Jobs & Opportunities

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Climate Adaptation Evaluation Intern
Wildlife Conservation Society | Washington D.C.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) seeks a motivated Climate Adaptation Evaluation Intern to support an evaluation of results from the past ten years of WCS-funded climate adaptation projects implemented in the field. The intern will assist this effort by working with WCS staff and researchers in organization and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data. This is an exciting opportunity to synthesize lessons from the largest pool of on-the-ground efforts in the U.S. that help wildlife and ecosystems adapt to climate change.The Climate Adaptation Evaluation Intern will have the opportunity to work with WCS scientists and university researchers, to learn how our program is influencing the conservation field to integrate adaptation into standard practices, and how adaptation projects have used ecological monitoring to assess outcomes

Assistant Director of Resilience Planning 
University of Connecticut | Groton, CT
The University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Resilience Planning (Research Assistant 3) in the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) to provide support for planning activities associated with the development of Resilient Connecticut, a regional climate adaptation planning project in Fairfield and New Haven Counties. CIRCA is a multi‐disciplinary center that coordinates applied research and engagement programs to develop and advance practical solutions to problems caused by changing climate. The Assistant Director of Resilience Planning will work with a team to coordinate and contribute to an ongoing four-year project that uses science-informed risk assessment and broad consultation to develop a regional resilience plan and a state-wide Resilience Roadmap for the State of Connecticut.

Senior Policy Advisor, Social Resiliency
Office of the Mayor | New York, NY
The Senior Policy Advisor is a key member of The Mayor’s Office of Resiliency's (MOR) Social Resiliency (SR) team which develops and implements initiatives to a) strengthen community and small business climate preparedness, b) support and expand sustainability programming, and c) promote social cohesion. This team also implements strategies to mitigate and adapt to health risks related to rising temperatures and the urban heat island effect. This position reports to the Deputy Director for Social Resiliency and will coordinate initiatives to develop and advance climate mitigation and adaptation policy and programs. This position will work collaboratively with staff across MOR and multiple agencies to promote the team’s policy priorities and to achieve increased cooperation for community resiliency to climate hazards.

Book Production Assistant
Island Press | Washington DC
The Production Assistant will assist the team to usher books through to the final product, serving as the liaison between Island Press and our printers and e‐book vendors, and coordinating the e‐book program. The Production Assistant will also attend and participate in meetings with the Editorial and Marketing teams to collaborate on the manufacturing specs for various titles, as well as to coordinate the reprinting of titles. The Production Assistant is an extra‐budgetary, grant‐funded position. At this time, resources are available to fund this position through August 31. The position is included in a proposal for a three year renewal.

Climate Resilience Researcher
ICF | Los Angeles or San Diego, CA
ICF seeks a climate resilience researcher to support their 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. The Climate Resilience Researcher 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.

Science Translator
South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center | Norman, OK
The South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center in Norman, OK seeks to hire a Science Translator to implement our science communications strategy, engage with stakeholders, and develop content for and update our website.The incumbent will be responsible for translating South Central CASC science through factsheets, newsletters, social media, etc. to promote, facilitate, and improve the use of climate science in natural and cultural resource management decisions; strengthening internal communications and partnerships across the South Central CASC consortium through webinars and conference calls; and leading the design of new webpages and update online content using WordPress. This position also will work with other Federal and fellow CASC staff to ensure consistent messaging across the National CASC network, as well as serve as the main point of contact for communication requests from the National Climate Adaptation Science Center. In addition, the Science Translator will assist South Central CASC staff in engaging with stakeholders, planning and implementing workshops and meeting, and compiling material for reports

Climate Adaptation Expert
Eastern Research Group | Oakland, CA
Eastern Research Group (ERG) has an immediate opening 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). The ideal candidate is passionate about working with various levels of government and local communities to increase resilience to a range of climate stressors, including sea level rise, extreme heat and drought, wildfires, and flash flooding.

