Director of Programs (NYLCV’s Education Fund)

The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (NYLCVEF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization focused on voter education and civic engagement, and with its sister organization the New York League of Conservation Voters, uses a variety of tactics to educate voters, political candidates and public officials on environmental issues and advocate for legislation. It produces educational publications, holds forums on varied climate and conservation issues and conducts civic engagement campaigns to empower more New Yorkers to be effective advocates for the environment.

The Director of Programs is responsible for program management, oversight and reporting, as well as working with the Development Department for prospecting, soliciting, and cultivating corporate and foundation support.

The primary responsibilities include:

  • Development and execution of programs to support the mission of the organizations, in particular for clean energy, clean transportation, clean water, zero waste, parks and open spaces, voter enrollment, engagement and mobilization
  • Manage program associate, fellows and interns
  • Working with the President, staff, program committee, and partners to develop public policy forums, civic engagement campaigns, and nonpartisan electoral programs
  • Working with the development staff to seek corporate and foundation grants for programmatic work
  • Working with partners and representing the organization within coalitions
  • Overseeing implementation of funded programs
  • Reporting back to funders, donors and Board members on programmatic results

The Director of Programs position presents an exciting opportunity for a leader who thrives in a culture that is entrepreneurial and collaborative, mission-driven, and results oriented. The ideal candidate possesses the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years experience
  • Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects, and develop and use evaluation tools to gauge program effectiveness
  • Understanding of nonprofit organizational development, budgeting and strategic planning
  • Strong communication skills: excellent writer, active listener, and articulate speaker
  • Knowledge of and interest in New York politics (both local and statewide), environmental issues, and non-partisan electoral politics

Compensation: $75,000 – $95,000. NYLCV offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, along with holiday, vacation, 401k plan, and health/dental benefits.

Location: NYLCV’s headquarters are located in downtown Manhattan. This position will require periodic travel to events and programming around New York State.


NYLCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We strongly encourage applications from all interested candidates. We require Covid 19 vaccination for employees.

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09.30.21 // AUTHOR: Joshua Klainberg //