Join the CCAI Core Team!

CCAI is looking for new core team members to play leading roles in the organization’s ongoing activities. Core team members are expected to dedicate at least 5 hours of volunteer time per week and work closely with other members of the organization. Most core team members have a background in either machine learning or areas relevant to climate change (such as energy, transportation, climate science, etc.), and a strong interest in both topics. We are currently recruiting for the following open positions:

Applications should be submitted here, and are due by Sept 25.

To be considered for a core team role, we require the following:

  1. Mission alignment: Team members must be passionate about catalyzing impactful work at the intersection of climate change and machine learning, per our mission and goals.
  2. Proactiveness and responsibility: Team members must be proactive and responsible to ensure our organization can run as effectively as possible.
  3. Time commitment: Team members are expected to dedicate around 5 hours of volunteer time per week, including conference calls, and be responsive on Slack.
  4. Attention to detail: Team members are mindful of the work that they carry out, which helps CCAI ensure high quality of its activities.
  5. Team ethic: Team members must be able to work productively and collaboratively with team members, and otherwise foster a collegial environment.
  6. Comfort working in a digital environment: CCAI’s team is based across the world, and communicates primarily using Slack and video conferencing tools. While we are happy to on-board newcomers to the particular technologies we use, core team members must in general be comfortable working and collaborating in a primarily digital environment.
  7. Curiosity: CCAI is always embarking on new ventures and looking for new projects. We encourage new ideas from within (and outside) the team!

Climate change is a global problem that requires global thinking. We accept applications from anywhere in the world. While CCAI organizes in-person events from time to time, all of the core work is done remotely. We don’t require a specific degree, if you are responsible and enthusiastic, there may be a place for you on the core team.

CCAI is a fast-moving and fun environment to help facilitate meaningful and immediate climate action with machine learning. Working with CCAI will provide you with opportunities to acquire new skills, expand your network, and curate knowledge. We are an interdisciplinary and international team and believe that diversity, inclusion, and equity are not only fundamental to the organization but also to progress in addressing climate change as a whole.

Below is a list of roles in which CCAI is especially interested at the moment. Please apply by filling out this application form. If you are interested in joining but do not fit any of the specific roles, we still encourage you to apply and describe in your application how you see yourself contributing to CCAI. We would be particularly excited to hear from general applications with experience in social science, economics, heavy industry, biodiversity and conservation, agriculture, and resilience, entrepreneurship, and public policy. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.

If you are looking for other ways to get involved, see here.

Role Descriptions

Media Outreach

CCAI is recruiting someone to support communication and media outreach. We are looking for someone with experience in science journalism, ideally with extensive knowledge of climate change communication and at least basic familiarity with machine learning.

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Graphic and Web Design

CCAI is looking for someone to contribute to the organization via graphic and web design. This person would contribute to the integrated design strategy of CCAI, including within our main website, reports, and events.

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Educational Event Development

CCAI will be organizing events for education, cohort-building, and professional development at the intersection of climate change and AI. We are looking for someone to work with members of the existing CCAI core team on all aspects of those events, including curriculum design and logistics. Please see here for examples of past CCAI events.

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Support for Community-Organized Events

CCAI is seeking a core team member to support the broader CCAI community in organizing programs and events, such as (virtual) happy hours, reading groups, and research gatherings. This role will entail creating guides or curating resources about organizing various types of events, as well as providing advice to community members who are organizing events.

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Webinars and Virtual Information Sessions

CCAI is looking for new core team members to organize webinars, AMAs, and similar events. Team members in this role will be expected to curate content, manage event logistics, interact with potential speakers, and moderate sessions.

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Tutorials

CCAI is recruiting a core team member to support the creation of hands-on tutorials or case studies on topics in climate change and machine learning, geared towards individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. This role will entail curating a set of tutorial topics covering representative themes and methods, managing the creation of these tutorials, and working with tutorial writers to ensure quality and consistency.

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Course Curriculum

CCAI is seeking a core team member to support the creation of a university-level course curriculum covering topics relevant to doing work in climate change and machine learning. This is an opportunity to distill the key ideas of climate change and AI for dissemination to the wider community. This role will entail designing the curriculum outline and structure; managing the creation of lectures and instructional materials; scheduling and overseeing test runs and subsequent revisions of various aspects of the curriculum; and ensuring the quality and cohesion of the final curriculum.

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Wiki

CCAI is creating a Wiki to encourage the sharing of resources such as readings, datasets, publication venues, and descriptions of interesting challenges in climate change and machine learning. This is an opportunity to share knowledge across communities in a way that supports meaningful work in climate change. We are looking for core team members to support the creation and maintenance of this Wiki.

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Community Manager

CCAI works to cultivate an open, interdisciplinary, and active community around climate change and machine learning. We are recruiting a community manager to support these efforts. The role will involve engaging on discussion forums, sharing updates about CCAI activities, and otherwise working to build connections between individuals that can spark impactful projects.

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