Program Assistant, Senior Fellows Program

Aug 01, 2019 Massachusetts

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a part-time (3 days/week) Program Assistant to join our team working to protect New England’s environment for all people.   The Program Assistant will work with CLF’s Senior Fellows Program (SFP), which matches accomplished professionals with volunteer opportunities at CLF. This position is based in CLF’s Boston office.

What you’ll do

CLF’s Senior Fellows Program harnesses the capacity of mid- and late-career professionals who want to donate their time and expertise as Senior Fellows during a professional transition such as returning from a career break, switching from private sector to nonprofit work, or moving into retirement. Senior Fellows gain valuable pro bono experience and nonprofit contacts while contributing substantively to the organization’s goals and objectives. You will be a key player in helping us produce positive outcomes for Senior Fellows and for CLF.

You will help us by:

  • Supporting the recruitment, selection, and onboarding of Senior Fellow candidates;
  • Organizing volunteer engagement events, including monthly lunches and an annual appreciation breakfast;
  • Facilitating interactions among Senior Fellows and with permanent CLF staff;
  • Helping to track progress and feedback on Senior Fellows’ work;
  • Tracking volunteer hours;
  • Maintaining administrative files using cloud-based document management platform;
  • Drafting descriptions of Senior Fellows’ work and the program’s impact;
  • Helping to promote the program in digital and print media;
  • Updating content about the program on CLF’s website;
  • Supporting efforts to secure long-term funding for the program; 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;
  • 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;
  • Commitment to developing new skills and responsibilities;
  • Strong administrative capabilities, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Office 365); and
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) plus 2-5 years’ relevant experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting.

Compensation

CLF offers a competitive salary an extensive benefits plan, and an open, inclusive, and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected. This 0.6 FTE position qualifies for pro-rated benefits.

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 careers@clf.org. Please make “SFP Program Assistant” the subject of your e-mail. No phone calls please. This position is open until filled. 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.

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 also communities that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately the impacts of environmental degradation. CLF is committed to representing New England’s diversity in our staff, volunteers, boards and membership and creating a positive, inclusive workplace culture where all can thrive. People of color are encouraged to apply.