Jobs & Opportunities

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Jobs

Climigration Network Manager
Consensus Building Institute | Cambridge, MA
The Consensus Building Institute (CBI) is seeking applicants for a full-time contract Climigration Network Manager. The Climigration Network Manager will steward the Network into its next phase of development. To date, various practitioners within CBI have functioned as the lead organizers and strategic guides for the Climigration Network. The Network has outgrown this model and is in need of a fully-dedicated leader who will work as a facilitative partner with the volunteer leadership to guide the Network. The Network Manager will guide the Climigration Network through critical next steps as they refine their mission and purpose through a strategic planning process and develop plans to expand their reach and influence. The application deadline is March 5.

Mid to Senior Water Engineer
Brendle Group | Denver or Ft. Collins, CO
Brendle Group seeks a mid- to senior-level Water Engineer to join the team in Colorado. For this position, the Brendle Group seeks a core technical competency in sustainable water management. Water services include planning and engineering analyses, often integrated with climate and energy services and driven by ambitious net zero or regenerative goals. The Brendle Group works with water and wastewater utilities, local governments, research foundations, higher education institutions, school districts, ski areas, and real estate developers. The application deadline is March 9.

Climate Change Philanthropy Fellow
The Kresge Foundation | Troy, MI
The Climate Change Philanthropy Fellow will support the Environment Program in advancing its goal of helping cities implement comprehensive climate-resilience approaches grounded in equity. The fellow will gain experience and insight into institutional philanthropy, climate change policy and advocacy, community development and strategies to incorporate equity firmly in climate change work. This position provides a valuable career development opportunity for an emerging climate change professional as well as added capacity to the Environment Program to fulfill its ambitious goal.  The application deadline is March 11.

Climate Adaptation Expert
Eastern Research Group | Oakland, CA
Eastern Research Group (ERG) has an immediate opening for an environmental planner/scientist/analyst to provide technical and communications support for local, regional and state climate action and adaptation plans and strategies. Tasks include performing research, developing data sets, conducting analyses and writing technical reports and plans related to climate resilience/sustainability/adaptation with a focus on shoreline and infrastructure. These tasks involve bridging between environmental science and other fields (e.g., urban planning, environmental policy). The ideal candidate is passionate about working with various levels of government and local communities to increase resilience to a range of climate stressors, including sea level rise, extreme heat and drought, wildfires, and flash flooding.

Energy Security and Climate Change Program Coordinator
Center for Strategic and International Studies | Washington, DC
The Energy Security and Climate Change Program seeks a highly motivated candidate to support a new initiative on just transitions in the context of efforts to address climate change. Working with partner organizations, the Program Coordinator / Research Assistant and Senior Fellow will conduct a systematic evaluation of the various components of a just transition; convene multi-day workshops to discuss the programs, policies, investments, and strategies; and develop case studies and thought-pieces that will shed light on this important area of work. The Program Coordinator / Research Assistant is responsible for assisting in the successful administration of all aspects of the program. Responsibilities include cross project components, such as administrative support, project research, event management, and outreach.

Climate Policy Senior Manager
Conservation International | Arlington, VA
The Senior Manager for Climate Policy will advance Conservation International’s (CI) goals to promote the development and implementation of NCS within global and national policies. They will support CI's climate policy priorities related to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) through tracking relevant negotiations, consulting with partners and governments, and developing policy analyses. They will also lead efforts with CI country programs and external partners to integrate nature into climate action as part of their nationally determined contributions (NDCs). The Senior Manager position will report to the Senior Director for Climate Policy. The Senior Manager will liaise across CI divisions to ensure progress on the policy components of CI's Climate Strategy. They will also support Global Policy and Government Affairs planning, strategy development and budget processes, and funding proposal development for climate policy work.

Summer Intern (Multiple openings) 
American Flood Coalition | Washington, DC
The American Flood Coalition is looking for interns to join them in Washington, D.C. during summer 2020. AFC is a nonpartisan group of nearly 200 elected officials, local leaders, military groups, and businesses that have come together to advocate for national solutions to sea level rise and flooding. AFC is looking for students focused on Government Relations, Public Policy, Environmental Studies/Science, or another social science.The ideal candidates will be undergraduate students who are motivated and enthusiastic about laying the foundation for the organization’s future. A successful intern will be able to combine creativity, analytical rigor, and organizational skills and be trusted to embark on exciting independent projects during the course of their time with AFC.

