Friday, May 6, 2016

Farm and Food Legal Fellow, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF)

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a legal fellow to work in its Rhode Island Advocacy Center. Working with the director of the Rhode Island Advocacy Center, as well as program staff, the Rhode Island Farm and Food Legal Fellow will be responsible for a suite of work related to CLF’s Farm and Food Initiative. Responsibilities will include identifying and advocating for policy changes, building coalitions, developing and overseeing a direct legal assistance pro bono network, conducting outreach and trainings, and communicating with the press and the public.

This position is based in CLF’s Providence office. The position will be full-time for two years, with the possibility of extension contingent on fundraising.

The ideal candidate will:
  • Have a J.D. and be a member of a state bar (Rhode Island Bar membership strongly preferred);
  • Have experience working with issues relating to agriculture, aquaculture, or other elements of the food system;
  • Have experience working with private law firms;
  • Have demonstrated experience with policy advocacy;
  • Have strong interpersonal skills, including the proven ability to work with people from different backgrounds and communities;
  • Have the ability to understand and explain scientific issues related to CLF’s environmental advocacy;
  • Have excellent organizational skills;
  • Have exemplary oral and written communication skills;
  • Be able to manage multiple advocacy projects;
  • Be a mature self-starter, able to work both independently and as a productive team member;
  • Be a persuasive, credible, well-prepared advocate;
  • Have the capacity to develop expertise in relevant non-legal technical or policy areas.

To view the full posting and to apply, visit the CLF website.