- Associate Legislative Counsel, USA





Washington, DC

DEPARTMENT:  Policy & Legislation



This position assists in the development and implementation of legislative and administrative strategies on environmental issue priorities for Earthjustice on issues in our Healthy Communities program area (e.g. Toxics, Pesticides, Clean Air, Clean Water), as assigned by the Legislative Director of the Healthy Communities program.



Lobbying Duties (60%)


Assists in development and implementation of legislative and administrative strategies relating to assigned issues.

Directly lobby Congress and the Administration.

Tracks legislation and policy initiatives relating to assigned issues.

Develops lobby and education materials, including but not limited to fact sheets, letters and action alerts.

Works with the Communications Department on occasional outreach to the media and the creation of blogs and op-eds on assigned issues.

Perform policy, legislative and legal analysis.

Educate the Administration and Congress on key legal challenges and rulings.


Coalition and Partnerships (20%)


Represent Earthjustice in coalitions and with allies on assigned issues.

Support members of PAL in community partnership objectives.

Coordinate briefings, seminars, and informational sessions with partners.


Internal Coordination/Administration (20%)


Represents PAL on Earthjustice practice groups related to assigned issues.

Liaison with relevant litigators working on assigned issues.

Manage projects and other efforts performed on assigned issues by Assistants and interns.

Assist other PAL lobbyists when needed.



JD degree and 1 year of experience in the legislative process and/or public interest work or advocacy.

Commitment to serving the public interest, and passion for Earthjustice’s mission. Direct lobbying experience is a plus.

Previous experience with social, economic or environmental justice communities and/or organizations is a plus.

Conversational or fluent in Spanish is a plus.

Basic understanding of the legislative process.

Ability to handle multiple tasks, projects and deadlines.

Excellent writing and oral communications skills.

Proven ability to work independently.

Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.

Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.




One- or two-page cover letter that addresses at least the following subjects: (1) why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; and (2) aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


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Job posted on 26th February 2018

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