Friday Job Announcements

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  • Closing date
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Environmental Law Institute

Senior Manager, Attorney Education. Washington D.C. As a part of ELI’s Education team, the Senior Manager of Attorney Education’s primary objective is to help develop and deliver programs for members consistent with ELI’s mission, with a focus on developing ELI’s Annual Boot Camps and CLE events. Associated tasks involve tracking current events and legal policies relevant to environmental law and policy, as well as developing concepts and write-ups for trainings, master classes, programs, major conferences, and cosponsored conferences. Application Deadline: 2/28/23.

Manager, Educational Programs. Washington D.C. As a part of ELI’s Education team, you will help plan the logistics for high-quality attorney trainings and educational programming that serves the interests and needs of ELI’s membership and the environmental law profession the world over. The Education team puts on 50+ programs a year and is key to setting the agenda and curriculum for what our members and the environmental law community around the world need to know now. As the Manager of Educational Programs, you will be setting up and helping plan educational events for those in the know in the environmental law field. Application Deadline: 2/28/2023.

Director, Communications. Washington D.C. The Environmental Law Institute is seeking a Director of Communications to support its efforts to realize environmental progress by leading all of the Institute’s communications initiatives.  They work with everyone at the organization, from the President to interns, to ensure cohesive, strategic, and inspiring communications.  They cultivate and maintain ELI’s organizational voice in a way that motivates people to act and helps position ELI to benefit fundraising, awareness, and impact.  The Director looks at ELI holistically and “connects the dots” between departments and programs as they relate to communications and marketing.  This position is key both to deepening the reach and impact of ELI’s work, as well as to supporting vital development efforts. Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Grand Canyon Trust

Climate Fellow. Remote AZ, UT, NM, CO. Gain a deep understanding of the Trust’s mission and vision and what our strengths are as an organization. Play an as-needed support role for the energy director in a long-standing campaign to gain permanent protection for the Grand Canyon region from uranium mining. Assemble a comprehensive list of climate action needs and climate action obstacles for the region. Conduct research and analysis of current and projected national and regional climate legislation. Summarize current climate related work that is already being done on the plateau by other organizations, government entities, and grassroots groups. Craft a revised long-term goal for approval by the board of trustees in coordination with the energy director, conservation director, and executive director. Closes 3/6/23.

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan

Senior Associate General Counsel. Mt. Pleasant, MI. Under the supervision of General Counsel, represent the tribe in all judicial and administrative forums and in the tribe’s governmental and business relations with all persons, organizations and entities, public and private, excluding representation performed by the General Counsel. Open Until Filled.

Circle Law Group, P.C

Attorney. Sacramento, CA. The Circle Law Group, P.C. is an American Indian owned law firm representing tribal governments and tribal businesses across the state of California and western states. The Circle Law Group seeks two attorneys to represent firm clients in business development, government negotiations, tribal housing, land acquisition, land use planning, cultural resource protection and representation related to internal tribal governance matters. A qualified attorney candidate will work in the Sacramento office or in a hybrid mode. Seeking two qualified candidates. Position open until filled.

Sycuan Casino Resort

Assistant General Counsel. El Cajon, CA. Serves as Assistant or Deputy legal representative to the Sycuan General Counsel, and as an advisor to the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. Closing date: open until filled.

Tulalip Tribes

Attorney – Child Support. Tulalip, WA. Drafts and reviews various legal pleadings, motions, documents and correspondence necessary to litigate child support cases and meet all applicable time frames and deadlines. Represents the Tulalip Tribes in civil proceedings regarding the Tulalip Child Support Program. Provides legal advice and support to Tulalip Child Support Program staff members. Reviews child support recommendations and worksheets prepared by the Tulalip Child Support  Program. Works cooperatively with Tulalip Child Support Program to ensure timely flow of cases. Drafts and revises Tribal Codes, procedures, templates, and forms. Conducts legal research concerning Tribal, Federal, and State Law. Participates in planning, legal advice and strategy sessions with the Board of Directors and government departments. Closing Date: March 5, 2023.

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Senior Staff Attorney/Staff Attorney. Sault Ste. Marie, MI.  Large face paced tribe is seeking to hire either two Senior Staff Attorneys or one Senior Staff Attorney and one Staff Attorney.  Under the guidance of the General Counsel these positions represent tribal government, a gaming entity and two economic entities in a broad variety of matters.  The majority of the work involves regulatory, policy/procedure, ordinance and contract drafting, finance, insurance, gaming operations and expansion, online gaming, general business advisement, treaty rights implementation and management, elections compliance and real property issues. Open until filled.

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