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Program Lead, Methane Removal

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About Spark Climate Solutions

Spark Climate Solutions is accelerating progress in emerging climate fields, towards repairing the climate. Spark focuses on underdeveloped solutions that have the potential to help mitigate climate harm, address near-term warming, and contribute to climate repair. Spark takes a systems approach, working with experts and other stakeholders, to accelerate these fields through collaboratively building strategic roadmaps, providing research funding, seeding new organizations, and communicating with the public. Spark’s first focus area is accelerating solutions for near-term warming management, starting with enteric fermentation mitigation, and methane removal. Our team has deep expertise in science, engineering, and climate-focused philanthropy. Spark’s funders include the Grantham Foundation, Quadrature Climate Foundation, Astera Institute, Climate Pathfinders Foundation, and Additional Ventures.

Position Summary

Methane removal could be critical to keeping global temperatures under 1.5°C and preventing potential runaway global warming from releases of naturally stored methane. Spark Climate’s Methane Removal Program Lead would drive its effort as a leader and manager to develop the strategic roadmap and entire community needed to develop scalable methane removal. This role would be interdisciplinary, taking science, engineering, talent, society, economics, and policy into account to advance the field across every dimension. Spark is looking for a candidate deeply motivated by climate action who is excited to interface with a broad range of internal an external stakeholder to change what’s possible for climate action.

Our ideal candidates:

Responsibilities

Ecosystem organizers will be responsible for:

Education and/or Experience

Candidates for all of these roles must have the following: 

Eligibility

Location

As with all positions at Spark Climate Solutions, this will be 100% remote. Employees can work anywhere within the United States, or internationally with approval. Our center of gravity is in the SF Bay Area, with a possible option (not requirement) of some in-person work later in 2022.

Compensation

These are all full-time positions with benefits. The salary range is $150,000-$200,000 / year.  In addition, Spark Climate Solutions provides exceptional benefits including flexible PTO, sick time, holidays, generous health insurance coverage, and full-covered dental/vision/life insurance, and parental leave

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