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Adaptation Program Director, Georgetown Climate Center – Georgetown University Law Center

The nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center (GCC) Georgetown Climate Center (GCC) 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. It is committed to building a diverse staff and fostering an inclusive environment that is reflective of the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates.

The Adaptation Program Director leads and oversees advanced research and writing projects and ensures the delivery of quality work products, and provide strategic oversight to our extensive body of work including reports, analysis, and databases.  Reporting to the Executive Director, and supervising the work of three full-time GCC staff members, consultants, and students, the Adaptation Program Director has duties that include but are not limited to Program Management, Research and Policy Development, Outreach, Stakeholder Engagement & Facilitation, Student Engagement, and Fundraising and Grant Reporting.


  • Master’s degree – J.D. preferred
  • 5 to 7 years’ experience in environmental law and policy, including climate adaptation and resilience
  • Experience with state, local, or federal agencies working on topics related to climate adaptation, including equity, environmental justice, sustainability, sea level rise, coastal management and/or land use
  • Demonstrated experience raising funds and managing complex projects
  • Excellent research, speaking, and writing skills
  • Professional judgment toward representing GCC in interactions with senior local, state and federal officials and other stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills, project management skills, writing and editing skills, professionalism, and sound judgment

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