Climate Change – WUCCP

The idea of the Washington University Climate Change Program (WUCCP) was born of an InCEES initiative called “Topics of Conversation.” Established in 2011, it is designed as a series of discussion groups drawing together faculty and disparate disciplines, administrators and community colleagues to address shared areas of opportunity. Early conversation groups addressed climate change and building for the future of our cities. The two groups came together to help launch WUCCP. The specific goals of the program are to connect and effectively inform a global network of institutions, scholars, practitioners and citizens to address significant climate related challenges.

For more information about WUCCP click here.

The Washington University Climate Change Program, an interdisciplinary program working in collaboration with the Environmental Studies Program, the Office of Sustainability and the International Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (InCEES) is hiring a Summer Climate Associate to advance the work of the Program and our associated faculty initiatives. The Summer Associate will support the work of the Program Steering Committee and provide background research and support to the Program’s efforts to sharpen WU’s climate focus in curriculum, research, community outreach, and operations.

The Associate will participate in Office of Sustainability and school-wide professional development opportunities throughout the summer, and will be exposed to a broad range of projects through the Office of Sustainability and other departments and research groups on campus. This is a full-time 37.5 hour, 8-10 week paid position with a flexible June start date. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; application review begins February 15th. The Associate may have the opportunity to continue the role part-time in the fall semester.

Basic Skills/Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of and passion for climate issues
  • Self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact professionally and confidently with University faculty and staff
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel
  • Interest in research or outreach and education

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Understanding or experience with WUSTL climate research initiatives
  • Experience in program management and event planning
  • Experience in website development and construction

 

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