We’re hiring an associate project manager of climate action research

Apply by December 2

Are you passionate about local climate action? Want to be part of a high-impact, community-engaged research team?

We’re hiring an associate project manager of climate action research to advance our equitable environmental policy work. 


This position will support our evaluation of California’s Transformative Climate Communities program (TCC), which empowers communities affected by systemic poverty and pollution to implement their visions for healthier, more equitable and prosperous places to live. The community-engaged researcher role will focus on data collection and analysis to track TCC efforts in Ontario, California. The associate project manager will develop findings into accessible deliverables that can tell the story of groundbreaking climate action. See our TCC landing page for past work that this position would build upon. 

Qualifications include:

  • Excellent writing skills, project management experience, and a dedication to environmental justice. 
  • Preference for a qualitative researcher with exceptional community engagement skills and experience surveying, interviewing and facilitating focus groups.
  • Ability to develop findings into accessible deliverables to make on-the-ground change.  

Flexible hours and room for growth

This position is a rare opportunity for someone seeking flexible, part-time hours in a high-impact position. We envision the role will be 20 hours per week or less and mostly remote (or in the UCLA office), with travel averaging once per month to Ontario. There is a strong possibility of the position becoming a full-time role over time. 

It’s an exciting time to join the Luskin Center for Innovation! You’ll be part of a team of faculty, staff, and graduate students, as well as numerous partners on and off-campus. 


For full job description, responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the UCLA Careers posting

The deadline to apply is December 2, 2022. 

About the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation:

Our mission is to equitably solve environmental challenges through actionable research with impacted communities and policymakers. We often focus on California, the world’s fifth-largest economy, to support a model of environmental leadership that is relevant globally. Increasingly, we also conduct nationally leading research to advance environmental equity, climate, and water solutions. Our approach is collaborative. We work with dozens of scholars across an array of disciplines and engage with hundreds of civic partners that inform and utilize our research. The Luskin Center for Innovation has influenced dozens of public policies and investments for a more equitable and sustainable future.