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NCEL Environmental Health Program Manager

The National Caucus of Environmental Legislators is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering, connecting, and assisting environmentally-committed state legislators nationwide. NCEL is currently seeking a program manager to lead NCEL’s policy work on
environmental health issues. Their primary policy focus will be on the reduction of waste and plastic pollution, and they will also oversee work on topics related to environmental justice, toxic chemicals, and water quality.

This position will be based in the NCEL’s Washington, D.C. office and require about 25% travel when regular travel resumes. The ideal candidate will be an outgoing network-builder who enjoys outreach and collaboration. They will have a passion for policy advancement and be highly skilled at verbal and written communications. They will enjoy planning webinars, organizing strategy sessions, hosting in-person issue briefings, and collaborating with advocacy partners on a nationwide strategy to reduce single-use plastics.

Activities & Responsibilities

  • Phone, email, and in-person outreach to state legislators to support policy work.
  • Recruitment of state lawmakers to join NCEL’s network.
  • Curation and dissemination of issue-specific information sheets and email alerts.
  • Facilitate information-sharing and coaching among NCEL members.
  • Collaboration with key local, state, and national NGO partners.

Policy and Research

  • Track and analyze legislative trends and share updates with NCEL’s network and key
  • Develop materials including fact sheets and briefing books on specific issues.
  • Development of content for NCEL’s website including legislative spotlights and blog posts related to policy developments.

Meetings & Events

  • Organize large events to convene legislators around specific issues.
  • Work with partner organizations to plan local events such as in-state meetings or site tours related to program work.
  • Conduct visits to state capitols during the legislative session to meet with legislators and host briefings.
  • Follow-up with legislators after meetings and events and provide continued support.
  • Represent NCEL at advocacy coalition meetings.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university.
  • At least four years of experience in policy or political organizing.
  • Experience working with elected officials and/or on campaigns is preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent research skills and experience translating complex information into an engaging format.
  • A working knowledge of policies related to waste reduction and environmental justice.
  • Must be skilled in Microsoft Office Suite products, Google applications, and basic database management.
  • Ability to work independently, within a team setting, and overseeing subordinates is essential.
  • Ability to work remotely and collaborate with colleagues in other states.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to events across the country.

Salary: The salary for this position will be $50,000- $60,000, depending on experience. Includes health and dental insurance, retirement, and transit benefits.

To Apply — Please send a single PDF document with your resume, brief cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references to NCEL at with the subject line “EH MANAGER 2020”. All communications will be treated confidentially. The deadline to apply is COB June 15, 2020.

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