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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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