Program Manager
North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center | Boulder, CO
The USGS North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC) encourages applications for a Program Manager. This position will oversee day-to-day university operations of the NC CASC. The Program Manager will be located with the NC CASC, on the University of Colorado-Boulder’s east campus. The NC CASC is associated with CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, a leading institute at CU.

Program Officer, Climate Risk Management & Resilience
WWF | Washington, D.C.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) seeks a Program Officer for its Washington, D.C. based Climate program. Under the supervision of Director for Climate Risk Management & Resilience, the Program Officer will support the Climate Change Adaptation team through planning, coordination, communication, and implementation of program activities for existing and new partnerships and projects in collaboration with other goals teams, departments and field offices.

Climate Action Specialist
County of San Mateo | San Mateo, CA
The County of San Mateo's Office of Sustainability seeks well qualified applicants for the position of Climate Action Specialist. The County seeks a full-time Climate Action Specialist for the Climate Change and Adaptation Program who can empower employees and community members to embrace sustainability more fully, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, prepare for climate change impacts, and use natural resources more efficiently. The Climate Change and Adaptation Program aims to address climate change through adaptation and mitigation efforts, and works in partnership with County departments, cities, community groups, businesses and others. Application closes March 10. 

Executive Director, Institute for Coastal Adaptation & Resilience
Old Dominion University | Norfolk, VA
Old Dominion University is recruiting a dynamic and collaborative leader as Executive Director of the Institute for Coastal Adaptation & Resilience. The Executive Director will have the opportunity to make a significant global impact by fostering research, leveraging resources, building connections, and leading efforts to turn world-class science into global practice. The Executive Director will also have the opportunity to build on a unique partnership with the City of Norfolk, expanding that to include other localities within the Hampton Roads region.

Climate and Sustainability Consultant
Cascadia Consulting Group, Inc. | Oakland, CA
Cascadia seeks a Climate and Sustainability Consultant for their Oakland office to serve clients and stakeholders, including local governments, tribes, foundations, and nonprofits with an equity lens when advocating for community needs. Among other duties, the Consultant will be responsible for researching policies, trends, and best practices related to climate change mitigation and adaptation, renewable energy, water resource management, habitat conservation, and other sustainability and conservation topics.

Climate Resilience Researcher (DC) and Climate Resilience Researcher (Southern California)
ICF | Washington, DC and Southern California
ICF seeks two climate resilience researchers to support our Climate Adaptation and Resilience team. This team works with federal, state, and local agencies, communities, and businesses to help them understand the risks that climate change will bring, and how to reduce those risks. You will be responsible for supporting ICF managers in executing, planning, and winning projects related to climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning. Projects will range from technical, data-driven analyses to writing reports for general audiences to supporting external workshops and communication activities. These are entry-level positions, intended for candidates who have 0-1 years of experience and are available to start working in summer 2020. There are two positions open. One will be located in Washington, DC and the other will be located in candidate's choice of either San Diego or Los Angeles. Interested candidates should apply to one or both job postings depending on their geographical preferences. 

Supervising Editor, Climate
NPR | Washington, D.C.
NPR is looking for a smart, enthusiastic editorial leader to guide our climate change coverage. The supervising climate editor will have a strong vision and a nuanced understanding of this vital beat.  The successful candidate will challenge us as we strive for new, creative ways to report on this dynamic area of coverage. The position requires a talented leader able to inspire others. Climate coverage at NPR spans the entire newsroom: five flagship radio shows, podcasts, the National, Science, International, Investigative and Business desks, Newscast unit, news web team, dataviz and visuals experts.  We also work with NPR member station reporters as they cover how a changing climate is impacting their own regions. The ideal candidate will need to coordinate NPR's cross-network coverage as well as help shape our individual stories to showcase our best reporting.

