Employment / Recruitment, Legal, Organizational Development
4 Year Degree
Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Chicago, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
Earthjustice is hiring a Legal Recruiter to join the firm’s Recruiting team. The Legal Recruiter reports directly to the Legal Recruiting Manager and manages firm-wide attorney/litigation related recruitment and retention activities which include but are not limited to; creating and posting attorney recruiting ads on the Earthjustice website and corresponding job boards, sourcing ads and candidates, attending nationwide diversity events and career fairs, tracking and reporting firm-wide recruiting data, and helping to coordinate Summer Law Clerk recruiting efforts (on campus interviews OCIs), as well as supporting litigation assistant hiring and the Summer Law Clerk Program. This role also assists with hiring litigation and program support staff nationwide.
This position is located in Washington D.C.
Work closely with the Recruiting team to oversee full cycle attorney/litigation recruiting including: Litigation Support Staff, Law Clerks, Fellows, Associates, Senior Attorneys, Project Attorneys, and Managing Attorneys.
Hold regular check in meetings with hiring managers to ensure the hiring process is moving forward and remove roadblocks.
Use the applicant tracking system, Jobvite, to add new job requisitions, monitor positions as well as review and edit candidate applications. Maintain and update the Jobvite system as needed.
Coordinate participation in diversity career fairs and On Campus Interviews (OCI) at law schools nationwide for attorney roles.
Coordinate recruiting updates on the organizations’ “careers” website as well as social media platforms.
Communicate with and support job applicants providing a positive candidate experience.
Create and send offer letters, background and conflicts checks for finalists via DocuSign.
Assist hiring managers with candidate rejections and closing out jobs in the Jobvite system.
Coordinate and manage background check process for finalists and review background checks to ensure consistency & accuracy.
Coordinate conflicts check process with Litigation Operations team and coordinate conflicts checks with new hires.
Work with offices and hiring managers to draft and place job advertisements for open positions.
Ensure candidate pools are diverse across all levels of attorney positions.
Maintain “Careers” page on Earthjustice website - edit and remove jobs as needed.
Work with Managing Attorneys and VPs of Litigation to determine Associate Attorney extensions or promotions, as needed.
Oversee external headhunter and legal search firms - manage contracts and collaborate to support hiring efforts for hard to fill positions.
Source candidates and develop pipelines of diverse candidates via LinkedIn Recruiter.
Support the creation and updating of job descriptions for positions as needed.
Assist with updating recruitment section of our Intranet site.
Other duties as assigned.
Summer Law Clerk Recruiting
Work with offices to coordinate recruiting efforts for the Summer law clerk program; Assist with clerk hiring and sourcing for law clerks.
Track and report Law Clerk program data for senior leaders.
Manage job posting and applicant pools for regional offices and source additional candidates as needed.
Upload OCI notes into Jobvite system after hiring managers attend on campus interviews.
Maintain Jobvite applicant tracking data integrity for jobs.
Work with HR support team members to create and send offer letters to 30 – 40 clerks per year.
Assist with onboarding summer law clerks, interns and fellows in ADP onboarding system.
Work with offices to coordinate recruiting efforts for Fellow hiring; Assist with Fellow hiring and sourcing for Fellows.
Track and report Fellow program data for senior leaders.
Manage job posting and applicant pools for regional offices and support hiring processes as needed.
Track Attorney recruiting and retention efforts and generate reports/metrics for senior leaders.
Track progress and hiring statuses for each attorney role for the recruitment team, including Time to Fill, and Days Open reporting.
Assist with training new staff on department expectations and protocol as well as other HR related activities as appropriate.
Train hiring managers and Associate Attorneys in hiring/DEI best practices and applicant tracking system (Jobvite)
Ensure hiring managers are in compliance with recruitment best practices as per trainings.
Provide new hire training and onboarding assistance to new hiring managers.
Train Associate Attorneys on Jobvite applicant tracking system to prepare for the Summer law clerk hiring season.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/Training & Development (10%)
Assist Recruiting Manager with miscellaneous projects including vendor research, external recruiters, attorney and diversity recruiting benchmark research, identifying hiring trends, ordering promotional items, expense reconciliation, budget planning and other duties as assigned.
Attend professional development conferences and events to expand recruiting and human resources knowledge.
Partner with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team and staff to support and advance diversity and inclusion goals and actions, and celebrate people of all backgrounds with an open and inclusive work culture.
Model inclusive behaviors and multicultural competency in interactions with all staff.
Build pipelines of diverse candidates for the organization for various positions.
3 – 5 years combination recruiting, professional experience/education.
Law Firm experience or experience successfully recruiting in the legal or professional services industry is highly preferred.
Bachelor’s Degree and three or more years of recruiting or HR experience. Legal recruiting experience preferred but not required.
Experience with LinkedIn outreach is desired.
Experience sourcing and posting jobs to various job boards and networks, or willingness to learn.
Previous recruitment or operations experience, or strong desire to learn.
Experience using Applicant Tracking Systems or HRIS systems is desired.
Experience with diversity initiatives desired.
Vendor management skills preferred.
Experience training hiring managers or providing other training preferred.
Team mindset and team player are essential.
Analytical skills including metrics and reporting.
Problem solving skills required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential - listens well, obtains clarification, responds to inquiries and provides feedback in a timely manner.
Able to communicate confidently with stakeholders across various organizational levels
Organized – able to juggle and prioritize several pressing projects at the same time.
Dependable – quickly becomes the ‘go-to’ person for staff across the organization.
High level of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality.
Ability to thrive under a fast-paced working environment.
Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits that are comprehensive and competitive. We also offer an extremely congenial work environment and a casual dress code.
Salary is dependent on experience and location. Salary for Washington, DC: $103,300 - $114,800 in DC.
Interested candidates should submit the following application materials online via Jobvite:
One page cover letter describing your interest in Earthjustice and our work, your recruiting experience and any legal hiring experience if applicable.
Please reach out to email@example.com if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.
For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, Chicago, and Washington, DC.