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Earthjustice

Nonprofit
251-500
San Francisco, CA, USA

Company Description

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, individuals, and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. 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 people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.

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Litigation / Legal Practice Assistant, Gulf Regional Office

Full time role
Houston, TX, United States
Sep 28, 2022
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, individuals, and communities 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 people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Chicago, Tallahassee, Honolulu, Houston, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, Miami and Washington, D.C. Earthjustice’s new Gulf Regional Office will work across all three of Earthjustice’s core program areas—healthy communities, climate and energy, and lands, oceans and wildlife. In collaboration with our clients and partners, we will fight for clean air and water and to combat unjust pollution burdens; we will fight for an equitable clean energy transition and for climate solutions that work for everyone; and we will fight to protect the magnificent lands, waters and wildlife in the Gulf. Earthjustice has a significant body of work in the Gulf and this new office will expand our capacity in this critical region. The Litigation / Legal Practice Assistant is an exciting opportunity for a creative administrator to use their skills, the power of law, and the strength of partnership to help deliver meaningful results for the Gulf region. This position is located in Houston but supports the litigation and administrative work throughout the Gulf region.  We are seeking an advocate who is looking to materially contribute to our environmental work. We offer professional development and paralegal / legal training. Our team encourages you to apply even if you don’t meet every qualification. Responsibilities: Litigation Support (75%) Provide litigation support to multiple attorneys in document preparation, service, and filing of court documents, including electronic filings and service to opposing counsel. Assist attorneys with hearing preparation including preparing and reviewing discovery documents, creating exhibits, and conducting research. Ensure all court filing rules are being met, the accuracy of service list and timely filing and service of court documents. Organization and maintenance of case files including scanned pleadings, research files, exhibits, general correspondence, and contracts. Create, organize, and maintain document templates. Compute, calendar, and help to ensure compliance with court deadlines; maintain litigation docket. Participate in conference calls and meetings and communicate with courts, opposing and allied counsel, clients, experts, and government officials, as needed and approved by attorneys. Search for and retrieve legal documents from agencies, libraries, and internet sources. Edit, cite-check, proofread, format, assemble, serve, and file legal documents in accordance with relevant court, agency, and case-specific requirements. Provide support required to comply with organizational requirements for initiation of new matters and maintenance of internal litigation database. Provide drafts of procedural form pleadings (e.g., notice of appearance, pro hac vice applications, etc.). Assist with attorney admissions, registrations, renewals and maintaining e-filing accounts. Assist attorneys in preparing for and appearing in court and administrative proceedings, including evidentiary hearings, trials, and oral arguments; and Provide general administrative assistance (taking meeting minutes, updating litigation database, communications with agencies and courts, monitoring court rules, and other office tasks). Administrative Support (25%) Assist with onboarding for incoming staff, clerks, and volunteers. Attend community meetings to assist in advocacy or litigation support. Investigate community complaints as needed. Answer phones, handle incoming and outgoing mail/FedEx, greet visitors, ensure adequate office and mailing supplies. Respond to and screen cold calls/emails requesting information or representation. Help trouble-shoot hardware and software issues. Assist with operation and maintenance of office equipment (copier, printers, videoconferencing equipment). Schedule and coordinate meetings, conference room and video-conferencing equipment, planning and arranging of office events, and travel arrangements. Able to stand in for Legal Practice Manager when necessary. Foster office morale and inclusive work environment. Assist with managing shared work space for all Earthjustice events, including those related to development, board meetings, etc. Other tasks as assigned and as needed. We are seeking an advocate who is looking to materially contribute to our environmental work. We offer professional development and paralegal / legal training. Our team encourages you to apply even if you don’t meet every qualification. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience. 0-2 years’ experience. Litigation/Paralegal experience or training is a plus. Fluency in Spanish is highly desired. Willingness to complete paralegal certification a plus. GIS training; science background; social justice, environmental, or public health policy or advocacy experience preferred. Excellent editorial, proofreading, and computer skills (word processing, Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Acrobat, databases and spreadsheets, etc.). Ability to set priorities among multiple assignments, to meet deadlines, and to function effectively and calmly under pressure. Strong research and organizational skills a must; attention to detail required for court filings and litigation support. A can-do attitude, with an ability and willingness to dive into unfamiliar areas, such as when filing court papers in a new venue. Flexibility, punctuality, reliability, and integrity; a team player, who willingly performs necessary tasks. Availability for occasional travel and work outside normal working hours. Demonstrated awareness of 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. Interest in and commitment to environmental protection. Knowledge of environmental issues a plus. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits that are comprehensive and competitive. We also offer an extremely congenial work environment and a casual dress code. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Earthjustice is a qualifying employer for purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Salary is dependent on experience and location. Salary reflects FY 23 salary ranges. Salary Range in Houston: $57,700 to $64,100 To Apply: Interested applicants should submit via Jobvite by October 30: Resume Cover letter Applications, including those submitted after October 30, may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. 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 given 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, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Executive Assistant, Litigation

Full time role
Washington, DC, United States
Sep 28, 2022
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, individuals, and communities 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 people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Chicago, Tallahassee, Honolulu, Houston, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, Miami and Washington, D.C. The position provides a broad range of administrative support to two Vice Presidents of Litigation – the Vice President of Healthy Communities and the Vice President of Litigation Practice – through communications, facilitation of workflow, schedule and travel management, budget tracking, and meeting planning.  The primary responsibilities of this role are to act as a seamless extension of the VPs by providing effective executive support to each individually and by working collectively to provide program support to their teams. The VPs operate in a matrix management structure, wherein they have responsibilities across respective offices and programs.  This position will support coordinated information flow with and between all the VPs and between the VPs and the regional offices, programs and departments.  This position will need to anticipate information and logistical needs and be proactive at coordinating information flow and contributing to the creation of effective systems. This position is located in Washington DC, with some program support requiring office presence. Responsibilities: Executive Administration (70%): Provide administrative and logistical support to the VP of Healthy Communities, and the VP of Litigation Practice, including: General scheduling and time management Travel arrangements and expense report preparation Meeting preparation and scheduling, including AV and virtual platform setup and testing Meeting minutes, distributing background materials, and tracking follow-up tasks Timecard approval Responsible for planning, logistics, and preparing materials for presentations, meetings, and video and conference calls Support management of contracts and service agreements Manage hard copy and electronic files in accordance with Earthjustice document retention policies Partner with key administrative staff and departments to ensure seamless coordination of responsibilities Help manage and track email and other correspondence Assist VPs with hiring and programmatic onboarding for new hiring of Direct Reports Other administrative duties as assigned Program Support (15%) Lead culture building efforts such as planning team retreats as requested, including budget and vendor management, event timelines, and team cultural experiences; serves as the point person for event coordination with other departments Provide support for practice group meetings, quarterly calls, or other meetings as requested, including scheduling, agendas, minutes, and tracking of follow-up assignments Manage the Litigation Practice space on our intranet, Atlas by updating and organizing resources and by creating visually appealing announcements Assist with the Attorney Mentor Program by tracking mentor pairings, communicating with mentors and mentees at scheduled phases during the mentoring period, and gathering and reviewing program data Support litigation training programs, which includes assisting with the CLE accreditation process, serving as a back-up producer for webinars, and handling back-end tasks in the organizations’ learning management system Financial Management (15%): Maintain and execute financial responsibilities in accordance with Earthjustice policy and in coordination with the VP of Finance and finance staff Provide tracking support for department budgets and funds, such as legal training funds and professional services budgets Review and approve accounts payable and client billing, and coordinate payments with Finance Prepare VPs expense reimbursements/vouchers Manage and reconcile company credit cards Track and submit donated time and discounted services for Earthjustice and client audit requests Prepare Litigation Practice budget spreadsheets and track related expenses Prepare and maintain budgets as assigned and oversee spending consistent with approved budgets Qualifications College degree preferred. Professional certifications a plus. 5+ years relevant work experience. Demonstrated experience providing administrative support for multiple senior staff. Experience collaborating in a team or group culture that produces collective rather than individual products is highly preferred. In-depth proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, SharePoint), Adobe Reader / Acrobat, Concur, Ironclad (or other contract management software). Focus and attention to detail, including the management of complex information. Excellent interpersonal skills and good judgment about people and situations. Highly dependable and able to meet deadlines consistently. Excellent written and in-person communications skills. Proven ability to: develop, implement and track budgets. organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks, sometimes under time pressure and facing unexpected challenges, with grace and results. work with supervisors remotely. maintain confidences and confidential information. take change in stride, overcome obstacles and adapt to unforeseen conditions. represent Earthjustice with tact, diplomacy, discretion and professionalism in interactions. with important donors, board members, vendors, staff and program partners. Interest in contributing to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Awareness of 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. Interest in and commitment to environmental justice. Knowledge of environmental issues a plus. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits that are comprehensive and competitive. We also offer an extremely congenial work environment and a casual dress code. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Earthjustice is a qualifying employer for purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Salary is dependent on experience and location. Salary reflects FY 23 salary ranges. Salary Range in Washington, DC: $86,300 - $95,900 To Apply: Interested applicants should submit via Jobvite by October 23: Resume Cover letter Applications, including those submitted after October 23, may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. 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 given 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, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Associate Attorney, Clean Energy

Full time role
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Sep 26, 2022
Earthjustice seeks an Associate Attorney with two to four years of litigation experience to join our team litigating in state public utility commissions to retire coal plants, stop new gas plants, break down barriers to affordable and resilient clean energy resources, and provide relief to overburdened communities. Today, the energy system relies heavily on fossil fuels and places disproportionate economic and environmental burdens on low-income communities and communities of color. You will hear about environmental racism and environmental injustices firsthand from our clients and partners, and you may have the opportunity to visit frontline communities to understand the situation on the ground. The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position, with the potential for an extension, designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations. At Earthjustice, you will learn how to cultivate relationships with clients and allies and learn how to build coalitions. You'll learn about media campaigns from our talented Communications staff, and legislative advocacy from our Policy & Legislation experts. Finally, you will gain supervisory experience by hiring, supervising, and mentoring law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks. 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, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. 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 people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters is in San Francisco. This role may be performed from our presences in New York City, Washington DC, Denver CO, Philadelphia PA, San Francisco CA and Los Angeles CA. Responsibilities: The level of duties and responsibilities for an Associate Attorney will vary depending on experience. However, among other responsibilities, the Associate should be able to: Alongside our staff and our clients, investigate, develop, and prosecute cases at state public utility commissions that will accelerate our transition to an equitable and clean energy grid. Work with Clean Energy Program attorneys that appear in state and federal courts and other administrative tribunals, in addition to state public utilities commission work. Participate in the full range of tasks involved in complex energy litigation, including discovery, motion practice, briefing, preparation and examination of expert witnesses, negotiations, and oral advocacy. Dive deep into voluminous information and datasets about the energy system, obtained through discovery requests, records requests, and public information gathering. Work with attorneys that coordinate public outreach campaigns and lobby appointed and elected officials.  Participate in cultivating relationships with new clients, allies, and coalition partners. Participate in the hiring process and supervise law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks. Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Qualifications: Law school graduates who are admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the state bar where they are located. 2-4 years of post-graduate legal experience. Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills. Strong work ethic and initiative, and sound and creative judgment. Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others. Willingness to travel as needed: We represent clients across the country, so you must be willing to travel at least 15% of the time –about 7 ½ weeks per year. Commitment to serving the public interest and a strong desire to fight for a just and equitable clean energy future. Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Willingness to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Willingness to contribute to recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Salary depends on experience and location. Salary range in New York, NY & San Francisco, CA: $102,300 - 112,000 Salary range in Los Angeles, CA & Washington, DC: $97,200 – 106,400 Salary range in Denver, CO & Philadelphia, PA: $92,100 – 100,800 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. To Apply: Interested candidates should submit via Jobvite: Resume. One- or two-page cover letter explaining your interest in this position; what draws you to Earthjustice’s mission; and the aspects of your background that are relevant to the qualifications listed above. Please also indicate the Earthjustice office location(s) where you would prefer to work. Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work. Law school transcript. List of three references. For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start January or April 2023. Preference will be given to applicants who apply by September 25, 2022. After that, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule during the months of January, April, June, and September. Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. 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, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco:  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For positions located within the City of Los Angeles:  We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Internal Communications Specialist

