Political Coordinator, Clean Virginia

  • Clean Virginia
  • Virginia or Washington, D.C. for the right candidate
  • Jul 13, 2018
Full time Public Policy Strategy Government Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description


Clean Virginia is hiring. www.cleanvirginia.org


Through our affiliated Political Action Committee, Clean Virginia supports legislators and candidates for Virginia’s General Assembly who refuse donations from regulated electric monopolies. We design innovative campaigns to inform the public about the harmful impacts of monopoly corruption in Virginia's energy sector. And we engage in research and policy development to promote clean energy and clean competition. We believe that all Virginians, including low-income communities and communities of color, should have a voice in our energy decisions.


We are a small staff of committed people that come from backgrounds in politics, grassroots organizing and government. Our headquarters are in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Clean Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a just, representative and inclusive working environment. All interested individuals, particularly people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are LGBTQ are urged to apply.



The Political Coordinator holds primary responsibility for developing and implementing Clean Virginia's political strategy across the state. The ideal candidate will be deeply familiar with the unique political landscape of Virginia and closely monitor the development of statewide and local elections and policy debates. S/he/they will understand the detailed functioning of the General Assembly and interest groups that influence legislators on energy, environmental justice and monopoly issues, and represent the organization to elected leaders, candidates, and party officials. In addition, s/he/they will develop relationships with partner groups and grassroots allies. The Political Coordinator will further oversee the political program budget, fundraising strategies, materials and outreach. S/he/they will work closely with the Communications Coordinator and Research Coordinator, and report to the Executive Director.


  • Directs and oversees short- and long-term advocacy for legislation related to clean governance and promoting an equitable, just transition to clean energy.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with General Assembly members and staff, candidates and campaigns, political parties and political action committees.
  • Directs Clean Virginia’s engagement in various electoral campaigns, including the development of campaign strategy, the allocation of resources, and the supervision of political staff.
  • Monitors and evaluates political and electoral activity, and public opinion.
  • Develops donor outreach plans, materials and talking points.
  • Holds primary responsibility for the activities of Clean Virginia Fund, Clean Virginia’s affiliated Political Action Committee, including writing and filing financial reports on behalf of Clean Virginia Fund.
  • Ensures compliance to minimum standards in accordance with all government legislation, regulations and guidelines pertinent to the organization’s role as a non-profit agency. Works with the Executive Director to maintain budgetary and regulatory compliance within the electoral program.
  • Recruits, trains, and supervises interns in the Political department.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.


  • At least two years of experience in electoral politics and/or environmental advocacy, such as political campaign experience, legislative advocacy, fundraising and/or media relations. Preferably, prior experience in Virginia state politics.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

  • A collegial and collaborative work style, a strong work ethic, an enthusiastic attitude, and a sense of humor are essential.

  • One to two years experience in grassroots organizing and constituent relations.

  • Prior experience working in partnership with volunteers.

  • Prior exposure to fiscal and business operations management.

  • A flexible approach to work, with a willingness to travel as needed and participate in programs occurring after typical business hours.

  • Demonstrated interest in government transparency, clean energy and the mission of Clean Virginia.


Clean Virginia offers competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience, plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan.


Please send your resumé, cover letter and a writing sample of no more than 500 words to info@cleanvirginia.org - in a single PDF or Word document.


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