Legislative Office Assistant Position Available

Legislative Office Assistant

Job Description

Supervisor:  Director of Government Relations
Location:     Albany/remote    

Summary of Position

The Adirondack Council seeks a highly dedicated professional seeking an entry/mid-level position supporting advocacy actions and management of the Albany, NY office facilities. The Legislative Office Assistant is responsible for a variety of government relations and office management duties, including legislative tracking and correspondence, synthesis of the best available research to inform Adirondack Council policy recommendations, internship oversight and management, lobby day planning and scheduling, coordination of facilities upgrades and maintenance, office supply stocking, and long-term grassroots advocacy development.


  • Provide supervision to Clarence Petty Legislative Intern with guidance from Government Relations Director.
  • Oversee intern tracking of legislation using the NYS Legislative Retrieval System (training provided) and manage the Adirondack Council’s bill memo archive and delivery of those memos to the legislature.
  • Plan lobby days in coordination with Government Relations Director and oversee the scheduling of meetings with legislators and their staff.
  • Coordinate with the Director of Operations, Director of Government Relations, property manager, and fellow Albany staff in the management of Albany office facilities, technology/software upkeep, office supply purchasing, and stocking.
  • Coordinate with the Directors of Government Relations and Operations in compiling lobby reporting information for bi-monthly and biannual reports to the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE).
  • Review and synthesize research and develop advocacy materials as requested by the Director of Government Relations.
  • Create online content for Adirondack Council campaigns, including blogs and member action alerts, in coordination with the Director of Communications and other communications staff.
  • Lobby state policymakers to act in the best interests of the Adirondack Park as experience dictates
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required- preferably in relation to the environmental field, but all who are interested should apply.
  • At least one year of experience in environmental advocacy work.
  • Awareness or familiarity with the Adirondacks is preferred, but not required.
  • Outgoing, energetic, “people” person willing to learn to effectively collaborate with colleagues in government and advocacy organizations.
  • A self-directed, detail-oriented, and organized person able to follow guidance from the Director of Government Relations and manage multiple projects simultaneously with grace and enthusiasm. Applicants should thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Value the intersection of social & environmental justice with environmental advocacy, and seek to approach issues and engagement through a Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion lens.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication/interpersonal skills are essential - This work consists of frequent communication with coworkers, staff of elected officials, and the general public.
  • Experience and comfort with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Must be willing to travel for work when needed, though it will not be frequent.
  • Ability to work full days in a fast-paced environment, moving around the NYS Capitol and Legislative Office Building.
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible schedules, including early mornings, late evenings, and weekends on occasion. Work will predominantly occur during 9 am-5 pm.

$35,000-$45,000 plus benefits will be offered in compensation. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter in one pdf file by June 4 to Kevin Chlad, Director of Government Relations, kchlad@adirondackcouncil.org with Subject: Legislative Office Assistant

Organizational Purpose/Mission Statement: Based in Elizabethtown, NY (30 miles east of Lake Placid), the mission of the Adirondack Council is to ensure the ecological integrity and wild character of New York’s six-million-acre Adirondack Park for current and future generations. We envision an Adirondack Park with clean water and air and large wilderness areas, surrounded by working farms and forests and vibrant local communities. To protect the Adirondacks, the Council uses the best science, the law, and an understanding of political decision making, to educate, inform and motivate the public and those who make public policy. We are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

The Adirondack Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants receive equal considerations without regard to age, race, color, religion, marital status, sexual preference, ancestry, national origin, handicap, or disability. Employees are selected on the basis of their individual qualifications and ability to fulfill the requirements of the job. The same considerations apply to promotions, pay increases, and all other conditions of employment with the Adirondack Council.

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