Current Openings

ESMC and ESMRC, the research arm of ESMC, have several new positions open immediately for individuals looking to join the ESMC/ESMRC team as highlighted below. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, along with salary requirements, available start dates, and a resume to info@ecosystemservicesmarket.org. Please include your name in the title of all files (ex. Jane Doe cover letter). All positions will remain posted until filled.

Chief Technology Officer
ESMRC seeks a highly skilled, motivated, and innovative Chief Technology Officer (CTO) (FTE contractor) with experience in leading the development of successful technology tools and/or platforms to join a small and dynamic, fast-paced team environment. The CTO will be responsible for the development, oversight and coordination of all technical and product aspects of building, launching, and supporting the MRV platform through collaboration with the ESMC team, ESMC members, ESMRC Working Group participants, and other ESMC/ESMRC contractors. The CTO will drive day-to-day development as well as long-term product strategy and vision. Click here for more information on this position and application requirements.

Cropland Project Manager
ESMC seeks a Cropland Project Manager to lead projects and field demonstrations on cropland systems across the country in a manner that integrates related workstreams of ESMC and ESMRC. The role requires a proactive approach, complex decision making in a rapidly evolving arena, and close coordination with ESMC’s Program Management team, including the Rangeland and Producer Circle Project Manager, the Certification Project Manager and ESMRC’s Research Coordinator. The Cropland Project Manager will primarily lead cropland project and field demonstration planning, implementation, oversight and evaluation in coordination with ESMC members, partners and team as the market program continues to be refined and expanded. The role requires coordination with protocol adaptation and refinement activities; and with activities to certify ESMC protocols, credits, and programs. The Project Manager will report directly to the ESMC Program Director as part of a small, dynamic team in an exciting and rewarding field of work as we launch an innovative, national scale ecosystem services market program for the agricultural sector. Click here for more information on this position and application requirements.

Rangeland and Producer Circle Project Manager
ESMC seeks a Rangeland and Producer Circle Project Manager to lead projects and field demonstrations on rangeland management systems across the country, and to lead and support ESMC’s Producer Circle membership category, in a manner that integrates related workstreams of ESMC and ESMRC. The role requires a proactive approach, complex decision making in a rapidly evolving arena, and close coordination with ESMC’s Program Management team, including the Cropland Project Manager, the Certification Project Manager and ESMRC’s Research Coordinator. The Rangeland and Producer Circle Project Manager will primarily lead rangeland management system and field demonstration project planning, implementation, oversight and evaluation in coordination with ESMC members, partners and team as the Program is refined and expanded; and will be the ESMC lead in managing, on-boarding, and supporting the Producer Circle in concert with the Producer Circle co-chairs, who also serve on ESMC’s Board of Directors. The role requires coordination with protocol adaptation and refinement activities; and with activities to certify ESMC protocols, credits, and programs. The Rangeland and Producer Circle Project Manager will report directly to the ESMC Program Director as part of a small, dynamic team in an exciting and rewarding field of work as we launch an innovative, national scale ecosystem services market program for the agricultural sector. Click here for more information on this position and application requirements.

Research Coordinator
ESMRC seeks an energetic Research Coordinator (FTE contractor) with experience in the agricultural field to join a small and dynamic, fast-paced team environment. The role requires a proactive self-starter approach, complex decision making, and close coordination with the ESMC/ESMRC Program Director, Project Managers, Post-docs/Research Scientists, and Working Group members and technical experts to initiate innovative research projects, guide development and implementation, coordinate RFP releases and reviews, synthesize information, cross-fertilize ideas and learnings across all technical Working Groups, and lead project tracking and reporting, including in field demonstrations and pilot projects. Click here for more information on this position and application requirements.

ESMRC Postdoctoral Researchers
ESMRC seeks two dedicated ESMRC Postdoctoral Researchers (PTE contractors) with experience in the agricultural field to join a small and dynamic, fast-paced team environment. One Postdoctoral Researcher will focus on agricultural GHG and one will focus on water quality and water use from agriculture. The Postdoctoral Researchers will be responsible for providing additional research and technical expertise to the Working Groups, R&D projects, and pilots/field demonstrations. Dedicated Postdoctoral Researchers will enable more consistent and expert direction and support for WG’s, assist in identifying priority research needs, and implement pilot project research while working closely with the ESMRC Program Director and ESMRC Research Coordinator who will facilitate coordination with WG’s, research contractors, and necessary linkages to ESMC/ESMRC teams, including protocol adaptation and refinement teams and pilot project teams. Postdoctoral Researchers will focus on one of two topics that relate directly to the impacts of soil health and other conservation practices on ecosystem services outcomes within agricultural systems: 1) soil carbon and agricultural GHG quantification, including soil carbon sequestration sampling and modeling, and modeling of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide from agricultural systems; and 2) water quality and water quantity quantification and modeling. Click here for more information on these positions and application requirements.

ESMC Policy Director
ESMC seeks to recruit and hire a talented Policy Director as part of our growing and dynamic team to develop and implement a strategic policy platform for ESMC. The policy platform will support a flourishing, viable, voluntary, and private market for ecosystem services that pays farmers and ranchers for their impacts. As part of this work, the Policy Director will identify and prioritize national and state rules and regulations that can support or hinder the development of robust ecosystem markets for the agricultural sector, one component of which includes the advancement of soil health. Click here for more information on this position and application requirements.