Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a Chief of Staff to join our team working for a healthy and thriving New England for all. The Chief of Staff will report directly to the President and will act on the President's behalf in providing leadership and oversight for the organization's staff and day-to-day functions. They will anchor CLF's executive council, consisting of the President and six senior vice Presidents; serve as an advisor and problem-solver on critical issues; supervise six state vice Presidents and the Director of Senior Fellows; and provide oversight and guidance to projects of high importance. The Chief of Staff will be based in the Boston office, with flexibility for some remote work.
What you'll do:
- Oversee strategic initiatives from development through successful execution in collaboration with senior leadership;
- Supervise six state vice Presidents and the Director of Senior Fellows and engage in management practices that support team members and ensure a healthy and inclusive workplace culture;
- Work closely with Senior Vice President for Law & Policy to ensure integration of programmatic and policy advocacy work;
- Lead the development and implementation of regional advocacy strategies across New England;
- Partner with member of CLF's Senior Team to execute the organization's policy and budget planning processes;
- Manage the executive council's deliberation and approval process;
- Assist and communicate with the President in decision-making, organizational management, and initiative implementation;
- Improve current processes and coordinate organizational procedures for optimized efficiency and productivity;
- Lead CLF's strategic planning process and implementation in collaboration with the senior leadership and executive team;
- Maintain effective avenues of continuing input from senior leadership and staff to enhance organizational engagement and morale;
- Manage content, protocols and processes for senior-level and board meetings;
- Represent CLF and the President in governance and other meetings.
What you'll need:
- Significant experience and qualifications serving at a senior leadership or executive management level within a public or nonprofit organization;
- Past success in facilitating and implementing a strategic plan or organizational strategy;
- Experience supporting and managing a diverse staff through periods of organizational change;
- Experience coordinating and collaborating with peers in development, finance, administration, and communications;
- Success organizing and directing multiple teams and departments encompassing a range of professions, disciplines, and subject matters;
- Past work on issues or in contexts pertinent or related to CLF's mission;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Proven success managing complex projects;
- Experience supporting a Board of Trustees or Board of Directors;
- Skill in creative problem-solving and in reconciling conflicting viewpoints;
- An advanced degree; a J.D. is preferred but not required;
- A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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 starting salary range for the Chief of Staff position is $158,000 - $193,000; the 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.