The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund seek a sophisticated campaign strategist to serve as Executive Vice President of Field and Member Services advancing the critical civil rights agenda.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a 501(c)(4) organization, is the premier coalition of more than 200 organizations which promotes and protects civil and human rights in the America. The Leadership Conference has coordinated national lobbying efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957. The Leadership Conference Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect civil and human rights in the US. Founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference, the Education Fund’s campaigns and programs empower advocates to push for progressive change in the US. The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund have a combined budget of $15.5M for FY18 and are each governed by a board of directors.
There are no organizations in the country better positioned to lead the fight for civil rights today. The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund develop and execute coordinated campaigns and programs to further democracy, justice, and opportunity for all. Under the new leadership of influential civil rights lawyer Vanita Gupta, the organization remains at the vanguard of progressive leadership needed to counter broad attacks on basic American democratic institutions and lay the groundwork for affirmative civil rights goals.
To achieve these goals, the Leadership Conference/The Education Fund seek an Executive Vice President of Field and Member Services. The EVP is responsible for helping to orchestrate multi-stakeholder national campaigns that establish and advance an agenda for progressive change in the U.S. This senior position is part of the leadership team and reports to the President/CEO, with responsibility for legislative outreach, public education, training strategies, and capacity-building efforts for Leadership Conference/Education Fund activities and for the coordinated activities of more than 200 member organizations.
Ideal candidates for this position will have the following qualifications:
- At least 8 years of experience in institutional/campaign management or field outreach.
- Experience running at least two electoral and/or issue-based campaigns; preference for campaign experience at both the national and state levels.
- Record of innovative approaches to advocacy.
- Skill in large-scale planning and coordination at both grasstops and grassroots levels.
- Keen understanding and good instincts in strategic political communications.
- Sophisticated knowledge of web activism technologies.
- Ability to work well with multi-issue, inter-departmental teams and community leaders.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.
- Bachelor’s degree is required.