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Administrative Assistant


Job Description

Climate Central is looking for an Administrative Assistant to provide a wide range of administrative support to our organization and to our World Weather Attribution program.  You must be able to provide this support efficiently and professionally to multiple staff members while assisting our Office Manager with the day to day functions required to keep the office running smoothly.  

Responsibilities

  • Organize and schedule meetings and appointments. Manage calendar for Attribution Program lead and other staff as appropriate.  Coordinate meetings/conferences, including attendee coordination, space and equipment rental, AV needs, catering, and material preparation.
  • Document/Material Preparation: support the administrative aspects (i.e. editing, formatting) of various program documents, including tracking spreadsheets and contracts.
  • Presentation Preparation:  support preparation of presentations, particularly by Word and PowerPoint, by providing editing, formatting and other administrative assistance.
  • Research Support:  help with research and monitoring of program-related information and issues, e.g., media tracking.
  • Recordkeeping:  collect information, maintain e-filing systems, records, contact information and lists on a regular or ad-hoc basis.  Review, validate and input data provided by others. Maintain updated files on Attribution Program assets, such as creative material, presentations, and proposals.
  • Book travel arrangements.
  • Prepare, reconcile and submit expense reports.
  • Act as receptionist.  Greet visitors. Answer and direct phone calls.
  • Handle in-coming and out-going mail.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Proven administrative assistant experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills; detail-oriented.
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures, such as teleconferencing and Google calendar.
  • Internet research abilities.
  • Team player with positive attitude.

About Climate Central

Climate Central is a fast-growing, non-profit organization with an entrepreneurial atmosphere. We are an independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the American public. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization and does not lobby or support any specific legislation, policy or bill.

Location

This position is located at Climate Central’s headquarters in Princeton, N.J.

Compensation

Compensation is competitive, with a generous benefits package.

Diversity

Climate Central strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such do not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Apply 

Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to iweinberg@climatecentral.org. Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.



Program Specialist – World Weather Attribution


Job Description

Climate Central seeks a Program Specialist for its new and growing World Weather Attribution Program, an international effort to operationalize the science of extreme weather event attribution. The incumbent will work with a small team of scientists, communications experts and other program staff to help monitor and identify program focal areas (i.e. specific weather events), analyze and synthesize climate information, and support the development of science-based communications for decision-makers, NGOs, the scientific community, media and general public.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor information (fast-breaking and long-term trend analyses) on world weather events for program attention.
  • Support partners in weather event definition, and gather real-time information on societal context surrounding hazards (vulnerability and exposure).
  • Manage, update and utilize in-house extreme event attribution database of peer-reviewed literature to guide decision-making and generate program communications.
  • Serve as a principal liaison with science, academic and government institutions; communications specialists; Climate Central staff, and other partners to deliver program activities.
  • Participate in and/or convene meetings to facilitate decision-making, develop and implement specific communications strategies.
  • Produce program communications materials, such as fact sheets, as needed.
  • Help develop and maintain program website, including content generation.
  • Prepare and/or support development of program documents, proposals and reports for use with funders, internal reporting requirements, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in atmospheric or other environmental sciences, international development, communications or business administration
  • Working knowledge of climate change issues, including science and risk management
  • Facility with scientific information and ability to translate it for a broad range of audiences
  • Ability to collect, analyze and synthesize technical information, including communicating  uncertainty
  • Significant demonstrated project management experience
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize under time constraints and multiple demands
  • Ability to coordinate among team members and across organizations
  • Collaborative and team-oriented approach
  • Strong oral and written communications skills, including regular and timely communications to key colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Sound judgment and ability to work creatively and independently
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience in a not-for-profit, research institution or consulting firm setting. Previous experience working in an international organization or with geographically-dispersed colleagues or partners preferred.
  • Second language (French or Spanish) a plus.

About Climate Central

Climate Central is a fast-growing, non-profit organization with an entrepreneurial atmosphere. We are an independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the American public. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization and does not lobby or support any specific legislation, policy or bill.

Location

This position is located at Climate Central’s headquarters in Princeton, N.J.

Compensation

Compensation is competitive, with a generous benefits package.

Diversity

Climate Central strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such do not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Apply 

Please send your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to iweinberg@climatecentral.org.  Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.



Statistician – Sea Level Rise Program


Job Description

Climate Central is seeking an energetic, talented statistical scientist who wants to make a tangible, global impact with targeted research. Strong candidates will be fluent in extreme value statistics, spatial statistics and Bayesian approaches. The statistician will sit within Climate Central’s nationally recognized sea level rise program, and provide critical research and analysis for our U.S. and soon-to-launch global programs.

