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Environmental Law Institute

Nonprofit
51-100
Washington, DC, USA

Company Description

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) makes law work for people, places, and the planet.

ELI’s Vision is “a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities founded on the rule of law.”

ELI’s Mission is to foster innovative, just, and practical law and policy solutions to enable leaders across borders and sectors to make environmental, economic, and social progress. ELI:

  • Builds the skills and capacity of tomorrow’s leaders and institutions
  • Researches and analyzes complex and pressing environmental challenges
  • Promotes and disseminates the best thinking through print and electronic media
  • Convenes people with diverse perspectives to build understanding through robust debate

Jobs (2)

Administrative Associate, Research & Policy

$45,000 - $50,000 yearly
Full time role
Washington D.C., DC, USA
Sep 22, 2022
Are you a detail-oriented person skilled in administrative support, and looking to effect positive change in this world? Would you be motivated to support communications and educational programming to advance innovative environmental policy solutions? If so, the Environmental Law Institute may have the perfect job for you. ELI is looking for a highly organized and self-motivated ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE, RESEARCH & POLICY to help us fulfill our mission of fostering innovative, just, and practical law and policy solutions to enable leaders across borders and sectors to make environmental, economic, and social progress. While the Administrative Associate will engage with staff across ELI, their primary focus will be on supporting Research & Policy division activities in two areas.  A major focus will be on supporting the organization of educational workshops and events. Some of the events are annual (such as ELI’s Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review, Clean Water Act workshops for state and tribal officials, and Environmental Law Boot Camps), and some will be ad hoc and/or intermittent (such as training programs for judges, working group meetings, and other Research project convenings).  The other major focus for this position will be working with Research & Policy division staff to help keep ELI’s website updated. After training and with support of ELI’s webmaster, the Administrative Associate will establish and manage a system for updating project and program webpages under the direction of project personnel. The Administrative Associate, who reports to the Associate Vice President, Research & Policy, will also engage in other operational tasks and activities that support the Research & Policy division. Since 1969, ELI has played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy, and management, domestically and abroad. ELI is an internationally recognized, non-partisan research, publishing, and education center working to strengthen environmental protection by improving law and governance worldwide. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES Working with Project Managers and other staff, responsibilities include: Plan and manage the logistics for in-person, virtual, and hybrid events including, but not limited to: managing communications with partners, sponsors, speakers, and event mailing lists; arranging for venues, travel, lodging, and catering; arranging planning processes, including communicating with those involved and taking detailed notes, and collecting and managing presentation materials; Responding to registrant inquiries and questions about the event; event production, including managing registrations, event walk through, tech oversight, and speaker/exhibitor logistics. Manage end-to-end operations for Research & Policy webinars, meetings, and convenings hosted via a variety of web platforms including scheduling, tech-tests with panelists, day of execution, trouble shooting, and post event reporting. Establish and manage a system for soliciting updates from project managers and entering them on project and program webpages, using tools such as Drupal and basic HTML. Other admin, communications, or information-management tasks as needed. REQUIRED COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES The Environmental Law Institute is collaborative by nature and you must be able to interact in a professional manner with people from diverse racial, ethnic, political, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We employ anti-racist practices and principles while striving to support ELI’s culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. This position requires: Strong event planning, outreach, and marketing skills, for in-person, remote and hybrid events Excellent organizational skills including the ability to simultaneously plan and manage multiple projects and establish priorities with moderate supervision Superb attention to detail and ability to reliably adhere to deadlines Strong written and verbal communication skills Accurate and reliable data entry skills Proficiency with standard office software, including Microsoft Office An ability to collaborate with a project team, proactively planning, communicating, and managing activities in support of project objectives Flexibility and willingness to take on other tasks as needed Other preferred skills include: Baseline knowledge of, or interest in, environmental issues, law, or policy Knowledge of virtual meeting/event platforms such as Zoom, Teams, Remo REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Degree or equivalent experience: Bachelors or equivalent Years of experience: One or more years in event planning, administrative support, or other relevant area COMPENSATION $45,000 - $50,000 annual salary, commensurate with experience. Includes excellent benefits such as: Health/Dental/Vision insurance Flexible Spending Account Employer paid life insurance & disability insurance Long Term Care insurance Pre-tax transportation benefit Fitness Incentive 403(b) Retirement Savings Account with employer match Paid time off APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND DEADLINE Interested candidates can apply online through ELI’s application portal by visiting https://www.eli.org/employment. Note that your submission must contain the following uploaded documents (Word or PDF format), as follows: Cover letter, addressing your personal goals and interests, as well as your experience and interest in carrying out the duties outlined above. Current resume Applications must be submitted no later than OCTOBER 21, 2022. You must use ELI’s online application system; ELI cannot accept applications submitted by email, USPS or other shipping service, or hand delivery. No phone calls, please. Please note that to ensure the health and safety of the ELI workforce, any offer of employment from ELI is contingent on candidates providing proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.  ELI management will consider requests for religious or medical exceptions, consistent with applicable law. ELI is an equal opportunity employer firmly committed to achieving an inclusive, diverse workforce that values every individual. We firmly believe that hiring individuals with varying perspectives and backgrounds contributes to our success as an organization, and we strive to create an environment that fosters inclusiveness. As such, minority candidates and candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Attorney

