Jobs & Opportunities

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

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Jobs - Permanent



Flood-Prepared Communities Officer - The Pew Charitable Trusts (Federal Policy)
Washington, Dist. Columbia | Intermediate | Full-time | $52,000 - $82,000/yr | Open Until Filled
The Officer will help design and implement strategies in support of Pew’s flood-prepared communities initiative federal policy goals aimed at preparing communities for the increasing threat of flood-related disasters. . Specifically, the Officer will be responsible for analyzing legislative and regulatory proposals, developing policy strategies, and recommending campaign positions on disaster mitigation, adaptation and resilience, flood insurance, infrastructure, and other disaster-related issues.

Flood-Prepared Communities Officer - The Pew Charitable Trusts (State Resilience Planning Group)
Washington, Dist. Columbia | Senior | Full-time | $81,000 - $115,000/yr | Open Until Filled
The Officer will be responsible for developing approaches to provide applicable assistance directly to state officials and influence state-level resilience planning and implementation efforts. Specifically, the Officer will engage directly with state officials to develop planning frameworks, design programs, identify potential funding sources and strategies, and provide specific project-level guidance toward actionable implementation of programs, policies, and projects.

Policy Analyst - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Remote | Intermediate | Full-time | Salary Not Listed | Open Until Filled
The Lincoln Institute's Climate Strategies team is hiring a Policy Analyst. The Policy Analyst will focus on activities related to scenario planning and planning practice that advance the Institute’s goal of low-carbon, climate resilient communities and regions in urbanized places. This role will support the refinement, implementation, evaluation, and adjustment of the Institute’s strategy to advance its goals through scenario planning and planning practice.

Director of Climate Policy - Waterfront Alliance
New York City, NY | Senior | Full-time | $80,000–$95,000/yr | Open Until Filled
The Director of Climate Policy will develop, lead, and troubleshoot climate resilience policy and advocacy for the New York City metropolitan region and nationally regarding federal programs that impact the region. The Director will also implement advocacy strategy through the Rise to Resilience coalition and directly as part of Waterfront Alliance’s policy agenda.

Climate Adaptation Advisor - Southern California Edison
Rosmead, CA | Senior | Full-time | Salary Not Listed | Open Until Filled
The Climate Adaptation Advisor will identify risks and opportunities associated with climate change across the enterprise and incorporate adaptation measures into strategic initiatives and key planning processes. The Advisor will also lead the cross-functional integration of climate adaptation-related analysis, initiatives, regulatory filings and advocacy.

Adaptation Program Director - Georgetown Climate Center
Washington, DC | Senior | Full-time | Salary Not Listed | Open Until Filled
The Adaptation Program Director will lead development of substantive legal and policy analysis and research on topics related to climate change adaptation, including efforts to adapt at the state and local adaptation options, federal law and policy affecting adaptation, and equity considerations related to adaptation and resilience.

Energy Resilience Specialist - Broward County, FL 
Fort Lauderdale, FL | Intermediate | Full-time | $59,200 - $94,600/yr | Open Until Filled
Position is responsible for leading the County’s path to a clean energy future. This position plays an important role in supporting regional planning focused on community resilience and clean energy initiatives.

Environmental Program Supervisor - Broward County, FL 
Fort Lauderdale, FL | Senior | Full-time | $73,600 - $117,500/yr | Open Until Filled
Position serves as project manager and technical lead in the development of a County-wide Resilience Plan and its implementation with a focus on climate adaptation and mitigation efforts. Preferred candidates will have knowledge of climate impacts on hydrologic processes and the urban environment.

Assistant Chief Resilience Officer - Broward County, FL
Fort Lauderdale, FL | Senior | Full-time | $85,000 - $135,800/yr | Open Until Filled
Position reports directly to the County’s Chief Resilience Officer providing technical, planning, and policy support in the organization and advancement of county-wide resilience efforts and projects. Position requires strong technical skills, knowledge of climate change and impacts, experience in adaptation planning, and demonstrated program development and management experience.

