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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.
Post-doctoral Research Fellowship: Climate Change
University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI
Post-doctoral Research Fellow sought to oversee analysis of a mail survey data regarding adaptation to climate change among individual forest landowners. The goal of the research is to describe and explain how individuals perceive and respond to local hazards and risks from global climate change. The post-doc will oversee a team of graduate and undergraduate students to quantitatively analyze mail survey data from owners of forested parcels in areas that have experienced climate impacts in the Upper Midwest. If you have questions contact Paige Fischer at [email protected].
Associate Director, Global Resilience Practice – North America
100 Resilient Cities, The Rockefeller Foundation | New York, NY
The Associate Director, Global Resilience Practice (AD) will play a key role in defining the impact of the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge by helping a portfolio of cities in the region leverage the 100RC network as they create and implement resilience plans. The AD will be the primary liaison between a current and future defined portfolio of approximately ten North American cities. S/he will ultimately become fluent in the resilience needs of the cities in his/her portfolio, as well local political and policy contexts, while establishing and implementing 100RC programs.
Engagement Manager, Global Commission on Adaptation
World Resources Institute | Washington, DC
Support the Global Commission on Adaptation in the development and execution of its global agenda and political strategy. You will play a key role in leading outreach and mobilization of the Commission’s co-leads, commissioners, convening countries, partners and other external audiences. The Global Commission was launched in October 2018 to make the case and accelerate global action on adaptation.
Communications Manager, Global Commission on Adaptation
World Resources Institute | Washington, DC
In this role as Communications Manager for the Global Commission on Adaptation, you will provide communication leadership and guidance for a new high-level initiative to accelerate climate adaptation worldwide. You will lead in the planning and implementation of ambitious, comprehensive communication strategies and engage with top-tier media, support high-level events with global leaders, and provide vision and leadership to expand the influence and reach of the Global Commission.
Policy Program Director, Green Communities
Enterprise Community Partners | Washington, D.C.
The Green Communities Policy Program Director will lead efforts in support of an Equitable Climate Resilience Initiative. This staff member will develop and execute a policy agenda in coordination with Enterprise Green Communities team and partners to advance the adoption of green affordable housing practices across the country. This staff member will regularly coordinate with Enterprise’s 11 local market offices to align the national agenda with state, regional and local policy needs and relationships.
Manager, Resilient Communities and Watersheds
Sonoran Institute | Denver, CO
The Sonoran Institute’s Colorado Growing Water Smart (CGWS) program helps communities bridge the gap between water management and land use planning to build a more resilient future. The Manager is responsible for education and outreach activities designed to promote community participation in CGWS and elevating the program’s profile among local and state officials. The Manager represents the organization at various partner meetings, conferences and other public venues and will contribute content and editorial review for social media, online resources, and various publications.
Chicago Region Trees Initiative Stewardship Coordinator
The Morton Arboretum | Chicago, IL
Plan and coordinate stewardship activities and provide outreach and education to private landowners and community organizations for the Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI), a regional coalition of organizations working together to improve quality of life through a healthier urban forest. Coordinate communication and urban forest resources for designated constituents. Represent CRTI to partners and constituents to foster and facilitate improved health and sustainability of the urban and community forest and advance the mission of The Morton Arboretum.
CIRES/NIDIS Communications Coordinator
University of Colorado-Boulder | Boulder, CO
CIRES and the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) seek an engaging communicator to strategize and implement external and internal communications for multiple audiences across the nation. The Communications Coordinator fulfills a critical role in the implementation of NIDIS, a federal multi-agency partnership that coordinates drought monitoring, forecasting, and planning and information at national, state, and local levels. Its mission is to help the nation to move to a more proactive approach to managing drought risks and impacts, and to improve long-term drought resilience.
CIRES/NIDIS Regional Drought Information Systems Coordinator
University of Colorado-Boulder | Boulder, CO
The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) are seeking a full-time Regional Drought Information Systems Coordinator to work as part of an interdisciplinary team as the coordinator for selected regional NIDIS drought early warning information systems. NIDIS is a federal interagency and interstate effort to establish a national drought early warning information system in the U.S.
Outreach Program Manager
University of Wisconsin-Madison | Superior, WI
The Outreach Program Manager is responsible for providing coastal stakeholders with outreach and applied research relevant to the University of Wisconsin Aquatic Sciences Center (ASC) mission and administering a multi-county outreach program based at the Lake Superior Field Office. ASC administers the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute and the Wisconsin Water Resources Institute which support multidisciplinary research, education and outreach for the protection and sustainable use of Wisconsin’s water resources.
Coasts Communications Manager
Audubon | New Orleans, LA
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.
Outpost Natural Foods | Milwaukee, WI
Support Outpost’s Sustainability Vision through developing, implementing and maintaining sustainable processes and operations that minimize impact on the planet and grow connection to the local community through education and advocacy.
City of Fort Lauderdale | Fort Lauderdale, FL
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.
