Program Assistant, Ventures

Jan 19, 2018 Massachusetts

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) has an immediate opening in its Boston office for a half-time (0.5 FTE) Program Assistant to support the Ventures program. This position will provide a wide range of general and administrative support to an interdisciplinary team of staff and consultants working to solve critical environmental and public health challenges through capital investment, impact measurement, knowledge creation, and community partnerships. Building on the success of the Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund and the Healthy Neighborhoods Study, and with significant new support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Kresge Foundation, Ventures is poised to grow its capacity and portfolio in New England and nationally. The Program Assistant will play a vital role in supporting a dynamic team throughout this process of growth and development.

The Program Assistant will provide direct support for a team of eight-plus people, including senior staff members, associates, researchers, interns and Fellows.  In this capacity, the Program Assistant will provide a variety of hands-on support for internal and external meetings and events, travel, and communications, among other duties.  This engaging, varied, and challenging position will require regular contact and collaboration with CLF staff at all levels as well as a wide range of external partners, including community-based organizations, government agencies, academic and financial institutions, and hospitals/health systems. CLF is seeking an energetic and mission-oriented individual who thrives in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment and is committed to working on the front lines of environmental and social change.


  • Preparing meeting notes and coordinating workflow across projects;
  • Coordinating internal and external meetings and communications with partners;
  • Editing, printing, and assembling written documents, slides, handouts, and other materials;
  • Developing and maintaining databases and contact lists;
  • Coordinating website updates, social media posts, publications, and dissemination of case studies, blog posts, white papers, journal articles, etc.;
  • Scheduling meetings, booking conference rooms, and setting up webinars and presentations;
  • Managing vendor relationships and providing support for contracting processes;
  • Coordinating local and national travel arrangements.


  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) plus a minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant office experience, preferably in a non-profit setting.
  • Strong administrative capabilities, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Office 365).
  • 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 working collaboratively with a diverse group of colleagues and partners.
  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in environmental, public health, and/or social justice work.

Salary and Benefits

CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected. This 0.5 FTE position qualifies for pro-rated benefits.

To Apply

Send your resume titled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME”) and a detailed cover letter titled “your last name-first initial-cover” (e.g. “SMITH J COVER”) to Please make “CLF Ventures Program Assistant” the subject of your e-mail. Application materials must be received no later than February 16, 2018. No phone calls please.

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.