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Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)


Mid Level

Santa Monica, CA, USA

$110.000 - $120.000

18 Nov → 18 Dec


Job Description

NRDC is seeking a Staff Attorney in our Santa Monica office. Working as part of the Southern California Ecosystems Project (“Project”) team within NRDC’s Nature Program, this person will advocate to increase access to nature for people living in park-poor communities, especially low-income BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities; support and expand our oil and gas advocacy at the local, state, and national levels; and work to maintain and expand biodiversity and protected areas in Southern California.

Working collaboratively within diverse coalitions, prioritizing equity and lifting up frontline and BIPOC community voices, and maintaining and managing multiple campaigns and projects simultaneously are critical parts of this person’s job responsibilities. Successful candidates will have demonstrated both strong independent initiative and the ability to contribute effectively as a member of a team and collaborate across organizations. The role further calls for a combination of leadership and advocacy skills with the flexibility, diplomatic, organizational and communication skills necessary to facilitate coalitions of organizations and allies around different issues.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement advocacy, litigation, media, lobbying, and grassroots strategies to increase access to nature in park-poor communities, protect communities from the adverse health impacts of oil drilling, and challenge unsustainable development projects in and around Southern California
  • Prepare reports, comments, and analyses for submittal to agencies, media, and the public
  • Communicate with NRDC's members and the general public through blog postings, press interviews, op-ed pieces, and direct contact at community meetings and hearings
  • Contribute to fundraising efforts by collaborating with membership and development staff, assisting in the creation of grant proposals and reports, and attending member events

Requirements / Qualifications

  • J.D. required

  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience

  • Ability to manage and prioritize a heavy workload while working as a member of a team

  • Demonstrated interest in environmental protection or background in environmental science is a plus

How To Apply

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