Manager, Greenhouse Gas Removal
In addition to rapid emissions cuts, we must remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere if we are to have a fighting chance of meeting the Paris Agreement’s goals. And yet public and private investment in GHG removal is far short of what is needed, despite growing investment in some approaches like direct air capture and storage. The Bezos Earth Fund is looking to advance promising technologies and drive public and private investment. While the Earth Fund has a significant restoration portfolio, this position focuses on technological carbon removal.
The Bezos Earth Fund is seeking a Manager, Greenhouse Gas Removal to lead the Fund’s GHG removal efforts. The position requires an adept senior researcher and strategist, who is well versed in GHG removal research and practice and can help the Earth Fund develop and refine its strategies for maximum impact. We seek someone with broad interdisciplinary knowledge and exposure to multiple aspects relevant to scaling technological GHG removal.
The position will report to the Director of Tech Acceleration. The Manager, GHG Removal will have the following responsibilities:
- Execute and build on the existing GHGR strategic vision building blocks, activities, and partnerships.
- Lead on grantmaking that advances GHG removal, including establishing a competitive grantmaking process, especially with regard to early-stage RD&D.
- Lead the development of a Bezos Earth Inventor program on GHG Removal, building the pipeline of entrepreneurial individuals dedicated to scaling GHG removal ideas.
- Build a thriving ecosystem of researchers, companies, and stakeholders to leverage efforts for higher impact.
- Help align the Fund’s work with the best evidence from research and practice and develop evidence-based, well-vetted theories of change to scale GHG removal.
- Catalyze new GHG removal partnerships in philanthropy, NGOs, the private sector, and government.
- Support adaptive management to address changing conditions.
- Stay well informed on the latest knowledge, analysis, and research related to GHG removal.
- Represent the Earth Fund at meetings and engagements with external partners.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and experience:
- Masters required in engineering, environmental science, or policy with knowledge of climate issues, ideally an interdisciplinary background.
- Experience in strategic planning and execution of complex, multi-stakeholder programs.
- Strong understanding of technology and how it applies to climate solutions, ideally with regard to GHG removal, and experience working in an international context.
- At least 8 years of full-time work experience in energy, environmental, climate or related fields, with 3 or more years dedicated to GHG removal.
- Relevant international networks
- Deep understanding of what it takes to bring technologies from lab to market.
Skills and Abilities
- Strong analytical and research skills
- Proven ability to deliver high-quality work
- Excellent written/verbal communication skills
- A hands-on, team-oriented, low-ego approach
- Great attention to details and ability to manage multiple priorities, and work under tight deadlines
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
- Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
- May require extended hours for urgent issues or to meet established deadlines.
- This position is based in Washington, DC
- May undertake limited domestic and/or international travel.
This position offers a competitive salary and includes a benefits package. The Bezos Earth Fund is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination. The Earth Fund recognizes diversity as an asset essential to accomplishing its work. We actively welcome all qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, gender identity or expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, disability, military/veteran status, compensation history or any other basis prohibited by law. Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible.