Jobs & Opportunities

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

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Jobs - Permanent

Climate and Sustainability Associate - Cascadia Consulting Group, Inc. 
Oakland, CA or Remote CA | Intermediate | Full-time | $31.25–$38.94/hour | Open until filled
The Climate and Sustainability Associate will support, lead, and expand Cascadia’s sustainability and climate change adaptation and mitigation projects in California. The ideal candidate has working knowledge of climate science, climate adaptation and mitigation strategies.

Tribal Liaison & Science Communications Specialist - The University of Oklahoma
Albuquerque, NM | Intermediate | Full-time | Competitive Salary | Open until filled
The Tribal Liaison & Science Communications Specialist will be responsible for working closely with partners from a variety of Tribes, Pueblos, and inter-tribal organizations in New Mexico to develop and deliver trainings on climate adaptation and related topics, provide support to communities seeking or engaged in adaptation activities, and work to identify and reduce barriers to implementing Tribal adaptation activities.

Senior Strategy Associate - American Flood Coalition
Washington D.C. | Senior | Full-time | Competitive Salary | Open until filled
The Senior Strategy Associate will join AFC’s Strategy Team and lead research on emerging topics, evaluate potential approaches, and determine the tactics adopted by AFC in striving to achieve their mission. The ideal candidate is able to design frameworks for complex problems and has experience helping flood-affected communities to adapt and thrive.Campaign Director - Massachusetts Community Action Network (MCAN)
Boston, MA | Intermediate | Full-time | $50,000 | Open until filled
The Better Buildings Director is the lead organizer and community liaison for campaigns focused on building codes and affordable housing. The person in this position will continue to build the Net Zero Stretch Code legislative and regulatory campaigns, including mobilizing industry advocates to use political power to advance and align net-zero policies with climate policies and programs.

Communications Director
Lacey, WA | Senior | Full-time | $122,280.00 - $134,280.00 | Open until filled
The Communications Director will lead and manage Ecology's Communications Team, which is committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment and addressing climate change. This position will direct, plan, and coordinate media relations, web communications, use of social media, other external communications, and internal communications.

State Programs Director - American Flood Coalition
Washington D.C. | Senior | Full-time | TBD | Open until filled
The State Programs Director will oversee a team of staff and consultants, and drive state-level relationships and policy development to support members as they seek to increase urgency and advance solutions to flooding and sea-level rise. This position will be responsible for engaging with, supporting, expanding, and fortifying Coalition membership at the local and state levels across the nation.

Resilience Planner - Dewberry
Fairfax, VA; remote possible | Intermediate | Full-time | TBD | Open until filled
The Resilience Planner will support the Resilience Solutions Group (RSG) with a variety of tasks related to resilience planning: community outreach and engagement, research, policy analysis, planning, report development, presentations and/or decision support applications.

Senior Science Advisor - Mayor’s Office of Resilience New York City
New York City, NY | Senior | Full-time | TBD | Open until filled
The Senior Science Advisor will shape science to be useful for the City’s most pressing climate actions, policies, and programs. The Senior Science Advisor will examine decision contexts, climate and socio-economic trends, and impacts to urban systems, with an emphasis on clearly depicting uncertain risks and outcomes associated with climate change.

Faculty Position in Environmental Resilience and Equity - University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA | Senior | Full-time | TBD | Open until filled 
University of Virginia seeks applicants for an Open Rank- tenure/tenure track position in the area of “smart cities and landscapes”. Successful candidates will have interest in design and systems thinking. Candidates working in this area who are focused on the environmental racism dimensions of cities and landscapes will be given highest priority. This hire is focused on the development and growth of a group of transdisciplinary scholars working together to tackle persistent socio-environmental problems in Virginia and beyond.

Policy Analyst, Climate Strategies - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Cambridge, MA | Intermediate | Full-time | TBD | Open until filled
The Analyst will work with the Director of Climate Strategies to conceptualize, conduct, learn from, and improve the impact of activities globally. Assignments may include projects such as including community-driven climate change adaptation and elevating understanding of the relationship between land policy and climate.



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Jobs - Temporary

Extension Support Specialist I - Cornell University
New Paltz, NY | Intermediate | Full-time | Salary | Open until filled
The Climate Outreach Specialist will support communities in the Hudson Valley to adapt to climate change and build resilience through community planning, ecological solutions, and collaborative design. This work will help local governments with planning for climate resilience and implementing policies and capital projects.

Legal and Policy Intern - Audubon
Washington, DC | Entry | Full-time | Paid | Open until filled
The Legal and Policy Intern will support the team’s coastal policy and natural infrastructure work. The intern will provide legal and/or policy research and analysis to advance their policy program’s goals, which include using natural infrastructure solutions for enhancing climate resilience at the federal and state level, among other topics.

Clean Heat Manager - Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Boston, MA | Intermediate | Full-time | $100,000/year | Open until filled
The Manager will be responsible for coordinating the activities of both the Commission and the Task Force on Clean Heat, managing the procurement and work of consultants, and managing stakeholder outreach and engagement around the work of the Commission. This is a two-year grant funded position.

Climate Resilience Fellow - Mystic River Watershed Association 
Boston, MA | Entry | Full-time | $4,800 Stipend | Open until filled
The Climate Resilience Fellow will support all aspects of Wicked Hot Mystic –a heat mapping campaign designed to help better understand extreme heat and urban heat islands in Greater Boston– including: support volunteer coordination, collect data from gap sites, and support qualitative project work. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, detail-oriented, and communicative.

USDN 2021 Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Fellowship Program
Multiple Locations | Entry | Full-time | Wage varies by location | Open until filled
The Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) is pleased to offer summer 2021 fellowship opportunities with local governments of different cities in the U.S. Fellows will help local governments advance sustainability and equity goals. Fellowships will be full-time for 12 weeks, beginning in May or June and concluding in August or September.

Sustainability Manager - North Suffolk Office of Resilience and Sustainability
Chelsea, MA | Intermediate | Full-time | TBD | Open until filled
The Sustainability Manager will devise and implement energy efficiency, renewable energy, and conservation initiatives; coordinate inter-municipal programs with an energy component; advance social equity and community resilience; assist in the development of policy recommendations;and pursue a variety of state and federal funding to further the mission of the office.

Resilience Manager - North Suffolk Office of Resilience and Sustainability
Chelsea, MA | Intermediate | Full-time | TBD | Open until filled
The Resilience Manager will effectively deliver climate adaptation and mitigation projects; coordinate inter-municipal programs; engage and build capacity for adaptation and mitigation measures; advance social equity and community resilience; assist in the development of policy recommendations; and pursue a variety of state and federal funding to further the mission of the office.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Climate Action - University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ | Intermediate | Full-time |  $52,000 - $60,000 | Open until filled
The Postdoctoral Fellow brings interdisciplinary expertise in urban sustainability, climate change policy and action, and energy policy analysis, as well as demonstrated experience in multi-stakeholder community engagement processes. The Fellow will plan and execute a collaborative project with the City of Tucson to provide advice on strategies for meeting climate goals.

Post-doctoral Fellowship for Climate Change Research - FM Global
Norwood, MA | Intermediate | Full-time 
FM Global is seeking a Post-Doctoral researcher for their Climate Change Research fellowship position. This position is for a limited term of up to three years, renewable each year. The role is focused on developing publishable work as part of a strategic research program under the guidance of a program manager or other senior research staff member(s). The Fellow’s & FM Global’s goal is to quantify the impact of climate change on the following key perils: extreme precipitation, drought, wildfire, sea level rise, riverine and coastal flooding, tropical cyclone winds, and severe weather including straight-line winds, tornadoes, and hail. The ideal candidate will have experience with multiple programming languages and a solid research record.

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Climate Adaptation Research Symposium
Call for Abstracts | May 7
This second Climate Adaptation Research Symposium, hosted by the UCLA Luskin Center, will highlight recent social science research on the impacts of climate change, particularly on vulnerable populations and communities. Abstracts should be for research measuring the scale of climate impacts and/or focus on strategies to reduce these impacts. Deadline for abstract submissions is May 7.

ASAP’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Fund
Scholarships & Stipends
The JEDI Fund provides scholarships for adaptation professionals to engage in professional development and capacity-building activities and it provides stipends to compensate people for their time as they contribute their knowledge, expertise, and labor to ASAP’s programs. Resources are available first and foremost to Black people, Indigenous people, or other people of color and are also available to people of any race or ethnicity who have limited financial resources.

Climate Adaptation for Land Trusts
Short Course
This online short course is designed for land trusts actively working on stewardship projects in rural, suburban and urban forests, forested watersheds and wetland systems. Land trusts can participate as individuals or in groups. Climate vulnerability and management information will be targeted to ecosystems in the Eastern U.S.

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
The Environmental Justice Small Grants Program supports and empowers communities working on solutions to local environmental and public health issues. The grant can fund projects up to $50,000, depending on availability of funds. Eligible organizations are incorporated non-profits, U.S. territories, tribal governments, and tribal organizations.

Resilient Nation Partnership Network
The Resilient Nation Partnership Network is a unique network of organizations and individuals united to help communities take action and become more resilient. Their mission is to inform, educate, and motivate communities to protect themselves from the loss of life, property, and prosperity as a result of natural hazards.

Alliance for Climate Education (ACE)
Content Creation Opportunity
The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) is looking for content creators on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube who are ready to engage their audience in tackling the climate crisis–and make money doing it. They seek out educational content about climate change created for young people. Learn more about pricing, eligibility, and terms and conditions here.

Thriving Cities Challenge
The Thriving Cities Challenge will identify and support breakthrough projects that use innovative nature-based solutions to advance climate resilience, advance racial equity, and strengthen communities. Eligible project teams must include at least one not-for-profit organization and at least one Black, Indigenous, or person of color-led organization. Proposed projects must take place in a city or metro area in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico.


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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.

Coolest in LA - Climate Resolve
Gala | June 24, 2021 and 6:30 p.m. PT (9:30 ET) | $190
ASAP Organizational Member, Climate Resolve’s annual Coolest in LA gala returns—a fun and flashy evening that honors local climate leadership. This year, there is a hybrid event on the grounds of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator as well as the virtual events and networking platform, Remo.

At What Point Managed Retreat? 2021 Conference
June 29 - July 1, 2021 | Times TBA
Columbia Earth Institute | Cost TBA
Building on the success of the 2019 conference on Managed Retreat, the 2021 conference will address a range of scientific, social, policy and governance issues around managed retreat. The conference, a major initiative of Columbia University's Earth Institute, will bring together stakeholders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, together with academics, scientists, and community representatives, to help develop a common understanding of this complex issue, and move the needle toward equitable solutions. A major emphasis will be on issues of environmental justice, in recognition that the people most impacted by decisions around retreat have a key role in these conversations.

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.


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