The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is accepting applications to fill a position of Senior Manager of Attorney Education.
ELI is a non-profit organization located in Washington, D.C., and is a leading center of environmental research, policy analysis, and training in the United States. Founded at the beginning of the modern environmental era more than five decades ago, ELI has played a pivotal role in the evolution of environmental law. Today, ELI is an internationally-recognized independent research and education organization whose interdisciplinary staff of lawyers and scientists works to develop creative solutions to critical problems in environmental law, policy, and management worldwide. ELI is also a renowned membership organization for environmental professionals, promoting excellence in environmental law by providing the field’s finest publications, intensive legal practice and training courses, regional seminars, and forums on key policy issues.
What Would You Be Doing Exactly?
As Senior Manager of Attorney Education, you will be able to use your creativity and expertise to craft 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 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. In this role, you will be making a difference in the world by educating and training those in the environmental field to understand the issues we face today.
The Senior Manager of Attorney Education, as a part of a team with the Senior Manager of Educational Programs and working under the guidance of the Vice President of Development & Membership and the Vice President of Research & Publications, will help craft key programming about the hot button issues of the day that environmental attorneys need to know to help their practice. You will have your finger on the pulse of what is important and what will become important in the field of environmental law and policy and you will have experience in environmental law or policy courses.
You will also be an ambassador for ELI and work closely with our over 2,000 members in some of the biggest firms and corporations and highest levels of government to help them understand some of the toughest issues of today.
More specifically, you will:
- Help set an agenda to 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, including, but not limited to:
- ELI Boot Camps (2 per year – one in DC and one on the West Coast)
- Programs offering CLE credit
- Independent ELI seminars and co-sponsored seminars
- Master classes for high level attorneys to dive deep into issue areas.
- Facilitate all administrative and logistical aspects of the training events including speaker outreach, planning calls, and handling webinar technology and in-person event set up. Some travel may be required.
- Submit, manage, and track Continuing Legal Education applications with many states and for various programs
- Reach out to constituents and represent the Institute publicly as needed to communicate and foster particular programs and projects.
- Actively solicit and market to law firms, corporations, non-governmental organizations, professional firms, and individuals to join ELI’s Professional, Corporate, and Public Interest Programs, and maintain close connections with them once they join. This effort is in collaboration with the Vice President, Development & Membership.
- Coordinate with staff, including members of the Education team and Research Associates (on an ad hoc basis), to deliver high-quality programs and review their program descriptions.
What do you need to thrive in this role?
Having a passion for and knowledge of environmental law practice or related environmental policy fields with a couple years of experience in education or events or equivalent will be essential in thriving as a Senior Manager of Attorney Education. A background in environmental statutes and/or experience in environmental, energy, or natural resource law and policy is necessary. Your educational background should be either a JD in environmental law or equivalent or a Master’s degree in environmental policy or equivalent to be considered for Senior Manager. Experience with Continuing Legal Education is preferred.
The Educational Program is collaborative by nature, and you must be able to interact in a professional manner with people from diverse racial, ethnic, political, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We employ anti-racist practices and principles while striving to support ELI’s culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Other skills needed for both positions but not limited to include:
- Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to conduct detailed event planning in such a manner as to continually have programs lined up in advance and balance numerous events at varying stages of planning simultaneously
- Superb attention to detail and ability to reliably adhere to deadlines
- Strong communication skills including writing, social media, and verbal communication (including public speaking)
- Proficiency with standard office software, including Microsoft Office
- Demonstrated ability to:
- represent ELI publicly in a manner consistent with our mission and values
- manage events and projects effectively and efficiently while producing high-quality deliverables
- collaborate effectively with others
- effectively manage multiple projects/events and establish priorities with moderate supervision
- confidentially and professionally communicate and interact with experts in all aspects of the environmental field
Who is ELI?
The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is a research and education “think and do” tank that makes law work for people, places, and the planet. We envision a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities founded on the rule of law. Our mission is to foster innovative, just, and practical law and policy solutions to enable leaders across borders and sectors to make environmental, economic, and social progress.
What can you expect from ELI?
The annual salary for this position is $60,000 to $64,000 annually and is commensurate with experience. ELI’s total compensation includes excellent benefits including:
- Health/Dental/Vision insurance
- Flexible Spending Account
- Employer-paid life insurance & disability insurance
- Long Term Care insurance
- Pre-tax transportation benefit
- Fitness Incentive
- 403(b) Retirement Savings Account with employer match
- Paid time off
Ready to apply? Here’s how…
Submit an application package via ELI’s online application system. Simply visit https://www.eli.org/employment to get started. Note that your submission must contain the following uploaded documents (Word or PDF format), as follows:
- Cover letter addressing your personal goals and interests, as well as your experience and interest in carrying out the duties outlined above.
- Resume with dates for all listed experience
ELI will accept applications for this position until 11:59 pm EST Tuesday, February 28, 2023. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the post may be filled prior to the closing deadline. You must use ELI’s online application system; ELI cannot accept applications submitted by email, USPS or other shipping service, or hand delivery.
Please note that to ensure the health and safety of the ELI workforce, any offer of employment from ELI is contingent on candidates providing proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. ELI management will consider requests for religious or medical exceptions, consistent with applicable law.
ELI is an equal opportunity employer firmly committed to achieving an inclusive, diverse workforce that values every individual. We firmly believe that hiring individuals with varying perspectives and backgrounds contributes to our success as an organization, and we strive to create an environment that fosters inclusiveness. As such, minority candidates and candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.