EIP is a nonprofit organization established in March of 2002 by former EPA enforcement attorneys to advocate for more effective enforcement of environmental laws. Comprised of public interest lawyers, analysts, investigators, and community organizers, EIP has three goals:  (1) to provide objective analyses of how the failure to enforce or implement environmental laws increases pollution and affects the public’s health; (2) to hold federal and state agencies, as well as individual corporations, accountable for failing to enforce or comply with environmental laws; and (3) to help local communities obtain the protection of environmental laws.

 


 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Staff Attorney – Oil & Gas Program

Position: The Environmental Integrity Project seeks a staff attorney to assist in our efforts to reduce pollution from the oil and gas industry, focusing on new and existing oil, gas, and petrochemical infrastructure in Texas. The staff attorney will advocate for strict implementation of federal and state anti-pollution laws that force fossil fuel industries to internalize costs and reduce pollution. The staff attorney will advocate for reductions in pollution from these sectors focusing on state and federal administrative (government agency) regulatory opportunities; review, file comments on, and potentially challenge proposed environmental permits that authorize large sources of air pollution; and investigate and litigate enforcement actions against facilities that violate environmental laws. 

EIP works in coalitions by providing legal and technical support to other organizations in order to achieve shared goals. EIP works to enforce our nation’s environmental laws in communities that too often bear the brunt of environmental and social injustice, including racism and economic inequality.  The staff attorney will be expected to work within coalitions and to build and maintain strong and respectful relationships with other organizations working on oil, gas, and petrochemical issues in Texas, including with both national environmental organizations and with grassroots and community networks. 

This position is based in EIP’s Austin office.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Law school graduate. Licensed to practice law in Texas.
  • 3-5 years of post-law-school legal experience. Preference will be given to candidates with Texas oil and gas law and/or administrative law experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Passion for protecting public health and the environment, and motivation to respond to the local and global threat posed by climate change.
  • A demonstrated commitment to supporting members of front-line communities who are most directly affected by pollution.

We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits.

To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, phone and email contacts for three references, and a law school transcript. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please address your cover letter to Ilan Levin, please identify in the email subject line that your application is for the “Staff Attorney – Texas Oil & Gas Program” position, and submit your application materials to hr@environmentalintegrity.org.


Texas Oil & Gas Project Manager

Position: The Environmental Integrity Project seeks a Project Manager to assist in our efforts to reduce pollution from the oil and gas industry, focusing on new and existing oil, gas, and petrochemical infrastructure in Texas. The Project Manager will help coordinate EIP’s Texas Oil & Gas legal, regulatory, communications, and research activities. The Project Manager will serve as liaison to partners and networks. The Project Manager will also become familiar with technical, regulatory, and legal issues within EIP’s areas of expertise in order to help our team investigate, assess, and plan our activities. The Project manager will conduct qualitative and quantitative research, help in the production of written materials including reports, and will help the EIP team conduct our research. 

EIP works in coalitions by providing legal and technical support to other organizations in order to achieve shared goals. EIP works to enforce our nation’s environmental laws in communities that too often bear the brunt of environmental and social injustice, including racism and economic inequality.  The Project Manager will be expected to work within coalitions and to build and maintain strong and respectful relationships with other organizations working on oil, gas, and petrochemical issues in Texas, including with both national environmental organizations and with grassroots and community networks. 

This position is based in EIP’s Austin office. 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Advanced graduate degree in public policy, communications, or other relevant field.  At least three years of relevant experience can substitute for an advanced degree.  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Passion for protecting public health and the environment, and motivation to respond to the local and global threat posed by climate change.
  • A demonstrated commitment to supporting members of front-line communities who are most directly affected by pollution.
  • Willingness to travel, mainly in Texas.

We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits.

To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and phone and email contacts for three references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  Please address your cover letter to Ilan Levin, please identify in the email subject line that your application is for the “Project Manager – Texas Oil & Gas Program” position, and submit your application materials to hr@environmentalintegrity.org.


Part-Time Bookkeeper

Position Description:

Payroll

  • Review timesheet data for inconsistencies and missing managerial approvals.
  • Enter biweekly payroll and wait for Finance Director review/approval before submission.
  • Maintain payroll binder.

Accounts Receivable

  • Process online and check donations (in preparation of the monthly bank reconciliation).
  • Reconcile bank run deposits against check log (in excel).
  • Maintain deposit binder.

Accounts Payable

  • Process weekly payments (vendor invoices, staff expense reimbursements, contractor installments, etc.).
  • Record Flexible Spending Account activities (in preparation of the monthly bank reconciliation).
  • Maintain vendor files and W-9 forms.

Credit Card

  • Send staff their monthly expense reports.
  • Enter and reconcile expenses (against the ACH payment).

General Ledger

  • Enter biweekly salary journal entries and G&A allocations as generated by the Finance Director.
  • Reconcile prepaids, accruals, other receivables, retainers, and depreciation per the Finance Director recommendations.
  • Support the Finance Director during the audit season with schedules and audit field work.
  • Coordinate with the Finance Director on the preparation and filling the 990s.
  • Maintain the journal entries and bank statement binder.

Administration

  • Assistant with massive mailing projects.
  • Maintain finance documents (soft and hard copies) across fiscal years.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Associate or Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or a closely related field.
  • 1-3 years of accounting experience.
  • Familiarity with QuickBooks online.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Experience working in a non-profit setting preferred.
  • Ability to learn payroll software (Paylocity).

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.
  • Exceptional organization, communication, and data entry skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks independently as well as within a team.
  • Strong work ethic, ability to self-motivate, and a willingness to ask for assistance.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and integrity in dealing with confidential issues.

Other Details at a Glance:

  • Duties to be performed on-site and within business hours.
  • Flexible part-time schedule (10-15 hours).
  • Reports to the Finance Director.

How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and three references to hr@environmentalintegrity.org.


2020 Fall Law Clerks

Position: The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is seeking law clerks for Fall 2020 to advance environmental protections at the federal, state, and local levels under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and other federal and state environmental laws. The clerks’ duties will include legal research related to environmental, administrative, and information-collecting statutes and regulations, review of pollution permits and data, and production of legal memoranda, public comments, litigation documents, and issue-focused reports.

Qualifications: Currently enrolled law students or recent law school graduates are eligible to apply.  Candidates preferably should have completed at least one year of law school and have a strong interest in environmental advocacy. The ideal candidate will have a background or coursework in environmental/administrative law and a demonstrated commitment to environmental protection and/or non-profit advocacy. Previous experience with the Clean Air Act and/or the Clean Water Act, developing or litigating cases, commenting on or challenging permits or rules, policy analysis, media outreach, and/or coalition building would also be helpful. Candidates should be able to handle multiple tasks at once and work well with others, and must demonstrate strong writing and analytical skills.

Compensation / Hours: Academic credit or hourly wage. Full- or part-time (minimum 16 hours per week for part-time).

To Apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript (unofficial is fine), and three references.

Please address your cover letter/email to Sylvia Lam, Attorney, put your last name and “Fall 2020 Law Clerk Application” in the subject line of the email, and submit your application materials to hr@environmentalintegrity.org.


EIP is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.