The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) seeks to design a more sustainable, livable, and beautiful world. Landscape architects create city master plans, design ecosystems, develop innovative park projects like the High Line in New York City, roll out bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and renew residential landscapes. ASLA represents some 16,000 landscape architects in the U.S. and around the world.
ASLA seeks a full-time Legislative Assistant in our Government Affairs Department. The Legislative Assistant will assist the government affairs staff with researching, analyzing, and reporting on legislation and policies of interest to landscape architects. Policy areas include active transportation, water and stormwater management, land use and management, healthy living, and planning and design.
- Provides tracking, research, writing, and administrative support for the Government Affairs Department.
- Tracks/researches legislative issues and actions and other federal and state government affairs initiatives.
- Supports staffing of government affairs committees.
- Assists in writing legislative updates for communications tools (LAND, Advocacy News, E-Express, etc.)
- Provides other administrative and logistical support for government affairs activities, including the annual Advocacy Day and Advocacy Summit events.
Desired Skills and Experience:
BA degree in political science or related field. Interest in landscape architecture helpful. Good writing skills, professional and courteous phone manner, and attention to detail essential. Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills. Microsoft Office computer applications required.
Minimum one-year research and writing experience in an office environment; knowledge of legislative process; knowledge of landscape architecture, design, planning, and/or environmental issues a plus.
Must submit all items: cover letter, resume, salary requirement/history and two writing samples to HR@asla.org