Current Openings

ESMC currently has three open positions with the organization. These include two Project Managers, and a Policy and Engagement Manager. Application instructions for each position are included with position descriptions. Please submit all application materials in PDF and send to

ESMC/ESMRC Project Manager

ESMC/ESMRC is hiring two Project Managers to add to our quickly growing team. The Project Managers will join our team in a virtual office environment and will serve on a team of additional Project Managers to plan, coordinate, implement and lead pilot projects and market projects while working collaboratively as part of the larger ESMC/ESMRC team and with ESMC/ESMRC members and stakeholders. More on this position is available here.

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degrees in agronomy, soil science, environmental science or area relevant to agricultural sector operations, ecosystem services, and natural resources management
  • 3 years’ work experience with farmers, ranchers, and/or developing projects in the agricultural sector. Particular experience relevant to environmental, ecological and/or carbon markets is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated high productivity, efficiency, and self-starter skills and attitude.
  • Prior experience in a start-up or entrepreneurial organization or role.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software.
  • Ability and desire to work in an FTE contractor role.

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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