Staff Attorney and Campaign Manager (Pure Farms, Pure Waters Campaign)
Job Title: Staff Attorney and Campaign Manager (Pure Farms, Pure Waters Campaign)
Location: New York City (preferred) or North Carolina
Organizational overview: Waterkeeper Alliance is a global movement uniting more than 350 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates around the world, focusing citizen action on issues that affect our waterways, from pollution to climate change. Waterkeepers patrol and protect more than 2.8 million square miles of rivers, lakes and coastlines in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Americas, and Europe. For more information please visit: www.waterkeeper.org.
Position Summary: For more than two decades, Waterkeeper Alliance has actively developed and implemented advocacy efforts at the state and federal level to combat adverse environmental impacts caused by the proliferation of industrial animal feeding operations (AFOs). Our efforts in this regard have included enforcement actions against AFOs, environmental justice legal/advocacy initiatives, and administrative and legal challenges to state and federal rules and permits.
The Staff Attorney and Campaign Manager is a member of the organization’s Advocacy department and will be primarily responsible for (1) managing the Waterkeeper Alliance Pure Farms Pure Waters (PFPW) campaign and involved Waterkeeper groups on legal actions, investigations, and other advocacy efforts; and (2) collaborating with Waterkeeper Alliance’s other departments to design and implement hard-hitting and effective campaign plans, including advocacy, communications, and development strategies. This position reports to the General Counsel & Advocacy Director.
- Managing and supporting PFPW campaign staff, Waterkeeper groups and outside counsel on litigation and policy work;
Minimum Qualifications: The position requires a broad skill set and the successful candidate must be driven by a strong desire for justice. The Staff Attorney & PFPW Campaign Manager must have:
- A firm belief that everyone has a right to clean water for drinking, fishing, and swimming;
Culture & Benefits: Our staff and Waterkeepers are the heart of our mission, and we are committed to pursuing the principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) as we move forward to a more equal and empowering future as an organization. We aim to create and sustain a workforce that reflects the hundreds of global communities we strive to protect in our fight for clean water, and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply to join our team!
We offer a competitive industry salary, excellent benefits including 15 vacation days and paid parental leave, work from home opportunities, and a healthy work-life balance to all members of our team.
Start Date: ASAP. This position will remain open until filled.
Applications: Send resume, one original writing sample, and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “2021 PFPW Campaign Manager.” Please note that applications must be emailed to email@example.com to be considered for this position. No phone calls, please.
Waterkeeper Alliance is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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