Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.
Earthjustice is the legal backbone for the environment. Founded in 1971, we annually represent nearly 400 non-profit organizations for free in over 250 cases that promote a clean energy future, preserve our natural heritage, and safeguard our health.
Earthjustice has nine regional offices, an international program, a legislative team and a communications team. We represent coalitions that drive broad environmental protection, prevent irretrievable losses, and ensure that environmental laws are put to work. Our experience and distinguished track record enable us to mount strategic and effective campaigns that result in lasting environmental protection.
This position in Earthjustice’s Policy and Legislation Department provides legislative and administrative strategy development and implementation on environmental health issue priorities for Earthjustice (e.g. toxics, pesticides, hazardous waste) assigned by Supervisor.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS Development and implementation of legislative and administrative strategies relating to assigned issues. Directly lobbies Congress and the Administration. Tracks legislation relating to assigned issues. Develops lobby and education materials. Develops or assists in developing media strategies with Communications Department and conducts media outreach on assigned issues. Tracks legislation and policy initiatives relating to assigned issues. Perform policy and legislative analysis. Represent Earthjustice in coalitions. Represents Department on Earthjustice practice groups related to assigned issues. Liaison with Earthjustice Litigators working on assigned issues. Educate the Administration and Congress on key legal challenges and rulings. Based on experience, serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice on assigned issues.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors or Masters in related environmental field, JD a plus. Demonstrated experience working with the legislative process. Familiarity with administrative rulemaking process. Ability to handle multiple tasks, projects and deadlines. Excellent writing and oral communications skills. Ability to work in coalitions. Experience in working with media. Proven ability to work independently. Two to six years related policy or legal advocacy experience
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Dependent on experience, this position may supervise projects and other efforts performed on assigned issues by Assistants, Interns or Contractors.
We offer a mission and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. For full position description and to learn more about Earthjustice visit www.earthjustice.org.
Interested candidates should submit a resume along with cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Environmental Health Advocate” in the subject line.