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Climate Science Educator – Washington, D.C.

Organization: The Climate Reality Project 

Position Title: Climate Science Educator

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours & Compensation: Full-time. Salary commensurate with experience.

Posted On: April 11, 2013.

Organization Overview:

The Climate Reality Project, founded and chaired by former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore, is dedicated to unleashing a global cultural movement demanding action on the climate crisis. Despite overwhelming international scientific consensus on climate change, the global community still lacks the resolve to implement meaningful solutions. The Climate Reality Project exists to forge an unwavering bedrock of impassioned support necessary for urgent action. With that foundation, together we will ignite the moral courage in our leaders to solve the climate crisis.

The Climate Reality Project employs cutting-edge communications and grassroots engagement tools to break the dam of inaction and raise the profile of the climate crisis to its proper state of urgency. With a global movement more than 2 million strong and a grassroots network of Climate Leaders trained by Chairman Al Gore, we stand up to denial, press for solutions, and spread the truth about climate change to empower our leaders to solve the climate crisis.

Description:

The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is offering a full-time position for a Climate Science Educator. At The Climate Reality Project, our mission is to empower a global cultural movement demanding immediate action on the climate crisis. This position will play an integral role in a fast-paced organization that uses cutting-edge communications strategies to demonstrate the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis.

To achieve its objectives, The Climate Reality Project brings together a unique team of diverse professionals. Our in-house creative group draws on the expertise of artists, marketers, designers, communications professionals, and media producers recruited from the world’s leading agencies where they built the brands of such global innovators as Apple, Nike, and Virgin. Alongside them, our policy and solutions teams are dedicated to keeping abreast of all developments in government and climate science. Together, they ensure our content is informed by the best available evidence and presented by the best available storytellers.

Climate Reality has offices in Washington, D.C. and Boulder, Colorado. The location of this position is in the Washington, DC office.

Responsibilities:

  • Advise staff, partners, and volunteers on recent developments in climate science and solutions
  • Develop, review, and ensure high quality Climate Reality materials on climate science, including but not limited to fact sheets, talking points, science briefs, web pages, infographics, blog posts, scial media, press releases, telephone press briefings, expert testimony, draft legislation, webinars, and public presentations.
  • Represent the organization at scientific briefings, conferences, and meetings and maintain close working relationships with academic and government scientists
  • Gather and synthesize climate science information to support programmatic and dfundraising efforts, including support for foundation and fundraising efforts such as answering high priority member and donor questions, and assisting with proposal writing.
  • Field requests for climate science information from the public.
  • Provide leadership in identifying climate change research that will feed into the organization’s climate change education campaigns.
  • Supervise science consultants as appropriate.
  • With the assistance of the Director of Communications, respond to immediate media needs, including participation in interviews, development of op-eds or Letters to the Editor, and engagement of external experts to work with the media staff; identify and maximize unexpected opportunities to advance the organization’s mission.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest climate relevant publications, reports, and science developments in the broad areas of climate science, impacts, mitigation, and adaptation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in climate science, environmental science, or related field.
  • 2-3 years experience in research and education in climate science
  • Excellent (and speedy!) research, writing, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to translate complicated ideas into simple language
  • Passion for environmental advocacy

How to Apply:

Please indicate the title of the position you are responding to in the subject line and send a resume and cover letter to Juanita.constible@climatereality.com.

Contact Information:

The Climate Reality Project, http://www.climaterealityproject.org

Job URL: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/kSMHzWmzm4w4/

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