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Date: March 25, 2014 (page 1 of 2)

Paralegal/Office Administrator, National Environmental Law Center (Boston)

Background
The National Environmental Law Center (NELC) is a non-profit research and litigation center dedicated to enforcing the nation’s environmental laws, such as the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and Endangered Species Act. NELC has a proven track record of bringing corporate polluters to justice by providing essential legal representation to state and local citizen groups. NELC is based in Boston and has a West Coast office in Seattle.
Job Description
NELC’s paralegal is an important member of the litigation team, and is responsible for:
·         Performing basic legal research and helping to prepare motions and pleadings for filing in court.
·         Performing factual research into topics such as industry compliance with environmental laws and the environmental and health effects of particular pollutants.
·         Developing and maintaining good working relationships with local, state, and national environmental organizations and citizen groups.
·         Coordinating media strategy and press conferences, maintaining NELC’s list of press contacts, and updating the organization’s web site.
·         Preparing and tracking the organization’s budget and business plan.
·         Coordinating and creating content for website updates, newsletters, and other publications.
·         Organizing and filing case-related documents.
·         Administering NELC’s Boston office.
Location
Boston, MA
Salary & Benefits
Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s level of relevant experience, ranging from $24,500 to $27,000. The benefits package includes educational loan assistance, a 401(k) plan, paid vacation and sick days, and the option to participate in a group health insurance plan. Opportunities for advancement and additional training are also available.
Additional Qualifications
The NELC Paralegal/Administrator must have grit, determination, a strong sense of justice, and a healthy sense of humor.  Qualified applicants will also have excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the ability to debate and speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and the ability to think creatively and work independently.  Candidates for this position must have at least a college degree. Relevant professional experience post-college is a plus. Relevant experience includes (but is not limited to) working in political, policy, legal, journalistic, or government settings. A science background is helpful. An advanced degree, such as a master’s in a related field, may count toward a candidate’s professional experience. A minimum two-year commitment is required.
How to Apply
E-mail your cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to nelc@nelconline.org.
Specify which position you are applying for in the subject line of the e-mail, and be sure to mention where you saw our job advertised.

CUAHSI Training Coordinator

Application deadline: March 28, 2014

The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) is a non-profit university consortium funded by the US National Science Foundation to advance water research. CUAHSI develops and operates services and activities that engage and serve the university water science community (faculty, scientists, and students) in their research, outreach, and education efforts. CUAHSI is also a membership organization composed of 135 university members and affiliate members from 47 states and 6 countries.
We are seeking a motivated, outgoing, and professional person to join our team. As CUAHSI’s Training Coordinator you would be responsible for organizing training courses for the hydrologic science community across the country, producing education and outreach (E/O) services around the Water Data Center, engaging our membership, and assisting with CUAHSI events. This position is slated to be filled in early to mid-April.

Read the full job listing here.

Various Internships (VT)

Vermont Business for Social Responsibility has a list of so many interesting summer internships that we can’t list them all individually! Work with Cedar Circle Farm, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, BuildingGreen Inc., Suncommon, 350Vermont, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Seventh Generation, and many more!! See the full list here.

Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor, Sustainability Science, Furman University (SC)

Application deadline: April 30, 2014

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Furman University, a private liberal arts undergraduate institution, invites applications for a one-year position at the Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor level beginning in August 2014. Candidates should have a PhD or be ABD in Sustainability Science or a related field with a sustainability science focus and should be a dynamic and engaging individual with a desire to teach at the undergraduate level. Applicants should have demonstrated teaching and research expertise focusing on the interactions and feedbacks between environmental and social or human systems related to problems of sustainability. Teaching responsibilities consist of four courses with labs, including SUS 120 Principles of Sustainability Science and SUS 241 Social Systems, with the potential opportunity to teach an upper level course in the candidate’s specialty. The successful candidate will also be expected to interact with the Shi Center for Sustainability and become an affiliate faculty member of the Center.

Learn more.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Sustainability Studies, Stony Brook University (NY)

Those candidates with skills in environmental justice, and/or Native American and Indigenous studies are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with interdisciplinary experience in two or more of the following areas will be given the highest consideration; environmental literature and ecocriticism; eco-film and media studies; eco-aesthetics and design; eco-philosophy; eco-psychology; and digital humanitiesTraining and supervision of teaching assistants, supervising research/internships and academic advising experience. Curricular development, relevant research experience and publication record will also be evaluated.

Learn more.

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