April 2021
Introducing our new Network Manager
We are pleased to welcome Cora Preston as the new Network Manager for the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. The Network Manager position was created to manage the foundation’s communications as well as cultivate Switzer Fellows’ engagement as participants, contributors, and leaders of the Switzer Network to advance the mission of the Switzer Foundation.

Fellowship interviewers needed
We could still use more volunteers for Fellowship interviews on May 14th and May 21st! Interested fellows, please fill out this Google form - this will help us create balanced interview teams that represent a spectrum of career and personal demographic characteristics. In order to form interview teams that are truly representative of the Switzer Network, we are especially in need of more fellows of color to be on interview teams.

Sign up or contact Erin for more information.
Professional Development Funds available
Professional Development Fund (PDF) grants of up to $1,000 can help cover the costs of a training, workshop or other professional development opportunity. Recent recipients have used the funds for grant writing and drone technology training, leadership coaching, and developing personal and professional skills such as racial equity issues, navigating change and mindfulness-based stress reduction. This is a great time to take advantage of these awards, as there are so many online offerings these days!

Breakthrough Collaboration on Environmental Problems
On March 19, Ekow Edzie facilitated a webinar with environmental conflict resolution & stakeholder engagement practitioners at CBI to share best practices and lessons learned about breakthrough collaboration for environmental problem solving.

Fellow News
Luis Alexis Rodríguez-Cruz was named one of Grist's 50 Fixers.

Anne Perrault wrote an op-ed in the Hill on the mounting costs of climate risk for imperiled cities.

Antarctic Champion Cassandra Brooks was featured in Women Making Waves.

Stephen Wheeler co-authored a study on unequal burden of rising temperatures in Southwestern U.S. cities.

Laura Meyerson was selected as a fellow of Ecological Society of America.

Regan Patterson is the co-founder and co-organizer of Black In Environment, which hosted #BlackInEnviron week from April 19-23. 

Kelly McClure co-directed the Indigenous Nations & Climate Change Summit on April 21-23.

Nithya Ramanathan was honored as a 2021 TED Fellow for her work keeping vaccines safe. 

Have news for this section? Send it to us so we can post it to our website, social media, and a future e-news issue. Please update your profile as well. You can use our new Google Form to submit changes.
EE 30 Under 30 Call for Nominations: The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) has opened the global search to find 30 game-changing leaders under 30 years of age who are using environmental education to build a sustainable future for all. Olivia Walton was a 2020 awardee. 

CEE-Change Fellowship Opportunity: The Cedar Tree Foundation (which supports the Smith Fellows program) is launching a new fellowship program at the intersection of civic engagement and environmental education in partnership with NAAEE and the U.S. EPA.

Anne Baker shared that the American Flood Coalition is hiring a State Programs Director either at the DC headquarters or remotely within Southeast, Gulf Coast, Midwest or Mid-Atlantic states. Contact her with questions about the job or AFC. 

Shaye Wolf posted that the Center for Biological Diversity is hiring an Environmental Equity and Justice Director. 

Xantha Bruso is hiring an Analyst for the Strategic Electrification team at Cadmus to work in Boston, Boulder or Oakland. Please send qualified candidates to Xantha

The Thornburg Foundation is seeking a Policy Officer to lead its Food & Agriculture Initiative, which supports the advancement of more resilient, sustainable, and localized food and agricultural systems in New Mexico. Patrick McCarthy is their Water Policy Officer. 

Sarah Smith shared several job opportunities at the Clean Air Task Force, including a Project Manager and Senior Associate on her Super Pollutants team. 

Center for Environmental Health is hiring for several positions, including a Community Health Cases Manager, a Communications Director and a Science Director. Sue Chiang is Pollution Prevention Director for CEH. 

The University of Texas Austin is seeking a new program director for the Bridging Barriers Research Grand Challenge Planet Texas 2050. Dave Kramer is moving on from this role and will likely overlap with the new hire and help onboard them. Please reach out to Dave with questions. 

Kristin Dobbin’s former organization Community Water Center is looking for a policy director based in Sacramento. She would be happy to talk with anyone who may be interested. 

Thank you to everyone who has been sharing opportunities on the Switzer Fellows listserv! We encourage you to keep posting jobs that come your way. If you have a connection to the organization and are willing to be contacted, please include that information when you forward the posting. We will then also include it in this section each month.
Switzer Fellowship Interviews - California
Friday, May 14
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Pacific
Interviews will be held virtually

Switzer Fellowship Interviews - New England
Friday, May 21
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern
Interviews will be held virtually

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