Jobs & Opportunities

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

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Jobs - Permanent

Urban Conservation Manager - The Nature Conservancy
Milwaukee, WI | Senior | Type | begins at $64,000 | Apply by April 15
The Urban Conservation Manager will be responsible for working with local governments, engineering firms, community organizations, NGOs and others to promote and scale-up nature-based approaches that increase the resilience of urban areas to environmental changes and socio-economic challenges.

Program Manager, Climate and Health - Michigan Public Health Institute

Lansing, MI | Intermediate | Full-time | $45,052 - $76,252 | Apply by April 18
The Program Manager will be responsible for managing and administering the Michigan Climate and Health Adaptation Program (MI-CHAP), and serving as a subject matter expert on issues related to climate change and public health for departmental management, outside entities and the public.

Campaign Director - Massachusetts Community Action Network (MCAN)
Boston, MA | Intermediate | Full-time | $50,000 | Open until filled
The Better Buildings Director is the lead organizer and community liaison for campaigns focused on building codes and affordable housing. The person in this position will continue to build the Net Zero Stretch Code legislative and regulatory campaigns, including mobilizing industry advocates to use political power to advance and align net-zero policies with climate policies and programs.

Communications Director
Lacey, WA | Senior | Full-time | $122,280.00 - $134,280.00 | Open until filled
The Communications Director will lead and manage Ecology's Communications Team, which is committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment and addressing climate change. This position will direct, plan, and coordinate media relations, web communications, use of social media, other external communications, and internal communications.

State Programs Director - American Flood Coalition
Washington D.C. | Senior | Full-time | TBD | Open until filled
The State Programs Director will oversee a team of staff and consultants, and drive state-level relationships and policy development to support members as they seek to increase urgency and advance solutions to flooding and sea-level rise. This position will be responsible for engaging with, supporting, expanding, and fortifying Coalition membership at the local and state levels across the nation.Resilience Planner - Dewberry
Fairfax, VA; remote possible | Intermediate | Full-time | TBD | Open until filled
The Resilience Planner will support the Resilience Solutions Group (RSG) with a variety of tasks related to resilience planning: community outreach and engagement, research, policy analysis, planning, report development, presentations and/or decision support applications.

Senior Science Advisor - Mayor’s Office of Resilience New York City
New York City, NY | Senior | Full-time | TBD | Open until filled
The Senior Science Advisor will shape science to be useful for the City’s most pressing climate actions, policies, and programs. The Senior Science Advisor will examine decision contexts, climate and socio-economic trends, and impacts to urban systems, with an emphasis on clearly depicting uncertain risks and outcomes associated with climate change.

Policy Analyst - Conservation Law Foundation
Boston, MA | Intermediate | Full-time | Base Salary $51,750 | Open until filled
The policy analyst will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of staff and community partners to advance Conservation Law Foundation’s work on climate change resilience, transportation, and environmental justice. This position will participate in coalitions among community groups, public officials, business interests, and advocacy organizations.

Faculty Position in Environmental Resilience and Equity - University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA | Senior | Full-time | TBD | Open until filled 
University of Virginia seeks applicants for an Open Rank- tenure/tenure track position in the area of “smart cities and landscapes”. Successful candidates will have interest in design and systems thinking. Candidates working in this area who are focused on the environmental racism dimensions of cities and landscapes will be given highest priority. This hire is focused on the development and growth of a group of transdisciplinary scholars working together to tackle persistent socio-environmental problems in Virginia and beyond.

Project Director, Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change - WSP 
Multiple Locations | Senior | Full-time | TBD | Open until filled
The Project Director will lead client-facing teams in the design, implementation, and management of organizational resilience programs. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated capability in climate risk, resilience strategy, and disclosure in alignment with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

Water & Climate Data Associate - Cadmus Group
Multiple Locations | Mid-level | Full-time | TBD | Open until filled
The Water & Climate Data Associate supports contracts with government clients in the areas of geospatial analysis, climate resilience, and data management. Primary responsibilities include providing expertise in climate resilience and climate data analysis methodologies for resilience products focused on the water sector.

