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Data Analyst

Climate Central is seeking an energetic and self-motivated junior- to mid-level data analyst to join our unique climate science research and communications team. Top candidates will have a demonstrated capacity to handle large data sets and statistical analysis, and to extract key findings from those analyses. They will also have an interest in and talent for identifying and acquiring relevant datasets, framing key questions, and identifying newsworthy aspects of the resulting analyses. The analyst will focus primarily on the U.S.

The analyst will work closely with team members to produce brief research reports, backgrounders, and similar materials that distill information on climate science, impacts and solutions. The analyst, who will report to the Senior Data Analyst, will also assist with analyses for our in-depth journalism.

Climate Central is a respected non-advocacy, non-profit organization that works to reach large and significant audiences using a wide variety of tools. Current initiatives include Climate Matters, which each week provides a network of more than 500 local TV meteorologists with data and broadcast-quality graphics about linkages between weather events and climate change; the program is expanding to include local journalists and news directors through the Climate Matters in the Newsroom. Climate Central’s work on sea level rise is advancing the local accuracy of global sea level rise threat assessments, researching the intersection of social and physical vulnerability on U.S. coast, and pioneering a new generation of online tools.

Climate Central’s highly interdisciplinary work is conducted by a team whose backgrounds include physical, natural and social sciences, data analysis, journalism, graphic design, web production and other fields.

Responsibilities: 

  • Identify, obtain, and analyze large climate and weather data sets, and other primary data relevant to climate change, from government and other publicly available sources
  • Be a key member of a team of scientists, journalists, and graphics designers that produces regular climate change content, analyses, and data visualizations for TV, print, the web and mainstream media outlets
  • Recognize and develop interesting scientific findings and story lines that can be translated into reports and visuals
  • Assist with tracking and analysis of media use of Climate Central materials
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Either a Master’s degree in statistics, computer science, environmental science or related field with 1-2 years of research and quantitative analysis experience, or a Bachelor’s degree in statistics, computer science, environmental science or related field with 4+ years’ experience
  • A demonstrated talent for creative analysis and clear presentation of interesting newsworthy findings from complex data sets, including quantitative data analysis experience
  • Fluency with basic software requirements (for example, R, Matlab and ArcGIS) and an ability to learn new ones
  • Experience simultaneously juggling more than one multi-disciplinary project
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with datasets on climate impacts (including heat, drought, flooding, wildfires, health effects, etc.) and/or low-carbon solutions (including energy, transportation, agriculture, etc.) a definite plus
  • Self-starter and independent worker also able to take direction and work in a small team
  • A highly collegial attitude is essential

Location: The location for this position is Climate Central’s headquarters in Princeton, NJ.

Compensation: Compensation is competitive, with 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.

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter including salary expectations; your resume ; a writing sample of no more than 3 pages (may be an excerpt of a longer document) that has not been edited by anyone other than yourself; and contact information for three references familiar with your work, to jobs@climatecentral.org with the exact subject line, “Data Analyst” (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. The search will close when a candidate is successfully recruited to fill this position.

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Executive Assistant

Climate Central seeks a thoughtful, experienced and effective Executive Assistant to provide valued administrative support for the CEO of Climate Central, and to Vice Presidents, as needed. The Executive Assistant will also play an important office-management role in support of the daily operations of the organization. This position reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Climate Central is a respected non-advocacy, non-profit organization that works to reach large and significant audiences using a wide variety of tools. Current initiatives include Climate Matters, which each week provides a network of more than 500 local TV meteorologists with data and broadcast-quality graphics about linkages between weather events and climate change; the program is expanding to include local journalists and news directors through the Climate Matters in the Newsroom. Climate Central’s work on sea level rise is advancing the local accuracy of global sea level rise threat assessments, researching the intersection of social and physical vulnerability on U.S. coast, and pioneering a new generation of online tools.

Climate Central’s highly interdisciplinary work is conducted by a team whose backgrounds include physical, natural and social sciences, data analysis, journalism, graphic design, web production and other fields.

Responsibilities: 

- Provide administrative support for the CEO and Vice Presidents as needed:

  • Manage and support calendar and contact database
  • Support meetings and calls, including logistics, written materials, food, supplies
  • Coordinate meetings of the Board of Directors and its Executive and Finance Committees
  • Communicate with Board members and their support staff
  • Plan travel and assemble expense reports
  • Seek, identify and fulfill other opportunities to support CEO & senior team effectiveness

- Support the running of the office:

  • Order office supplies, including helping with vendor selection for quality, support, pricing
  • Interface with landlord for office-related issues, e.g., keys, repairs, parking passes
  • Monitor and maintain pantry supplies; manage petty cash
  • Monitor phones and faxes; manage mail and shipping

- Support Human Resource functions:

  • Support recruiting efforts – placement of ads and monitoring of responses
  • Maintain annual PTO (Paid Time Off) schedules for all employees and monitor balances

Qualifications:

  • 10 years of prior experience as an Executive Assistant
  • Bachelor’s degree a plus
  • Ability to work with diverse teams
  • Strong computer skills – a fast learner comfortable with tech. Current applications include: Microsoft Office suite and Google G Suite (Mail, Sheets, Docs, Calendar, etc.), Salesforce, a range of online tools for banks, vendors, donors, and range of other apps and add-ons for organization, productivity, email, etc.
  • Good listener, insightful, takes initiative
  • A highly positive and collegial attitude is essential

Location: The location for this position is Climate Central’s headquarters in Princeton, NJ.

Compensation: Compensation is competitive, with 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.

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, link(s) to any relevant online identity (e.g. LinkedIn), and salary expectations, to jobs@climatecentral.org with the exact subject line, “Executive Assistant” (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. The search will close when a candidate is successfully recruited to fill this position.