Community Engagement And Policy Manager - Northeast

28 days ago
Full time role

Job Description

Full Job Description


The Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) is a national non-profit organization that partners with labor unions, community organizations, social justice advocates, development intermediaries, research and technical assistance providers, and socially responsible businesses dedicated to building high road – sustainable, just and inclusive – regional economies. The Collaborative envisions a future in which American cities are the greenest and most equitable in the world, leading the way to head off global climate change while creating a vital new economic sector with low-income and communities of color as central actors and beneficiaries in this new economy. Visit our website for more information:

The Community Engagement and Policy Manager - Northeast is a management level position based in Massachusetts. The Manager provides leadership and support for advancing the community engagement and development of state and local policies that put low-income, Black, Indigenous and communities of color at the front of the transition to a clean energy economy.

This position supports the growing work of Emerald Cities - Northeast. The candidate is responsible for: 1) sustaining and building alliances within climate, social and environmental justice networks and coalitions, 2) advancing local learning at the policy level, and 3) building the capacities of grassroots communities to assess their local energy policy environment and develop strategies to shift it closer to a high road framework, so that historically underrepresented groups are especially able to shape their clean energy future. The Manager will support current and new programs, build strong relationships with communities, and have measurable impacts on the local and state clean energy landscape.

The candidate is part of a ECC’s Northeast regional team, reporting to the Regional Director. This position will also be supported by the National Director of Policy and Civic Engagement.

Location: Boston, MA (Hybrid)

Job Type: Full-Time, Exempt

Salary: $65,000 to $80,000

Outreach, Collaboration and Alliances: Strengthen and provide information and support for local tables, coalitions, networks. This includes organizing and participating in regular meetings and formulating allied movement building actions.

Capacity Building and Leadership Development: Supports BIPOC centered community-based organizations with capacity building including staffing, fund development, knowledge sharing, organizing, communications and outreach. This may include managing the decision-making process and distribution of grants to CBOs. Generally, work to enhance leadership in CBOs

Program Development and Management: Provide organizational leadership in implementing effective community engagement tools and strategies for advancing values-based, community driven clean energy economies within their city-region. Support the region’s strategic communication goals, including conference attendance, presentations, blogging, etc. Promote cross-program learning and exposure. On-going fund development and grant report writing

Local, Institutional and State Policy Development: Collaborate with strategic partners to monitor, educate, and inform local, institutional, and state policy makers on equitable climate and economic inclusion programs and policy.

The ideal candidate has direct experience in the full range of community organizing and multi-stakeholder engagement, environmental and climate justice policy development, and program management.

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in either environmental/climate policy or community organizing.
  • Contacts and relationships within social and climate justice organizations, and government.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Program design/development experience.
  • Knowledge and experience on using collaboration tools and facilitating community sessions
  • Familiarity or working knowledge of community-based organizations in the Northeast region is a plus
  • Experience working with multi-stakeholder collaboratives and grassroots organizations.
  • Strong writing, verbal communication, and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work as a self-starting member of a team.
  • Ability to multi-task, be organized, and flexible.
  • Commitment to the goal of advancing equity and inclusion in America.


Complete the Indeed application, then send a resume and cover letter to Alexis Washburn at awashburn at Subject line should read “COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND POLICY MANAGER - NORTHEAST" – [Your Name].

Women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other people from communities traditionally underrepresented in the environmental and energy efficiency sectors, are encouraged to apply.

Emerald Cities Collaborative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift