Title: Political Director

Reports To: Executive 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 Political Director to advocate for conservation policies at the state and local levels and to win elections that put environmental leaders into office.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage CVPA’s endorsement process and run electoral work for endorsed candidates.
  • Identify, recruit, train and support pro-environment candidates for office.
  • Work with the environmental community to lobby legislators and the administration for pro- conservation policies in Harrisburg.
  • Build relationships with elected officials, regulatory agencies and other decision-makers. 
  • Coordinate with other staff and partner organizations to enact accountability programs, including the PA Environmental Scorecard and grassroots lobbying campaigns.
  • Support Assistant Director with fundraising.
  • Help with other duties as required.

Required Skills:

  • 5 years of relevant professional experience in political campaigns and/or lobbying or equivalent experience.
  • Grassroots organizing, political or issue campaign, and policy experience.
  • Collaborative spirit and proven coalition experience. 

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of Pennsylvania’s political and legislative arenas.  
  • Experience with environmental issues.
  • Existing relationships in the legislative and executive branches of government. 
  • Fundraising and/or grant writing. 
  • Understanding of Pennsylvania election and lobbying law.

Compensation and Hours:

Salary starts at $4,300 per month and depends upon qualifications and experience. This is a full time position based in Harrisburg. Evening and weekend hours are required, along with significant travel throughout the Commonwealth.  

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@conservationpa.org with the subject line "Political Director" no later than March 8, 2019. No phone calls please.  


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