PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: To act as counsel and provide legal services to Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA). MCEA is the state’s leading public-interest environment and energy law firm. We advocate in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, and at the legislature to protect and defend Minnesota’s environment and the health of its people. The Staff Attorney will litigate in state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies and provide legal advice to MCEA and other clients. In addition, as appropriate, the Staff Attorney will assist with legislative advocacy, act as a liaison to outside pro bono counsel, law clerks, concerned citizens and other advocacy organizations, work with the Legal Committee of MCEA’s Board, and provide assistance to MCEA’s Chief Legal Officer.
J.D. degree and license to practice law. (Admission to MN bar or ability to take February 2019 exam required.)
At least two years of legal experience. Background and experience in energy law preferred.
Experience in litigation.
Excellent writing and analytic skills.
Commitment to public interest environmental advocacy and environmental justice.
Commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and culture that values differences.
MCEA strives to create a mission-focused work environment that is fair and inclusive. We offer a competitive non-profit salary, including excellent benefits. MCEA highly values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
TO APPLY: Please send cover letter explaining qualifications and interest, résumé, law school transcript, writing sample and references to HR@mncenter.org.
Position will remain open until filled. This position was posted on July 25, 2018 and will be removed from the website when filled.
We seek an experienced government relations professional who shares our mission, understands Minnesota’s environmental laws, and knows how to make change at the Minnesota Legislature. The Legislative Director works with MCEA staff to help create a strategic legislative agenda and is responsible for implementing that strategy at the Minnesota Capitol. We also seek to create greater engagement with our legislative agenda among our supporters. Experience mobilizing grassroots support for legislative initiatives is highly desirable.
MCEA has been the scientific and legal voice for Minnesota’s environment since 1974, and one of our strongest assets is our credibility with legislators, regulators, and the public. The Legislative Director is the voice for MCEA at the Minnesota Legislature and must be able to maintain and enhance this credibility in testimony and interactions with legislators and staff.
Send electronic cover letter, resume and three references to email@example.com with the subject line Legislative Director. The position is open until filled, but apply by August 12th for priority review. Our goal is to interview candidates in August and have the right candidate start in September.
The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBT individuals, and women.