Organizing Manager

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Annapolis, MD


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May 3, 2021

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General Description:​ Maryland League of Conservation Voters (Maryland LCV) and Maryland

League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (Maryland LCV EF) are hiring an Organizing

Manager for its Chispa Maryland program. Maryland LCV EF launched Chispa Maryland in

2014, a grassroots community organizing program to ensure Latinx families have strong

leadership and power to identify and influence environmental and public health policies and

decisions that affect their lives. Since then, Chispa Maryland has established itself as one of few

environmental programs in the state with a strong and diverse grassroots community that is

growing in capacity. Chispa Maryland has established relationships with environmental and

social justice groups, and our volunteers and activists have become environmental leaders that

have taken numerous actions to protect the health of their families and communities from

environmental hazards such as harmful chemicals and air and water pollution.

The Chispa Maryland Organizing Manager will advance the priorities of Maryland LCV/EF by

leading a team in designing and implementing organizing campaigns at the intersection of

climate, justice, and equity. The ideal candidate will have experience in program management,

base and partnerships building, and leadership development. This position will report to the

Deputy Executive Director and will work in close collaboration with other members of the staff.



●Work with Maryland LCV/EF staff and community partners to develop organizing

campaigns that build a strong and diverse base of community volunteers, activists, and


●Develop work plans and lead and supervise Chispa Maryland’s organizing team in

designing grassroots strategies, tactics and tools that recruit and develop new members

into leaders who can advance community-centered campaigns that result in legislative


●Coach program staff and community leaders through trainings and mentoring;

●Ensure organizers and leaders have the appropriate resources to design and implement

strategies and tactics to support Chispa Maryland’s campaigns;

●Build transformational relationships with other environmental justice and social justice

groups to advance a common agenda centered in community priorities and focused on

environmental justice;

●Develop metrics,tracking systems and structures that provide strong clarity and

accountability for program staff, community leaders and program/campaign goals;

●Assist in fundraising efforts to support Chispa Maryland through information sharing and

developing proposal and report content;

●Represent and advocate on behalf of the organization during outreach events, legislative

and advocacy meetings, and other opportunities;



●Minimum 5 years experience working on community, field or labor organizing at the local

level, including direct supervisory and leadership development experience;

●Deep knowledge of community organizing and movement building. Must also have

experience developing, overseeing and tracking issue campaigns driven by community


●Strong coaching, training and facilitation skills, and experience developing and elevating

leaders from communities of color;

●Self-motivated and works comfortably in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing the

quality of work, reliable and consistent, and works both independently and in team


●Strong written and verbal communication skills. Bilingual in English and Spanish;

●Experience working with Latinx communities and communities of color in Maryland

highly preferred.

●Knowledge of Every Action, VAN and Google Workspace and Office suite is a plus.

The ideal candidate also has:

●A deep commitment to equity and justice issues and an understanding of how issues of

racial and economic justice impact Latino and other communities of color in Maryland;

●A demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity and an understanding and

awareness of differing identities;

●The ability to work across gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic backgrounds and

other identity lines;

●A shared 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;

●The ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends


Salary and Compensation: ​Competitive non-profit salary range depending on qualifications

and experience. The salary is accompanied by a generous benefits package including health,

dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, and a 401K plan with an employer match.


Position Requirements: ​This is a full-time position. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the

organization is working from home. Outside of the pandemic the position is based in Annapolis

with telecommuting options. The Chispa Maryland Organizing Manager reports to the Deputy

Executive Director.

To Apply: ​Send a cover letter, resume, and salary range to Ramon Palencia-Calvo at with Chispa Maryland Organizing Manager in the subject line. Applications

accepted until position is filled. Ideal start date is ASAP.


Maryland LCV, a 501(c)(4) organization activates Marylanders to promote and pass equitable

laws and policies for clean water, healthy air and a resilient climate. We hold elected officials

accountable, and educate and endorse candidates for public office. The Maryland LCV

Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports and amplifies a diverse and inclusive

environmental movement across the state. Through outreach and education, the Education

Fund supports communities disproportionately impacted by environmental injustices and builds

grassroots field capacity for legislative advocacy and environmental issues. The Maryland LCV

PAC is the organization that directly helps elect pro-conservation candidates.