Senior Manager, Technical Engagement

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Position Title: Senior Manager, Technical Engagement location: Arlington VA, remote US-based working locations will be considered BUSINESS UNIT: Environmental Resources Trust REPORTS TO: ART Managing Director POSITION SUMMARY The Senior Manager, Technical Engagement is an important role within ART providing support to the ART Managing Director, and other ART staff on all aspects of implementation of this program with a particular focus on external stakeholder engagement regarding technical issues. This will include significant technical support to jurisdictions and stakeholders, technical inputs and analyses, development of outreach materials, document review, and report writing. ART prides itself on providing technical expertise and responsive service to interested participants, jurisdictions and stakeholders. The Senior Manager, Technical Engagement will have a detailed understanding of REDD+ quantification and monitoring methods and approaches and the carbon market. The incumbent will provide support and contribute to ensure that ART is managed efficiently, while ensuring technical rigor and quality. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Develop a deep understanding of all ART program requirements including both the technical and safeguards requirements in TREES Support interested and participating jurisdictions under the ART program, including answering questions, developing communications materials, and providing presentations on the program requirements Support other stakeholders including buyers, reviewers, NGOs, and others through developing and providing trainings, targeted communications materials, answering questions and other support as needed Support ART’s application to appropriate certification bodies and maintenance of approvals to position ART well in the market Assist in tracking key new market developments and initiatives, identifying the potential application to the ART program and assessing the appropriate role for ART within the initiatives Review and provide substantive feedback on TREES documents submitted for Secretariat review under ART Assist in the oversight of ART validation and verification bodies including during audit processes and document reviews Support and/or take a leading role in the development of and updates to ART Standards, templates, guidance documents, tools and other program documents Assist in coordinating expert committees as needed, including preparation of meeting materials and development of memoranda Develop technical analyses, presentations, outreach materials, and reports to contribute to the implementation of the ART program Represent ART in industry groups and speaking engagements as appropriate Assist with development of summary materials for the ART Board and present on technical topics as appropriate QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND Education: Advanced degree in Forestry, Natural Resources Management, Carbon Accounting, or related field. Experience: The candidate must have a minimum of 5-10 years of experience working in REDD+/forest carbon and voluntary or compliance carbon markets with greater experience preferred. The candidate must have familiarity with REDD+ accounting and quantification methods, fundamental greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting principles, and verification and auditing standards. The ideal candidate will also have experience in one or more of the following: working for an ENGO, engagement with REDD+ and carbon market working groups, and/or conducting technical reviews of carbon accounting approaches and methodologies. Skills: Understanding of approaches for quantifying emissions from deforestation and degradation and removals at a jurisdictional scale. Deep knowledge and understanding of voluntary and regulated carbon markets including CORSIA and the Paris Agreement and the relative positioning of ART across markets. Strong speaking, presentation and written communication skills. Fluency in spoken and written English is required. Fluency in one or more additional languages is an asset, especially Spanish and French. Detailed understanding of validation and verification processes. Ability to manage project operations and workflow effectively, to track and meet deadlines for multiple tasks. Strong interpersonal skills, impeccable integrity and trustworthiness, sense of humor, and diplomatic approach to problem solving. Ability to consistently interact with others in a professional, courteous, and tactful manner, maintain a positive attitude and good working relationships, and work effectively in a team setting. Ability to work independently for timely completion of quality deliverables. Strong technical and analytical skills. Physical Demands: Must not require sponsorship to work in the United States. As a condition of employment at Winrock, all US-based Winrock staff, regardless of location must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.or request a reasonable accommodation. Other: Must be available to travel for short-term assignments. Commitment to Winrock’s mission and interest in market-based approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions required. Candidate must be comfortable working in a flexible, high-paced environment and able to work well in teams and also independently. Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. Winrock recruits, employs, trains, promotes and compensates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. At Winrock we have a clear mission: Empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources through unwavering dedication to accountability, equity, innovation, integrity and transformation. Winrock knows that its success comes from the hard work and steadfast dedication of its diverse workforce. Winrock remains committed to maintaining diversity, inclusion and equity across the entire organization