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Available Positions: Accountant | Meteorologist | Deputy to Chief Scientist | Postdoctoral Research Assistant (2)** 

 



Accountant


Job Description

Climate Central is looking for an Accountant to support the Director of Finance and Administration in all aspects of the accounting process for a growing, non-profit organization.

Responsibilities

  • Month-end journal entries and GL account analysis.
  • Monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Fixed asset accounting and depreciation calculations.
  • Ensure timely and accurate recording of accounting transactions.
  • Compliance with donor/grantor restrictions and reporting requirements.
  • Preparation of monthly financial statements and variance analysis.
  • Assist in preparation for year-end audit.
  • Assist in preparation of information for non-profit tax returns.
  • Assist in preparation of annual budget.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
  • 2 - 5 years of related experience, preferably in a non-profit organization.
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks, Excel and Word.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Must enjoy working as a team player in an entrepreneurial environment, but also be comfortable working independently when necessary.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

About Climate Central

Climate Central is a 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 will be located in our Princeton, N.J. office.

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. 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. 

Search will close when successful candidate is recruited to fill this position.



Meteorologist


Job Description

Climate Central seeks an energetic, experienced meteorologist who is passionate about communicating the science behind weather and the weather/climate connection. Strong candidates will have experience analyzing multiple sources of weather and climate data, on-air experience, strong relationships with the TV weather forecasting community, and demonstrated skills in translating the science for both professional and lay audiences.

Responsibilities

  • Function as a key member in the organization’s Climate Matters program which provides climate information to local television meteorologists.
  • Help to develop climate-science-based weather graphics, animations, and other tools for this fast-growing network of TV meteorologists.
  • Forecast nationally and globally, identifying extreme weather events.
  • Record and produce videos on extreme weather and climate for our website.
  • Provide meteorology expertise in support of climate change content development across multiple platforms.
  • Be a voice and liaison for the organization to both the operational and research-based weather forecasting community.
  • Work with senior scientific staff to identify priority areas of research.
  • Travel to occasional conferences and workshops on behalf of the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Meteorology.
  • 2 -3 years of experience as an on-camera meteorologist; CBM seal preferred.
  • Strong relationships within the local TV weather community.
  • Experience using and analyzing National Weather Service data.
  • Must enjoy working as a team player in an entrepreneurial environment.

About Climate Central

Climate Central is a 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 will be located in our Princeton, N.J. office.

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. 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. 

Search will close when successful candidate is recruited to fill this position.



Deputy to Chief Scientist


Climate Central is seeking to recruit a Deputy to the Chief Scientist to be based in Princeton, NJ. 

About Climate Central

Founded in 2008 by leading scientists and communications experts at Princeton, Yale and Stanford, Climate Central brings together award-winning journalists and internationally recognized scientists to report the science and impacts of climate change through cutting edge research delivered in clear, compelling language and images. Climate Central tackles the misperception that climate change is a distant thing — affecting other people and other places — by harnessing the power of science to make climate change real and local for audiences across the country.

As a result of Climate Central’s strategic planning, a new area of opportunity has emerged which will have a dramatic impact on the organization’s reach. Identifying a human fingerprint in individual extreme weather events — a field known as attribution science — has been a goal of the scientific community for more than a decade. In 2004, Stott et al. published a paper in the journal Nature showing that climate change at least doubled the risk of the record-breaking European heat wave that killed more than 70,000 people in the summer of 2003. Since the publication of that paper, improvements to climate models have led to tremendous advances in the field of attribution science. Climate Central’s goal with this important new program, is to objectively and transparently assess certain types of extreme weather events around the globe and equip journalists and scientists with the tools to provide the larger global warming context while there is media interest.  

About the Position

Reporting to the Chief Scientist and serving to help advance the Attribution Program, the Deputy will occupy an important leadership role at multiple levels — ranging from working at the highest strategic level to managing work flow at the operational level. 

