Attorney Advisor – Climate and Clean Energy Tax Specialist
New York University
Location: See position description.
Internal Number: 119356
The Tax Law Center at the NYU School of Law is seeking a full-time Attorney Advisor with expertise in climate and clean energy tax, or related areas (such as partnership). The attorney advisor in this role will work closely with the Executive Director and other senior staff members to contribute to rigorous, high-impact tax legal work in the public interest.
You are an attorney with experience practicing US climate and clean energy tax law, or related areas, or working in US federal government processes of crafting, interpreting, or administering these areas, and are excited to work closely with academics, legal practitioners, and policymakers to advance tax policy in the public interest. You are an excellent writer of rigorous technical tax materials, such as reports, memos, briefs, comments, or legislation and regulations. You are a highly-organized project manager and a clear communicator, able to manage production of high-quality, timely written work, and exercise judgement about where to focus time and resources to have robust input in fast-moving tax law and policy processes.
The Attorney Advisor, who will report to the lead of the Center's climate tax project work, will be responsible for duties including:
In consultation with other senior staff, including the Center's Executive Director, helping to shape an ongoing research agenda in climate and clean energy tax and related areas for the organization, and authoring a variety of technical tax written products called for in that agenda, including reports, briefs, and comments on regulations, especially in the climate and clean energy tax space.
Supervising a Research Associate in the production of a series of written products, ensuring the quality and timeliness of work from outside authors.
Helping to design and implement systems to identify and prioritize opportunities for the Center to further its mission.
Building strong, confidential relationships with high-level practitioners, academics, and other outside experts.
JD or equivalent and some US experience in tax practice working on issues involving climate and clean energy tax or related areas, or in tax policy making or administration in these areas.
Strong legal research and writing skills, including the ability to express precise, highly technical information in a way that is clear and compelling.
Excellent communication skills.
A commitment to the mission of the Center.
This role does not require experience in partnership tax, but it would be a plus to have familiarity with tax equity partnerships and partnership tax more broadly.
Prior experience managing staff is a plus but is not required, but you need to be excited to develop these skills.
In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for an Attorney Advisor position is between $110,000 and $160,000 per year depending on experience.
New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. You will be an employee of New York University, with access to an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off and retirement contributions.
You will be an employee of New York University, with access to an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off and retirement contributions.
The Tax Law Center has physical office space at NYU School of Law in New York, but also offers hybrid or remote work arrangements from within the US.
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Please do not upload a cover letter; instead, you will be asked to provide brief answers to three short questions as part of the application form.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
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