Regional Carbon Specialist & Program Manager (North America)

11 months ago
Full time role
New York, NY, US... more
New York, NY, US... more

Job Description

One Tree Planted is a US-based non-profit that plants trees around the world to help combat climate  change, conserve biodiversity, restore landscapes, and strengthen communities. We act as a catalyst and conduit for individuals and businesses to help reduce their carbon footprint and meet their corporate social responsibility objectives. Learn more by visiting our website at

The ideal start date for this position is Immediately


One Tree Planted is looking for a dynamic individual to add to our fast growing team. The Regional Carbon Specialist’s primary responsibility will be to lead the organization's development of a carbon program in the selected region in order to better position One Tree Planted to help our corporate clients meet their carbon goals and objectives.  We are looking to fill roles in the following regions: North America, Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia.  

The location for this position is a central location with proximity to a major international airport.


Carbon Specialist Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support further development of One Tree Planted’s carbon program and policies.
  • Work with our extensive existing network of local planting partners to build carbon awareness, evaluate opportunities, and source projects.
  • Source additional planting partners for reforestation and carbon projects.
  • Provide support and leadership to our Projects Team to assist in the selection and assessment of appropriate projects to address global best practice carbon standards, including Verra, Gold Standard, American Carbon Registry, Climate Action Reserve, Plan Vivo, SD Vista, ICROA and others.
  • Manage regional carbon projects and partners on-time and on-budget (e.g. carbon development companies, planting partners, and other technical service providers).
  • Conduct and build the awareness and capacity of planting partners/community based organizations on the carbon project development process and data needs using One Tree Planted resources.
  • Develop key regional partnerships with technical service providers, academia, NGOs and others to address project needs.
  • Support the creation of project marketing and communications materials to ensure accuracy and consistency of our carbon offerings to our donors, supporters and corporate clients.
  • Maintain project timelines and meet strict deadlines.
  • Other duties as required.


EDUCATION:  Master of Science in Forestry, Forest Science, Forest Carbon or related field with training in relevant skills such as conducting forest biometrics, forest modeling, participatory rural appraisals, forestry best practices, and have a working knowledge of tree species commonly used in agroforestry as well as for native plantings worldwide and their ecosystem characteristics and impacts.


  • At least 3 years of experience managing complex projects with multi-million dollar budgets.
  •  Relevant work experience with sound knowledge on different international carbon standards and emission reduction calculation methodologies and tools preferred (Verra, Gold Standard, American Carbon Registry, Climate Action Reserve, Plan Vivo, SD Vista, ICROA, etc.).
  • Advanced knowledge of carbon policy, carbon protocols, and carbon accounting standards preferred.
  • Possess on-the-ground carbon, afforestation/reforestation, landscape restoration, and related capacity building with local communities/organizations preferred. 
  • Experience in working in forestry/carbon related partnerships, collaborations and initiatives.
  • Experience marketing carbon and forestry services to forest owners, investors, and advisors in diverse contexts preferred.
  • Familiarity with corporate sustainability goals and outcomes such as Net Zero, Carbon Neutrality and Insetting to help them meet global climate change objectives and targets preferred.
  • Willing to travel internationally for site visits.
  • Proficiency with ArcGIS and other software relevant to carbon modeling, monitoring forest metrics would be advantageous.
  • Self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic, proven technical abilities, clear communication skills, and a high level of technical writing proficiency.
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese and/or French would be advantageous.
  • Good time-management and self-management skills, is able to take direction, and work independently and collaboratively.
  • Commitment to solving the environmental challenges of our time.
  • Collegial personality and team player
  • Ability to work remotely. 

COMPENSATION:  Typical starting range will be based on skills and experience. Annual performance increase may be available but not guaranteed. 

  • Flexible work environment
  • Competitive PTO Plan
  • Yearly bonus 
  • Travel opportunities, international and domestic

Submission requirements in English:

  1. Cover letter indicating your interest in the position and why you think you would be a good fit with the organization
  2. Your résumé
  3. The names, titles, e-mails, and telephone numbers of three references

We will conduct interviews on a rolling basis and will close the application when the role has been filled. 

One Tree Planted is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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