Job Announcement: Development Associate

Announcement date: September 17, 2018
Open until filled.

Overview:
Conservation Voters for Idaho protects Idaho’s environment and quality of life by informing, engaging and empowering citizens who care about our natural heritage and healthy communities. A critical component to the success and sustainability of our organization is ensuring that we have a strong and robust base of supporters throughout the state. The Development Associate cultivates and renews annual donors, expands our monthly donor program, and cultivates CVI’s broader membership. The Associate plays a key role in the sustainability and growth of our fundraising through database management, donor outreach, retention, and follow up.

The Associate develops and implements fundraising strategies that build and enhance CVI’s relationship with our donors and members. The ideal candidate for this position has a passion for fundraising to expand CVI’s impact and desires to be mentored and supported in their growth in the field of philanthropy. This position reports to the Development & Operations Director.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement development plan by carrying out and creating strategies for CVI annual donors to give more to the organization annually and over time.
  • Steward monthly donor program to increase number of monthly donors and current monthly donor giving amounts, and cultivate them to give for additional campaigns.
    Coordinate with CVI field team to create strategies that inspire members to become donors and ascend meaningful ladders of engagement.
  • Assist development team through call time planning, database management, research, record keeping, and donor follow up.
  • Coordinate fundraising events during the year, including the Green Tie, to better engage supporters, bring in funding, and expand our membership base.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Applicants should have:

  • Passion and enthusiasm for fundraising to expand CVI’s programs and statewide impact.
  • The ability to create and cultivate strong, genuine relationships with individuals and stakeholders.
  • Passion for the organization’s mission and a desire to be an ambassador in our work.
  • Good project management skills with a strong focus on details, preparation, organization and coordination.
  • Problem solving orientation.
  • Ability to work under own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel within Idaho.

Preferred:

  • Familiarity and experience with databases.
  • Experience in planning and implementing fundraising projects to meet revenue goals.

Compensation:
This is a full time position based in Boise. Salary range is $30,000-$40,000 depending upon experience with competitive benefits including healthcare and retirement. This position requires some evening and weekend work.

CVI is committed to providing a fulfilling professional experience for our staff. Investing in our employees, supporting their professional growth, and creating a workplace that is committed to excellence and works to create lasting change for Idaho is the foundation of our work. The Associate will be given access to external professional development opportunities and trainings and will have ongoing internal mentoring and development built into their work plans.  CVI seeks to build, mold and mentor the associate for success in the field of philanthropy.

To Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter that addresses your interest in the position, passion for fundraising, and enthusiasm for advancing CVI’s mission in this role to jobs@cvidaho.org with the subject line Development Associate.

View a PDF of the announcement here

Job Announcement:  Conservation Fellow

Announcement date: September 19, 2018
First-Round Application Review: October 19, 2018

Overview
Conservation Voters for Idaho protects Idaho’s environment and quality of life by informing, engaging and empowering citizens who care about our natural heritage and healthy communities.

The Conservation Fellow is responsible for coordinating community organizing, outreach, public education and leadership development efforts among ranchers, landowners, farmers, and industry. This person will lead our efforts to build durable support for conservation that includes both rural and urban communities to broaden our movement so that we can expand our relevance and reach to all Idahoans. The Conservation Fellow will work with rural communities around our issues like protecting our public lands, clean water and clean air. This position reports to the Program Director.

Additionally, Conservation Voters for Idaho is committed to providing a fulfilling professional experience for our staff. Investing in our employees, supporting their professional growth, and creating a workplace that is committed to excellence and works to create lasting change for Idaho is the foundation of our work. A fellow would not only be given access to external professional development opportunities and trainings but will have ongoing internal mentoring and development built into their work plans.  The goal of this fellowship is to build, mold and mentor future conservation leaders.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the convening of local conservation groups, and stay up to date on relevant local and area conservation issues and their economic impacts.
  • Conduct outreach in rural communities across Idaho and form trusted relationships.
  • Research place-based conservation values around public lands and natural resources in their geographic areas.
  • Recruit leaders to local boards and commissions that affect conservation and the environment.
  • Develop policy to protect public lands and implement strategies to advance them.
  • Create organized, demonstrable and high profile support at strategic points in CVI’s priority land protection campaigns including defending against public land seizure, and conservation funding.
  • Increase organizational understanding of conservation issues especially in rural Idaho and in the West.
  • Educate and inform the public about the issues and provide opportunities to act on their values.
  • Identify rural organizations active in natural resource and public lands issues in their communities and connect them with advocacy efforts at the state and national level.
  • Create a process to identify and prioritize potential partners in an effort to broaden support for public lands.
  • Build and organize support for public lands.
  • Create tools, information and trainings to help activate local leaders representing ranching, timber, private landowners and other important stakeholders making a living in rural Idaho that may benefit from conservation.
  • Maintain contacts; develop relationships to build power for conservation.

Requirements:

  • Degree in public policy, political science, environment, law or related coursework.
    Ability to work with community members, grassroots leaders, elected officials, policymakers, the media, and other organizations.
  • Good project management skills on complex issues with a focus on details and organization.
  • Ability to work under own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule and travel within Idaho.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to collaborate effectively.
  • Driven to achieve the organization’s mission and results.

Preferred:

  • Experience with policy and organizing campaigns.
  • Working knowledge of a range of environmental policies.
  • Experience in building nontraditional relationships.
  • Knowledge or background in the natural resource sector or industry such as ranching or forestry.

Compensation
This is a full-time position with a two-year duration based in Boise, salary is $35,000 with competitive benefits including healthcare and retirement. This position requires some evening and weekend work.

To Apply
Send a resume and cover letter to jobs@cvidaho.org, with the subject line Conservation Fellow.

View a PDF of the announcement here

Job Announcement:  Bilingual Phone Banker

Announcement date: 9/17/2018
Open until five positions are filled.

Our Story: Conservation Voters for Idaho (CVI) works to protect Idaho’s spectacular environment and quality of life, through a healthy and resilient democracy.  CVI’s new Voting Rights program works to create equitable access to the ballot box for Idaho’s underrepresented communities and expand the right to vote to all Idahoans.  CVI also works to promote public awareness and increase civic engagement around conservation issues, and advocates for sound and sustainable environmental policy.

Position Summary: Conservation Voters for Idaho is seeking motivated individuals for the position of Phone Banker to make phone calls in English and Spanish, supporting our civic engagement and field programs in partnership with the ACLU of Idaho. Phone bankers are also required to regularly report observations from their phone conversations. Applicants must be fluent in Spanish and have good communication skills. Native Spanish speakers are highly encouraged to apply. Previous sales/customer service or call center experience is a plus.

Start Date: October 1, 2018

Reports to: Antonio Hernandez, Voting Rights Associate

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engage in productive phone conversations throughout the state
  • Use time productively and stay on task
  • Exercise excellent communication abilities over the phone
  • Stay in close contact with the Voting Rights Associate for scheduling and administrative issues

This is a five-week position starting October 1st and ending November 6th. Hourly rate is $15. Flexible schedules are welcome provided that an applicant can work a minimum of 15 hours per week. The following represents the times that are available for working hours:

Mon-Thurs: 5 pm to 9 pm   Saturday: 11 am to 4 pm

All applicants please send your resume and brief letter-of-interest to jobs@cvidaho.org with subject line: “CVI Bilingual Phone Banker – YOUR NAME”

View a PDF of the announcement  here.