New job Municipal Resilience Program Coordinator in Rhode Island
Municipal Resilience Program Coordinator
Company : The Nature Conservancy
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Rhode Island
Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
The location of this position is flexible.
A LITTLE ABOUT US
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters on which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive.
We are rooted in our mission and guided by our values, which includes a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. We know we will only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it is career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there are a lot of reasons to love working at TNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. To learn more, visit www.nature.org/rhodeisland.
YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
Rhode Island is already beginning to feel the impacts of climate change in the form of increased flooding incidents, more intense storms, rising sea levels, and more high heat days. The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (RIIB) and The Nature Conservancy are partners in the Resilient Rhody Municipal Resilience Program (MRP). The program engages communities in developing the pipeline of projects that would enhance their climate readiness.
The MRP supports municipalities across Rhode Island to prepare for and adapt to climate change. The MRP process centers residents’ knowledge of strengths, hazards, and current challenges. By bringing together municipal leaders and diverse stakeholders, the community identifies priority actions to address the threats of climate change. Municipalities have the incentive to participate in the program to become eligible for implementation grants from RIIB to start those priority actions.
Thirteen municipalities participated in the 2019-2020 Community Resilience Building workshops led by TNC staff and developed dozens of readiness project. In 2020, we shifted the workshops from in-person to an on-line format. In 2021, The Nature Conservancy and RIIB are partnering with six municipalities to conduct MRP workshops and help municipal leaders in this climate resilience planning effort.
The Municipal Resilience Program Coordinator will be a member of the Cities and Climate Change Team and may also engage in related climate mitigation and resilience projects including the Providence Tree Plan, the Stormwater Innovation Center and advancing state climate change policy.
This position is part-time from May 17, 2021 through October 31, 2021 for 20 hours per week. The position reports to the Director of Climate and Cities Programs and works closely with Climate and Energy Program Manager. This position will begin remotely and may transition to in-person as appropriate and following COVID-safe protocols. Housing is not provided.
The Municipal Resilience Program Coordinator will provide direct support for TNC and RIIB staff in adapting the program model and executing this program in the six participating communities. The work may include workshop design, creating surveys and collating results for analysis, coordinating schedules, working with municipal and community leaders, writing reports, taking notes, and providing technology support during workshops among other tasks.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
- Will interact with municipal and state leaders and stakeholders.
- Works under remote supervision.
- Will work remotely using web-based video conferencing and survey tools.
- Requires the ability to synthesize and summarize data and write reports to be presented to muniacipal officials.
- High school diploma or GED and 6 months of related experience or additional education
- Experience operating various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner if needed
A qualified candidate would be proficient in a variety of areas which may include:
- Enthusiasm for work supporting climate change mitigation and resilience
- Experience managing web-based meetings or webinars (Zoom, SurveyMonkey)
- Website design and creation
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Experience working with municipal or state-level government a plus
- Proficiency in Spanish a plus
- Ability to work in a team environment.
HOW TO APPLY
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.