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EcoAdapt seeks an individual with knowledge in the field of climate change adaptation for a full-time, non-exempt position of Program Assistant located in the Los Angeles metro area, California. A Program Assistant is an engaged project team member who in addition may assist with organizational support tasks. This specific position supports the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) program.
CAKE is an online community website that supports managers, planners, and practitioners as they work to prepare for and respond to climate change. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work on a robust, revolutionary web platform built specifically for people looking to address the challenges of climate change; regularly interact with climate adaptation practitioners through user engagement and outreach; and gain valuable experience in a burgeoning field.
The CAKE Program Assistant will provide assistance with user relations, content development, and website functionality. Applicants should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment and demonstrate flexibility, extreme attention to detail, and a commitment to supporting EcoAdapt’s mission and goals. Continuation of this position beyond mid-2017 is contingent upon funding.
Location: Los Angeles metro area, California
Successful candidates should meet the following criteria:
Hourly compensation is competitive and negotiable. Dynamic benefits packet that includes: health, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, paid time off and sick leave.
EcoAdapt’s policy is to provide compensation that is fair, reasonable and consistent with the compensation paid in the nonprofit sector for positions of comparable complexity and responsibility without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by law.
To Apply: Interested candidates should send a complete application assembled in one email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A complete application includes: cover letter, curriculum vitae, voluntary EEO self-identification form, and employment application form (save to your desktop, open with Adobe Acrobat Reader, fill out form and save changes before including in email). Completed applications are due by 5pm PDT July 8, 2016. Please indicate “Program Assistant- CAKE” in the subject line of all email correspondence. No phone calls or faxes please.
Your cover letter should include the following:
1) Highlights of your qualifications that meet the position’s specific needs
2) A brief explanation of why this is the ideal job for you
3) Your salary requirement and justification
EcoAdapt is committed to creating a dynamic, multi-cultural, diverse working environment. EcoAdapt is an equal opportunity employer.
From the award website:
"Coordinated by NOAA's Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, the planning team for the project Climate-Smart Adaptation for the North-central California Coast and Ocean has demonstrated exceptional collaboration and ingenuity in advancing the region's understanding of climate impacts and vulnerabilities to coastal and marine ecosystems by developing a Vulnerability Assessment Report and advancing an adaptation planning process to address those vulnerabilities."
"It's both an honor and a great responsibility to be invited to be a part of this committee," said Lara. "The decisions we make today in terms of climate have long-term ramifications for society and the environment we live in. It is my hope that as advisers we can guide the best decisions possible to support a robust future in the face of climate change."
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Marine ecosystems are a major focus of concern regarding the potential impacts of anthropogenic climate change. While “alerting signals” and recommendations for monitoring resilience to climate change exist for coral reefs, in temperate marine ecosystems relatively little guidance exists for... [show full news item]
Marine ecosystems are a major focus of concern regarding the potential impacts of anthropogenic climate change. While “alerting signals” and recommendations for monitoring resilience to climate change exist for coral reefs, in temperate marine ecosystems relatively little guidance exists for developing feasible approaches to monitor climate change effects. In California, a statewide network of marine protected areas (MPAs) is being implemented to, among other things; protect ecosystem structure, function, and integrity. Monitoring plans for these MPAs are being developed, creating a timely opportunity to build in an early warning system and measure the resilience of temperate marine ecosystems to climate change.
The full report, Monitoring Climate Effects in Temperate Marine Ecosystems is a supplement to California's MPA monitoring that can track climate change effects on habitats and species. This innovative approach to monitoring contains recommendations for efficiently incorporating climate change monitoring following a three-tiered design in order to provide scalable implementation options for managers that can track climate change impacts and provide ‘alerting signals’ for California’s marine ecosystems.