Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a Senior Vice President (SVP) of Law and Policy to join our team working to protect New England’s environment for all people. The SVP is responsible for providing executive level direction and management oversight of CLF’s programs across New England to advance CLF’s strategic objectives for climate, conservation, communities, and change leadership. The SVP will report to the president, serve as a member of the president’s executive council, and manage a team of six vice presidents. The SVP will be based in the Boston office, with some opportunity for remote work.
What you’ll do:
- Work with the president to set policy direction and priorities consistent with the organization’s strategic plan;
- Work with the chief of staff to implement those policies and priorities through a regional strategy across six states;
- Ensure CLF’s resources are focused on the most strategic use of the law, policy, markets, and science to maximize CLF’s impact;
- Communicate and advance CLF’s law and policy agenda with public officials, opinion leaders, community and grassroots organizations, and the media;
- Help steward the organization as a whole as a member of CLF’s Executive Council;
- Supervise vice presidents representing six interdisciplinary programs;
- Engage in management practices that support team members and ensure a healthy and inclusive workplace culture;
- Work closely with other senior leaders to build partnerships with the most marginalized communities where CLF policy, programmatic and legal actions will have the greatest impact;
- Build and implement a cohesive philanthropic plan to support a range of policy, law and programmatic initiatives;
- Develop and manage the combined, annual program budget and plan for law and policy based on input from senior managers; and
- Represent the president and CLF with funders, public officials, advisory and governance boards, and other audiences.
What you’ll need:
- Executive or leadership experience overseeing programs and/or litigation encompassing environmental, public health, and/or energy law and policy;
- A minimum of five years of legal experience in a relevant field;
- Current admission or eligibility for admission to the bar of a New England state;
- Demonstrated ability to lead and coordinate public campaigns, litigation, and advocacy initiatives;
- Experience effectively leading and managing diverse teams;
- Experience coordinating and collaborating with peers in development, finance, administration, and communications;
- Experience in development and management of large budgets;
- Passion for CLF’s mission; and
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. A nonprofit, 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.
Salary & Benefits
CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected. The base salary for the position is $160,000; actual salary will reflect experience and qualifications.
We recognize the value of work-life balance and also strive to create opportunities for growth for all employees through professional development.
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CLF considers the health and safety of its staff members and their families, our guests, our visitors, and the community at large to be a top priority. All offers to work, intern, or volunteer with CLF are conditioned on the candidate complying with CLF’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.