Energy Security and Climate Change Program Coordinator
Center for Strategic and International Studies | Washington, DC
The Energy Security and Climate Change Program seeks a highly motivated candidate to support a new initiative on just transitions in the context of efforts to address climate change. Working with partner organizations, the Program Coordinator / Research Assistant and Senior Fellow will conduct a systematic evaluation of the various components of a just transition; convene multi-day workshops to discuss the programs, policies, investments, and strategies; and develop case studies and thought-pieces that will shed light on this important area of work. The Program Coordinator / Research Assistant is responsible for assisting in the successful administration of all aspects of the program. Responsibilities include cross project components, such as administrative support, project research, event management, and outreach.

Climate Policy Senior Manager
Conservation International | Arlington, VA
The Senior Manager for Climate Policy will advance Conservation International’s (CI) goals to promote the development and implementation of NCS within global and national policies. They will support CI's climate policy priorities related to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) through tracking relevant negotiations, consulting with partners and governments, and developing policy analyses. They will also lead efforts with CI country programs and external partners to integrate nature into climate action as part of their nationally determined contributions (NDCs). The Senior Manager position will report to the Senior Director for Climate Policy. The Senior Manager will liaise across CI divisions to ensure progress on the policy components of CI's Climate Strategy. They will also support Global Policy and Government Affairs planning, strategy development and budget processes, and funding proposal development for climate policy work.

Summer Intern (Multiple openings) 
American Flood Coalition | Washington, DC
The American Flood Coalition is looking for interns to join them in Washington, D.C. during summer 2020. AFC is a nonpartisan group of nearly 200 elected officials, local leaders, military groups, and businesses that have come together to advocate for national solutions to sea level rise and flooding. AFC is looking for students focused on Government Relations, Public Policy, Environmental Studies/Science, or another social science.The ideal candidates will be undergraduate students who are motivated and enthusiastic about laying the foundation for the organization’s future. A successful intern will be able to combine creativity, analytical rigor, and organizational skills and be trusted to embark on exciting independent projects during the course of their time with AFC.

Program Manager
North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center | Boulder, CO
The USGS North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC) encourages applications for a Program Manager. This position will oversee day-to-day university operations of the NC CASC. The Program Manager will be located with the NC CASC, on the University of Colorado-Boulder’s east campus. The NC CASC is associated with CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, a leading institute at CU.

Program Officer, Climate Risk Management & Resilience
WWF | Washington, D.C.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) seeks a Program Officer for its Washington, D.C. based Climate program. Under the supervision of Director for Climate Risk Management & Resilience, the Program Officer will support the Climate Change Adaptation team through planning, coordination, communication, and implementation of program activities for existing and new partnerships and projects in collaboration with other goals teams, departments and field offices.

Executive Director, Institute for Coastal Adaptation & Resilience
Old Dominion University | Norfolk, VA
Old Dominion University is recruiting a dynamic and collaborative leader as Executive Director of the Institute for Coastal Adaptation & Resilience. The Executive Director will have the opportunity to make a significant global impact by fostering research, leveraging resources, building connections, and leading efforts to turn world-class science into global practice. The Executive Director will also have the opportunity to build on a unique partnership with the City of Norfolk, expanding that to include other localities within the Hampton Roads region.

Climate and Sustainability Consultant
Cascadia Consulting Group, Inc. | Oakland, CA
Cascadia seeks a Climate and Sustainability Consultant for their Oakland office to serve clients and stakeholders, including local governments, tribes, foundations, and nonprofits with an equity lens when advocating for community needs. Among other duties, the Consultant will be responsible for researching policies, trends, and best practices related to climate change mitigation and adaptation, renewable energy, water resource management, habitat conservation, and other sustainability and conservation topics.

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.

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.


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Climate Justice and Climate Compassion Symposium
Postponed to December 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:

2020 Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Conference
April 28-30 | 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.

Call for Proposals! 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.

Save the Date! 2020 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference
October 26 – 28 | 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.


Climate Adaptation Fund at the Wildlife Conservation Society RFP 

The Climate Adaptation Fund at the Wildlife Conservation Society has released its request for proposals for the 2020 grant cycle! Our program supports projects that implement effective interventions to help wildlife and ecosystems adapt to climate change. Projects can span one to two-years, and must implement science-driven, on-the-ground actions that assist wildlife and ecosystems to adapt to climate change at a landscape scale. The deadline to apply is April 8, 2020.

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.

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

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.


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