Environmental Justice Attorney

Job Description
Type of Job: 
Main Areas of Responsibility: 

NMELC is seeking a Staff Attorney dedicated to NMELC’s mission of working with communities to advance environmental justice and human rights. NMELC works in partnership with community organizations, coalitions and other stakeholders to build multi-strategy campaigns that address the systemic polluting of low-income communities of color and advance community health and sustainability. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), women and LGBTQ+ candidates are encouraged to apply.

Additional Areas of Responsibility: 

Staff Attorney engages in legal, policy and administrative advocacy, as well as coalition-building, fundraising, and media work. You will work closely with client communities to achieve client-directed priorities. You will also be responsible, in collaboration with the Executive Director and staff, for identifying, managing and advancing new campaign and litigation opportunities.

Other Information/Requirements: 

Deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 14, 2021.

How to Apply: 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, June 14, 2021. Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples minimum, and three references electronically to Dr. Virginia Necochea, Executive Director at [email protected] All required documents must be submitted electronically. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Interviews may be conducted via online video conference based on guidance from government/health agencies.

Contact Information
Virginia Necochea
New Mexico Environmental Law Center
1405 Luisa Street
Santa Fe
New Mexico
Zip/Postal Code: 
Business Phone: 
(505) 989-9022
Email Address: 
Internal Info
Date to Post: 
Jun 3 2021
Date to Remove: 
Jun 14 2021

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