Climate Resilience Program Assistant

Job Type

Full Time




62 Summer Street
United States


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 staff to advocate for equitable public access and benefits on Massachusetts’ waterfronts and climate-resilient design for all waterfront development and infrastructure.


What you’ll do

CLF is dedicated to ensuring that Massachusetts’ waterfronts thrive by being equitable, publicly accessible, and safe from climate change risks. You will be a key player in helping us achieve our mission.

You will help us by:

  • Drafting, editing, printing, and assembling written documents, slides, handouts, and other materials;
  • Drafting public comment letters on projects, policies, and plans;
  • Drafting public education materials, blogs, and social media posts;
  • Scheduling meetings, booking conference rooms, setting up public education and engagement events;
  • Conducting research on laws, policies, and best practices;
  • Preparing reports, memos, and presentations;
  • Engaging in public outreach and speaking on advocacy initiatives;
  • Building alliances and coalitions among community groups, public officials, business interests, and advocacy organizations;
  • Attending occasional evening meetings in Boston; and
  • Preparing meeting notes and coordinating workflow across projects;

What you’ll need

We are looking for a motivated and mature self-starter that 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/or social justice work;
  • Strong administrative capabilities, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Office 365);
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to put your analysis into writing that is easily understood;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;

  • High level of organization and attention to detail;

  • 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 developing new skills and responsibilities;
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with a diverse group of colleagues and partners; and
  • An undergraduate degree in environmental studies, planning, policy, public health, political science or a related field.


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.


CLF offers a competitive salary an extensive benefits plan, and an open, inclusive, and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How 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 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.