Jobs & Opportunities

Adaptation and resilience-related jobs and grant opportunities are updated weekly!

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Jobs - Permanent

Executive Director 
S.C. Sea Grant Consortium | Charleston, SC
Level: Senior  | Full-time
The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium invites applications for the executive director position. The Executive Director is responsible for overall planning, coordination, and implementation of the agency’s operations and programs, serves as the principal development and grantsmanship officer, principal legislative liaison and principal public spokesperson for the agency, and is responsible for the coordination and management of more than fifty grants, several major multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional programs, and the agency’s state budget and federal Sea Grant core program. Applications are due August 14. 

Research Chair & Associate Professor
University of Victoria  | Victoria, BC
Level: Senior
  | Full-time
The Departments of Geography and Civil Engineering are accepting applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 in Urban Planning for Climate Change. The goal of this position is to utilize interdisciplinary approaches to solve urban planning problems and promote the transfer of local solutions to other areas of the globe while bringing global knowledge back to the local level. The successful applicant will be nominated by the University for a Tier 2 CRC and, upon approval, will then be offered a position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (eligible for tenure). The anticipated start date is July 2021. Applications are due August 15.

Associate Professor in Environmental Policy and Governance
Yale University | New Haven, CT
Level: Senior  | Full-time
The Yale School of the Environment seeks a scholar in the field of environmental policy and governance for a tenure track appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants should have a growing record of accomplishments, or show promise thereof, of empirically-based research in environmental politics and institutions, international relations, global governance, sustainable development, political economy, or other areas related to environmental and natural resource policy and governance. Consideration of applications will begin September 15.

Assistant & Associate Professors
University of California - Berkeley | San Francisco, CA
Level: Senior  | Full-time
The University of California, Berkeley seeks applicants for four tenure-track Assistant Professor positions and one tenured Associate or full Professor position in the area of Climate Equity and Environmental Justice. This hiring initiative focuses on social equity, environmental sustainability, adaptation design and planning, and climate refugees and forced migration. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of strong research productivity, potential for securing extramural funding, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs. Applications are due September 21.

Postdoctoral Researcher
NC CASC & University of Colorado |  Boulder, CO
Level: Intermediate  | Full-time
The USGS North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC) is hiring a Postdoctoral Scholar in Understanding and Managing Changing Wildfire Risk to lead an effort on generating the fire science needed for resource management decisions in the ecosystems of the North Central region. The Postdoctoral Researcher will help lead a working group of partners and scientists whose aim is to better refine the fire information needed for key decisions at management-relevant scales. Position will remain open until filled.

Water Quality Protection Associate
Cadmus Group | Multiple Locations
Level: Intermediate | Full-time

Cadmus Group is seeking a highly driven and innovative individual to manage projects and spearhead technical approaches for Drinking Water/Water Quality Protection clients. This position will support contracts with government clients in the areas of drinking water, water quality, climate adaptation, international development, and energy efficiency. Primary responsibilities will include performing a variety of water quality analyses, researching and developing new technical approaches based on client requirements, overseeing staff and client deliverables, and contributing to new business development. This position may be located in one of the following offices:  Waltham, MA, Arlington, VA or Madison, WI.

Climate Resilience Impact Manager
Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative | Oakland, CA
Level: Intermediate  | Full-time
The Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) is seeking a Health Equity Impact Manager to lead the design and implementation of their Climate Change work. BARHII’s new Impact manager will join a high performing and collaborative program team. The impact manager will advance a plan and policy efforts that simultaneously address social equity, public health, and the impacts of climate change. This position is full-time with remote work possible. Position open until filled. 

Program Director
Verra | Washington D.C.
Level: Senior  | Full-time
Verra is looking for a Program Director to oversee the strategy, direction and evolution of Verra’s programs including the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Program, the Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ framework (JNR), the Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards and the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta). Responsibilities include leading Verra programs, engaging with outside stakeholders, facilitating Registry linkages, and overseeing advisory groups. This position is full time and available for an immediate start.

Policy Scientist/ Project Manager
Climate Impacts Group | Seattle, WA
Level: Senior  | Full-time
The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) seeks a CIG Social/Policy Scientist and Project Manager to expand the CIG's social science, policy, governance, and project management capabilities. Candidates who are passionate about the organizational mission and its co-production model are a must. CIG is seeking a candidate with a social science or policy background and project management experience who can add breadth to the work they do and support CIG’s senior researchers on climate change adaptation projects with its federal, tribal, state, and local partners. Positions are open until filled.

