Program Manager, Technological and Industrial Solutions, VERRA

Job Title:            Program Manager, Technological and Industrial Solutions

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

Start Date:           Immediately

Reports to:           Senior Program Manager

 

Position Summary

Verra’s Program Team is looking for a Program Manager, Technological and Industrial Solutions to support our work to foster climate impact and generate related environmental and social benefits through the VCS Program. In the context of this position, technological and industrial solutions encompasses all sectors other than the Natural Climate Solutions sector.

Full position description and application instructions at: https://verra.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=69

Program Manager, Natural Climate Solutions, VERRA

Job Title:             Program Manager, Natural Climate Solutions

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

Start Date:           Immediately

Reports to:           Senior Program Manager

 

Position Summary

Verra’s Program Team is looking for a Program Manager, Natural Climate Solutions, to support our work to foster climate impact and generate related environmental and social benefits through the VCS Program.

Full position description and application instructions at: https://verra.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=68

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

Intern, Consulting, First Climate

Job Title:                  Intern, Consulting (6 months)

Location:                  Bad Vilbel or Frankfurt, Germany

Start Date:               Immediately or upon agreement

Position Summary

In the area of carbon management, the existing market potential is outstanding, and the development prospects are excellent. To realize this potential, we are looking for you as a new member of our dynamic and international team. You will be working with the Consulting Team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support consultants
    • with the calculation of Corporate and Product Carbon Footprints
    • along the projects management as CDP and Science Based Target mandates
  • Self-reliant calculation of CO2-balance sheets/reports
  • Supporting the development of the IT-platform for CO2-calculations
  • Response of customer inquiries and support with internal requests
  • Research activities in the CO2-sector & knowledge management

Full position description and application instructions at: https://www.firstclimate.com/en/careers/

Senior Advisor, Natural Climate Solutions, First Climate

Job Title:                  Senior Advisor, Natural Climate Solutions (80-100%)

Location:                  Zurich, Switzerland or flexible

Start Date:               April 2021 or upon agreement

Position Summary

As a leading provider of climate neutrality solutions, First Climate is actively involved in the development and implementation of projects to preserve and increase carbon stocks in forests, soil and other ecosystems. As a member of our Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) team, you will play a key role in sustainable NCS projects benefiting the global climate and their local environment.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
  • Source, assess and contract NCS activities
  • Develop and manage NCS portfolios for clients
  • Develop and implement NCS strategies and services for clients
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of NCS activities
  • Advise our clients on their climate strategies

Full position description and application instructions at: https://www.firstclimate.com/en/careers/

Head, Agricultural Climate Solutions, First Climate

Job Title:                  Head, Agricultural Climate Solutions (80-100%)

Location:                  Zurich, Switzerland or flexible

Start Date:               June 2021 or upon agreement

Position Summary

As a leading provider of carbon offset solutions, First Climate is actively involved in the development, financing and implementation of projects to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increase carbon stocks in agriculture. As the Head (m/f/x) of our Agricultural Climate Solutions (ACS) team, you will play a key role in enabling sustainable projects which benefit farmers, the global climate and their local environment, in Europe and globally.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
  • Source, assess and structure ACS programs
  • Lead ACS programs through the carbon certification cycle
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of ACS activities
  • Advise our clients on their ACS strategies
  • Lead and grow our ACS team

Full position description and application instructions at: https://www.firstclimate.com/en/careers/

Senior Program Officer, Agriculture, Program Team, Verra

Job Title:                  Senior Program Officer, Agriculture, Program Team, Verra

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

Start Date:               Immediately

Reports to:              Senior Program Manager, GHG Programs

Position Summary

Verra is looking for a Senior Program Officer to support its work to foster climate impact and generate related environmental and social benefits in the agriculture sector through our VCS Program and other emerging standards, tools, and programs.

Full position description and application instructions at: https://verra.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=59

Manager, Program Development, Verra

Job Title:                  Manager, Program Development

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

Start Date:               Immediately

Reports to:              Senior Director, GHG Programs

Position Summary

Verra’s Program Team is looking for a Manager, Program Development to support our work to foster climate impact and generate related environmental and social benefits through the VCS Program.

Full position description and application instructions at: https://verra.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=59

Associate, Carbon Markets and Corporate Sustainability

Title:                   Associate, Carbon Markets and Corporate Sustainability

Initiative:         Ecosystem Marketplace

Reports to:      Senior Program Manager

Location:          Forest Trends (Main Office), Washington, D.C.

Summary:

The Ecosystem Marketplace (EM), an initiative of non-profit organization Forest Trends, is seeking an enthusiastic and skilled candidate for a new position as Associate, Carbon Markets and Corporate Sustainability. This position will join a talented EM team working to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by booming voluntary carbon markets, rapid acceleration of corporate net zero commitments, and a global drive to achieve the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.  

