Associate Director, Forest Carbon Origination - CANADA

CAN Origination · Sudbury, Ontario
Department CAN Origination
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

About Us

Fueled by a fundamental belief that forests are critical to mitigating climate change, Finite Carbon incentivizes the protection, restoration, and sustainable management of forests by connecting landowners to the global carbon market. 


With a focus on scale, we have delivered more than $800 million to landowners who have made long-term commitments to sustainable forest management on more than 3 million acres since 2009. We aim to deliver a further $1 billion to landowners by 2030. Our recently announced web-based platform, CORE Carbon, leverages satellite data and machine learning to democratize the carbon market and empower small landowners, non-profits, and communities across the globe to receive payments for implementing forest practices that store carbon. 


In November 2020, Finite Carbon became a bp Launchpad portfolio company, which gives us access to significant resources to support our ambitious growth plans.  


About the Role

As a member of Finite Carbon’s Canadian Origination team, you will support the development of our growing portfolio of forest carbon offset projects in Canada. We service a wide range of clients including First Nations, land trusts, family forests, and institutional timber managers. Our solutions include project feasibility, inventory, modeling and documentation, verification oversight, timber-carbon decision support, and offset transactions. We pride ourselves on working as an advocate for these landowners and are committed to integrity and fair dealing in all our business interactions.



What You'll Do

  • Build interpersonal relationships with forest landowners to help them understand their opportunities and evaluate their participation in compliance and voluntary carbon markets
  • Prepare and present project proposals for new and existing clients
  • Develop financial models for landowners to review potential revenue and long-term monitoring and maintenance costs
  • Collaborate with FC Origination and Marketing on opportunities as well as other departments
  • Assist in the transfer of inventory and GIS data for project feasibility and due diligence
  • Create and maintain sales collateral including presentations, press releases, website, and social media content
  • Travel occasionally to visit new and existing clients, for team meetings, and to attend industry conferences either as an attendee or as a speaker


What You'll Bring

  • Experience fostering relationships with landowners on forest management, land conservation, land trust protection, First Nations forest lands, interactions with provincial forestry agencies, and/or natural resources extension
  • Knowledge of or experience related to carbon offset standards and protocols and/or carbon markets is strongly preferred
  • Experience working with forestry/natural resources policy
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Detail oriented – able to prioritize and manage time to meet deadlines
  • Patience, persistence, and creativity in conveying complex information to diverse audiences
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Aptitude, innovation, and motivation to set targets and achieve results
  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree preferably in environmental studies, natural resource management, forestry, or a related field


Nice to Have Skills or Experience

  • Experience with GIS and forest analytics programs 
  • Experience or familiarity with client relations management software
  • Registered Professional Forester (RPF) designation with membership in a provincial forestry association or the ability to become registered within two years


Benefits and Perks

  • 💸 Competitive Pay
  • 🏥 100% monthly medical (medical, vision, dental) premium paid for you and your dependents
  • Life insurance, Short-term & Long-term Disability, Retirement plan
  • 🌴 Paid Time Off
  • Flexible schedule
  • 💻 WFH set-up budget 
  • 🙌 Annual in-person company meeting


Please note: You must be eligible to work in Canada.


Finite Carbon is an equal opportunity employer. At Finite Carbon, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Finite Carbon believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.

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  • Location
    Sudbury, Ontario
  • Department
    CAN Origination
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level