Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national nonprofit that works to connect everyone to the benefits and joys of the outdoors. As a leader in equitable access to the outdoors, TPL works with communities to create parks and protect public land where they are needed most. Since 1972, TPL has protected more than 3 million acres of public land, created more than 5,000 parks, trails, schoolyards, and iconic outdoor places, raised $84 billion in public funding for parks and public lands, and connected more than 9 million people to the outdoors.
The Senior Legislative Representative is a registered lobbyist for TPL, serving with demonstrated knowledge, advocacy skills, and effectiveness. The Legislative Representative position utilizes skills in strategy, policy, politics, and coalition- and program-building to help deliver TPL’s mission. A key function of this position focuses on supporting the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan initiatives and policies by enhancing federal agency and congressional funding and support.

The Sr. Legislative Representative will join the Federal Relations team in Washington, D.C., reporting to the Vice President of Federal Relations and work collaboratively and independently to bring federal support to TPL’s national programs and state/local project priorities. In that role, they establish and maintain relationships with Congressional offices and federal agency staff, represent TPL’s appropriations and legislative needs to committee, subcommittee, and member staff as appropriate, work with TPL state directors and field staff to develop a project portfolio and related political and grasstops implementation strategies, work with Congress, federal agencies and the national conservation and parks community to advance TPL policies, participate with other members of the team in the development and execution of a strategic federal agenda, oversee development of and TPL involvement in various federal programs and policies, and provide strategic guidance to TPL staff.

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As a full-time employee, you will be eligible for Trust for Public Land’s comprehensive benefits program which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, three weeks of vacation annually plus ten holidays, a one-week paid winter break and a 403(b) retirement plan, currently with a 5.5% company matching that moves to 7% effective 8/1/2022. The annual salary range for this role is $85,000-$97,000, commensurate with experience.

Join a diverse team of dedicated and passionate people working toward a mission you can believe in—creating parks and protecting land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage diversity in the workplace. We welcome people of all backgrounds and seek to foster a culture of respect, openness, learning, integrity, and fun. We strive to make our job postings accessible to all prospective applicants. For assistance completing the application process, please contact us at 415-495-4014 or