The American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) is a professional association and social impact network for the climate change adaptation and climate resilience community. We welcome all people who use climate information in their day to day work and embrace the network values of trust, reciprocity, member leadership, open access, and transparency. Together with our members and partners, we are advancing the field of climate change adaptation by learning from Western science, Indigenous knowledge, and the lived experience of those addressing climate impacts in their own communities. ASAP members build essential climate resilience for communities, ecosystems, and economies across North America - ASAP keeps them connected, sharing, learning, and adapting.


Each year, ASAP trains hundreds of practitioners, students, workers, and applied researchers across all sectors, industries and regions in North America. Our virtual and in-person training programs use an engaging set of strategies to educate and inspire learners, helping them meet their adaptation goals by aligning their practice with the principles and strategies that lead to just, equitable, and effective climate change adaptation work. We draw on our professional guidance resources and robust network of experts to ensure excellence in training design and delivery.


The Training Specialist will be a critical part of the ASAP team, working to increase the quality of climate change adaptation practice across sectors and scales in North America by designing and delivering climate change adaptation training for a diverse set of audiences. The Training Specialist will plan and deliver existing ASAP trainings - such as Principles of Quality Climate Change Adaptation, Funding and Finance for Local Governments, and Private Sector Climate Service Provider Academy - and design new trainings with partners from the public, private, nonprofit, and academic sectors. The Training Specialist will work collaboratively with the ASAP staff team to prepare training materials, market trainings, and plan and execute training event logistics. 


Applicants interested in either full-time or part-time work are encouraged to apply. The full-time salary range for this position is $62,000-68,000 annually and includes a generous benefits package. Location is U.S. based, but otherwise flexible. This position reports to the ASAP Program Manager.

 

Responsibilities

  • Plan and deliver existing ASAP training and education programs including: Principles of Quality Climate Change Adaptation, Funding and Finance for Local Governments, and Climate Data and Information for Your Region. 

  • Adapt ASAP training design, content, and materials to meet the needs of partners.

  • Use ASAP’s professional guidance resources and ASAP member expertise to design and update curriculum arcs, learning objectives, content, and materials for existing and new training programs and modules. 

  • Work collaboratively with ASAP staff and partners to assess training needs, resources, and gaps for a variety of populations across the climate adaptation field.

  • Recruit and prepare expert speakers for trainings.

  • Work collaboratively with ASAP staff to execute logistics for virtual and in person trainings and monitor and evaluate training outcomes.

  • Work collaboratively with the ASAP Communications Team to recruit training participants and disseminate training materials to ASAP’s general audience.

 

Qualifications

  • Ability to explain climate change adaptation and climate resilience concepts to a variety of audiences.

  • Experience designing and implementing virtual or in-person training programs.

  • Experience coordinating groups to produce an output and achieve a shared goal.

  • Commitment to principles of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Desire and ability to work both in a team and independently.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to manage time, remain organized, and pay attention to details.

  • Proficiency in Google Suite (GMail, Google Hangouts, and Google Calendar).

  • Ability to use video and audio calling, text, email, and digital calendar to connect and communicate across a remote team.

 

Hiring Process

  • Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter via Trinet.

  • We will accept applications until the position is filled. Our first round of application review will begin with those applications submitted by January 18, 2023.

  • Applicants should be able to begin work by March 1, 2023.

 

Black people, Indigenous Peoples, people of color, and people with low wealth are at the forefront of climate change. Therefore, the field of climate change adaptation must include people who can meaningfully represent the concerns of those who hold these identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage applications from people who identify as such.