Assistant Director of Markets, Ecosystem Investment Partners

Job Title: Assistant Director of Markets

Location: Baltimore preferred (Appalachia region (WV, KY, OH, PA, VA) considered on a case-by-case basis)

Start Date: Immediately

Reports to: Managing Director of Markets

 

Position Summary

This position affords the right candidate an unmatched opportunity to develop new business opportunities in the mitigation, restoration, and environmental offset arena. The ADM will support and advance EIP’s mitigation credit sales and marketing functions nationwide, with a particular focus on the Appalachia region. The ADM will have responsibility for sourcing, negotiating and closing new business and maintaining strong working relationships with numerous existing and repeat customers. The ADM is the lead for all mitigation credit sales out of EIP’s 15 mitigation banks in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Ohio. The ADM has the opportunity to help guide EIP’s expansions in this region, as well as to develop new business nationally. The ideal candidate should have business development and sales experience, direct experience and expertise in environmental (Clean Water Act) permitting, and must be committed to providing outstanding customer service solutions to EIP’s customers. The ADM position offers an outstanding opportunity to join an expert team pioneering private market solutions to large-scale restoration.

Full position description and application instructions at: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:a5be8965-3db0-4155-91ac-38a18195e7cb

Senior Program Officer, Innovations, Verra

Job Title: Senior Program Officer, Innovations

Location: Washington, DC preferred (working remotely during COVID-19, with long-term flexible work arrangements possible)

Start Date: Immediately

Reports to: Director, Standards Development

 

Position Summary

Verra’s Innovation team is looking for a Senior Program Officer to support our work to foster climate impact and generate related environmental and social benefits through the VCS Program and other emerging standards, tools and programs.

Specific functions you will be responsible for leading…

  • Coordinating and providing technical input to the development of new VCS methodologies (e.g. food loss and waste) and to other GHG emissions reduction/removal and sustainable development opportunities in the VCS and SD VISta.
  • Researching and evaluating new and emerging MRV technologies and approaches.
  • Drafting revisions to Verra program rules and procedures relevant to sustainable development issues to help maintain the robustness, workability, and impact of those programs.
  • Providing technical guidance to Program Team colleagues and users of Verra programs. Such users include project developers, methodology developers, validation/verification bodies, and other stakeholders such as credit buyers.
  • Supporting the Verra Innovations Team on other emerging opportunities.
  • Participating in domestic and international conferences and other events as required.

Full position description and application instructions at: https://verra.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=53&source=ecosystemmarketplace

Program Officer, Plastic Program, Verra

Job Title:                  Program Officer, Plastic Program

Location:                  Flexible: Washington, DC or remote (working

remotely during COVID-19, with long-term,

flexible work arrangements possible)

Start Date:                Immediately

Reports to:               Manager, Plastic Waste Reduction Program

 

Position Summary

With rapid growth in carbon markets driving a new wave of innovative new approaches, Verra is looking for a Program Officer to help manage Verra’s new Plastic Waste Reduction Program (Plastic Program).

Specific functions you will be responsible for leading…

  • Providing technical guidance and support to users of the Plastic Program. Such users include project developers, methodology developers, validation/verification bodies, and other stakeholders.
  • Supporting the development of the Plastic Program by gathering and synthesizing input from key stakeholders, via participation in relevant working groups and conferences, and researching emerging markets and policies.
  • Drafting revisions to Plastic Program rules and procedures to help maintain the robustness, workability, and impact of those programs.
  • Playing a key role in ensuring the quality of projects requesting registration with the Plastic Program, including reviewing project documentation, visiting projects, and liaising and collaborating closely with project stakeholders.
  • The review of plastic waste collection and recycling accounting and assessment methodologies being developed under the Plastic Program.

Full position description and application instructions at: https://verra.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=50

Registry Administrator, Verra

Job Title:                  Registry Administrator

Location:                 Washington, DC

Start Date:               Immediately

Reports to:              Registry Manager

 

Position Summary

Verra is seeking a Registry Administrator to handle all day-to-day registry functions of the newly in-housed Verra Registry.

Specific functions you will be responsible for leading…

  • Supporting registry users with opening and using their accounts, including creating new project records, issuing, transferring, and retiring VCUs and other units.
  • Reviewing documents submitted by account holders for completeness and accuracy.
  • Responding to account holder inquiries and registry-related requests, always maintaining high standards of registry user satisfaction.
  • Coordinating closely with the Verra program team to ensure project listing, registration, and issuance requests are processed efficiently.
  • Working with the Verra Registry software developer to resolve data and software issues.
  • Drafting and updating FAQs, user guides, and standard operating procedures for our customers and the registry administrator team.
  • Processing Know-Your-Customer (KYC) checks on new registry account applications.
  • Coordinating with the Verra finance team to track and process account holder invoices.

