Job Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters – Washington, DC
Employment Type: Full-Time
Seniority Level: Associate
Job Category: Staff


The Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (Arsht-Rock) meets people where they are to build human capacity for resilience in the face of climate change. We pledge to reach One Billion People with resilience solutions to climate challenges by 2030. We hope you’ll be part of this effort.

Arsht-Rock is one of the newer centers at the Atlantic Council with a different model than your average think tank center. We are bringing solutions to vulnerable people, meeting them where they are, to improve their resilience to major disruptions caused by climate change. We focus our efforts on people, communities, governments, and institutions to help them better prepare for, navigate and recover from the multiple shocks and stresses people all over the world face every day.

The Deputy Director, Heat, Health, and Gender will be a seasoned, sophisticated thought leader and program manager to build the Center’s work in the nexus of heat, health, and gender. The Deputy Director will be a team-focused and results-oriented leader, capable of producing independent work as well as leading internal and external resources to achieve programmatic goals. The Deputy Director will work across the Atlantic Council with other Centers and Programs and with other Council senior staff, board members, donors, high-level officials, and corporate partners. The Deputy Director will likewise play a leadership role in nurturing and executing business development opportunities and bring a robust set of existing relationships within the health and climate spaces.

A key responsibility of the Deputy Director will be the day-to-day program management of a new program focused on heat, health, and gender impacts. This program will focus on the disparate gender impacts of heat and the benefits of heat resilience, position the Center as a key voice in promoting heat health, and advise the Center’s health-based early warning system development and implementation.

Job responsibilities

  • Research and Policy Analysis and Thought Leadership. Deliver cutting-edge research and analysis, independently as well as together with internal and external stakeholders, to advance Arsht-Rock’s thought leadership, inclusive of publications, reports, issue briefs, policy memos, op-eds, and digital content.
  • Program Management. Serve as the program manager of heat health and gender including planning, delegating, and executing tasks; managing employee time and capacity across relevant workstreams; and coordinating across Arsht-Rock’s full portfolio of heat-related projects and activities.
  • Outreach and Engagement. Maintain highly coordinated relationships with stakeholders in the health and gender spaces to advance Arsht-Rock’s mission, while ensuring the preparation, support, and inclusion of the Director, Extreme Heat and Arsht-Rock’s senior leadership team. Collaborate with external partners on key activities.
  • Event Management. Take an active leadership role to shape and develop events, as well as coordinate, implement, and manage internal and external event logistics (in collaboration with Atlantic Council Events team) for both public and private events which may include meetings, workshops, and conferences. 
  • Communications. Work closely with the communications team to plan and execute a communications strategy, create a timeline of key milestones, and amplify Arsht-Rock’s heat health and gender work to key audiences.
  • Strategic Planning. Work closely with internal stakeholders (e.g., working group co-leads, leads of heat-related projects, Arsht-Rock leadership, development, etc.) to articulate an overarching strategy for heat health and gender, as well as the Arsht Rock’s heat portfolio. 
  • Development. Work with the development team to target fundraising opportunities and assist in outreach and engagement to funders.


  • A minimum of 10 years’ professional experience in program management, operations, and strategy in organizations focused on public health or climate adaptation, and/or other relevant areas within government service, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, or academia.
  • Superior writing and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and management skills; must be able to juggle multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately.
  • Excellent people skills; must be able to inspire and manage fellows, staff, and interns, contractors, and work well with colleagues, senior Council staff, and external officials and partners.
  • Proven track record in managing multiple projects simultaneously and a demonstrated ability to work efficiently and collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Proven track record of scaling new initiatives.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with, rapidly draft and edit reports for, and dynamically represent Arsht-Rock to external constituencies.
  • Accomplished track record in managing small teams, fundraising, and financial management; excellent organizational, logistical, and administrative skills. 
  • Entrepreneurial and both a team player and an internal team coach, who can balance multiple tasks and remain flexible, adaptive, and positive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Committed to driving forward diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work with the Center.
  • A global professional experienced in working with remote and multiple field teams, contractors, and partners is a bonus.

All Atlantic Council employees are required to adhere to the Atlantic Council’s vaccination policy. All Atlantic Council employees must be fully vaccinated and boosted, and they must submit proof of both vaccination and COVID-19 booster shot on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement through human resources and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

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