The Southern Environmental Law Center is
accepting applications for a two year associate attorney position in its Chapel
Hill, North Carolina office to work on a range of transportation advocacy and
policy issues. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of an organization
that is successfully addressing some of the most important and challenging
environmental issues in the Southeast. Associates gain valuable experience and
knowledge working with senior attorneys on litigation and policy advocacy in a
range of venues in all three branches of government.
ABOUT SELC: With offices across the region (Charlottesville, VA; Chapel Hill, NC; Atlanta, GA; Asheville, NC; Charleston, SC; Washington, DC; Richmond, VA; Birmingham, AL; and Nashville, TN), SELC uses law and policy expertise to protect the South’s natural resources—its land, air, water, coast and wetlands—and to preserve our rural countryside and community character. Although our regional focus is the Southeast, much of our work is national in scope and impact. SELC works collaboratively with over 100 national, state, and local groups to enhance their efficacy and achieve our common conservation goals. Our legal and policy staff comprises some of the nation’s leading experts in their respective fields, and over its 25-year history, SELC has earned a reputation as one of the most effective environmental organizations in the country. We currently have a staff of 97, including 50 attorneys. Additional information regarding our work and staff is available at southernenvironment.org
ABOUT THE PROGRAM: SELC's Land & Community Program uses legal advocacy, policy reform, and public education to promote sustainable transportation polices and land use outcomes in our fast-growing region. Our Transportation Initiative constitutes a major aspect of this program area, and includes a mix of project specific advocacy, as well as administrative and legislative policy initiatives.
ABOUT THE POSITION: We are seeking a committed and energetic person with strong analytical, research and interpersonal skills to work with the leader of our regional Transportation Initiative, with a primary focus on our North Carolina advocacy and policy project docket. The associate attorney will perform a range of tasks including legal and policy analysis and development, preparing advocacy materials, interfacing with public officials and coordination with other organizations.
REQUIREMENTS: This entry level position is open to recent law graduates and practicing attorneys. Applicants must have a strong academic background and outstanding writing, analytic, and communication skills. In addition, a demonstrated commitment to SELC’s mission and interest in transportation and land issues is required.
$54-58,000 salary, depending on experience, with excellent benefits, and a positive working environment.
Chapel Hill, NC
Please send a letter of interest, resume, law school transcript, and at least three references to Larissa Via, SELC, 601 West Rosemary St., Ste 220, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, or e-mailed to NCJobs@selcnc.org. Start date is spring or early summer 2012. Interested persons should apply now. SELC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff. We strongly encourage applications from persons of all racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Southern Environmental Law Center