Carbon Origination Operations Associate

  • Pachama
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Nov 16, 2021

Job Description

Pachama is looking for a new team member to organize and structure carbon project origination.  This new role will be responsible for managing the legal, financial and operational functions for the carbon origination team. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and communications skills, experience in forest carbon, and working with diverse groups of stakeholders and strategic partners in a period of rapid growth and expansion.
The new role will be a key member of Pachama’s carbon origination team and work across all functional teams to create the systems and processes to ensure excellence in project origination, implementation and maintenance.  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.


  • Establish systems for ensuring operational excellence for onboarding partners, landowners and other stakeholders on the Pachama origination platform. 
  • Assist Origination Team with deal structure, financial terms and business planning support.
  • Assist Origination Team with financial, contractual and monitoring needs across all origination geographies.
  • Develop a system for setting, measuring and  reporting on quarterly Origination goals and targets.
  • Contributes to global carbon origination strategy.    
  • Works closely with implementation partners to ensure that the appropriate assistance is provided to new carbon projects.
  • Coordinates the work of other professionals, inside and outside of the organization.
  • Coordinate the design, development and implementation of a landowner signup and partnership platform with other Pachama Teams

Experiences and skills we’re looking for:

  • Experience developing business plans and strategy assessments, particularly financial modeling and analysis and / or business planning
  • Demonstrated ability to support partnerships including deal structuring and negotiations support 
  • Experience planning and managing complex projects
  • Familiarity with forest science, remote sensing and carbon policy
  • Strong partnership skills 
  • Resourcefulness 
  • Hunger for impact 
  • Tenacity
  • Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated

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Carbon Accounting & Offsetting