Earthjustice

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization.  We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters and citizens to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring the best and brightest who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.

Earthjustice Washington D.C., DC, United States
Jan 29, 2018
Full time
This position provides legislative and administrative strategy development and implementation on issue priorities for Earthjustice including: the National Forest System; the National Park System; and Bureau of Land Management lands. This position is based in Washington, DC. RESPONSIBILITIES Develop and implement legislative and administrative advocacy strategies relating to assigned issues. Directly lobby Congress and the Administration. Track and analyze legislation and policy initiatives relating to assigned issues. Develop lobby and educational materials, including but not limited to fact sheets, letters, action alerts, blogs, and advocacy toolkits. Collaborate with the Communications Department or media consultants to develop media strategies and serve as an Earthjustice spokesperson on assigned issues. Cultivate allies, thoughtful partnerships, and coalitions in support of assigned issues. Develop creative strategies in key geographic regions and with key constituencies to help further advocacy efforts on assigned issues. Coordinate congressional briefings, seminars, and informational meetings with partners. Serve as a liaison with Earthjustice litigation staff working on assigned issues. Brief Earthjustice development staff, donors, and trustees on assigned issues as requested. Assist with other issues as needed within the Policy and Legislation Department. Supervise projects and other efforts performed on assigned issues by Earthjustice assistants, interns, contractors, or others.  QUALIFICATIONS 2-8 years of experience with the legislative process, preferably at the federal level. JD a plus but not required. Substantial knowledge and experience with the legislative process, preferably at the federal level. Familiarity and experience with administrative rulemaking process. Proven ability to develop and implement successful legislative and administrative advocacy strategies. Ability to handle multiple tasks, projects, and deadlines. Proven ability to work independently and proactively. Excellent writing and oral communications skills. Detail oriented and strong organizational skills. Excellent analytical skills in reviewing complex policy issues and legislative bills. Proven ability to work in coalitions and with allies. Experience in working with both traditional and social media. Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.  We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.  Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Earthjustice Chicago, IL, United States
Jan 29, 2018
Graduate Assistant/Fellowship
LOCATION :  Chicago, IL Philadelphia, PA Washington, DC Earthjustice’s Coal Program, which uses litigation and advocacy to challenge the coal industry’s harmful impacts on people and the environment and to speed our nation’s transition to clean energy, is now accepting applications for candidates interested in seeking post-graduate legal fellowships funded through the Equal Justice Works or Skadden programs, a law school, or other sources to commence in the fall of 2018. The position would be based in our Philadelphia, PA or Washington, DC offices, or in Chicago, IL.  Qualifying applications will be for a one- or two-year project, to commence in the fall of 2018, with a preference for projects focusing on environmental issues affecting communities of color, low-income people, and other vulnerable populations. Our Work:   The fellowship attorney will work closely with experienced Earthjustice attorneys in challenging our nation’s reliance on aging coal-fired power plants, and to speed the transition to clean energy resources. A core part of that work has been seeking to ensure that communities are not left with the toxic legacy of unsafe coal ash disposal that threatens public health and water supplies at nearly 1,400 sites in the U.S.  We also work to require the promulgation of stringent environmental standards to reduce pollution from coal plants, defend those standards after they are issued, and bring permitting and enforcement actions to ensure that environmental standards are faithfully implemented. In addition, we litigate in state public utility commissions to halt proposed investments in aging and uneconomic coal plants and to shift such investments to clean energy resources. The Fellow will work closely with staff attorneys and clients to develop and implement litigation and advocacy strategies, and will participate in the full range of tasks involved, such as factual investigation, legal research, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, and oral advocacy. Who We Are Looking For:   Earthjustice seeks highly qualified candidates who possess outstanding legal research and writing skills and are interested in working as a fellow for at least one year. Applicants should be third-year law students, judicial clerks, or other recent law school graduates who are eligible for post-graduate fellowships. Applicants should have a strong academic record, strong work ethic and sense of initiative, strong interest in working on environmental issues in a social justice context, sound and creative judgment, an ability to work well in a collegial setting, and a demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Acquiring Fellowship Funding : If selected by Earthjustice, the candidate will be responsible for securing funding through a fellowship, as Earthjustice is unable provide compensation for this position. Candidates should identify potential sources of funding before applying but do not need to have secured such funding at the time of their application. Please note that deadlines for applying for third-party funding vary based on source. Applications to the fellowship programs are due as early as September 2017. For more information about Equal Justice Works,   click here . For more information about Skadden,   click here . Law school or other external fellowship funding sources are welcome. To Apply   Interested applicants should submit their: Cover Letter. If your fellowship will necessitate identifying a specific project proposal, please note in your cover letter if you have an idea for a possible fellowship proposal (optional to include a short description, no longer than 1 page), and/or if you are interested in developing a project jointly with Earthjustice. Resume Writing Sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum Law school transcript Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com