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Institute for Sustainable Communities
Multiple US Locations

Network Lead Coordinator
Future Earth | Boulder, Colorado
The Future Earth Network Lead works to 1) develop and support robust national and global networks of sustainability research and innovation leaders, 2) manage the development and execution of a major, collaborative international meeting series for the sustainability researchers and innovation community, and 3) establish and develop a global, individual-based professional society structure for sustainability research and innovation. The Future Earth Network Lead reports to the Colorado Global Hub Director, and works closely with Colorado Hub and a set of interlocking globally distributed teams. Application deadline January 21, 2019.

Climate Change Resiliency Specialist
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority | Boston, MA
This Climate Change Resiliency Specialist will provide technical input on the potential risks of climate change and disasters to the MBTA’s capital program as well as its operational systems.  The selected candidate will assist the MBTA in identifying and managing risks associated with impacts of severe storms and changing climate conditions on the MBTA’s infrastructure and operations. Collect existing climate change data, and climate change and disaster risk assessments and reports for the greater Boston area as well as those relating to transit systems nationally and prepare a summary of existing information and potential gaps. Application deadline January 25, 2019.

Associate Scientist
EcoAdapt | Seattle, WA
EcoAdapt seeks an Associate Scientist for a full-time, non-exempt position in the Seattle, Washington metro area. This specific position will support the State of Adaptation program, a research initiative designed to raise awareness of and build capacity for on-the-ground climate adaptation action. As an Associate Scientist, you will provide research and writing support for multiple projects, create science-based products that support the integration of climate change into decision-making, and regularly engage with adaptation practitioners through interviews, surveys, workshops, and outreach. Applicants should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, independent work environment, demonstrate flexibility, and have a commitment to supporting EcoAdapt’s non-profit mission. Application deadline January 28, 2019.

Environmental Justice Network Coordinator
Power Shift Network | Remote – Anywhere in the US
The Power Shift Network mobilizes the collective power of young people to mitigate climate change and create a just, clean energy future and resilient, thriving communities for all.  Referred to as the “hub of the youth climate movement,” PSN brings together groups of environmental organizations to strengthen and empower the youth climate movement. PSN works to create space for young people and others committed to building a stronger movement for climate justice strategically within larger national and international movements for social justice. The Network Coordinator will convenes and support network members who work in historically marginalized communities, communities of color and/or low income communities in goal setting, planning, and reporting. Application deadline February 10, 2019.

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.

Community Engagement Manager
Earth Economics | Tacoma, WA
Earth Economics is seeking a Community Engagement Manager (CEM) who can help inform and engage diverse stakeholders on the critical importance of valuing nature in the planning and decision-making processes at all levels. The CEM will help design, implement, and grow Earth Economics’ community engagement practice area by concepting, initiating, managing, and/or leading numerous, diverse engagements (presentations, workshops, seminars, webinars, etc.) on a variety of place-based issues and projects in communities around the US. This is a perfect role for a creative and self-directed communicator, project manager, capacity builder, facilitator, and creative problem solver who excels at keeping interdisciplinary teams and projects on track and at engaging diverse audiences on complex challenges and their solutions.

Energy Resilience and Sustainability Specialist
Broward County | Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Broward County is looking for a new team member to join as Energy Resilience and Sustainability Specialist, a senior position. This is an advanced professional position providing technical expertise and planning support in a fast-paced environment. This position plays an important role in supporting regional planning in the areas of energy and sustainability. This position provides technical evaluations and project management to inform policy and planning activities on a county-wide scale and works to creatively and effectively engage with stakeholders and communicate the benefits of energy efficiency, renewable energy, resilient design and sustainable practices.

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.

Flood-Prepared Communities Officer
PEW Charitable Trust | Washington, DC
Pew’s flood-prepared communities initiative, which is part of the environment portfolio, is working to reduce the impact of weather-related catastrophes such as flood and hurricanes on the U.S. economy, communities and environment through four main policy areas. Pew is seeking to hire an officer to lead efforts in New Jersey, North Carolina and Virginia to advance mitigation and nature-based policy solutions at the state-level to reduce the risk and cost of flooding. The officer will be based in Pew’s Washington, DC office and report to the project director of the flood-prepared communities initiative.   

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.

Planner/Research Analyst
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission | Philadelphia, PA
This position involves assisting planning and policy research and performing analytical work, conducting studies, and coordinating with member governments and planning partners. Specific assignments may include supporting development of trail feasibility studies and administering program funding; creating municipal environmental planning studies; maintaining regional environmental data; supporting analytical, planning, and policy efforts related to climate change resiliency; and assisting with green stormwater infrastructure projects.  Day-to-day tasks include collecting, analyzing and communicating environmental, land use and transportation data, supporting the development of policies and plans, and managing relationships with diverse stakeholders.

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.

Climate Change Principal Planner
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Delaware
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is seeking a climate change professional to join its Division of Climate, Coastal, and Energy.  This position will lead efforts to plan, design, and implement policies and programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Delaware. This includes developing and implementing statewide strategies for greenhouse gas reductions with a particular emphasis on transportation emissions, tracking progress towards mitigation goals, managing annual grant programs of 1.5M per year, and coordinating state agency efforts.  This position will support the state’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the US Climate Alliance and the Transportation and Climate Initiative. Information about the Division is available on their website or by calling Susan Love at (302) 735-3488.

Climate Change Adaptation Scientist
Wildlife Conservation Society | New York, NY
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is an international conservation NGO founded in 1895 and headquartered at the Bronx Zoo in New York City. The Climate Change Adaptation Scientist will undertake practical science-based assessments of the vulnerability of biodiversity and human communities to climate change, make climate-smart recommendations for conservation planning, and help set-up monitoring programs at various scales to measure impacts. The goal of this work will be to improve conservation outcomes of WCS activities and our partners by incorporating climate change adaptation strategies and practices into landscape and regional program activities.

