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Geographer/Physical Scientist (Climate Impacts)
Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center | Raleigh, NC
The U.S. Geological Survey seeks a physical scientist for a full-time, 4 year, time-limited position located within the Department of Interior’s Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center. The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical support and research on the impacts of climate on eastern US ecosystems and species of conservation interest including: 1) quantitative analysis on climate past and future scenarios at relevant spatial and temporal scales, 2) analysis of uncertainty on the impacts of climate to species and habitat, 3) research to develop and implement methods to quantify and propagate climate model projection uncertainty, 4) research to integrate climate projections into species, habitat, and ecosystem response models, and 5) communication of these to natural resource managers.
Research Ecologist (Climate Impacts)
Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center | St. Paul, MN
The U.S. Geological Survey seeks an ecologist for a full-time, 4 year, time-limited position located within the Department of Interior’s Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center. The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical support and research on the impacts of climate on eastern US ecosystems and species of conservation interest including: 1) quantitative analysis on impacts of climate to future species distribution, occupancy, and health at relevant spatial and temporal scales, 2) analysis of uncertainty on the impacts of climate to species and habitat, 3) research on the impacts of climate on ecological outcomes including key focal terrestrial and aquatic systems, 4) research to develop and implement predictive ecosystem models that account for the influences of processes operating at multiple scales, and 5) communication of these to natural resource managers.
Wetlands Watch | Norfolk, VA
Wetlands Watch seeks a Program Associate to assist the organization in its wetland conservation and climate change adaptation work. The organization seeks a creative, self-motivated individual to work on a range of issues associated with adapting Virginia’s coastal ecosystem to the impacts of climate change, specifically sea level rise, recurrent flooding, and increased rainfall intensity. The individual will work under the supervision of the Executive Director in partnership with one or more staff working on specific program initiatives. S/he will be assigned on an as-needed basis to tasks in support of one or more of our programs. With experience, the position will evolve into an independent staff position with the potential to develop separate program areas. Position has a negotiable compensation in the range of $35,000/year, expenses reimbursed, with health insurance support. The hire will work in our Norfolk office and/or remotely on a flexible basis.
Island Press | Washington, DC
The Publishing Fellow will have the opportunity to learn the basics of acquiring, developing, producing, selling, and marketing books. This Fellowship is intended to serve as a pathway to a successful career in publishing, environmental communications, non‐profit management, or related fields. The Fellowship Program is designed to support the professional development of people with marginalized identities. The Fellow will begin in fall 2019 or winter 2020 and extends through summer 2020. During the school year, between 10‐15 hours per week are requested and are flexible around academic scheduling. In the summer, the fellow may work up to 29 hours per week. This position pays an hourly wage of $15.
Climate Risks & Preparedness Postdoctoral Scholar
University of Miami Rosenstiel School | Miami, Fl
The climate-preparedness research group at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School seeks a full-time postdoctoral researcher. The researcher will work on a project evaluating climate risks and adaptation and supporting societal responses. There is flexibility in the specific project pursued, and they seek proposals for projects that can complement and extend existing areas of work.
Climate Strategy Senior Advisor
Southern California Edison | Rosemead, CA
Southern California Edison (SCE) seeks a Climate Strategy Senior Advisor to build a cleaner energy future. The Climate Strategy Senior Advisor will lead projects that advance SCE’s strategies and policies related to further decarbonization of the electric sector; efficient electrification across building and transportation; economy-wide carbon reduction pathways; utility and customer adaptation to climate change; and assessments on GHG and air quality emissions and costs.
McKinney Professor of Environmental Resilience and Philanthropy
Indiana University | Indianapolis, IN
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy seeks a colleague to join the more than twenty core faculty and more than fifty affiliate and adjunct faculty who research, teach, and train on all aspects related to philanthropy. This is an open rank and open discipline, tenure-line search. The professor would conduct research and teach at the intersections of philanthropy and environmental resilience, with potential connections to environmental policy, social and environmental justice, environmental sustainability, and climate change adaptation.
Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments | Columbia, SC
The Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA), one of eleven NOAA-funded Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments, is currently accepting applications for a Research Associate based at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. Through active engagement with regional stakeholders and decision makers, the Research Associate will enhance CISA’s efforts to provide timely and relevant climate-related information and resources. Applicants should be able to translate and tailor climate data and information in order to clearly visualize and communicate emerging climate science and related impacts. The Research Associate will also contribute to an assessment of the region’s climate adaptation networks.
