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:
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.
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.
Optional but preferred skills:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.