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Research Director, League of Conservation Voters – Washington, DC

Organization: League of Conservation Voters

Position Title: Research Director

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

Description: LCV works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, in collaboration with our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.   The Research Director will work with the Campaigns and Policy and Lobbying departments to undertake and oversee background and investigative research projects on environmental issues, and records of congressional incumbents and other candidates


  • Conduct research in collaboration with the Campaigns and Policy & Lobbying departments, including research on: environmental issues, anti-environmental trade associations, NGOs, and SuperPACS; and candidates’ records.
  • Fact-check all campaign materials, including production of documentation for ads, mail, and other communications. Collaborate with Campaigns, Policy & Lobbying, Legal and Communications departments to ensure accuracy of all materials.
  • Fact-check communications produced by the Membership and Online Engagement department.
  • Research and draft reports on environmental issues and other topics for use in legislative and/or electoral campaigns.
  • Produce materials for rapid response for use in issue and electoral campaigns.
  • Manage any research projects that involve outside consultants including hiring consultants and overseeing their work, if any.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Education:  College degree required.
  • Work experience: At least five years experience conducting candidate and/or issue research, or other related research experience.
  • Skills:  Strong research skills; thorough and detail-oriented; excellent oral and written communications; creative and aggressive in pursuing potential opportunities; works well in a fast-paced environment and able to multi-task without sacrificing quality of work; proficient in utilizing LexisNexis, searching FEC reports, Energy Information Administration and Toxics Release Inventory data bases, and other data; understanding of environmental issues and their potential political saliency.

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to [email protected] with Research Director in the subject line by January 31, 2015.  No phone calls please. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and we are seeking a commitment through 2016.

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