The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.
Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.
About the Position
The International Environmental Law Project (IELP) is Lewis & Clark Law School's on-campus international environmental clinic. The clinic's staff works with students to implement, enforce, and develop international environmental law, as well as teach relevant curriculum. The IELP Staff Attorney will work with the Director to develop a case- and project-load that is commensurate with their experience and inline with IELP's mandate and goals. The staff attorney will seek paid attorney work and will additionally support fundraising efforts. The staff attorney will support the development of the IELP website and additional outreach materials.
The immediate appointment to this position will be for a term of two years. At that time, the College intends to consider the possibility of a renewal or conduct a search for a longer term appointment to this position. However, if notice of termination is not provided at that time, the appointment will continue on the same terms until such notice is provided.
What You'll Do
Build and implement an international environmental law practice that meets demand by clients and funders.
Support fundraising efforts by identifying potential donors and funders, draft proposals and other material as necessary, organize and attend necessary meetings.
Develop expertise, relationships, and networks in areas of interest to IELP.
Support website development, outreach to potential students, engagement with current students and alums.
Five years of engagement in international negotiations or practice experience in the area of international law.
Fluency in English and Spanish required
Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
Excellent communication skills: verbal and written.
Strong organizational, administrative, and advising skills.
Ability to work well alone and with others, write legal documents clearly and concisely, and complete necessary legal research.
Capacity to cope with complex situations through deliberate analysis and planning.
Experience working with diverse communities and a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.
Nice to Haves
Five years of legal practice post-law school with a focus on international fisheries law, biodiversity-related conventions, and climate change law.
Two-year appointment with the possibility of a renewal
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Commensurate with experience
The job works primarily at a desk or is otherwise involved in activities requiring little lifting, climbing or working in tiring positions
Please upload your cover letter on the My Experience screen in the resume section.
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Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.
Eligibility to Work
In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Internal Number: R-000935
About Lewis & Clark College
Lewis and Clark is a private institution with a public conscience, a residential campus with global reach. Students and faculty throughout all three of Lewis & Clark’s schools—the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and the Law School—pursue new ways of knowing by combining classic liberal learning with pioneering collaboration. Located in Portland, Oregon, the student experience is enhanced by the inspiring beauty of the college's natural setting on 137 wooded acres in Portland’s southwest hills.