Climate Resilience Program Assistant

May 10, 2019 Massachusetts

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a Program Assistant to join our team working to protect New England’s environment for all people. The Program Assistant will work with CLF’s Community Resilience Program on preparing communities for changing climate conditions. This position is based in CLF’s Boston office.

What you’ll do

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

You will help us by:

  • Supporting the work of the Community Resilience team, which includes planners, attorneys, and policy experts;
  • Conducting research;
  • Assisting with the drafting of public comment letters on projects, policies, and plans;
  • Assisting with the preparation of reports, memos, and presentations;
  • Drafting, editing, printing, and assembling written documents, slides, handouts, and other materials;
  • Assisting legal staff with court filings;
  • Tracking state and local legislation;
  • Monitoring the progress of state and local projects;
  • Preparing meeting notes and coordinating workflow across projects;
  • Providing event management assistance for CLF’s public engagement events and campaigns;
  • Managing program documents and mailings; and
  • Assisting with other program administrative tasks as necessary.

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:

  • A passion and commitment to environmental, public health, and social justice work;
  • Interest in environmental advocacy and supporting the work of experienced advocates;
  • The ability to think critically and write clearly and concisely;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with a diverse group of colleagues and partners;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to take initiative, solve problems, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities in a fast-paced environment;
  • High level of organization and attention to detail;
  • Commitment to developing new skills and responsibilities;
  • An undergraduate degree in environmental studies, planning, policy, public health, political science or a related field;
  • Strong administrative capabilities, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Office 365);
  • Familiarity with state and local legislative and regulatory processes, climate resilience, and/or planning preferred but not required; and
  • ArcGIS experience is a plus.


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 Community Resilience Program Assistant” 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.