Head of Research

San Francisco, CA /
Research /
Full-time
Our Team
We are:
• optimists who think technology and finance can be powerful forces for good;
• self-starters who check our egos at the door; and
• practitioners of curiosity, humility, pragmatism, experimentation, and integrity.

We have come together to do the best work of our lives in service of combatting the climate crisis. If this resonates with you, please read on!

About Evergrow
At Evergrow, we seek to build and sustain a carbon-neutral world. We plan to do so by unlocking solutions which reduce 1 gigaton of CO2e by 2030, scaling to 1 gigaton per year every year thereafter.

Specifically, we are developing a suite of products and services for decarbonization project developers. We are starting with a financial product that shields developers from carbon credit price volatility, helping them access the capital needed to get their projects off the ground. We will be quickly expanding this suite of products and services so that we can become the ultimate support system for decarbonization developers.

Our team has spent time at leading companies (e.g., Google, BCG, McKinsey & Co., D.E. Shaw, Pinterest) and academic institutions (e.g., Columbia, MIT, Stanford, Princeton). We are backed by leading investors from Silicon Valley and beyond, including XYZ Venture Capital, Congruent Ventures, First Round Capital, Garuda Ventures, My Climate Journey, Skyview Ventures, and founders and senior executives from Plaid, Brex, Twitch, Instacart, Charm Industrial, Living Carbon, and Bridgewater Associates.

You don't need to match every listed requirement to apply for a position, and we especially encourage individuals with traditionally under-represented backgrounds to apply. In particular, we are seeking people of color, women, those with disabilities, and those who identify as LGBTQIA to join our team. We want to build a company with diverse perspectives because we know they make our team stronger and better equipped to serve all decarbonization stakeholders.

About this Role

Evergrow is looking for an analytical, data-driven Head of Research to guide our long-term product development and ensure we are driving impact. In this role, you will report directly to our CEO and be responsible for developing Evergrow's research strategy and function, as well as defining key research questions and sharing results.

Ideally, you bring experience conducting high-quality, high-impact mixed methods research and communicating results to a wide range of audiences. You also bring fluency with qualitative, quantitative, and market research methods, and the ability to coach and direct researchers in the utilization of a range of methodologies and approaches. You will have built research teams and systems at scale, as well as hired and mentored high-achieving researchers. Lastly, you will have experience partnering closely with senior leadership, including C-suite executives.

We strongly prefer candidates who have a demonstrated passion for solving the climate crisis. Our entire team is dedicated to finding solutions to this challenge, and we are looking for likeminded people to join us as we grow.

You will be responsible for ...

    • Developing a vision and strategy for research at Evergrow, including a plan for scaling research which balances immediate business needs and the growth of a best-in-class research function
    • Shaping the company strategy by identifying the most important questions to answer and connecting the dots across all research streams of work
    • Communicating learnings to key stakeholders, including our customers, capital partners, and others within the decarbonization finance space
    • Building a high-performing research team by hiring, advising, and mentoring high-performing researchers, working closely with them on their projects and priorities
    • Building a world-class distributed research system which enables teams across the company to easily conduct high-quality research on their own

This might be for you if you have...

    • An advanced degree in finance, economics, data science, or a related field
    • 8-10+ years of experience in research, ideally within finance and its intersections with climate. This can include market research, economics, finance, social science, etc.
    • The ability to turn data into a comprehensive, compelling story - you can gather data and translate these insights into crisp messages for a range of audiences
    • Comms and public speaking experience, ideally including experience as a spokesperson during media interviews
    • Strong interpersonal and, especially, verbal communication skills to persuasively deliver information to our customers, capital partners, and other key stakeholders
    • A strong, demonstrated desire to work on climate
FAQ

Why should I join Evergrow?
We believe there are many reasons to join us, but they boil down to 3 key points:
• Our mission - We are, first and foremost, a mission-driven company. We exist to create impact, and all of our work is focused on achieving our mission of reducing 1GT of CO2e by 2030 and every year thereafter. We only create and deploy products and services in service of this goal.
• Our team - We have brought together an immensely talented, thoughtful, and mission-driven team to help us achieve our goals. We deeply care about the work we do, are highly collaborative, and are eager to welcome other likeminded people to our team.
• Our challenge - Combatting climate change will require enormous, multi-faceted solutions. If you are ready to take on complex problems and build these solutions from the ground up, we think you'll be a great fit.

What benefits can I expect?
We offer premium benefits to keep our team happy and healthy:
🏥 Top-tier health, dental, and vision insurance
💰 401(k)
🧑‍💻 New laptop / equipment of your choice
🥕 Daily lunch on us
🏝 Flexible vacation time
🌳 Regular team retreats
🐶 Dog-friendly office in the Ferry Building
 🌐 Visa and / or green card sponsorship (our CEO's first startup focused on streamlining immigration!)

Is this role only full-time? Can I work remotely?
This role is full-time and based on-site in San Francisco. We're a small, tight-knit team right now and prefer to work all in one place for now so we can go faster, build trust, and solve complex problems together. That being said, we know life happens, so we've reserved one day a week to work from home as needed.

Will you help me to relocate?
Yes! If you're based elsewhere in the U.S. (or internationally and U.S. visa eligible), we're happy to help you move to San Francisco and to cover relocation costs.