Environmental Program Supervisor
Broward County Government | Fort Lauderdale, FL
Level: Intermediate  | Full-time
The Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division seeks a lead hydrologic modeler to oversee the County’s development and application of advanced hydrologic models to inform water resources policy, planning and investments. Work involves the use of down-scaled climate data in scenario-based planning, and the use of integrated surface/groundwater models and coupled variable density models to assess combined impacts of sea level rise, urban practices, precipitation trends and events on water quality and quantity. Analyses incorporate water supply, aquifer recharge, water management, drainage and flood protection, and natural systems needs. Work supports the County’s development of resilience standards, coordinated water management strategies, alternative water supply planning, and climate adaptation effort, and requires coordination with cities, water utilities, water managers, academic partners, and state/federal agencies. Application accepted until sufficient number of qualified applications are received.

Water Resources Manager
Broward County Government | Fort Lauderdale, FL
Level: Senior  | Full-time
The Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division seeks a highly capable manager to lead development and implementation of the County’s water resources initiatives, focused water resources, sustainability, and climate resilience. The position requires strong technical skills (data analysis and interpretation), a deep understanding of environmental principles, and active use of science to inform policy recommendations to support water resources protections, sustainability and climate adaptation. Efforts involve robust programs in the areas of water resource assessments, water conservation, water policy and planning. Program initiatives are advanced via partnerships with local governments, state and federal agencies, and the Broward School District. This is a high-profile position, requiring superior communication skills, and frequent public speaking. Applications accepted until sufficient number of qualified applications are received.

Environmental Program Supervisor
Broward County Government | Fort Lauderdale, FL
Level: Senior  | Full-time
The Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division seeks a lead hydrologic modeler to oversee the County’s development and application of advanced hydrologic models to inform water resources policy, planning and investments.  Work involves the use of down-scaled climate data in scenario-based planning, and the use of integrated surface/groundwater models and coupled variable density models to assess combined impacts of sea level rise, urban practices, precipitation trends and events on water quality and quantity. Analyses incorporate water supply, aquifer recharge, water management, drainage and flood protection, and natural systems needs. Work supports the County’s development of resilience standards, coordinated water management strategies, alternative water supply planning, and climate adaptation effort, and requires coordination with cities, water utilities, water managers, academic partners, and state/federal agencies. Application accepted until sufficient number of qualified applications are received.


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Jobs - Temporary

Sustainability Fellowship
Bound International | Remote US
Level: Entry | Part-time

Bound iInternational is accepting applications for their paid Sustainability Fellowship position. This is a remote position, contracted for nine months. Position responsibilities include assisting with impact reports, program creation, and climate justice work. There is also an opportunity for the fellow to create their own project. This position is paid and part-time. Applications are due August 15.

Postdoctoral Researcher - Physical Climate Risk
Niskanen Center | Washington D.C
Level: Intermediate | Full-time

The Niskanen Center, in conjunction with the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC), is seeking a postdoctoral researcher and writer to join our growing climate department for a two-year joint position. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to pursue an independent research project and work with Niskanen Center staff to promote climate science with policymakers through a high volume of public writing, speaking, and direct engagement. Part of the research will also be conducted at Woods Hole, with additional funding. The scope of the research project will be based on candidate interests and experience, as well as the needs of both the Niskanen Center and WHRC. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Consultant - Climate Change Research
Mercy Corps | Remote - US
Level: Senior | Full-time

Mercy Corps is seeking a seasoned researcher with experience in the topics of climate change, conflict and fragility, to expand the organization’s research and influence on issues related to these topics. The successful candidate will design and execute research/data analysis that further Mercy Corps’ understanding of key questions on the links between climate change, conflict and migration, and effective forms of climate adaptation to fragile and conflict-affected contexts. The consultant will also promote and facilitate learning and thought-leadership both within and outside of Mercy Corps on climate change related issues.

