Southern Environmental Law Center

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Southern Environmental Law Center Charlottesville, VA, United States
May 25, 2017
Full time
The Southern Environmental Law Center is seeking a senior attorney with seven or more years of experience for its Charlottesville, Virginia office.  This is an excellent opportunity to join an organization that is successfully addressing some of the most important and challenging environmental issues facing the Southeast and the nation.  About SELC: SELC is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. With nine offices across the region (Charlottesville, VA; Chapel Hill, NC; Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC; Washington, DC; Birmingham, AL; Nashville, TN; Asheville, NC; and Richmond, VA), SELC is widely recognized as the Southeast’s foremost environmental organization and regional leader. SELC works on a full range of environmental issues to protect the South’s natural resources and the health and well-being of its people.  Although its regional focus is the Southeast, much of its work is national in scope and impact.  SELC works in Congress and state legislatures to inform environmental laws; in regulatory agencies to implement environmental laws and policies; and in the courts to enforce the law, stop the worst abuses, and set important precedents.  The organization works collaboratively with more than 100 national, state, and local groups to enhance their efficacy and achieve common conservation goals. It currently has a staff of 130, with 68 attorneys, including some of the nation’s leading experts in their respective fields.  Additional information is available at www.southernenvironment.org. SELC prides itself on collegiality, teamwork, and mutual respect among its staff and board.  We seek to bring these same values to our work in partnership with organizations, communities, and people of all backgrounds that share our mission to protect the environment of the South.  The South has a rich natural diversity and an equally rich cultural diversity.  To better fulfill its mission, SELC is committed to broadening the diversity of its staff.  We believe this will strengthen our organization and our effectiveness in responding to the many environmental challenges affecting the South and its people.  The position and qualifications: SELC’s work is focused in five program areas: energy and healthy air, transportation and land use, clean water, coast and wetlands, and forest protection.  This attorney will have significant responsibility, commensurate with experience, for work in one or more of these program areas.  Work will include development and pursuit of litigation in state and federal courts, advocacy in state and federal administrative proceedings, and policy analysis and development in various settings at the state and federal levels. We seek an attorney with strong litigation skills, strong work ethic, and a sense of initiative.  The ideal candidate will be a skilled and multi-faceted lawyer with excellent academic credentials, litigation experience, a background in environmental law, strong communication and interpersonal skills, a demonstrated ability to work well in a collegial setting, and a strong personal commitment to SELC’s mission.  We particularly seek candidates with extensive litigation experience.  A background in environmental law is desired but not essential for this position. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Southern Environmental Law Center Charlottesville, VA, United States
May 25, 2017
SELC works in Congress and state legislatures to inform environmental laws; in regulatory agencies to implement environmental laws and policies; and in the courts to enforce the law, stop the worst abuses, and set important precedents.  The organization works collaboratively with more than 100 national, state, and local groups to enhance their efficacy and achieve common conservation goals. It currently has a staff of 130, with 68 attorneys, including some of the nation’s leading experts in their respective fields.  Additional information regarding our work and staff is available at www.southernenvironment.org.   About the Position: This person will work in SELC’s Regional Headquarters office in Charlottesville, VA and will be an integral member of the team, ensuring the smooth operation of the office. Duties include, but not limited to: Back-up reception: greet visitors, answer phones and route calls Assist with projects such as informational research, filing, and setting up meetings Help facilitate events for staff Assist staff members with expense reports Train new attorneys in timekeeping software Assist accounting department as needed Sort mail and maintain organization in supply rooms Offer remote assistance to SELC’s satellite offices Act as back-up assistant to attorneys Assist Office Manager or Regional Administrator with hiring processes  Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree Ability to take initiative and think independently Have an interest in and propensity for learning new software and databases Excellent organizational skills and interpersonal skills Ability to work independently and with a team Commitment to the environment a plus Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com