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Environmental Law & Policy Center. |
|Experience Required:||2-3 years|
|State/Province:||IL - Illinois|
The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) has established an innovative Science Fellows Program to engage university professors in environmental and natural resources policy analysis and advocacy during their sabbatical year. ELPC Science Fellows will work with ELPC’s professional staff of public interest attorneys, M.B.A.s and economists, public policy advocates and communications specialists. ELPC Science Fellows will bridge the gap between university-based science research and the policy actions needed to help protect threatened natural resources, address global warming solutions, and advance environmental progress and economic development together in the Midwest. ELPC Science Fellows will work as team members with ELPC’s Science Advisory Council and professional program staff to add their science and technical expertise to help frame advocacy positions and strategies and to better inform policymakers on key issues. These are full-time positions, based in Chicago, and involve engaging in important work throughout the Midwest and in Washington D.C.
ORGANIZATION: ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nation’s leaders. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 45 talented public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, policy advocates, and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities. ELPC’s headquarters is in Chicago, along with offices in Columbus, OH, Des Moines, IA, Jamestown, ND, Minneapolis, MN, Madison, WI, Sioux Falls, SD, and Washington D.C. ELPC started in 1993 and has an annual budget of $6.5 million. Please see www.elpc.org.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should be tenured professors on sabbatical for either a semester or a full-year and should have: (1) A strong interest in public interest environmental advocacy and communication of scientific knowledge to diverse audiences of policymakers; (2) Scientific specialization in fields relevant to ELPC’s global warming solutions, clean energy development, clean air and clean water protection, and improvement and natural resources preservation programs, as described atwww.elpc.org and www.globalwarmingsolutons.org; and (3) An ability to work productively with a team of skilled professionals.
COMPENSATION: ELPC will provide a competitive fellowship payment, which will complement sabbatical support provided by the applicant’s college or university.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, names and contract info for at least two professional references, and a 1-page memo that describes how you would work effectively with ELPC’s professional staff on specific advocacy programs to: Becca Brown, Environmental Law & Policy Center, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60601 FAX: (312) 795-3730. EMAIL: BBrown@elpc.org. The Environmental Law and Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.
The six members of the ELPC Science Advisory Council provide connections and expand our networks at major Midwestern universities (e.g., Professors Knute Nadelhoffer and Don Scavia at the University of Michigan, and Professors Jonathan Patz, Bobbi Peckarsky and Don Waller at the University of Wisconsin) and foundations (Dr. Marilu Hastings at the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation). These top-rate scientists infuse up-to-date scientific thinking into our key strategic legal, eco-business and policy decision-making process and bring ELPC resources into new issues that the scientists identify as significant and needing help. They provide substantial expertise in a variety of fields: conservation biology, botany, climate change, entomology, evolutionary biology, Great Lakes ecosystems, public health, and stream ecology, among others.