Full time role
Remote
Sep 23, 2022
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, individuals, and communities to engage in 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 record of accomplishment of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Chicago, Houston, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Honolulu, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC. We are looking for a dynamic, organized, and positive-minded Internal Communications Specialist to join our growing Internal Communications Department. This position will be a part of a collaborative and creative team that works collectively and individually to partner with internal stakeholders across a thriving organization. The position provides a broad range of communications and administrative support to the Internal Communications Department. The Internal Communications Specialist supports the upkeep of the intranet and curation of content for our staff newsletter and regularly contributes to ways to enhance communications processes and platforms to all staff. The role also supports administrative functions, such as calendaring, project tracking, meeting preparation, and virtual and in-person events coordination. The role contributes to community and culture-building and staff engagement initiatives. They will also provide technical support for All Staff Calls scheduled throughout the program year. The Internal Communications Specialist reports directly to the Director of Internal Communications and is a member of the Internal Communications Department. San Francisco or Washington, DC hybrid candidates preferred (2 days a week in-office). Remote candidates are considered (within the United States). Responsibilities Technology, Tools, and Platform Management (30%): Support Senior Internal Communications Specialist with curation of content, evolution, and execution of organizational newsletter. Support maintenance of the organization’s intranet (Atlas) as needed, including the design of new spaces and the creation, posting, and updating of new information and content), and troubleshooting technical issues with the Senior Internal Communications Specialist. Maintain calendar of content for blogs on Atlas and liaise with authors on content development. Support internal communications initiatives and work cross-departmentally on MS Teams, Atlas, Zoom, and Contact Monkey. Works with Internal Communications Department to research and implement system changes to enhance user experience with internal communications platforms. Coordinates, supports, and maintains new systems and processes for the Internal Communications Department. Communications Content Support (20%) Support IC Department with drafting materials, content, and communications plans and materials, and liaising with internal teams that need support with communicating initiatives or changes. Create branded visual/graphic communications products to support internal communications and visuals for Atlas (e.g. flow charts, tip sheets, PowerPoint presentations, etc.) Administrative Support (30%) Provide departmental support in managing projects through Office 365, and Sharepoint tools. Support the calendaring, planning, and execution of All-Staff Calls; may include AV set-up and live support, distribution of follow-up recordings and materials, note taking on calls, etc. Manage Departmental project tracker, including capturing new and upcoming projects, tracking progress, and flagging deadlines. Support scheduling meeting with other internal teams and departments. Capture notes and action items during internal communications meetings to keep department on track with supporting internal “clients”. Distribute Outlook invitations to all staff and external presenters; promotion of programs on all required internal communications platforms; and providing updates as needed. Support the Internal Communications Department onboarding of new team members, including candidate screening, correspondence, scheduling, interviewing, and training. Manage and conduct onboarding process for new Internal Communications hires; work with HR and relevant teams to ensure compliance and best practices. Support the Internal Communications Department with: Event planning and travel coordination, including the planning of team retreats and travel logistics. Submitting new vendor paperwork and tracking invoices and credit card expenses. Culture and Community Building (20%) Supports DEI and Affinity Group internal events and initiatives with strong sense of emotional intelligence. Contribute to ideation and implementation of organizational culture-building initiatives spearheaded by Internal Communications Department, including Earth Month events, workshops and learning opportunities, and other social events to foster staff engagement and participation. Support a vibrant Internal Communications Department culture by helping to organize and support staff cultivation initiatives including retreats, welcome lunches, birthdays, and other team-building events. Qualifications BA required. 1-2 years of work experience required. In-depth proficiency with MS Office/O365, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Power Automate, and Adobe Reader and Acrobat Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong attention to detail for tracking projects and information sharing with the team and across departments. Experience and interest in developing branded visual/graphic communications products to support internal teams at EJ (e.g., flow charts, tip sheets, PowerPoint presentations, etc.) Experience with digital management and communication tools, such as Communifire (Atlas), Microsoft Teams, Zoom,  and Contact Monkey preferred. Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks, often under tight timelines. Ability to work with teams remotely and effectively collaborate with a multitude of stakeholders across the organization. Excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence; proactive, professional, positive, and approachable attitude; a team player. Excellent judgment and discernment in handling sensitive or confidential information; ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion and elevate to management as appropriate. Interest in contributing to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Can effectively champion a learning culture and inspire curiosity and creative thinking. Can act as a steward of organizational culture and helps cultivate employee engagement. Leads by example in demonstrating organizational core values. Demonstrates excellent problem-solving skills. Experience providing administrative support for senior leadership and staff. Has prominent levels of emotional intelligence, cultural sensitivity, and discretion. 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 and community that encourages and celebrates differences and diversity of thought. 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. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Earthjustice is a qualifying employer for purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Compensation is based on experience and location. Salary range for San Francisco, CA: $82,600 - $91,800 Salary range for Washington, D.C.: $78,600 - $87,300 Remote-US Range (will vary by location): $70,300-$91,800 To Apply Interested applicants should submit the following via Jobvite by October 7, 2022, at 11:59 pm EST. Candidate applications after that date may be considered on a rolling basis: Resume Cover letter Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. 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 given 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, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Internal Communications Specialist

Full time role
Washington, DC, United States
Sep 23, 2022
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, individuals, and communities to engage in 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 record of accomplishment of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Chicago, Houston, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Honolulu, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC. We are looking for a dynamic, organized, and positive-minded Internal Communications Specialist to join our growing Internal Communications Department. This position will be a part of a collaborative and creative team that works collectively and individually to partner with internal stakeholders across a thriving organization. The position provides a broad range of communications and administrative support to the Internal Communications Department. The Internal Communications Specialist supports the upkeep of the intranet and curation of content for our staff newsletter and regularly contributes to ways to enhance communications processes and platforms to all staff. The role also supports administrative functions, such as calendaring, project tracking, meeting preparation, and virtual and in-person events coordination. The role contributes to community and culture-building and staff engagement initiatives. They will also provide technical support for All Staff Calls scheduled throughout the program year. The Internal Communications Specialist reports directly to the Director of Internal Communications and is a member of the Internal Communications Department. San Francisco or Washington, DC hybrid candidates preferred (2 days a week in-office). Remote candidates are considered (within the United States). Responsibilities Technology, Tools, and Platform Management (30%): Support Senior Internal Communications Specialist with curation of content, evolution, and execution of organizational newsletter. Support maintenance of the organization’s intranet (Atlas) as needed, including the design of new spaces and the creation, posting, and updating of new information and content), and troubleshooting technical issues with the Senior Internal Communications Specialist. Maintain calendar of content for blogs on Atlas and liaise with authors on content development. Support internal communications initiatives and work cross-departmentally on MS Teams, Atlas, Zoom, and Contact Monkey. Works with Internal Communications Department to research and implement system changes to enhance user experience with internal communications platforms. Coordinates, supports, and maintains new systems and processes for the Internal Communications Department. Communications Content Support (20%) Support IC Department with drafting materials, content, and communications plans and materials, and liaising with internal teams that need support with communicating initiatives or changes. Create branded visual/graphic communications products to support internal communications and visuals for Atlas (e.g. flow charts, tip sheets, PowerPoint presentations, etc.) Administrative Support (30%) Provide departmental support in managing projects through Office 365, and Sharepoint tools. Support the calendaring, planning, and execution of All-Staff Calls; may include AV set-up and live support, distribution of follow-up recordings and materials, note taking on calls, etc. Manage Departmental project tracker, including capturing new and upcoming projects, tracking progress, and flagging deadlines. Support scheduling meeting with other internal teams and departments. Capture notes and action items during internal communications meetings to keep department on track with supporting internal “clients”. Distribute Outlook invitations to all staff and external presenters; promotion of programs on all required internal communications platforms; and providing updates as needed. Support the Internal Communications Department onboarding of new team members, including candidate screening, correspondence, scheduling, interviewing, and training. Manage and conduct onboarding process for new Internal Communications hires; work with HR and relevant teams to ensure compliance and best practices. Support the Internal Communications Department with: Event planning and travel coordination, including the planning of team retreats and travel logistics. Submitting new vendor paperwork and tracking invoices and credit card expenses. Culture and Community Building (20%) Supports DEI and Affinity Group internal events and initiatives with strong sense of emotional intelligence. Contribute to ideation and implementation of organizational culture-building initiatives spearheaded by Internal Communications Department, including Earth Month events, workshops and learning opportunities, and other social events to foster staff engagement and participation. Support a vibrant Internal Communications Department culture by helping to organize and support staff cultivation initiatives including retreats, welcome lunches, birthdays, and other team-building events. Qualifications BA required. 1-2 years of work experience required. In-depth proficiency with MS Office/O365, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Power Automate, and Adobe Reader and Acrobat Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong attention to detail for tracking projects and information sharing with the team and across departments. Experience and interest in developing branded visual/graphic communications products to support internal teams at EJ (e.g., flow charts, tip sheets, PowerPoint presentations, etc.) Experience with digital management and communication tools, such as Communifire (Atlas), Microsoft Teams, Zoom,  and Contact Monkey preferred. Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks, often under tight timelines. Ability to work with teams remotely and effectively collaborate with a multitude of stakeholders across the organization. Excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence; proactive, professional, positive, and approachable attitude; a team player. Excellent judgment and discernment in handling sensitive or confidential information; ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion and elevate to management as appropriate. Interest in contributing to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Can effectively champion a learning culture and inspire curiosity and creative thinking. Can act as a steward of organizational culture and helps cultivate employee engagement. Leads by example in demonstrating organizational core values. Demonstrates excellent problem-solving skills. Experience providing administrative support for senior leadership and staff. Has prominent levels of emotional intelligence, cultural sensitivity, and discretion. 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 and community that encourages and celebrates differences and diversity of thought. 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. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Earthjustice is a qualifying employer for purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Compensation is based on experience and location. Salary range for San Francisco, CA: $82,600 - $91,800 Salary range for Washington, D.C.: $78,600 - $87,300 Remote-US Range (will vary by location): $70,300-$91,800 To Apply Interested applicants should submit the following via Jobvite by October 7, 2022, at 11:59 pm EST. Candidate applications after that date may be considered on a rolling basis: Resume Cover letter Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. 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 given 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, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Internal Communications Specialist

Full time role
San Francisco, CA, United States
Sep 23, 2022
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, individuals, and communities to engage in 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 record of accomplishment of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Chicago, Houston, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Honolulu, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC. We are looking for a dynamic, organized, and positive-minded Internal Communications Specialist to join our growing Internal Communications Department. This position will be a part of a collaborative and creative team that works collectively and individually to partner with internal stakeholders across a thriving organization. The position provides a broad range of communications and administrative support to the Internal Communications Department. The Internal Communications Specialist supports the upkeep of the intranet and curation of content for our staff newsletter and regularly contributes to ways to enhance communications processes and platforms to all staff. The role also supports administrative functions, such as calendaring, project tracking, meeting preparation, and virtual and in-person events coordination. The role contributes to community and culture-building and staff engagement initiatives. They will also provide technical support for All Staff Calls scheduled throughout the program year. The Internal Communications Specialist reports directly to the Director of Internal Communications and is a member of the Internal Communications Department. San Francisco or Washington, DC hybrid candidates preferred (2 days a week in-office). Remote candidates are considered (within the United States). Responsibilities Technology, Tools, and Platform Management (30%): Support Senior Internal Communications Specialist with curation of content, evolution, and execution of organizational newsletter. Support maintenance of the organization’s intranet (Atlas) as needed, including the design of new spaces and the creation, posting, and updating of new information and content), and troubleshooting technical issues with the Senior Internal Communications Specialist. Maintain calendar of content for blogs on Atlas and liaise with authors on content development. Support internal communications initiatives and work cross-departmentally on MS Teams, Atlas, Zoom, and Contact Monkey. Works with Internal Communications Department to research and implement system changes to enhance user experience with internal communications platforms. Coordinates, supports, and maintains new systems and processes for the Internal Communications Department. Communications Content Support (20%) Support IC Department with drafting materials, content, and communications plans and materials, and liaising with internal teams that need support with communicating initiatives or changes. Create branded visual/graphic communications products to support internal communications and visuals for Atlas (e.g. flow charts, tip sheets, PowerPoint presentations, etc.) Administrative Support (30%) Provide departmental support in managing projects through Office 365, and Sharepoint tools. Support the calendaring, planning, and execution of All-Staff Calls; may include AV set-up and live support, distribution of follow-up recordings and materials, note taking on calls, etc. Manage Departmental project tracker, including capturing new and upcoming projects, tracking progress, and flagging deadlines. Support scheduling meeting with other internal teams and departments. Capture notes and action items during internal communications meetings to keep department on track with supporting internal “clients”. Distribute Outlook invitations to all staff and external presenters; promotion of programs on all required internal communications platforms; and providing updates as needed. Support the Internal Communications Department onboarding of new team members, including candidate screening, correspondence, scheduling, interviewing, and training. Manage and conduct onboarding process for new Internal Communications hires; work with HR and relevant teams to ensure compliance and best practices. Support the Internal Communications Department with: Event planning and travel coordination, including the planning of team retreats and travel logistics. Submitting new vendor paperwork and tracking invoices and credit card expenses. Culture and Community Building (20%) Supports DEI and Affinity Group internal events and initiatives with strong sense of emotional intelligence. Contribute to ideation and implementation of organizational culture-building initiatives spearheaded by Internal Communications Department, including Earth Month events, workshops and learning opportunities, and other social events to foster staff engagement and participation. Support a vibrant Internal Communications Department culture by helping to organize and support staff cultivation initiatives including retreats, welcome lunches, birthdays, and other team-building events. Qualifications BA required. 1-2 years of work experience required. In-depth proficiency with MS Office/O365, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Power Automate, and Adobe Reader and Acrobat Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong attention to detail for tracking projects and information sharing with the team and across departments. Experience and interest in developing branded visual/graphic communications products to support internal teams at EJ (e.g., flow charts, tip sheets, PowerPoint presentations, etc.) Experience with digital management and communication tools, such as Communifire (Atlas), Microsoft Teams, Zoom,  and Contact Monkey preferred. Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks, often under tight timelines. Ability to work with teams remotely and effectively collaborate with a multitude of stakeholders across the organization. Excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence; proactive, professional, positive, and approachable attitude; a team player. Excellent judgment and discernment in handling sensitive or confidential information; ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion and elevate to management as appropriate. Interest in contributing to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Can effectively champion a learning culture and inspire curiosity and creative thinking. Can act as a steward of organizational culture and helps cultivate employee engagement. Leads by example in demonstrating organizational core values. Demonstrates excellent problem-solving skills. Experience providing administrative support for senior leadership and staff. Has prominent levels of emotional intelligence, cultural sensitivity, and discretion. 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 and community that encourages and celebrates differences and diversity of thought. 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. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Earthjustice is a qualifying employer for purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Compensation is based on experience and location. Salary range for San Francisco, CA: $82,600 - $91,800 Salary range for Washington, D.C.: $78,600 - $87,300 Remote-US Range (will vary by location): $70,300-$91,800 To Apply Interested applicants should submit the following via Jobvite by October 7, 2022, at 11:59 pm EST. Candidate applications after that date may be considered on a rolling basis: Resume Cover letter Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. 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 given 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, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Senior Attorney, International Clean Energy Transition

