Block Island Climate Resiliency Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy

Posted by: CAKE Team
Post Date: 2/07/2024
Opportunity Type: Job
Organization/Grantor: The Nature Conservancy
Position/Title/Fund: Block Island Climate Resiliency Coordinator
Type/Term: Full-time, Permanent
Location: Block Island, Rhode Island
Salary: $24-26 per hour
Deadline: February 29, 2024
Description:

The Block Island Climate Resiliency Coordinator will work out of the Block Island Office providing capacity and expertise to address climate change on the island through sound planning and advancing resiliency strategies. The Block Island Climate Resiliency Coordinator’s responsibilities include: climate focused education and outreach; municipal ordinance review focusing on addressing climate change impacts; assisting with grant writing and researching potential areas of funding for nature-based solutions; assisting with planning potential climate resiliency projects; and other related work as required.  This can be a hybrid position with at least 3 days a week of Block Island Office time expected in April, May, and September (housing provided) and the remainder of the position could be done remotely.  The hourly rate for this position is $24-$26 per hour depending on experience. This is a full-time position for 6 months starting on April 1, 2024, and ending September 13, 2024.

We seek applications from equity-minded candidates who will thrive in an environment that is committed to advancing the principles of social equity and inclusion, and equal access to resources and opportunities.

Are you looking for work you can believe in? At TNC we strive to embody a philosophy of work that You Can Believe in where you can feel like you are making a difference every day.

Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will be able to perform the following essential functions for this position:

  • Education and outreach about climate change effects to the island and resiliency strategies to members of the community, non-governmental partners and municipal groups, staff, and leaders.
  • Ability to work closely with the Town of New Shoreham’s Sea Level Rise Committee. 
  • Working with Town of New Shoreham Staff and volunteers, a comprehensive review of all Town of New Shoreham ordinances with recommendations for the inclusion of strategies to address the impacts of climate change.
  • Assist the Town of New Shoreham and TNC with grant writing and identifying potential funding sources for resiliency planning and projects.
  • Move forward next steps identified in the Municipal Resilience Program process.
  • Working with the Town of New Shoreham and other interested parties in identifying and advancing climate resilience projects important to the community.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in climate-related field and 1-year related experience in working in climate or municipal planning or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Practical experience and understanding of the principles of climate change and resiliency strategies to address these impacts.
  • Experience working with communities and partnering with organizations to identify a shared vision and co-creating a plan to implement it.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools.

Preferred:

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Experience working with small volunteer, advisory boards/groups/committee.
  • Knowledge of Block Island or small, isolated communities and their challenges. 
  • Project management skills.
  • Experience with municipal ordinances.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Grant writing skills.
  • GIS proficiency.
How to Apply:

To apply for job ID 54633, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.