Climate Center Director
Gulf of Maine Research Institute | Portland, ME
The Gulf of Maine Research Institute's (GMRI) new Climate Center aspires to close the gap between advances in climate science and real-world decisions that support a healthy ocean, a diverse marine economy, and resilient coastal communities. Through this new interdisciplinary Center, staff will demonstrate how to support coastal communities, fishermen, fish farmers, seafood businesses, and marine resource management agencies as they make a profound cognitive leap from reliance on past experiences and historical data to using models to plan future ocean activities and investments and implementation of strategic adaptation and mitigation solutions. The Climate Center Director will have primary responsibility for leading, funding, and managing GMRI's interdisciplinary climate center strategy and for refining it to meet future needs. They will partner with colleagues and stakeholders internally and externally to identify problems and opportunities to address. They will write funding proposals to support new projects and serve as project manager for cross-organizational initiatives and collaborations with external partners. Application closes March 1. 

Post-Doctoral Researcher
Oregon State University-Cascades | Bend, OR
Dr. Elizabeth Marino, Dr. Alessandra Jerolleman and OSU-Cascades invite applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship to begin Fall 2020; as part of a research project funded by the National Science Foundation. The project itself will examine adaptation possibilities for individuals, neighborhoods, and communities who are faced with repetitive flooding. They are especially interested in policy options for communities who wish to relocate together. The ideal candidate would have policy-relevant academic research and teaching interests in the anthropology or social science of climate change, disasters, emergency management, and adaptation planning. Learn more here.

Miami Community Manager
ISeeChange | Miami, FL
ISeeChange is a global community and unique social media platform dedicated to connecting communities to each other and to their changing environment.  With users in 118 countries and new, focused local pilots launching in Boston and Miami, ISeeChange seeks to expand their team alongside major investments from the Wyncote Foundation, the McGovern Foundation, MITSolve, Twilio, and the Knight Foundation. They are looking for a community manager located in Miami with the right experience, communication skills, creativity, and drive to help the team launch their tools, expand their community, and further development priorities. ISeeChange is also hiring a AI Dev/Data Scientist and a Front End Engineer. If interested, please send a resume and short introduction to team@iseechange.org with the subject line: ISeeChange Job Application.

Coastal Climate Extension Specialist
Penn State University | Gloucester, VA
The Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) at Penn State University, in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic RISA program (MARISA) and the Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) at the Virginia Institute for Marine Sciences (VIMS), invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Scholar (Coastal Climate Extension Specialist) for the Chesapeake Bay region. The Extension Specialist, employed by Penn State but hosted and stationed at VIMS, will be integrated into ongoing efforts of the CCRM and MARISA teams to provide outreach to coastal stakeholders and support climate resilience efforts around the Bay, particularly in the greater Hampton Roads region.

Climate Change and Ecosystem Ecology Science Fellow
National Resources Defense Council | Washington DC
The NRDC seeks a Climate Change and Ecosystem Ecology Science Fellow for a full time, two-year post-doctoral Fellowship. The Fellow will provide subject matter expertise and conduct multidisciplinary research and analysis on land-based carbon sequestration and ecosystem functioning within the context of climate change.

CIG Research Scientist
University of Washington | Seattle, WA
The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) seeks a CIG Research Scientist to expand the CIG's capabilities for coproducing high-quality information about climate change, climate change impacts, and adaptation with local, state, and tribal partners. The CIG is a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline driven environment, which requires the Research Scientist to bring strong organizational and project management skills as well as problem-solving and priority-setting abilities. The Research Scientist will demonstrate initiative and demonstrate critical thinking and good judgment.

Program Associate
Wetlands Watch | Norfolk, VA
Wetlands Watch seeks a Program Associate to assist the organization in its wetland conservation and climate change adaptation work. The organization seeks a creative, self-motivated individual to work on a range of issues associated with adapting Virginia's coastal ecosystem to the impacts of climate change, specifically sea level rise, recurrent flooding, and increased rainfall intensity. The individual will work under the supervision of the Executive Director in partnership with one or more staff working on specific program initiatives. S/he will be assigned on an as-needed basis to tasks in support of one or more of our programs. With experience, the position will evolve into an independent staff position with the potential to develop separate program areas. Position has a negotiable compensation in the range of $35,000/year, expenses reimbursed, with health insurance support. The hire will work in our Norfolk office and/or remotely on a flexible basis.