Full time role
Washington, DC, United States
Sep 10, 2022
Earthjustice is accepting applications for a senior attorney position to join our growing team of lawyers working to advance clean energy solutions and speed the transition away from dirty fossil fuels in key countries around the world. The attorney will focus on work with foreign and international nongovernmental organizations and institutions to develop regulatory frameworks for – and to remove obstacles to – the accelerated deployment of clean energy.  The attorney will also work to incorporate clean energy economic, climate and reliability arguments into a range of cases challenging fossil energy plants and projects in select countries. Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a long track record of success in partnering across borders to use US, foreign, and international law to protect the global environment. Drawing on deep experience in foreign, US and international environmental, energy and human rights law, and foreign and international litigation, we work with partners in Africa, Indonesia, Australia, Latin America and elsewhere on domestic and international legal advocacy to reduce dependence on dirty fossil fuels and speed the transition to clean energy. The position will be part of our International Program, which is based in San Francisco, CA, and will collaborate closely with our Washington, DC-based Clean Energy Program. For that reason, it is our strong preference that the position be based in San Francisco or Washington, DC, but another location may be considered. Responsibilities Collaborate with foreign partners and allies, and with Earthjustice colleagues, to develop and implement legal advocacy, capacity building and litigation strategies to support international clean energy and other program goals. Build and maintain collaborative relationships with foreign and US allies, co-counsel, clients and coalition partners in support of program goals. Serve as spokesperson for International Program and for Earthjustice. Supervise the work of associate attorneys, clerks and interns. Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications and Development. Qualifications Juris Doctorate (JD) degree or equivalent non-US law degree. A minimum of six years of legal advocacy or litigation experience, as well as a demonstrated capacity to contribute to the development of government policies or regulations. Licensed to practice law in the US jurisdiction in which the attorney will be located, or a willingness and qualifications to apply for membership within one year of employment. Excellent legal advocacy and/or litigation skills, including legal research, writing and oral advocacy skills. Significant experience in clean energy and energy transition issues. Proficiency in working with technical experts. Experience working in cross-cultural settings. Initiative, good judgment, and a strong work ethic. Ability to work independently and in collaboration with clients, partners, and staff. Ability to develop and maintain partnerships with community-based or other grassroots groups. Ability and willingness to travel internationally as needed. Commitment to serving the public interest. Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse and non-US cultures, backgrounds and orientations. Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce and culture that encourages and celebrates differences. The ideal candidate will also have experience working in another country and/or knowledge of foreign energy law issues and professional fluency in a foreign language. Salary is based on number of years of litigation experience and location. Salary range in San Francisco, CA: $159,100+ Salary range in Washington, DC: $151,100+ For litigators and advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Senior Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Senior Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/senior-attorney 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. To apply interested applicants should submit the following: Resume One- or two-page cover letter that addresses (1) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission and utilizing litigation to achieve that mission; and (2) aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues Two legal writing samples List of three professional references Preference will be given to candidates who apply by October 2, 2022. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 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, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Senior Attorney, International Clean Energy Transition

Full time role
San Francisco, CA, United States
Sep 10, 2022
Earthjustice is accepting applications for a senior attorney position to join our growing team of lawyers working to advance clean energy solutions and speed the transition away from dirty fossil fuels in key countries around the world. The attorney will focus on work with foreign and international nongovernmental organizations and institutions to develop regulatory frameworks for – and to remove obstacles to – the accelerated deployment of clean energy.  The attorney will also work to incorporate clean energy economic, climate and reliability arguments into a range of cases challenging fossil energy plants and projects in select countries. Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a long track record of success in partnering across borders to use US, foreign, and international law to protect the global environment. Drawing on deep experience in foreign, US and international environmental, energy and human rights law, and foreign and international litigation, we work with partners in Africa, Indonesia, Australia, Latin America and elsewhere on domestic and international legal advocacy to reduce dependence on dirty fossil fuels and speed the transition to clean energy. The position will be part of our International Program, which is based in San Francisco, CA, and will collaborate closely with our Washington, DC-based Clean Energy Program. For that reason, it is our strong preference that the position be based in San Francisco or Washington, DC, but another location may be considered. Responsibilities Collaborate with foreign partners and allies, and with Earthjustice colleagues, to develop and implement legal advocacy, capacity building and litigation strategies to support international clean energy and other program goals. Build and maintain collaborative relationships with foreign and US allies, co-counsel, clients and coalition partners in support of program goals. Serve as spokesperson for International Program and for Earthjustice. Supervise the work of associate attorneys, clerks and interns. Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications and Development. Qualifications Juris Doctorate (JD) degree or equivalent non-US law degree. A minimum of six years of legal advocacy or litigation experience, as well as a demonstrated capacity to contribute to the development of government policies or regulations. Licensed to practice law in the US jurisdiction in which the attorney will be located, or a willingness and qualifications to apply for membership within one year of employment. Excellent legal advocacy and/or litigation skills, including legal research, writing and oral advocacy skills. Significant experience in clean energy and energy transition issues. Proficiency in working with technical experts. Experience working in cross-cultural settings. Initiative, good judgment, and a strong work ethic. Ability to work independently and in collaboration with clients, partners, and staff. Ability to develop and maintain partnerships with community-based or other grassroots groups. Ability and willingness to travel internationally as needed. Commitment to serving the public interest. Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse and non-US cultures, backgrounds and orientations. Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce and culture that encourages and celebrates differences. The ideal candidate will also have experience working in another country and/or knowledge of foreign energy law issues and professional fluency in a foreign language. Salary is based on number of years of litigation experience and location. Salary range in San Francisco, CA: $159,100+ Salary range in Washington, DC: $151,100+ For litigators and advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Senior Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Senior Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/senior-attorney 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. To apply interested applicants should submit the following: Resume One- or two-page cover letter that addresses (1) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission and utilizing litigation to achieve that mission; and (2) aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues Two legal writing samples List of three professional references Preference will be given to candidates who apply by October 2, 2022. After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 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, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Associate Attorney, Clean Energy

Full time role
New York, NY, United States
Sep 8, 2022
Earthjustice seeks an Associate Attorney with two to four years of litigation experience to join our team litigating in state public utility commissions to retire coal plants, stop new gas plants, break down barriers to affordable and resilient clean energy resources, and provide relief to overburdened communities. Today, the energy system relies heavily on fossil fuels and places disproportionate economic and environmental burdens on low-income communities and communities of color. You will hear about environmental racism and environmental injustices firsthand from our clients and partners, and you may have the opportunity to visit frontline communities to understand the situation on the ground. The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position, with the potential for an extension, designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations. At Earthjustice, you will learn how to cultivate relationships with clients and allies and learn how to build coalitions. You'll learn about media campaigns from our talented Communications staff, and legislative advocacy from our Policy & Legislation experts. Finally, you will gain supervisory experience by hiring, supervising, and mentoring law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks. 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, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. 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 people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters is in San Francisco. This role may be performed from our presences in New York City, Washington DC, Denver CO, Philadelphia PA, San Francisco CA and Los Angeles CA. Responsibilities: The level of duties and responsibilities for an Associate Attorney will vary depending on experience. However, among other responsibilities, the Associate should be able to: Alongside our staff and our clients, investigate, develop, and prosecute cases at state public utility commissions that will accelerate our transition to an equitable and clean energy grid. Work with Clean Energy Program attorneys that appear in state and federal courts and other administrative tribunals, in addition to state public utilities commission work. Participate in the full range of tasks involved in complex energy litigation, including discovery, motion practice, briefing, preparation and examination of expert witnesses, negotiations, and oral advocacy. Dive deep into voluminous information and datasets about the energy system, obtained through discovery requests, records requests, and public information gathering. Work with attorneys that coordinate public outreach campaigns and lobby appointed and elected officials.  Participate in cultivating relationships with new clients, allies, and coalition partners. Participate in the hiring process and supervise law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks. Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Qualifications: Law school graduates who are admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the state bar where they are located. 2-4 years of post-graduate legal experience. Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills. Strong work ethic and initiative, and sound and creative judgment. Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others. Willingness to travel as needed: We represent clients across the country, so you must be willing to travel at least 15% of the time –about 7 ½ weeks per year. Commitment to serving the public interest and a strong desire to fight for a just and equitable clean energy future. Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Willingness to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Willingness to contribute to recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Salary depends on experience and location. Salary range in New York, NY & San Francisco, CA: $102,300 - 112,000 Salary range in Los Angeles, CA & Washington, DC: $97,200 – 106,400 Salary range in Denver, CO & Philadelphia, PA: $92,100 – 100,800 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. To Apply: Interested candidates should submit via Jobvite: Resume. One- or two-page cover letter explaining your interest in this position; what draws you to Earthjustice’s mission; and the aspects of your background that are relevant to the qualifications listed above. Please also indicate the Earthjustice office location(s) where you would prefer to work. Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work. Law school transcript. List of three references. For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start January or April 2023. Preference will be given to applicants who apply by September 25, 2022. After that, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule during the months of January, April, June, and September. Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. 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, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco:  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For positions located within the City of Los Angeles:  We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Associate Attorney, Clean Energy

Full time role
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Sep 8, 2022
Earthjustice seeks an Associate Attorney with two to four years of litigation experience to join our team litigating in state public utility commissions to retire coal plants, stop new gas plants, break down barriers to affordable and resilient clean energy resources, and provide relief to overburdened communities. Today, the energy system relies heavily on fossil fuels and places disproportionate economic and environmental burdens on low-income communities and communities of color. You will hear about environmental racism and environmental injustices firsthand from our clients and partners, and you may have the opportunity to visit frontline communities to understand the situation on the ground. The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position, with the potential for an extension, designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations. At Earthjustice, you will learn how to cultivate relationships with clients and allies and learn how to build coalitions. You'll learn about media campaigns from our talented Communications staff, and legislative advocacy from our Policy & Legislation experts. Finally, you will gain supervisory experience by hiring, supervising, and mentoring law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks. 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, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. 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 people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters is in San Francisco. This role may be performed from our presences in New York City, Washington DC, Denver CO, Philadelphia PA, San Francisco CA and Los Angeles CA. Responsibilities: The level of duties and responsibilities for an Associate Attorney will vary depending on experience. However, among other responsibilities, the Associate should be able to: Alongside our staff and our clients, investigate, develop, and prosecute cases at state public utility commissions that will accelerate our transition to an equitable and clean energy grid. Work with Clean Energy Program attorneys that appear in state and federal courts and other administrative tribunals, in addition to state public utilities commission work. Participate in the full range of tasks involved in complex energy litigation, including discovery, motion practice, briefing, preparation and examination of expert witnesses, negotiations, and oral advocacy. Dive deep into voluminous information and datasets about the energy system, obtained through discovery requests, records requests, and public information gathering. Work with attorneys that coordinate public outreach campaigns and lobby appointed and elected officials.  Participate in cultivating relationships with new clients, allies, and coalition partners. Participate in the hiring process and supervise law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks. Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Qualifications: Law school graduates who are admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the state bar where they are located. 2-4 years of post-graduate legal experience. Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills. Strong work ethic and initiative, and sound and creative judgment. Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others. Willingness to travel as needed: We represent clients across the country, so you must be willing to travel at least 15% of the time –about 7 ½ weeks per year. Commitment to serving the public interest and a strong desire to fight for a just and equitable clean energy future. Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Willingness to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Willingness to contribute to recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Salary depends on experience and location. Salary range in New York, NY & San Francisco, CA: $102,300 - 112,000 Salary range in Los Angeles, CA & Washington, DC: $97,200 – 106,400 Salary range in Denver, CO & Philadelphia, PA: $92,100 – 100,800 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. To Apply: Interested candidates should submit via Jobvite: Resume. One- or two-page cover letter explaining your interest in this position; what draws you to Earthjustice’s mission; and the aspects of your background that are relevant to the qualifications listed above. Please also indicate the Earthjustice office location(s) where you would prefer to work. Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work. Law school transcript. List of three references. For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start January or April 2023. Preference will be given to applicants who apply by September 25, 2022. After that, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule during the months of January, April, June, and September. Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. 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, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco:  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For positions located within the City of Los Angeles:  We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Associate Attorney, Clean Energy

