Staff Attorney, Transportation

Jul 24, 2018 Massachusetts

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a senior staff attorney with 6 to 10 years of experience to join our team working to protect New England’s environment for all people. The senior staff attorney will work with CLF’s Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice Program to advance CLF’s prominent transportation advocacy in Massachusetts. This position is based in CLF’s Boston office. 

What you’ll do

CLF is dedicated to creating a transportation system that increases mobility, is accessible to everyone, connects people to opportunities, supports the creation of livable neighborhoods, is prepared for the increasing climate threats to infrastructure, and reduces traffic, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions, while fairly distributing its benefits and burdens.

You will be a key player in helping us achieve our mission.

You will help us to:

  • Devise and execute legal and policy strategies for achieving CLF’s advocacy goals;
  • Research current transportation policy matters;
  • Develop innovative transportation policies and promote them;
  • Represent CLF in litigation and administrative proceedings and to the public through presentations and in the media;
  • Advise community and advocacy groups on legal and policy matters;
  • Build alliances and coalitions among parties that may include community groups, public officials, business interests, and other organizations;
  • Draft public comment letters on projects, policies, and plans; and
  • Prepare reports, memos, and presentations.

What you’ll need

We are looking for a motivated and mature self-starter who is able to work both independently and as a productive team member. To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • A passion and commitment to the environment, public health, and/or social justice;
  • Transportation advocacy experience;
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to put your analysis into writing that is easily understood;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • High level of organization and attention to detail;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to take initiative, solve problems, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities in a fast-paced environment;
  • Commitment to developing new skills and responsibilities;
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with a diverse group of colleagues and partners; and
  • Candidates must be admitted to practice in good standing in or be willing to join the Massachusetts bar.

Compensation

CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open, inclusive, and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected. 

You might like to know

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. A non-profit, member-supported organization, CLF uses the law, science and the market to solve the region’s most challenging environmental problems from climate change to ocean conservation to transportation. Every day, CLF advocates stand up for New Englanders—in state houses, court houses and board rooms, regulatory hearings and community gatherings—to forge innovative paths to environmental progress and economic prosperity for all in our region. To that end, CLF works with communities of color, and those that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately the impacts of environmental degradation.

To Apply

If this exciting opportunity appeals to you, please send your resume titled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME”) and a thoughtful cover letter titled “your last name-first initial-cover” (e.g. “SMITH J COVER”) to careers@clf.org. Please make “CLF Transportation Senior Staff Attorney” the subject of your e-mail. No phone calls please.

CLF embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.