Program Lead, Enteric Methane

Spark Climate Solutions is accelerating progress in emerging climate fields, towards repairing the climate. Spark focuses on high-leverage, under-resourced solution areas and takes a systems approach, collaboratively working with experts and other stakeholders, to accelerate these fields by building strategic roadmaps, providing research funding, seeding new organizations, and communicating with the public. Spark’s first focus area is accelerating solutions for near-term warming management, starting with enteric fermentation mitigation and methane removal. Our team has deep expertise in science, engineering, and climate-focused philanthropy. Spark’s funders include the Grantham Foundation, Quadrature Climate Foundation, Astera Institute, Climate Pathfinders Foundation, and Additional Ventures.


Spark seeks a Program Lead for the Enteric Methane Program to lead and manage the development of a strategic, cross-sectoral roadmap. The Program Lead will be expected to translate this work into tangible outcomes, including new government funding priorities and policy changes over multiple years, new research funding programs, and spinning out new non-profit projects and organizations. Livestock enteric methane production is ~25% of global anthropogenic methane emissions, driving ~0.1°C and counting of current warming. Current commercial solutions incompletely address the very small portion of methane emissions from cows on feedlots and similar, globally estimated at ~2-5%. Addressing the remaining 95%+ requires systematic research, international development, and sociology investments. This role would be interdisciplinary, taking science, engineering, talent, society, economics, and policy into account to advance the field across every dimension. 


is $130,000-$200,000 a year, depending on experience and location. 


Click here for more information or to apply. CEA Recruiting is assisting Spark with this search. To be considered for this position, interested candidates must follow the link below to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements through CEA’s job portal. 


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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-02-03 18:00:30 -0500