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Climate Community Engagement Fellow, City of Baltimore Department of Planning

The City of Baltimore Department of Planning’s Office of Sustainability acts as a resource, catalyst, and advocate to create an equitable and resilient Baltimore. We integrate environmental integrity, social equity, and economic prosperity to provide innovative solutions to important challenges that benefit all Baltimoreans. In addition to overseeing and tracking the implementation of the 2019 Sustainability Plan, the Office integrates sustainability into City operations and collaborates with other individuals and organizations working to advance community health and vibrancy.

The Office of Sustainability seeks to develop an update to Baltimore City’s 2012 Climate Action Plan (CAP Update) with a focus on integrating equity and resilience lenses. The overarching goals of the CAP Update are to: 1) accelerate local climate awareness and action through deep community engagement focused on equity and resiliency planning; 2) strengthen the planning and policy connections between climate, flooding, adaptation, and resiliency in Baltimore; 3) evaluate new and ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets; and 4) integrate and prioritize high impact GHG emissions reductions strategies and priority mitigation and adaptation actions from other City plans.

We are seeking qualified individuals to apply to serve as a Climate Community Engagement Fellow and play a critical role in developing, implementing, and tracking the 12-month community engagement component of the CAP Update. The Fellow will collaborate with project team members and take the lead on designing the equitable community engagement strategy, conducting outreach to stakeholders, gathering and tracking information, and developing public communications. The community engagement process is a 1-year component of the anticipated 2-year CAP Update timeline. The Fellow will report to the Sustainability Director and work alongside the Climate and Resilience Planner. The main deliverable will be a foundational climate equity and resiliency document to incorporate into the CAP Update. The position requires the ability to think strategically, expand connections to outside organizations, work with diverse populations, and foster linkages between climate change, public health, community resilience, and various urban challenges in Baltimore.

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