Associate Staff Attorney


Ossining, NY, US

Policy Development and Strategic Planning

  • Maximize Riverkeeper efficiency and achievement in the watersheds
  • Establish and enhance Riverkeeper presence and effectiveness in the region by:
  • Leading policy initiatives to support water quality, fisheries, enforcement, superfund, access, etc.
  • Reviewing bills, lobbying, testifying at public hearings, developing policy papers, etc.
  • Initiating, maintaining and expanding strategic relationships with constituency groups, environmental organizations, private advocates and funders
  • Participating in government and administrative process to develop awareness of issues and advocate and advance Riverkeeper priorities
  • Reaching and actively engaging the public through meetings, public events, and public speaking
  • Extensively traveling within the watersheds to organize and attend meetings with elected officials, law enforcement, regulators and the public
  • Work with development department to create and expand relationships with donors and foundations.
  • Work with communications department to develop relationships with the public, reporters, coordinate earned media efforts, and invite media and other officials on Riverkeeper boat
  • Serve as spokesperson for campaigns, represent Riverkeeper at regional and national conferences, forums


  • Monitor Environmental Notice Bulletin, state administrative rules, county, town and local notices, and Army Corps Notices, etc.
  • Oversee interns, volunteers, and Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic students
  • Attend case review at Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic when in session
  • Coordinate with the Program Director and President to brief and explain legal actions to the Board for approval
  • Develop, with assistance from team members, quarterly reports
  • Work with development team to draft grants and grant reports for foundations