Climate Change Senior Sustainability Specialist
County of San Mateo | County of San Mateo, CA
The County of San Mateo’s Office of Sustainability seeks qualified candidates for the position of Senior Sustainability Specialist for the climate change working group to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and ensure that the County is actively preparing for climate change impacts. The County seeks a “sustainability champion” to lead initiatives and support department staff in empowering departments, employees, and community partners and members to take meaningful actions on sustainability. Applications are due Nov 18.
Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions | University of Victoria campus, Victoria, BC
The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) Associate Director position offers an exceptional opportunity to lead climate solutions research and engagement and to develop new strategies and approaches to encourage action. Reporting to the Executive Director of PICS, the Associate Director is responsible for overall operations and a number of key PICS programs including research and student engagement, and will develop and oversee events and other outreach activities that implement PICS strategic plan and promote the goals of PICS. The Associate Director is second in command at PICS and will stand in for the Executive Director as required. This is a senior administrative/research position that plays a critical role in the success of PICS by taking an active leadership role in ensuring PICS funded research has an impact.
Climate Adaptation Expert
Eastern Research Group, Inc. | Oakland, CA
Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG) is searching 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).
National Climate Assessment Staff Scientist
ICF | Washington, DC
ICF seeks to hire a National Climate Assessment (NCA) Staff Scientist to serve as a staff scientist and technical expert on climate science for the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) NCA team. The successful candidate will support the development of the upcoming Fifth NCA (NCA5) and amplification of the recently published Fourth NCA (NCA4). The overall responsibility will be focused on providing technical, programmatic, and content-focused leadership and support to the NCA team, as well as the author teams of both NCA5 and other Sustained Assessment products.
Program Director, Climate Risk in Urban and Coastal Systems
Houston Advanced Research Center | Spring, TX
Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) seeks a Program Director, Climate Risk in Urban and Coastal Systems.The Program Director will be responsible for developing this new program area, leading programmatic business development activities, managing research teams, and performing basic or applied research and policy research support in support of HARC’s mission. Work will involve a high degree of expertise, creative insight, and technical skill in assessing climate risk for urban and/or coastal systems and the ability to work with experts in other related disciplines.
Adaptation Program Director
Georgetown Climate Center – Georgetown University Law Center | Washington, D.C.
The Georgetown University Law Center is currently seeking a dynamic Adaptation Program Director for its Georgetown Climate Center (GCC). This role is a key member of the Georgetown Climate Center leadership team and will provide leadership and strategic direction to GCC’s adaptation program overseeing our extensive body of work including reports, analysis, and databases.
Team Leader, Evaluation of Climate Risk Management
Palladium | Washington, D.C.
Palladium is seeking a team leader/evaluation specialist to oversee design, implementation, and reporting activities for the CRM evaluation. The team leader will be responsible for the overall implementation of the evaluation and ensuring that all expected tasks and deliverables are achieved on time and of high quality. To achieve this, the team leader will work closely with a climate risk expert and research associate throughout the evaluation and will receive support from the Palladium home office team.
Senior Climate Resilience Analyst
ICF | Washington, DC or New York, NY
ICF seeks a Climate Change Expert to support a broad portfolio of work on climate adaptation and resilience. The consultant will support ICF’s international work, enhancing the resilience of water, energy, and transportation systems, other critical infrastructure, and the vital societal and natural elements that make communities whole. ICF’s world-class analyses are based in rigorous science, clearly communicated to enable proactive planning and implementation of resilience solutions. The individual chosen for this position will provide project management skills to keep projects on track and technical expertise related to the incorporation of weather and climate information into sector and systems problem analysis, supporting multi-disciplinary teams of experts on multiple short- and long-term projects primarily within the climate adaptation and resilience practice. The preferred locations for this position are Washington, D.C. or New York City.
Urban Water, Wastewater and Climate Resilience Senior Associate
Tetra Tech | Arlington, VA
Tetra Tech International Developmental Services seeks a qualified Urban Water, Wastewater, and Climate Resilience Senior Associate. The individual chosen will lead Tetra Tech’s efforts to grow business opportunities with Multilateral Development Banks related to urban water, wastewater management and the associated issues of urban resilience to climate change and extreme weather events.