Full time role
San Francisco, CA, United States
Sep 8, 2022
Earthjustice seeks an Associate Attorney with two to four years of litigation experience to join our team litigating in state public utility commissions to retire coal plants, stop new gas plants, break down barriers to affordable and resilient clean energy resources, and provide relief to overburdened communities. Today, the energy system relies heavily on fossil fuels and places disproportionate economic and environmental burdens on low-income communities and communities of color. You will hear about environmental racism and environmental injustices firsthand from our clients and partners, and you may have the opportunity to visit frontline communities to understand the situation on the ground. The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position, with the potential for an extension, designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations. At Earthjustice, you will learn how to cultivate relationships with clients and allies and learn how to build coalitions. You'll learn about media campaigns from our talented Communications staff, and legislative advocacy from our Policy & Legislation experts. Finally, you will gain supervisory experience by hiring, supervising, and mentoring law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks. 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, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. 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 people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters is in San Francisco. This role may be performed from our presences in New York City, Washington DC, Denver CO, Philadelphia PA, San Francisco CA and Los Angeles CA. Responsibilities: The level of duties and responsibilities for an Associate Attorney will vary depending on experience. However, among other responsibilities, the Associate should be able to: Alongside our staff and our clients, investigate, develop, and prosecute cases at state public utility commissions that will accelerate our transition to an equitable and clean energy grid. Work with Clean Energy Program attorneys that appear in state and federal courts and other administrative tribunals, in addition to state public utilities commission work. Participate in the full range of tasks involved in complex energy litigation, including discovery, motion practice, briefing, preparation and examination of expert witnesses, negotiations, and oral advocacy. Dive deep into voluminous information and datasets about the energy system, obtained through discovery requests, records requests, and public information gathering. Work with attorneys that coordinate public outreach campaigns and lobby appointed and elected officials.  Participate in cultivating relationships with new clients, allies, and coalition partners. Participate in the hiring process and supervise law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks. Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Qualifications: Law school graduates who are admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the state bar where they are located. 2-4 years of post-graduate legal experience. Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills. Strong work ethic and initiative, and sound and creative judgment. Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others. Willingness to travel as needed: We represent clients across the country, so you must be willing to travel at least 15% of the time –about 7 ½ weeks per year. Commitment to serving the public interest and a strong desire to fight for a just and equitable clean energy future. Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Willingness to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Willingness to contribute to recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Salary depends on experience and location. Salary range in New York, NY & San Francisco, CA: $102,300 - 112,000 Salary range in Los Angeles, CA & Washington, DC: $97,200 – 106,400 Salary range in Denver, CO & Philadelphia, PA: $92,100 – 100,800 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. To Apply: Interested candidates should submit via Jobvite: Resume. One- or two-page cover letter explaining your interest in this position; what draws you to Earthjustice’s mission; and the aspects of your background that are relevant to the qualifications listed above. Please also indicate the Earthjustice office location(s) where you would prefer to work. Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work. Law school transcript. List of three references. For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start January or April 2023. Preference will be given to applicants who apply by September 25, 2022. After that, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule during the months of January, April, June, and September. Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. 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, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco:  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For positions located within the City of Los Angeles:  We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Associate Attorney, Clean Energy

Full time role
Washington, DC, United States
Sep 8, 2022
Earthjustice seeks an Associate Attorney with two to four years of litigation experience to join our team litigating in state public utility commissions to retire coal plants, stop new gas plants, break down barriers to affordable and resilient clean energy resources, and provide relief to overburdened communities. Today, the energy system relies heavily on fossil fuels and places disproportionate economic and environmental burdens on low-income communities and communities of color. You will hear about environmental racism and environmental injustices firsthand from our clients and partners, and you may have the opportunity to visit frontline communities to understand the situation on the ground. The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position, with the potential for an extension, designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations. At Earthjustice, you will learn how to cultivate relationships with clients and allies and learn how to build coalitions. You'll learn about media campaigns from our talented Communications staff, and legislative advocacy from our Policy & Legislation experts. Finally, you will gain supervisory experience by hiring, supervising, and mentoring law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks. 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, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. 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 people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters is in San Francisco. This role may be performed from our presences in New York City, Washington DC, Denver CO, Philadelphia PA, San Francisco CA and Los Angeles CA. Responsibilities: The level of duties and responsibilities for an Associate Attorney will vary depending on experience. However, among other responsibilities, the Associate should be able to: Alongside our staff and our clients, investigate, develop, and prosecute cases at state public utility commissions that will accelerate our transition to an equitable and clean energy grid. Work with Clean Energy Program attorneys that appear in state and federal courts and other administrative tribunals, in addition to state public utilities commission work. Participate in the full range of tasks involved in complex energy litigation, including discovery, motion practice, briefing, preparation and examination of expert witnesses, negotiations, and oral advocacy. Dive deep into voluminous information and datasets about the energy system, obtained through discovery requests, records requests, and public information gathering. Work with attorneys that coordinate public outreach campaigns and lobby appointed and elected officials.  Participate in cultivating relationships with new clients, allies, and coalition partners. Participate in the hiring process and supervise law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks. Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Qualifications: Law school graduates who are admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the state bar where they are located. 2-4 years of post-graduate legal experience. Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills. Strong work ethic and initiative, and sound and creative judgment. Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others. Willingness to travel as needed: We represent clients across the country, so you must be willing to travel at least 15% of the time –about 7 ½ weeks per year. Commitment to serving the public interest and a strong desire to fight for a just and equitable clean energy future. Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Willingness to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Willingness to contribute to recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Salary depends on experience and location. Salary range in New York, NY & San Francisco, CA: $102,300 - 112,000 Salary range in Los Angeles, CA & Washington, DC: $97,200 – 106,400 Salary range in Denver, CO & Philadelphia, PA: $92,100 – 100,800 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. To Apply: Interested candidates should submit via Jobvite: Resume. One- or two-page cover letter explaining your interest in this position; what draws you to Earthjustice’s mission; and the aspects of your background that are relevant to the qualifications listed above. Please also indicate the Earthjustice office location(s) where you would prefer to work. Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work. Law school transcript. List of three references. For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start January or April 2023. Preference will be given to applicants who apply by September 25, 2022. After that, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule during the months of January, April, June, and September. Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. 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, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco:  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For positions located within the City of Los Angeles:  We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Associate Attorney, Clean Energy

Full time role
Denver , CO, United States
Sep 8, 2022
Earthjustice seeks an Associate Attorney with two to four years of litigation experience to join our team litigating in state public utility commissions to retire coal plants, stop new gas plants, break down barriers to affordable and resilient clean energy resources, and provide relief to overburdened communities. Today, the energy system relies heavily on fossil fuels and places disproportionate economic and environmental burdens on low-income communities and communities of color. You will hear about environmental racism and environmental injustices firsthand from our clients and partners, and you may have the opportunity to visit frontline communities to understand the situation on the ground. The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position, with the potential for an extension, designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations. At Earthjustice, you will learn how to cultivate relationships with clients and allies and learn how to build coalitions. You'll learn about media campaigns from our talented Communications staff, and legislative advocacy from our Policy & Legislation experts. Finally, you will gain supervisory experience by hiring, supervising, and mentoring law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks. 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, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. 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 people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters is in San Francisco. This role may be performed from our presences in New York City, Washington DC, Denver CO, Philadelphia PA, San Francisco CA and Los Angeles CA. Responsibilities: The level of duties and responsibilities for an Associate Attorney will vary depending on experience. However, among other responsibilities, the Associate should be able to: Alongside our staff and our clients, investigate, develop, and prosecute cases at state public utility commissions that will accelerate our transition to an equitable and clean energy grid. Work with Clean Energy Program attorneys that appear in state and federal courts and other administrative tribunals, in addition to state public utilities commission work. Participate in the full range of tasks involved in complex energy litigation, including discovery, motion practice, briefing, preparation and examination of expert witnesses, negotiations, and oral advocacy. Dive deep into voluminous information and datasets about the energy system, obtained through discovery requests, records requests, and public information gathering. Work with attorneys that coordinate public outreach campaigns and lobby appointed and elected officials.  Participate in cultivating relationships with new clients, allies, and coalition partners. Participate in the hiring process and supervise law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks. Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Qualifications: Law school graduates who are admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the state bar where they are located. 2-4 years of post-graduate legal experience. Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills. Strong work ethic and initiative, and sound and creative judgment. Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others. Willingness to travel as needed: We represent clients across the country, so you must be willing to travel at least 15% of the time –about 7 ½ weeks per year. Commitment to serving the public interest and a strong desire to fight for a just and equitable clean energy future. Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Willingness to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Willingness to contribute to recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Salary depends on experience and location. Salary range in New York, NY & San Francisco, CA: $102,300 - 112,000 Salary range in Los Angeles, CA & Washington, DC: $97,200 – 106,400 Salary range in Denver, CO & Philadelphia, PA: $92,100 – 100,800 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. To Apply: Interested candidates should submit via Jobvite: Resume. One- or two-page cover letter explaining your interest in this position; what draws you to Earthjustice’s mission; and the aspects of your background that are relevant to the qualifications listed above. Please also indicate the Earthjustice office location(s) where you would prefer to work. Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work. Law school transcript. List of three references. For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start January or April 2023. Preference will be given to applicants who apply by September 25, 2022. After that, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule during the months of January, April, June, and September. Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. 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, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco:  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For positions located within the City of Los Angeles:  We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Network Architect