With regard to the Attribution Program, the Deputy will provide timely program and staff management as well as support the Chief Scientist in the strategic execution of the overall program. The Deputy will serve as the Chief Scientist’s program and management facilitator and partner and work to ensure Climate Central meets key program, operational and fundraising goals with regard to the Attribution Program. 

The Deputy should ideally possess the following set of professional qualifications and personal attributes:

  • A deep commitment to the mission of Climate Central.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills that inspire and motivate both internal and external stakeholders.
  • M.Sc. required, MBA or Ph.D. preferred, in science-related field.
  • Demonstrated leadership in operational management and strategic planning as a senior leader in a corporate or non-profit organization of significant size.
  • Experience with the design, implementation and execution of strategic communication campaigns.
  • Experience working to increase efficiency, strengthen employee knowledge, and abilities, improve leadership and maintain the overall health of an enterprise.
  • Record of entrepreneurial spirit and innovations that achieve important impacts and a commitment to a collaborative leadership style.
  • Demonstrated experience identifying and remediating organizational/strategic issues that result in measurable improvements.
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary matrixed team environment, managing multiple projects and priorities and working cooperatively to satisfy internal and external requests.
  • Ability to interact as a trusted partner with a diverse community: government agencies, corporate, media, academic organizations, foundations and individual funders.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Intellectual curiosity, approachability and openness to input from all levels of staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communication/presentation skills.

Compensation

Climate Central offers a very competitive salary that is commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package.

How to Apply 

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter explaining how your skills and background fit this position and a resume to Daniel Sherman, President, Explore Company at resumes@explorecompany.com.  Refer to CC/Deputy in the subject line. No phone calls please.


 
** Climate Central has partnered with Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute on a new initiative called World Weather Attribution. These positions will be located in Oxford, England.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Analysis and Interpretation of Large Model Ensembles for Extreme Weather Event Attribution

School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford

Grade 7: Salary in the range £29,837 – £34,565 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant with demonstrable expertise in the analysis of climatological data and the implementation and interpretation of climate model projections. Applicants may come from a range of backgrounds including natural sciences, engineering, statistics or applied mathematics.

The particular focus of this work is the development and implementation of methods for regular probabilistic attribution analysis of extreme events with a focus on heat waves, floods and droughts from regional climate model outputs. This will include issues of initialisation, validation, bias correction and quantification of uncertainties.

Applicants will have a doctorate or equivalent research experience in a relevant subject. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates without a doctoral degree will be considered, but may be appointed on a lower salary scale (Grade 6) for which the range is £26,527 - £31,644 p.a. (with an appropriate adjustment of duties). You will be able to propose and develop new theoretical approaches and implement them in computer code. You will have a background in atmospheric physics, meteorology and have good scientific programming skills. You must be able to work collaboratively as part of a team. 

This post is fixed-term until 31 May 2016 in the first instance.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 10 July 2014. It is intended that interviews will be held week commencing 14 July 2014.

Apply here


Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Computational Model Development for Extreme Weather Event Attribution

School of Geography and the Environment and Oxford e-Research Centre, Oxford

Grade 7: Salary in the range £29,837 - £34,565 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant with demonstrable expertise in the development of and experimentation with general circulation models and very good programming skills in C++ and Fortran. Applicants may come from a range of backgrounds including computer sciences, natural sciences, engineering and mathematics.

This post is fixed-term until 31 May 2016 in the first instance.

The particular focus of this work is to develop the current regional climate modelling distributed computing set-up to allow for quasi-real time simulation of very large ensembles of weather under different climate conditions.

Applicants will have a doctorate or equivalent research experience in a relevant subject. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates without a doctoral degree will be considered, but may be appointed on a lower salary scale (Grade 6: £26,527 - £31,644 p.a.) with an appropriate adjustment of duties. You will be able to propose and develop new theoretical approaches and implement them in computer code. You will have practical experience of running and interpreting the outputs from complex computer models.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 11 July 2014. It is intended that interviews will be held week commencing 14 July 2014.

Apply here