Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Attorney Positions with the Southern Environmental Law Center -NC, SC, TN, VA

Attorney Positions (Chapel Hill, NC or Charlotesville, VA)

The Southern Environmental Law Center is seeking an attorney with four or more years of experience, to be based in either its Chapel Hill, North Carolina or Charlottesville, Virginia 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 now 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 85, including 44 attorneys. Additional information regarding our work and staff is available at www.southernenvironment.org.

About the position: SELC’s work is focused in five program areas: energy and healthy air, transportation and land use policy, clean water, coast and wetlands, 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.
Compensation: SELC offers salaries competitive with leading national environmental non-profits, and an excellent benefits package.

Qualifications: We are seeking an attorney with a strong work ethic and 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.

To Apply: 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 Brenda Kenion, Southern Environmental Law Center, 601 West Rosemary Street, Suite 220, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2356, or email NCJobs@selcnc.org.

SELC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff. We strongly encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

http://www.southernenvironment.org/about/jobs/attorney_chapel_hil_nc_or_charlottesville_va/


Attorney Positions (Nashville, TN)


The Southern Environmental Law Center is happy to announce the opening of its newest office in Nashville, Tennessee. We have recently hired a managing attorney and are now seeking two additional attorneys to complete the three-attorney team that will launch the office. One attorney will focus on issues related to energy policy and global warming.

We are seeking the best candidates available, and encourage qualified applicants who have been practicing from three to ten or more years to apply. 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 now 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 91, including 47 attorneys. Additional information regarding our work and staff is available at www.southernenvironment.org.

Energy Attorney: If viewed as a country, SELC’s six-state region would rank 7th in the world in carbon dioxide emissions, due in large part to the region’s heavy reliance on coal to generate electricity. The energy attorney will be part of our Clean Energy and Air team, advocating strategies to reduce the region’s outsized carbon footprint and improve air quality by decreasing reliance on coal generation and promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy resources as alternatives to traditional power plants. This position will focus on policy work with the Tennessee Valley Authority as it decides how best to meet future energy needs and replace its aging coal power plants, and on the range of energy issues impacting Tennessee, including coal mining and coal waste disposal. It may also involve litigation in state and federal courts and advocacy in state and federal administrative proceedings.

Staff Attorney: SELC’s work in Tennessee is focused in three program areas in addition to energy and healthy air: transportation and land use policy, clean water, and forest protection. The staff attorney 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.

Compensation: Compensation is commensurate with experience. SELC offers salaries competitive with leading national environmental non-profits, and an excellent benefits package.

Qualifications: We are seeking attorneys with strong litigation skills and a strong work ethic and sense of initiative. The ideal candidates will be skilled and multi-faceted lawyers with excellent academic credentials, litigation experience and a background in environmental or energy 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.

To Apply: 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 W. Main Street, Suite 14, Charlottesville, VA 22902, or e-mail TNJobs@selcva.org. .

SELC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff. We strongly encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

http://www.southernenvironment.org/about/jobs/attorney_positions_nashville_tennessee/


Attorney Positions (Charleston, SC)

The Southern Environmental Law Center is seeking an attorney with between one and seven years of experience for its office in Charleston, South Carolina. 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 now 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 91, including 45 attorneys. Additional information regarding our work and staff is available at www.southernenvironment.org.

About the position: SELC’s work is focused in five program areas: energy and healthy air, transportation and land use policy, clean water, coast and wetlands, and forest protection. The attorney 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 have included a broad experience range for this position because we seek the best candidate possible.

Compensation: SELC offers salaries competitive with leading national environmental non-profits, and an excellent benefits package.

Qualifications: We are seeking an attorney with a strong work ethic and 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.

To Apply: 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 Jessica McFadden, Southern Environmental Law Center, 43 Broad Street, Suite 300, Charleston, SC 29401, or email SCJobs@selcsc.org.

SELC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff. We strongly encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

http://www.southernenvironment.org/about/jobs/attorney_charleston_s.c/