Head of Technical Services
We are seeking a committed employee who cares about social and environmental justice, climate adaptation and environmental remediation. Applicants must have at least a BA degree (preferably in the sciences), be well-organized and versatile, and have five or more years of relevant work experience. This is a full-time, remote position. Because the position requires significant video conferencing, the candidate must have access to a private or quiet room.
Salary range, $62,000-$70,000. Package of benefits.
Anthropocene Alliance (A2) is the nation’s largest coalition of frontline communities fighting for climate and environmental justice. Located in 38 states and territories, A2’s leaders reside in communities impacted by multiple, un-natural disasters including flooding, wildfires, air and water pollution, toxic contamination, and reckless development. A2 was launched in 2017 to help unite and strengthen impacted communities, and assist them in their struggles for environmental and climate justice.
Supported by outstanding partner organizations that contribute expertise in science, public health, engineering, planning, and the law, A2 leaders have successfully halted developments in climate-vulnerable areas; implemented nature-based, hazard mitigation strategies; organized home buyouts; and pushed for clean-ups at superfund sites, toxic landfills, and petrochemical plants.
A2 provides support to our members in three areas: grant writing, advocacy, and technical services. This position is for someone to assume leadership of the last of these. The work will entail:
- Frequent close collaboration with the Director of Resilience and Executive Director.
- Onboarding new A2 members and connecting them to pro bono legal, scientific, data, mapping, and technical support via our partner organizations. This may require researching and identifying experts when our partners are unable to.
- Advising and supporting A2 members as they plan for and implement climate adaptation approaches such as nature-based solutions and climate migration. In particular, this work will involve helping A2 members who are recipients of grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation set up technical advisory panels, manage contracts, identify consultants, undertake program reporting, use the required grant platforms, and any other issues that may arise.
- Working with the Grants Writer and Liaison to help A2 members prepare grant applications to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, EPA and other potential funding sources. This includes convening meetings with partners organizations, and providing research and mapping support.
- Researching and acting as the main point of contact in our collaborative work on climate migration and flood mitigation, and in various policy coalitions
- Coordinating with A2 staff to provide associated advocacy and grant writing support to members, including assisting with resubmissions of applications
- Tracking and reporting on performance metrics to the A2 team, funders and the media
- Presenting at conferences and webinars
Other duties as assigned
The ideal applicant:
• Is adaptable and highly organized
• Has a science education, or has otherwise acquired expertise
• Is flexible, and able to work odd hours in response to members’ needs
• Is committed to environmental justice
• Will be able to attend virtual and in-person meetings
• Is empathetic and a good listener
• Has a BA, BS or advanced degree, plus five years of relevant work experience.
Fluency in Spanish is an additional bonus.
To apply, email Barrett@AnthropoceneAlliance.org with your resume, a cover letter and writing sample. Finalists will be asked to undertake a brief assignment and provide references before interview.
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