Policy Analyst

Boston, MA, USA
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Job Description

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 program, working closely with an interdisciplinary team of staff and community partners to advance CLF’s work on getting ready for climate impacts, supporting healthy neighborhoods, and promoting environmentally just investments. The position will be based in CLF’s Boston office with flexibility for some remote work within New England.




What you’ll do

·      Prepare and edit memoranda, reports, presentations, and other materials;

·      Draft and publicly present comments on projects, policies, and plans;

·      Conduct data management and analysis including geospatial analysis, demographic research, parsing data, web mapping or other tasks;

·      Conduct legal and policy research in the areas of climate resilience; affordable and stable housing; climate gentrification; and investment and development

·      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 blogs and help inform communication strategies;

·      Mentor and manage interns and students; and

·     Contribute to CLF’s strategic priorities and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and organizational excellence.


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:

·      2-3 years of related experience in research, advocacy, or planning;

·      An undergraduate degree in urban studies, geography, planning, policy, public health, environmental studies, or a related field;

·      A passion and commitment to environmental, public health, anti-racism 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 with 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; and

·     Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The following additional skills or experiences will be beneficial in the role:

·      A master’s degree in urban planning, geography/geographical information systems, public policy, environmental science, or a related field; and

·      Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Illustrator)


Our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. Our hiring process is centered on assessing candidates with various lived experiences. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or have a less traditional background.


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, boardrooms, regulatory hearings, and community gatherings—to forge innovative paths to environmental progress and economic prosperity for all in our region. To that end, CLF frequently works with communities of color, and those that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately from the impacts of environmental degradation.


CLF is committed to diversity among our staff, volunteers, boards, and membership and creating a positive, inclusive workplace culture where all can thrive.



Salary & Benefits

CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected. The starting salary range for the position is $55,000 - $64,000; 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.


To Apply

To apply for this exciting position, click on the link below to be directed to an online application where you may upload your cover letter and resume.






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.