Jobs & Opportunities

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

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Jobs

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.

Director of Office of Sustainability
San Mateo County | Redwood City, CA
San Mateo County seeks qualified candidates for the position of Director, Office of Sustainability.
Reporting to the Deputy County Manager, the Director will support the realization of the County's goal of preserving natural resources through environmental stewardship, reducing carbon emissions, and efficient use of land and water. The new Director will lead a stellar team of sustainability professionals in actively developing, coordinating and implementing sustainability related programs and policies designed to reduce County and community generated greenhouse gas emissions and protect natural resources throughout the county. Current programs are related to climate adaptation, sea level rise, energy efficiency, groundwater and stormwater management, green infrastructure, employee commute alternatives, alternative transportation, community engagement, waste reduction and recycling.

Deputy General Counsel Energy/Climate
Commonwealth of Massachusetts | Boston, MA
Under the direction of the General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsel for Energy and Climate provides legal advice and guidance in the areas of energy and climate policy for the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), including in the areas of renewable energy procurements and incentive programs, energy efficiency programs and regulations, climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts, utility ratemaking and related adjudications, and overall planning efforts to meet statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals.

Post-Doctoral Scholar
Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center, University of Alaska | Juneau, AK
The University of Alaska Southeast, School of Arts and Sciences, Natural Sciences, invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar in glaciology for a project aimed at both understanding the evolution of ice-dammed basins and assessing the short- and long-term risks of outburst floods from these basins. The project is funded by the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center and will build on work that has been conducted on the Mendenhall Glacier over the past few years. This phase of the project will continue observations and modeling efforts at Mendenhall Glacier, which experiences an annual outburst flood, and seek to apply the observational and theoretical work done at Mendenhall to other glacier systems across Alaska.

Program Manager
Headwaters Economics | Bozeman, MT
Headwaters Economics seeks an experienced community development practitioner, researcher, and policy analyst. The Program Manager's work will help communities across the country improve their land use planning to prevent the loss of life and property from flooding and other climate-related natural disasters. Expertise in community development and land use planning are of particular interest. Applicants also must have a demonstrated ability to translate research and policy ideas for a variety of audiences, ranging from community leaders to elected officials and land managers.  Excellent written and verbal skills are essential, as is capacity for collaboration across disciplines and with diverse partners.

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.

Climate Mitigation and Justice Research Assistant

The New School | New York City, NY
The New School seeks a Climate Mitigation and Justice Research Assistant. The Research Assistant will support the research partnership in the research, development and writing of a report focused on the justice implications of state-level climate mitigation and energy policies. Job responsibilities include contributing to an equity analysis of existing state climate mitigation policies such as Renewable Portfolio Standards, compiling research about the power sector as well as energy efficiency and renewable energy policies in each case state and conduct spatial and economic analysis of these sectors, conducting an analysis of regulatory conditions and investments related to state climate mitigation strategies, and contributing to the writing and development of a final report.

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.

Post-Doctoral Scholar - Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
University of Washington |  Seattle, WA
The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) at the University of Washington (UW) School of Public Health, in conjunction with the Climate Impacts Group (CIG) at the UW College of the Environment and the UW Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE) seek an outstanding Post-Doctoral Scholar to assist in developing a cumulative impact analysis (CIA) to designate communities highly impacted by fossil fuel pollution and climate change in Washington State. This work will require both using climate model outputs to evaluate population impacts (including but not limited to health impacts) as well as health impacts assessment of fossil fuel pollution in the state; it represents a unique opportunity to work across the fields of public health and climate change, with access to leading experts in DEOHS, the CIG, and CHanGE.

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.

Research Associate
Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments | Columbia, SC
The Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA), one of eleven NOAA-funded Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments, is currently accepting applications for a Research Associate based at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. Through active engagement with regional stakeholders and decision makers, the Research Associate will enhance CISA's efforts to provide timely and relevant climate-related information and resources. Applicants should be able to translate and tailor climate data and information in order to clearly visualize and communicate emerging climate science and related impacts. The Research Associate will also contribute to an assessment of the region's climate adaptation networks.

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

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 by Feb 7 for the Super Saver rate! 

Save the Date! 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.

Opportunities

Resource Legacy Fund Consulting Proposal
The purpose of this project is to identify a potential suite of viable funding sources and financial tools that state and local governments in California can use to prepare for and respond to the effects of climate change in a fiscally responsible and equitable manner. Resource Legacy Fund (RLF) seeks to tap into the growing body of research and experience to inform one or more proposals for either creating significant new adaptation funding and financing measures, or redirecting existing resource streams more effectively to accomplish the same purpose. RLF's immediate focus is on advancing such proposals in California.

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.

Idowu Adjibade (Portland State University) and A.R. Siders (University of Delaware) are creating an edited volume about planned relocation/managed retreat that blends art and personal storytelling with academic and practitioner perspectives. Adjibade and Siders invite abstracts or synopses for essays, artwork, or reflections for inclusion in the book from academics, practitioners, artists, community leaders, and community members by January 20th. Abstracts should describe the proposed viewpoint and why it adds an important element to the conversation around climate-induced relocation. Abstracts for written chapters should be between 300-500 words. Artists (photography, drawings, poetry, fiction) should submit a description of the work and its relevance to the topic and either a sample of previous work or a short section of the proposed work. Photographers or artists interested in submitting a single photo should submit a low-resolution file with a brief description of the photo; high-resolution files for selected photos will be requested at a later date. Read more about the book and submit your abstract before January 20, 2020 here.

 

WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Contingency Planning Grants
The Bureau of Reclamation is making grant funding available under the WaterSMART Drought Response Program to develop and update drought contingency plans that will build long-term resiliency to drought. This funding opportunity will provide up to $200,000 per agreement to develop new drought plans or update existing plans. In general, recipients must match the funding with at least 50% funding from a non-federal source. In exceptional circumstances, a reduction or waiver of the non-federal cost-share may be considered. Work must be completed within two years of the funding award. Applications for fiscal year 2020 funding are due Wednesday, Feb 5 at 4:00 p.m. MST. Learn more at www.grants.gov by searching for funding opportunity number BOR-DO-20-F003. Learn more about the WaterSMART program at www.usbr.gov/watersmart and the Drought Response Program at www.usbr.gov/drought.

 

California Resilience Challenge 2020 Grant Program
The California Resilience Challenge is a statewide effort, led by businesses and a diverse range of partners, to build local climate resilience and support a shared vision for a resilient California in the face of increasing climate threats. The Challenge is seeking submissions for diverse and replicable climate change resilience projects from across California. The projects will reflect California's diverse geography and showcase leadership in climate change adaptation. Selected proposals will be for specific planning projects that will commence on or before December 31, 2020 and are to be completed by December 31, 2022. The application deadline is 5:00pm PT, February 7.

 

2020-2021 Fulcrum Fellowship
Are you a leader working to support the development of more resilient communities and solutions to address social inequities? If you want to explore how community investment can strengthen your efforts, we're now accepting applications for the Fulcrum Fellowship. The rigorous, 12-month leadership development program is designed to provide leaders in a range of fields with the knowledge and support they need to move critical challenges that are of importance to their communities and organizations. Fellows will receive tailored coaching, attend five in-person workshops, and gain access to a network and tools that will help them scale their impact. Applications are due by February 11.

 

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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