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Academic Director, Fellowship for Climate Action

Academic Director, Fellowship for Climate Action

(Thursday January 16, 2020)

Job Description:
Anant National University in Ahmedabad is launching a first-of-its-kind Fellowship for Climate Action – a global program based in India for climate change solutionaries.

While it is good that more people than ever before are aware of climate change, the Fellowship for Climate Action will shift the focus from the unprecedented level of climate anxiety we see around us today to offering thousands of people ways to be part of the solution to mitigate climate change.

The long term mission of the Fellowship is to create a community – offline and online – of climate change trailblazers who work together and cross-pollinate each other’s work with ideas and expertise across sectors, regions, and generations. Our endeavour is to include as many people who wish to be part of the solution to climate change. The Fellowship for Climate Action is designed such that those who can dedicate a year of their life, whether they are working advanced professionals, entrepreneurs, or young climate activists, can all benefit from it.

The Fellowship for Climate Action is a one year immersive programme based on a mentor-mentee framework that then feeds into a unique online global education platform to counter climate change. The Fellowship will begin on 10 August 2020, based in Ahmedabad. The Fellowship cohort each year will include two types of fellows. One, those who demonstrate a sustained interest, outstanding transferable skills, and some work in countering climate change. Second, those who are advanced professionals, well established in their domain, and wish to leverage their skills and experience towards solutions for climate change. Fellows who are advanced professionals will need to complete only 3 of the total 6 terms of the Fellowship. This will allow them the flexibility to continue to work alongside. 75% of the Fellowship classes will be held at locations where solutions for climate change are being implemented and at locations that are hard hit by climate change. All fellows will also work closely with a mentor, chosen from an illustrious board of mentors from the world over who are supporting the Fellowship.

We are looking to hire the Academic Director of the Fellowship for Climate Action who will design the curriculum, bring on board the best of professors from India and abroad, and oversee the delivery of courses.

Main responsibilities

Curate the curriculum for the Fellowship across 6 terms, each focusing on context setting, carbon accounting, industry, policy focus, and resources.

Identify and bring on board leading academics and practitioners to teach courses.

Collaborate with course teachers to define the course framework and classes.

Ensure the timely and smooth delivery of all courses.

Evaluation and assessment of fellows and teachers.

Preferred requirements and experience

Work experience in climate change (or related fields) as well as pedagogy.

Comfortable communicating with senior leaders across the public and private sectors, strong public speaking skills, ability to influence at all levels, and a strong network of academic contacts in India and abroad.

Broad intellectual background and interests with at least a Master’s degree or equivalent.

Prior experience managing strategic projects and excellent collaboration skills.

Purpose driven with solid values and ethical principles.

Excellent verbal and written language skills in English.

Why work with us

We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to improve the status quo by building awareness and co-operation, shaping mind-sets and agendas and driving collective action. Join us and become a driver for mitigating climate change.

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