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Are you looking to join a dynamic team committed to connecting and supporting adaptation professionals across sectors and scales? Come work with us at ASAP!

The American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) connects and supports climate change adaptation professionals to advance innovation and excellence in the field. We believe that climate change is a real and serious danger to all sectors and systems; that adaptation and resilience build stronger, more prepared communities, ecosystems, and economies; and that equity and environmental justice should be major considerations in all work that adaptation professionals do. ASAP members are building essential climate resilience for communities, ecosystems, and economies across North America. The ASAP network keeps them connected, sharing, learning, and adapting.

Black people, Indigenous Peoples, people of color, and people with low incomes are on the front lines of climate change. Therefore, the field of climate change adaptation must include professionals who can meaningfully represent the concerns of people with these identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage applications from people who identify as such.

ASAP is committed to cultivating a diverse staff and a supportive working environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. ASAP is an equal opportunity employer.

For general inquiries, email info@adaptpros.org and include "ASAP Careers" in the subject line.

Current Openings: 

Request for Proposals: Climate Training Needs for U.S. Forest Service Staff

The American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) connects and supports climate change adaptation professionals to advance innovation and excellence in the field. We believe that climate change is a real and serious danger to all sectors and systems; that adaptation and resilience build stronger, more prepared communities, ecosystems, and economies; and that equity and environmental justice must be centered in all work that adaptation professionals do. ASAP members are building essential climate resilience for communities, ecosystems, and economies across North America. 

ASAP is working with the U.S. Forest Service to:

  • Increase the use and value of existing Forest Service climate change training and education resources.
  • Increase the climate literacy of the Forest Service’s general workforce.
  • Keep the Forest Service’s professional staff on the cutting edge of climate science knowledge, strategies, and applications. 

The goal of this work is more effective and climate-responsive work on the ground by Forest Service staff. This work will also create opportunities to support increased climate-responsiveness of forest natural resources management across North America.

ASAP invites proposals from consultants to execute the following deliverables between August 1, 2022 and January 31, 2023: 

  1. Analyze knowledge and competencies by staff role: Use ASAP’s Knowledge and Competencies Framework to analyze the depth of knowledge and level of competency that is required for priority staff roles within the Forest Service Workforce. 
  2. Create learning program outlines: Identify specific training needs by staff role based on needed knowledge, competencies, and skills defined by the above analysis.
  3. Catalog and map existing resources: Catalog existing Forest Service climate change education and training resources and map those resources to learning program outlines.
  4. Conduct gaps assessment: Assess and document gaps in existing resources that would need to be filled in order to fulfill training needs for each staff role.
  5. Create content development recommendation: Develop a set of recommendations to A) guide new content development to fill gaps in training and B) guide development of learning assessments for priority training needs. 

Application and Selection Process

Proposals should state ability to execute the project deliverables in the given timeframe (August 1, 2022-January 31, 2023 and include the following components: 

  • Experience and Methods (up to 3 pages)
    • Demonstrate experience evaluating learning needs of workers and professionals to achieve climate change adaptation and climate resilience outcomes. 
    • Demonstrate knowledge of forestry and natural resources management roles and associated learning and training needs. 
    • Demonstrate knowledge of educational assessment theory and practice and climate adaptation monitoring and evaluation theory and practice
    • Demonstrate experience working with multiple partners/stakeholders to produce outputs and achieve shared goals.
  • Partnership and Collaboration Approach (up to 2 pages)
    • Describe compelling methods and approaches for executing the project deliverables and contributing to the project goals.
    • Demonstrate commitment to principles of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    • State ability to use video and audio calling, email, and digital calendar to connect and communicate remotely with clients, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Supplemental Materials
    • Project Budget illuminating costs and totaling $25,000 or less
    • Resume/CV
    • Three client, partner, or employer references

Email proposals to ASAP Finance and Operations Director Jeff Fournier at jfournier@adaptpros.org by 11:59 PM PT on Friday, July 8. Finalists will participate in a video interview with ASAP staff. ASAP will select a contractor by July 15 and work will commence August 1. 

Black people, Indigenous Peoples, people of color, and people with low incomes are at the forefront of climate change. Therefore, the field of climate change adaptation must include professionals who can meaningfully represent the concerns of people with these identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage applications from people who identify as such.

What Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Means to ASAP

At ASAP we believe that climate change disproportionately hurts the most marginalized people in society — including people of color and people from low-income backgrounds. Therefore, the field of climate change adaptation must include professionals who can meaningfully represent the concerns of people with these identities and backgrounds. As such, we strongly encourage applications from people who hold these identities. Additionally, ASAP is committed to creating a dynamic, multi-cultural, diverse working environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. ASAP is an equal opportunity employer.