Jobs & Opportunities

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

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Jobs

Environmental Program Supervisor
Broward County Government | Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division seeks a lead hydrologic modeler to oversee the County’s development and application of advanced hydrologic models to inform water resources policy, planning and investments. Work involves the use of down-scaled climate data in scenario-based planning, and the use of integrated surface/groundwater models and coupled variable density models to assess combined impacts of sea level rise, urban practices, precipitation trends and events on water quality and quantity. Analyses incorporate water supply, aquifer recharge, water management, drainage and flood protection, and natural systems needs. Work supports the County’s development of resilience standards, coordinated water management strategies, alternative water supply planning, and climate adaptation effort, and requires coordination with cities, water utilities, water managers, academic partners, and state/federal agencies.

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.

Leadership Program Coordinator
Catalyst Miami Inc. | Miami, FL
Catalyst Miami Inc. is seeking a Leadership Program Coordinator to assist with implementing our CLEAR and HEAL programs along with any new leadership programming throughout Miami-Dade County. The Leadership Program Coordinator will learn in-depth about climate change and affordable housing specific to South Florida, the challenges inherent in confronting climate change and affordable housing in this region, local opportunities, and the stakeholders involved. The coordinator will have the opportunity to engage in all aspects of our resilience work, including working on policy initiatives and speaking at community meetings. Additionally, the coordinator will perform community outreach for the resilience hub events and programs.

Operations Manager
Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition Flexible Location, MI
MEJC is a statewide coalition working to achieve a clean, health and safe environment for Michigan’s most vulnerable residents in alignment with the EJ Principles through increasing knowledge, enhancing networks and taking action for systemic change. The Operations Manager develops, monitors, and maintains the operational and administrative tools and resources that directly supports the MEJC team in meeting the obligations of projects and funders. Through this primary support to the MEJC team and members, the Operations Manager also supports the constellation of partners and allies across Michigan by ensuring that MEJC’s operations and resources are clear, efficient, and accessible, and that
contractual deliverables and milestones are met. Applications are due by June 12.

Project & Outreach Coordinator
Oregon State University | Corvallis, OR
The College of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences seeks a Climate Impacts Research Consortium Project Manager/Outreach Coordinator. This is a full-time 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. This position has the primary responsibility for managing the project and for leading stakeholder engagement. Managing the project includes coordinating and facilitating team meetings and other internal communications, ensuring timely reporting to NOAA, tracking internal budgets and sub-awards to partners, and other responsibilities. The position will also lead stakeholder engagement in three specific ways: (1) managing the relationship with the Stakeholder Advisory Council, (2) participating in community engagement projects for which the incumbent develops and cultivates relationships with on-the-ground partners, and (3) assisting with the development of an online climate toolbox, coordinating interactions with beta testers and project partners. Applications are due by June 22.

Climate Resilience Coordinator - AmeriCorps VISTA
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium | Anchorage, AK
This AmeriCorps VISTA position is a great opportunity for a highly motivated person to work with communities to increase their capacity to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Rural Alaska Native communities imminently threatened by environmental hazards currently have limited access to the information and resources needed to mitigate those hazards. Furthermore, stories and information from communities rarely reach decision-makers. By supporting communities with fundraising, communications, education, and outreach, this position will increase communities’ capacity to develop and implement solutions. This position is based at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium with the Center for Environmentally Threatened Communities. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Senior Manager, Flood-Prepared Communities
Pew Charitable Trust l Washington D.C.
The Pew Charitable Trust seeks a Senior Manager for Flood-Prepared Communities. The Senior Manager is responsible for developing and executing an outreach strategy across ten states to adopt state-wide plans and frameworks that reduce unsustainable development in high risk areas. These plans should incentivize nature-based solutions, and are intended to improve floodplain management along significant portions of the nation’s rivers and coastlines. The senior manager develops relationships with governors, staff policy staff, planners, and mitigation specialists and oversees technical assistance to state planners in the development of state-wide plans.

Postdoctoral Scholar
Penn State University State College, PA
The Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position focusing on the analysis of flood risks and strategies to manage these risks. The successful candidate will join a transdisciplinary research team supported by funding from sponsors such as The Department of Energy (DOE) and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The ideal candidate will have a strong background in a relevant discipline such as applied mathematics, statistics, atmospheric science, geosciences, civil and environmental engineering, or operations research. This position provides unique opportunities for research, education, outreach, decision support, and professional development, as well as mentoring by a team of experts in relevant disciplines. This is a fixed-term position funded for one year from the date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

Water Cycle / Climate Change Scientist
ICF | Washington D.C.
The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) seeks to hire a mid-career scientist with expertise relevant to coordinating water cycle science. The successful candidate will coordinate implementation of USGCRP’s water cycle related priorities and lead the United States Global Energy and Water Cycle EXchanges (U.S. GEWEX) Program Office. In this role, the successful candidate will also serve as the USGCRP National Coordination Office’s (NCO) science lead across its research coordination portfolio, which includes observations, modeling, and process research.

