Climate Advisor - San Jose - NRDC

Opportunity Type: 
Job

Overview:

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our climate and clean energy cases have played a major role shaping current climate policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 500 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana, and Beijing.

Position Summary:

NRDC is seeking a Climate Advisor to work with the City of San José as part of the American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC). The American Cities Climate Challenge is an unprecedented opportunity for 20 ambitious cities to significantly deepen and accelerate their efforts to tackle climate change and promote a sustainable future for their residents. The Climate Advisor will work with city officials to develop and execute a robust public engagement strategy to advance transportation and buildings policy and programs, with a focus on building and zoning codes and electric and shared vehicles. The Climate Advisor will be part of a network of similar positions located in cities across the country to support these transportation, buildings, and energy initiatives and will therefore be engaged at the local, regional, and national levels to advance the city’s goals. The position will interface with key influencers and decision-makers within city government, the real estate and/or transportation sector, utility companies, industry, and other organizations in the community.  Outreach to communities of color and other stakeholders often underrepresented in civic forums will also be a special focus of this position.

This position will be located in San José, CA.