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Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) (www.cbecal.org), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is one of the preeminent environmental justice (EJ) organizations in the nation. The mission of CBE is to build people’s power in California’s communities of color and low-income communities to achieve environmental health and justice by preventing and reducing pollution and building green, healthy and sustainable communities and environments. 
 
CBE provides residents in blighted and heavily polluted urban communities in California with organizing skills, leadership training, civic engagement, and legal, scientific and technical assistance. Together, we successfully confront threats to our communities’ health and wellbeing. We win major EJ victories with our members and allies. We are helping lead the way to Just Transitions from economies based on the dirty fossil fuels industry to economies based on clean energy, with strong civic engagement and good jobs for local residents.

Available Positions:

Staff Attorney, Los Angeles Area

Staff Attorney

Northern California Finance Associate


STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION AVAILABLE, LOS ANGELES AREA

Staff Attorney, Los Angeles Area, Job Posting

General Position Summary:

CBE seeks a full-time mid-level to senior staff attorney in our Los Angeles office to support our “triad” of grassroots organizing, legal advocacy, and science-based research. Most of our legal work focuses on energy (both encouraging renewable energy and phasing out fossil fuel) and supporting communities in California’s urban communities through more effective and sustainable land use and air pollution regulation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prosecute environmental, civil rights and community access lawsuits in state and federal courts on behalf of CBE;
  • Engage with CBE staff as the legal voice of the triad;
  • Represent CBE at hearings in courts and before various administrative agencies responsible for enforcing federal, state and local environmental and energy laws;
  • Participate in policy development and advocacy at local, regional, and state government levels.
  • Engage in public education and outreach to promote CBE and CBE’s legal work;
  • Attend and provide support at community meetings with CBE staff and members.

 EXPERIENCE AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • At least three years relevant legal experience, including litigation experience;
  • California Bar Membership;
  • Working knowledge of California and federal environmental law;
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental justice;
  • Excellent legal writing and public speaking skills; Spanish language skills preferred;
  • Willingness to travel in California and work frequent evenings and some weekends.

 Preference will be given to applicants with experience in public interest work, the environmental movement, civil rights, and/or personal history with communities highly impacted by pollution.

 Benefits and Compensation

Compensation is commensurate with other California legal non-profits. Benefits include comprehensive health insurance, vision and dental with fully-paid premiums for the employee, employee’s partner and all dependents, loan repayment assistance, a 403(b) retirement plan, a flexible spending plan, and 26 days of paid leave (including holidays) in the first year.

 

To apply: All qualified applicants should submit the following to jobs@cbecal.org by August 2, 2017: 1) a cover letter, 2) a resume, and 3) writing sample 4) list of professional references with telephone numbers and email addresses.

CBE is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited category.  We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ, and all qualified persons to apply for this position.

STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION AVAILABLE

General Position Summary:

CBE seeks a full-time staff attorney to support our “triad” of grassroots organizing, legal advocacy, and science-based research. Most of our legal work focuses on energy (both encouraging renewable energy and phasing out fossil fuel) and supporting communities in California’s urban communities through more effective and sustainable land use and air pollution regulation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prosecute environmental, civil rights and community access lawsuits in state and federal courts on behalf of CBE;
  • Engage with CBE staff as the legal voice of the triad;
  • Represent CBE at hearings in courts and before various administrative agencies responsible for enforcing federal, state and local environmental and energy laws;
  • Engage in public education and outreach to promote CBE and CBE’s legal work;
  • Attend and provide support at community meetings with CBE staff and members.

EXPERIENCE AND JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least three years relevant legal experience, including litigation experience;
  • California Bar Membership;
  • Working knowledge of California and federal environmental law; 
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental justice;
  • Excellent legal writing and public speaking skills; Spanish language skills preferred;
  • Willingness to travel in California and work frequent evenings and some weekends.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in public interest work, the environmental movement, civil rights, and/or personal history with communities highly impacted by pollution.

Benefits and Compensation:

Compensation is commensurate with other California legal non-profits. Benefits include comprehensive health insurance, vision and dental with fully-paid premiums for the employee, employee’s partner and all dependents, loan repayment assistance, a 403(b) retirement plan, a flexible spending plan, and 26 days of paid leave (including holidays) in the first year.

To apply: All qualified applicants should submit the following to jobs@cbecal.org: 1) a cover letter, 2) a resume, and 3) writing sample 4) list of professional references with telephone numbers and email addresses. 

CBE is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited category.  We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ, and all qualified persons to apply for this position.

Staff Attorney- job announcement 2017 (310KB | )


FINANCE ASSOCIATE POSITION AVAILABLE

General Position Summary:
CBE seeks a well-organized, self-motivated individual with proven skills to cover a wide range of day-to-day office responsibilities, including bookkeeping/accounting functions as well as administrative support. This position is full time position, with benefits, who will be based in
our Richmond, CA office, and will work from to the Oakland office at least once per week. This
position will be required to provide support to the Richmond and East Oakland Teams, and to
participate in occasional programmatic, fundraising and other Team activities. Work is
performed under the remote direction and supervision of CBE’s Director of Finance and
Operations, who is located in CBE’s Southern California office. The position requires a
communicative team player, with high ethical standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Finance:

  • Collects, checks, packages and tracks NorCal reimbursement requests and credit card charge reports, and submits to SoCal office in a timely fashion.
  • Collects, gathers, coordinates and tracks budget and program reporting by sub-grantees to CBE.
  • Acts as coordinating liaison between NorCal program staff and the SoCal-based Finance and Development departments.
  • Matches receipts and invoices with Check Request Forms to ensure accuracy and
    prepare for entry.
  • Collects all NorCal accounts payable checks, prepares for submission according to organizational procedures, and forwards to SoCal in a timely fashion.
  • Maintains copies of all NorCal accounts payable files, to include filing invoices in
    designated areas and updating vendor information on computer.
  • Records receipt of checks via postal mail and prepares them for bank deposit.

Payroll:

  • Assists with new NorCal employees, including preparing and facilitating orientation process.
  • Coordinates processing of NorCal terminations.
  • Collects timesheets from NorCal staff, and sends to SoCal in a timely manner.
  • Answers employee payroll, benefit and other related inquiries as needed.
  • Prepares, and posts regular payroll journal entry in QuickBooks.
  • Helps prepare 1099 reporting.
  • Prepares and reviews end-of-month reports in a timely manner.

Operations:

  • Handles general office functions, including mail, fax, and copy.
  • Oversees details of staff and board meetings to include preparing meeting room,
    scheduling conference calls, and assembling meeting packets.
  • Oversees general office coordination, including ordering office supplies, handling office equipment, and arranging equipment repairs as needed.
  • Maintains and updates the cbecal.org website.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have basic understanding of accounting principles and procedures.
  • Must have technical competence with accounting, spreadsheet, and word processing software.
  • High accuracy, attention to detail and deadlines, organization and ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Must have strong time management skills.
  • Ability to contribute to a positive, team-oriented environment.
  • Must have people skills and be customer service-oriented.
  • Ability to work in a manner that complies with company safety standards and policies.

Benefits and Compensation
Salary commensurate with other California non-profits and based on experience. Benefits include comprehensive health insurance, with fully-paid premiums for the employee and all dependents, and 26 days of paid leave (including holidays) in the first year.

To apply: All qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: jobs@cbecal.org. Subject line “Finance Associate” in the subject line. Position open until filled.

CBE is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited category. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ, and all qualified persons to apply for this position.

Finance Associate-Richmond job announcement