Water Resources Manager
Broward County Government | Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division seeks a highly capable manager to lead development and implementation of the County’s water resources initiatives, focused water resources, sustainability, and climate resilience. The position requires strong technical skills (data analysis and interpretation), a deep understanding of environmental principles, and active use of science to inform policy recommendations to support water resources protections, sustainability and climate adaptation. Efforts involve robust programs in the areas of water resource assessments, water conservation, water policy and planning. Program initiatives are advanced via partnerships with local governments, state and federal agencies, and the Broward School District. This is a high-profile position, requiring superior communication skills, and frequent public speaking.

Environmental Program Supervisor
Broward County Government | Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division seeks a lead hydrologic modeler to oversee the County’s development and application of advanced hydrologic models to inform water resources policy, planning and investments.  Work involves the use of down-scaled climate data in scenario-based planning, and the use of integrated surface/groundwater models and coupled variable density models to assess combined impacts of sea level rise, urban practices, precipitation trends and events on water quality and quantity. Analyses incorporate water supply, aquifer recharge, water management, drainage and flood protection, and natural systems needs. Work supports the County’s development of resilience standards, coordinated water management strategies, alternative water supply planning, and climate adaptation effort, and requires coordination with cities, water utilities, water managers, academic partners, and state/federal agencies. 

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.

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.

 

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Events

MAD Coastal Career Development Virtual Workshop
June 10, 2020. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
As part of the Margaret A. Davidson Coastal Career Development Program (MAD Program), The Coastal Society (TCS) will host this half-day virtual workshop in conjunction with Capitol Hill Ocean Week. The MAD Program is designed to provide valuable skills and information to the next generation of coastal practitioners, particularly college students, recent graduates, and early-career coastal professionals. This event will feature personal insights from seasoned professionals on pathways to coastal-related career options in the academic, governmental, private, and non-profit sectors. It will also focus on honing skills and sharing tools to boost individual careers – job searches, resume preparation, virtual interviews, networking, and more. Registration is limited to 36 participants, and is available here.

ASAP 2020 Adaptation Innovation Webinar Series
Led by the ASAP Board of Directors, this new online program highlights examples of adaptation partnerships leading to  innovative, on-the-ground solutions to climate challenges facing municipalities, utilities, businesses, and natural resource managers.

Webinar 1: Reducing the risk of coastal flooding through redesigned storm standards, updated codes, and new infrastructure design.
June 30, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Join ASAP to hear how two coastal communities have leveraged sustained partnerships to understand their local flooding risk, pass forward looking building and zoning codes, and prioritize nature based solutions to address those risk. Jennifer Jurado, Chief Resilience Officer and Director of the Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division from Broward County, Fl will share how years of partnership and collaboration has led to recently passed standards and codes that address real risks and have wide support across key economic sectors. Brian Batten Senior Scientist with Dewberry will discuss the updated stormwater design standards that Virginia Beach, VA adopted as a result of the city's long term SLR study.

Chesapeake Watershed Forum 
October 30 - November 1 | Shepherdstown, WV
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s 15th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum is a watershed-wide event reaching over 400 restoration and protection practitioners to inspire and empower local action towards clean water. The goal of the forum is to  share successful tools and techniques, offer lessons and learnings from on-the-ground work, build capacities of local organizations, foster partnerships, educate on new initiatives and emerging practices, network among each other, and celebrate successes. Through the theme, “Climate Resiliency in a Changing Chesapeake Watershed,” responses to the changing climatic and sea level conditions that alter the natural and human systems of the Chesapeake Bay watershed will be shared.

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.

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.

Climate Justice and Climate Compassion Symposium
Postponed to Dec 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: wardlyles@ku.edu.

2020 Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Conference
Postponed to Dec 2020 | 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.

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.

Opportunities

COVID-19 Rapid Response Infrastructure RFP
Mosaic launched an open RFP to make $1 million of rapid response grants to individual nonprofit grassroots organizations, and networks of them, focused primarily on environmental protection and/or environmental justice to fund tools & technology, training, and related resources needed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to download the full Request for Proposals and detailed FAQ for more information on the RFP.

Have you organized or facilitated a place-based climate adaptation workshop?
EcoAdapt and Virginia Tech are conducting a National Science Foundation-funded study aimed at enhancing the quality of climate adaptation workshops in the United States. One aspect of this study is to survey participants in past workshops on what they found most valuable about the workshop and its outcomes. Aggregate results will be shared broadly. Participant identities will remain confidential. The team is looking for place-based, multi-stakeholder workshops that specifically address climate change adaptation held in the United States since June 2017. Internal single agency training meetings are not included in the study.

If you have helped to facilitate or organize a place-based climate adaptation workshop that fits these criteria and might be willing to participate, please follow this link to fill out an extremely short form at your earliest convenience so organizers can contact you directly. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Marc Stern at Virginia Tech at mjstern@vt.edu.

Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management Coastal Resilience Grants 
Up to $3 million is available to coastal communities and eligible non-profit organizations to reduce risks associated with coastal storms and sea level rise impacts in Massachusetts. Eligible coastal resilience initiatives include planning and public outreach, redesigning and retrofitting vulnerable municipally-owned facilities and infrastructure, and non-structural shoreline restoration approaches (such as beach, berm, and dune building; fringing salt marsh restoration; and coastal bank stabilization using bioengineering techniques). See the Request for Responses (RFR) on the COMMBUYS website for eligibility requirements, project categories, and evaluation criteria. Proposals are due by 4:00 p.m. on June 11.

 

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