Executive Director - Western New York Sustainable Business Roundtable
Buffalo, NY | Senior | Full-time | Salary Not Listed | Open Until Filled
The Executive Director will have the unique opportunity to grow both capacity and impact of WNYSBR while advancing the organization’s strategic plan. The Executive Director will help members integrate sustainability and adaptation into their organizations to benefit the environment, people, and their bottom line.

Climate Justice Research Program Integration Specialist – University of Washington Climate Impacts Group

Seattle, WA | Intermediate | Full-time | $65,000 - $75,000/yr | Open Until Filled

The Program Integration Specialist will act as the primary point of contact between our partner organizations, which include community-facing partners, non-profits and academic researchers across Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. The Integration Specialist will work closely with the Frontline Community Climate Resilience Scientist – a new position that is also accepting applications.

Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Climate Action Analyst - Brendle Group
Denver, CO | Intermediate | Full-time | $65,800 - $97,700/yr | Open Until Filled
The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Accounting and Climate Action Analyst will serve as a team resource in monitoring GHG accounting protocols, protocol changes, and interpretations of GHG accounting rules. The Analyst will also work with project teams to develop qualitative decision support tools that evaluate climate action strategies through multiple lenses, including potential for mitigation, adaptation, resiliency, equity, and green economy benefits.

Frontline Community Climate Resilience Scientist - University of Washington Climate Impacts Group
Seattle, WA | Intermediate | Full-time | $80,000 - $90,000+/yr | Open Until Filled
The Frontline Community Climate Resilience Scientist will join the other Principal Investigators at the CIG in the coproduction of climate impacts and adaptation science. The Scientist will play a leading role in making the CIG’s flagship climate justice research program successful in its mission of centering climate justice and frontline communities in the development and delivery of climate services.

Florida State Director - American Flood Coalition
Remote, FL | Senior | Full-time | Salary Not Listed | Open Until Filled
The Florida Director will drive relationship and policy development to support AFC members as they seek to increase urgency and advance solutions to flooding and sea level rise in Florida. The Director will be responsible for developing and executing engaging strategy, cultivating relationships with local leaders, and prioritizing resources to drive state legislative action.

Research Integration Specialist - Western Water Assessment
Boulder, CO | Intermediate | Full-time |  $65,000 - $78,000/yr | Open Until Filled
The qualified candidate will expand the WWA team’s social science expertise while connecting with and helping to meet the climate adaptation and resilience-building needs of partners in Colorado and Wyoming.

Senior Science Advisor for Climate Science and Services - NYC Mayor's Office of Climate Resiliency (MOCR)
New York City, NY | Senior | Full-time | Salary Not Listed | Open Until Filled
The Senior Science Advisor will conceive and manage diverse forms of engagement between and among scientists, city personnel, and external stakeholders, as well as build internal capacity (tools, proficiency, and understanding) within the City government to use scientific evidence in ongoing policymaking, planning, and operations.

Community Resilience Planner - Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA)
Groton, CT | Intermediate | Full-time | Salary Not Listed | Apply by December 21
The Community Resilience Planner will work with the CIRCA team, the Councils of Government (COGs), and municipal stakeholders throughout Connecticut to advance climate resiliency planning through mapping, technical analysis, planning document development, and sustained engagement.  Activities will include use of GIS and StoryMap in the collaborative development of plans and reports, and participation in, coordination of, and reporting from meetings with municipalities and COGs.



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Jobs - Temporary

Software Developer for GIS/Risk Assessment Modeling System - Coastal Risk Consulting
Remote | Entry-level | Part-time | $45 - $65/hour | Open Until Filled

The Software Developer will work closely with Coastal Risk Consulting (CRC) scientists and subject matter experts to process and incorporate new datasets into the RiskFootprint™ report. The Software Developer will identify potential improvements for the RiskFootprint™ report such as faster report generation, cartographic enhancements, and better external web services. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Albert Slap,

Equity Workgroup Fellow - New York City Panel on Climate Change/The New School
New York, NY | Intermediate | $11,000/yr stipend | Open Until Filled
The workgroup fellow will assist in identifying ways to center equity as a key metric for NPCC assessments (e.g, establishment of indicators and monitoring to track the equity dimensions of climate risk, vulnerabilities, and impacts) by research, writing, and organizing tasks of the group.

