Jobs & Opportunities

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

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Jobs - Permanent

Director of Environmental Planning & Community Resilience
Broward County Board of County Commissioners  | Fort Lauderdale, FL
Level: Senior | Full-time

The Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department is seeking a Director for the Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division to advance climate resilience, regional water resource planning and management, beach management, marine resources conservation, and environmental monitoring initiatives for Broward County. The selected candidate will work in direct coordination with the County’s Chief Resilience Officer in the ongoing development and advancement of Division initiatives. This position requires active leadership in furthering resilience efforts as part of county government and regionally, through interlocal collaboration, staffing of boards and committees, and integrated treatment of urban and natural system systems. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

Climate Resilience Program Coordinator
Broward County Board of County Commissioners  | Fort Lauderdale, FL
Level: Intermediate | Full-time

Broward County is seeking a creative, dedicated, and dynamic individual to join a progressive team as part of the Energy and Sustainability Program with Broward County's Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division. This is an advanced professional position providing technical expertise, climate resilience and emissions reduction planning support in a fast-paced environment. This position provides technical evaluations and project management to inform policy and planning activities on a county-wide scale, and works to creatively and effectively engage with stakeholders and communicate the benefits of resilient design, energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable practices. This position is responsible for high quality deliverables produced with support of staff and regional workshops and communications regarding priority climate resilience and emissions mitigation measures. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

Natural Resources Specialist, Senior
Broward County Board of County Commissioners  | Fort Lauderdale, FL
Level: Senior | Full-time

Broward County's Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Natural Resources Specialist, Senior (Water Conservation Manager). This is a senior-level supervisory position responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of county-wide water resources initiatives to address urban and natural systems needs with a focus on current and future conditions planning. The position requires extensive collaboration with local governments, water managers, and agency partners to advance integrated water resource management strategies, climate resilience, and multi-jurisdictional initiatives. This is a demanding position in a fast-paced environment overseeing award-winning programs. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

Climate Change Finance Specialist
Competitive Innovations | Washington, D.C.
Level: Intermediate | Full-time

Competitive Innovations, LLC is seeking a Climate Change Finance Specialist to support the Office of Global Change in the Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES/EGC). The Specialist will help evaluate climate change policies, assist in advising Bureau and Department officials, participate with others in implementing plans, help prepare preliminary drafts of policy papers, and provide support for negotiations and related diplomatic efforts undertaken in multilateral and bilateral venues. This position requires an active security clearance. Learn more and apply here.

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.

Senior Manager - Flood Preparation
Pew Charitable Trusts | Washington D.C.
Level: Senior | Full-time
Pew Charitable Trusts is looking for a Senior Manager for their Flood Prepared Communities Program. Pew’s flood-prepared communities initiative works to reduce the impact weather-related catastrophes have on the U.S. economy, communities, and environment. This position works closely with the state campaigns team and the research and government relations support divisions. Frequent domestic travel for conferences, meetings with policyholders, or stakeholders across 10 states is anticipated. The position has a set time frame that could be extended based on the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support. Applications are open until a suitable candidate is found.

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.

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.

 

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Jobs - Temporary

Postdoctoral Fellow
NOAA | Location Varies
Level: Intermediate | Full-time

This fellowship program is designed to provide an independent research opportunity to recently graduated PhDs who want to pursue interests that align with the NOAA Climate Program Office. The program focuses on observing, understanding, modeling, and predicting the climate system on seasonal and longer time scales. Experienced scientists at U.S. universities and research institutions host the appointed fellows, providing mentoring and a collaborative environment to carry out their research projects. Applicants must have a PhD degree in an area related to climate change research and have completed defense of the degree before starting the fellowship. Advance contact with a potential host is required. Applications are due January 8, 2021. 

Energy Justice Interviewer
Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition | Remote
Level: Entry | Part-time

MEJC & We Want Green Too are hiring eight community researchers to administer on-the-phone surveys about energy to residents in Detroit and the Upper Peninsula. The interviewers will work approximately 25 hour per week (evenings and weekends included), and no more than 29 hours per week, calling residents and asking them to participate in the survey. This work is entirely virtual and requires a good internet connection. Responsibilities include conducting interviews by phone and reporting to the research team. Learn more and apply here.

