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Office Manager & Event Coordinator

EDC is seeking a full-time Office Manager & Event Coordinator to play a key role in executing the organization’s administration and helping to meet its development goals.

Compensation range: $70,000-80,000, depending on experience


The position is primarily responsible for management of EDC’s Santa Barbara office. Duties include overseeing general administrative operations, ordering equipment and supplies, handling facilities issues, and maintaining basic information technology systems. The position works with the Development Director and other staff to plan and execute events, including the annual Green & Blue fundraiser and the TGIF! summer happy hour series. The position also oversees EDC’s volunteer program, including recruitment, training, and management of volunteers during events. The Office Manager & Event Coordinator reports directly to the organization’s Assistant Director and works closely with our Development Director and Executive Director. The position works from EDC’s office in Santa Barbara, CA.


Senior Attorney OR Staff Attorney

EDC is seeking applicants to fill a full time Staff Attorney or Senior Attorney position. This position is located in Santa Barbara with the opportunity to work a hybrid schedule. Primary residency within EDC’s 3-county service area is required.

The compensation ranges are as follows:
Staff Attorney: $90,000-$105,000
Senior Attorney: $110,000-$120,000

EDC maintains a fast-paced practice in the field of environmental, natural resources, and land use law.  EDC represents community groups and environmental organizations in state and federal courts and before local, state, and federal agencies.  EDC cases involve issues in virtually all local, state, and federal environmental statutes, including CEQA, NEPA, ESA, CAA, CWA, CZMA, OCSLA, California Coastal Act, MMPA, and California Planning and Zoning Law.


The Senior Attorney is responsible for managing their own caseload, helps develop EDC’s legal and program case docket, and supervises other staff, including staff attorneys, program staff, law clerks, and interns. The Staff Attorney works on EDC cases and helps supervise other staff, law clerks, and interns. Both Senior and Staff Attorneys assist with other aspects of non-profit advocacy including public outreach, education, and fundraising.

Contract Paralegal

EDC is seeking applicants to fill a contract Paralegal position, to work on an as-needed or on-call basis. The Paralegal supports the EDC attorneys in preparing and filing documents in state and federal litigation. Essential functions of the job include:


  • Prepare legal pleadings for filing in local, state, and federal courts, including formatting and preparing tables of contents and tables of authorities
  • Provide attorneys with templates for legal pleadings that comply with local, state, and federal rules
  • Proofread documents for filing, including formatting, cite-checking, and blue-booking
  • Assist with compilation and proper formatting of exhibits
  • Ensure proper service of legal filings
  • Assist with discovery requests and response review
  • Assist with other legal document preparation tasks as needed

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Knowledge of proper legal citation
  • Expertise in local, state, and federal rules of court in California
  • Exceptional attention to detail

Compensation: $40/hour

To Apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Rachel Kondor at [email protected].



We do not have any internships at this time. Please check back frequently for upcoming opportunities. Thank you for your interest.

join-our-team2Law Clerk Program

**Our Summer 2024 clerkship positions have been filled.

EDC hires law students for summer clerkships as well as externships during the regular school year.  Law clerks and externs are involved in substantive activities such as conducting legal research; drafting memos and pleadings; participating in client meetings, strategy discussions and negotiations; appearing before public agencies; and observing court arguments.  EDC attorneys involve students in every aspect of actual cases.

Desired Qualifications:
2L students with a background or interest in environmental law, and a demonstrated commitment to public interest work.

Application:  Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript, and a list of three references to Venessa Hutchins, Office Manager & Event Coordinator at: [email protected].

This position can work out of EDC’s Santa Barbara office, but remote candidates will be considered.  Stipend and/or housing assistance may be available.

Our Summer 2024 clerkship positions have been filled.

Applications for semester-length externships are accepted at any time and will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

EDC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive work culture. We believe that a diverse workforce that includes historically marginalized and excluded groups of people improves our ability to assist our clients; enhances intellectual engagement; inspires innovation and creativity; and promotes critical thinking and solution-finding. EDC is devoted to hiring a diverse team of qualified people with respect to gender identity (including gender expression), race, sexual orientation, family status, religion, ethnicity, age, physical abilities, and other factors. EDC will also make reasonable accommodations for qualified people with disabilities.

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