For five decades, the Environmental Law Institute has played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy, and management both domestically and internationally. In 2019, ELI is celebrating its 50th Anniversary.

ELI seeks an individual to serve as the Manager, Educational Programs who will be responsible for delivering high quality educational programming that serves the interests and needs of ELI’s membership. In this role, the Manager serves generally as an ambassador for the Institute.

The primary objective of the Manager, Educational Programs is to contribute to ELI’s overall mission to foster innovative, just, and practical law and policy solutions to enable leaders across borders and sectors to make environmental, economic, and social progress. Together, ELI’s staff aims to:
• Build the skills and capacity of tomorrow’s leaders and institutions
• Research and analyze complex and pressing environmental challenges
• Promote and disseminate the best thinking through print and electronic media
• Convene people with diverse perspectives to build understanding through robust dialogue

• Develop and deliver programs for members consistent with ELI’s mission including, but not limited to:
o ELI Boot Camps (2 per year – one in DC and one on the West Coast)
o ELI’s Summer School Series
o Independent ELI seminars and co-sponsored seminars
o The Corporate and Keare Forums (associated with annual ELI Award Dinner)
o Networking events
• Facilitate all administrative and logistical aspects of the education events including speaker outreach
• Reach out to constituents and represent the Institute publicly as needed to communicate and foster particular programs and projects
• Works with appropriate ELI staff as needed to carry out high quality programs and projects, including:
o In coordination with the Director of Communications & Publications, work to promote ELI programs among environmental professionals through various media
o In coordination with the Vice President of Programs & Publications, develop programs for members

The Manager, Educational Programs does not supervise staff, however an employee in this position will be required to coordinate Research & Policy Interns on tasks related to educational programs.

• Baseline knowledge of environmental statutes and/or experience in environmental, energy, or natural resource law and policy
• Excellent organizational skills including the ability to conduct detailed event planning in such a manner as to continually have programs lined up in advance and balance numerous events at varying stages of planning simultaneously
• Superb attention to detail and ability to reliably adhere to deadlines
• Strong communication skills including writing, social media, and verbal communication including public speaking
• Proficiency with standard office software, including Microsoft Office
• Demonstrated ability to:
o represent ELI publicly in a manner consistent with our mission and values
o manage events and projects effectively and efficiently while producing high quality deliverables
o collaborate effectively with others
o effectively manage multiple projects/events and establish priorities with moderate supervision
o confidentially and professionally communicate and interact with experts in the environmental field

• Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required, but J.D. or Master’s degree are desired
• Years of experience: At least one year in the environmental law and policy field and/or event management
• Prior experience with event planning

The Manager, Educational Program position is considered an exempt position for purposes of federal wage-hour law, which means that you will not be eligible for additional pay for hours actually worked in excess of 40 hours in a given workweek. Unless otherwise specified, this is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions.
This job operates in a clerical office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. While performing the responsibilities of this job, an employee will be required to spend multiple hours in a stationary position using computers and attending meetings and occasionally move around the office environment to access office equipment, files, and supplies. An employee in this position will need sufficient verbal and auditory skills to communicate with others. Given the nature of the office setting, an employee must be able to adjust to ambient noise and moderate interruptions. An employee in this position will also be required to work at ELI related events located outside the ELI office space.

Event related travel around the DC Metro area, as well as some domestic travel for events, may be required on occasion. The location, duration, and frequency of travel varies depending on the event.

$40,000 annual salary, with excellent benefits including:
• Health/Dental/Vision insurance
• Flexible Spending Account
• Employer paid life insurance & disability insurance
• Long Term Care insurance
• Pre-tax transportation benefit
• Fitness Incentive
• 403(b) Retirement Savings Account with employer match
• Paid time off

Submit an application package via ELI’s online application system at To be considered, your submission must include the completed online form, together with the following uploaded materials:
• cover letter, addressing your personal goals and interests, as well as your experience and interest in carrying out the duties outlined above.
• current resume
• writing sample of 1-2 pages on an environmental issue or showcasing event planning

Applications must be submitted to ELI no later than Friday, October 25, 2019. You must use ELI’s online application system. ELI is unable to consider applications submitted by email, U.S. mail, or hand delivery; nor can late applications be considered. No phone calls, please. Send an email to if you have any technical problems complying with these application instructions.

ELI is an equal opportunity employer firmly committed to achieving an inclusive, diverse workforce that values every individual. We firmly believe that hiring individuals with varying perspectives and backgrounds contributes to our success as an organization, and we strive to create an environment that fosters inclusiveness. As such, minority candidates and candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.