Full time role
Remote
Aug 13, 2022
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, individuals, and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. 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 people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Chicago, Tallahassee, Honolulu, Houston, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, Miami and Washington, D.C. Earthjustice is hiring a Network Architect to join the Information Technology team. The Network Architect will lead the Network Operations Team and be responsible for, design, implementation, analytics, performance management and optimization, quality control, and technical guidance in all network systems supporting efficient network operation. The Network Architect will ensure development of defined standards and best practices, and author and maintain roadmap strategy documentation. This role will report to and partner with our CIO/VP of IT and the entire IT department to help lead our network into its next phase of success by developing and scaling new and existing technologies aimed at helping securely and seamlessly connecting employees no matter where they are located. The Network Architect will provide technical leadership and delivery in all areas of networking ranging from routing, switching, load balancing, wireless network, VoIP, VPN, MPLS, WAN strategy, IP management and addressing (i.e. DHCP, DNS, IPAM, etc.), cloud and virtual networking (Azure, Microsoft Hyper-V), and network security. This job requires extensive knowledge and experience dealing with implementation and issue resolution of Cisco infrastructure, including switch stacks, Firepower firewalls, Meraki firewalls, Meraki wireless endpoints, SD-WAN solutions, and other network systems and technologies. This position can be located remote within the US, or hybrid from our San Francisco, CA or Washington, DC office. RESPONSIBILITIES Network Function and Performance (70%) Build, scale, deploy, and support our Earthjustice network and cloud Maintain the overall network architecture and roadmap. Architect, design and implement the next generation office and remote network for our users. Be a hands-on engineer with deep technical experience in networking, systems, and software. Drive our next generation of monitoring, alerting and automation tools to empower the teams with visibility and data to make informed decisions. Design, build and ensure complete application integration solutions with network technology and design. Define cloud architecture capabilities and ensure they are being met by the network services. Provide authentication strategies to ensure compliance with corporate policies and data privacy requirements. Operate in a rapidly evolving environment, adapt quickly to new information, and reprioritize as needed. Ensure network regulations, security and legal requirements are maintained across all Earthjustice locations. Staff Management (30%) Provide strong, clear, and direct leadership for the Network Operations team. Assist in the planning of strategic initiatives and ensure organizational alignment in partnership the Director of Service Delivery, CISO and CIO/VP of IT. Ensure network services are defined and delivered according to our SLAs for the network and the Network Operations team, and in support of a consistently excellent customer service experience. Lead network architecture vision for the Network Operations team. Mentorship overall is expected out of this role to ensure technical teams are comprehending complex solutions and the operational impact. Help develop the team by encouraging strengths, coaching and providing technical mentoring. Contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Demonstrate an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations. Recruits and hires qualified candidates who fit position requirements and the work environment. Promotes change in terms of the expected benefits, as well as removing or lowering the impact of potential obstacles. Sets clear team direction that aligns with Earthjustice strategy, mission, and vision. Develops staff by identifying and encouraging training and professional development opportunities appropriate to role and creating development plans for all staff. Provides staff with consistent performance feedback – both positive and constructive -- and acts as a coach and mentor. Creates a learning culture, by encouraging debriefing after completion of significant stages of projects. Ensures that any direct reports who have supervisory responsibility are properly executing those functions. Creates a respectful and inclusive work environment for team and models respectful and inclusive behavior. Promptly addresses micro-aggressions and other concerns brought to their attention. Resolves interpersonal conflict among team members and brings in outside facilitators as needed. Communicates regularly with existing employees and encourages staff to raise concerns and to provide ongoing feedback. Creates or identifies strategic opportunities for team building and individual and overall staff engagement with one another in order to strengthen teamwork, interaction and collaboration. Values and uses individual differences and talents to improve employee satisfaction and the quality of collective work. Celebrates successes and helps team members to understand and manage setbacks. Project Responsibilities: As new projects are planned, this role will need to review the technology function being proposed and collect requirements to determine inclusion demands into the overall system architecture and interoperability, with emphasis on network connectivity and performance.   Common expectations are to present plans to the project teams and agree how to carry them out.   These projects will range in variety from expansions risk management, workforce application integrations and growth. Operational Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have high levels of visibility when requests are made by the organization. These requests can be unplanned, urgent, and critical in nature. This position will need to provide guidance and escalation level support to ensure the organization is able to progress. General architecture services will be required in the following areas: Meraki VPN support and configuration management. Network automation and administration. Engagement and collaboration with legal practice managers in all of our 14 Earthjustice locations. Problem management for root cause analysis and remediation. WAN and LAN design, strategy, and architecture. QUALIFICATIONS Essential Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or comparable discipline or equivalent work experience. 8 – 10 years of experience in Information Technology with emphasis on the architecture, management, configuration, modification, installation, and evaluation of network systems hardware and software. 5 + years of management and supervisory responsibilities. CCNA (Switching and Routing) required. CCNA Security a plus. CCNP / CCNP Security certifications a plus. CMSS Meraki experience required. SD-WAN experience required. Cloud based IaaS experience is required. Microsoft Azure based certifications a plus. Management (Essential Skills) Ability to effectively manage and lead a diverse team with emotional intelligence (self-awareness and understating of the impact of their behavior) and cultural humility (an understanding of the need for additional learning about different cultures, backgrounds and orientation and implementation of that learning daily management practices). Ability to give and receive regular formal and informal feedback in a timely, constructive, respectful, and consistent manner and to incorporate debriefing into the team’s operations. Strong team mentorship and communication skills Understands the individual and team strengths and areas for development and develops plans accordingly. Commitment to and experience in developing team skills and talents to meet the evolving needs of an organization. Network Design and Optimization Passion for driving continual improvement initiatives in our network. You are able to monitor and measure the health of your service with metrics, SLA reporting, and dashboards. Expert knowledge of Microsoft Azure Services. Experience in defining and developing cutting edge technical roadmaps to meet the needs of a growing organization. Demonstrated track record of success in optimizing network performance and delivering high quality services, delivering an excellent end user experience, and in proactively identifying and resolving service delivery challenges. Demonstrated track record of close and successful collaboration with Service Delivery and customer support teams. Develop, document, and communicate technical implementation designs. Complex problem resolution skills relating to network connectivity and application inter-operability. Experience with engineering design of new office builds, ideally in traditional office environments, in co-working spaces, and with planned hybrid/remote work integration. Team Relationships Ability to thrive in a fast-paced working environment. High level of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality. Ability to manage performance of external service providers. Excellent organizational skills and solid team player. Network monitoring experience at tool deployment, configuration, and turn over to operations management. Excellent verbal, written, and communication, able to communicate to both technical and non-technical people. Focused Technical Skills & Requirements Demonstrated successful technical network engineering experience including hands on deployment, configuration and management of routers, switches, firewalls, Wi-Fi and security solutions. Knowledge and hands-on experience working with networking protocols. Extensive experience with authentication/authorization and accounting for enterprise networks. Strong routing and switching skills. Advanced knowledge with an array of network services including enterprise routing, switching, load balancing, firewall, wireless network, VPN, and network security. Solid analytical skills to troubleshoot high level, complex technical problems. Able to work with little to no guidance. Maintain a high degree of professionalism and integrity. Must be able to work occasional weekends and after hours. Must be able to travel domestically. 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. Compensation is based on experience and location. Salary range in San Francisco, CA: $187,700- $208,600 Salary range in Washington, DC: $178,400- $198,200 Remote salary (will vary by location): $159,700-$208,600 TO APPLY Interested applicants should submit the following via Jobvite: Resume Cover letter Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. 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 given 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, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Associate Vice President of Development Operations and Outreach

Full time role
Washington, DC, United States
Aug 6, 2022
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, individuals, and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. 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 people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Bozeman, Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Houston, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Seattle, Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. The Associate Vice President of Development Operations, Digital and Public Fundraising (“AVP of Development Operations and Outreach”) reports to the Vice President of Development and is responsible for the day-to-day management of three Development subteams, including Development Operations, Research and Evaluation; Outreach and Membership Services; and Digital Fundraising and Engagement (together “Development Operations”). This includes providing department-level leadership in the areas of planning, systems, policies, database operations, financial management, fundraising performance, prospect management and research; advancing a long-term strategy for growth of digital and direct response fundraising, and ensuring that staff on each subteam are successful, ethical and effective. The AVP of Development Operations and Outreach proactively identifies opportunities to enhance and improve the functioning of the Development Department, including essential business processes, and works in collaboration with the Senior Vice President of Development, Vice President of Development, and Development Leadership Team (“DLT”) to establish metrics, set policy and develop and maintain compliance standards and operating procedures. The AVP of Development Operations and Outreach ensures that operational system and technology, including the CRM and analytic tools, are streamlined and support the strategic fundraising and stewardship efforts of the department. The AVP of Development Operations and Outreach analyzes and reports on department performance metrics and advises DLT and colleagues on strategies and results. The AVP of Development Operations and Outreach is also responsible for overall strategic leadership, partnering with the Director-level leads of the digital and direct response membership t programs which collectively raise over $25 million annually from individuals. Earthjustice is half-way through a $825 million, five-year fundraising campaign of which $119M will be raised from annual giving and mid-level multi-channel donors. This role will be based out of the San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, or Washington, DC Office or it will be based remotely from New York, NY. Earthjustice staff will be working two days a week in the office. After six months, the Executive Leadership Team will evaluate whether to adjust our hybrid work plan. Responsibilities Management (40%) Oversee the day-to-day operations of their team, ensuring that each subteam is developing and executing on increasingly sophisticated and effective public fundraising and operational strategies. Supervise the Director-level leaders of three teams: Development Operations, Research and Evaluation; Outreach and Membership Services; and Digital Fundraising and Engagement, working with each to ensure a professionally challenging and personally enjoyable workplace for them and their staff. Prepare and conduct performance reviews for direct reports. Establish performance standards and priorities for subteams and staff. Prepare and submit annual budgets and work plans for subteams, manage the implementation of those budgets and work plans and ensure the staff’s best effort to meet those targets. Develop, document and implement effective development systems and operational procedures. Develop strong, cooperative relationships between the Development department and other units, especially Operations, Information Technology (IT), and Finance, ensuring mutual understanding of shared goals and objectives and thoughtful decision making. Ensure that donor restrictions are communicated and honored in our budgeting and that we have appropriate systems in place to spend donations for the purposes that they were committed and to report back to donors on the use of their funds. Recruits and hires qualified candidates who fit position requirements and the work environment. Promotes change in terms of the expected benefits, as well as removing or lowering the impact of potential obstacles. Sets clear team direction that aligns with Earthjustice strategy, mission, and vision. Develops staff by identifying and encouraging training and professional development opportunities appropriate to role and creating development plans for all staff. Provides staff with consistent performance feedback – both positive and constructive -- and acts as a coach and mentor. Creates a learning culture, by encouraging debriefing after completion of significant stages of projects. Ensures that any direct reports who have supervisory responsibility are properly executing those functions. Creates a respectful and inclusive work environment for team and models respectful and inclusive behavior. Promptly addresses micro-aggressions and other concerns brought to their attention. Resolves interpersonal conflict among team members and brings in outside facilitators as needed. Communicates regularly with existing employees and encourages staff to raise concerns and to provide ongoing feedback. Creates or identifies strategic opportunities for team building and individual and overall staff engagement with one another in order to strengthen teamwork, interaction and collaboration. Values and uses individual differences and talents to improve employee satisfaction and the quality of collective work. Celebrates successes and helps team members to understand and manage setbacks. Strategic Leadership (30%) Lead development of the Department’s strategic technology plans, ensuring that systems and processes run smoothly, and that Development staff have the tools and training they need to do their jobs effectively. This includes ensuring the integrity, security, and cost-effectiveness of the Department’s overall technology solutions, providing timely solutions for system issues, workflow improvements, and opportunities to enhance donor engagement through information sharing. Collaborate with the Senior Vice President of Development, Vice President of Development, and DLT to lead the exploration, development, evaluation and implementation of long-term strategic plans. Collaborate with the Senior Vice President of Development, Vice President of Development, and DLT to create metrics and reports for the Board of Trustees, Development Committee and Finance Committee to highlight progress and areas of growth for the Development Department. Attend Earthjustice Board of Trustee meetings and Development and Marketing Committee meetings of the Board. Lead constant efforts to improve team, including adopting creative and innovative approaches to digital donor stewardship and engagement, cutting edge developments in donor research and analysis, and a drive for continuously improving public fundraising efficiency. Collaborate with the VP of Development and DLT to determine logistics and agendas for annual retreats for the Development Department, and quarterly retreats for DLT. Maintain professional relationships with counterparts in other non-profit organizations, and keep abreast of latest developments in fundraising rules and regulations, best practices and demographic changes. Operations and Planning (30%) Ensure that Development’s operations are highly efficient, effective, and emulate best-in-class practices. Ensure the donor database and other tools utilized and maintained by the Department are sophisticated, adaptable and highly efficient operationally. Manage annual revenue budgeting and financial systems between Development and Finance. Liaise with Earthjustice’s IT department, external consultants and vendors supporting the donor database and other tools utilized and maintained by the Department. Develop and maintain organizational data for reporting and analysis with the IT team. Liase with the General Counsel on matters around donor privacy and security, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and laws. Develop, disseminate, and document policies, procedures, and data solutions that support end-user needs, both within the Development department and as it relates to cross-departmental compliance. Lead working groups/task forces in Development to review and adopt changes to policies including gift acceptance, donor confidentiality, financial reporting, etc. Supervisory Responsibilities Three Direct Reports Senior Director of Outreach and Membership Services Senior Director of Development Operations, Research and Evaluation Director of Digital Fundraising and Engagement Advance Earthjustice’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals: Assist in efforts to cultivate diversity, equity and inclusion within the organization and the broader environmental movement. Contribute to Earthjustice’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) mission through involvement in trainings and internal working groups. Proactively pursue and utilize internal and external resources to support a personal and professional development journey that increases awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Participate in internal committees and working groups to further institutional priorities and build an inclusive and equitable work environment that encourages and celebrates differences. Ensure the incorporation of inclusive practices in all duties and responsibilities, on a consistent and ongoing basis, including but not limited to verbal and written interactions with constituents and Earthjustice staff. Elevate and build capacity of partner organizations by supporting them in their organizational journeys, elevating their work with donors as appropriate and assisting them in securing access to philanthropic resources. Support each team’s supporter diversification efforts and ensure they are at par, or exceed efforts in place at peer organizations. Qualifications The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of experience in increasingly responsible positions in development and nonprofit management.  A minimum of five years of management experience, leading development programs. Prior capital campaign experience is a plus. Management: Ability to effectively manage and lead a diverse team with emotional intelligence (self-awareness and understating of the impact of their behavior) and cultural humility (an understanding of the need for additional learning about different cultures, backgrounds and orientation and implementation of that learning daily management practices); Ability to give and receive regular formal and informal feedback in a timely, constructive, respectful, and consistent manner and to incorporate debriefing into the team’s operations; Strong team mentorship and communication skills; Understands the individual and team strengths and areas for development and develops plans accordingly; and Commitment to and experience in developing team skills and talents to meet the evolving needs of an organization. Other desired qualifications and attributes include: Bachelor’s degree required. Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to inspire and motivate others toward stated goals; Demonstrated skills with applying technological solutions in a Development setting, including CRM and business intelligence tools; Strong operational skills, ability to see opportunities for better program integration and effectiveness; Proven track record in diversifying donor base; Superior written and oral communications, interpersonal and presentation skills; Entrepreneurial approach to building fundraising and development program; Highly sophisticated relationship building skills; Ability to think strategically and creatively; Highest level of personal and professional integrity; Collaborative interpersonal style and high level of emotional intelligence; Ability to demonstrate grace under pressure; Good sense of humor; Believes in the importance of Earthjustice mission and programs; Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations; and Contributes to recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Salary is based on experience and location. Salary range in San Francisco, CA and New York, NY: $233,300 - $259,200 Salary range in Seattle, WA or Washington, DC: $ 221,700 - $246,300 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. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Earthjustice is a qualifying employer for purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. To Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following via Jobvite by August 22nd, 2022, and applications that come in after will be considered on a rolling basis: Resume Cover Letter All application materials should be submitted online via the Jobvite system. Please, no phone calls, hard copies, or drop-ins. If you're having technical difficulties submitting your application, reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org. 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, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position. For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Associate Vice President of Development Operations and Outreach

