Current Openings

ESMC currently has two open positions: a Grant Writer and a Policy and Engagement Manager. Application instructions are included with the position descriptions. Please submit all application materials in PDF and send to

Grant Writer

Position Location: remote

ESMC is seeking an experienced Grant Writer to join our dynamic team. This role will be instrumental in identifying, developing, and managing grant applications, ensuring compliance with grant requirements, and fostering relationships with potential funders. Read more information on this position here.

Requirement Skills and Expertise

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  2. Minimum of 5 years of experience in grant writing, with a strong track record of securing significant funding.
  3. Exceptional writing, communication, and presentation skills.
  4. Proven project management skills, with an ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  5. Experience in fundraising strategy and implementation.
  6. Experience working in the non-profit sector, preferably with a focus on environmental initiatives and agriculture.
  7. Familiarity with donor databases and grant tracking systems.

Interested applicants should send a tailored cover letter and resume, along with annual compensation requirements and possible start date to

Policy and Engagement Manager

Position Location: Washington, DC Metro region
The ESMC/ESMRC Policy and Member Engagement Manager will work as part of a professional team in a virtual office environment, serving as ESMC/ESMRC’s lead on public policy issues that are relevant to ESMC/ESMRC’s mission and vision and the success of our agricultural ecosystem services market program. The Policy and Member Engagement Manager will identify public policy opportunities, obstacles, and barriers to a fully optimized ecosystem services market program and work to achieve beneficial outcomes for each.

The Policy and Member Engagement Manager is responsible for creating and implementing a strategic policy plan to track national and federal level policy issues important to the success of ESMC/ESMRC; meaningfully engaging ESMC/ESMRC’s collaborative membership, stakeholders and the ESMC team to get input into and to execute the strategic plan; and for engaging stakeholders and policymakers to educate them about ESMC/ESMRC and inform them of ESMC/ESMRC issues, priorities and outcomes. Read more information on this position here.


  • At least 5 years professional experience in public policy role including relevant experience in the US Senate, US House of Representatives and/or US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Some knowledge/experience with US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) policies and programs impacting US agriculture is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of USDA agricultural programs and policies, with strong background and experience working with agricultural conservation programs of Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Services Agency (FSA).
  • The role requires good time management, writing and analytical skills; a self-starter with ability to execute necessary actions and to prioritize workload accordingly and to meet program deadlines; strong interpersonal and communication skills for leadership and team building and coordination across ESMC/ESMRC team members, members and stakeholders. Excellent writing and organizational skills are required for document development and development of outreach and educational materials to achieve position goals and objectives.

Interested applicants should send a tailored cover letter and resume, along with annual compensation requirements and possible start date to

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