Jobs & Opportunities

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Jobs - Permanent

Climate Resilience Specialist
ICF | Multiple Locations
Level: Intermediate | Full-time 

ICF is seeking a climate resilience specialist to support their Climate Adaptation and Resilience team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for supporting ICF managers on projects related to climate change vulnerability assessment, adaptation planning, and social equity. Projects will range from technical, data-driven analyses to writing reports for general audiences to supporting external workshops and communication activities. The candidate can be located in either Washington D.C. or Los Angeles, CA. Applications are due January 29.

Climate Resilience Researcher
ICF | Multiple Locations
Level: Entry Level | Full-time 

ICF is seeking a climate resilience researcher to support its Climate Adaptation and Resilience team. The candidate will be responsible for supporting ICF managers on projects related to climate change vulnerability assessment, adaptation planning, and social equity. Projects will range from technical, data-driven analyses to writing reports for general audiences to supporting external workshops and communication activities. The candidate will be an essential member of 2-to-7 person project teams that will depend on the Researcher to help create accurate, timely, and high-quality products and services. This position will be located in either Washington, DC or Los Angeles, California based upon candidate preference. Applications are due January 29.

Program Specialist III (Coastal Training Program)
State of New Hampshire | Great Bay, NH
Level: Intermediate  | Full-time

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has a full-time vacancy for Program Specialist III (Coastal Training Program). The Specialist will be responsible for providing relevant science-based information, tools and training to coastal decision-makers; assessing needs, researching, and creating content; and developing and practicing mechanisms that facilitate collaboration between coastal decision-makers and scientists. Applications are due January 29.

Researcher-in-Residence, Coastal Adaptation
University of Victoria | Victoria, BC, CA
Level: Intermediate | Full-time 

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) Researcher-in-Residence position offers an opportunity to be at the nexus of climate solutions research and engagement, with a focus on the impact of sea-level rise on coastal communities and the development of integrated flood adaptation strategies and design solutions. PICS’ major new project on coastal adaptation, Living with Water, brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers with decision-makers from multiple municipalities and First Nations communities in the South Coast of British Columbia. The project will study the impact of sea-level rise on this region, and develop solutions across local and regional scales to help coastal communities successfully plan and adapt to uncertain futures. Applications are due February 1.

Policy Associate
The Nature Conservancy | Washington D.C.
Level: Intermediate | Full-time 

The Nature Conservancy is accepting applications for a Policy Associate. The Policy Associate coordinates and implements internal initiatives such as organizational knowledge management, internal procedures, internal networks and project coordination. They will also support the Nature Conservancy's conservation goals by serving as a liaison and informational contact between the organization and outside agencies or companies. The Associate also assists in maintaining the team’s intranet website, drafting and editing general correspondence, and basic team administrative support. This may include independent research on public policy, legislative tracking, and other issues related to the work of The Nature Conservancy and the Government Relations Team. Applications are due February 3. 

Policy Associate
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute | Washington D.C.
Level: Intermediate  | Full-time 

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (ESSI) is accepting applications for a Policy Associate. The Policy Associate will conduct research and analysis in support of EESI’s Congressional education and policy development activities on and off Capitol Hill. The Policy Associate will help advance EESI’s efforts to draft and edit content for publication, help respond to queries for information and analysis from Congressional committees and members, assist in the preparation of materials, and perform background research to inform grant proposal narratives. The Associate will also assist with brainstorming and planning Congressional briefings throughout the year. Applications are due February 7.  

Climate Resilience Associate
ICF | Multiple locations
Level: Intermediate | Full-time 

ICF is seeking to hire an associate to help execute work on climate resilience. The consultant will join a team that provides world-class analysis that is based in rigorous science and clearly communicated to enable proactive planning and implementation of resilience solutions. As part of the ICF team, the Resilience Associate will serve as a key member on multi-disciplinary teams, contribute technical expertise, research, and innovation, and prepare presentations, reports, memoranda, and other high-quality work products. The consultant will ideally be located in either Washington D.C, New York City, or Los Angeles. This position is open until filled.

