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Communications and Engagement Director

Advocates for the West seeks an experienced, innovative, motivated, and self-directed professional Communications and Engagement Director to join our team.

The Communications and Engagement Director (CED) will develop and implement strategic communications and engagement plans. They will engage new and existing audiences across the West to increase awareness of our work, engage new partners, and build financial support. The CED will ensure that communications and engagement efforts support organizational vision, strategies, goals, and objectives and reflect our broad geographic presence. The CED will serve as lead manager of our brand and craft stories, create content, produce materials, manage platforms, and ensure consistency of messaging. 

  • Position Title: Communications and Engagement Director
  • Position Type: FTE with excellent benefits
  • Annual Salary: $65,000
  • Location: The position is ideally based in our Boise, ID headquarters. Other arrangements include either a base in our Portland, OR office or a remote work location in one of the 11 Western states in which we work. The position will require regularly scheduled time spent in Boise and Portland offices.


Submit a cover letter, resume, and a sample of your writing highlighting a topic/product/theme relevant to your work. Application Deadline: September 18, 2021.


Funded Public Interest Environmental Law Clerkships for Current 2Ls
Summer 2022 / Boise, ID & Portland, OR

Advocates for the West seeks two highly qualified and motivated summer law clerks to work closely with our attorneys on our busy docket of environmental litigation during summer 2022.

About Advocates for the West: Advocates for the West is a leading non-profit public interest environmental law firm that represents conservation groups, Native American Tribes, and individuals, primarily in federal court. During the last 19 years, Advocates for the West has established a successful track record using law and science to protect public lands, fish and wildlife, and clean air and water across the American West.

Position Description: Summer law clerks conduct legal and factual research, provide litigation and pre-litigation support, and draft legal documents, all under the supervision of one or more of our eight attorneys. Law clerks typically have the opportunity to research and write a notice of intent to sue, complaint, and/or a brief, in addition to legal memos. Law clerks work closely with client partners, join in field visits, and attend court proceedings. Law clerks actively participate in our staff meetings, board meetings, public outreach events, and other essential aspects of our work. We also provide weekly seminars and other regular events for summer law clerks to get to know each other, our staff, and other attorneys and conservationists.

Qualifications: Law students who will complete their 2L year by Summer 2022 are eligible to apply. Applicants with strong research and writing skills and a demonstrated commitment to environmental protection are preferred. Wevalue diversity and encourage students from communities underrepresented in environmental law to apply.

Locations: One clerk in our Boise, Idaho headquarters, and one clerk in our Portland, Oregon office.

Duration: 10 weeks. Flexible start and end dates.

Compensation: Summer clerkships include a stipend of $7,500.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and recent writing sample to with the subject “Summer Clerk”. Indicate in your cover letter whether you are applying to work in Boise, Portland, or either. We are accepting applications now through October 1. We intend to conduct interviews in mid-October.