Full time role
Washington, DC, USA
Nov 18, 2021
The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is an environmental law, science, and policy center that makes law work for people, places, and the planet. We envision a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities founded on the rule of law.  Our mission is to foster innovative, just, and practical law and policy solutions to enable leaders across borders and sectors to make environmental, economic, and social progress. ELI’s staff aims to: Build the skills and capacity of tomorrow’s leaders and institutions Research and analyze complex and pressing environmental challenges Promote and disseminate the best thinking through print and electronic media Work with partners to develop and implement laws, policies, and other means to protect the environment and society Convene people with diverse perspectives to build understanding through robust dialogue For more information on ELI’s programs, visit https://www.eli.org/programs. ELI is seeking an experienced Attorney to work in its Washington DC office on our portfolio of uniquely positioned environmental law and policy projects addressing critical environment and sustainable development challenges domestically and internationally.  It is expected that this Attorney would focus particularly (but not exclusively) on ELI’s international programs. JOB SUMMARY ELI’s Research and Policy experts assemble interdisciplinary teams to develop innovative legal and governance solutions to challenges in areas such as climate change, environmental justice, natural resource management, land conservation and smart growth, biodiversity loss and habitat destruction, ocean and coastal resource management, and air, water, and soil pollution. The hallmark of the Institute’s work is its collaborating closely with citizens, government officials, and civil society groups to assist them in achieving their goals for environmental protection, sustainable development, and justice in the environmental field. ELI’s programs advance these goals by building legal and governance capacity, developing legal and policy mechanisms, and promoting public participation in environmental decision making. ELI Attorneys collaborate with partners to develop and carry out law and governance projects to respond to the urgent environmental challenges of today. In project teams, we carry out varied project and program assignments including, but not limited to, research tasks, writing, outreach, and program development. Our Attorneys are skilled legal researchers and are committed to sustainability, justice, and advancing the environmental rule of law. RESPONSIBILITIES Perform extensive legal and policy research and analysis in a professional, timely, and self-directed manner. Develop written products on law and policy topics in a range of formats and for ELI’s many audiences. Carry out projects and programs consistent with ELI’s mission and project parameters. Facilitate and coordinate meetings and communications with partners and other stakeholders and represent the Institute publicly as needed to communicate and foster particular programs and projects. Assist with project proposals and provide other development support to secure sufficient funding to carry out high-quality programs and projects. Assist in the development and management of ELI’s projects. As project managers, Attorneys are responsible for performing, assigning, and supervising delegated project tasks. Attorneys may have project-related managerial roles with junior staff, including other Attorneys, Research Associates, and Interns. Periodic travel to domestic and international destinations as projects require. QUALIFICATIONS The Environmental Law Institute is collaborative by nature and you must be able to interact in a professional manner with people from diverse racial, ethnic, political, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We employ anti-racist practices and principles while striving to support ELI’s culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Other skills needed but not limited to include: D. or equivalent degree with a strong academic record. A minimum of 6 years’ post-law school experience in the environmental law and policy field. Excellent skills in policy and legal research, analytical writing, and verbal communication. Broad knowledge of and experience in environmental, energy, or natural resource law and policy, or related field. Ability to become proficient in new issue areas and contribute to creative, rigorous, analytical approaches to address them. Excellent project management and development skills. Well-developed collaborative and interpersonal skills; self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds domestically and internationally. Well-developed judgment to assess needs, develop strategy, establish priorities and effectively manage multiple tasks at the same time with moderate supervision. Proficiency or fluency in French or Spanish is highly desirable; other language skills are appreciated. COMPENSATION Compensation starting at $63,000, and is commensurate with experience. We also provide excellent benefits including: Health/Dental/Vision insurance Flexible Spending Account Employer paid life insurance & disability insurance Long Term Care insurance Pre-tax transportation benefit Fitness Incentive 403(b) Retirement Savings Account with employer match Paid time off HOW TO APPLY To apply, submit an application package via ELI's online application system at https://www.eli.org/employment. Note that your submission must contain the following uploaded documents (Word or PDF format), as follows: Cover letter Current CV or resume List of 3 references A legal writing sample Applications must be submitted no later than November 15, 2021 . You must use ELI’s online application system; ELI cannot accept applications submitted by email, USPS or other shipping service, or hand delivery. ELI is an equal opportunity employer firmly committed to achieving an inclusive, diverse workforce that values every individual. We firmly believe that hiring individuals with varying perspectives and backgrounds contributes to our success as an organization, and we strive to create an environment that fosters inclusiveness. As such, minority candidates and candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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