OPEN POSITION

Partnership Success Manager

Contact: info@vibrantplanet.net   |   Location: Remote (US)

About Vibrant Planet

We are a team of leaders in science, forestry, policy, and tech, building a cloud-based, data-driven platform to increase the pace and scale of forest restoration and reduce catastrophic wildfire, tree mortality, forest degradation, and deforestation. Our current software modernizes land management planning and monitoring with AI-driven data development, user friendly scenario building and decision support, and forest resilience trends and treatment outcome detection. The system quantifies potential and actual treatment benefits, helping to grow markets for ecosystem services (carbon, water, biodiversity, sustainable forest-derived products). 

Our initial platform (launched in September 2021) is focused on temperate, “fire adapted” landscapes in California and the Western US. Our mission is global; our roadmap expands into other geographies and forest types accordingly.

Driven by our sense of urgency to protect vital forests and the services they provide, we use our expertise to build sophisticated, AI/ML-driven, user friendly products to democratize the use of data and accelerate the process of stabilizing and restoring our forests.

Vibrant Planet is backed by climate and ecosystem resilience solutions leaders, including Grantham Foundation, Earthshot, Elemental Excelerator, Ecosystem Integrity Fund, Chris Cox (CPO at FB), Neil Hunt (ex CPO of Netflix), Cisco, Valia Ventures, and Halogen Ventures.

For further information, please visit: VibrantPlanet.net

Job Description:

We are seeking a motivated individual to join our Partnership Success team and help guide customers as they leverage the Vibrant Planet platform to run multi-jurisdictional and community resilience planning projects. The right candidate possesses significant communication, facilitation, leadership, and/or storytelling skills, combined with community wildfire protection or landscape resilience planning experience. A background in facilitating or leading multi-jurisdictional, stakeholder-driven community protection or landscape resilience project planning is desired. Additional experience communicating technical or scientific concepts to a layperson’s audience is also a plus.

While the position is mostly virtual, travel will be required. Travel may be up to several times per quarter. The majority of this work occurs in the western United States, but software deployment opportunities may soon occur across the world.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Provide training, technical advice, and support to communities, agencies, and stakeholders, utilizing Vibrant Planet’s platform to engage in community protection plannings, landscape resilience planning, and/or other types of multi-jurisdictional landscape or community resilience planning.
  • Lead, facilitate, and/or coordinate meetings with client and client stakeholders both virtually or in-person.
  • Prepare presentations and educational/training materials that describe complex, scientific, or data-driven processes to the layperson.
  • Understand the client’s needs and goals in landscape or community resilience planning and develop tailored solutions or recommendations using the Vibrant Planet platform.
  • Articulate the value propositions of Vibrant Planet’s product, product features, and/or services that can benefit the client or prospective customer’s organization.
  • Assist clients in applying for grants or soliciting other types of funding for community wildfire or landscape resilience planning.
  • Assist clients in implementing community wildfire protection or landscape resilience treatments leveraging the Vibrant Planet platform.
  • Participate in a high volume, fast-paced work environment involving cross-functional communication and collaboration with various internal teams.
  • Provide feedback to other teams on a broad range of topics, from the product roadmap, to scientific research, to our go-to-market strategy—all of which can result in creating positive impacts for communities and natural systems.
Required Experience:

Basic Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge in one or all of the following areas:
    • Community wildfire planning processes including Community Wildfire Protection Plan development or community wildlife risk mitigation techniques.
    • Fire ecology and wildfire suppression tactics.
    • Vegetation management/hazardous fuels reduction/forest health and/or implementing wildfire mitigation or forest health vegetation treatments.
    • Landscape resilience planning
  • Experience in one or all of the following areas:
    • Participating in the development/revision of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan or participation within a collaborative group engaged in community protection planning or project implementation.
    • Participating within a multi-jurisdictional/ collaborative/ stakeholder-driven landscape resilience or forest health planning effort.
    • Facilitating or leading a multi-jurisdictional/ collaborative group engaged in natural resource/land management or wildfire preparedness planning.
  • The ability to independently research and prepare written, audio-visual, or other forms of communication describing complex scientific processes to a layperson audience.
  • The ability to virtually, or in person, lead stakeholder or multi-jurisdictional meetings.
  • The ability—either through direct experience, active listening, or a combination of both—to understand the needs and pain points of each collaborator or stakeholder within a multi-jurisdictional community wildfire protection planning process.
  • The ability to effectively communicate the value and Return On Investment that Vibrant Planet provides to the customer's organization, their stakeholders, and their planning needs.

Process & Problem Solving

  • Proven track record of designing, refining, or implementing scalable processes and/or workflows that improve overall team success to reach goals or meet company metrics.
  • Proficiency with or willingness to learn partnership success tools (Vibrant Planet’s decision support platform, CRM software, Project Management Software, etc).
  • Ability to thrive in an environment of uncertainty and ambiguity, where change is frequent and team needs change quickly to address customer needs.
Duty Requirements:
  • Full time, year-round employment.
  • Virtual position with an operational independent/home office with sufficient internet speeds.
  • Some travel is required.
Compensation:

$90k - $120k (dependent on experience)

Benefits:
  • Health insurance
  • Unlimited PTO policy
  • 401k w/future match
  • Company equity
  • Home office set-up allowance (one time)
Equal Opportunity Employer

Vibrant Planet is committed to diversity. We encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, or other status protected by law to apply.

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background, but have capacity to grow into and thrive in the position after some mentoring. We do not require that you have experience with every job description task. We will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. We encourage each candidate to think broadly about their unique background and skill set and how it may relate to the role.

Applications

Please submit a resume (2 pages maximum) and cover letter (2 pages maximum) as a single PDF and responses to the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities questions using this Google Form. This form will accept responses until the posting has been filled. Interviews will be held beginning in early February and the position target start date is planned for early March.

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