• Part Time
  • Remote

Website Second Nature

Location: Remote


Second Nature is committed to centering climate justice/DEIAJ in all programming, member support systems, and internal organization operations. The Climate Justice Fellow will support Second Nature’s current and future climate justice initiatives and contribute value-added research toward the development of tools and resources for our Climate Leadership Network of over 400 colleges and universities. Given the recent launch of our DEIAJ Toolkit and Climate Justice Working Paper, the Fellow will also support the programmatic implementation of these  tools and resources while providing critical support and guidance to the climate justice working group.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop implementation plan/strategy (including success metrics) for recommendations in “The Role of Higher Education in Advancing Climate Justice” Working Paper
    • Help implement recommendations
    • Track, monitor, and evaluate success
    • Document lessons learned/areas of improvement
  • Coordinate the climate justice working group, including setting agendas, administrative support, and member engagement
  • Ideate and develop suggestions for ways climate justice priorities to be integrated into other elements of Second Nature’s existing programs
  • Uncover and surface best practices, policies, partnerships, programs/initiatives, etc. in the evolving higher education landscape related to climate justice
  • Co-create tools and resources to inform equitable and just climate action planning


  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with various constituencies (ex: faculty, staff, students, community members, peers, researchers)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of climate justice principles, issues affecting communities, and best practices for climate justice and/or mutual aid and/or community resilience or similar
  • Knowledge or experience working with higher education institutions on climate-related programs/initiatives
  • Knowledge or experience working in communities or with cross-sector partnerships on climate programs
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to organize and track progress
  • Facilitation skills are a plus
  • Collaboration skills are highly valued whether through work experience or student projects

Professional development opportunities may include:

  • Opportunity to present and participate in Climate Justice Working Group meetings
  • Opportunity to share work through Second Nature’s communications, education, and campus engagement platforms, such as webinars, workshops, or blogs
  • Opportunity to engage with climate action leaders from colleges and universities in the Second Nature network

Position Details and Classification:

This position is 100% remote. The work schedule is flexible, but entails a commitment of approximately 20 hours a week, with virtual supervision from Second Nature staff.  A strong preference for some of the hours worked to fall within 10am-3pm Eastern Time Mon – Thurs.

Second Nature offers a dynamic and creative work environment with customized experiences for project-based employees designed to be challenging and build desired skill sets. The Fellow may be involved in team meetings and planning efforts as appropriate. This position reports to the Senior Manager of Climate Programs.

This is a one-year Fellowship with a stipend of $30,000. Benefits are not offered for this position.

Applications will be accepted until Monday, May 15, 2023.

Second Nature is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on any of the following: race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or gender characteristics, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Second Nature is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, Second Nature will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact info@secondnature.org

The successful candidate must be a citizen of or legally authorized to work in the United States of America.

Who Should Apply:

Studies have shown that women, people of color, and other under-represented groups are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the position, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. Second Nature will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

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