Engagement Manager - Carbon Program Monitoring

about 2 months ago
Full time role


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Job Description

Aspiration is in the business of fighting the climate crisis. We help people and businesses build sustainable impact into what they do every day by making it easy, automated, and powerful -- whether it is in the ways people spend and save their money or the ways businesses engage their customers and employees. The estimated cumulative climate impact of the Aspiration community thus far is the equivalent of taking every car in the state of Connecticut off the road for a year. Aspiration is a certified B Corporation and, in fact, has been named to the “Best for the World” list of the top five percent of highest scored certified B Corporations four years in a row. Aspiration has raised over $250M in funding to date and is growing quickly. 
Aspiration Values 
Action: We take initiative. We are doers, not bystanders. Boldness: We don’t tinker, we transform. Customer-Centered: Our customers are at the core of our business. Delivering for them is our North Star. Diligence & Dedication: We do what we say we’re going to do, when we say we’re going to do it. Entrepreneurial: Act like an entrepreneur not an employee, generate results for the company and customers everyday.
The Engagement Manager - Carbon Program Monitoring is a member of Aspiration’s Sustainability Department supporting the Carbon Program team.  The Manager will report to the Director of Carbon Program Engagement and support all day-to-day operations, management and monitoring of restoration and carbon offset partnerships.  The function of the Program Engagement team is to provide technical expertise, project design and monitoring guidance and on-going support to Aspiration’s carbon and restoration project partners.  This role will encompass both technical responsibilities such as data analysis, research and reporting as well as on-going relationship development with our project partners.  It is essential that the Manager brings a strong analytical, interpersonal, and collaborative skillset. This position is fully remote and can be based anywhere in the U.S.

What You'll Do:

  • Support the Director of Carbon Program Engagement in operations, management and monitoring of restoration and carbon offset project partnerships
  • Oversee project partners’ monitoring and reporting deliverables to ensure timely reporting and feedback
  • Develop strong relationships with project partners around the globe to understand and support their on-going needs
  • Utilize monitoring tools to conduct basic data analysis and reporting of key indicator project data in alignment with the carbon and restoration monitoring strategy
  • Perform due diligence evaluations of restoration and carbon offset projects against Aspiration quality criteria, including academic research and project and verification documentation reviews
  • Conduct research to identify new restoration partners to expand restoration program or in response to requests from business development and partner marketing teams
  • Provide carbon offset and tree planting monthly internal reporting
  • Develop presentations and reports on carbon and restoration program for internal and external use
  • Coordinate monitoring and evaluation partners and product vendors
  • Provide support to internal marketing, business development, audit, financial, and other teams on items related to restoration and carbon offset projects
  • Travel abroad to support Director of Program Engagement to conduct on site, field-based monitoring, evaluations and due diligence on existing and new projects, as needed

What You'll Bring:

  • 3-4+ years experience in climate change, carbon offsets, ecosystem restoration, or regenerative agriculture; and  
  • 2-3+ years experience in international project monitoring and evaluation
  • Analytical mindset and ability to conduct basic quantitative data analysis
  • Confidence in traveling abroad and working in remote, and sometimes challenging, field conditions with limited amenities 
  • Familiarity with core principles of carbon offset quality criteria and frameworks for sustainability and related reporting, e.g. GHG Protocol, SBTi, VCMI, ICVCM, UNSDGs
  • Maintain an understanding of the relevant standards and certifications in use in voluntary carbon markets
  • Exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills, bringing empathy and cultural sensitivity to partnership interactions
  • Excellent project coordination and program management skills
  • Strong research, communication, and presentation skills
  • Self-starter, get things done attitude with the ability to work independently and with little supervision - find a problem and fix it type of attitude! 
  • Good vibes, curiosity, tenacity, flexibility and a desire to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment -- you’ll be joining a very fun, high-growth entrepreneurial team!

What You'll Get:

  • Opportunity to work for a mission-driven company that operates conscientiously to support the welfare of local communities and the fight against the climate crisis. 
  • Work for a company that is ESG certified and 1% for the Planet.
  • Participation in Aspiration’s DEI movement, fueled by ongoing employee activities and events.
  • Robust benefit offerings, including medical, dental, vision and 401K.
  • Parental Leave expansion (12 weeks of paid leave over the course of a year).
  • Pet Insurance and other voluntary benefit plan offerings.
  • Unlimited vacation time and 80 hours of sick time annually to support a healthy work-life balance.
  • Work from home setup and equipment reimbursement.
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program.
  • 12 Paid Holidays.

Aspiration is proud to be an ESG company.  We are an equal opportunity workplace. Diversity at Aspiration is not just compliance-driven. Diversity is our compass to drive equitable practices; to celebrate individuality; and to foster the uniqueness within each of us that makes our products, services, and culture better than most. Yes, we are proud to be a DEI company and we encourage everyone, inside and outside of Aspiration, to show up as you are and as you want to be, every day.
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