Community Solar Program Associate
Clean Power Alliance | Southern California
Level: Intermediate | Full-time

The Clean Power Alliance of southern California is seeking an experienced, detail-oriented, and highly motivated professional to join their growing team as Community Solar Program Associate. The Community Solar Program Associate will facilitate education, outreach, and recruitment activities in CPA’s Disadvantaged Community Green Tariff (DACGT) and Community Solar Green Tariff (CSGT) programs, collectively called Power Share. The Program Associated will serve as a liaison between customers, external stakeholders, and internal teams. The ideal candidate will be comfortable moving from internal analysis to external customer interaction daily. This position will remain open until filled.

Outreach Field Manager
American Flood Coalition | Washington D.C.
Level: Senior | Full-time

The American Flood Coalition is seeking a dynamic coalition-builder to establish and oversee a team of field staff and consultants, and to drive state-level relationships and policy development to support their numbers as they seek to increase urgency and advance solutions to flooding and sea-level rise. The Outreach Field Manager will join their growing Outreach Team, which is responsible for engaging with supporting, expanding, and fortifying Coalition membership at the local and state levels. This is a full-time position reporting to the Outreach Director at AFC’s DC headquarters; however, this role will be remote until AFC transitions back to their office. Once it is safe to do so, regular travel will also be required. The position will remain open until filled.

Environmental Sustainability, Assistant Professor in Environmental Policy
Loyola University Chicago | Chicago, IL
Level: Intermediate | Full-time 

The School of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago seeks qualified candidates for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in environmental policy. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in policy as it relates to the intersection of social equity and environmental sustainability, particularly in the areas of our research affinity groups: climate change, water, environmental health, food systems, and/or biodiversity. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong record of, or potential for, scholarly research and teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate level; a willingness to work collaboratively with faculty in other disciplines; and demonstrated ability to serve students from diverse backgrounds. Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in environmental policy, public policy, political science, environmental studies, public administration, environmental law, or an affiliated field at the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin January 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

Climate Smart Forestry Manager
Conservation International | Arlington, VA
Level: Intermediate | Full-time

Conservation International’s Center for Natural Climate Solutions is looking for a Forester to support their Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) program, focusing on its climate-smart forestry portfolio. The position will help lead the development of science-based tools for the implementation of NCS interventions at local, national, and global scales, with a focus on the tropics. The Forester will work closely with other teams within the Center for Natural Climate Solutions and Conservation International field programs to integrate existing scientific knowledge, new research, and tools to develop and scale emerging forestry projects for people and nature.

Senior Government Relations Associate
American Flood Coalition | Washington D.C.
Level: Senior | Full-time

The American Flood Coalition (AFC) is seeking an experienced and networked legislative staffer to join their growing Policy & Government Relations Team, which is responsible for advocating on behalf of the coalition on Capitol Hill, leading the way in establishing new relationships at the federal level, and tracking the development and progress of legislation. This position is located in Washington D.C. but will be remote until AFC transitions back into their office. Responsibilities include representing AFC on Capitol Hill, monitoring the status of legislative efforts, and preparing substantive policy materials and letters. The Relations Associate will also be responsible for supporting junior colleagues and staff and conducting impactful research that aids the expansion of AFC legislative portfolios.

Marketing & Communications Manager
American Flood Coalition | Washington, DC/Remote
Level: Senior | Full-time

The American Flood Coalition (AFC) is seeking a well-rounded leader with strong media relations skills to oversee their communications strategy and shape the narrative around how sea-level rise and flooding is reported on and understood by U.S. media, policymakers, and citizens. The Marketing & Communications Manager Position will champion their newly formed Communications Team in leveraging a variety of creative strategies, partnerships and mediums to advocate for AFC’s policy issue. The ideal candidate will be a driven leader who is able to combine creativity with organization to manage numerous projects against tight deadlines, coach internal and external partners on talking points and tactics, and pitch to journalists, bloggers, and commentators. This position is a full-time role located at their headquarters in Washington D.C; however, this role will be remote until they transition back to their office, which is currently closed for the safety of their staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Climate Equity Coordinator
Faith in Action | Multiple locations
Level: Intermediate | Full-time
Faith in Action is an international network of people of faith organizing for racial and economic justice, and is now accepting applications for a Climate Equity Coordinator. The Coordinator will be responsible for coaching and advising Faith in Action affiliates, organizing communities of color and rural and urban communities that have historically been bypassed by environmental organizations, and focusing on issues that link clean energy to racial and economic equity. The position will also be responsible for telling the story of climate equity organizing in their network, and helping affiliates raise funding for that work.

