Program Manager, Atmospheric Oxidation Enhancement

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, working collaboratively 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 Manager, Atmospheric Oxidation Enhancement to develop, and support execution on, a scientific roadmap to better understand the oxidative capacity of the atmosphere and whether it is feasible and safe to enhance that capacity to remove atmospheric methane. Engaging with the scientific community, you will develop a research agenda for potential approaches to atmospheric oxidation enhancement, and the supporting science needed to ensure safety and efficacy, such as climate and aerosol modeling and measurement and monitoring capability. You will manage a science-funding program; design the program, make funding decisions, and work with stakeholders and collaborators to unblock continued scientific progress. 

Approaches to methane removal could be critical to mitigating the impact of methane-emitting natural feedbacks and tipping points. To unlock methane removal as a potential set of solutions, Spark supports the best science and technology teams in the world to assess the feasibility and safety of various methane removal pathways. Alongside this, we invest in the community, policy, tools, and permitting frameworks to enable transparent and iterative scientific work to build the broader field of methane removal. 


$100,000-$150,000 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 17:40:57 -0500