Post Doctoral Researcher
National Institute of Standards and Technology | Gaithersburg, MD
Level: Intermediate | Part-time
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is beginning a research project to engage and characterize the needs, understanding, and practices of community officials involved in the intersection of resilience, sustainability, and adaptation planning. This position will require a researcher with expertise in social science research methods and a professional background in urban planning or public policy. The ideal candidate will be able to support a project focused on advancing the understanding of community expectations for resilience, adaptation, and sustainability planning. Real-world knowledge implementing these types of planning efforts as well as social science research expertise are desirable. Interested candidates should contact Chris Clavin at

Undergraduate Research Assistant
National Institute of Standards and Technology | Gaithersburg, MD
Level: Entry | Part-time
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is looking for an undergraduate level research assistant to conduct qualitative content analysis. The position will center around sustainability, urban planning, and public policy projects. This is a part-time, paid position with an anticipated project completion date of December 2020. Interested candidates should contact Chris Clavin at

Postdoctoral Scholar
Penn State University State College, PA
Level: Intermediate | Full-time

The Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position focusing on the analysis of flood risks and strategies to manage these risks. The successful candidate will join a transdisciplinary research team supported by funding from sponsors such as The Department of Energy (DOE) and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The ideal candidate will have a strong background in a relevant discipline such as applied mathematics, statistics, atmospheric science, geosciences, civil and environmental engineering, or operations research. This position provides unique opportunities for research, education, outreach, decision support, and professional development, as well as mentoring by a team of experts in relevant disciplines. This is a fixed-term position funded for one year from the date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.


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CALE Webinar Series: Urban Heat Risk
Thursday, August 6, 2020. 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST.
Cost: Free

Join the Community Adaptation Learning Exchange (CALE) for the second webinar in their series on understanding climate risk in communities. CALE focuses on exploring adaptation topics and projects through a set of unifying questions and considerations, asking all invited speakers: to unpack underlying assumptions, to elaborate goals and priorities, to address the role of racial equity and inclusion, and to revisit failures / opportunities for improvement. This webinar will cover urban heat risk, and what the City of Philadelphia has done to relieve it. For more information see the calendar below.

Opportunities and Challenges for Addressing Flooding and Stormwater Management
Thursday, August 13, 2020. 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM EST.
Cost: Free

Join Antioch University for the first webinar in their Weathering Change Webinar Series, Opportunities and Challenges for Addressing Flooding and Stormwater Management: Lessons and Tools from the Great Lakes. This webinar will explore some of the opportunities and challenges for addressing flooding and stormwater management in communities surrounding the Great Lakes. Presenters include Brandon Krumweide (NOAA), Adam Bechle (Sea Grant), and Joe Chapman (AECOM). Learn more and register here.

Webinar for Educators: Exploring Climate Migration in the Classroom
August 20, 2020. 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EST.
Cost: Free

Educators are invited to join Pulitzer Center education staff and journalist-grantees for a professional development webinar on migration and its relationship to climate change. Participants will engage with "Refugees from the Earth," a pathbreaking new reporting project in The New York Times Magazine and ProPublica, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, to explore new models for understanding how migration will change, hear the stories of today's climate refugees, evaluate action steps to keep the planet habitable, and identify interactive methods for sharing under-reported stories. Learn more and register here.

ASAP 2020 Adaptation Innovation Webinar Series
Cost: Free
Led by the ASAP Board of Directors, this new online program highlights examples of adaptation partnerships leading to  innovative, on-the-ground solutions to climate challenges facing municipalities, utilities, businesses, and natural resource managers. Our next next webinar in the series will take place August 25, 2020. More details to come.

Inaugural National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference
August 31 - September 4, 2020 | St. Paul, MN
Cost: Free
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) will host the United States’ First Biennial National Tribal and Indigenous Climate Conference (NTICC) along with support from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Tribal Resilience Program on August 31-Sept 4 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The NTICC is open to all US tribal nations and Indigenous Peoples, respective partners, and interested people. The NTICC will convene experts on climate change which will include a balance of Western Science and Traditional Indigenous Knowledges.

NE CASC Workshop: Biological Thresholds in the Context of Climate Adaptation
October 7 - 8, 2020 | Multiple Sessions.
Cost: Free

The Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center is pleased to invite you to participate in their upcoming workshop: Biological Thresholds in the Context of Climate Adaptation. Through this workshop, participants will identify climate-driven or management thresholds for populations, ecosystems, and landscapes to inform climate change adaptation and cultural/natural management plans as well as explore research opportunities for future work. Learn more and register here.

Chesapeake Watershed Forum 
October 30 - November 1 | Shepherdstown, WV
Cost: Free
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s 15th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum is a watershed-wide event reaching over 400 restoration and protection practitioners to inspire and empower local action towards clean water. The goal of the forum is to  share successful tools and techniques, offer lessons and learnings from on-the-ground work, build capacities of local organizations, foster partnerships, educate on new initiatives and emerging practices, network among each other, and celebrate successes. Through the theme, “Climate Resiliency in a Changing Chesapeake Watershed,” responses to the changing climatic and sea level conditions that alter the natural and human systems of the Chesapeake Bay watershed will be shared.

