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American Society of Adaptation Professionals | Ypsilanti, MI or Remote
The ASAP Communication Specialist is responsible for the curation, creation and dissemination of ASAP communications products. The incumbent will work with ASAP staff to ensure compelling, consistent communication to members, stakeholders, and the media. They will employ a variety of media to communicate organizational news to members and partners, lift up member stories, build the ASAP brand, and strengthen the adaptation field. They will ensure that ASAP provides high-quality communication services to support ASAP programs and ASAP Membership, enabling the organization to attract, connect, and support a diverse membership spanning sectors and scales. This position reports to the ASAP Executive Director.
AECOM | Oakland, CA
AECOM is looking for a candidate with a background in climate adaptation and wetland ecology. Among other responsibilities, the individual in this role will work with a team of engineers, scientists, and sustainability planners to support climate change risk assessments and adaptation strategies. This position will provide green infrastructure and nature-based restoration solutions. A wide array of climate impacts will be considered such as sea level rise, precipitation, and temperature irregularities.
Coastal Resilience Program Manager
National Wildlife Federation | Annapolis, MD
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is seeking a Coastal Resilience Program Manager. The Program Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing the NWF’s approach to coastal resilience across the Mid-Atlantic region. The person in this role will work to promote the application of climate-smart conservation practices in wildlife and habitat conservation and restoration, and the use of natural and nature-based approaches for protecting human communities from the impacts of climate change.The Program Manager will be part of a national team at NWF focused on addressing and mitigating the impacts of climate change on wildlife, natural systems, ecosystem services, and human communities and will work on projects of regional and national significance.
Communications and Outreach Manager
Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center | Amherst, MA
The Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (NE CASC) is seeking applicants for a full time Communications and Outreach Manager located at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The primary goals of the NE CASC communications program are to facilitate science communication of NE CASC climate adaptation science, information, assessments, and tools to support management of natural and cultural resources under changing climate conditions; and create and share effective communication products that translate NE CASC climate adaptation science and inform the scientific and management community.
Climate and Clean Energy Senior Advocate
Natural Resources Defense Council | Washington D.C.
NRDC is searching for an individual to join the Federal Policy team in the Climate and Clean Energy Program. This position will focus on administrative and legislative action to advance climate solutions, clean energy research, sustainable development and more. A background in mitigation, policy, and carbon sequestration is essential. Visit their website for more opportunities.
Sustainability Project Manager
Alameda County General Services Agency | Oakland, CA
Alameda County’s Office of Sustainability is seeking a Sustainability Project Manager who will oversee the County’s internal waste and recycling program. Key responsibilities will include engaging and communicating with employees to promote sustainable behaviors, ensuring compliance with recycling and waste laws, and managing a $1.2M waste budget. As part of the Sustainability Office team, you will also have the opportunity to work on green operations efforts and lead initiatives to prepare for regional climate change.
Climate Solutions Program Officer
The MacArthur Foundation | Chicago, IL
The MacArthur Foundation is seeking a Climate Solutions Program Officer to work with the Director on aspects of grant-making in the United States, China, and India. The Program Officer will exhibit knowledge in climate change and energy policy as well as strategy development and implementation that will exert global leadership in climate change policy.
Sustainable Development Senior Specialist
WWF | Metro D.C. Area
WWF is searching for a candidate who will advance the organization’s sustainable development and policy goals as they apply to investment, infrastructure, fossil fuels, energy, fishing, and shipping. This position will facilitate WWF operations in the Arctic and ensure that sustainability is prioritized above exploitation. Position open until filled.
Sustainability Assistant (Public Service Assistant II)
City of Fremont, CA | Fremont, CA
Under the supervision of the Sustainability Manager within the Community Development Department, the Sustainability Assistant will support the City’s Climate Action Plan (“CAP 2.0”) update process. This work will involve significant interaction and engagement with internal departments and divisions, public sector and industry stakeholder groups, consultant teams, educational institutions, non-governmental organizations, and the community-at-large for idea generation and feedback on possible measures, technical and cost-benefit analyses, oral and written presentations and reports, and ultimate recommendation of final CAP 2.0 measures to City decision-makers. This position is a full-time, temporary position working up to 40 hours per week. The position is currently limited to a one year term with an end data of June 30, 2020. Extension beyond that date is subject to future funding availability. This position will remain open until filled, with a first application review on June 28.