Data Analyst, Water & Climate - Cadmus Group
Multiple Locations | Mid-level | Full-time | TBD | Open until filled
The Water & Climate Data Analyst supports contracts with government clients in the areas of geospatial analysis, climate resilience, and data management. Primary responsibilities include assisting in the development of web-based climate and environmental applications for water and climate resilience.

Policy Analyst, Climate Strategies - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Cambridge, MA | Intermediate | Full-time | TBD | Open until filled
The Analyst will work with the Director of Climate Strategies to conceptualize, conduct, learn from, and improve the impact of activities globally. Assignments may include projects such as including community-driven climate change adaptation and elevating understanding of the relationship between land policy and climate.

Program Officer - Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund 
Multiple Locations | Intermediate | Full-time | $90,000-$110,000 | Open until filled
The Program Officer will coordinate and execute grantmaking strategies, track the overall landscape and progress in the target states, and work with the Director of Programs to adjust and refine strategies. A demonstrated commitment to racial, economic and climate justice is required.

State Programs Director - American Flood Coalition
Washington D.C. | Senior | Full-time
The State Programs Director will expand and oversee a team of staff and consultants, and drive state-level relationships and policy development to support members as they seek to increase urgency and advance solutions to flooding and sea-level rise. This position will be part of the Outreach Team, responsible for engaging with, supporting, expanding, and fortifying Coalition membership at the local and state levels across the nation.

 

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Jobs - Temporary

Resilience Planner Intern - Dewberry
Fairfax, VA | Intermediate | Part-time | TBD | Open until filled
The internship is aimed at training exceptional students to become leaders in the field of resilience planning and will support the Resilience Solutions Group (RSG) with a variety of tasks, such as: community outreach and engagement, research, policy analysis, planning, report development, presentations and/or decision support applications

Adaptation Fellow - American Society of Adaptation Professionals
Remote | Mid-level | Part-time | $18.00 - $25.00/hour | Apply by April 4
We are seeking an Adaptation Fellow to lead ASAP's work preparing communities to receive climate migrants for 20 hours/week between May 2021-March 2022. Key responsibilities include supporting cross-disciplinary teams, designing and implementing group conversations and virtual events, and participating in project strategy development.

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.

Resilience Manager - North Suffolk Office of Resilience and Sustainability
Chelsea, MA | Intermediate | Full-time | TBD | Open until filled
The Resilience Manager will effectively deliver climate adaptation and mitigation projects; coordinate inter-municipal programs; engage and build capacity for adaptation and mitigation measures; 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.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Climate Action - University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ | Intermediate | Full-time |  $52,000 - $60,000 | Open until filled
The Postdoctoral Fellow brings interdisciplinary expertise in urban sustainability, climate change policy and action, and energy policy analysis, as well as demonstrated experience in multi-stakeholder community engagement processes. The Fellow will plan and execute a collaborative project with the City of Tucson to provide advice on strategies for meeting climate goals.

Junior Associates - Adaptation Leader
Remote | Entry | Part-time | Open until filled
Adaptation Leader seeks several Associates with interest/experience in adaptation and resilience to assist part-time research; business development tasks; social media and marketing; internal coordination of substantive teams; and development of client workshops. This is an opportunity for dedicated junior professionals or advanced students. Send CV and letters of interest to ASAP Member Ira Feldman.

Post-doctoral Fellowship for Climate Change Research - FM Global
Norwood, MA | 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.

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Opportunities

Wildlife Conservation Society Climate Adaptation Fund 
RFP | Proposals due April 28 by 7:00 p.m. ET.
The WCS Climate Adaptation Fund will provide up to $2.5 million in competitive grants in 2021. Grant requirements and funding priorities are designed to incentivize adaptation implementation projects that innovate and increase the pace of learning, and adaptation mainstreaming projects that broaden adoption of adaptation approaches at a larger scale.

