Staff Attorney


PennFuture is one of the first statewide environmental organizations in Pennsylvania to employ a full-time legal staff to fulfill its mission. Entering its third decade as a force for environmental protection, PennFuture prides itself on employing some of the brightest, most determined and committed environmental lawyers. With legal tactics at the organization’s core, PennFuture
lawyers are given substantial responsibility and independence to shape legal strategies that achieve outcomes and address priorities. The position offers a unique opportunity to use advocacy, regulatory, watchdog, and litigation skills to advance case law, shape and defend environmental policy, ensure environmental laws are enforced accordingly, and, ultimately, protect the environment.

This Staff Attorney position will work on a variety of environmental issues in Philadelphia and the surrounding region with a prioritization of supporting PennFuture’s Keep Philly Green & Clean Campaign. Through campaigns, coalitions, and other tactics, PennFuture is working aggressively to reduce water pollution in the Philadelphia region of the Delaware River watershed and elevate green stormwater infrastructure as a key environmental issue. As such, PennFuture seeks a qualified attorney to lead our legal and regulatory efforts, engaging with city, state, and federal agencies and undertaking important cases in furtherance of the
campaign goals. Additional work supporting PennFuture’s regional or statewide legal undertakings may be required.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and contact information for three professional references to [email protected] with the subject line “STAFF ATTORNEY”. Phone calls will not be accepted.