Post-Doctoral Scholar - Climate Change and Health Adaptation
University of Washington | Seattle, WA
Level: Intermediate | Full-time

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) at the University of Washington (UW) School of Public Health in conjunction with the UW Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE) seek an outstanding Post-Doctoral Scholar to assist in a suite of climate and health projects. These projects include an effort to collect information on municipal heat action plans and activities to reduce exposure to extreme heat and an effort to assess the impact of an indigenous climate change health adaptation effort undertaken by the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. This position is set for a 12 month appointment, with possible renewal. Learn more and apply here.

Post-Doctoral Researcher
North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center | Boulder, CO
Level: Intermediate | Full-time
The North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC) encourages applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher. This position will coordinate two interdisciplinary working groups to synthesize the science around climate change and climate change adaptation in the grassland socio-ecological systems of the North American Great Plains. An overarching goal of this project is to identify under-served communities, ongoing or planned adaptation actions across the region, and information gaps that can advise future research directions for the NC CASC. Review of applications will start on September 15, 2020. Position will remain posted until filled.

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.

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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Events

Great Lakes Climate Service Providers Academy 
Training | Tu/Th afternoons, Sep 22-Oct 1 | $99 - 25% off for ASAP Members!
Does your company serve clients in the Great Lakes Region? Are you looking to better integrate climate data and adaptation best practices into your services? Register today for the Great Lakes Climate Service Providers Academy! Participants will come away from this four-session workshop with new insights and an individualized service improvement plan that will help them integrate high quality, publicly available climate data and field-spanning adaptation practices into their service model. You’ll engage with a team of expert instructors from ASAP, Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments (GLISA), and Adaptation International and build new relationships with people and organizations from across the climate services marketplace. Workshop runs afternoons on 9/22, 9/24, 9/29, and 10/1. Registration closes Thursday, September 17th!

Low-Carbon Small Business and Post-COVID Recovery
Webinar | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM EST Wednesday, September 30 | Free
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to join them for Workforce Wednesdays, a series of online briefings on workforce development and policies and programs that can support a low-carbon recovery from the COVID-19 economic crisis. On September 30, speakers will discuss both the persistent challenges faced by small businesses in low-carbon sectors and the additional problems brought on by COVID-19. ASAP Member Jessica Cahail will share her work with Azavea and discuss how climate adaptation and resilience support tools help fill knowledge gaps in the workforce. Learn more about the series and register here.

Ecosystems for the Future
Training | Oct. 14-21 | $275 
University of Victoria is offering a week-long, asynchronous course to help working professionals and educators expand their knowledge of climate change, adaptation, and ecological restoration. This online learning session will bring into focus the practice of restoration of ecosystems at the local and regional level in British Columbia through a series of presentations delivered by faculty from UVic's School of Environmental Studies, First Nations speakers and Elders, and professionals whose work intersects with ecology in diverse ways. The course runs from October 14-21, register by October 14.

California Adaptation Planning Guide 2.0 Workshops
Training | Multiple Sessions 9/17-9/29 | Free
The California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is hosting a series of regionally focused, online workshops on the newly released 2020 Update to the Adaptation Planning Guide 2.0 (APG). The workshops will highlight region-specific resources, lead participants through a virtual tour and interactive exploration of the site, and provide the opportunity to give feedback. Learn more and register for your region here.

ASAP Virtual Network Meeting
Conference | October 27 - 28 | Free
Connect with fellow ASAP members, celebrate the incredible accomplishments of our network, and recharge to address climate challenges with renewed hope and resolve. The meeting will feature interactive, workshop-style anchoring sessions focused on integrating Justice, Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity into our work and envisioning an ambitious future for the adaptation field. We are seeking members to lead opportunities to socialize, engage in professional development, and build personal resilience through movement, arts, discussion, and reflection. Submit your session here by September 23. Register today: we can't wait to see you!

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.

Climate Adaptation Research Symposium
September 21, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM EST
UCLA Luskin Center | Free
Join the nation’s top climate adaptation researchers at this first-of-its-kind event! Learn from the latest social science research about how to measure and reduce the impacts of climate change, particularly on vulnerable populations and communities. With sixteen sessions, you can find a variety of topics applicable to your work at this full-day event. Webinars feature studies from across the social sciences, including economics, geography, public health, urban planning, and public policy.

Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines Professionals Course
September 24-25, 2020
Waterfront Alliance | $125-275; scholarships available
Interested in honing your skills for resilient, sustainable, and equitable waterfront design? The next WEDG (Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines) Professionals Course will take place September 24-25. Taught by a team of multi-disciplinary experts, the course provides an opportunity to develop a competitive skillset in WEDG best practices and be recognized as a leader in coastal climate adaptation. This year, with support from the New York Building Foundation, The Waterfront Alliance is pleased to provide 50 scholarships for undergraduate, graduate, recent graduates, part-time or certificate-level students in related academic programs to participate. If you are a student in a relevant field, please submit your application by Friday, September 4.

Private Sector Climate Services Academy
September 22 - October 2 | Multiple Sessions
ASAP | $99, $75 before September 3. 25% off for ASAP Members!
Hosted by the American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) and Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments (GLISA), this virtual workshop will give you the tools you need to develop higher quality climate services and help your business succeed in a rapidly evolving climate services marketplace.The Great Lakes Climate Service Providers Academy will include seven hours of instruction and the opportunity to meet with GLISA Climate Experts for personalized support. ASAP members get an additional 25% discount on registration. Learn more and register here!

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.

ASAP Network Meeting
October 27-28, 2020
ASAP | Free
Join us in October to connect with fellow ASAP members, celebrate the accomplishments of our network, and recharge to address climate challenges with renewed hope and resolve. The Network Meeting will feature: workshop-style anchoring sessions on integrating Justice, Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity into our work and envisioning an ambitious future for the adaptation field; dedicated time for networking one on one and in small groups; Q&A with ASAP member leaders, staff, and board members; and opportunities to socialize, engage in professional development, and build personal resilience through movement, arts, discussion, and reflection. Register today: we can’t wait to see you there!

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.

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.

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: wardlyles@ku.edu.

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.

Opportunities

Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference
Call for Abstracts
The Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference is pleased to announce that they have re-opened the request for presentation and session ideas. The Program Committee invites submissions for oral presentations, posters, symposia, workshops, and training sessions. This invitation is open to anyone working to increase climate resilience in the Carolinas. Submissions are due December 4. Learn more and submit an idea here.

Effects of Sea Level Rise Program
RFP
NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science issued a notice of funding availability for the fiscal year 2021 Effects of Sea Level Rise (ESLR) Program. The program is soliciting proposals to evaluate and quantify the ability of natural and nature-based features to mitigate the effects of sea level rise and inundation. The opportunity has two focal areas: coastal resilience and surface transportation resilience. This FFO will support research to inform adaptation planning and coastal management decisions in response to SLR and coastal inundation, through advancement of models of physical and biological processes capable of evaluating vulnerability and resilience under multiple sea level rise, inundation, and management scenarios. LOIs are due October 16, 2020. NOAA will hold an informational webinar at 3:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 22. For additional information and to register for the webinar or view the recording, visit ESLR website.

Join the Migration in Harmony Network
Network
Migration in Harmony is a Research Coordination Network of researchers, practitioners, and traditional knowledge holders funded by the National Science Foundation (MiH-RCN). MiH-RCN will advance knowledge on how the migrations of Arctic ecosystems, economies, peoples, and cultures interact with one another, and how the social, geohazard, and economic drivers and consequences of migrations intersect across different fields. The network is seeking traditional knowledge holders, natural scientists, engineers, students, economists, social scientists, health professionals, cultural heritage workers, and educators. Learn more and join here.

Coastlines and People Grant

RFP

The National science Foundation is accepting proposals for their Coastlines and People Hubs for Research and Broadening Participation Program (CoPe).  The Coastlines and People program supports diverse, innovative, multi-institution awards that are focused on critically important coastlines and people research that is integrated with broadening participation goals. The objective of this solicitation is to support Coastal Research Hubs, structured using a convergent science approach, at the nexus between coastal sustainability, human dimensions, and coastal processes to transform understanding of interactions among natural, human-built, and social systems in coastal, populated environments. LOIs are due September 28.

Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Program
RFP
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 
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, heather.yocum@colorado.edu.

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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