Senior Attorney at Conservation Law Foundation

Conservation Law Foundation


Senior Level

Boston, MA, USA

Not defined

12 Jan → 11 Feb

Job Description

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a Senior Attorney to join our team working to protect New England’s environment for all people. The Senior Attorney will work with CLF’s Ocean Conservation team and will be based in one of the following CLF regional offices: Concord or Portsmouth, NH; Portland, ME; Providence, RI; or Boston, MA, with some opportunity for remote work within New England.

The Senior Attorney will work to advance the Ocean Conservation Program’s priorities and to promote solutions to the region’s biggest environmental challenges using litigation, policy, and legislative advocacy. Under the Ocean Conservation Program, the work will focus on sustainable fisheries management, ocean habitat protection, marine mammal protection and ocean planning.


Job Responsibilities

  • Devise and execute legal and policy strategies for achieving CLF’s advocacy goals
  • Represent CLF in litigation and administrative proceedings
  • Advise community and advocacy groups on legal and policy matters
  • Build alliances and coalitions among stakeholders that may include environmental organizations, ocean users, scientists, public officials, businesses, and others
  • Comment on administrative rules, state and federal permits, and other state and federal agency actions
  • Write public educational materials, articles, opinion pieces and communicate about advocacy work through news and social media outlets
  • Contribute to CLF’s strategic priorities and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and organizational excellence

Requirements / Qualifications

  • At least 7 years of relevant experience practicing law and experience in ocean law and policy or other relevant area of law

  • A law degree and active bar membership in good standing

  • A passion and commitment to the environment, public health, and/or social justice

  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to put your analysis into writing that is easily understood

  • Ability to take initiative, solve problems, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities in a fast-paced environment

  • Commitment to working collaboratively with a diverse group of colleagues and partners

  • Experience in ocean policy and law

How To Apply

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