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.



Boston, MA

Salary & Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s level of relevant experience. Salary for this position starts at $24,500 in the first year.  NELC offers a competitive benefits package.  Eligible staff receive paid holidays, sick days, vacation days, and the opportunity to enroll in our group health care, college loan assistance, and 401(k) programs.  We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.


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. 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. A minimum two-year commitment is required.


How to Apply

Apply online at workforprogress.org/NELC.  Direct your cover letter to Sommers Kline.