Clean Energy and Equity Advocate
The Natural Resources Defense Council | San Francisco, CA
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) seeks a Clean Energy and Equity Advocate to join their Western Energy and Energy Efficiency for All project (EEFA) teams. This position will develop and oversee California strategies, policies, funding proposals, and long-term advocacy solutions to drive the deployment of affordable energy efficiency, health measures, renewable energy, and other clean energy resources to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve living conditions for low-income families. It will also support NRDC’s expanding focus on ensuring access to quality jobs and that the transition out of a fossil fuel dependent energy economy will be just and equitable for all communities.
Climate Action Manager
Swarthmore College | Swarthmore, PA
The Climate Action Associate Manager will report to the Director of Sustainability and under general supervision will lead climate protection activities across Swarthmore College and in partnership with other organizations. This includes leading the College’s award winning Carbon Charge program, managing updates to the College’s Climate Action Plan, leading projects to increase renewable energy and decrease carbon emissions associated with the College, and developing strategies to address emissions from Scopes 1, 2, and 3 including from the central plant, campus buildings, transportation, air travel, and purchasing.
Climate Change and Worker Health Science Fellow
Natural Resources Defense Council | Washington, D.C.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) seeks a Climate Change and Worker Health Science Fellow who is a subject matter expertise and can conduct multi-disciplinary research and analysis on the occupational health effects of climate change. As part of the Federal Policy team of NRDC’s Climate and Clean Energy Program, the Fellow will develop broadly accessible communication materials about occupational health and climate change to support NRDC’s community partnerships, public outreach, and advocacy on climate and clean energy policies (including climate adaptation).
Action Track Coordinator-Local Action, Global Commission on Adaptation
World Resources Institute | Washington, D.C.
The Action Track Coordinator will manage the development of the Global Commission on Adaptation’s Action Track on Local Action and support its implementation. This Action Track focuses on empowering local actors to develop and implement locally driven adaptation solutions that reach millions of the most vulnerable people globally by ensuring that domestic and international climate finance is accessible to support local action. The Coordinator will work under the guidance of the Action Track Co-Managers and in coordination with other Action Track Coordinators and will coordinate the development of the ‘Local Action’ Action Track by working with both a small group of influential and representative players who will be expected to lead the Action Track and the broader coalition of partners who will support it.
Senior Science Educator: Environmental Scientist
Exploratorium Teacher Institute | San Francisco, California
The Exploratorium Teacher Institute (TI) seeks a PhD scientist to fill their open Senior Science
Educator:Environmental Scientist role. The Senior Science Educator should be passionate about the above questions and is excited to work in our informal education setting, supporting secondary science teachers in their efforts to make science and engineering engaging for their students. TI is specifically seeking someone with expertise in environmental science with the ability to explain complex ideas using basic principles from multiple science disciplines. The person in this role should be a proactive, highly organized person with excellent science teaching, science communication, and writing skills. Position open until filled.
Sustainability Planner: Climate Mitigation and Adaptation
AECOM | San Francisco, California
AECOM is seeking a candidate for their Sustainable Development Team to emphasize socioeconomic and environmental sustainability in urban design, city planning, and policy projects. The position will focus on climate adaptation, resiliency planning, and greenhouse gas mitigation projects for local governments and other public agencies, although work for the private sector may be conducted as well.
Program Associate: EDF Climate Corps
Environmental Defense Fund | Boston, Austin
The EDF Climate Corps is a network of professionals united to advance climate solutions, and the Program Associate will assist in recruiting highly qualified graduate students to the fellowship program. The candidate will assist with communication to universities and prospective applicants, support the screening and selection process, and coordinate across the EDF Climate Corps team.
Assistant Director of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs | Boston Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Office of CZM is currently searching for an Assistant Director to assist in the overall administration of the agency and oversee program areas related to: regional coordinators and their work with coastal cities and towns, regulatory responsibilities, and providing technical and financial assistance to municipalities to support assessment, planning, and the promotion of sound adaptation measures to increase coastal resilience.
Principal Associate, U.S. Public Lands and Rivers Conservation
Pew Charitable Trusts | Washington, DC
The Principal Associate will help lead development and implementation of plans to achieve the program’s objectives focused on federal forest management protections for core areas and wildlife and river corridors. The Principal Associate works closely with project team members in D.C. and other locations, as well as with staff from conservation science, government relations, and other Pew departments. The position also engages with external organizations, including scientists, non-governmental organizations and industry representatives. Pew’s U.S. public lands and rivers conservation project aims to make significant strides toward its goal of conserving biodiversity.