Climate Adaptation for Land Trusts
Short Course
This online short course is designed for land trusts actively working on stewardship projects in rural, suburban and urban forests, forested watersheds and wetland systems. Land trusts can participate as individuals or in groups. Climate vulnerability and management information will be targeted to ecosystems in the Eastern U.S.

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
Grant
The Environmental Justice Small Grants Program supports and empowers communities working on solutions to local environmental and public health issues. The grant can fund projects up to $50,000, depending on availability of funds. Eligible organizations are incorporated non-profits, U.S. territories, tribal governments, and tribal organizations.

Resilient Nation Partnership Network
Network
The Resilient Nation Partnership Network is a unique network of organizations and individuals united to help communities take action and become more resilient. Their mission is to inform, educate, and motivate communities to protect themselves from the loss of life, property, and prosperity as a result of natural hazards.

Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress
Training  | Applications due April 12
The Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress (NYCALC) will be a space to discuss community adaptation and related environmental issues that impact Native communities. This event seeks to provide future conservation leaders with the skills, knowledge, and tools to address environmental change and conservation challenges to better serve their schools and home communities.

Alliance for Climate Education (ACE)
Content Creation Opportunity
The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) is looking for content creators on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube who are ready to engage their audience in tackling the climate crisis–and make money doing it. They seek out educational content about climate change created for young people. Learn more about pricing, eligibility, and terms and conditions here.

Thriving Cities Challenge
The Thriving Cities Challenge will identify and support breakthrough projects that use innovative nature-based solutions to advance climate resilience, advance racial equity, and strengthen communities. Eligible project teams must include at least one not-for-profit organization and at least one Black, Indigenous, or person of color-led organization. Proposed projects must take place in a city or metro area in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico.

 

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Events

Grassroots and Academic Partnerships
Webinar | April 14, 12:00 p.m. ET | Free | Register by April 14
Join the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston for a discussion about how community-engaged research partnerships can advance climate justice. Hear about the use of data-driven citizen science when addressing public health issues emerging from the climate crisis, such as extreme heat.

The Future of Aquatic Flows
Webinar | April 14, 2021, 12:00 p.m. (9:00 a.m. PT) | Free | Register by April 14
Join NE CASC and UMass Amherst for a conversation on the impact of future hydrologic extremes arising from climate change. This presentation will also explore ways in which changes in aquatic flows have been measured and the challenges encountered when evaluating the impacts of changes on the services provided by aquatic ecosystems.

The Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous Women Around the World
Lecture | April 15, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET | Free 
The University of Maine School of Law’s 2021 Justice For Women Lecture will bring together a lineup of activists from around the world for a discussion on the impact of climate change on indigenous women.

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.

New Horizons in Conservation Conference - Yale School of the Environment
Conference | April 18-20, multiple times | $35-80 | Register by April 18, 2:00p.m. EDT
The New Horizons Conference is an opportunity to understand the status of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the conservation field. This conference includes several sessions focused on climate justice, with speakers including ASAP Board Member Jacqui Patterson.

Portable Memories in Rising Seas
Webinar | April 20, 2021 4:00 p.m. ET (1:00 p.m. PT) | Free | Register by April 20
Fifty-Fifty art collective’s multimedia project Portable Memories in Rising Seas, hosted by the Sustainable Solutions Lab and the Climigration Network, is an opportunity to reflect on the relationships to the places we call home in the context of climate change and sea-level rise.

Climate Reality Leadership Corps Virtual US Training
Training | April 22 - May 2, Multiple Times | Free
The Climate Reality Leadership Corps Virtual US Training will bring climate experts and activists together for four days of live broadcasts and on-demand training. Participants will learn about the climate and justice crises shaping our current times. The space is designed to build the skills and network to effect real policy change and inspire communities to act.

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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