Publishing Fellow
Island Press |  Washington, DC
The Publishing Fellow will have the opportunity to learn the basics of acquiring, developing, producing, selling, and marketing books. This Fellowship is intended to serve as a pathway to a successful career in publishing, environmental communications, non‐profit management, or related fields. The Fellowship Program is designed to support the professional development of people with marginalized identities. The Fellow will begin in fall 2019 or winter 2020 and extends through summer 2020. During the school year, between 10‐15 hours per week are requested and are flexible around academic scheduling. In the summer, the fellow may work up to 29 hours per week. This position pays an hourly wage of $15.

Climate Strategy Senior Advisor
Southern California Edison | Rosemead, CA
Southern California Edison (SCE) seeks a Climate Strategy Senior Advisor to build a cleaner energy future. The Climate Strategy Senior Advisor will lead projects that advance SCE's strategies and policies related to further decarbonization of the electric sector; efficient electrification across building and transportation; economy-wide carbon reduction pathways; utility and customer adaptation to climate change; and assessments on GHG and air quality emissions and costs.

McKinney Professor of Environmental Resilience and Philanthropy
Indiana University | Indianapolis, IN
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy seeks a colleague to join the more than twenty core faculty and more than fifty affiliate and adjunct faculty who research, teach, and train on all aspects related to philanthropy. This is an open rank and open discipline, tenure-line search. The professor would conduct research and teach at the intersections of philanthropy and environmental resilience, with potential connections to environmental policy, social and environmental justice, environmental sustainability, and climate change adaptation.

Climate Adaptation Expert
Eastern Research Group, Inc. | Oakland, CA 
Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG) is searching for an environmental planner/scientist/analyst to provide technical and communications support for local, regional and state climate action and adaptation plans and strategies. Tasks include performing research, developing data sets, conducting analyses and writing technical reports and plans related to climate resilience/sustainability/adaptation with a focus on shoreline and infrastructure. These tasks involve bridging between environmental science and other fields (e.g., urban planning, environmental policy).

 

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Events

Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit
February 23-25 | Atlanta, GA
What is higher education's role and responsibility when it comes to taking climate action and creating climate solutions?  In less than a month, higher education leaders, faculty, trustee members, funders, and many more, will come together at the 2020 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit in Atlanta, GA to focus on just that.  Join ASAP Organizational Member, Second Nature, at this conference, and be a part of the solution. Contact Second Nature with questions at: info@secondnature.org.

2020 Climate Leadership Conference
March 4-6 | Detroit, MI 
The annual Climate Leadership Conference is North America's premier event dedicated to addressing the climate crisis through policy, innovation, and business solutions. The conference brings together forward-thinking leaders from business, government, academia, and the non-profit community to explore energy and climate solutions and opportunities, and to showcase climate leadership.Join us in Detroit to build strategic connections across diverse sectors, gain key insights and best practices, celebrate the organizations and individuals who are making a difference, and collaborate with local and national decision-makers. Register here.

Water Environment Federation National Stormwater Symposium 2020: Excellence in Sustainable Stormwater Management
March 15-17 | Cincinnati, OH
The Water Environment Federation Stormwater Institute, in collaboration with ASAP, will host the 2020 Water Environment Federation National Stormwater Symposium. This symposium will crafted to deepen the technical knowledge of professionals involved with stormwater management and provide forums where leading issues in the sector were discussed. Register here.

Climate Justice and Climate Compassion Symposium
April 16-17 | 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: wardlyles@ku.edu.

2020 Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Conference
April 28-30 | 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.

Registration now open! 2020 Local Solutions: Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference
May 11-12 | Portland, ME
Antioch University New England, in partnership with NOAA and the Island Institute, is convening the 2020 Local Solutions: Climate Preparedness Conference.The 2020 Local Solutions conference will empower participants to take action steps that center on climate equity. Climate equity ensures that all people have the opportunity to influence and benefit from climate resilience-building solutions.

