Associate – Impact Carbon

Position: Associate

Location: San Francisco, CA
 
About Us:
Impact Carbon’s mission is to improve health and the environment in the developing world through clean energy  
projects that reduce carbon emissions.
 
Impact Carbon generates carbon emission reductions from household energy projects that improve living  
conditions in the less-developed communities we serve. We leverage the financial returns from these projects to  
benefit local partners and people.
 
Typical Impact Carbon projects involve developing carbon offsets for projects that scale the sales and distribution  
of efficient appliances such as healthy cookstoves and water treatment devices. Impact Carbon works with carbon  
finance investors, carbon project developers, implementing partners, philanthropists and NGOs to quantify the  
carbon emissions reduced by our projects and to generate and verify carbon offsets, both CERs and VERs. With JP  
Morgan Climate Care, Impact Carbon issued the first Gold Standard VERs from a cookstove project in early 2010.  
Impact Carbon is currently validating and/or verifying 12 projects in 9 countries and has a deep pipeline of projects  
slated for rapid development.  
 
Impact Carbon is based in San Francisco, CA. Impact Carbon develops projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Description:
 
Impact Carbon is seeking a highly motivated Associate to support carbon emissions reduction projects focused on  
household products such as efficient cookstoves, water treatment devices, solar lights, and building insulation.  
Impact Carbon develops projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
 
The position requires strong organizational, writing, and research experience. The ideal candidate will also have a  
strong technical background, excellent analytical skills, strong writing skills, practical business thinking, and an  
understanding of both hard science and social science methods. Experience in designing and managing carbon  
offset projects including the drafting of Project Design Documents (PDDs) is a plus.  
 
The Program Associate will be responsible for supporting and executing all aspects of carbon project development  
from diligence to verification on multiple projects in multiple countries. The position is based in San Francisco and  
will require up to 20% travel.  
 
Job Responsibilities:
 Prepare content and material for carbon asset documentation and follow-up.
 Analyze survey and testing data and provide summary statistics and reports.
 Literature review for carbon asset documentation and related reporting.
 Support ongoing project development activities
 Review and edit project documentation.
 Manage early stage correspondence and outreach with potential project partners and designated national  
authorities (DNA)
 Assist in performing early stage diligence on potential projects.
 
Desired Skills:
 Exceptional written, oral communication and presentation skills.
 Experience with Microsoft Excel
 Highly motivated individuals with ability to work in teams as well as independently.
 Basic understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods.  
 Fluency in written and spoken English; other languages a plus.
 
Compensation: Impact Carbon pays competitive salaries that depend on ability and experience.  
 
How to Apply:
 
Applicants should send a short cover letter and resume to jobs@impactcarbon.org. Please highlight carbon project  
development experience.  
 
Please use the subject “Associate” in all e-mail correspondence.  
No phone calls please.  
 
Impact Carbon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin,  
ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal  
access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job.

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