Jobs & Opportunities

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

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Jobs - Permanent

Emergency Planning Specialist - Washington, DC Government
Washington, DC | Intermediate | Full-Time | $98k to $126k/year | Apply by January 24th
Position responsibilities include coordinating closely with District government agencies and other partners to implement the initiatives outlined in the Resilient DC strategy, tracking and reporting on annual progress, developing grant applications and managing projects related to resilience, communicating to stakeholders and leading public engagement regarding resilience planning, and ensuring that equity remains central in all resilience initiatives.

Climate Programs Regional Managers (Midwest and Southeast) - Second Nature
Remote | Intermediate | Full-time | $60k to $65k/year | Apply by January 28 
Through higher education, this position will support multi-institutional activity between Second Nature members in the Midwest and Southeast to address regional climate issues including climate justice, decarbonization, and climate resilience.

Sustainability Planner - City of Southfield, MI
Southfield, MI | Intermediate| Full-Time | $54k to $67k/year | Apply by February 3rd
Candidate will develop, coordinate and implement their climate change policies and initiatives. This role will act as a liaison for the public, government officials, and other agencies for policies and projects related to energy and resilience projects.

Resiliency Specialist - City of Hampton
Hampton, VA | Entry | Full-time | $46k to $82k/year | Open until filled 
This position will organize and coordinate the city’s cross-departmental Resilient Hampton Initiative. Resilient Hampton implements resiliency plans, projects, and engagement initiatives to envision, create, and empower Hampton to live and thrive with water and the impacts of climate change through approaches driven by data and values.

Director of Climate and Environmental Planning - City of Boston
Boston, MA | Executive | Full-Time | $99k to $120k/year | Open until filled
The Director leads the Environment Department’s work in developing and implementing the City’s climate action plan, developing and enforcing regulations in traditional environmental areas such as air pollution, noise and wetlands protection and overseeing the review of development projects from a climate, environmental, and sustainability perspective.

Texas State Director- American Flood Coalition (AFC) 
Texas (Remote) | Executive | Full-time | $90k to $120k/year | Open until filled
The ideal candidate will have a strong command of the legislative process, a passion for building relationships across political lines, and a desire to support Texas’s adaptation to flooding and sea-level rise. To apply for this position please email:

Carolinas Director - American Flood Coalition (AFC)
North Carolina (Remote) | Executive | Full-time | $90k to $120k/year | Open until Filled
AFC is seeking a dynamic coalition-builder to develop relationships and drive policy that increases urgency and advances solutions to flooding and sea-level rise in North and South Carolina. The Carolinas Director will join AFC’s growing Outreach Team, which is responsible for engaging with, supporting, and expanding Coalition membership at the local and state levels.

Two positions open with CARE USA SOLVE Climate Justice Program

  • Senior Director of Climate Justice
    U.S. | Senior | Full-time | Salary Not Listed | Open Until Filled
    The incumbent will play a pivotal role as a thought leader to direct and build the CJ initiative (i.e., the SOLVE program) and work cross-functionally to integrate climate resilience across CARE USA’s programmatic portfolio and organizational operations.
  • Senior Technical Advisor of Climate Change
    U.S. | Senior | Full-time | Salary Not Listed | Open Until Filled
    The Senior Technical Advisor (STA) of Climate Change will serve as the technical lead working with internal stakeholders to further develop the solutions, ideas and concepts for impact at scale and other related technical elements of the SOLVE initiative.

Multiple Positions - Bay Area Climate Adaptation Network (BayCAN)
Bay Area, CA | Intermediate | Part-time | $45.00 - $75.00/hr | Open Until Filled
BayCAN is seeking to hire new staff or a team to manage the network. The selected candidate(s) will develop, support, and facilitate regional meetings and webinars, co-lead the BayCAN Equity Program, and participate in the statewide Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation (ARCCA).To apply, send a cover letter outlining your qualifications and relevant experience and resume to bruce@baycanadapt.org.

Senior Account Executive - Ogilvy
Washington, D.C. | Senior | Full-time | Salary Not Listed | Open Until Filled
The Senior Account Executive will work with a federal agency around the issues of natural disaster mitigation, climate change adaptation, and capacity building to empower communities to drive resilience. The Executive will be responsible for the day-to-day program management of their client account(s) and will work with account management leaders to track and communicate business results and the client’s impact.

Manager of Resilience - The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Washington D.C. | Intermediate | Full-time | Salary Not Listed | Open Until Filled
The Manager works with internal and external stakeholders to develop practice resources and education for architects, as well as other projects as assigned, related to resilience and climate adaptation and the built environment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

 

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Jobs - Temporary

2022 Science to Action Fellowship -  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
United States (Various Locations) | Intermediate | Part-time | $10,000 award | Apply by January 21, 2022
The Science to Action Fellowship program supports graduate students in developing a product that puts science into action, directly applying scientific research related to climate change impacts on fish, wildlife, or ecosystems to decision-making about natural resources. During the fellowship year and beyond, Fellows benefit from collaborations with university and USGS mentors, from interactions with other colleagues and partners of USGS, and from exposure to high priority, real-world challenges in the natural resources policy arena.