Call for Proposals! TX Resilience 2020
May 20-21 | 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.

Save the Date! 2020 California Adaptation Forum
August 18-20 | Riverside, CA
The 2020 California Adaptation Forum aims to foster knowledge exchange, innovation, and mutual support to create resilient communities and tackle our state's most pressing climate change challenges. If you are interested in playing a role in shaping the forum, organizers are currently looking for sponsorsprogram advisory committee members and promotional partners. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is currently soliciting proposals from federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations. Among areas of support, Tribes can apply to receive travel support to attend adaptation planning trainings and workshops. If eligible, consider applying for this opportunity to attend the 2020 CAF! Learn more about this opportunity here. Funding applications are due March 2. 

Save the Date! 2020 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference
October 26 – 28 | 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.

Opportunities

Community Science Fellows and California-Based Community Project Opportunity 
Thriving Earth Exchange is  accepting applications for the Spring 2020 Community Science Fellowship Cohort.  Community Science Fellows are committed volunteers who are eager to facilitate and lead collaborative, co-developed community science projects that produce on-the-ground impact in local communities. Apply by February 21. Thriving Earth Exchange is also currently looking for community organizations in California interested in pairing with a Community Science Fellow to address community-driven priorities. Local or regional governments, tribal governments, community-based organizations, or other advocacy, tribal, or non-profit organizations are eligible to represent communities as lead applicants. Apply to launch a project by February 21!

Revised! Call for Statements of Interest: Fiscal Year 2020 Research Awards
The Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (NE CASC) is delighted to announce a revision to the call for statements of interest for Fiscal Year 2020 Research Awards. In light of recent appropriations, NE CASC have significantly increased the amount of available funding for these awards. A federal-university partnership created to deliver science that helps fish, wildlife, water and land adapt to the impacts of climate change, the NE CASC has multiple goals. Fiscal Year 2020 awards will support projects that target one or more issues faced by natural and/or cultural resource managers from federal, state, and/or Tribal government, generate knowledge to address that challenge, and engage resource managers in meaningful ways.

Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship
The Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship program will take place at the national estuarine research reserves. One two-year fellowship opportunity will be available at each of the 29 coastal sites. Through a research project, fellows will address a key coastal management question to help scientists and communities understand coastal challenges that may influence future policy and management strategies. Many projects are focused on climate adaptation and resilience. Learn more and apply here.

2020 Summer Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program
The Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (Beahrs ELP) at the University of California, Berkeley is a rigorous, unique learning experience that transforms mid-career environmental professionals into exceptional leaders. The program will run from July 18th - August 7, 2020. Through exposure to innovative approaches and case studies, ELP participants develop the skills necessary to tackle dynamic and complex environmental issues. Upon completion, participants in the Beahrs ELP join an alumni network comprising of 702 members from over 114 countries. Limited scholarships are available for qualified candidates. Please direct any questions to beahrselp@berkeley.edu.

Tribal Climate Leaders Program- Graduate Scholarship 
The North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center is seeking applications from students affiliated with the 31 federally recognized tribes in the North Central region (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Montana, Wyoming, or Colorado) interested in completing a Master's degree at the University of Colorado Boulder on a topic related to climate adaptation science. Full funding is available for a two-year Master's program for up to 5 eligible students between fall 2020 and 2022. Details about the program, eligibility and the application process can be found here.

2020 BIA Tribal Resilience Funding Announcement 
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of funding through the Tribal Resilience Program (Program). The Program will provide funding for tribal activities that support tribal adaptation and resilience planning, ocean and coastal management planning, and relocation, managed retreat, or protect-in-place planning and design activities for coastal and riverine communities. The Program aims to support Tribal Nations that need adaptation planning support and decision-making information to prepare for extreme events and harmful environmental trends that impact tribal treaty and trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and welfare.  The solicitation is for federally-recognized tribes and tribal organizations. Other entities may participate as sub-grantees. The solicitation is available on grants.gov, named BIA-TRP-2020-0001 and is also directly linked on the BIA Tribal Resilience Program siteThe application deadline is March 2.

 

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