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Carbon Program Director – Washington / America Forest Carbon Initiative / Emerald Edge

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About Us 

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. 

 We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. Whether it’s career development, work/life balance, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all of our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. 

 

Position Summary

The Carbon Program Director will lead carbon sequestration project development including existing and new carbon offset projects in Washington and within the Emerald Edge landscape. This position is cost shared with the AFCI and will also be responsible for delivering AFCI tools and services throughout the Pacific Northwest Division and contributing to the development of new AFCI practice and program innovations. The focus of the work will be on catalyzing the use of carbon sequestration projects for TNC and key Indigenous and other partners to increase carbon storage in the coastal temperate rainforests along the Pacific Northwest coast of North America. This is a 3-year position with an opportunity for extension and will be responsible for delivering outcomes aligned with an initiative supported in part by the Bezos Earth Fund to advance and accelerate Natural Climate Solutions across the region.

The Washington and Emerald Edge Programs are committed to working in partnership with Indigenous communities to support increased capacity and authority of Indigenous Peoples to steward their lands and waters. In strong collaboration with the TNC Business Units of Alaska, Canada, and Washington, and the AFCI, the Carbon Program Director will work collaboratively with Business Unit staff to increase the deployment of carbon mitigation actions in the region to advance climate mitigation and resilience goals through strategies that are in alignment with a rights-based approach and in collaboration with Indigenous communities, local communities, industry sectors, governments, and other civic organizations.

 

Desired Skills & Experience

  • BA/BS, or law degree and 7 years of professional experience in finance, business, real estate and non-real estate transactions, or carbon offset project development;
  • Project management experience, including leading a dispersed team of people to deliver results, while managing risk;
  • Experience building coalitions of partners, across interests, who are committed to achieving shared goals;
  • Experience developing, managing, and tracking budgets and external contracts;
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communications for diverse audiences; and
  • Proficiency in applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Web Browsers.

About Us 

Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    May 18, 2021

Salary

Salary is dependent on qualifications, experience and location. Details listed in job description

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Seattle, WA
Associated Location
74 Wall St, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

How to Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID# 49673 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST May 18, 2021. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please visit our career center for a full list of all our open positions globally – new positions are posted often! 

For more information and to apply, please visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID# 49673 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST May 18, 2021. If you experience…

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