USGS Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center Research Scholar - U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
Corvallis, Oregon | Intermediate | Full-time | Salary not listed | Apply by January 31, 2022
A research opportunity is currently available with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) located in Corvallis, Oregon. Telework may be an option based on need. Science synthesis and project evaluation are central to the NW CASC mission of delivering actionable science to natural and cultural resource managers. Science synthesis and project evaluation support the NW CASC mission by helping researchers and the management community better understand key processes, identify information gaps, and better design future research efforts. This fellowship will focus primarily on synthesizing research results from NW CASC-funded projects from 2017 through present and creating a series of “state of science” reports on topics identified in the NW CASC Science Agenda for 2018-2023.

Climate Science Fellow - Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
Basalt, Colorado (Remote) | Intermediate | Full-time | $60k - $70k/year | Apply by January 31, 2022 
AGCI is seeking highly innovative, engaged, and motivated individuals to make an impact on projects related to Colorado River science, mountain hydrology, climate services in the U.S., and climate change adaptation. We anticipate hiring two positions to work on a range of projects that will be distributed according to candidates’ backgrounds.

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.

Sustainability Planner Intern - Rincon Consultants 
Santa Barbara, CA | Entry | Part-Time | Salary not Listed | Open until filled
The Sustainability Planner Intern will assist with the preparation of Climate Action Plans, General Plans, Community Plans, and/or other comprehensive planning documents and assist with the preparation of climate change vulnerability assessments and adaptation plans.

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Opportunities

Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund 2021 - National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
Funding Opportunity | Applications due February 3, 2022
NFWF will award approximately $24 million in grants to create and restore natural systems to help protect coastal communities from the impacts of coastal storms, floods, sea-level rise, inundation, coastal erosion, wildfires and associated landslides/debris flows, and enable communities to recover more quickly from these events. Eligible projects must be located within the outlined National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) Coastal Areas and be within counties that received a federal Major Disaster Declaration with a Public Assistance designation as a result of hurricanes or wildfires in 2020 and 2021.

2022 Adaptation and Planning Courses - Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS)
Online Trainings | Beginning January 25 through May 11, 2022
NIACS is offering several online courses to provide hands-on training in considering climate change information and identifying adaptation actions for natural resources management professionals working in natural ecosystems. Participants receive coaching and feedback while using the Adaptation Workbook to develop their own real-world climate adaptation project.

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 GullGeeCo@aol.com.

Community Resilience, Adaptation, and Sustainability Planning Survey - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Survey 
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 matthew.malecha@nist.gov.

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.

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Events

Northeast Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (RISCC) Management Network Symposium
Virtual Workshop | January 19 & 20 | 12:30 - 5pm ET | Free 
Learn about topics ranging from marine invasive species risks to floodplain forest restoration and carbon co-benefits, registration required.

Building Relationships: How to Network for Careers and Strategic Collaborations in Adaptation
Virtual Workshop | January 21 | 1 - 2pm ET | Free 
Join ASAP’s Network of Networks and Professional Opportunities groups for a peer-learning workshop. Network managers and opportunity seekers will explore how relationships and networks are foundational to personal/professional success and climate adaptation and social impact work. Get advice and participate in Q&A and small group sessions.

Fifth National Climate Assessment Public Engagement Workshops - U.S. Global Change Program
Workshop Series | Free | January & February 2022
Join the U.S. Global Change Research Program for a set of free, public workshops to help the authors of the Fifth National Climate Assessment determine which topics to cover in their chapters.

Equity and Culture Workshops - Chicago Wilderness and Cream City Conservation & Consulting, LLC
Workshop Series | Monthly starting January 20, 2022 | Free
This workshop series helps organizations understand and implement changes to increase justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and in their communities.

Principles of Adaptation Training
Virtual Training | February 23 | 12:00pm ET | ASAP Members $15 | Non-Members $30
What shared values and objectives unite climate change adaptation and climate resilience professionals? What strategies and actions help ensure effective, equitable, and ethical practice? You'll leave this ASAP training with tools to help you keep these considerations top of mind in your daily work.

A Practitioner-led Workshop to Advance Resilience to Sea Level Rise: Leading Practices and Current Challenges
February 14-16, 2022 and February 22-24, 2022
This workshop will provide a forum to build connections among the international community of adaptation professionals planning for sea-level rise. The workshop will be highly interactive, with an array of lightning talks, breakout groups, interactive polls, and networking opportunities. The group will identify through peer-learning: shared challenges in applying climate change science in decision-making, leading practices in planning for resilience amidst uncertainty, and recommendations for communicating challenges and building buy-in with stakeholders.

AEG Thought Summit 2022 - SESA
Conference | February 22-25 | $850-$2,495 
The AEG Thought Summit (ATS22) will convene federal, state and city leaders, utilities, regulators, national energy labs, critical energy users, NGOs and the private sector to prioritize and overcome critical obstacles regarding energy infrastructure, equity. and resilience in 5 US cities: San Juan, New York, Chicago, Boston. and Washington DC.

The 5th National Adaptation Forum
Save the Date | Registration Opens Spring 2022
After a three-year hiatus, the National Adaptation Forum returns in-person. The Forum gathers the adaptation community to foster knowledge exchange, innovation, and mutual support for a better tomorrow. Learn more about presenting at the Forum here.

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