Title: Chester County Director
Reports To: Political Director
Status: Exempt

The political voice for Pennsylvania’s environment, Conservation Voters of PA (CVPA) works to pass sound conservation policies, promotes pro-environment candidates for office, and holds elected officials accountable for the decisions they make.  CVPA seeks a Chester County Director to build a sustainable political and policy program in Chester County.  The Director will serve as the principal point of contact for local candidates, activists, volunteers, donors, and elected officials.

Policy and Political:

  • Build relationships with local candidates and elected officials in Chester County
  • Identify races in which endorsement or political work can make positive environmental impacts
  • Manage political activities (canvass, mail, digital) related to winning campaigns
  • Develop working knowledge of local and county level environmental policy issues
  • Cultivate experts in policy issues to supplement that knowledge
  • Develop ongoing list of policy priorities to use in questionnaires and for accountability work

Fundraising:

  • Establish a budget for the Chester County Program
  • Work with the Assistant Director to create and follow a fundraising plan to support the budget
  • Identify, cultivate and meet with potential donors
  • Raise c3 and c4 money to support the program ($50,000 - $70,000)
  • Raise PAC money to support specific candidates ($20,000 - $40,000) 
  • Identify top-tier donors to introduce to the Executive Director

Communications:

  • Build relationships with local reporters
  • Work with digital staff to use email list and social tools in Chester County
  • Monitor and update County social presence - engage with local groups, activists and candidates

Community Building:

  • Represent CVPA with local pipeline, open space and other groups 
  • Identify ways to use CVPA resources to support their work
  • Utilize those relationships to expand CVPA’s visibility in the region, to recruit volunteers, etc. 
  • Work with other organizing staff to highlight opportunities for volunteer engagement


The following skills are required for the successful applicant:

  • 3–5 years of relevant professional experience in political campaigns, grassroots organizing, or advocacy/issue campaign work
  • Collaborative spirit. Must be a personable, dependable team player


The following skills are preferred for the successful applicant:

  • Strong understanding of Chester County local politics and/or environmental issues
  • Chester County residence
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent personal organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit volunteer activists and mobilize public support
  • Experience with fundraising


Compensation starts at $3,500 per month, commensurate with experience, and includes health, dental, and retirement benefits. 

Position Requirements:
This is a full-time position based in Chester County. Evening and weekend hours are required, along with significant travel throughout the county and bi-weekly travel into Philadelphia. Applicants must have a car and a valid driver’s license.

To Apply:
Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@conservationpa.org with the subject line: “Chester County Director” no later than June 12, 2019. No phone calls please.


Conservation Voters of PA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a just, equitable, and inclusive workplace.