Director of the State Climate Office of North Carolina
State Climate Office | North Carolina
The State Climate Office (SCO) is a public service unit that provides climate information, including applications of that information to the people of North Carolina and the Southeast US. The SCO is actively involved in research that enhances its public service capabilities. Examples include climate change and variability in North Carolina, El Niño/La Niña effects on North Carolina weather and climate, agricultural and water resource management, air quality and environmental management, disaster mitigation, and landfalling hurricanes in North Carolina. The SCO derives its expertise from the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, and other departments within the College of Sciences and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at NC State University.

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.

Marine Economic Specialist
UGA Marine Extension, Georgia Sea Grant | Brunswick, GA
The University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant program seeks a Marine Economics Specialist with broad interest in marine and coastal resource economics, policy and management. This position will provide statewide leadership and coordination for developing, maintaining, and evaluating a comprehensive marine economics extension and applied research program that serves Georgia. Primary targeted audiences include commercial and recreational fishermen, marine aquaculture operators, state and federal resource managers, seafood dealers, marine-related businesses and trade organizations, local governments, and interested public. Information provided will support business-related and resource management decisions that promote the sustainable use and conservation of Georgia’s coastal and marine resources.

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.

Grant Writer
Alaska Native Tribal Health Center | Anchorage, AK
With support from the Denali Commission, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Center (ANTHC) works with environmentally threatened communities across Alaska who are experiencing infrastructure impacts associated with flooding, erosion, and permafrost degradation. ANTHC is seeking a Grant Writer to perform fast-paced, diverse, project-based work. Activities include research, writing, project management, and daily collaboration with state and federal agencies, non-government organizations, city governments, Tribal governments, engineering firms, and consultants.

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. 


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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.

Grants for Michigan Students: Citizens’ Climate International Conference
The Detroit chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, in cooperation with CCL Michigan, is offering climate justice grants to students (18 or older) from Michigan to attend the Citizens’ Climate International Conference and Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., June 8-12, 2019. The main objective of this project is to introduce CCL and its program to young adults from a wide variety of backgrounds. All students who apply may receive free registration. Additional grants are available on a competitive basis for students of color attending a Michigan university including round-trip transportation to DC from Dearborn, access to free housing with CCL volunteers, and a $200 stipend. Application deadline January 18, 2019.

EcoAdapt: Early Career Development for Adaptation Professionals
EcoAdapt is offering several career development opportunities for early career professionals, undergraduate and graduate students to network with leaders in the field of climate change adaptation at the National Adaptation Forum in Madison, Wisconsin. Submit a Poster and share your work on climate change adaptation with peers and adaptation practitioners. Early career and student posters deadline January 25, 2019. Visit to learn more or email [email protected] with any questions.

Science to Action Fellowship
The Science to Action Fellowship is provided through a partnership between the National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NCASC) and Michigan State University (MSU). The program supports graduate students in developing a product that puts science into action, directly applying scientific research related to climate change impacts on fish, wildlife, or ecosystems to decision making about natural resources. Fellows benefit from collaborations with university and USGS mentors, interactions with other colleagues and partners of USGS, and from exposure to high priority, real-world challenges in the natural resources policy arena. The program is open to Master’s and Doctoral students in MSU’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife or at any Climate Adaptation Science Center consortium institution. Students must be enrolled at the institution for the entire fellowship year. To view the list of eligible institutions, visit the CASC Network map. Statements of Interest are due January 25, 2019.

Request for Information (RFI): Resiliency Services for Commercial Real Estate Sector
A Better City (ABC), on behalf of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission’s Commercial Real Estate Working Group, is conducting market research to identify experienced professionals who can assist commercial real estate developers, owners, and managers to assess climate risks posed to their properties, develop recommendations that can lead to comprehensive mitigation plans, and implement mitigation measures. Submit RFI responses to Yve Torrie at [email protected]. Response deadline January 25, 2019.  

FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance
The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program makes Federal funds available to State, local, and tribal governments to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In Fiscal Year 2018, the FMA Program will prioritize proposals that address community flood risk by setting aside $70 million for this purpose. FEMA will seek to fund two types of community flood mitigation activities: (1) advance assistance for flood mitigation design and development of community flood mitigation projects that will subsequently reduce flood claims (2) mitigation projects that address community flood risk for the purpose of reducing NFIP flood claim payments. The remaining funding, at least $90 million, will be used for FMA technical assistance, mitigation planning, and mitigation projects that reduce the risk of flooding to severe repetitive loss and repetitive loss properties. Submission deadline January 31, 2019.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Climate Health Grant Opportunity
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) seeks to develop and amplify the evidence around a set of approaches that improve community health and well-being and advance health equity, while also addressing climate change adaptation or mitigation. Eligible, local approaches can focus on one or more of a range of determinants of health—including, but not limited to: air quality; energy sources; transportation or mobility design; food and water systems; housing; and health systems. Proposals should specify the determinants of health that the given approach is addressing, and the expected impact on health and well-being. Grant funds will support research and evaluation activities to develop the best possible evidence highlighting what is working well with the select approach and why; where there have been opportunities and challenges; and how other communities may learn from this approach to tackle similar challenges. Application deadline February 8, 2019.

FEMA Fire Preparedness
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering up to $1.5 million to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards by assisting fire prevention programs and supporting firefighter health and safety research and development under the Fire Prevention and Safety grant program. Grant funds can be used to carry out fire prevention education and training, fire code enforcement, fire/arson investigation, firefighter safety and health programming, prevention efforts, and research and development.

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.


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