Institute Associate, Georgetown Climate Center - Georgetown University Law Center

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 10, 2018
Closes
Sep 21, 2018
Function
Management
Industry
Education, Law
Hours
Full Time
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Institute Associate, Georgetown Climate Center - Georgetown University Law Center

The Georgetown Climate Center, based at Georgetown Law, seeks to advance effective climate, energy, and transportation policies in the United States-policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help communities adapt to climate change. For more than eight years, the Center has worked at the nexus of state and federal climate and energy policy to inform federal policies with the lessons of state and local communities and to serve as a resource to the states and local governments we serve. The legal and policy issues that GCC works on include land use and planning, environmental justice, infrastructure funding and financing, municipal law, and environmental and energy law and policy.

The Institute Associate manages and contributes to projects helping states and local governments navigate, and implements climate change laws and policies related at the local, state and federal levels.  S/he focuses on adaptation projects, including working on projects to help cities develop equitable responses to the impacts of climate change (such as sea level rise, upland flooding, or drought). 

GCC's Institute Associates undertake complex research and writing projects, conduct outreach with   external partners, and prepare and deliver presentations on relevant climate policy topics. This Institute helps to deliver and maintain GCC's web-based tools to deliver climate policy research and data analysis (e.g., Equitable Adaptation Toolkit and Adaptation Clearinghouse).

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Leads and conducts research and analysis on climate adaptation, equity and urban resilience.
  • Produces superior analysis and communicate effectively through writing and presentations.
  • Coordinates adaptation efforts with GCC management and consultants.
  • Represents the Center at events relevant to climate adaptation and/or other projects; and assists with presentations, publications, and convenings on adaptation topics.
  • Conducts briefings and engages with senior local, state and federal officials, funders, and other NGO and academic partners and collaborators.
  • Helps with the development and maintenance of online tools, including the Adaptation Clearinghouse, State Progress Tracking Tool, Equity Portal, and Equitable Adaptation Toolkit.              
  • Supervises student research on relevant topics including work done through practicum courses and clinical program.
  • Initiates and assists with development of grant proposals and development efforts.

Requirements

  • Master's degree or Juris Doctor degree
  • 1 year of experience working on environmental issues related to planning or policy, research and analysis, or other relevant disciplines - preference for climate change adaptation experience and/or working directly with cities or community-based organizations
  • Experience in legal and/or policy analysis
  • Skilled strengths in research, writing, editing, and public speaking
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills, professionalism, and sound judgment

Preferred qualifications

  • Confidence working with projects involving web development, databased design, and/or data and policy analysis
  • Specific experience in particular policy areas relevant to climate or environmental policy - such as environmental justice, public health, economic development, energy, green infrastructure, and/or transportation

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