Business Development Manager

  • California Climate Reserve
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 15, 2020
Business Development Climate Change/ Resiliency

Job Description

The Reserve is hiring for a Business Development Manager position. The primary responsibilities of the Business Development Manager is to promote the work of the Reserve, establish and grow relationships with carbon market participants, and represent the organization in various settings. 

Desired Competencies

  • Thinks strategically about the Reserve’s goals, promotes them internally and externally, and coordinates ideas and resources to achieve them.
  • Uses good judgment and makes sound decisions. Provides honest, ethical, and positive leadership in the promotion of the Reserve’s mission and goals.
  • Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them. Manages time and resources to effectively achieve organizational goals.
  • Builds and sustains trusting internal and external relationships to ensure the Reserve’s mission and goals are achieved.
  • Has a successful track record of supporting the development of programs in new markets.
  • Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively.
  • Diplomatically and tactfully handles challenging or tense situations.
  • Positively and effectively represents the Reserve in both formal and informal settings. 1
  • Understands the roles of business development, marketing and communications and how they work together in an organization.
  • Takes personal responsibility for quality and timeliness of work and achieves results with little oversight. Performs tasks with care and checks work for completeness and accuracy. Remains aware and takes care of details that are easy to overlook or dismiss as insignificant.
  • Is open to new ideas and perspectives, actively works to identify new opportunities.
  • Able to work across different programs within an organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, environmental studies or related field.
  • A minimum of three years of full-time work experience in business development, preferably in environmental services.
  • Experience and knowledge of climate change policy and program development, especially with regard to market-based regulations, demonstrated experience working with government agencies, stakeholder groups, and others, and experience with and understanding of markets.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with teams of individuals and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills as a public speaker.
  • Detail-oriented and organized thinker who can juggle multiple, competing priorities.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical research skills.
  • Excellent writing and computer skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel as needed. 1
  • A U.S. citizen or legal resident with the right to work in the U.S

The Climate Action Reserve is an equal opportunity employer. The Reserve does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnic origin, or any other classification protected by law, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. The Reserve is committed to an inclusive work environment that embraces and appreciates diversity. It supports fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Reserve staff, and respects and values the talents and contributions of all individuals.


Nonprofit- NGO


Salary is commensurate with experience and skills.