The Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) is seeking candidates for a Legislative Director to lead our state level advocacy and be a member of a small dynamic team. This is an opportunity to advance key policies that will protect our environment and set us on a path to a clean energy future.
This position will report to the VP for Policy and work closely with our Director of Energy Policy and our ELM Action Fund staff.
ELM’s Legislative Director will have primary responsibility for building ELM’s influence at the State House and shaping ELM’s advocacy strategy. This will include:
Developing and maintaining relationships with key legislators and staff, as well as executive agency officials responsible for environmental and energy issues
Developing issue campaign strategy and tactics along with other ELM staff
Managing communications with legislators and other government officials
Coordinating with allies to advance priority legislation
Leading Green Budget coalition and developing our budget priorities and strategy
Cultivating and maintaining relationships with the press
Leading the development of our legislative scorecard
Preparing materials on our legislative priorities and content for social media and website
Testifying on select ELM priority legislation
Working with ELM Action Fund staff to help elect new pro-environment legislators and defend incumbent environmental champions.
3-5 years of state-level government relations experience strongly preferred
Working knowledge of environmental issues
Experience working as part of a team and with coalitions
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to lead several projects simultaneously
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to gather information, analyze data, make recommendations and prepare written materials.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Proficiency in use of social media platforms for advocacy work preferred
Bachelor’s degree in public policy, environmental studies or a related field
This is a full-time position located in Boston, MA.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
To apply: Please send resume, cover letter and short writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
ELM is an equal-opportunity employer and we strongly encourage applications from all interested candidates. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, creed, religion, personal appearance, national origin, citizenship, age, gender, or sexual orientation.