Program Coordinator, Healthy & Resilient Communities

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Conservation Law Foundation

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Boston, MA, United States

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18 days ago

The Program Coordinator will provide a wide range of program and fiscal support to an interdisciplinary team of staff and consultants working to solve critical environmental and public health challenges. The Program Coordinator will play a vital role in supporting financial management, research, impact investing, and grants management activities.

The Program Coordinator will provide direct support for the Healthy and Resilient Communities program activities, including but not limited to supporting the Healthy Neighborhoods Study (HNS) and the Healthy Neighborhood Equity Fund (HNEF). CLF is partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Urban Studies and Planning, nine community-based organizations, and 45 Resident Researchers in eastern Massachusetts on HNS – a Participatory Action Research project to better understand the relationship between urban development, neighborhoods, and population health. HNEF—a collaboration between CLF and Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation—provides financing for mixed-income, environmentally responsible housing and mixed use real estate developments in walkable neighborhoods near public transit in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. CLF assesses the potential impact of HNEF investments using HealthScore, its innovative impact scorecard.

This engaging, varied, and challenging position will require autonomous work, as well as regular contact and collaboration with CLF staff at all levels and a wide range of external partners, including community- based organizations, government agencies, academic and financial institutions, and hospitals/health systems.

What you’ll do

  • Financial tracking of grants and contracts revenue and expenses, including invoicing and management of spreadsheets that align with CLF’s general ledger and other financial reports;
  • Managing vendor relationships and providing support for contracting processes;
  • Coordinating CLF Ventures board meetings, including content, agendas, and member participation;
  • Creation of written documents, newsletters, slides, handouts, and other materials;
  • Supporting data analysis for impact investing activities using HealthScore, CLF’s impact investment scorecard;
  • Supporting research activities, such as interviews and surveys, for the Healthy Neighborhoods Study;
  • Supporting the administration of CLF’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act federal grants; and
  • Other program coordination activities, as required.

What you’ll need

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree preferred (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant program experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting;
  • Strong administrative capabilities, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Office 365) and Zoom;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to take initiative, solve problems, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities in a fast-paced environment;
  • General knowledge of financial processes related to grants and contract management;
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with a diverse group of colleagues and partners;
  • Organized and detail-oriented;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Commitment to environmental justice, health equity, and/or social justice and to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of human subjects research, data collection, research administration, and/or Participatory Action Research preferred;
  • Familiarity with Intact, Quick Books, and/or similar accounting system preferred.

About CLF

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 $54,000; 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.

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.