Climate Justice and Community Resilience Policy Analyst

May 13, 2019 Massachusetts

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a policy analyst to join our team working to protect New England’s environment for all people. The policy analyst will work on climate and transportation justice and resilience with staff in CLF’s Community Resilience and Healthy Communities & Environmental Justice Programs (HCEJ). This position is based in CLF’s Boston office.

What you’ll do

CLF’s HCEJ program works to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, overcome historic disinvestment and structural inequality, improve public health and social mobility, and reduce our waste stream to zero, as we advocate for a robust sustainable food economy and accessible, reliable, affordable transportation options.

CLF’s Community Resilience program works to address the impacts of climate change on communities and the environment by helping to prepare for and adapt to, and increase the capacity to recover from, changing conditions.

We collaborate with and support community-based frontline environmental justice partners seeking to change the balance of power and decision-making on environmental, climate, and public health issues that impact their communities.

You will be a key player in helping us achieve our mission.

You will help us by:

  • Preparing meeting notes and coordinating workflow across projects;
  • Editing, printing, and assembling written documents, slides, handouts, and other materials;
  • Scheduling meetings, booking conference rooms, setting up public education and engagement events;
  • Drafting public comment letters on projects, policies, and plans;
  • Writing public education materials, blogs, and social media posts;
  • Conducting research on laws, policies, and best practices;
  • Preparing reports, memos, and presentations;
  • Engaging in public outreach and speaking on advocacy initiatives;
  • Building alliances and coalitions among community groups, public officials, business interests, and advocacy organizations; and
  • Attending public events and meetings, including occasional evening meetings.

What you’ll need

We are looking for a motivated and mature self-starter who is able to work both independently and as a productive team member. To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • Passion for and commitment to environmental, public health, and social justice work;
  • Strong administrative capabilities, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Office 365);
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to present your analysis effectively in writing and orally.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities;
  • Ability to flex communication style to multiple cultural environments;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to take initiative, solve problems, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities in a fast-paced environment;
  • Commitment to developing new skills and responsibilities and working collaboratively; and
  • An undergraduate degree in environmental studies, planning, policy, public health, political science or a related field.


CLF offers a competitive salary an extensive benefits plan, and an open, inclusive, and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected.

You might like to know

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. A non-profit, member-supported organization, CLF uses the law, science and the market to solve the region’s most challenging environmental problems from climate change to ocean conservation to transportation. Every day, CLF advocates stand up for New Englanders—in state houses, court houses and board rooms, regulatory hearings and community gatherings—to forge innovative paths to environmental progress and economic prosperity for all in our region. To that end, CLF works with communities of color, and those that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately the impacts of environmental degradation.

To Apply

If this exciting opportunity appeals to you, please send your resume titled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME”) and a thoughtful cover letter titled “your last name-first initial-cover” (e.g. “SMITH J COVER”) to Please make “CLF Policy Analyst” the subject of your e-mail. No phone calls please.

CLF embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.