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Dear colleagues:

I am writing to ask your help in spreading the word that The Kresge Foundation’s Environment Program has two open positions we are seeking to fill.

As many of you know, after five years at Kresge, Jalonne White-Newsome has left the foundation to open her own consulting firm.  The team is grateful for the vision and skill she brought to the buildout of our Climate Resilient and Equitable Water Systems portfolio.  We miss her already and are excited to see all the good she will do in her new role.  Filling her shoes will be difficult, but we are optimistic that we will find a candidate who will pick up that portfolio and continue to support a strong community of practice at the intersection of climate change, water, and equity.  The position description appears on Kresge’s website.  We will be accepting applications through March 12th.

The Environment team also is looking to hire an Environment Program Fellow, as described in this position description.  The fellow position is a junior, limited-term appointment.

The person hired for this position will work on our Climate Change, Health, and Equity initiative and also will provide programmatic support across the full array of the team’s grantmaking.  We will be accepting applications for this position also through March 12th.

Climate Change, Health & Equity (CCHE)

The team and I would appreciate you sharing this through your networks.  We want to find great candidates! 

Thank you.

Lois R. DeBacker (she/her)
Managing Director, Environment Program
The Kresge Foundation

About The Environment Program

Kresge’s Environment Program helps cities combat and adapt to climate change while advancing racial and economic equity. We advocate that cities address climate change mitigation and adaptation concurrently.

The pollution that causes heat waves, extreme storms and other climate disasters disportionately harms low-income communities and communities of color. One of our top priorities is elevating the leadership, inclusion and influence of people of color, people with low incomes, and equity-focused organizations in climate change decision-making at the local, state and federal levels.

By factoring climate into infrastructure, land-use and other planning decisions, urban leaders can ensure their communities reduce and prepare for the impacts of climate change.

We support efforts to:
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Prepare for the effects of climate change that cannot be avoided
Advance social cohesion and equity

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