Zero Waste Policy Analyst

Nov 30, 2020 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 with the CLF Zero Waste Project team and CLF staff from our five offices in New England to advance CLF’s leading environmental advocacy in New England. This position is based in CLF’s Boston office.

What you’ll do

CLF’s Zero Waste Project is aligned with the global Zero Waste movement as defined by the Zero Waste International Alliance — the reduction of disposal, expanding and improving recycling, composting, and reuse of products and materials, and the development of a circular economy. CLF’s Zero Waste work spurs changes in individual behavior, as well as waste management practices at the municipal, state, regional, and institutional levels. Most importantly, as part of the Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice (HCEJ) program, CLF’s Zero Waste work prioritizes overhauling materials management systems, so they no longer disparately impact Environmental Justice Communities.

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

  • Compiling best Zero Waste practices, laws, and regulations from around the country and the world;
  • Building alliances and coalitions among community groups, public officials, business interests, and other organizations;
  • Collaborating with other Zero Waste advocates at the local, regional, and international level on the development and implementation of innovative waste management programs;
  • Drafting public comment letters on projects, policies, and plans;
  • Writing public education materials, blogs, and social media posts;
  • Advocating for legislative priorities in multiple New England states to influence projects, policies, legislation, and plans;

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. Someone who has:

  • A commitment to environment, public health, and social justice;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to take initiative, solve problems, assess priorities, build relationships, and manage a variety of activities in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Comfort with public speaking before diverse audiences, including racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities;
  • An undergraduate degree in environmental studies, planning, policy, public health, political science or a related


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.