Air Quality and Climate Change Director
Harris & Associates | San Diego, California
Harris & Associates has an opening for a Air Quality and Climate Change Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing the air quality and climate change (greenhouse gas emissions) team and capabilities with the support of Harris’ Strategic Advisory Services and Environmental Planning and Compliance Teams to support current and future services. The Director will be responsible for building Harris’ reputation, for securing and overseeing implementation of a variety of air quality and climate change projects.
NOAA Coastal Management Fellow
Office For Coastal Management | Chicago, Illinois
The Illinois Coastal Management Program seeks a Coastal Management Fellow to work with staff in its Chicago office. The position will focus on helping managers of coastal areas understand how the shoreline has evolved over the past century and determine future implications. The fellow will translate scientific data into outreach materials for non-scientists and work with stakeholders to ensure that information can be easily incorporated into decision-making. This position also provides networking opportunities with federal and state governments, nonprofit partners, and other industry professionals. Contact ASAP Member Vidya Balasubramanyam to learn more.
The Climate Registry | Los Angeles, CA
The Climate Registry seeks a dynamic Executive Director to join a team helping states and organizations combat climate change in North America and Worldwide. The Climate Registry (TCR) is a non-profit organization formed and governed by U.S. states and Canadian provinces and territories. TCR designs and operates voluntary greenhouse gas reporting programs and assists organizations in measuring, reporting and verifying the carbon in their operations in order to manage and reduce it. TCR consults nationally and internationally on all aspects of GHG measurement, reporting, and verification. Position open until filled.
Urban Planner, Sustainable and Resilient Cities
RTI International | Durham, North Carolina
Within RTI’s Environment and Health Sciences (EHS) unit, the Urban Planner for Sustainable and Resilient Cities will be a key member of a team responsible for developing emerging sustainable and resilient cities practice. EHS has many of the technical capabilities required to support sustainable/resilient cities work and requires an urban planner with a demonstrated track record working on sustainable/resilient cities-related projects and developing new business.
Deputy Director for Climate Science and Risk Communication
Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR) | New York, NY
The New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency seeks a Deputy Director for Climate Science and Risk Communication to shape and advance integration of climate science into the City’s resiliency projects, working across ORR, City agencies, and the members of the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC), a Mayor-appointed advisory board of climate scientists required by local law to provide updated climate projections every three years.
Coasts Communications Manager
Audubon | New Orleans, Louisiana
The Communications Manager will work with staff and partners along the coasts and across the Gulf region as well as nationally to help position Audubon as a leader in conservation and restoration working to address ongoing environmental challenges for birds and people including recovery from the BP oil spill, hurricanes, habitat loss, climate change, and more. The position will leverage effective storytelling, media relations, social media and marketing strategies, and online advocacy to reach target audiences with Audubon’s key messages and priorities for the Gulf in compelling and innovative ways.
City of Fort Lauderdale | Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The City of Fort Lauderdale Public Works Sustainability Division is currently recruiting a Sustainability Administrator with a broad understanding of climate, sustainability, and environmental issues and with experience in policy and ordinance development, project management, and strategic planning. This is a senior position in the Sustainability and Climate Resilience Group and supports the Division’s efforts to achieve its goals, objectives, and initiatives under the City’s Strategic Plan, Press Play, focusing on climate resiliency programs, and other sustainability initiatives.
Sustainability Program Coordinator
UCR | Riverside, California
The Sustainability Program Coordinator develops, implements and monitors a wide range of plans and projects related to campus sustainability. The incumbent would assist in leading 9 different Working Groups including, Green Building Design, Clean Energy, Climate Protection, Sustainable Transportation, Sustainable Building Operations, Zero Waste, Procurement, Sustainable Food, and Sustainable Water Use. This position will oversee programs that result in institutional change through physical projects and will work with a variety of campus stakeholders to research, pilot, and advance projects that integrate sustainability. The incumbent will assist in recruitment, training, and supervision of student staff with a focus on mentorship that fosters a culture of sustainability on campus that embraces diverse, multicultural notions of caring for the environment. The Sustainability Program Coordinator reports to the Sustainability Officer.
Coastal Resiliency Lecturer
University of Rhode Island | Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island
The University of Rhode Island is seeking a Coastal Resiliency Lecturer. The position will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on coastal and ocean issues and science, such as Living by the Ocean and an introductory graduate course related to coastal resiliency in support of the Master of Oceanography program. The expected course load is 12 credits per semester with a mixture of 3-credit and 4-credit courses. Online teaching may also be included. Position open until filled.