Background:

EM is in the process of expanding its 15+ years of voluntary carbon market (VCM) data, news, insights, and experience as a unique, globally recognized all-VCM reporting and transparency online platform. In early 2021, the first phase of this project included launching EM’s new Global Carbon Survey online reporting platform and Data Intelligence & Analytics Dashboard which provide access to more frequent and detailed data on market transactions and informationAs an independent and neutral third-party, EM is committed to enhancing price discovery and understanding of supply, demand, and credit quality by fully recognizing ‘beyond carbon social, environmental, and biodiversity co-benefits, which support the rapidly expanding VCM with equity and comprehensiveness. 

Roles and Responsibilities (Overview):

The Associate will help implement and grow our range of activities, products, readership, and increase the visibility of EM’s work. This includes surveying and tracking global carbon offset markets, conducting research and analysis, writing for EM Insights, publishing original news articles and briefs, developing new reporting and transparency platforms and toolsa resources library. The Associate will have strong interpersonal, writinganalytical, and technical skills and ideally have familiarity with carbon and forestry markets, as well as non-market mechanisms for forest conservation, net zero commitments. They will support strategic partnerships that enhance EM’s reputation and recognition.  

  • EM’s Global Carbon Survey Market Engagement: EM brings credibility and holds the confidence of a global network of hundreds of market actors that have reported tens of thousands of detailed offset transactions to its carbon survey. The Associate will work as a core member of the EM team to engage and build relationships with hundreds of carbon offset project developers, traders, and other actors (e.g., phone callsemails, etc.to encourage and support their survey response. This includes the maintenance of EM’s newly launched online survey platform and associated protocols, procedures, and tools. May also include running informational webinars, workshops, and training sessions. 
  • Account Support Management: In coordination with EM team, provide account management to support requests from EM’s Visionary and Strategic Supporters, including participation in calls/meetings, relationship development, generation of EM data-based analytical reports, and respond to general incoming inquiries. Assist in the preparation of reports to partners, supporters, and donors. 
  • EM Insights and ‘State of’ Research and Writing: Conduct research on carbon markets and related topics, help generate insights and co-author reports and insights briefs (e.g., installments for the State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets reports, related topics including registry issuances and retirements, as well as sector-specific markets such as CORSIA). Contribute to all aspects of report production. Support dissemination of content on mailing lists, social media, webinars, newsletters. 
  • EM News Intelligence and Communications Support: Support EM News team, by offering intelligence and information to EM News writers (in-house and freelancers), and under the discretion of Director and Senior Program Manager may also author articles. Collaborate with internal colleagues to draft announcements, newsletters, and press releases relating to EM’s work. 
  • Records Management: Maintenance and use of EM’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, and of EM data and use of EM’s Database Management System (DBMS). 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience: 

  • Committed to the mission of Forest Trends, and the goals of Ecosystem Marketplace. 
  • Undergraduate degree requiredAdvanced degree desired (preferably of related content). 
  • Relevant experience or expertise in climate and environmental markets and policy, corporate sustainability, and impact investing are considered a plus. 
  • Excellent research, organizational, and communications skills required; research and/or journalistic writing experience desired. 
  • Ability to analyze complex data sets, express data in graphic forms, and synthesize data for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with Database Management Systems (DBMS), survey/data collection platforms, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, Google Drive, and Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Teams, and advanced knowledge of Excel and complex formulas desired. 
  • Ability to work independently, and collaboratively with other Ecosystem Marketplace staff on team projects and with other Forest Trends initiatives on joint projects. 
  • Capacity to work with collaborators based outside of the US and develop strong internal and external stakeholder relationships. 

Compensation: 

Competitive salary commensurate with work experience. This is a fixed-term appointment with the opportunity of converting to a continuing appointment in January of 2022. The candidate will be eligible for a  generous benefits package including a 7% (of gross pay) employer contribution to a 401K account; subsidized health and dental care insurance for self and family; employerpaid life, short- and long-term disability insurance; and paid sick and annual leave.

To Apply: 

Please send a cover letter and resume to info@ecosystemmarketplace.com with the subject line “EM Associate 2021 Application”. The application deadline is June 20, 2021, but we are looking to hire as soon as possible. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Social Media Manager, Arbor Day Foundation

Job Title:                  Social Media Manager

Location:                  Lincoln, NE

Reports to:              Director of Marketing Communications

 

Position Summary

Are you a force for good? Do you use social media as a tool to expand the reach of brands?  Does the opportunity to devote your talents to a cause much greater than yourself excite you? The Arbor Day Foundation could be the organization that makes you love where you work.

As one of the world’s largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing, and celebrating trees. Our vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty, and hunger.

We need a Social Media Manager to own our social media strategy across the entire Foundation.