Climate Central is a growing nonprofit and non-advocacy organization dedicated to researching and publicizing key findings on our changing climate and its impacts. Our scientists and communicators work together to reach the most people possible using all the tools at our disposal.

Climate Central’s sea level rise program is a recognized leader in both climate science and communication. Our peer-reviewed research has been downloaded more than 20,000 times; major news outlets including the New York Times, USA Today, AP, NBC, CBS and NPR have frequently featured our findings; we have testified in the U.S. Senate; and our web tools are winning practical use from NGOs to local governments.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and improve local flood risk projections, nationally and globally, integrating sea level rise forecasts and storm surge statistics and projections
  • Develop and improve methods for interpolating projections in space
  • Play key role in research on error in digital elevation models
  • Write and contribute to peer-reviewed papers, plus reports for wider audiences
  • Provide general statistical research support

Qualifications

  • PhD in statistics or equivalent education/experience
  • Expertise in extreme value statistics, spatial statistics and Bayesian approaches
  • Facility with big data, data acquisition and data wrangling
  • Proficiency with R, geospatial packages/GIS, Matlab ideal; C++ or python a plus
  • Strong communication skills, and the ability to work well both independently and in close collaboration within a small team, are essential

Location

The location for this position is Climate Central’s Princeton, N.J. headquarters.

Compensation

Compensation is competitive, with very generous benefits.

Diversity

Climate Central strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such do not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Apply 

Please send your cover letter, resume and salary expectations to iweinberg@climatecentral.org, with the exact subject line, “Statistician” (no quotes). Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate. 

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Vice President for Media Production


Job Description

Climate Central, Inc. is looking for an experienced, results-oriented operating Vice President to lead and manage a group of talented teams of editors, journalists, interactive graphic artists, and video producers as well as media relations specialists. This group produces and distributes high quality media content, developed by Climate Central’s expert teams of scientists, data analysts, and communications specialists, through creative platforms built exclusively by Climate Central, and distributed directly or in partnership with major media outlets domestically and globally. The VP will report directly to the President & CEO, be part of the leadership team, and work in close collaboration with the Senior Vice President for Program Integration and other senior staff to produce all Climate Central communications. This position is a new role, being created to reach a goal of high volume, multi-platform penetration in the news cycle, through state-of-the-art digital and video creative content, specifically tailored to multiple domestic and global markets. The Vice President will be responsible for final production and distribution of science-based content in all media, developing and protecting the organizational brand, building international outreach capacity and a long-term global communications strategy, and with the Senior VP, integrating this strategy across major Climate Central program areas.

About Climate Central

Climate Central is an independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the American public. We are a rapidly growing, highly creative non-profit organization with a strong commitment to our mission and an entrepreneurial atmosphere. Climate Central is not an advocacy group and does not lobby or support any specific legislation, technology, or policy.

Responsibilities

  • With the CEO, the SVP for Program Integration, and other senior staff, contribute to developing a long-term communications strategy for the organization, with emphasis on global expansion. Lead the implementation of that strategy at the operating level of production and distribution. Envision and create a new global communications capacity for our core programs including “World Weather Attribution,” “Climate Matters,” “Surging Seas,” digital and conventional journalism and other communications programs.
  • As a member of the senior staff, participate in strategic planning, high-level reviews, all-staff presentations, Board meetings, and other joint or committee assignments. Directly supervise Director of Digital Media and Editorial, Communications Director and Creative Director. In collaboration with Directors, set, monitor and evaluate achievement of individual communications objectives against program goals. In collaboration with directors, set and manage budgets.
  • Ensure that all Climate Central program content is effectively disseminated and marketed across all platforms and in all critical markets, including local and regional markets in the U.S. and internationally.
  • Create and maintain a consistent, highest quality brand for Climate Central across all program areas, web properties and content.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in leadership and management of a strategic media operating group. This may be through the development of state-of-the-art platforms for communications and production capacity, and /or global general management and expansion of relationships with new dissemination partners.
  • Ability to think strategically, act nimbly, and work collaboratively in a fast-paced, creative environment.
  • Experience developing and disseminating science-based content in U.S. or global media markets. Having media contacts and relationships in key target regions outside the U.S. is helpful.
  • A minimum of five years in a leadership role and 15 years in a relevant field of work.
  • A graduate degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Writing and editing experience with a variety of print and online communications media.

Compensation

Compensation is highly competitive, with generous benefits.

Diversity

Climate Central strongly encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and as such do not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Apply 

Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to iweinberg@climatecentral.org. Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

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