Adaptation and resilience-related jobs and grant opportunities are updated bi-weekly! Use this form to submit opportunities to share with the community. You can reach out to Dawn Nelson at (734) 879-1219 or [email protected] with any questions.
Climate Adaptation Specialist
Ecology and Environment Inc. | San Francisco, California
Ecology and Environment, Inc. is seeking an experienced Climate Adaptation Specialist in their San Francisco office. This position is responsible for developing and leading innovative climate adaptation projects. They are seeking a candidate who is a self-starter and an experienced project manager with climate-focused expertise in a related social or natural science field. The Specialist will manage and lead climate vulnerability and risk assessments, adaptation plans, and preparedness to address climate change risks. Application deadline: May 15, 2019.
Chief Resilience Officer
Florida State Department of Environmental Protection | Tallahassee, Florida
The Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) will prepare Florida for the environmental, social, and economic impacts of climate change, especially sea level rise. Reporting to the Governor’s office, the CRO will work with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and other agencies to implement comprehensive statewide resilience goals for mitigating and adapting to the challenges Florida will face. The CRO will employ a synergistic approach to resilience planning among state agencies, local communities, and stakeholders to ensure that resources are leveraged appropriately. Application deadline May 20, 2019.
Co-Director, Gender and Climate Justice
New Gender and Climate Justice Funding Initiative | Washington, DC
The Fund will launch in the fall of 2019 with a shared leadership structure between two Co-Directors—one preferably based in the Southeastern US focused on regional grant-making (the position detailed in this job description) and one based in the San Francisco Bay Area focused on grant-making in other regions of the US, with shared responsibility for funder engagement. Both Co-Directors report to an Executive Committee comprised of activists and funders. Co-Directors will collaborate to set broad organizational strategy and annual goals and track progress. Application deadline May 20, 2019.
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.
Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) Program Coordinator
Better Future Project | Cambridge, Massachusetts
Better Future Project (BFP) is looking for an experienced, strategic, and collaborative individual to join an exciting and growing project within a dynamic team in helping build resilience to climate-induced extreme weather impacts. The Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for reaching out to and supporting CREW volunteer teams, coordinating CREW partner outreach, and coordinating CREW programming. Application deadline: May 19, 2019.
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.
Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Expert
International Institute for Sustainable Development | Manassas, Virginia
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) undertakes policy analysis to help countries and institutions make tangible advances in sustainable development. IISD is seeking an Ecosystem-based Adaptation Expert with experience in spearheading climate change adaptation initiatives. Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in development of protocols, management and monitoring plans related to climate adaptation using Ecosystem-based Adaptation approaches.
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.
Senior Fellow for Climate Change Policy
Council on Foreign Relations | New York, NY or Washington, DC
The David Rockefeller Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is seeking to hire a senior fellow for climate change. The fellow will be expected to conduct original research and writing on what should be done to prevent and mitigate the consequences of climate change. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual looking to shape the national conversation on what the federal government, state and local businesses, companies, and individuals should do to minimize and possibly reverse the damage done by a changing climate.
Director, Clinton Climate Initiative
Clinton Foundation | New York, NY
The Director, Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), is a member of the Clinton Foundation’s senior leadership team with specific responsibility for leading and managing the Island Energy Program. The Islands Energy Program, started in 2012, works with island nations to accelerate their transition to renewable energy through national strategic planning, project implementation, and local capacity building. The Director will provide leadership and guidance to CCI staff, collaborate closely with other Clinton Foundation programs including the Clinton Global Initiative, to advance the impact of CCI.
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.
Outpost Natural Foods | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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, 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.
Climate Resilience Specialist
ICF International | Los Angeles, California
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.
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 Adaptation Leadership Awards for Natural Resources
Now Open! Nominations for the 2019 Climate Adaptation Leadership Awards for Natural Resources. The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and partners are seeking nominations for the Climate Adaptation Leadership Award (Award) which recognizes outstanding efforts to increase the resilience of America’s valuable living natural resources and the many people, businesses and communities that depend on them. Nominations accepted online through Saturday, May 18.
National Coastal Resilience Fund – Request for Proposals
On April 3, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, in partnership with NOAA, released a request for proposals under the FY 2019 National Coastal Resilience Fund. The request is for projects that restore, increase, and strengthen natural infrastructure — the landscapes that help absorb the impacts of storms and floods — to ultimately protect coastal communities and enhance fish and wildlife habitat. Pre-proposals are due May 20 and full proposals are due July 22, 2019.
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 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 June 24, 2019 5 p.m. EST.
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.