Sep 20, 2022

Communications Strategist – Environmental Justice Program

  • Conservation Law Foundation (Boston, MA)
  • 62 Summer Street, Boston, MA, USA; Concord, NH; Montpelier, VT; New Haven, CT; Portland, ME; or Providence, RI
Full-Time Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging Marketing/Communications Writing/Editing

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Content Officer, the Environmental Justice Communications Strategist will develop and execute multi-channel communications strategies to advance CLF’s environmental justice advocacy in the six New England states. It is an opportunity to join a highly experienced team of communications/marketing professionals and dedicated advocates working on critical environmental issues facing New England.


This position can be based in any one of CLF’s six regional offices (Boston, MA; Concord, NH; Montpelier, VT; New Haven, CT; Portland, ME; or Providence, RI) with the opportunity for some remote work within New England.


CLF strongly embraces diversity, equity, inclusion and partnering with communities directly impacted by decisions. We are dedicated to maintaining a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.


What You’ll Do

As a member of CLF’s Communications and Environmental Justice Teams, you will: 


·         Lead and implement multi-channel communication strategies for our zero waste, transportation, and climate justice work;

·         Conceptualize, write, and edit blog posts, feature stories, action alerts, fact sheets, web pages, and other content to narratives that build awareness of and support our advocacy;

·         Design graphic assets, such as infographics or social media tiles;

·         Produce, film, and edit short videos about CLF’s work for social media;

·         Write letters to the editor, op-eds, and other opinion pieces and talking points; and

·         Act as communications liaison with external coalition partners.

Hiring Organization

Conservation Law Foundation (Boston, MA)


What you’ll need  

To be successful in this role, you will need: 


·         5 years or more work experience in communications, marketing, journalism, or a closely related field;

·         An ability to understand and explain complex topics and their solutions;

·         Demonstrated experience using a variety of social media channels as part of an overall engagement program;

·         Software proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (particularly InDesign and Photoshop; Premier Pro a plus) and Microsoft Office;

·         Familiarity with WordPress or a website content management system; and

·         A willingness to work collaboratively with diverse colleagues and partners and diverse, multilingual, and multicultural communities.


About Our Environmental Justice Advocacy

CLF’s Environmental Justice Program centers racial justice, community-based partnership, and systemic change for a just transition to a clean energy economy and zero waste future.  The Environmental Justice Program has several teams for which the Communications Strategist would develop and amplify our messaging:


(1)  Our Zero Waste Project focuses on the connection between disproportionate impacts of waste systems on communities of color, limited English proficient households, and low-income communities and those systems contributions to the climate crisis;

(2)  Our Transportation Justice Team focuses on improving access to healthy and safe transportation, while eliminating air pollution, overcoming structural inequality, and improving public health and social mobility; and

(3)  Our Climate Justice Team focuses on the human sources of climate-damaging pollution, making systemic changes to address its unequal burdens as we work to transition away from fossil fuels.


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 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 those 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.

Industry/Service Area

Environment, Other


Mid-Senior level


Salary & Benefits

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 the position is $64,400 if based in Boston and $56,000, if based outside Boston; actual salary will reflect experience and qualifications as well as base office location. We recognize the value of work-life balance and also strive to create opportunities for growth for all employees through professional development.


Application Instructions

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.


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