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New Mexico Environmental Law Center | Santa Fe, NM
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New Mexico Environmental Law Center


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Published 14 days ago

March 18, 2020
February 28, 2020

As Staff Attorney, you will engage in legal, policy, and administrative advocacy, as well as coalition-building and media work. You will work closely with client communities to achieve client-directed priorities. You will also be responsible, in collaboration with the Executive Director and staff, for identifying, managing and advancing new campaign and litigation opportunities.

Qualifications

Must be an attorney in good standing and either be licensed to practice law in the State of New Mexico or be eligible for admission to the New Mexico bar at the time of hiring.

A minimum of five years of relevant experience in litigation, policy and/or administrative advocacy. Exceptional candidates with less experience will be considered.

Demonstrated commitment to community lawyering and experience in racial or social justice, environmental and/or equitable development work.

Excellent writing, analytic, interpersonal, and public speaking skills.

Ability to relate to, and communicate effectively with, a diverse group of clients, community partners, and staff, as well as nonprofit, government, judicial, and business communities.

Experience working in coalitions of community-based and advocacy organizations.

Excellent strategic judgment and the drive to effectuate challenging campaigns.

Fluency in a second language highly valued.

As Staff Attorney, you will engage in legal, policy, and administrative advocacy, as well as coalition-building and media work. You will work closely with client communities to achieve client-directed priorities. You will also be…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, employer contribution to 403(b) program, and paid three month sabbatical every seven years.

Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, employer contribution to 403(b) program, and paid three month sabbatical every seven years.

Level of Language Proficiency

Second language preferred.

Second language preferred.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, brief writing sample (3-5 pages) and three references by February 28, 2020. NMELC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer; we strongly encourage people of color, women and LGBTIQ+ candidates to apply.  

Please send cover letter, resume, brief writing sample (3-5 pages) and three references by February 28, 2020. NMELC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer; we strongly encourage…

Location

1405 Luisa St. #5, Santa Fe, NM 87505

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