Senior Program Officer, Puget Sound Climate Preparedness Collaborative
Institute for Sustainable Communities | Seattle, WA
ISC seeks a Senior Program Officer (SPO) position leads an ISC program team in providing strategic and material support to Collaborative members as they design, develop, and implement sustainability and resilience strategies. The SPO manages the program with oversight from ISC’s Director of Urban Resilience and the Collaborative’s Co-Chairs and Steering Committee. This high-visibility position coordinates between Collaborative members and often high-level regional or national stakeholders to advance regional climate preparedness objectives through community engagement, and program analysis, design and implementation.
Senior Program Officer, U.S. Programs
Institute for Sustainable Communities | Nationwide/Flexible
The Senior Program Officer (SPO) position provides strategic support and leadership to one or more Program Directors to advance equitable resilience and sustainability projects in communities across the United States. The position guides the design, development, and implementation of projects to accelerate locally-led solutions that tackle immediate problems while strengthening communities overall. Working across a variety of U.S geographies, the SPO works with grassroots and other community organizations, institutional partners, and local and regional governments to foster collaboration to address climate impacts.
Sustainability Program Coordinator
UCR | Riverside, CA
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.
Climate Assessment Specialist
Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, University of Oklahoma | Norman, Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Climatological Survey at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for the position of a Climate Assessment Specialist for the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP). The individual selected for this position will conduct research, assessments, and stakeholder engagement projects with SCIPP, a NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Program team. In particular, the Climate Assessment Specialist will work closely with selected communities and professional associations to increase use of products from the National Climate Assessment (NCA), to provide information about sector concerns, needs, actions, and indicators of climate change to the NCA process, and to promote the use of climate information in planning decisions across the region. The individual will be part of a national network of Sustained Assessment Specialists who work through other RISA teams to assess and promote use of NCA information.
Analyst, Government Services – Strategy and Policy Team
The Cadmus Group | Boston, MA
The Cadmus Strategy and Policy team directly supports communities and organizations seeking to achieve ambitious climate and clean energy goals. Within this group, the Sustainable Communities and Organizational Strategy Practice works with municipalities, foundations, and non-profit organizations to support sustainability planning and policy at the local level. The Cadmus Strategy and Policy team is seeking an Analyst to support this work. The Analyst will work closely with project managers and senior staff to deliver research and analysis on a range of topics related to 100% renewable energy planning for cities, development of climate change plans, community and stakeholder engagement, and other topics. Working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, the Analyst’s role requires a mix of capacities including strong analytical, strategic thinking, and communications skills and the ability to integrate cross-cutting issues like resilience and social equity into project work.
Jr Environmental Consultant – Climate Adaptation & Resilience
ICF | Washington, DC or New York, NY
ICF is seeking a junior environmental consultant to support their Climate Adaptation and Resilience team. This team works with federal, state, and local agencies and communities to help them understand the risks that climate change will bring, and how to reduce those risks. The person in this role will be responsible for supporting ICF managers in winning, planning, and executing projects as part of 2 to 7 person teams to execute tasks related to the development and delivery of accurate, timely, and high quality products and services.
Climate Resiliency Staff Professional
Kleinfelder | Boston, Massachusetts
Kleinfelder is seeking a Climate Resiliency Staff Professional to contribute to the delivery of climate change vulnerability assessment, adaptation planning, and resilient design projects for a wide array of clients. Candidates are required to have engineering or architectural design experience and demonstrated understanding of climate change risk and resiliency concepts. Since 1961, Kleinfelder is a company of engineers, architects, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve transportation, building, water, energy, and other infrastructure.
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 (OCG108G) 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.
Senior Applied Ecologist
Biohabitats | Charleston, South Carolina
Biohabitats is seeking a Senior Applied Ecologist to lead and participate in conservation planning, ecological restoration, and green infrastructure projects throughout the Southeast and Gulf Coast. Projects may consist of greenway and watershed management planning, climate change adaptation, urban ecology design, river, wetland, woodland, and coastal restoration, and environmental justice & equity planning.
Senior Policy Advisor, Clean Energy
Third Way | Washington, DC
Third Way’s Clean Energy Program is committed to the fight against climate change. They are seeking a Senior Policy Advisor to join efforts to create a zero-carbon energy future. This individual will help lead educational engagement with Congressional policy makers on clean energy, innovation, and climate policies. The Senior Policy Advisor will explain these trends to an informed audience through written and digital content, and collaborate with teammates and external partners on strategies to advance key policy priorities.
Climate Resilience Specialist
ICF International | Los Angeles, CA
ICF is seeking to hire a mid-career professional looking to help execute and grow a broad portfolio of work on infrastructure resilience to climate change. ICF works with all levels of government and commercial clients to enhance the resilience of energy, water, and transportation systems, other critical infrastructure, and the vital societal and natural elements that make our communities whole. The consultant will join a team that provides world-class analysis that is based in rigorous science and clearly communicated to enable proactive planning and implementation of resilience solutions. The preferred location for this position is Los Angeles, but other locations (e.g., San Diego, San Francisco,) could be considered.
