Program Coordinator, Legal Food Hub
Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a Program Coordinator to work collaboratively with a team to manage the operations of CLF’s Legal Food Hub. Housed within CLF’s Farm & Food Program, the Legal Food Hub helps CLF build a resilient New England food system that is better for our environment and our communities. The Legal Food Hub supports small, sustainable farms and local food enterprises by providing free legal assistance through a network of pro bono attorneys and by developing educational materials and opportunities. The Legal Food Hub operates in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
CLF believes that a thriving New England means a thriving local food system—the region’s environment, climate, and economy depend on it. The Program Coordinator will play a key role helping the Farm & Food Program ensure that New England’s food system responds to climate change, rebuilds the environment, creates good jobs for farmers and food professionals, and provides all New Englanders access to healthy, affordable, local food. This is a full-time position and can be based from CLF’s offices in Boston, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; New Haven, Connecticut; Portland, Maine; or Concord, New Hampshire, with some opportunity for remote work within New England.
What you’ll do:
- Coordinate the Legal Food Hub’s day-to-day operations, including legal services, trainings, and webinars;
- Manage the Legal Food Hub’s pro bono case intake and connect eligible participants to pro bono attorneys;
- Monitor pro bono placements and maintain the Legal Food Hub’s case management database;
- Conduct outreach to farm and food stakeholders and attorneys, including by representing the Legal Food Hub at events, giving presentations, advertising, and managing the Legal Food Hub’s Instagram account;
- Maintain and expand the Legal Food Hub’s network of pro bono attorneys throughout New England;
- Manage the Legal Food Hub’s website, including by maintaining the Resource Library, intake portal, and blog;
- Support the evaluation and improvement of the Legal Food Hub’s services, including by conducting data analyses, managing participant and attorney surveys, and adjusting services in response to participant needs;
- Produce periodic reports on the Legal Food Hub’s activities, including for CLF’s communications and development teams as needed.
What you’ll need:
- At least 3 years of relevant experience;
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;
- A passion for environmental, food, public health, and/or social justice work;
- Strong customer services skills, including the ability to work with people from all backgrounds;
- Strong networking skills, including the ability to develop and maintain partnerships with other organizations and service providers;
- Comfort speaking publicly and giving occasional presentations;
- The ability to work independently and to manage several projects simultaneously;
- Strong administrative skills, including proficiency with Microsoft 365;
- Commitment to developing new skills and working collaboratively;
- A willingness to travel to farm and food events throughout New England, including limited evening and weekend engagements;
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
- Familiarity with Instagram, WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, and Clio is a plus; and
- Experience working in a legal organization or for a farm service provider is a plus.
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 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 base salary for the position if based in Boston is $55,000 and if based outside Boston is $52,000; 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 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.