Full position description and application instructions at: https://verra.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=50

Market Development Manager, Europe, Verra

Job Title:                  Market Development Manager, Europe

Location:                  All locations, Europe

Start Date:               Immediately

Reports to:              Chief Policy and Markets Officer

Position Summary

Given significant developments in the international climate policy context and transitions in the CDM and European Emissions Trading System, European governments and private sector actors are increasingly engaging in a variety of carbon policies and activities that provide opportunities for the Voluntary Carbon Market and Verra’s standards. In addition, there is a growing focus on the Sustainable Development Goals and reducing plastic waste, which Verra standards are well placed to support. Verra is looking for a regional Market Development Manager to lead the strategy and promotion of these standards to respond to growing opportunities in Europe.

Specific functions you will be responsible for leading…

  • Developing and cultivating relationships with leading European corporates and governments to ensure alignment between their needs and Verra’s offerings.
  • Exploring market opportunities for VCS project proponents inside and outside Europe to support European government actions and policies (e.g., ITMOs, Art 6 pilots).
  • Engaging in international policy dialogues sharing Verra’s position on emerging market infrastructure in international and European regional contexts.
  • Identifying regional needs in order to work with the Program and Innovations teams at Verra to ensure that Verra’s programs are operational and accessible in Europe.
  • Leading education and training activities for demand and supply-side market stakeholders, via webinars, attending local meetings and workshops, and delivering presentations.
  • Contributing to the development and delivery of Verra’s communications and marketing efforts in Europe.

Full position description and application instructions at: https://verra.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=50

Director, Technological GHG Innovations, Verra

Job Title:               Director, Technological GHG Innovations

Location:               Flexible: Washington, DC or remote (working with significant overlap with US business hours)

Start Date:            Immediately

Reports to:           Chief Innovation Officer

Position Summary

Verra is creating the new role of Director, Technological GHG Innovations, to lead the development and implementation of Verra’s strategy around Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) and other technological GHG innovation opportunities.

Specific functions you will be responsible for leading:

  • Developing and directing Verra’s innovation strategy around Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS), Carbon Capture & Utilization (CCU), responsibly sourced (low-methane) natural gas production, refrigerants, and other technological GHG opportunities.
  • Engaging industry players, including project developers, technology providers, investors, and credit buyers, to assess market needs and opportunities.
  • Collaborating with market actors to develop new VCS methodologies, tools, and other standards elements to credit GHG reductions and removals from CCS/CCU and other technological innovations.
  • Assessing existing and emerging CCS/CCU and low-methane related policies and government incentives, and determining how these may relate to existing and future potential VCS methodologies and carbon credits.
  • Establishing and managing a new CCUS Advisory Group, comprising a diversity of stakeholders, including from industry, civil society, and government, to guide and support Verra’s strategy development and implementation.
  • Working with Verra’s Program team to update current VCS requirements and programmatic elements (e.g., non-permanence approach) to support CCUS and other industrial GHG innovations.
  • Collaborate with industry players, associations (e.g., Oil & Gas Climate Initiative, WBCSD), technical experts, research institutions, and NGOs to develop new CCUS, low-methane, and other industrial VCS methodologies to unlock new investment and project activity.
  • Assessing the potential for other Verra standards, such as SD VISta, which could be added to CCS/CCU projects using VCS, to quantify the beyond-carbon benefits valued in the marketplace.
  • Represent Verra at relevant industry conferences, workshops, and events.

Full position description and application instructions at: https://verra.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=49

Senior Carbon Manager, BioCarbon Partners

Job Title:             Senior Carbon Manager

Location:             Lusaka, Zambia

Start Date:           ASAP

Position Summary

BCP is recruiting for a Senior Manager, Carbon to guide BCP into a new phase of project development, conservation technology developments and impact monitoring. The primary responsibility of the Senior Manager is to achieve VCS and CCB verifications, conduct pre-viability studies, oversee impact monitoring, oversee geospatial technology, data management and IT, and to keep BCP at the forefront of REDD+ methodological developments in Zambia and beyond. The position oversees teams dealing with remote sensing and GIS, forest monitoring, and impact monitoring. The position requires advanced remote sensing and GIS skills, as well as skills in data management, conducting field work in rural Africa, advanced spreadsheet skills, excellent English writing skills, knowledge of REDD+ project methodologies. The position is based in Lusaka, Zambia. The main tasks will be managing verification processes, managing consultants and field teams, managing BCP’s database development, data systems and managing teams. This role has the exciting opportunity to lead BCP’s digital technology strategy. The position will require some travel to rural areas, mainly in Africa. The candidate is expected to be a manager, solid team player, with a growth and coaching mindset.

