Current Job Openings

The Georgetown Climate Center (www.georgetownclimate.orgis seeking Research Assistants to support our work to help cities and states reduce carbon pollution (mitigation) and prepare for the impacts of climate change (adaptation).  We are seeking current law students for the Spring, 2018 and/or Summer, 2018 semesters. We will also consider applicants from other undergraduate or graduate programs within Georgetown University.

 

Director of Communications

Posted: March 1, 2018

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The nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center seeks to advance effective climate and energy policies in the United States and serves as a resource to state and local communities that are working to cut carbon pollution and prepare for climate change. As part of Georgetown Law, the Center works extensively with government officials, academics, and an array of stakeholders. It analyzes the provisions of federal policy relevant to state and local government, works with states on developing innovative new policies, and encourages policymakers to learn from state experience.

The Director of Communications oversees the Climate Center's public affairs and communications activities, to include developing communications materials for external and internal audiences through a variety of communications channels. S/he builds and maintains important relationships and partnerships with senior officials in government at all levels, leading nongovernmental organizations, think tanks, and funders, as well as the private sector in executing the Center's work in advancing climate and clean energy solutions. Reporting to the Center’s Deputy Director, the Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Website and Database Management

  • Manages the Center's online presence and content, and coordinates with web developers and staff to ensure projects are on time and complete.
  • Oversees Center databases and portals, including the State Energy Analysis Tool and Adaptation Clearinghouse; and works with developers and staff to ensure they are updated on a regular basis and current.

Media Outreach and News Monitoring and Influence

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with media, and develops opportunities for Climate Center profiles and work.
  • Proactively identifies opportunities to extend the Center's reach through means such as op-eds and wise use of social media.
  • Develops and maintains contact lists for various streams of substantive work, such as event invitations and newsletters.
  • Oversees the monitoring and dissemination of news for clips and to inform Center strategy and project development; and finds opportunities  for  innovative partnerships that enhance the Center's work and relationships

Management and Administration

  • Oversee communications staff and consultants to ensure timely and high-quality project delivery
  • Provide support for the Center's communications efforts around substantive work including the Transportation and Climate Initiative, adaptation, electric vehicles, clean energy, federal, state and local policy developments and more.
  • Ensure timely and professional promotion and execution of Center events and release of publications.

Strategy Development and Implementation

  • Works with Center Directors and advisory board of senior state officials to develop strategic communications strategy.
  • Works with Center staff, states and partners to implement the strategy in adherence with milestones and adjusts in response to new opportunities
  • Elevates profile of Center through ensuring that all presentations such as branding, publications, and websites are professional, representative of our voice, and consistent with Georgetown guidelines

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or a related field
  • Eight years of relevant experience, including 3 years of experience of supervisory experience 
  • Education or additional experience in environmental, energy, transportation, and/or climate change issues
  • Experience with new and traditional media and project management, and strong writing and relationship skills

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume  for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Communications Associate

Posted: March 1, 2018

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The nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center seeks to advance effective climate and energy policies in the United States and serves as a resource to state and local communities that are working to cut carbon pollution and prepare for climate change. As part of Georgetown Law, the Center works extensively with government officials, academics, and an array of stakeholders. It analyzes the provisions of federal policy relevant to state and local government, works with states on developing innovative new policies, and encourages policymakers to learn from state experience.

The Communications Associate provides general communications expertise and assistance in expanding and maintaining the Center’s online and social media presence.  Reporting to the Center’s Deputy Director, the Communications Associate has duties that include but are not limited to:

Online Content Creation, Social Media Growth, and Website Development

  • Works with Georgetown Climate Center staff to develop and add relevant content to the Center’s websites.
  • Grows awareness of the Georgetown Climate Center, its message, and its brand on social media.
  • Maintains all Georgetown Climate Center social media accounts.
  • Maintains and manages the technical develop of web-based tools that deliver climate, clean energy, and clean transportation data in coordination with outside vendors and Georgetown Climate Center staff, such as Adaptation Clearinghouse, State Adaptation Progress Tracker, and State Energy Analysis tool.

Marketing Strategy and Direct Outreach

  • Helps craft the development of the Center’s online, social media, and marketing growth strategies in consultation with the Communications Director.
  • Implements direct outreach strategies, such as email news updates to its core audiences.
  • Conducts outreach to expand the Georgetown Climate Center’s reach.

News Monitoring

  • Reviews climate, clean energy, and clean transportation news, and produces daily news clips for Georgetown Climate Center stakeholders.
  • Explores growth opportunities to maximize the value of this service.

Development

Contributes to drafting of grant proposals and reports to existing and potential funders.

Administration

  • Maintains Georgetown Climate Center email lists for marketing.
  • Maintains a database of public appearances by Georgetown Climate Center staff at conferences after sharing such appearances on social media for grant reporting.
  • Keeps all Georgetown Climate Center earned media up to date on the website.

Other Communications Support

  • Provides basic design and layout assistance for major Georgetown Climate Center reports as needed.
  • Conducts research to support Georgetown Climate Center message development as directed by senior staff.
  • Provides communications support for Georgetown Climate Center conferences, dialogues, and events.

Requirement

Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or a related field

Preferred qualifications

  • Professional experience that includes online and social media content development, design, website development, and marketing
  • Familiarity with climate change and energy issues and related communications needs

Current Georgetown Employees:

If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS (gms.georgetown.edu) using your Net ID and password. Then select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown.

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume  for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Research Assistant - Mitigation Program

Posted: November 29, 2017

The Georgetown Climate Center is seeking Georgetown University students interested in working with the Center as Research Assistants (RAs) to support our work to reduce carbon pollution from mobile and stationary sources. The Climate Center works directly with states and the federal government on the development of energy, transportation, and climate change policies.  For example, the Center focused extensively in recent years on the development and implementation of EPA’s Clean Power Plan and continues to support the development and implementation of local, state, and federal policies. The Center also facilitates the Transportation and Climate Initiative — a collaboration that seeks to reduce carbon pollution from the transportation sector across 11 states and Washington, DC.

RA work involves research and analysis of legislation, regulations, policy options, and government programs. Other tasks include developing reports and presentations, helping with event preparations, and performing administrative tasks as needed. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with energy systems, U.S. energy markets, and major sources of greenhouse gas emissions.

To apply please send a cover letter, detailing your interest in the work of the Climate Center and how this position relates to your current areas of study, with your resume to James Bradbury at james.bradbury@georgetown.edu.

This position is only available to Georgetown University students, with a preference for law school students eligible for work study.

Research Assistant - Adaptation Program

Posted: November 29, 2017

The Georgetown Climate Center is seeking Research Assistant(s) to work on a variety of cutting-edge projects analyzing and identifying best practices for how state and local governments are preparing for the impacts of climate change (including sea-level rise, increased heat, and considerations of equity in adaptation planning and policy design, among other topics). GCC distills and organizes adaptation resources for a range of state and local government practitioners on our Adaptation Clearinghouse (www.AdaptationClearinghouse.org), an online database of adaptation resources.

The RA will help us identify resources to include in the Clearinghouse, research and write summaries of resources aimed at state and local practitioners, and design portals and tools on the Clearinghouse that organize and curate information for different types of users.  

We prefer, but do not require, applicants who have prior experience working with state or local governments or who have worked on climate change, environmental, and/or land-use policy or law.  We also prefer applicants that are work-study eligible.  Applicants should have strong research, writing, and editing skills.  Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jessica Grannis (202-661-6594, jcg68@law.georgetown.edu). 

This position is only available to Georgetown University students, with a preference for students eligible for work study. Undergraduates or graduate students in other Georgetown University programs are also encouraged to apply.