Sustainability Expert

The international developer of social simulations and serious games in the area of climate change and sustainability is looking for a candidate for the post of

Sustainability Expert

Location: Wrocław – Poland / Remote

Why should you work with us?

For the last 18 years, we have been creating tools supporting communication, collaboration, and learning for system change and sustainability. We develop experiential and interactive tools such as social simulations and serious games to help raise awareness of global challenges and co-create inclusive solutions. They are engaging, fun, and have been played by many organizations around the world such as the World Bank, the European Commission, OECD, and UNDP.

As a non-governmental organization, we pursue meaningful work for people and the planet.

Join our professional, interdisciplinary international team of 15 change makers. Get involved in international projects for the public good at the intersection of business, science, society, and the environment.

The Role

Do you enjoy a cup of coffee over an expert magazine as part of your morning routine? Do you have experience in international research projects? Do you know what Horizon Europe is about? Do you care about the future of our planet? If yes, then you are a perfect match for this post! As a sustainability expert you will be expected to help our team – in different capacities – to develop and apply our tools in different sustainability areas. Your main tasks and responsibilities will include carrying out literature reviews and desk research for our social simulations, coordinating and writing research grant applications (e.g. Horizon Europe programme), and writing reports and scientific articles as needed.

You will be involved in international research projects with partners from top universities and research institutes and therefore excellent written and spoken English, as well as extensive up-to-date knowledge about different areas of sustainable development, are essential requirements for this position. We also require experience in writing research grant applications.

Sounds interesting to you?
Learn more and join us.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with partners on international research projects (e.g. Horizon Europe)
  • Searching and processing information on various topics (environmental, economic and social) related to sustainable development, from a diverse range of sources
  • Writing grant proposals and monitoring open calls for proposals
  • Writing articles for peer-reviewed journals and a general audience
  • Participating in international events, including project and game workshops in Poland and abroad

Key Requirements/Experience

  • Excellent command of English in speech and writing (to be verified during the job interview)
  • A PhD in one of the disciplines closely linked to sustainable development: e.g. social geography, environmental economics, social-ecological systems
  • State-of-the-art knowledge of sustainable development issues, climate change, climate change mitigation/ adaptation (e.g. Paris Agreement), energy transition, disasters, behavioural change, etc.
  • Conscientiousness, independence, responsibility – these are not just fancy words – we really value these traits

Nice to have

  • Experience in group facilitation and/or moderating events (conferences, discussion panels, workshops)
  • Knowledge of computer and board games, especially serious games
  • Experience in working for the benefit of society and the natural environment

We offer

  • Involvement in international projects where simulation games are used for science, society, and the environment
  • Flexible work time (40 hours per week)
  • Salary based on track record and qualifications (5000-9000 PLN net)
  • Employment contract 
  • Possibility of remote working

The selected candidate should be available to take up the position as soon as possible. 

CRS encourages individuals of all learning styles, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. CRS is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to personal background, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, citizenship status, disabilities, or medical conditions. CRS possesses a Gender Equity Plan.

Research has shown that women and immigrants are less likely to apply for roles unless they believe they meet all of the qualifications. We encourage you to apply as we are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We want to engage equally all those who can contribute to our activities.

If you have the qualifications described above and would like to apply for the position, please send your application (CV and cover letter) in English. Please, mind that we reserve the right to reply only to the selected candidates. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Please send your CV and cover letter to: (entitling the email “Sustainability Expert”). Don’t forget to enclose the following annotation: “I agree to the processing of my personal data by the Centre for Systems Solutions Association for recruitment for the post of Sustainability Expert in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation)”

In order to ensure compliance with the GDPR, we would like to inform you that we intend to store your personal data on the G Suite platform owned by Google LLC. The data will be stored on a server located in the USA. To dispel your doubts, we would like to assure that your data will be safe, as Google LLC joined the Privacy Shield program and provides the appropriate level of personal data protection required by European regulations.

In reference to this, please read the information below:

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  1. The administrator of your personal data is the Centre for Systems Solutions Association, based in Wroclaw 50-305, ul. Jaracza 80B /10, Poland;
  2. Your personal data will be processed for the purposes of conducting correspondence pursuant to the Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation of 27 April 2016;
  3. Your personal data will be stored for the duration of this recruitment;
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  6. Providing personal data is voluntary but necessary to consider the offer as part of the recruitment process.

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