Full position description and application instructions at: https://biocarbonpartners.com/site/assets/files/213898/job_advert_-_senior_manager_carbon.pdf

Senior Manager: Net-Zero, The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

Job Title:             Senior Manager: Net-Zero

Location:             High flexibility in geographic location of candidate

Start Date:           Target January 2021

Reports to:          SBTi Steering Committee

Position Summary

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is looking for an outstanding individual to lead the development of its standard for science-based corporate Net Zero targets.

The SBTi, a partnership between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), drives ambitious climate action by mobilising companies to set science-based targets (SBTs), GHG reduction targets that are aligned with what climate science tells us is required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. Since its launch in 2015, the SBTi has become the world’s largest business initiative on climate change, with over 1,000 companies committed to science-based climate action.

Building on its work on science-based GHG reduction targets, the SBTi has launched a process to develop the first science-based global standard for corporate net-zero targets, to ensure that companies’ net-zero targets translate into action that is consistent with achieving a net-zero world by no later than 2050.

Full position description and application instructions at: https://sciencebasedtargets.org/news/vacancy-senior-manager-net-zero

Manager, Technologies for Natural Climate Solutions, Verra

Job Title:             Manager, Technologies for Natural Climate Solutions

Location:             Washington, DC or remote (working during US business hours)

Start Date:           Immediately

Reports to:          Director, Nature-based Innovations

Position Summary

The rapid evolution of computing power and emerging digital technologies provides an opportunity to streamline monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) and other elements of nature-based carbon project development. To this end, Verra is looking for a Manager, Technologies for Natural Climate Solutions, to lead our work in assessing potential opportunities and designing pathways and systems to take advantage of remote sensing (RS), artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML), distributed ledgers (DL) and other established and emerging technologies, in Verra standards, tools, programs, and registry, especially as they relate to natural climate solutions (NCS).

Full position description and application instructions at: Verra.BambooHR.com/jobs

Director, Sustainable Development Programs, Verra

Job Title:              Director, Sustainable Development Programs

Location:              Flexible: Washington, DC or remote (working with significant overlap with US business hours)

Start Date:           Immediately

Reports to:          Chief Program Officer

Position Summary

Verra is looking for a Director, Sustainable Development Programs to oversee the strategy, direction and evolution of Verra’s sustainable development (SD) programs, which currently include the Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Standards, the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta), and the Plastic Waste Reduction Standard.

Full position description and application instructions at: Verra.BambooHR.com/jobs/

Program Officer, American Carbon Registry

Position Title:            Program Officer, American Carbon Registry

Location:                    Arlington VA; telecommuter

Business Unit:           American Carbon Registry (ACR)

Reports to:                 ACR Senior Program Officer

Position Summary

The Program Officer is a technical role within the American Carbon Registry (ACR), contributing to all aspects of ACR services, including, but not limited to ensuring the highest level of quality for all ACR-registered projects and related offset credits issued by ACR. The Program Officer will have an understanding of a range of carbon offset methodologies (ODS destruction, mine methane capture, livestock, landfill gas), and GHG quantification and verification requirements to ensure that projects move through the Registry process efficiently, while ensuring ACR/regulatory compliance and technical rigor and quality.

The Program Officer will review and approve offset project listing applications, data reporting, and verification documents; constructively engage with ARB, ICAO and other regulatory agencies, project developer clients, and verification bodies to formulate responses to technical issues; and engage with relevant state agencies, clients and other market stakeholders. The Program Officer will also contribute to the development and approval of innovative ACR GHG emissions reduction quantification methodologies and verification strategies for carbon markets.

Full position description and application instructions at: Winrock International Careers

Forestry Program Officer, American Carbon Registry

Position Title:                Forestry Program Officer

Location:                        Arlington VA, remote working locations will be considered

Business Unit:              American Carbon Registry

Reports to:                    Director of Forestry, American Carbon Registry

Position Summary

The Forestry Program Officer is an important technical role within the American Carbon Registry (ACR), providing support to the Director of Forestry, and other members of ACR staff on all aspects of registry management, including, but not limited to reviewing project listing applications, data reporting and verification documents; formulating responses to technical questions raised by project developers and verification bodies; supporting business development and outreach activities; and helping to coordinate the development and/or approval of new quantification methodologies.

The process of answering client questions, project listing, overseeing verification, and issuance of credits in both the California compliance market and the voluntary carbon market is a dominant component of our registry activities. Significant activity also continues in the development and modification of carbon quantification methodologies, which requires significant technical understanding of carbon accounting, sampling and measurement approaches. ACR prides itself on providing technical knowledge and responsive customer service to all our clients. The Forestry Program Officer will have (or quickly obtain) a detailed understanding of the California cap-and-trade regulation and the US Forests Compliance Offset Protocol, the ACR Standard and associated forestry methodologies. The incumbent will provide support to ensure that projects move through the Registry process efficiently, while ensuring compliance and technical rigor and quality.

Full position description and application instructions at:  Winrock International Careers