California Adaptation Forum
Postponed  | Riverside, CA
The 2020 California Adaptation Forum has been postponed to 2021. CAF aims to foster knowledge exchange, innovation, and mutual support to create resilient communities and tackle the state’s most pressing climate change challenges.

TX Resilience 2020
Postponed to Fall 2020 | Austin, TX 
The inaugural Texas Resilience conference is a two-day event focused on enhancing resilience across the State by strengthening connections and providing a platform to share experiences, tools, resources, and knowledge. This conference will bring together representatives from all levels of government, non-profit organizations, community groups, private industry, and academia across the state. Submit your session and presentation proposals today! RSVP here.

Climate Justice and Climate Compassion Symposium
Postponed to Dec 2020 | Lawrence, KS
The Center for Compassionate & Sustainable Communities seeks to engage in basic and applied research, engaged teaching, and translational activities. Their work centers compassionate, just, and sustainable policy, planning, and other community-level action. They aspire to solve grand challenges facing society, including climate change, inequality, and justice. Come join the Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence for the symposium and following academic workshop on April 17-18. Contact Associate Professor Ward Lyles with questions at:

2020 Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Conference
Postponed to Dec 2020 | Novi, MI
Registration is now open for the 2020 Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Conference, a first-of-its-kind regional conference hosted by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. The conference will focus on the water infrastructure challenges faced by the Great Lakes region and solutions to those challenges.

2020 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference
Postponed to May 10 - 12, 2021 | Durham, NC
The Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference brings together community leaders, government agencies, NGOs, researchers, adaptation practitioners and many others to share information about climate-related resources and experiences. Featured topics include climate communications, community adaptation, water resources management, and public health. The 2020 conference will provide many opportunities to meet your peers and foster real-world climate adaptation solutions in the Carolinas region. Sign up for the conference e-mail list to stay informed about speakers and presentations, registration, sponsorship opportunities, and travel information.


NEP Coastal Watersheds Grant Program
The National Estuary Program (NEP) issued a request for proposals for their Coastal Watersheds Grant Program. The Coastal Watersheds Grant Program supports projects that address urgent and challenging issues that threaten the wellbeing of coastal and estuarine areas within determined estuaries of national significance. Letters of intent (LOIs) are required to provide a preliminary review of project ideas and determine if a full proposal will be requested. Learn more about the program and apply on their website. LOIs are due August 7.

Advancing Climate Adaptation and Coastal Community Resilience
The new Adaptation Science Program (division of NOAA CSI) is soliciting proposals focused on U.S. coastal communities planning for the future impacts of flooding in the context of climate variability and change. The program is particularly interested in proposals focused on the complex challenges of climate-sensitive flooding and related impacts in areas with vulnerable populations. Depending on the availability of funds and the quality of proposals, AdSci will seek to fund a combination of 1 and 2 year projects in FY 21. Proposals should not exceed $300,000 total. Letters of Interest are due August 17, 2020. 

Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Program
The EPA issued a notice of funding availability for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program. To enhance their resilience to flooding, eligible applicants can use long-term, low-cost supplemental loans from the program to upgrade aging water infrastructure and manage stormwater. Eligible applicants include companies; federal, state, local, and tribal government entities; and state water infrastructure authorities. Fifteen percent of program funding is reserved for small communities. Letters of Interest (LOIs) are required in order for applicants to be considered for an invitation to submit a full proposal –must demonstrate project eligibility, creditworthiness, feasibility, readiness to proceed and alignment with EPA’s policy priorities–. LOIs are due October 15, 2020.

Tribal Climate Leaders Program 
The North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Tribal Climate Leaders Program that will support Native American students pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Colorado Boulder in fields related to climate adaptation science. The Tribal Climate Leaders Program (TCLP) provides five fully-funded, 2-year fellowships to Native American students affiliated with the 32 federally-recognized tribes in the North Central region. For more information on the Tribal Climate Leaders Program, please contact Heather Yocum, program coordinator,

Action for Climate Empowerment: Building a U.S. National Plan
Program Development
Join your peers from across a wide range of fields in a set of dialogues to develop an Action for Climate Empowerment U.S. National Strategic Planning Framework. The resulting framework is intended to guide the development of an ACE National Strategic Plan in 2021 as part of the United States’ next Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris Climate Agreement. Dialogues begin August 6: register for the dialogues here.

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