Director of Business Operations

Seattle,WA or hybrid /
Operations /
Carbon Direct is decarbonizing the global economy. 

What is Carbon Direct? 
We are a team of scientists, engineers, and innovators with a shared goal of reducing atmospheric CO2 by scaling carbon management.

What do we do?
We operate two distinct businesses:
- Advisory & Software: We work with Fortune 500 corporate clients like Microsoft, Shopify, and Alaska Airlines to develop long-term carbon management plans. We’re also building a platform to facilitate the procurement, purchasing, and monitoring of carbon removals, helping make net zero emissions a reality for all businesses.
- Investments: We scale the supply of quality removals by investing in high-potential technologies vetted by science-backed sourcing and diligence. 

The science is clear: we need to pair CO2 emission reductions with removals to limit global temperatures to 1.5C, and the time to act is now. Our 40+ leading scientists have expertise in all areas of carbon management, from carbon footprinting to carbon removal procurement, and their insight guides our work.

Our team is data-centric, diverse, and purpose-driven. Join us on one of the greatest journeys of our lifetimes: the transition to net-zero.

The Director of Business Operations will manage and develop Carbon Direct's BizOps function. The role comes with high growth opportunities and the possibility to build a team.

We are a rapidly growing organization where flexibility is highly-valued. In this job you will need to develop a strategic, long-term approach while also doing daily firefighting and getting things done. This is a career-defining opportunity for a self-starter that has strong business acumen and is comfortable wearing a lot of hats. Although a background in climate work is a plus but not a prerequisite, a passion for solving climate problems is required.


    • Develop foundational FP&A components: budgeting, basic accounting, forecasting, and modeling
    • Implement key pipeline management processes for sales and customer success
    • Drive strategic research and develop customer segments
    • Develop and manage internal measurement and KPIs using a tool like Tableau or Looker
    • Work cross-functionally with science, sales, marketing, product, design, tech, people & culture, and leadership
    • Take on ad hoc projects across a multitude of disciplines
    • Drive long-term operational excellence, ensuring key projects have clear milestones, success measures, and operational plans
    • Help to build Carbon Direct’s business operating rhythm


    • Substantial work experience and a high business acumen
    • Experience doing analytics, strategy and basic accounting
    • Experience building and managing teams
    • Strong strategic and conceptual thinking across a range of past projects
    • Track record of leading complex, ambiguous projects with multiple partners successfully
    • Highly productive and motivated by solving tough problems
    • Ability to embrace change: can thrive and create your own structure in a fluid work environment
    • Excellent communicator and cross-functional team builder who creates strong relationships with a global distributed team.
    • You have a point of view but also a healthy respect for others experiences and encourage others to generate and explore new ideas
    • Demonstrated excellence in a fast-paced, outcome-oriented professional environment (consulting, startup, not-for-profit, etc.)
    • Passion for addressing climate change is critical
    • Fluency with climate topics, voluntary carbon markets, and carbon removal is helpful
For this role, we strongly prefer candidates based in Seattle, Washington.


Carbon Direct has a flexible, remote-friendly culture and we support our employees with their remote work set-up needs.

We also offer a competitive benefits package including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, voluntary 401k contributions, paid parental leave, and generous paid time off.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way Carbon Direct selects and approaches the climate crisis, as well as the creativity and applicability of Carbon Direct's advisory and investment work.

Carbon Direct is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. We adhere rigorously to our equal employment opportunity policies in connection with all employment decisions, including hiring, compensation and promotion.