Full position description and application instructions at: https://www.arborday.org/careers/openings.cfm?loc=lincoln

Creative Director, Arbor Day Foundation

Job Title:                  Creative Director

Location:                  Lincoln, NE

 

Position Summary

Are you a force for good? Do you have proven experience leading creative teams and building a cohesive brand? Do you champion great creative, enjoy building better, and can unite and build a brand bigger? Does the opportunity to devote your talents to a cause much greater than yourself excite you? The Arbor Day Foundation could be the organization that makes you love where you work.

As one of the world’s largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing, and celebrating trees. Our vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty, and hunger.

We are looking for a Creative Director that will effectively and efficiently oversee and direct conceptual and design/copywriting/video/digital projects and will ultimately be responsible for the quality of ideas, building brand, and the end-to-end execution of jobs — from brief through implementation and delivery.

Full position description and application instructions at: https://www.arborday.org/careers/openings.cfm?loc=lincoln

Director of Market Relations, Verra

Job Title:                  Director of Market Relations

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

Start Date:               Immediately

Reports to:              Chief Policy and Markets Officer

 

Position Summary

Given significant developments in the global environmental and social context, governments and private-sector actors are increasingly engaging in various activities that provide opportunities for Verra’s standards. This includes the Verified Carbon Standard and 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 Director of Market Relations to build and strengthen relationships with market stakeholders to promote Verra’s standards worldwide.

Full position description and application instructions at: https://verra.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=59

Director of Market Strategy, Verra

Job Title:                  Director of Market Strategy

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

Start Date:               Immediately

Reports to:               Chief Policy and Markets Officer

 

Position Summary

Given significant developments in the global climate policy context, governments and private-sector entities are increasingly engaging in a variety of environmental and financial policies and activities that provide opportunities for the voluntary carbon market and Verra’s standards in facilitating the achievement of climate and development goals. Verra is looking for a Director of Market Strategy to ensure the growth and maturation of environmental and social markets, with a particular focus on carbon markets, in a manner that fosters trust and confidence.

Full position description and application instructions at: https://verra.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=58

Forest Carbon Technical Manager/Analyst, EFM

Job Title: Forest Carbon Technical Manager/Analyst

Location: Position based in Portland, OR or fully remote for the right candidate.

Reports to: Managing Director

 

Position Summary

EFM is seeking to hire an individual with forest inventory modeling experience (using FVS), a sound understanding of forest silviculture and biometrics, carbon modeling and a quantitative background in statistics, GIS analysis or similar fields. The individual will have a basic understanding of forest carbon project design and associated standards like VCS, CAR, American Carbon Registry or similar (this qualification is flexible), and their accompanying AFUOLU methodologies. EFM is open to applications from individuals with varying years of experience and expect that there will be considerable growth opportunities in this role. Role offers flexibility of location and can vary from part-time to full-time depending on the individual’s needs. International experience, cross-cultural aptitude and working across temperate and tropical forest types will be a plus.

The individual will be an individual contributor to an inter-disciplinary team that invests in natural ecosystems across the Americas. Their main role will be to:

  • Champion carbon feasibility and opportunity scoping analyses that supports decision making and identifies new opportunities for acquisition or partnership.
  • Manage carbon and timber inventory databases that support existing portfolio of properties.
  • Develop in-house tools, credit generation models, and geo-spatial data sets that help identify carbon stocks associated with different ecosystems and properties across different spatial resolutions.
  • Evaluate external vendors, software, and technologies to improve precision, accuracy of carbon analyses.

The Manager will have a drive to stay at the forefront of AFOLU based carbon project monitoring, verification and technology. Understanding of reforestation, conservation and restoration, and agricultural soil carbon projects are strong advantages. Similarly, an understanding of “jurisdictional nested REDD” (JNR) and its impacts on carbon project development will be an asset.

Full position description and application instructions at: https://efmi.com/forest-carbon-job/

REDD+ Program Officer, Winrock International

Job Title: REDD+ Program Officer, Architecture for REDD+ Transactions

Location: Remote USA, International locations will be considered

Reports to: ART Director

 

Position Summary

The REDD+ Program Officer is an important technical role within ART (Architecture for REDD+ Transactionsproviding support to the ART Secretariat and staff on all aspects of implementation of the ART.  This will include providing technical support and training to ART Participant Countries and jurisdictions, developing technical analyses, development of outreach materials, coordinating expert committees, review of documents, report writing and registry operations.

ART prides itself on providing technical expertise and responsive service to interested participants, jurisdictions and stakeholders. The REDD+ Program Officer will have (or quickly obtain) a detailed understanding of the ART program and TREES, REDD+ quantification and monitoring methods and the carbon market. The incumbent will provide support to ensure that ART is managed efficiently, while ensuring technical rigor and quality.

Full position description and application instructions at: https://winrock.org/join-us/careers/job-openings/?gh_jid=5196732002

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