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Director of Acquisitions

Deadline:
Employer:
Finite Carbon
Job Field:
Forestry
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
Regional/Multiple
Location Detail:
Southeast, USA preferred; Remote for the right candidate
Job Description:

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

You will drive strategy on existing deal structures and on the acquisition of new business while working closely with Finite team members and external stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity to help innovate carbon and related financial tools resulting in environmental and economic gains.

What You'll Do

*Manage relationships with external stakeholders to source property projected to generate returns from traditional management and markets for ecosystem services

*Ability to research and analyze potential investment opportunities through a variety of web-based tools

*Develop comprehensive carbon-focused cash flow models

*Draft investment memos, create Investment Committee presentations, and present materials to the intended audience

*Ability to educate landowners and other stakeholders about our value proposition to promote all of the Finite’s services

*Oversee the investment process from start to finish (due diligence, contracting, and management)

*Travel as necessary to project sites, team training meetings, and/or conferences

Qualifications:

What You'll Bring

*5+ years in forestry, natural resources, or carbon industry

*5+ years in financial investment analysis with focus on forest investments preferred

*Preference for prior real estate experience with land trusts or other private landowners

*Experience structuring innovative finance for land conservation or acquisition

*Ability to interpret forest and carbon inventory data

*Ability to construct cash flow models

*Advanced Excel including financial modeling

*Demonstrated proficiency with ArcGIS

*Intellectual aptitude, innovation, and motivation to set targets and achieve results

*Excellent stakeholder management skills; highly collaborative team player who is relationship focused

*Strong written and verbal communication skills

*Analytical and critical thinking skills

*Undergraduate degree, preference for field of study in natural resources

Nice to Have Skills or Experience

*Masters level degree in forestry, finance, economics, or business-related

Registered professional forester designation

Please note: Location is flexible, but preference will given to candidates who can travel frequently for collaboration or those who can relocate to the Southeast area. (Please note that we remain remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

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. 

 

Miscellaneous:

N/A

Salary:
Commensurate with experience
Benefits:

💸 Competitive Pay

🏥 100% monthly medical premium paid for you and your dependents

Dental, Life insurance, Vision, Short-term, & Long-term Disability

🌴 Paid Time Off

Flexible schedule

💻 WFH set-up budget 

🙌 Annual in-person company meeting