The Atlas Corps is seeking global professionals with experience and passion for working on climate change and environmental issues to apply for the Atlas Corps Fellowship beginning in late 2022 and 2023.
Fellows will serve full-time at mission-driven organizations and help the world progress towards the achievement of the sustainable development goals by working on initiatives that protect the planet, combat the threat of climate change, or promote clean energy and sustainable ecosystems. These Fellowships support the Atlas Corps mission of strengthening U.S.-based organizations by enabling a Fellow to grow their leadership and contribute their international experience and expertise to an organization’s environmental and climate change programs.
Atlas Corps is specifically looking for candidates with a background in project/program management, policy/advocacy, or partnership building/business development who may use their skills and expertise in the following issue areas:
- Sustainability / Environmental Social Governance (ESG)
- Supporting and measuring an organization’s commitment to sustainability in manners such as: fulfillment to key sustainable development goals, climate change/carbon reduction, biodiversity loss, and safeguarding the environment while performing essential business/programming.
- Building and implementing an organization’s commitment to sustainability through third-party partnerships and/or programming based on environmental issue areas.
- Ecosystems & Environmental Protection
- Promoting sustainability and resiliency of the world’s ecosystems such as air, water (oceans, waterways, lakes), forests (rainforests, carbon sinks), and land (resource conservation).
- Land-use in the areas of green agriculture (technology and practices) and green urban design (low-emission, climate-resilient societies).
- Clean Energy
- Policy-making and expanding the utilization of bio-energies such as wind, water, solar, and other clean energy sources.
- Combating climate change through measuring impacts and contributing to solutions such as de-carbonization, ending or limiting the use of fossil fuels, and ensuring climate accountability.
Note: the above descriptions are only examples and not intended to be a comprehensive overview of every environmental or climate change issue. The Fellows’ role and daily responsibilities vary from organization to organization. Before accepting a Fellowship role, candidates will be given a position description and directly interviewed with an organization to help determine whether or not a Host Organization placement is a good match for their skills, experience, and professional development goals.
Basic Eligibility Requirements:
- Soft Skills
- Organizational and time management skills.
- Multi-tasker with the ability to manage multiple processes simultaneously.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to comfortably work with people from across the globe, as well as an ability to work with different working styles.
- Flexibility, open-mindedness, and tolerance for uncertainty and risk.
- Problem-solving ability and critical thinking skills.
- Comfort and passion in discussing environmental and climate change topics and demonstrating expertise.
- Networker/community-builder around key issues.
- Two years of experience in one of the following skill areas:
- Project/Program Management – managing projects and programs focused on issue areas described above, supporting programming for working groups, multilateral partnerships, alliances or coalitions to promote engagement, action, and knowledge-sharing, engaging participants on content and action around these issues, or managing ESG or internal sustainability projects.
- Policy/Advocacy – researching and identifying opportunities to answer policy-relevant questions or challenges, developing organizational policies and best practices, creating and/or advocating policy solutions within local, national, international legal & governance structures, building coalitions and/or developing and running communication campaigns around actions and policies.
- Partnership Building/Business Development – building and managing member networks or partners working on these critical issues, developing proposals and concept notes for funding, or reviewing and vetting proposals for funding.
Note: Applicants do not need to possess all of the desired eligibility criteria. However, competitive candidates for this opportunity will meet some of the preferred eligibility criteria.
For more information, visit https://atlascorps.org/atlas-corps-fellowship-for-climate-change-and-environmental-professionals/