Assistant Professor – Climate Change Studies
University of New Mexico | Albuquerque, NM
The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will contribute to research, teaching and academic life in the department and will have expertise in Climate Change Studies. Candidates should be capable of teaching courses in multiple areas within the curriculum, and of supporting M.S. and Ph.D. students in research projects that may range from environmental resource management to Geographic Information Science, while maintaining an active research agenda related to understanding climate change.
Principal Associate, Flood-Prepared Communities
The Pew Charitable Trusts | Washington D.C.
The Principal Associate for flood-prepared communities leads efforts in one or more target states, including New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, to advance mitigation and nature-based policy solutions at the state-level to reduce the risk and cost of flooding. In partnership with the project director and officer, the Principal Associate manages one or more state initiatives with the goal of advancing legislative and regulatory policy solutions that prioritize the role of nature-based solutions in reducing flood risks. The position manages a stakeholder-driven process to develop a roadmap for how North Carolina can encourage development and land use practices that reduce flood risks. The position may also support executing tactics for policy campaigns in other states.
Global Congress for Climate Change & Sustainability Professionals
December 9-12 | Chicago, IL
ASAP is thrilled to support the Global Congress for Climate Change & Sustainability Professionals this December. Learn more about the event and register here. On Thursday Dec 12, join ASAP for the Member Meeting at 9 am at the Congress. Suggest agenda topics and register for the ASAP Member Meeting here. Members are eligible to use a special discount code, email ASAP at [email protected] for the code.
NCSE 2020 Annual Conference
January 6–9 | Washington, D.C.
The NCSE 2020 Annual Conference brings together a diverse community of experts for an enriching opportunity to collaborate on exciting projects, share research and best practices, and build professional relationships. Attendees include national and international leaders in education, government, civil society, and business. The conference is recognized for its notable presenters and innovative programming. NCSE 2020 will focus on Science in Environmental Decision-Making. Don’t miss your opportunity to attend this important event. For more information on the Annual Conference, please visit www.ncseglobal.org/
2020 Climate Leadership Conference
March 4-6| Detroit, MI
The annual Climate Leadership Conference is North America’s premier event dedicated to addressing the climate crisis through policy, innovation, and business solutions. The conference brings together forward-thinking leaders from business, government, academia, and the non-profit community to explore energy and climate solutions and opportunities, and to showcase climate leadership.Join us in Detroit to build strategic connections across diverse sectors, gain key insights and best practices, celebrate the organizations and individuals who are making a difference, and collaborate with local and national decision-makers. Register here.
Water Environment Federation National Stormwater Symposium 2020: Excellence in Sustainable Stormwater Management
March 15-17 | Cincinnati, OH
The Water Environment Federation Stormwater Institute, in collaboration with ASAP, will host the 2020 Water Environment Federation National Stormwater Symposium. This symposium will crafted to deepen the technical knowledge of professionals involved with stormwater management and provide forums where leading issues in the sector were discussed. Register by Feb 7 for the Super Saver rate!
Invest in the Future: Become a Mentor
The ASAP Mentorship Program connects emerging climate adaptation and resilience professionals with accomplished ASAP members. The nine month program is a Mentee-oriented program that supports you (the Mentor) by providing guidelines and tools to help you share your professional knowledge, experience, and network. As a Mentor, you will advise, guide, and counsel your Mentee as they navigate the early stages of their career in adaptation. The success of ASAP’s Mentorship Program resides with dedicated and committed Mentors who shine a light down the adaptation career pathway. Watch your email for Mentee application information in early November. Learn more about the ASAP Mentorship Program here. Apply to be a Mentor today!
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 [email protected].
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.
2019-2020 California Climate Investments Fire Prevention Grant Program
CAL FIRE’s Fire Prevention Grants Program provides funding for local projects and activities that address the risk of wildfire and reduce wildfire potential to forested and forest adjacent communities. Applications are now open for 2020 grants. Funded activities include: hazardous fuel reduction, fire planning, and fire prevention education with an emphasis on improving public health and safety while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more here, applications are due Dec 4 at 3:00 p.m. PT.
Request for Applications: 2020 Leadership in Community Resilience
The National League of Cities 2020 Leadership in Community Resilience program is accepting applications from cities seeking additional funding for resilience-related projects. Each city selected for the 2020 cohort will receive $10,000 in financial support, advisory services and a site visit from NLC staff, as well as an invitation to NLC’s annual resilience summit for the city’s mayor and a staff member. Apply here. The application deadline is Dec 20.