Director – Forest Carbon Project Origination

Blue Source LLC - United States


About the Position

Bluesource seeks a Director of Forest Carbon Project Origination to play a lead role in the Bluesource forestry team’s identification and contracting with landowners to create climate benefits from forest carbon. The credits from these projects will be sold in the voluntary and compliance carbon markets in North America. The successful candidate will have sales experience and forestry technical skills to effectively communicate the opportunity to landowners. This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled sales professional interested in creating value for landowners through participation in environmental markets.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and contract with a pipeline of landowners interested in participating in the compliance or voluntary carbon markets in North America
  • Generate early leads and manage a pipeline of project opportunities through contracting
  • Effectively articulate to landowners the benefits and responsibilities associated with participation in carbon markets
  • Attend conferences and client visits as needed to close forest carbon project opportunities
  • Understand and stay current on climate policy as it relates to land based sequestration


The successful candidate will have a combination of the following qualifications:

  • 2 or more years of professional experience in forestry or forest carbon-related field
  • 2 or more years of sales experience managing targets, pipelines, project tracking, deliverables, etc.
  • Possess an existing rolodex of relationships with landowners (public, private, tribal) that will allow the candidate to ‘hit the ground running’ in outreach to potential landowners
  • Strong relationships with tribal forestland managers/administrators a plus
  • Comfortable in being tenacious and organized in navigating through the sales cycle of contracting with an interested landowner
  • Be a creative self-starter to own and achieve annual volume targets
  • Advanced knowledge of forest carbon policy, carbon protocols (compliance and voluntary), and carbon accounting standards
  • Master’s degree in forestry or another applicable discipline
  • Expertise in project management and ability to coordinate among various stakeholders
  • Professional Forester credentials a plus

Compensation and Benefits

Bluesource offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Carbon-related Industry: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Sales: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Forest Industry: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Master's (Preferred)


  • English (Required)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Commuting/travel assistance
  • Employee discounts
  • Flexible schedules
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules