We’re Hiring! Apply to be a part-time Climate Change and Health Assistant

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The Philadelphia Regional Center for Children’s Environmental Health is hiring up to two Climate Change and Health Communication Assistants to support our work adding climate change as a focus area to our programming.  Climate change will result in more extreme heat events and exacerbate the impacts of other children’s environmental health concerns. Tasks to include but not limited to:

  • Developing brochures, social media campaigns, visualizations, web content, newsletters, marketing materials and products related to climate change and children’s environmental health, specifically in the Philadelphia region;
  • Organize events with nonprofit partners;
  • Identify and engage with environmental advocacy groups throughout the region to coordinate and disseminate educational materials;
  • Assist in the identification of materials and development of programming around climate change and health curriculum in collaboration with Philadelphia teachers; and
  • Perform jobs and activities to support the larger PRCCEH center, its grants, events and translational programs.

APPLY HERE (search for JR00081964)

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Up to two positions will be filled. $18 per hour

The position is part time of 5-15 hours per week with an opportunity for more than 20 hours per week in June – August 2024. This is a temporary position with an end date of November 30, 2024. A commitment until that date is expected.

The position will be mainly in-person on Penn’s campus to start, with potential for teleworking and/or working offsite.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent. Graduate students preferred.

Deadline to Apply: January 3, 2024

Earliest Start Date: January 16, 2024

End Date: November 30, 2024


Qualifications (preferred, not mandatory)

  • Experience with climate change, environmental science, toxicology, public health or community engagement topics
  • Experience working with teachers and/or nonprofit organizations
  • Experience with marketing or outreach, specifically social media marketing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to learn and grow
  • Ability to take initiative

Fluency in Spanish or a second language will be a plus but by no means a requirement


About the PRCCEH

The Philadelphia Regional Center for Children’s Environmental Health is an NIEHS grant-funded center dedicated to developing and supporting innovative research and transitional programs focused on children’s environmental health issues.
The Philadelphia Regional Center for Children’s Environmental Health strives to improve the health and wellness of children across the country, by first starting in our own backyard: Philadelphia and the surrounding region.

The children in our area face many environmental threats and health problems– asthma, lead poisoning, air pollution and toxic chemicals. Our newest focus area is climate change. Together, our partners and member researchers work to implement real world solutions and interventions in Philadelphia to serve as a model for success elsewhere.

The Center was founded in December 2021 at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and our membership includes researchers from 7 other regional institutions and universities.

In September 2023, the Center was awarded an Administrative Supplement to add climate change as a focus area. We are looking for temporary and/or student workers to assist in this work.

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