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Community Planning Capacity Building Coordinator
FEMA’s Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee Program | Oakland, CA
FEMA’s Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program seeks a Community Planning Capacity Building Coordinator. This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed two years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Typical assignments include: evaluating and advising the Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator on the need for focused disaster recovery technical assistance for the communities affected, overseeing multiple planning operations in the field depending upon the severity and magnitude of disaster incidents, and establishing and coordinating locally driven recovery planning processes.
Climate Change and Worker Health Science Fellow
Natural Resources Defense Council | Washington, DC
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) seeks a two-year, full-time Climate Change and Worker Health Science Fellow who can provide subject matter expertise and 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).
Research Associate, Postdoctoral Fellow – Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center Actionable Science
University of Washington Tacoma | Seattle, WA
The College of the Environment invites applications for a Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) Actionable Science Postdoctoral Fellow (Research Associate). This is a full-time, 12-month term appointment (with a potential for extension up to three years based on performance and continued funding). Research supported by the NW CASC provides objective scientific information and strategies that Northwest managers of land, water, wildlife, and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change. Key stakeholders of the NW CASC are the Department of Interior bureaus (especially USGS, National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation) and Northwest tribes.
Climate Reporter U.S
Bloomberg | New York, NY
Bloomberg is looking for an experienced reporter to write about climate change in North America. The successful applicant will need to be a self-starter with a deep curiosity for the intersection of business, climate, society and policy and that can deliver sharply reported examinations of environmental impacts on economic infrastructure and industries. This is a wide-ranging role meant to focus on how rising sea levels and changing weather patterns are forcing companies, investors and politicians to adapt. The successful climate reporter will be equally adept at responding to disasters while finding creative ways to capture climate reverberations in national politics.
Climate Program Special Projects Manager
City of San Antonio | San Antonio, TX
The City of San Antonio seeks a Climate Program Special Projects Manager. Under administrative direction, the Climate Program Special Projects Manager is responsible for managing and coordinating the development and implementation of the City of San Antonio’s climate program. The Manager will conduct research, provides data, make recommendations, and implement solutions to achieve project goals and objectives.
CIEL Program Director, Climate & Energy
Center for International Environmental Law | Washington, DC
The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) seeks a dynamic, strategic, and experienced legal advocate to lead a strong and growing team of lawyers and campaigners in this effort.The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience designing and leading breakthrough legal and advocacy strategies in the climate context; proven ability to manage a diverse staff of experienced professionals; a track record of exceptional legal research and writing; proven experience as a communicator and spokesperson; demonstrated fundraising experience; and a commitment to the bold approaches to climate action, human rights, and international law that define CIEL’s work.
Climate Adaptation Fellow
AmeriCorps | Hayward, CA
The Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency (HASPA) is recruiting for a Climate Adaptation Fellow to assist with the development of the Hayward Regional Shoreline Master Plan. HASPA’s mission is to coordinate agency planning activities and implement policies and projects for the improvement of the Hayward Regional Shoreline for future generations. The Hayward Regional Shoreline Master Plan is a complex long-range planning project that will establish both short-term and long-term adaptation strategies to protect vulnerable assets along the Hayward Regional Shoreline.
Climate Resilience Program Manager
City of Boston | Boston, MA
The City of Boston seeks to fill their Climate Resilience Program Manager position. Among other responsibilities, this role will manage the Climate Ready Boston program as well as coordinate various projects and partnerships. The Program Manager will also lead neighborhood climate resilience planning and develop proposals that address risks from longer and more frequent heat waves, more intense precipitation, higher sea levels, and coastal flooding.
Climate Planning Expert
Eastern Research Group Inc. | Oakland, CA
The Eastern Research Group (ERG) has an immediate opening for an analyst to perform research, analysis, and technical writing to help clients adapt to climate change through resiliency planning with a focus on shoreline and infrastructure planning. To add to their many climate projects at the local, state and national levels, ERG is currently building their capacity to support local and regional governments in California in the development of GHG inventories, vulnerability assessments, and climate mitigation and adaptation plans.
Senior Associate, Lands and Resilience
U.S. Climate Alliance | Washington, D.C.
The Senior Associate assists the Executive Director of the U.S. Climate Alliance Secretariat in developing and executing strategy to support Alliance states meeting their climate priorities, and working internationally to make progress towards the goals of the Paris Agreement. The Senior Associate will focus on supporting Alliance states in the development and implementation of natural climate solutions to enhance carbon mitigation, sequestration and climate resilience. They will also lead the Alliance’s portfolio on developing and implementing resilience measures to protect communities from the impacts of climate change.
Assistant Professor, Human geographer studying health and climate change
University of Washington | Seattle, WA
The Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The University seeks a human geographer studying health and climate change, with an emphasis on socio-spatial disparities and/or environmental justice. Any regional specialty welcome. Review of applications will begin on October 1.
Climate Change Consultant
Cascadia Consulting Group | Oakland, CA
Cascadia is currently seeking a Climate Change Consultant to manage, lead, and expand their climate change adaptation, mitigation, and resiliency projects in California and beyond. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, managing projects in the areas of climate adaptation, community resiliency, and climate risk management. Additionally, conducting vulnerability assessments and developing adaptation strategies for urban and/or natural systems through research and community engagement. For other opportunities with this company click here.
Climate Change Education Manager
Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy | Minneapolis, MN
Climate Generation is searching for a Climate Change Education Manager to provide strategy, leadership and staff supervision for climate change education programs. They will provide vision and direction to empower individuals and their communities; Climate Generation strategically engages youth, educators, decision-makers, and the public to foster climate literacy and action with the goal of building a more equitable and resilient future for all.
Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Coordinator
MA Executive Office Of Energy and Environmental Affairs | Multiple Locations
The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness grant program (MVP) provides support for cities and towns in Massachusetts to begin the process of planning for climate change resiliency and implementing priority projects. The MVP Program Regional Coordinator(s) will work directly with city and town officials to support communities through the MVP process and ensure coordination between communities and the Executive Office Of Energy and Environmental Affairs in advancing climate resilience projects. The MVP Coordinator will be responsible for a specific region of MVP communities. 5 positions are available.
Resilience Extension Educator
University of Minnesota Sea Grant | Duluth, MN
UMD is searching for an Assistant Extension Educator to provide coastal stakeholders with outreach and applied research relevant to Sea Grant’s strategic plan. Preferred candidates will have experience and knowledge relevant to community resilience regarding climate hazards. The educator will develop, conduct, and evaluate extension programming relevant to coastal needs; this position will focus their outreach efforts on community resilience. Enter job ID 331240 to locate the posting. Position is open until filled.
Climate Change and Environment Management Experts
Numark Associates | Washington, D.C.
NUMARK Associates seeks highly experienced professionals to fill full and part-time positions as Sr. Climate Change and Sr. Environment Management Systems Experts. The Sr. Experts shall have a proven track record of providing advisory environmental services to municipalities, project developer sponsors, or governmental institutions, especially in developing and lower-income economies.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships
Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy | Fairbanks, AK
The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) is offering two different fellowships, one regarding knowledge co-production and boundary spanning and the other focusing on climate change economics in Alaska. Both opportunities stem from the fact that the Arctic is warming twice as fast as lower latitudes, and the impacts are particularly salient for the region’s Indigenous people. Thus, ACCAP requires integrated, transdisciplinary research to better understand the social and economic implications of climate change. Positions open until filled.
Energy and Climate Project Manager
3Degrees | Portland, OR
The Energy and Climate consulting team at 3Degrees is searching for a Project Manager to support client engagements. Projects relevant to this position focus on envisioning and implementing climate solutions for large-scale organizations. Additional work will focus on reducing emissions of energy supplies and enabling growing organizations to adopt these solutions within robust sustainability programs. Click here to see more opportunities.
Climate Action Plan Consultant
Computer Consultants International | Everett, WA
CCI is seeking a consultant to produce a Climate Action Plan (CAP) for the city’s Planning Commission. Dealing with global warming and climate change is a long-term proposition that will require mitigation, adaptation, and policy strategies. The city considers CAP its strategy for responding to climate change as well as developing an increasingly resilient city. The candidate must provide potential adaptation strategies to prepare residents for climate change circumstances such as storm events, flooding, fires, and sea-level rise.
Exclusive Scholarship Opportunity!
ASAP and Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability are thrilled to offer a dedicated ASAP Member scholarship for the January 2020 cohort of the Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) graduate degree program. Virginia Tech’s XMNR program is an accelerated, 12-month program focusing on the theme of leadership for sustainability in the context of climate change. One $10,000 scholarship is available for an outstanding ASAP Member candidate who adds to the diversity of professional roles, experience, and perspectives in the student cohort. Additional scholarship opportunities may be available if more than one eligible candidate applies. To be eligible for the scholarship, interested ASAP members should first reach out to XMNR admissions director, Emily Talley, at [email protected] and must apply to the program by October 1, 2019. Learn more about the XMNR program here. ASAP extends our gratitude to member David Robertson, XMNR program director, for making this opportunity possible. View the full opportunity announcement here.
2020 Climate Leadership Awards
The Climate Leadership Awards is a national awards program that recognizes and incentivizes exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change. Since 2012, the program has honored more than 170 recipients from diverse sectors across the U.S. The Climate Leadership Awards dinner takes place during the annual 2020 Climate Leadership Conference in Detroit March 4 – 6. Learn about the application process and criteria here Applications are due September 27.
Call for Abstracts! Water Environment Federation National Stormwater Symposium 2020: Excellence in Sustainable Stormwater Management
The Water Environment Federation Stormwater Institute, in collaboration with ASAP, will host the 2020 Water Environment Federation National Stormwater Symposium March 15-17, 2020 in Cincinnati, OH. This symposium is designed to deepen the technical knowledge of professionals involved with stormwater management and provide forums where leading issues in the sector were discussed. Submit a session abstract by Oct 3, learn more here.
Call for Abstracts! New York State Green Building Conference
The New York State Green Building Conference Abstract Selection Committee is currently seeking presentation proposals for the 18th Annual New York State Green Building Conference to be held on April 2–3 in Syracuse, NY. Submit a presentation abstract by Oct 19, using this form.
Call for Abstracts! National Association of Environmental Professionals Annual Conference
NAEP is currently accepting abstracts to showcase your work to an audience of national and Florida environmental professionals at its 2020 conference. The NAEP Annual Conference will take place May 18-20 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Abstracts can be submitted for oral presentations, posters, workshops, and special sessions of national and Florida concern. Submit an abstract by October 11, learn more here.
Tribal Climate Leaders Program- Graduate Scholarship
The North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center is seeking applications from students affiliated with the 31 federally recognized tribes in the North Central region (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Montana, Wyoming, or Colorado) interested in completing a Master’s degree at the University of Colorado Boulder on a topic related to climate adaptation science. Full funding is available for a two-year Master’s program for up to 5 eligible students between fall 2020 and 2022. Details about the program, eligibility and the application process can be found here.
Thriving Earth Exchange Project Opportunity
Communities and community groups of all kinds are invited to partner with AGU’s Thriving Earth Exchange to design and launch a project that unites community and science to advance community priorities. Thriving Earth Exchange projects inform and tackle priority areas relating to natural resources, natural hazards, climate change, sustainability and health. Getting started is simple, and the first step is to apply online. There is no cost to communities to participate other than your time. The deadline for a December project launch is November 15.