Resilient Communities and Policy Associate - River Network

Post Date: 12/08/2022
Opportunity Type: Job
Organization/Grantor: River Network
Position/Title/Fund: Resilient Communities and Policy Associate
Deadline: December 31, 2022
Location: Flexible/remote

River Network seeks an early career professional to support our work on climate resilient communities and equitable water policy. Individuals with experience in the following areas are encouraged to apply: climate and community resilience strategies, state and federal public policy research and synthesis, climate justice, and/or water issues. We are looking for someone who is comfortable working remotely and has project management skills and experience. This position will focus heavily on both interview and desktop research and writing. The ability to clearly synthesize complex information for a broad audience is a must. The position will also be public facing and require regular communication and collaboration with our external partners. 

The primary objective of this position is to support the River Programs team with research, writing and communications at the intersection of our work on resilient communities and equitable water policies and laws. The person hired for this position will serve as researcher, writer, synthesizer, and connector, helping to advance our programmatic work in areas described below.  

Our ideal candidate has experience with nonprofit organizations and working with under-represented groups, particularly racially and ethnically diverse communities. The Resilient Cities and Policy Associate will work directly with the Policy Director and the Senior River Programs Director to develop and implement their work plan and will interface regularly with members of the Policy and Resilient Communities teams, and the broader River Programs team. This person must be flexible, able to take initiative in accomplishing tasks, and proactive in seeking support from other River Network staff. We seek a candidate who is excited about supporting organizations in our network to advance climate justice and holistic community resilience that incorporates environmental, social, and economic resilience.