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Director, China Environmental Law Project

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location China (North) - Asia & M East
Town/City Beijing, China
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 31/08/2011
Company Name Natural Resources Defense Council
Contact Name Susanne King
Telephone 3127807434
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit global environmental organization with more than 1.3 million members and online activists.
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Director, China Environmental Law Project
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Job Description

 The Senior Attorney and Director of the China Environmental Law & Governance Project serves as a member of the China Program leadership team, and leads a team of professionals to develop more effective environmental governance in China. This includes work to improve environmental protection through legislative advocacy, capacity building programs, and research on pollution reduction, rule of law, transparency, public interest litigation, and public health. The Senior Attorney also serves as one of the senior representatives of NRDC’s Beijing office, and engages in program outreach, fundraising and other institutional work for NRDC.

Essential Functions:
  • Responsible for development and implementation of NRDC China Program efforts on law and governance issues in China, including projects on environmental law, transparency, public interest litigation, environmental health and climate governance.
  • Build and manage relationships with key Chinese stakeholders, including policy makers, judges, lawyers, NGOs, research institutes, international groups, multilateral groups, and others.
  • Engage in media communications on behalf of NRDC and the China Program.
  • Supervise a team of professionals to achieve NRDC objectives.
  • Lead fundraising efforts for the China Law & Governance Project.
Required Skills
  • J.D. or other advanced degree with at least ten years of relevant experience and 15 years of overall working experience.Ability to work in both English and Chinese.
  • Expertise in US and Chinese environmental law, policy, and governance systems.
  • Project development, management, fundraising and media communication skills.
  • Ability to think creatively and carefully in evaluating strategic direction.
  • Environmental advocacy experience or demonstrated capacity to be an effective advocate.
  • Exceptional research, writing, communication, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to make decisions based upon sound judgment, analysis, and experience.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and perform well under deadlines NRDC offers competitive compensation based on experience and a pleasant working environment. Please include salary requirements in your cover letter. Please state your name and the position title in the subject of the email and send to: xzhang@nrdc.org. Please reference where you saw this posting. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. No phone calls or faxes please. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For further information about NRDC, please visit http://china.nrdc.org/zh-hans.
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