External Affairs Coordinator (Part-Time)

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Woodwell Climate Research Center

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Falmouth, MA, United States

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30+ days ago

SUMMARY: Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) is the leading independent climate research institute, with a mission to advance science-based climate policies through scientific research and outreach. The keys to Woodwell’s success are the quality of its research and the ability to deliver that science to policymakers and decision makers.

The External Affairs Coordinator (Part-Time) supports External Affairs outreach to partners and policy makers. Among other initiatives, they will assist with Woodwell’s Climate Risk Coalition (CRC).


Under the oversight of the External Affairs Manager:

  • Assist in managing project schedule dates to meet or exceed scheduled milestones
  • Manage and complete the day-to-day deliverables required to keep projects moving forward
  • Assist in the development and execution of Woodwell’s Climate Risk Coalition (CRC)
  • Assist in project management of key Woodwell initiatives, such as CRC, including assistance with budget tracking, timelines, and relationship management
  • Complete research assignments for the External Affairs department as needed
  • Record meeting minutes and put together succinct recaps following important engagements
  • Assist with various climate policy projects
  • Represent Woodwell at relevant workshops, meetings, and conferences when appropriate

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Highly organized, attention to detail, results oriented
  • Exceptional written, oral and presentation skills
  • Ability to translate complex material into clear, engaging language for a variety of audiences
  • Strong editing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office computer programs
  • Ability to creatively find solutions to challenges
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Team player with leadership skills, abilities, and desire to interact with people at all levels

Application review will be ongoing

Desired Start Date: Immediately

Classification and Compensation: This is a Part-time, hourly, non-exempt role. The annual salary range is dependent on qualifications/experience. Woodwell offers a generous benefits package and work life balance.

Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts or remote.

Application Instructions: To apply, please send your cover letter addressing your experience and qualifications in relation to the responsibilities of this position, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references as a single PDF to our career’s portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please type EAC22 on all correspondence.

Please visit Woodwell's website to learn more about Woodwell’s work.

Located on a 10-acre campus near the village of Woods Hole, the Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) is a private, non-profit research center. Woodwell is a leading source of climate science that drives the urgent action needed to solve climate change. Woodwell has 80+ staff members and is excited to welcome new employees to this work.

Woodwell is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Woodwell is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Woodwell


Climate change is the greatest challenge of our lifetimes. Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) understands that the climate crisis—from causes to consequences—is inextricably linked with persistent social injustice. Effectively addressing either requires addressing both. The climate crisis demands that we bring to bear all of the knowledge, expertise, innovation, and creativity that we can collectively muster, and those who have been marginalized and disproportionately impacted must be heard.

The work Woodwell does—the questions we ask, the ways we seek answers, and the strategies we put forward—is stronger when shaped by a diversity of knowledge, perspectives, and experiences. We strive to welcome, respect, and amplify differing voices. We value individuals as they are, with all their differences in race, age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, language, and mental and physical abilities.

Woodwell acknowledges that our organization, and the scientific community more broadly, have a long way to go in living up to these ideals. We approach the work of improving our organization with the same ambition and commitment to systemic change that we bring to addressing climate change.

We will inevitably make mistakes, but we will continue to listen, learn, and do this critical work. We understand that this work requires an ongoing commitment from each and every one of us. We are actively engaged in building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive culture within our organization, and in fostering greater diversity in climate science.