Full time role
Seattle, WA, United States
Aug 6, 2022
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, individuals, and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. 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 people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Bozeman, Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Houston, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Seattle, Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. The Associate Vice President of Development Operations, Digital and Public Fundraising (“AVP of Development Operations and Outreach”) reports to the Vice President of Development and is responsible for the day-to-day management of three Development subteams, including Development Operations, Research and Evaluation; Outreach and Membership Services; and Digital Fundraising and Engagement (together “Development Operations”). This includes providing department-level leadership in the areas of planning, systems, policies, database operations, financial management, fundraising performance, prospect management and research; advancing a long-term strategy for growth of digital and direct response fundraising, and ensuring that staff on each subteam are successful, ethical and effective. The AVP of Development Operations and Outreach proactively identifies opportunities to enhance and improve the functioning of the Development Department, including essential business processes, and works in collaboration with the Senior Vice President of Development, Vice President of Development, and Development Leadership Team (“DLT”) to establish metrics, set policy and develop and maintain compliance standards and operating procedures. The AVP of Development Operations and Outreach ensures that operational system and technology, including the CRM and analytic tools, are streamlined and support the strategic fundraising and stewardship efforts of the department. The AVP of Development Operations and Outreach analyzes and reports on department performance metrics and advises DLT and colleagues on strategies and results. The AVP of Development Operations and Outreach is also responsible for overall strategic leadership, partnering with the Director-level leads of the digital and direct response membership t programs which collectively raise over $25 million annually from individuals. Earthjustice is half-way through a $825 million, five-year fundraising campaign of which $119M will be raised from annual giving and mid-level multi-channel donors. This role will be based out of the San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, or Washington, DC Office or it will be based remotely from New York, NY. Earthjustice staff will be working two days a week in the office. After six months, the Executive Leadership Team will evaluate whether to adjust our hybrid work plan. Responsibilities Management (40%) Oversee the day-to-day operations of their team, ensuring that each subteam is developing and executing on increasingly sophisticated and effective public fundraising and operational strategies. Supervise the Director-level leaders of three teams: Development Operations, Research and Evaluation; Outreach and Membership Services; and Digital Fundraising and Engagement, working with each to ensure a professionally challenging and personally enjoyable workplace for them and their staff. Prepare and conduct performance reviews for direct reports. Establish performance standards and priorities for subteams and staff. Prepare and submit annual budgets and work plans for subteams, manage the implementation of those budgets and work plans and ensure the staff’s best effort to meet those targets. Develop, document and implement effective development systems and operational procedures. Develop strong, cooperative relationships between the Development department and other units, especially Operations, Information Technology (IT), and Finance, ensuring mutual understanding of shared goals and objectives and thoughtful decision making. Ensure that donor restrictions are communicated and honored in our budgeting and that we have appropriate systems in place to spend donations for the purposes that they were committed and to report back to donors on the use of their funds. Recruits and hires qualified candidates who fit position requirements and the work environment. Promotes change in terms of the expected benefits, as well as removing or lowering the impact of potential obstacles. Sets clear team direction that aligns with Earthjustice strategy, mission, and vision. Develops staff by identifying and encouraging training and professional development opportunities appropriate to role and creating development plans for all staff. Provides staff with consistent performance feedback – both positive and constructive -- and acts as a coach and mentor. Creates a learning culture, by encouraging debriefing after completion of significant stages of projects. Ensures that any direct reports who have supervisory responsibility are properly executing those functions. Creates a respectful and inclusive work environment for team and models respectful and inclusive behavior. Promptly addresses micro-aggressions and other concerns brought to their attention. Resolves interpersonal conflict among team members and brings in outside facilitators as needed. Communicates regularly with existing employees and encourages staff to raise concerns and to provide ongoing feedback. Creates or identifies strategic opportunities for team building and individual and overall staff engagement with one another in order to strengthen teamwork, interaction and collaboration. Values and uses individual differences and talents to improve employee satisfaction and the quality of collective work. Celebrates successes and helps team members to understand and manage setbacks. Strategic Leadership (30%) Lead development of the Department’s strategic technology plans, ensuring that systems and processes run smoothly, and that Development staff have the tools and training they need to do their jobs effectively. This includes ensuring the integrity, security, and cost-effectiveness of the Department’s overall technology solutions, providing timely solutions for system issues, workflow improvements, and opportunities to enhance donor engagement through information sharing. Collaborate with the Senior Vice President of Development, Vice President of Development, and DLT to lead the exploration, development, evaluation and implementation of long-term strategic plans. Collaborate with the Senior Vice President of Development, Vice President of Development, and DLT to create metrics and reports for the Board of Trustees, Development Committee and Finance Committee to highlight progress and areas of growth for the Development Department. Attend Earthjustice Board of Trustee meetings and Development and Marketing Committee meetings of the Board. Lead constant efforts to improve team, including adopting creative and innovative approaches to digital donor stewardship and engagement, cutting edge developments in donor research and analysis, and a drive for continuously improving public fundraising efficiency. Collaborate with the VP of Development and DLT to determine logistics and agendas for annual retreats for the Development Department, and quarterly retreats for DLT. Maintain professional relationships with counterparts in other non-profit organizations, and keep abreast of latest developments in fundraising rules and regulations, best practices and demographic changes. Operations and Planning (30%) Ensure that Development’s operations are highly efficient, effective, and emulate best-in-class practices. Ensure the donor database and other tools utilized and maintained by the Department are sophisticated, adaptable and highly efficient operationally. Manage annual revenue budgeting and financial systems between Development and Finance. Liaise with Earthjustice’s IT department, external consultants and vendors supporting the donor database and other tools utilized and maintained by the Department. Develop and maintain organizational data for reporting and analysis with the IT team. Liase with the General Counsel on matters around donor privacy and security, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and laws. Develop, disseminate, and document policies, procedures, and data solutions that support end-user needs, both within the Development department and as it relates to cross-departmental compliance. Lead working groups/task forces in Development to review and adopt changes to policies including gift acceptance, donor confidentiality, financial reporting, etc. Supervisory Responsibilities Three Direct Reports Senior Director of Outreach and Membership Services Senior Director of Development Operations, Research and Evaluation Director of Digital Fundraising and Engagement Advance Earthjustice’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals: Assist in efforts to cultivate diversity, equity and inclusion within the organization and the broader environmental movement. Contribute to Earthjustice’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) mission through involvement in trainings and internal working groups. Proactively pursue and utilize internal and external resources to support a personal and professional development journey that increases awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Participate in internal committees and working groups to further institutional priorities and build an inclusive and equitable work environment that encourages and celebrates differences. Ensure the incorporation of inclusive practices in all duties and responsibilities, on a consistent and ongoing basis, including but not limited to verbal and written interactions with constituents and Earthjustice staff. Elevate and build capacity of partner organizations by supporting them in their organizational journeys, elevating their work with donors as appropriate and assisting them in securing access to philanthropic resources. Support each team’s supporter diversification efforts and ensure they are at par, or exceed efforts in place at peer organizations. Qualifications The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of experience in increasingly responsible positions in development and nonprofit management.  A minimum of five years of management experience, leading development programs. Prior capital campaign experience is a plus. Management: Ability to effectively manage and lead a diverse team with emotional intelligence (self-awareness and understating of the impact of their behavior) and cultural humility (an understanding of the need for additional learning about different cultures, backgrounds and orientation and implementation of that learning daily management practices); Ability to give and receive regular formal and informal feedback in a timely, constructive, respectful, and consistent manner and to incorporate debriefing into the team’s operations; Strong team mentorship and communication skills; Understands the individual and team strengths and areas for development and develops plans accordingly; and Commitment to and experience in developing team skills and talents to meet the evolving needs of an organization. Other desired qualifications and attributes include: Bachelor’s degree required. Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to inspire and motivate others toward stated goals; Demonstrated skills with applying technological solutions in a Development setting, including CRM and business intelligence tools; Strong operational skills, ability to see opportunities for better program integration and effectiveness; Proven track record in diversifying donor base; Superior written and oral communications, interpersonal and presentation skills; Entrepreneurial approach to building fundraising and development program; Highly sophisticated relationship building skills; Ability to think strategically and creatively; Highest level of personal and professional integrity; Collaborative interpersonal style and high level of emotional intelligence; Ability to demonstrate grace under pressure; Good sense of humor; Believes in the importance of Earthjustice mission and programs; Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations; and Contributes to recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Salary is based on experience and location. Salary range in San Francisco, CA and New York, NY: $233,300 - $259,200 Salary range in Seattle, WA or Washington, DC: $ 221,700 - $246,300 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. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Earthjustice is a qualifying employer for purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. To Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following via Jobvite by August 22nd, 2022, and applications that come in after will be considered on a rolling basis: Resume Cover Letter All application materials should be submitted online via the Jobvite system. Please, no phone calls, hard copies, or drop-ins. If you're having technical difficulties submitting your application, reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org. 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, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position. For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Associate Vice President of Development Operations and Outreach

