Adaptation Fellow

  • Part-Time
  • Remote
  • Application deadline: 2021-04-04

American Society of Adaptation Professionals

The American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) connects and supports climate change adaptation professionals to advance innovation and excellence in the field. We believe that climate change is a real and serious danger to all sectors and systems; that adaptation and resilience build stronger, more prepared communities, ecosystems, and economies; and that equity and environmental justice should be centered in all work that adaptation professionals do. ASAP members are building essential climate resilience for communities, ecosystems, and economies across North America. The ASAP network keeps them connected, sharing, learning, and adapting.

We are seeking an Adaptation Fellow to lead ASAP’s work preparing communities to receive climate migrants for 20 hours/week between May 2021-March 2022. This is an extra‐budgetary, grant‐funded position. This position will be paid hourly at a rate between $18 and $25 and includes paid time off and professional development opportunities. Location is U.S. based, but otherwise flexible. This position reports to the ASAP Deputy Director. Deadline to apply is April 4, 2021. Applicants should be available to start between May 1-May 15, 2021.


Support 3-5 cross-disciplinary teams developing climate-informed methodologies to predict migration into the Great Lakes region.
Facilitate productive conversations between team members from different disciplines (e.g. demography, climatology, and urban planning)
Coordinate monthly peer-learning and knowledge-sharing opportunities for teams
Coordinate process for drafting and submitting peer-reviewed publication(s)

Design and implement conversations with individuals and groups across sectors and scales affected by climate migration
Use a collaborative process to design conversation protocols
Manage relationships with people participating in conversations
Use qualitative methods to synthesize and report information shared during conversations

Design and implement virtual events to share project findings and educate the climate adaptation community
Design and implement webinars
Design and implement a multi-day virtual capstone conference for the project

Participate in project strategy development
Collaborate with ASAP Executive Director, ASAP Deputy Director, and external partners on project implementation, funding, scaling, and transfer strategies

Additionally, all ASAP staff support organizational management and advancement by:
Contributing ideas for member engagement and value creation;
providing timely response to (or timely fielding of) member requests;
participating in workplace development, teambuilding, and strategy-setting activities; and
identifying and reporting leads for donors, funders, sponsors, partners, and collaborators.

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