of web traffic and customer engagement.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

The Social Media Manager is responsible for the following:

  • Managing our social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok, including maintaining a content calendar, creating engaging content, monitoring and analyzing our posts, and interacting with our audiences.
  • Collaborating with our political, philanthropy, and legislatives teams to translate our organization’s priorities into social media campaigns, including online advocacy, grassroots mobilization, fundraising and membership development.
  • Growing the size and engagement of our social media audience through organic efforts and paid advertising campaigns, as well as through partnerships and collaborations with community leaders, like minded organizations, and influencers.
  • Managing a consistent video content calendar and growing our nascent content on YouTube, TikTok, and Reels.
  • Using analytics to measure and report on the effectiveness of our social media activities and proposing strategies based on this data to refine and hone our efforts.
  • Creating written content, graphics, and videos for our social media channels, website, email campaigns, and other channels as needed.
  • Providing messaging input and talking points when working with influencers and community leaders for marketing campaigns.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

WHO YOU ARE & KEYS TO SUCCESS
To be successful in this job, you possess the following qualities and experience:

  • You have 5 years of experience doing social media campaigns, online advocacy and organizing, and fundraising. You have past experience working for political campaigns, elected officials, advocacy organizations, or nonprofits. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities.
  • You have a track record of creating and growing an organization’s social media presence. You know the ins and outs of creating engaging content and ads on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and you’re comfortable producing video for YouTube, TikTok and Reels. You are an excellent writer and editor with a keen eye for detail.
  • You have an eye for what makes compelling visual content and experience using Canva, Adobe, or other design software. You have experience with social and online platforms like Sprout Social, Hootsuite, WordPress, Drupal, Salsa, ActionKit, or Blackbaud.
  • You’re passionate about fighting climate change and recognize that Black, Indigenous, and all people of color have been bearing the biggest burden of our pollution-based economy for generations. You are committed to building resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and create a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all.

If you were here right now, you would be:

  • Mapping out a social media content calendar and coordinating with our team to sync our social media efforts with our legislative, advocacy, and fundraising campaigns.
  • Planning creative ways to share live “climate art” installations on social media that are taking place in cities throughout the state.
  • Creating content for TikTok and Reels that explains the importance of political redistricting in our state and highlights why Californians should care and take action.
  • Exploring a partnership with a like-minded Instagram influencer and planning a collaboration that will be aimed at helping us reach new audiences.
  • Working hybrid schedule reporting to one of the three office locations two days a week, working three days remotely. This can be subject to change as business needs demand.

WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW
We offer competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and disability coverage; a 401(k)-retirement program with employer match; pre-tax Commuter benefits for public transit; flexible spending account (FSA) for health care expenses; paid vacation, sick leave and floating holiday; optional life insurance; employee assistance and travel assistance programs.

We are committed to equity, inclusion, and environmental justice. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we seek to create and sustain a team that reflects the diversity of the state we serve. We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds, especially those with experience working with communities most impacted by California’s environmental challenges.

HOW TO APPLY

Send a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Social Media Manager” to Apply here. No phone calls, please.

PLEASE NOTE: Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

California Environmental Voters and the California Environmental Voters Education Fund are committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

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