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Midwest CASC, University of Minnesota
Twin Cities, MN | Senior | Full-time | $55,000/yr minimum | Open Until Filled
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will have the responsibility of a study with the following objectives: 1) to understand public acceptance of climate change consequences; 2) identify the key antecedents and consequences of stability for adaptation management strategies; and 3) develop recommendations for engaging the public and stakeholders. This is a two year position.

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.

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St. Helena Island Gullah/Geechee Living Landscape project
Call for Experts
The Gullah Geechee Nation is seeking experts in landscape architecture, design, economic assessment, and permaculture to support implementation of the St. Helena Island Gullah/Geechee Living Landscape project. Volunteers should be adaptation professionals with strong cultural sensitivity. To volunteer, contact Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah Geechee Nation, via email

Community Resilience, Adaptation, and Sustainability Planning Survey - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
The NIST Community Resilience Program is investigating the experiences and expectations of local staff and officials with respect to community resilience, adaptation, and sustainability planning. NIST invites ASAP members to share their opinions and experiences via the survey.  Responses will help them better understand community needs and develop future tools and support. Please direct any questions or concerns to

BRIC and FMA Grants - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)                                                                                                 Grants | Deadlines vary
FEMA has announced new funding opportunities through two grant programs: Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant and the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant. The programs will support states, local communities, tribes, and territories that undertake projects to reduce flood risks. For information on grant timelines and applicant requirements, please visit FEMA’s BRIC and FMA program sites.

Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program - 2.0 Planning Process
Request for Response (RFR) | Due by November 22
The Massachusetts MVP Program is formulating an update process (nicknamed MVP Planning 2.0) that is accessible, inclusive, engaging, equitable, collaborative, and actionable. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) is seeking a partner to lead this effort that can provide project management capabilities and has knowledge of climate adaptation planning and best practices; environmental justice and equity; stakeholder engagement; making climate data accessible to the public; local governments in Massachusetts; requirements gathering, business analysis and content creation for web-based tools; and training development.

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Working for Community: Careers in Environmental Justice and Climate Adaptation
Panel Discussion | November 19 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET | Free

Join the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and the Professional Opportunities in Adaptation group for a panel discussion with four incredible adaptation professionals from across the country who work at the nexus of environmental justice and adaptation:

  • Natalia Brown, Climate Justice Program Manager at Catalyst Miami, based in Miami
  • Dr. Nancy Gilliam, Executive Director of the Model Forest Policy Program, based in Sagle, Idaho
  • Latia Leonard, Youth Energy Squad Program Co-Director at EcoWorks, based in Detroit
  • Sumi Selvaraj, Environmental Justice Manager at the California Coastal Commission, based in San Francisco

Climate Change 2021: The Push to Carbon Neutrality, Adaptation, and Resiliency - Air & Waste Management Association
Conference | Dec 1-2 | Variable pricing; ASAP members receive $50 discount
Thank you to our partners at Air & Waste Management Association for offering a $50 discount to ASAP Members for their Climate Change 2021 Conference. This virtual conference will address emerging policies and strategies for tackling climate change impacts, including mitigation, adaptation and resiliency. Use code CLIMATE50 to receive $50 off. Virtual conference registration includes all livestream panels and sessions, plus access to recordings of presentations and slides for three months following the conference.

Tribal Climate Listening Sessions - U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
December 1 & 2 | Various times
The Department of Interior (DOI) has announced an upcoming virtual listening session focused on unmet infrastructure needs for community relocation, managed retreat, and protection-in-place issues in Alaska. The DOI would like to ensure that the efforts and initiatives it develops to meet these priorities are shaped and designed based on feedback and information from across Indian Country and Alaska Native Villages. This session will facilitate a discussion on the information and resources needed to address this issue across the DOI. The session will be held as part of the BIA Providers Conference the week of November 29th.

Climate Migration Workshop: Preparing Receiving Communities
Virtual Workshop | December 7 & 8 | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET | Free
We know climate migration will intensify as climate impacts worsen. But who will migrate? Where will those migrants go? And how will that migration affect people and livelihoods in both leaving communities and receiving communities? Join ASAP and our collaborators to explore findings on these questions and consider how those findings can help receiving communities plan for socially just and environmentally responsible growth.

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