Climate Justice Research Program Integration Specialist – University of Washington Climate Impacts Group

Opportunity Type: Job

The University of Washington Climate Impacts Group is hiring a new, full-time Climate Justice Research Program Integration Specialist to help launch and sustain our climate justice-focused research collaborative. 

Position Overview

The Program Integration Specialist will act as the primary point of contact between our partner organizations, which include community-facing partners, non-profits and academic researchers across Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. The Integration Specialist will work closely with the Frontline Community Climate Resilience Scientist – a new position that is also accepting applications.

The Specialist will contribute to the success of all aspects of the CIG’s flagship climate justice research program. The main responsibilities of this position are project management and integration. This includes making connections across different projects and portfolios of work related to building tribal coastal resilience; building rural resilience and scaling resilience efforts across different communities and scales. This may include, among other activities, engaging with knowledge-to-action networks, organizing and executing “train the trainer” activities and assisting in curriculum development for a Climate Action Corps. The Specialist will also support communications, grant administration and reporting.

We hope to attract a candidate who is passionate about climate justice, climate change impacts and adaptation and co-producing actionable science. Additionally, we are seeking candidates with experience engaging frontline communities in environmental, health, climate or other decision-making processes, and with an understanding of the connections between environmental justice and racial, climate and health justice.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a natural, physical, social science or related field;
  • 3 years of work of relevant experience in areas related to research, research coordination or project management;
  • Familiarity with theory/practice of effective methods for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research;
  • Experience with facilitating team science or other complex multi-organizational collaborations across diverse participants;
  • Demonstrated experience engaging frontline communities in environmental, health, climate or other decision-making processes or demonstrated understanding of the connections between environmental justice and racial, climate and health justice;
  • Demonstrated cultural competence, leading with curiosity and humility to facilitate relationships across different perspectives, values, knowledge specializations, and geographies;
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating relationships and skills in conflict management;
  • Experience coordinating communications and research activities among diverse teams of researchers;
  • Experience with oral and written communications in support of large research projects with multiple participating entities.

Compensation & Benefits

The expected salary range for this position is $65K to $75K.

How to Apply

Please see the link below for the full job description, requirements and to apply.