Department: Environmental Law Program [ELP]
Location: Oakland, CA, Denver, CO, or Washington, DC
Reports To: Deputy Director, Environmental Law Program
Context: The Sierra Club Environmental Law Program seeks a Managing Attorney to join its national legal team as a manager and litigator. The Managing Attorney oversees a team of lawyers and paralegals litigating key Sierra Club environmental and energy cases and implementing legal strategies that support Sierra Club’s national campaigns. The Managing Attorney incorporates Sierra Club’s commitment to equity and social justice in all aspects of work. The Managing Attorney also provides guidance and general supervision as a member of the Law Program management team; engages in fundraising and media work; works with technical experts; and collaborates with Sierra Club volunteers, national and chapter staff, coalition partners, and outside attorneys throughout the nation.
In 2015, Sierra Club formalized its vision for an internal transformation to become a more equitable and inclusive organization. Sierra Club and its Environmental Law Program recognize that the environmental movement and the field of law have historically been white, wealthy, and male-dominated, and given that history, we are committed to creating a workplace where people from all social identities and backgrounds feel welcomed and can thrive. We strive to become an organization that attracts, retains, and celebrates people from all avenues of life who share our values. Sierra Club has adopted the Jemez Principles, a set of guidelines designed to help people from different cultures, communities, politics, and organizations work together in solidarity. The Environmental Law Program strives to conduct litigation in accordance with the Jemez Principles and in furtherance of Sierra Club’s vision of becoming a more equitable and inclusive organization. For more information about our commitment to equity, inclusion, and justice, please visit: sierraclub.org/equity.
The Sierra Club offers competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan.
This is a category 2 exempt position.
Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Sierra Club employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.
Sierra Club values the expertise and talents of foreign nationals. Sierra Club sponsors both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas when certain criteria are met, based on immigration laws and organizational needs. Such sponsorship is at the discretion of the Department Head and Sierra Club Human Resources in consultation with the employee’s manager. The Sierra Club cannot guarantee the approval of a visa petition. The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis; positions will remain open until filled.
**Please include a cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample. In addition, please provide a separate statement of 250 words or less addressing steps you’ve taken or experiences you’ve had that have deepened your understanding of social or environmental justice issues, and your past work or other experience that demonstrates your commitment to equity, inclusion, and justice.
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The salary for the Managing Attorney position is based on years of experience and location and ranges from $157,000 to $200,000.