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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.

Associate Director of CommuterChoice, TDM, and Sustainability (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)

Direct the day to day operations of the program, set goals, review performance and ensure that the team’s work is of the highest quality and administered fairly, consistently and accurately. Learn more.

Director, Campus Sustainability and Space Planning, Smith College (MA)

The Director of Campus Sustainability and Space Planning is responsible for the college’s sustainability planning, designing goals and strategies that reflect the college’s commitment to environmental sustainability.  Works with departments, programs and committees to promote a culture of environmental sustainability and shared commitment to achieving Smith’s climate action management plan.

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Food Hub Coordinator, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (Boston, MA)

Organize planning and logistics for operation of multi-farmer Food Hub, including a 450-share Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, providing fresh, locally-grown produce to customers around the Merrimack Valley and Boston area. Plan multiple strategies and provide logistical operations for providing over $30K of produce to low-income residents around the Boston area. Learn more.

Energy Coorinator/Planner, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (Boston, MA)

The regional planning agency for Metro Boston, seeks an Energy Coordinator/Energy Planner to help achieve MAPC’s local and regional clean energy goals. This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and innovative environment to build a more sustainable and equitable future for metropolitan Boston. The Coordinator/Planner will work closely with other staff at MAPC, state agencies, local officials, community groups, businesses, and institutions to promote clean energy efforts in Metro Boston. Learn more.

Residential Energy Efficiency Activist (Winchester, MA)

Intern would encourage residents of Winchester MA to take energy conservation and efficiency measures. Some independent initiative expected, but guidance and partnership is to be provided by members of the local non-profit, Cool Winchester.  Possible activities to be developed include: Weekly environmental articles provided to two local newspapers, a middle and high school sustainability ideas “challenge” with prizes, environmental presentations to a variety of groups and at other events in Winchester, a town wide “call to action” to take environmental measures. It is hoped the intern might come up with additional, creative ideas. Intern will network with various environmental activists in town. Intern would meet with members and others in homes or public places in Winchester, but would otherwise work largely independently. Hours & Stipend: 10-20 hours per week, $15/hr. Dates: Beginning work first week of June, 2014. To extend through August, 2014 – or beyond if desired by both parties. Contact: Carolyn Starrett, Winchester, MA 781-729-9022. cstar10@concentric.net

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Coastal Resiliency Specialist, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (Boston)

Application deadline: March 4, 2014

The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) is accepting applications for a Coastal Resiliency Specialist to join the StormSmart Coasts team in Boston. CZM seeks a talented professional with planning, outreach, and data analysis expertise to provide technical support for CZM efforts to develop and implement strategies that protect coastal resources and enable communities to better address erosion, flooding, and sea level rise. This full-time position serves on a multi-disciplinary team and will assist in all stages of coastal shoreline and floodplain management related data development, planning, and outreach.

Communications Officer, EcoLogic (Cambridge, MA)

This position leads the development and implementation of the organizational communications strategy, with the goal of cultivating
and expanding EcoLogic’s base of support. Under the framework of this strategy and in collaboration with the Director of Development and Communications, responsibilities include: develop and implement annual communications plans and budgets; ensure consistent and appropriate use of EcoLogic’s communications, messaging and brand; conceptualize, write, and produce electronic and print publications including the annual report, the bi-annual newsletter, the monthly eNewsletter, and the blog; create, manage and update EcoLogic website content and search engine optimization; cooperate with and support development staff on communications for fundraising; cooperate with and support program and evaluation staff on communications for the dissemination of learning and thought leadership; raise and manage EcoLogic’s profile through advertising, outreach, and media coverage; manage EcoLogic’s image repository; collaborate with the Regional Office on Spanish-language communications; and facilitate internal communications and reporting between staff in the US and staff, partners, and community resource users in thefield, and with the Board of Directors, including coordinating the preparation of periodic updates to the Board.

Director, ACUPCC Initiatives, Second Nature (Boston, MA)

The Director of ACUPCC Initiatives will lead outreach, implementation, and fundraising for the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) as well as oversee the strategic capacity-building efforts supporting minority-serving and under-resourced institutions. In collaboration with the ACUPCC Steering Committee and the Director of Presidential Fellows Program, the Director will lead the strategic planning process for expanding the impact and success of these programs and establishing new opportunities to support climate action at signatory institutions. The Director will participate in organizational strategic planning and development to strengthen cross-program synergies along with other Second Nature program directors. In addition, the Director will lead the partnership activities with external organizations supporting ACUPCC reporting, marketing, and resource development functions.

Environmental Planner, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (Watertown, MA)

VHB is seeking an Environmental Planner to join our Watertown, MA office. VHB’s Environmental Planning and Sustainability group is hiring a mid-level professional to assist with the preparation of sustainability reports and sustainability plans for a diverse set of clients, including local governments, universities, airports and other transportation organizations and government agencies. Learn more.