Local recruitment: Water Resilience & Environmental Outreach Consultant (Entry Level)

Cadmus

Waltham, MA, USA 🇺🇸

Arlington, VA, USA 🇺🇸

Overview

Who We Are

At Cadmus, we recognize that solving the world’s most challenging problems can’t be accomplished alone or with cookie-cutter solutions. That’s why we look for team players and problem solvers who are driven to use their unique perspectives and intellectual curiosity to help deliver breakthrough solutions that achieve transformative goals. On the Cadmus team, you’ll collaborate with leading experts to help our clients across the globe.

Cadmus’ mission is to deploy industry-leading expertise to help our clients achieve extraordinary results that strengthen society and the natural world. We offer competitive compensation, outstanding health care and retirement benefits, a vibrant and collaborative work environment, and opportunities for professional growth. We are committed to advancing diversity and fostering a culture of equity in the workplace and across society, and we strive to maintain an inclusive environment where all employees feel connected, respected, and valued.

Join Cadmus. Let’s solve the world’s most challenging problems together.

Responsibilities

What You’ll Be Doing

A successful candidate will provide entry-level research, outreach, training, and communications support for Cadmus’ U.S. Public Division/Water Team and will support contracts with EPA and other government clients. This position will provide support in the areas of drinking water policy and climate resilience, specifically topics related to environmental justice, climate risk assessments, and developing training materials for of drinking water operators and drinking water state program staff. This position requires someone who is highly motivated to perform and learn, able to work collaboratively and independently, detail-oriented, comfortable speaking in public, and able to manage assigned tasks and projects from start to finish with input from supervisors. Candidates should also possess exceptional research, oral and written communication, design, and analytical skills, enabling them to support Cadmus’ mission to successfully meet clients’ needs. Candidate must be comfortable performing tasks independently and learning new software with limited supervision. Candidates must have a professional demeanor and will have distinguished themselves with academic and professional excellence and a clearly demonstrated work ethic.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research and synthesize information about drinking water regulations, climate resilience projections, water sector climate adaptation options, or topics to support policy initiatives.
  • Write or edit guidance documents, reports, case studies, presentations, and other documents directed to specific audiences (e.g., under-served and/or disadvantaged communities).
  • Develop climate risk assessment reports based on information collected during exercises and trainings.
  • Provide communications, training, and outreach support:
    • Develop outreach and communication products, including fact-sheets and interactive tools, directed towards specific audiences (e.g., states, tribes, water systems, or the general public).
    • Provide back-end meeting support including coordination, logistics, and note taking.
  • Provide logistical and administrative support for Cadmus project teams.
  • Provide general project support:
    • Ensuring project manager and client satisfaction across multiple projects in a program.
    • Facilitating information sharing and planning across projects and teams.
    • Supporting the efforts of multiple project managers.
    • Providing strategic thinking and problem solving in support of client initiatives.
    • Ensuring all practices are carried out in accordance with internal QA policies.
    • Supporting high-quality client deliverables.
    • Using quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze data and conduct evaluations.
  • Present material internally and assist on external meetings (e.g., webinars and in-person events).
  • Providing quality control support when developing client deliverables.
  • Represent Cadmus and clients at workshops and conferences.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and course work in environmental science and policy, social sciences, or other relevant area.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, comfortable presenting over the phone and to live audiences.
  • Strong organizational abilities.
  • Ability to conduct research, collect secondary data, and analyze data in support of a data-driven analyses.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Interest in training, education, and/or outreach and communications and developing aesthetically pleasing materials.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Applied experience with research activities in an academic or professional setting.
  • Experience public speaking.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States as a U.S Perm Resident or U.S. Citizen.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Classwork or professional experience with EPA regulatory programs, water science or policy, and climate change.
  • Experience in training, education, and/or outreach and communications.
  • Knowledge of risk assessments and/or climate vulnerability assessments.

Additional Information:  To be considered, candidates must submit a resume, a cover letter and a 2-5 page writing sample.

Based on eligibility and job status, Cadmus offers an excellent benefits package to include: medical, dental, vision, company paid disability and life insurance, 401(k) program, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, voluntary time off (VTO), tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance program, other optional benefits and various bonus programs.

Full vaccination against COVID-19, and compliance with Cadmus’ vaccination verification procedures, is a condition of employment with Cadmus, unless the individual is legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation. Prospective and/or new U.S. employees will be required to submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. “Full vaccination” means two weeks have passed since the individual received: 1) their second shot in a two-dose vaccine series (such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) or 2) their shot in a single-dose vaccine series (such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Information regarding the process for requesting a reasonable accommodation will be included in the offer letter issued to any prospective employee. 

Cadmus is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination. Cadmus is committed to providing a respectful workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation (including gender identity and/or expression), national origin, military and veteran status, physical and mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED