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Careers at ISC

Join the mission-driven team at the Institute for Sustainable Communities!  You’ll be an integral part of our work helping local leaders create sustainable communities and tackle climate disruption in the United States and Asia.


Interested in working at ISC?

Commitment to Diversity

ISC is committed to a diverse workplace and highly encourages women, persons with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to apply.


We offer a friendly, open work environment, excellent benefits and the opportunity to make a difference in communities around the world.

Benefits for qualified US-based staff include:

  • Medical Plan with HRA
  • Dental Plan, 100% paid for employee and family members
  • 403b Retirement Plan, with an automatic 2% ISC contribution and up to 4% matching contribution
  • Life, AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical, Dependent Care, Parking and Transit
  • Casual and Flexible Work Environment
  • Appreciation of Work-Life Balance
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program

Application Process

Please submit your application and cover letter using our online system. If you encounter issues during submission, please email [email protected]. Due to the volume of applications we receive, general inquiries will not receive a response.

Equal Opportunity Employment

ISC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, ISC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location and country in which the organization operates.

Staff Posts & Content

Elliott Bent

Podcast: Net-Zero Cities in China

Podcast: Net-Zero Cities in China Regardless of how you view China’s domestic and international policies, it is essential that we help them accelerate their greenhouse

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