PennFuture is one of the first statewide environmental organizations in Pennsylvania to employ a full-time legal staff to fulfill its mission. Entering its third decade as a force for environmental protection, PennFuture has four offices across the state. PennFuture prides itself on employing some of the brightest, most determined and committed environmental lawyers. With legal tactics at the organization’s core, PennFuture lawyers are given substantial responsibility and independence to shape legal strategies that achieve outcomes and address priorities. The position offers a unique opportunity to use advocacy, regulatory, watchdog, and litigation skills to advance case law, shape and defend environmental policy, ensure environmental laws are enforced accordingly, and, ultimately, protect the environment.
The Legal Program Director (Director) is the backbone of PennFuture’s legal team and oversees all legal activities. The Director is responsible for supervising the law staff and advising clients, including the organization. Other responsibilities include recruiting, training, mentoring, case reviews, and creating an efficient, well-structured team, all the while ensuring the program is in full compliance with all local, state, and federal requirements. The Director carries their own case load and may have additional leadership responsibilities specific to their location in the state.
The Director is a leading member of the senior staff and is positioned to advance PennFuture’s legal activities over the coming years.
In particular, the Legal Program Director:
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
The ideal candidate will be a mid-career professional with significant momentum demonstrated by an active and impactful track record of the candidate’s work. This individual should be energetic, ambitious, creative, aggressive, and thoughtful.
The location of this position is negotiable and can be based out of any of PennFuture’s offices in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, or Mt. Pocono.
This is a full-time, exempt, position. Competitive salary based on experience. Benefits package includes health care, dental, vision, paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays, and a 403(b)-retirement plan.
PennFuture is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from individuals underrepresented in the environmental community, including people of color, and persons with non-traditional work and educational experience. All who believe they meet the stated qualifications are invited to apply.
Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “Legal Program Director Position” in the subject line. The application deadline is May 10, 2019.
PennFuture’s mission is to lead the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania and beyond. We protect our air, water, and land, and empower citizens to build sustainable communities for future generations.
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