Climate and Sustainability Consultant

Opportunity Type: Job

Cascadia Consulting Group - Oakland, CA

Cascadia Consulting Group is a women-owned, private environmental consulting firm with 27 years of experience developing and implementing innovative solutions to today’s environmental challenges. Cascadia works with public and private-sector clients to advance sustainability through recycling and materials management, climate change mitigation and adaptation, energy efficiency, pollution prevention, transportation demand management, and water and natural resources management. The Cascadia team brings both established expertise and creative thinking to research and analysis, strategic planning, program design and implementation, outreach, social marketing and behavior change, and evaluation roles. From our offices in Seattle (WA), Oakland (CA), and Charleston (SC), we serve clients across the country and abroad.

At Cascadia we strive to create an equitable and inclusive environment at all levels of the organization. Having staff and partnerships that reflect the diverse communities we serve empowers us to shape innovative and effective solutions together with those communities most impacted by social, human, and environmental health challenges.

Position Overview

Cascadia seeks a Climate and Sustainability Consultant for our Oakland office to:

  • Serve clients and stakeholders, including local governments, tribes, foundations, and nonprofits, and apply an equity lens when advocating for community needs.

  • Research policies, trends, and best practices related to climate change mitigation and adaptation, renewable energy, water resource management, habitat conservation, and other sustainability and conservation topics.

  • Prepare literature reviews and synthesize and translate complex information into clear, informative, and compelling materials (i.e. summaries, fact sheets, presentations, online dashboards/websites, reports, etc.) for diverse audiences.

  • Analyze greenhouse gas emissions and climate change impacts, such as greenhouse gas inventories, climate vulnerability assessments, and sustainability metrics tracking.

  • Effectively write and verbally communicate using a diversity of styles and perspectives.

  • Manage tasks and projects (i.e. monitor budgets, support partners, manage subcontractors and invoicing, and lead client communications).

  • Support and/or lead facilitation of multi-stakeholder meetings, workshops, task forces, and committees dedicated to a range of environmental topics.

  • Produce high-quality work products and deliverables—such as polished written reports, fact sheets, tables, graphs, and other presentation pieces—that uphold Cascadia’s brand and reputation for exceptional quality content.

  • Ability to navigate client and government relationships, build partnerships, and network in the sustainability field.