The Southern Environmental Law Center is seeking a staff
attorney with three or more years of experience for its Nashville, Tennessee
office. This is an excellent opportunity to join an organization that is
successfully addressing some of the most important and challenging
environmental issues facing the Southeast and the nation.
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 position: SELC’s work in Tennessee is focused in four program areas: energy and healthy air, transportation and land use policy, clean water, and forest protection. The person hired for this position will have significant responsibility for work in one or more of these program areas. Work will include litigation in state and federal courts, advocacy in state and federal administrative proceedings, and policy analysis and development in various settings at the state and federal levels.
We are seeking an attorney with strong litigation skills, a strong work ethic, and a sense of initiative. The ideal candidate will be a skilled and multi-faceted lawyer with excellent academic credentials, litigation experience and a background in environmental law, strong communication and interpersonal skills, a demonstrated ability to work well in a collegial setting, and a strong personal commitment to SELC’s mission.
SELC offers salaries competitive with leading national environmental non-profits, and an excellent benefits package.
If you have these qualifications and are seeking one of the
most interesting, challenging, and rewarding environmental advocacy positions
available, please send your letter of interest, resume, law school transcript,
and at least three references to Hayley Parrish, Southern Environmental Law
Center, 201 West Main Street, Suite 14, Charlottesville, VA 22902, or email TNjobs@selcva.org. PLEASE STATE CLEARLY IN
SUBJECT LINE "TN STAFF ATTORNEY APPLICATION."
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.
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