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General Counsel

Earth Island Institute is seeking to hire a General Counsel.

In the spirit of David Brower, Earth Island Institute leads in supporting grassroots leaders who provide effective solutions to environmental problems at all levels. We believe that individual innovators have always played a key role in environmental problem solving and in setting the activist agenda, bolstered by organizational resources that can multiply individual efforts. The General Counsel will be a Director-level member and oversee all legal and governance matters within the organization and act as legal advisor to Earth Island Network Services, as well as provide counsel where appropriate to the projects. She or he will oversee Earth Island Advocates, the litigation arm of Earth Island, and sit on the organizations Legal Committee of the Board of the Directors. He or She will supervise the work of pro bono attorneys and law students in connection with environmental advocacy and litigation and, along with the Board of Directors and other senior staff, devise and implement the organization’s litigation strategies. The General Counsel will be charged with helping to grow Earth Island Advocates in terms of participation, funding and staffing.

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Operations and Development Associate

Food Shift is a non-profit social enterprise based in Alameda, CA. It is our mission to reduce waste and increase access to nutritious food while catalyzing models for job creation in the food efficiency sector.

The Operations and Development Associate is responsible for the internal operations and administrative functioning of the organization while also supporting our fundraising efforts. She/he will report to the Director, and work closely with staff, partners, and volunteers to execute key activities that support the organization. This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative start-up organization and contribute to our growing impact.

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Grants Administrator

The Grants Administrator is a critical role in a habitat restoration project of Earth Island Institute. Under the supervision of South Coast Habitat Restoration (SCHR), a fiscally-sponsored project of Earth Island, and the Earth Island Institute’s (EII) Project Services team, the Grants Administrator has three major responsibilities…

Read about the position here (.pdf, ~200k).

Internships with All One Ocean

All One Ocean’s mission is to educate people about the destructive impacts of our trash by providing a simple way for beachgoers, any time they visit the beach, to help clean up our Ocean, beautify beaches and prevent needless death and suffering to marine life. For information about the internships, follow this link.