Associate, Program Development

  • ClimeCo
  • Mar 21, 2022
Full time Other

Job Description


ClimeCo is a respected global advisor, transaction facilitator, trader, and developer of environmental commodity market products and related services. We specialize in voluntary carbon, regulated carbon, renewable energy credits, plastics credits, and regional criteria pollutant trading programs.  From policy advisory to ESG strategy, offsets sourcing to project development, we provide comprehensive, vertically- integrated solutions to help enhance our customers’ sustainability impact—whether they are responding to emissions regulations or satisfying voluntary sustainability goal.

We are currently seeking a full-time Associate, Program Development for our Project Development Business Unit. This position will be in-person, located in Denver CO, Las Vegas NV, State College PA, Oakland CA, or other company co-working locations.

Position Description

The Associate, Program Development will have responsibilities related to the analysis, design, and development of ClimeCo’s portfolio of project-based environmental solutions that create value through the mitigation or abatement of greenhouse gas emissions and related environmental impacts. These projects conform to rigorous and broadly accepted standards for verifiable quantification of environmental and social benefits.

The Associate will interface with diverse clients, project partners, and technical and policy experts across multiple industry sectors to creatively address unique environmental challenges and business needs. ClimeCo embraces diversity and welcomes candidates who contribute to a climate that supports our staff of all identities and backgrounds. We further commit ourselves to an inclusive workplace where we value the perspectives of all employees by recognizing and appreciating their unique skills and talents. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

The Associate position is full-time, salaried, and exempt, which is ineligible for overtime pay under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the new project screening process alongside Program Development Managers
  • Assist in the project finance process with tasks such as helping develop discounted cash flow models
  • Reading quantitative carbon offset methodologies and identifying key project requirements and dependencies
  • Completing quantitative estimates of project potential emission reductions
  • Completing client-facing research reports related to the feasibility of carbon offset activities
  • Providing administrative support to the broad Program Development team, including taking meeting notes, tracking project deadlines, maintaining document databases, and proofreading/finalizing team reports


  • BA/BS in environmental sciences, policy, finance, or related fields
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel occasionally (5-10% of the time)
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills with high attention to organization and detail
  • Curiosity and interest in helping reduce GHG emissions across all sectors, including through nature-based solutions or with industrial/energy development sectors
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with team members and ClimeCo partners

Desired Skills

  • 1 to 3 years of professional experience in fields such as environmental policy, engineering, or finance
  • Direct experience with environmental commodity programs and/or markets (e.g., carbon offsets, renewable energy certificates, low carbon fuels, etc.)
  • Rigorous planning and proactive communication, comfortable managing multiple projects simultaneously and balancing shifting priorities
  • Analytical thinking and fast learning, comfortable with qualitative and quantitative problems, spreadsheets, approximations, and assumptions

Compensation & Benefits

The salary range for a well-qualified Associate, Program Development is $50,000 to $65,000 annually.

ClimeCo offers a competitive salary and bonus structure with benefits including 401(k) with employer match, medical/dental/vision benefits, EAP program, paid time off, holidays, and more.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

ClimeCo LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity, and expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.


$50,000 to $65,000 annually

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