Jobs & Internships

Policy Coordinator, Independent Contract
The Trash Free Maryland Policy Coordinator will support current advocacy efforts and policy campaigns to develop our capacity as the region’s leading advocate on trash and litter policy and outreach. The Coordinator will support the Executive Director across organizational functions as they pertain to policy work and campaign and organization communications.

The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communications skills, be highly organized, adept at time management and taking initiative in a fast paced and dynamic role, and have familiarity with the legislative process. Prior policy experience is preferred.


  • Lead strategic campaigns for policy change at the local and state levels, including developing strategy, building and managing coalitions, reviewing and/or drafting legislative language, creating campaign collateral, engaging in legislative lobbying, and recruiting grassroots support.
  • Represent Trash Free Maryland in policy collaboratives to bring Trash Free Maryland capacity and support to related environmental policy initiatives, as well as grassroots community groups and coalition meetings in support of the organization’s interests.
  • Track progress of Trash Free Maryland legislative campaigns, and monitor trends and developments regionally, nationally and internationally as they pertain to policy goals.
  • Attend public meetings with key community stakeholders to broaden our reach with community groups and deepen our partnerships by cultivating relationships and representing Trash Free Maryland at meetings when appropriate.
  • Create advocacy resources and toolkits outlining Trash Free Maryland’s programs, activities, outreach engagement, and theories of change as a template for similarly situated groups, funders, advocates and policymakers in other states.
  • Support organization communications including but not limited to: newsletter, blog posts and website content, social media, press releases, and promotional collateral for events, campaigns and initiatives.
  • Occasionally support educational programming including but not limited to workshops, presentations, or hands on events with diverse audiences about Trash Free Maryland priorities, such as panels, schools, places of worship, agencies, conferences and special events.

Salary and Compensation: Hourly, up to 40 hours per week, unless otherwise approved by the Executive Director. Contract will run January through April 2019, with the potential to continue.

Position Requirements: Work will be conducted remotely, as well as onsite in Annapolis during the legislative session. Travel and reliable access to transportation to Annapolis required. Mileage and parking or other transit expenses will be reimbursed.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume including references to Ashley Van Stone at, with Policy Coordinator in the subject line. Applications will be accepted through December 14, with the intent to start as soon as possible in time for the beginning of the next Maryland General Assembly commencing on January 9, 2019.