 

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Jobs - Temporary

Postdoctoral Fellowship: “Making Gulf Communities More Resilient”
School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI
Level: Intermediate | Full-time 

A postdoctoral fellowship is available for a highly qualified individual to join the project “Making Communities More Resilient: Scaling-up Customized Vulnerability Assessment for Extreme Events in Gulf Cities” funded by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academy of Sciences. The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team of scholars from the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments (GLISA, at the University of Michigan), SCIPP (Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, at the University of Oklahoma), Stanford University, Headwaters Economics, and Adaptation International. The postdoc will join the project’s adaptive capacity sub-team and join ongoing work including: a) compiling a database of existing climate or hazard plans; b) developing a codebook for in-depth qualitative analysis of this database; c) conducting and analyzing key informant interviews with city officials; d) developing a framework to examine baseline adaptive capacity; and e) contributing to survey and interview questions. This is an 18-month position with opportunity for extension based on job performance and GLISA funding. Applications are due January 31. 

Post-doctoral Fellowship for Climate Change Research
FM Global | Norwood, MA
Level: Intermediate | Full-time 

FM Global is seeking a Post-Doctoral researcher for their Climate Change Research fellowship position. This position is for a limited term of up to three years, renewable each year. The role is focused on developing publishable work as part of a strategic research program under the guidance of a program manager or other senior research staff member(s). The Fellow’s & FM Global’s goal is to quantify the impact of climate change on the following key perils: extreme precipitation, drought, wildfire, sea level rise, riverine and coastal flooding, tropical cyclone winds, and severe weather including straight-line winds, tornadoes, and hail. The ideal candidate will have experience with multiple programming languages and a solid research record.

Climate Risk Specialist
East-West Center | Honolulu, HI
Level: Intermediate | Full-time 

The East-West Center is accepting applications for a two-year, limited appointment as a Climate Risk Specialist in the Research Program. The Specialist will coordinate the Climate Ready Hawaii Initiative, a collaboration between the East-West Center and the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission. The Specialist will lead the implementation of a portion of the Initiative aimed to develop a roadmap for the SOH’s agencies dealing with climate change impacts. Major duties include: design and execute the project; manage relations with relevant government agencies; research and prepare reports of best practices and knowledge of climate proofing and mainstreaming for state and county governments in Hawaii; assess local agency institutional capacities to fulfill climate-proofing and mainstreaming goals. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Communication Strategist
Climate Access | Remote
Level: Intermediate | Full-time

Climate Access is seeking a Communication Strategist to work with their team and international project partners to help shape and implement communication plans to amplify the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty initiative. The ideal candidate will also provide strategic input on other Climate Access planning and evaluation projects. This position is designed for a highly motivated self-starter with prior communications experience who is comfortable working remotely and flexible hours to accommodate coordination with Climate Access team members and partners located in different time zones around the globe. This is a full-time position starting January 2021 through December 2022.

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.

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Opportunities

FEMA Building Resilience Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program
Grant | FEMA
FEMA Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program is accepting applications through January 29, 2021 from states, territories, and tribes for the available $500 million. The BRIC program focuses on pre-disaster mitigation and resilient infrastructure—helping communities break away from reliance on post-disaster funding sources. Local communities are considered sub applicants to the program and can expect to see information to apply through their state in October or November. For tips on ways to prepare your community to apply for this opportunity, check out American Flood Coalition’s blog article.

FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program
Grant | FEMA
FEMA’s flood mitigation assistance (FMA) grant program is now accepting applications from states, territories, and tribes until January 29, 2021, for the available $160 million. Municipal governments can expect to see information on how to apply through their states in the coming months. The FMA grant program is attractive to communities with properties vulnerable to repetitive losses from flooding. The program funds projects that integrate floodplain restoration solutions and/or enhance the durability of structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

USGS Science to Action Fellowship
Fellowship
The USGS Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) Science to Action Fellowship program supports graduate students in developing a policy-relevant product related to the impacts of climate change on fish, wildlife, their habitats, and users. 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. This opportunity is open to graduate students at Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs) Consortium Institutions who are students for the entire fellowship year (special circumstances otherwise considered). To view the list of consortium institutions for each CASC, please check out our CASC pages and the CASC Network map. Statements of Interest are due January 31, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET.

Societal Impacts of Climate Change
Course
The South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center at the University of Oklahoma is offering a short course - Societal Impacts of Climate Change - that will dive into the impacts of climate change and adaptation strategies. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from climate experts at the university and their partner institutions. This course will be live from February 1-26, 2021.

Call for Submissions: Methodologies for Assessing Adaptation Needs
The Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA) invites Parties and observer organizations to submit via the UNFCCC submission portal their views and information on the development and application of methodologies for assessing adaptation needs, including needs related to action, finance, capacity-building and technological support. Submissions are due February 28.

An Existential Toolkit for Climate Justice Educators
Call for Submissions
This book project seeks submissions that address the following question: "How can educators, activists, and community leaders help students navigate the emotional aspects of ecological degradation and social injustice in the age of climate disruption (including pandemics)?" The project encourages proposals from diverse fields and professions that address how they integrate emotion into climate justice programming and teaching. Proposals can take the form of a discrete module, assignment, or worksheet, a pedagogical essay, or personal testimony. Student testimonies that share journeys or moments of empowerment, transformation, or emotional growth in the context of higher education are also of interest. Submissions are due March 1.

Survey for Resource Managers
Survey Request
Chiara Forrester, a University of Colorado graduate student, is leading a study, funded by the National Science Foundation, to determine how scientists could improve the design and communication of their climate research in order to make their work more actionable for managers. The survey results will be used to synthesize the needs of federal resource managers and will be shared via a peer-reviewed journal publication, public webinar, and to inform an online tool that will help scientists identify research topics critical for management decisions. You can support this effort by taking the anonymous, 20-minute survey.

 

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Events

Climate Academy for Natural Resource and Conservation Professionals
Course | January 8 - March 25, 2021 | $200
The Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, other federal and state partners, and the America Adapts Climate Change podcast have worked together to develop an 8-week online Climate Academy for natural resource and conservation professionals.  This course is designed to cover the fundamentals of climate science, provide an overview of tools and resources for climate adaptation, and increase climate literacy and communication skills. The course is also designed to encourage networking among conservation professionals engaged in the management of fish, wildlife, habitat, and cultural resources. This a great opportunity to interact with experts as they address case studies across multiple habitat types. Participants will develop a final product addressing climate change in their management of natural resources. Participants will spend an estimated 3 hours per week in lectures and discussions and completing reading assignments.

2021 Local Solutions: Climate Preparedness Communities of Practice
Community of Practice | March 16 - 31, 2021, multiple sessions | $50
This facilitated community of practice (FCoP) is designed for staff from local governments and regional planning councils, local elected and appointed officials, municipal committee members, and community-based organizations. Participants will explore how to ensure their work in the following areas is equitable and climate resilient: Affordable and Accessible Housing, Sustainable Transportation and Mobility, Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy People, and Strong Local Economy and Green Workforce Development. Participants are expected to attend all meetings associated with one of the four topics they sign-up for. Applications are due January 31.

Symposium: Sub-Tropical and Tropical Coastal Resilience
Symposium | April 7, 2021, 8 a.m. ET (5 a.m. PT) | Free
This virtual symposium will explore lessons garnered from the Caribbean and South Florida realities and their applicability across the region and beyond. Bringing together social and physical scientists, economists, scholars, and leaders from around the region, this symposium will explore the interconnected and salient climate-induced or climate-aggravated aspects directly affecting people in the region. The goal is to better appreciate the associations between climate stressors, such as physical, societal, and economic vulnerabilities, and climate shocks, such as extreme weather events, as well as the correlated challenges and opportunities each presents.

Climate Justice and Climate Compassion Symposium
April 16 - 17, 2021, multiple sessions | 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 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.

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.

 

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