The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation’s most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet’s wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America’s bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 500 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana, and Beijing.
NRDC is seeking a City Advisor to work with the City of Seattle as part of the American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC). The American Cities Climate Challenge is an unprecedented opportunity for 20 ambitious cities to significantly deepen and accelerate their efforts to tackle climate change and promote a sustainable future for their residents. The City Advisor will work with city officials to develop and execute a robust communications and public engagement strategy to reduce carbon emissions through transportation policies and programs with potential to work on buildings policies and programs. The City Advisor will be part of a network of similar positions located in cities across the country to support these building, energy, and transportation initiatives and will therefore be engaged at the local, regional, and national levels to advance the city’s goals. The position will interface with key influencers and decision-makers within city government, the real estate and/or transportation sector, utilities, industry, and other organizations in the community. Outreach to communities of color and other stakeholders often underrepresented in civic forums will also be a special focus of this position.
This position will be based in Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE), an executive office of Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, which designs, coordinates, and pilots leading-edge policies and programs to achieve Seattle’s ambitious environmental goals. OSE has a strong commitment to advancing racial equity by connecting issues of race and social justice with issues of environment and public health. The successful candidate will share this commitment.
This position will be located in Seattle, WA.
Click here for the full job description. This is a limited term role through 12/31/2020.
Learn more about the ACCC at:https://www.bloomberg.org/program/environment/climatechallenge/