Staff Attorney Position
Wild Equity is hiring a Staff Attorney to manage and prosecute environmental cases in state and federal courts. This full-time position is based in Wild Equity’s San Francisco office, and offers an extraordinary opportunity to join a growing organization and shape its future.
To apply for this position, please submit a resume, two recent samples of your own writing, list of references, law school transcript, and a cover letter describing your interest in our work to firstname.lastname@example.org. The position will start on August 1, 2014.
Under the direction of the Executive Director and in collaboration with outside counsel, the Staff Attorney will:
- Evaluate new cases and identify administrative and litigation opportunities.
- Conduct legal research and writing.
- Prepare court filings and represent Wild Equity at oral argument.
In addition to these responsibilities, the Staff Attorney will also support partner organizations participating in our campaigns, represent Wild Equity at public meetings and in the media, write summaries of our cases for public distribution, and help with administrative and fundraising tasks.
- Juris Doctor degree.
- Admission to the California Bar or commitment to pass the California Bar.
- Excellent writing, research, and oral advocacy skills.
- Familiarity with key environmental laws such as NEPA, CEQA, ESA, and CAA.
- Demonstrated commitment to environmental and social justice.
- Strong work ethic with a keen attention to detail.
- Entrepreneurial spirit that desires responsibility.
- Advanced skills in basic computer programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
Salary and Benefits.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and litigation caseload. The total compensation package will be comparable to similarly sized non-profits. Wild Equity’s benefit package includes a flexible work environment, generous vacation time, medical insurance and commuter subsidies.
About Wild Equity.
The Wild Equity Institute unites the grassroots conservation and environmental justice movements in campaigns that build a healthy and sustainable global community for people and the plants and animals that accompany us on Earth. We accomplish this by working on projects that highlight and redress the inequitable relationships across our human communities while improving our relationship to the lands in which we live.
Representative projects include transforming an endangered species killing, money losing golf course into a new public park everyone can enjoy; working with conservation, environmental justice, and social service organizations to reduce emissions from power plants in Antioch, CA; and helping to build a more sustainable relationship between our communities and urban parks in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. To find out more, go to http://wildequity.org.