Legislative Director

POSTED Jan 18 2018

Environmental League of Massachusetts
Boston, MA
Full Time

Environmental League of Massachusetts Legislative Director

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 jobs@environmentalleague.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.