Policy Analyst

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Conservation Law Foundation

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Boston, MA, United States

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30+ days ago

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 in the organization’s Healthy and Resilient Communities and Environmental Justice programs and will be based in CLF’s Boston office.
The policy analyst will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of staff and community partners to advance CLF’s work on climate change resilience, transportation, and environmental justice.
What you’ll do
The policy analyst will be expected to:
  • Prepare and edit memoranda, reports, presentations, and other materials;
  • Draft and publicly present comments on projects, policies, and plans;
  • Assist other CLF programs and staff members with spatial analysis tasks such as demographic research, parsing data, web mapping or other tasks;
  • Provide technical planning assistance to community partners and work collaboratively with partners on research and advocacy;
  • Help build alliances and participate in coalitions among community groups, public officials, business interests, and advocacy organizations around specific advocacy initiatives;
  • Write public education materials and public-facing communication pieces such as op-eds, and blogs and help inform communication strategies; and
  • Mentor and manage interns and students.
What you’ll need
We are looking for a motivated 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;
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to put your analysis into writing that is easily understood;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to communicate to racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to take initiative, solve problems, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities in a fast-paced environment;
  • An understanding of urban planning and land use concepts;
  • Strong administrative capabilities, including proficiency with Microsoft Office;
  • Beginner to intermediate level GIS skills (ArcMap/ESRI preferred) with an interest in developing this skill;
  • 2-3 years of related experience in research, advocacy, or planning; and
  • An undergraduate degree in urban studies, geography, planning, policy, public health, or a related field (a master’s degree is preferred).
CLF offers a competitive salary an extensive benefits plan, and an open, inclusive, and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected. The base salary for this position is $51,750; actual salary will reflect experience and qualifications.
About CLF
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 statehouses, courthouses, 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 “CLF Policy Analyst” the subject of your e-mail. No phone calls, please.
CLF embraces diversity and equal opportunity. 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.