Manager (Educational Programs)

Environmental Law Institute (ELI)
Washington, DC, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), a non-profit organization located in Washington, D.C., is a leading center of environmental research, policy analysis, and training. Founded at the beginning of the modern environmental era four decades ago, ELI has played a pivotal role in the evolution of environmental law. Today, ELI is an internationally-recognized independent research and education organization whose interdisciplinary staff of lawyers and scientists works to develop creative solutions to critical problems in environmental law, policy, and management worldwide. Support for the Institute's research and programs comes from a mix of private foundations, state and federal government agencies, and Associates Program revenue.

Position Description

ELI seeks a Manager of Educational Programs to deliver high quality educational programming that serves the interests and needs of ELI’s membership. Under the direction of the Vice President of Development and Membership, and the Director of the Associates Program, and in coordination with the Vice President for Programs and Publication, the Manager of Educational Programs will develop and deliver programs for members, conducting speaker outreach and facilitating all administrative and logistical aspects of the events.

This position requires outstanding organizational skills and the ability to conduct detailed planning in such a manner as to continually have programs lined up in advance. Ideal candidate must be able to balance numerous events at varying stages of planning simultaneously. Programs include: two Boot Camps per year, one in Washington, DC and one on the West Coast, ELI’s Summer School series, independent ELI seminars, co-sponsored seminars, the Corporate and Keare Forums associated with the annual ELI Award dinner, and networking events.

The Manager will need to have a baseline knowledge of leading environmental statutes, strong writing skills, and social media skills. It is imperative that the Manager have great attention to detail. In coordination with the Director of Communications and Publications, the Manager will work to promote ELI programs among environmental professionals through various media, and will generally serve as an ambassador for the Institute.

The Manager will work in ELI’s Washington, DC office. Some business travel may be required.


1) Bachelor’s degree required; those holding master’s degrees or J.D.s are especially encouraged to apply.

2) Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. Strong ability to work with multiple programs of varying deadlines.

3) Prior event planning experience – please highlight in application materials

4) Superb communication and interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to confidently interact with experts in the field.

Salary: $35,000 to $40,000 with excellent benefits.

Application Process and Deadlines

Interested candidates can apply online through ELI’s application portal (click the Apply button above). Applications must be received by Friday, October 19, 2018 . Applications must include the following as separate PDF documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Three professional references. We will notify you before contacting any references.

You must use ELI’s online application system; ELI cannot accept applications submitted by email, USPS or other shipping service, or hand delivery. No phone calls, please.