For more than 20 years, Socially Responsible Agriculture Project (SRAP) has served as a mobilizing force to collaborate with communities to protect themselves from the damages caused by industrial livestock operations and to advocate for a food system built on regenerative practices, justice, democracy, and resilience.
Our team includes technical experts, independent family farmers, and rural residents who have faced the threats of factory farms in their communities. When asked for help, SRAP offers free support, providing communities with the knowledge and skills to protect their right to clean water, air, and soil and to a healthy, just, and vibrant future.
SRAP’s Staff Attorney will work closely with the SRAP Senior Counsel and SRAP Staff from the organization’s four core programs: Community Support; Food and Farm Network; Water Rangers; and Contract Grower Transition. The Staff Attorney will provide direct support and guidance, as well as informational and educational resources, to SRAP staff and communities for advocacy purposes. This position does not involve litigation, but a working knowledge of evidence, discovery, civil procedure, and administrative law is essential. The Staff Attorney will report to SRAP’s Senior Counsel and will have frequent interaction with the Community Support Team and the Community Support Team Director. The Staff Attorney may manage Legal Clerks and Interns.
More specifically, the Staff Attorney will:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Desired Skills and Experience
Work Environment: Position is fully remote with occasional weekend/evening hours and travel expected. This is a full-time, exempt position. Applicants must reside in the United States.
Compensation: Annual salary of $60,000 to $70,000, dependent upon experience. Benefits include fully covered health, vision, dental, and life insurance, monthly communications stipend, annual wellness stipend, a 403b retirement plan and generous paid time off.
To Apply: E-mail a single PDF with the subject line “STAFF ATTORNEY APPLICATION” containing a cover letter expressing interest, curriculum vitae, three references, and a legal writing sample no longer than 10 pages in length to Katie Engelman, Operations and Human Resources Director, at [email protected]. Applications will be screened on a rolling basis until December 22, 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Selected candidates will be contacted in early 2024 for interviews. No telephone calls please. SRAP is a proud equal-opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, veteran status, or other status protected by law. SRAP is committed to creating an inclusive organization, and we believe that having a staff that is reflective of the communities we serve will help best advance our mission. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.