Associate Climate Assessment Specialist
Columbia University | New York, NY
The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory seeks a full-time Staff Associate to serve as the Climate Assessment Specialist, supported by a grant from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Staff Associate will assist the Principal Investigator with stakeholder-driven research on climate assessment in the urban corridor from Philadelphia to Boston and will work closely with other researchers and stakeholders in the northeast corridor, including Washington, DC, and the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN), one of NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Program projects.
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.
Corporate Water Stewardship Program Officer
World Wildlife Fund | Washington, DC
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Program Officer for its Corporate Water Stewardship team. The Freshwater team has four primary initiatives that work to ensure the conservation of water for people and nature – Free-Flowing Rivers, the Pantanal Challenge, Corporate Water Stewardship, and Water in North America, specifically on the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo river basin. The Program Officer will work primarily to support corporate engagement across Freshwater priority initiatives in priority geographies and will engage closely with WWF’s Private Sector Engagement team, network colleagues, and external corporate partners.
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, CA
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.
NASA Postdoctoral Program: Applications of Earth Science Products Addressing Societal Needs
Goddard Space Flight Center | Greenbelt, MD
NASA is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to use NASA Earth Science satellite observations and products to address critical societal needs such as: natural disasters, water resource and management issues, air quality, public health, ecological systems, climate impacts and adaptation, agriculture and glacier dynamics. This will involve significant interactions with the broad range of users in both domestic and international sector. This will require customization of global models, data manipulation, and application of in situ data sets to apply and adapt them for specific application areas.
2019 Climate Leadership Conference
ASAP Members receive a 15% discount off registration for the Climate Leadership Conference! Join us in Baltimore to connect with the nation’s thought leaders and decision-makers at the 8th annual Climate Leadership Conference (CLC). The CLC convenes around the prestigious Climate Leadership Awards and brings energy and sustainability professionals together to address climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions. ASAP is hosting The Field of Climate Adaptation and Applications to Your Work workshop on Wednesday, March 20. View the program agenda and current speaker line-up to engage and network with the nation’s leaders on climate. Register today with discount code CLC-ASAP-15.
The Kresge Foundation Climate Change, Health & Equity Initiative
The Kresge Foundation has an open request for proposals for their Climate Change, Health & Equity Initiative. Community-based, nonprofit organizations with a desire to accelerate work at the intersection of climate change, health, and equity in urban, low-income communities in the US are invited to submit an application for the planning phase of this strategy. Check the Kresge Foundation website to learn more about this RFP opportunity. Application deadline March 19, 2019.
Free Workshop Opportunity: Scaling Green Infrastructure Investment
Earth Economics is offering an exciting new training opportunity for municipalities and local agencies across the US who are ready to take their green infrastructure efforts to the next level. These free, interactive training workshops are designed to grow the capacity of municipal and local leaders to effectively scale investment and adoption of green infrastructure assets in their communities, through hands-on exercises and facilitated sessions. These one-day events will bring together urban leaders and their private and community partners to work through barriers, identify actionable steps, and ultimately advance a collective vision of adopting GI solutions at a scale necessary to simultaneously attract investment, meet critical service delivery targets, and create livable, resilient, communities. The labs build on The Blueprint for Increased Investment in Green Infrastructure, a new web-based guide designed to support cities across the country to identify actionable steps toward growing their urban portfolios in GI assets to scale. The Blueprint is based on ten months of extensive research, including practitioner interviews, literature review, process mapping, and econometric modeling. To access the Blueprint and apply to participate in an urban GI lab, email [email protected], or visit this link: http://www.eartheconomics.org/urbangi. Application deadline March 31, 2019.
Funding Opportunity: Rachel’s Network Catalyst Award
Rachel’s Network is a community of women at the intersection of environmental advocacy, philanthropy, and leadership whose mission is to promote women as impassioned leaders and agents of change dedicated to the stewardship of the earth. This program will provide women leaders of color support and recognition for their commitment to a healthy planet, and will award up to five winners each year with funding, mentorship and networking opportunities, and national recognition within the environmental, philanthropic, and women’s leadership communities. Applications are due April 15, 2019.
Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner Program
The Society of Ecological Restoration ecological restoration practitioner certification program encourages a high professional standard for those who are designing, implementing, overseeing, and monitoring restoration projects. Application deadline April 19, 2019.
Climate Resilience Fund Grants
The Climate Resilience Fund and NOAA are working together to align and synergize their annual grant opportunities. Applicants to the NOAA competition will be encouraged to pursue the opportunity to add to, enhance, or scale up their projects by applying to CRF’s annual ‘Coordination and Collaboration in the Resilience Ecosystem’ grants competition in early 2019. Stay tuned to the CRF website for more details about this upcoming opportunity.