Coalition Outreach Associate
American Flood Coalition | Washington, DC
The American Flood Coalition is a nonpartisan group of 90+ elected officials, local leaders, military groups, and businesses that have come together to advocate for national solutions to sea level rise and flooding in our coastal and riverfront communities. The Coalition Outreach Associate would be responsible for leading a variety of engagements including creating content and replicable tools to support coalition members, such as cities, in understanding how to plan for and adapt to sea level rise and build resilience (e.g., through interactive expert talks, case studies, guides and trainings on key topics in resilience) and channeling feedback from members into everything we do as an organization.
International Development – Climate and Clean Energy Consultant
ICF | Washington, DC
ICF provides climate-related support to a wide range of international development organizations and seeks senior and junior professionals with combined expertise in international development and climate to lead and perform this work in countries all around the world. Ideal candidates will have experience in any of the following areas: climate vulnerability and risk assessment; adaptation and resilience planning and implementation; greenhouse gas measurement, reporting, and verification; mitigation and low emissions development analysis planning, and implementation; energy efficiency; climate program evaluation; and/or climate financing.
Policy Coordinator – Climate Program
Leadership Council for Justice and Accountability | Fresno, California
The Leadership Council for Justice and Accountability is seeking a Policy Coordinator for their Climate Program. The Policy Coordinator will work in coalition with community residents, partner organizations and governmental representatives. Responsibilities include conducting research and analysis of potential, proposed and existing policies at all levels of government; developing strategic communications to support advocacy; supporting fundraising and resource development; managing policy campaigns; and developing local, regional and state level advocacy campaigns to improve conditions in California’s rural communities. Position open until filled.
Climate Breakthrough Project
The Climate Breakthrough Project is funding great work on climate change. The Project will provide $2 million over three years for bold and innovative approaches for slowing climate change. The program will invest in 1 to 3 exceptional individuals or teams of 2-4 people (as opposed to institutions) who can identify and pursue scalable breakthrough strategies for emission reductions. The application process is simple, and can be done in many languages. More information is available at the Climate Breakthrough Project web site.
Tribal Resilience Grants and Ocean and Coastal Management and Planning Grants
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs announced funding opportunities for tribal resilience and ocean and coastal management and planning for Federally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations. The program will support tribes preparing for extreme weather events and other harmful environmental trends that impact tribal treaty and trust resources in addition to tribal economies, infrastructure, and human health and safety. The application deadline is June 10th, 2019.
Michigan Office of the Great Lakes Grant Opportunity
Office of the Great Lakes Coastal Management Program
Through a partnership with NOAA, the OGL is providing a grant funding opportunity worth $250,000 for projects that protect coastal natural resources and connect people to the Great Lakes. This opportunity is part of their “Coastal Healthy Habitat, Waters, and Communities Initiative” which was established to support nature-based solutions, enhance coastal public access, and protect water quality. Program coordinators will provide technical assistance to grantees. The application deadline is June 17th, 2019.
P3 Great Lakes Request for Statement of Interest
Municipalities from Great Lakes Basin States
The P3 Great Lakes project team is looking to select two municipalities to pilot innovative delivery and financing approaches for green stormwater infrastructure. They are looking to work with city agencies, utilities, water authorities, or sewer authorities who have green stormwater infrastructure projects that are far enough along in the planning process to need delivery and financing support. Responses are due May 31, 2019 by 5 pm EST.
Sustainable Brands 2019 Volunteer Application
This Detroit-based conference will be held from June 3rd-6th. Global brands and sustainability leaders unite to shape the future of commerce worldwide. By volunteering, you can receive a 25% discount off the “All Access Pass” for each day you commit. Once you fulfill your volunteer duties for the day, you are free to attend the conference programming. Volunteers are accepted on a rolling basis.
RFP: Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund
The Southeast Sustainability Directors Network and The Kendeda Fund are launching the third round of the Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund. Grants will be awarded to local partnerships to advance local government policy, plans, or programs that will create equitable and sustainable energy and/or water initiatives. The 2019 RFP will result in five to seven grants of approximately $75,000 to $150,000 per year for two years. This funding opportunity is open to any community located in the Southeast, including SSDN and non-SSDN members. For the purpose of this RFP, the Southeast includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Letters of Intent are due 5 p.m. EST June 24, 2019.