Careers

The Environmental League of Massachusetts and the ELM Action Fund are ambitious, strategic, relationship-driven and results-oriented.  We recruit, hire and manage staff using our values as a guide. We are equal-opportunity employers committed to diverse and inclusive organizations. We develop our strategies and programs through a justice and equity lens and are working to ensure that our staff, board, and supporters reflect the diversity of the Commonwealth.

Staff that thrive here tend to share: a deep passion for the environment, an appreciation for the power of politics and elections in advancing policy progress, an interest in building strong relationships, a record of good judgement and discretion, a tenacious spirit, and a growth mindset. Collaboration and teamwork are the heart of our work.  Members of our team are hardworking and highly motivated, but also value balance and flexibility.

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ELM Action Fund Political Director

The Environmental League of Massachusetts is a 501c3 nonprofit that has been advocating for strong environmental policy at the state level since 1898. We are committed to fighting climate change, and protecting the Commonwealth’s land, water, and public health.  

Our sister organization, the ELM Action Fund, is a 501c4 nonprofit organization that builds political power that meets the scale and urgency of our environmental challenges. The Action Fund plays a large role in voter education and raising environmental and climate issues in every campaign at every level of government. The organization also manages an Independent Expenditure Political Action Committee PAC (IE PAC) and a campaign PAC.  

Reporting to the ELM Action Fund Executive Director, the Political Director would be responsible for managing all aspects of the IE PAC, including strategy and implementation. They will support other Action Fund strategic priorities as well as partner on specific projects for the Policy team on federal, state, and local issues.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead and oversee the IE PAC’s efforts to elect environment champions to state and local government 
  • Create and maintain a yearly IE PAC budget allocating resources strategically, in collaboration with the President and Executive Director 
  • Support fundraising efforts for the IE PAC and cultivate and maintain donor relationships, in partnership with ELM’s development team  
  • Drive and implement IE PAC election activities, including digital, mail, canvassing and get out the vote activities 
  • Manage all aspects of the Green Voter Guide; evaluate performance and work to reach a larger and broader audience 
  • Build and maintain relationships with other partner Independent Expenditure organizations  
  • Collect and interpret data to inform future decisions 
  • Collaborate with ELM Policy Team to cultivate relationships with key government officials and advise on strategic decisions  
  • Support the organization-wide work on racial justice and equity 
  • Support and drive other ELM Action Fund strategic priorities as needed 

Requirements: 

  • At least 5 years of campaign management experience, coordinating various aspects of a campaign including direct mail, digital, and organizing 
  • Commitment to the mission, purpose, and unique role that ELM, the ELM Action Fund, and the ELM Action Fund IE PAC play in advancing environmental policy in Massachusetts 
  • Self-motivated worker with ability to devise a plan, set a timeline, and independently manage execution with limited oversight 
  • Desire to build and cultivate relationships with elected officials, donors, and key community leaders  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills  

Preferred Additional Skills: 

  • Data gathering and analysis 
  • Experience working with databases such as VAN, ThruText and WordPress 
  • Social media savvy 
  • Proficiency in a non-English language, particularly Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Mandarin 
  • Intern/fellow management 
  • Federal advocacy/relationships 

Salary $75,000 – $85,000 

The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund is an equal opportunity employer. The ELM Action Fund is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming work environment. We develop our strategies and programs through a justice and equity lens and work to ensure the demographics of our staff, board, and supporters reflect the full diversity of the population of the Commonwealth. This process requires determination and willingness to engage from every member of the staff. 

The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund understands the connection between environmental policy, public health, and racial justice. We have embarked on a racial justice and equity curriculum as a team and assess progress on our racial justice and equity goals as a full staff each year. 

When applying for this position, please fill out this optionaDemographic Survey.

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to the ELM Action Fund’s Executive Director Clare Kelly at ckelly@elmaction.org by May 28th.


ELM Action Fund Campaign and Advocacy Fellows

The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund is looking for college students, high school seniors, and recent graduates to be part of our Campaign and Advocacy Fellows program. Join us and help elect environmental champions, advance strong environmental policy, and build the power of the environmental community in Massachusetts.

Our fellowship program consists of the three sessions described below. Applicants may apply for multiple sessions. A minimum 10 week commitment of 15-20 hours per week is required but exact start and end dates are flexible. Fellows that do exemplary work will have preference over new applicants if they wish to stay or return for a later session.

ELM and the ELM Action Fund are following public health guidance as COVID-19 continues to evolve. The in-person components of our Fellowships will depend on that guidance.

SESSION 1 – February through May

  • Location: 90% ELM’s Boston office, 10% campaign work across MA
  • Duties: 80% campaign research and advocacy, 10% in-office campaign work, 10% in-district campaign work (door knocking, phone banking, etc)
  • Some nights and weekends encouraged
  • 15 – 20 hours/ week, $15/ hour or academic credit

SESSION 2 – June through August

  • Location: 75% ELM’s Boston office, 25% campaign work across MA
  • Duties: 75% advocacy, data management, research, and in-office campaign work, 25% in-district campaign work (door knocking, phone banking, etc)
  • Some nights and weekends required
  • 15 – 20 hours/ week, $15/ hour

SESSION 3 – September through November

  • Location: 50% ELM’s Boston office, 50% campaign work across MA
  • Duties: 50% advocacy, data management, research, and in-office campaign work, 50% in-district
    campaign work (door knocking, phone banking, etc)
  • Some nights and weekends required
  • 15 – 20 hours/ week, $15/ hour or academic credit

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable talking to voters on the phone and in person
  • Strong research, data management, and note taking skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Commitment to environmental advocacy Self-starter with the ability to work
  • collaboratively
  • Commitment to understanding racial justice and equity’s vitality to addressing
  • climate change
  • Community outreach or political campaign experience a plus
  • Customer service or similar experience a plus

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a cover letter and resume as a PDF to jobs@elmaction.org. Please address your cover letter to Maliha Khan. Indicate that you are applying for the fellowship program and which session(s) you are applying for in the subject line.

ELM is an equal-opportunity employer and we strongly encourage applications from all interested candidates. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, heritage, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, ability, sex, gender, or sexual orientation.