North America Carbon Origination Manager (Remote)

  • Pachama
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Nov 09, 2021

Job Description

Pachama is looking for a new team member to grow carbon project origination across North America.  This new role will be responsible for scoping, planning, piloting and growing a network of new forest carbon projects across North America leveraging Pachama's remote technology. The ideal candidate will have experience in forest carbon, working with diverse groups of stakeholders and strategic partners and have experience building scalable carbon projects across North America.
The new role will be a key member of Pachama’s global origination team and work across North America with implementation partners, NGO’s, landowners and others.  The position will report to the VP of Carbon Origination.
Location.Pachama is an entirely remote team. For this role, being within 3 hours of Pacific time is preferred for this role given cross-functional communication responsibilities. Under normal conditions, this role requires travel.
Who we are.Pachama is a mission-driven company looking to restore nature to help address climate change. Pachama brings the latest technology in remote sensing and AI to the world of forest carbon in order to enable forest conservation and restoration to scale. Pachama’s core technology harnesses satellite imaging with artificial intelligence to measure carbon captured in forests. Through the Pachama marketplace, responsible companies and individuals can connect with carbon credits from projects that are protecting and restoring forests worldwide.
We are backed by mission-aligned investors including Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Amazon Climate Fund, Chris Sacca, Saltwater Ventures, and Paul Graham.


  • Design a strategic plan and roadmap to launch and expand the program across North America
  • Define, hire, and grow a team, including staff and implementation partners in local areas we plan to launch in 
  • Design, test and optimize a playbook for launch and expansion 
  • Design and implement legal contracts to be signed with local landowners and project partners 
  • Coordinate the design, development and implementation of a landowner signup and partnership platform with other Pachama Teams
  • Coordinate with our engineering team to develop new technologies, products, and protocols 
  • Work closely with the rest of the origination leadership team to ensure tight strategic execution of projects

Experiences and skills we’re looking for:

  • Experience in forest carbon project development
  • Experience in landowner engagement and enrollment in carbon programs
  • Experience in building partnerships around forest conservation and carbon programs
  • Experience assembling, leading, and scaling diversified teams 
  • Experience planning and managing complex projects
  • Familiarity with forest science and remote sensing 
  • Strong partnership skills 
  • Resourcefulness 
  • Execution-orientation  
  • Hunger for impact 
  • Tenacity

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Carbon Accounting & Offsetting