Full time role
New York, NY, United States
Aug 6, 2022
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, individuals, and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. 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 people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Bozeman, Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Houston, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Seattle, Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. The Associate Vice President of Development Operations, Digital and Public Fundraising (“AVP of Development Operations and Outreach”) reports to the Vice President of Development and is responsible for the day-to-day management of three Development subteams, including Development Operations, Research and Evaluation; Outreach and Membership Services; and Digital Fundraising and Engagement (together “Development Operations”). This includes providing department-level leadership in the areas of planning, systems, policies, database operations, financial management, fundraising performance, prospect management and research; advancing a long-term strategy for growth of digital and direct response fundraising, and ensuring that staff on each subteam are successful, ethical and effective. The AVP of Development Operations and Outreach proactively identifies opportunities to enhance and improve the functioning of the Development Department, including essential business processes, and works in collaboration with the Senior Vice President of Development, Vice President of Development, and Development Leadership Team (“DLT”) to establish metrics, set policy and develop and maintain compliance standards and operating procedures. The AVP of Development Operations and Outreach ensures that operational system and technology, including the CRM and analytic tools, are streamlined and support the strategic fundraising and stewardship efforts of the department. The AVP of Development Operations and Outreach analyzes and reports on department performance metrics and advises DLT and colleagues on strategies and results. The AVP of Development Operations and Outreach is also responsible for overall strategic leadership, partnering with the Director-level leads of the digital and direct response membership t programs which collectively raise over $25 million annually from individuals. Earthjustice is half-way through a $825 million, five-year fundraising campaign of which $119M will be raised from annual giving and mid-level multi-channel donors. This role will be based out of the San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, or Washington, DC Office or it will be based remotely from New York, NY. Earthjustice staff will be working two days a week in the office. After six months, the Executive Leadership Team will evaluate whether to adjust our hybrid work plan. Responsibilities Management (40%) Oversee the day-to-day operations of their team, ensuring that each subteam is developing and executing on increasingly sophisticated and effective public fundraising and operational strategies. Supervise the Director-level leaders of three teams: Development Operations, Research and Evaluation; Outreach and Membership Services; and Digital Fundraising and Engagement, working with each to ensure a professionally challenging and personally enjoyable workplace for them and their staff. Prepare and conduct performance reviews for direct reports. Establish performance standards and priorities for subteams and staff. Prepare and submit annual budgets and work plans for subteams, manage the implementation of those budgets and work plans and ensure the staff’s best effort to meet those targets. Develop, document and implement effective development systems and operational procedures. Develop strong, cooperative relationships between the Development department and other units, especially Operations, Information Technology (IT), and Finance, ensuring mutual understanding of shared goals and objectives and thoughtful decision making. Ensure that donor restrictions are communicated and honored in our budgeting and that we have appropriate systems in place to spend donations for the purposes that they were committed and to report back to donors on the use of their funds. Recruits and hires qualified candidates who fit position requirements and the work environment. Promotes change in terms of the expected benefits, as well as removing or lowering the impact of potential obstacles. Sets clear team direction that aligns with Earthjustice strategy, mission, and vision. Develops staff by identifying and encouraging training and professional development opportunities appropriate to role and creating development plans for all staff. Provides staff with consistent performance feedback – both positive and constructive -- and acts as a coach and mentor. Creates a learning culture, by encouraging debriefing after completion of significant stages of projects. Ensures that any direct reports who have supervisory responsibility are properly executing those functions. Creates a respectful and inclusive work environment for team and models respectful and inclusive behavior. Promptly addresses micro-aggressions and other concerns brought to their attention. Resolves interpersonal conflict among team members and brings in outside facilitators as needed. Communicates regularly with existing employees and encourages staff to raise concerns and to provide ongoing feedback. Creates or identifies strategic opportunities for team building and individual and overall staff engagement with one another in order to strengthen teamwork, interaction and collaboration. Values and uses individual differences and talents to improve employee satisfaction and the quality of collective work. Celebrates successes and helps team members to understand and manage setbacks. Strategic Leadership (30%) Lead development of the Department’s strategic technology plans, ensuring that systems and processes run smoothly, and that Development staff have the tools and training they need to do their jobs effectively. This includes ensuring the integrity, security, and cost-effectiveness of the Department’s overall technology solutions, providing timely solutions for system issues, workflow improvements, and opportunities to enhance donor engagement through information sharing. Collaborate with the Senior Vice President of Development, Vice President of Development, and DLT to lead the exploration, development, evaluation and implementation of long-term strategic plans. Collaborate with the Senior Vice President of Development, Vice President of Development, and DLT to create metrics and reports for the Board of Trustees, Development Committee and Finance Committee to highlight progress and areas of growth for the Development Department. Attend Earthjustice Board of Trustee meetings and Development and Marketing Committee meetings of the Board. Lead constant efforts to improve team, including adopting creative and innovative approaches to digital donor stewardship and engagement, cutting edge developments in donor research and analysis, and a drive for continuously improving public fundraising efficiency. Collaborate with the VP of Development and DLT to determine logistics and agendas for annual retreats for the Development Department, and quarterly retreats for DLT. Maintain professional relationships with counterparts in other non-profit organizations, and keep abreast of latest developments in fundraising rules and regulations, best practices and demographic changes. Operations and Planning (30%) Ensure that Development’s operations are highly efficient, effective, and emulate best-in-class practices. Ensure the donor database and other tools utilized and maintained by the Department are sophisticated, adaptable and highly efficient operationally. Manage annual revenue budgeting and financial systems between Development and Finance. Liaise with Earthjustice’s IT department, external consultants and vendors supporting the donor database and other tools utilized and maintained by the Department. Develop and maintain organizational data for reporting and analysis with the IT team. Liase with the General Counsel on matters around donor privacy and security, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and laws. Develop, disseminate, and document policies, procedures, and data solutions that support end-user needs, both within the Development department and as it relates to cross-departmental compliance. Lead working groups/task forces in Development to review and adopt changes to policies including gift acceptance, donor confidentiality, financial reporting, etc. Supervisory Responsibilities Three Direct Reports Senior Director of Outreach and Membership Services Senior Director of Development Operations, Research and Evaluation Director of Digital Fundraising and Engagement Advance Earthjustice’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals: Assist in efforts to cultivate diversity, equity and inclusion within the organization and the broader environmental movement. Contribute to Earthjustice’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) mission through involvement in trainings and internal working groups. Proactively pursue and utilize internal and external resources to support a personal and professional development journey that increases awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Participate in internal committees and working groups to further institutional priorities and build an inclusive and equitable work environment that encourages and celebrates differences. Ensure the incorporation of inclusive practices in all duties and responsibilities, on a consistent and ongoing basis, including but not limited to verbal and written interactions with constituents and Earthjustice staff. Elevate and build capacity of partner organizations by supporting them in their organizational journeys, elevating their work with donors as appropriate and assisting them in securing access to philanthropic resources. Support each team’s supporter diversification efforts and ensure they are at par, or exceed efforts in place at peer organizations. Qualifications The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of experience in increasingly responsible positions in development and nonprofit management.  A minimum of five years of management experience, leading development programs. Prior capital campaign experience is a plus. Management: Ability to effectively manage and lead a diverse team with emotional intelligence (self-awareness and understating of the impact of their behavior) and cultural humility (an understanding of the need for additional learning about different cultures, backgrounds and orientation and implementation of that learning daily management practices); Ability to give and receive regular formal and informal feedback in a timely, constructive, respectful, and consistent manner and to incorporate debriefing into the team’s operations; Strong team mentorship and communication skills; Understands the individual and team strengths and areas for development and develops plans accordingly; and Commitment to and experience in developing team skills and talents to meet the evolving needs of an organization. Other desired qualifications and attributes include: Bachelor’s degree required. Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to inspire and motivate others toward stated goals; Demonstrated skills with applying technological solutions in a Development setting, including CRM and business intelligence tools; Strong operational skills, ability to see opportunities for better program integration and effectiveness; Proven track record in diversifying donor base; Superior written and oral communications, interpersonal and presentation skills; Entrepreneurial approach to building fundraising and development program; Highly sophisticated relationship building skills; Ability to think strategically and creatively; Highest level of personal and professional integrity; Collaborative interpersonal style and high level of emotional intelligence; Ability to demonstrate grace under pressure; Good sense of humor; Believes in the importance of Earthjustice mission and programs; Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations; and Contributes to recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Salary is based on experience and location. Salary range in San Francisco, CA and New York, NY: $233,300 - $259,200 Salary range in Seattle, WA or Washington, DC: $ 221,700 - $246,300 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. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Earthjustice is a qualifying employer for purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. To Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following via Jobvite by August 22nd, 2022, and applications that come in after will be considered on a rolling basis: Resume Cover Letter All application materials should be submitted online via the Jobvite system. Please, no phone calls, hard copies, or drop-ins. If you're having technical difficulties submitting your application, reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org. 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, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position. For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Associate Vice President of Development Operations and Outreach

Full time role
San Francisco, CA, United States
Aug 6, 2022
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, individuals, and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. 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 people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Bozeman, Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Houston, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Seattle, Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. The Associate Vice President of Development Operations, Digital and Public Fundraising (“AVP of Development Operations and Outreach”) reports to the Vice President of Development and is responsible for the day-to-day management of three Development subteams, including Development Operations, Research and Evaluation; Outreach and Membership Services; and Digital Fundraising and Engagement (together “Development Operations”). This includes providing department-level leadership in the areas of planning, systems, policies, database operations, financial management, fundraising performance, prospect management and research; advancing a long-term strategy for growth of digital and direct response fundraising, and ensuring that staff on each subteam are successful, ethical and effective. The AVP of Development Operations and Outreach proactively identifies opportunities to enhance and improve the functioning of the Development Department, including essential business processes, and works in collaboration with the Senior Vice President of Development, Vice President of Development, and Development Leadership Team (“DLT”) to establish metrics, set policy and develop and maintain compliance standards and operating procedures. The AVP of Development Operations and Outreach ensures that operational system and technology, including the CRM and analytic tools, are streamlined and support the strategic fundraising and stewardship efforts of the department. The AVP of Development Operations and Outreach analyzes and reports on department performance metrics and advises DLT and colleagues on strategies and results. The AVP of Development Operations and Outreach is also responsible for overall strategic leadership, partnering with the Director-level leads of the digital and direct response membership t programs which collectively raise over $25 million annually from individuals. Earthjustice is half-way through a $825 million, five-year fundraising campaign of which $119M will be raised from annual giving and mid-level multi-channel donors. This role will be based out of the San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, or Washington, DC Office or it will be based remotely from New York, NY. Earthjustice staff will be working two days a week in the office. After six months, the Executive Leadership Team will evaluate whether to adjust our hybrid work plan. Responsibilities Management (40%) Oversee the day-to-day operations of their team, ensuring that each subteam is developing and executing on increasingly sophisticated and effective public fundraising and operational strategies. Supervise the Director-level leaders of three teams: Development Operations, Research and Evaluation; Outreach and Membership Services; and Digital Fundraising and Engagement, working with each to ensure a professionally challenging and personally enjoyable workplace for them and their staff. Prepare and conduct performance reviews for direct reports. Establish performance standards and priorities for subteams and staff. Prepare and submit annual budgets and work plans for subteams, manage the implementation of those budgets and work plans and ensure the staff’s best effort to meet those targets. Develop, document and implement effective development systems and operational procedures. Develop strong, cooperative relationships between the Development department and other units, especially Operations, Information Technology (IT), and Finance, ensuring mutual understanding of shared goals and objectives and thoughtful decision making. Ensure that donor restrictions are communicated and honored in our budgeting and that we have appropriate systems in place to spend donations for the purposes that they were committed and to report back to donors on the use of their funds. Recruits and hires qualified candidates who fit position requirements and the work environment. Promotes change in terms of the expected benefits, as well as removing or lowering the impact of potential obstacles. Sets clear team direction that aligns with Earthjustice strategy, mission, and vision. Develops staff by identifying and encouraging training and professional development opportunities appropriate to role and creating development plans for all staff. Provides staff with consistent performance feedback – both positive and constructive -- and acts as a coach and mentor. Creates a learning culture, by encouraging debriefing after completion of significant stages of projects. Ensures that any direct reports who have supervisory responsibility are properly executing those functions. Creates a respectful and inclusive work environment for team and models respectful and inclusive behavior. Promptly addresses micro-aggressions and other concerns brought to their attention. Resolves interpersonal conflict among team members and brings in outside facilitators as needed. Communicates regularly with existing employees and encourages staff to raise concerns and to provide ongoing feedback. Creates or identifies strategic opportunities for team building and individual and overall staff engagement with one another in order to strengthen teamwork, interaction and collaboration. Values and uses individual differences and talents to improve employee satisfaction and the quality of collective work. Celebrates successes and helps team members to understand and manage setbacks. Strategic Leadership (30%) Lead development of the Department’s strategic technology plans, ensuring that systems and processes run smoothly, and that Development staff have the tools and training they need to do their jobs effectively. This includes ensuring the integrity, security, and cost-effectiveness of the Department’s overall technology solutions, providing timely solutions for system issues, workflow improvements, and opportunities to enhance donor engagement through information sharing. Collaborate with the Senior Vice President of Development, Vice President of Development, and DLT to lead the exploration, development, evaluation and implementation of long-term strategic plans. Collaborate with the Senior Vice President of Development, Vice President of Development, and DLT to create metrics and reports for the Board of Trustees, Development Committee and Finance Committee to highlight progress and areas of growth for the Development Department. Attend Earthjustice Board of Trustee meetings and Development and Marketing Committee meetings of the Board. Lead constant efforts to improve team, including adopting creative and innovative approaches to digital donor stewardship and engagement, cutting edge developments in donor research and analysis, and a drive for continuously improving public fundraising efficiency. Collaborate with the VP of Development and DLT to determine logistics and agendas for annual retreats for the Development Department, and quarterly retreats for DLT. Maintain professional relationships with counterparts in other non-profit organizations, and keep abreast of latest developments in fundraising rules and regulations, best practices and demographic changes. Operations and Planning (30%) Ensure that Development’s operations are highly efficient, effective, and emulate best-in-class practices. Ensure the donor database and other tools utilized and maintained by the Department are sophisticated, adaptable and highly efficient operationally. Manage annual revenue budgeting and financial systems between Development and Finance. Liaise with Earthjustice’s IT department, external consultants and vendors supporting the donor database and other tools utilized and maintained by the Department. Develop and maintain organizational data for reporting and analysis with the IT team. Liase with the General Counsel on matters around donor privacy and security, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and laws. Develop, disseminate, and document policies, procedures, and data solutions that support end-user needs, both within the Development department and as it relates to cross-departmental compliance. Lead working groups/task forces in Development to review and adopt changes to policies including gift acceptance, donor confidentiality, financial reporting, etc. Supervisory Responsibilities Three Direct Reports Senior Director of Outreach and Membership Services Senior Director of Development Operations, Research and Evaluation Director of Digital Fundraising and Engagement Advance Earthjustice’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals: Assist in efforts to cultivate diversity, equity and inclusion within the organization and the broader environmental movement. Contribute to Earthjustice’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) mission through involvement in trainings and internal working groups. Proactively pursue and utilize internal and external resources to support a personal and professional development journey that increases awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Participate in internal committees and working groups to further institutional priorities and build an inclusive and equitable work environment that encourages and celebrates differences. Ensure the incorporation of inclusive practices in all duties and responsibilities, on a consistent and ongoing basis, including but not limited to verbal and written interactions with constituents and Earthjustice staff. Elevate and build capacity of partner organizations by supporting them in their organizational journeys, elevating their work with donors as appropriate and assisting them in securing access to philanthropic resources. Support each team’s supporter diversification efforts and ensure they are at par, or exceed efforts in place at peer organizations. Qualifications The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of experience in increasingly responsible positions in development and nonprofit management.  A minimum of five years of management experience, leading development programs. Prior capital campaign experience is a plus. Management: Ability to effectively manage and lead a diverse team with emotional intelligence (self-awareness and understating of the impact of their behavior) and cultural humility (an understanding of the need for additional learning about different cultures, backgrounds and orientation and implementation of that learning daily management practices); Ability to give and receive regular formal and informal feedback in a timely, constructive, respectful, and consistent manner and to incorporate debriefing into the team’s operations; Strong team mentorship and communication skills; Understands the individual and team strengths and areas for development and develops plans accordingly; and Commitment to and experience in developing team skills and talents to meet the evolving needs of an organization. Other desired qualifications and attributes include: Bachelor’s degree required. Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to inspire and motivate others toward stated goals; Demonstrated skills with applying technological solutions in a Development setting, including CRM and business intelligence tools; Strong operational skills, ability to see opportunities for better program integration and effectiveness; Proven track record in diversifying donor base; Superior written and oral communications, interpersonal and presentation skills; Entrepreneurial approach to building fundraising and development program; Highly sophisticated relationship building skills; Ability to think strategically and creatively; Highest level of personal and professional integrity; Collaborative interpersonal style and high level of emotional intelligence; Ability to demonstrate grace under pressure; Good sense of humor; Believes in the importance of Earthjustice mission and programs; Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations; and Contributes to recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Salary is based on experience and location. Salary range in San Francisco, CA and New York, NY: $233,300 - $259,200 Salary range in Seattle, WA or Washington, DC: $ 221,700 - $246,300 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. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Earthjustice is a qualifying employer for purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. To Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following via Jobvite by August 22nd, 2022, and applications that come in after will be considered on a rolling basis: Resume Cover Letter All application materials should be submitted online via the Jobvite system. Please, no phone calls, hard copies, or drop-ins. If you're having technical difficulties submitting your application, reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org. 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, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position. For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Network Architect

Full time role
San Francisco, CA or Washington, DC, United States
Aug 6, 2022
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, individuals, and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. 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 people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Chicago, Tallahassee, Honolulu, Houston, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, Miami and Washington, D.C. Earthjustice is hiring a Network Architect to join the Information Technology team. The Network Architect will lead the Network Operations Team and be responsible for, design, implementation, analytics, performance management and optimization, quality control, and technical guidance in all network systems supporting efficient network operation. The Network Architect will ensure development of defined standards and best practices, and author and maintain roadmap strategy documentation. This role will report to and partner with our CIO/VP of IT and the entire IT department to help lead our network into its next phase of success by developing and scaling new and existing technologies aimed at helping securely and seamlessly connecting employees no matter where they are located. The Network Architect will provide technical leadership and delivery in all areas of networking ranging from routing, switching, load balancing, wireless network, VoIP, VPN, MPLS, WAN strategy, IP management and addressing (i.e. DHCP, DNS, IPAM, etc.), cloud and virtual networking (Azure, Microsoft Hyper-V), and network security. This job requires extensive knowledge and experience dealing with implementation and issue resolution of Cisco infrastructure, including switch stacks, Firepower firewalls, Meraki firewalls, Meraki wireless endpoints, SD-WAN solutions, and other network systems and technologies. This position can be located remote within the US, or hybrid from our San Francisco, CA or Washington, DC office. RESPONSIBILITIES Network Function and Performance (70%) Build, scale, deploy, and support our Earthjustice network and cloud Maintain the overall network architecture and roadmap. Architect, design and implement the next generation office and remote network for our users. Be a hands-on engineer with deep technical experience in networking, systems, and software. Drive our next generation of monitoring, alerting and automation tools to empower the teams with visibility and data to make informed decisions. Design, build and ensure complete application integration solutions with network technology and design. Define cloud architecture capabilities and ensure they are being met by the network services. Provide authentication strategies to ensure compliance with corporate policies and data privacy requirements. Operate in a rapidly evolving environment, adapt quickly to new information, and reprioritize as needed. Ensure network regulations, security and legal requirements are maintained across all Earthjustice locations. Staff Management (30%) Provide strong, clear, and direct leadership for the Network Operations team. Assist in the planning of strategic initiatives and ensure organizational alignment in partnership the Director of Service Delivery, CISO and CIO/VP of IT. Ensure network services are defined and delivered according to our SLAs for the network and the Network Operations team, and in support of a consistently excellent customer service experience. Lead network architecture vision for the Network Operations team. Mentorship overall is expected out of this role to ensure technical teams are comprehending complex solutions and the operational impact. Help develop the team by encouraging strengths, coaching and providing technical mentoring. Contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Demonstrate an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations. Recruits and hires qualified candidates who fit position requirements and the work environment. Promotes change in terms of the expected benefits, as well as removing or lowering the impact of potential obstacles. Sets clear team direction that aligns with Earthjustice strategy, mission, and vision. Develops staff by identifying and encouraging training and professional development opportunities appropriate to role and creating development plans for all staff. Provides staff with consistent performance feedback – both positive and constructive -- and acts as a coach and mentor. Creates a learning culture, by encouraging debriefing after completion of significant stages of projects. Ensures that any direct reports who have supervisory responsibility are properly executing those functions. Creates a respectful and inclusive work environment for team and models respectful and inclusive behavior. Promptly addresses micro-aggressions and other concerns brought to their attention. Resolves interpersonal conflict among team members and brings in outside facilitators as needed. Communicates regularly with existing employees and encourages staff to raise concerns and to provide ongoing feedback. Creates or identifies strategic opportunities for team building and individual and overall staff engagement with one another in order to strengthen teamwork, interaction and collaboration. Values and uses individual differences and talents to improve employee satisfaction and the quality of collective work. Celebrates successes and helps team members to understand and manage setbacks. Project Responsibilities: As new projects are planned, this role will need to review the technology function being proposed and collect requirements to determine inclusion demands into the overall system architecture and interoperability, with emphasis on network connectivity and performance.   Common expectations are to present plans to the project teams and agree how to carry them out.   These projects will range in variety from expansions risk management, workforce application integrations and growth. Operational Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have high levels of visibility when requests are made by the organization. These requests can be unplanned, urgent, and critical in nature. This position will need to provide guidance and escalation level support to ensure the organization is able to progress. General architecture services will be required in the following areas: Meraki VPN support and configuration management. Network automation and administration. Engagement and collaboration with legal practice managers in all of our 14 Earthjustice locations. Problem management for root cause analysis and remediation. WAN and LAN design, strategy, and architecture. QUALIFICATIONS Essential Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or comparable discipline or equivalent work experience. 8 – 10 years of experience in Information Technology with emphasis on the architecture, management, configuration, modification, installation, and evaluation of network systems hardware and software. 5 + years of management and supervisory responsibilities. CCNA (Switching and Routing) required. CCNA Security a plus. CCNP / CCNP Security certifications a plus. CMSS Meraki experience required. SD-WAN experience required. Cloud based IaaS experience is required. Microsoft Azure based certifications a plus. Management (Essential Skills) Ability to effectively manage and lead a diverse team with emotional intelligence (self-awareness and understating of the impact of their behavior) and cultural humility (an understanding of the need for additional learning about different cultures, backgrounds and orientation and implementation of that learning daily management practices). Ability to give and receive regular formal and informal feedback in a timely, constructive, respectful, and consistent manner and to incorporate debriefing into the team’s operations. Strong team mentorship and communication skills Understands the individual and team strengths and areas for development and develops plans accordingly. Commitment to and experience in developing team skills and talents to meet the evolving needs of an organization. Network Design and Optimization Passion for driving continual improvement initiatives in our network. You are able to monitor and measure the health of your service with metrics, SLA reporting, and dashboards. Expert knowledge of Microsoft Azure Services. Experience in defining and developing cutting edge technical roadmaps to meet the needs of a growing organization. Demonstrated track record of success in optimizing network performance and delivering high quality services, delivering an excellent end user experience, and in proactively identifying and resolving service delivery challenges. Demonstrated track record of close and successful collaboration with Service Delivery and customer support teams. Develop, document, and communicate technical implementation designs. Complex problem resolution skills relating to network connectivity and application inter-operability. Experience with engineering design of new office builds, ideally in traditional office environments, in co-working spaces, and with planned hybrid/remote work integration. Team Relationships Ability to thrive in a fast-paced working environment. High level of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality. Ability to manage performance of external service providers. Excellent organizational skills and solid team player. Network monitoring experience at tool deployment, configuration, and turn over to operations management. Excellent verbal, written, and communication, able to communicate to both technical and non-technical people. Focused Technical Skills & Requirements Demonstrated successful technical network engineering experience including hands on deployment, configuration and management of routers, switches, firewalls, Wi-Fi and security solutions. Knowledge and hands-on experience working with networking protocols. Extensive experience with authentication/authorization and accounting for enterprise networks. Strong routing and switching skills. Advanced knowledge with an array of network services including enterprise routing, switching, load balancing, firewall, wireless network, VPN, and network security. Solid analytical skills to troubleshoot high level, complex technical problems. Able to work with little to no guidance. Maintain a high degree of professionalism and integrity. Must be able to work occasional weekends and after hours. Must be able to travel domestically. 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. Compensation is based on experience and location. Salary range in San Francisco, CA: $187,700- $208,600 Salary range in Washington, DC: $178,400- $198,200 Remote salary (will vary by location): $159,700-$208,600 TO APPLY Interested applicants should submit the following via Jobvite: Resume Cover letter Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. 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 given 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, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Associate Attorney, Climate & Energy

Full time role
Washington, DC, United States
Aug 2, 2022
Earthjustice seeks an Associate Attorney to join our team focusing on advocacy and litigation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and other federal agencies and in the courts to stop a buildout of new gas infrastructure projects. The position will be based preferably in our New York or Washington, D.C. offices, although applicants seeking to work in other locations where Earthjustice has an office will also be considered. 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, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. 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 people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters is in San Francisco. Earthjustice litigates and advocates in courts and before administrative agencies to achieve a swift and equitable shift from fossil fuels to 100% clean energy, and to curb the devastating effects of climate change. Our work includes challenging new fossil fuel infrastructure projects, including oil and gas pipelines and liquefied natural gas export terminals; scaling up and increasing access to clean energy resources; and advancing electrification. The Associate Attorney position will focus on advocacy and litigation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and other federal agencies, and in federal courts to stop fossil fuel infrastructure projects. The Associate Attorney position is a three-year position, with the potential for an extension, designed to help attorneys who are in the early stages of their careers to develop into thoughtful, professional, and effective advocates skilled in the various phases of public interest litigation. As Associate Attorneys gain experience, they gradually take on more independent responsibility for their cases. Many Associates have gone on to other positions within Earthjustice and with other public interest organizations. Responsibilities: The level of duties and responsibilities for an Associate Attorney will vary depending on experience. However, among other responsibilities, the Associate should be able to: Work closely with Earthjustice attorneys and professional staff and clients to investigate, develop, and litigate cases. Participate in the full range of tasks involved in litigation and regulatory advocacy, including factual and legal research; discovery; drafting briefs, comments, petitions, and other filings; and oral advocacy. Engage in proceedings or other advocacy opportunities before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and other administrative tribunals or agencies. Appear in court under the supervision of a more senior attorney. Participate in cultivating relationships with new clients, allies, and coalition partners. Interact with clients, coalition partners, and experts, and learn how to handle media work. Integrate communications and legislative advocacy into litigation and other legal strategies. Participate in the hiring process and supervise law students who work at Earthjustice as interns or clerks. Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Qualifications: Law school graduates who are admitted, or willing to apply for admission, to the state bar where they are located. 1-6 years of post-graduate legal experience. Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills. Strong work ethic and initiative, and sound and creative judgment. Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others. Willingness to travel as needed. Commitment to serving the public interest and a strong desire to fight for a just and equitable clean energy future. Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Willingness to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Willingness to contribute to recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce Salary depends on experience and location. Salary range in New York, NY: $ 97,500 – $126,000 Salary range in Washington, D.C.: $92,600 – $119,700 We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits that are comprehensive and competitive. We also offer a congenial work environment and a casual dress code.  As a 501(c)(3) organization, Earthjustice is a qualifying employer for purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. To Apply: Interested candidates should submit via Jobvite: Resume One- or two-page cover letter explaining your interest in this position; what draws you to Earthjustice’s mission; and the aspects of your background that are relevant to the qualifications listed above. Please also indicate the Earthjustice office location(s) where you would prefer to work. Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work. Law school transcript. List of three references. For this position, we are looking to hire a candidate that is available to start January 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Earthjustice brings our associate attorneys on board on a quarterly schedule during the months of January, April, June, and September. Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. 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, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco:  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For positions located within the City of Los Angeles:  We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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