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Head of Partnerships and Impact

CowBell Labs

CowBell Labs

Customer Service, Sales & Business Development · Full-time
New York, NY, USA · Remote
180,000 – 250,000 USD per year
Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Role: Head of Partnerships and Impact

Organization: CowBell Labs, a Non-Profit Focused Research Organization.

Location: New York metropolitan area, remote okay.

About CowBell Labs:

CowBell Labs works towards a liveable planet with sustainable production of food. Agricultural emissions of the greenhouse gasses methane and nitrous oxide are responsible for over 25% of current global warming. However, access to measurement technology blocks climate solution development and building trust they work. CowBell Labs develops new greenhouse gas measurement technologies and open-access physical and computational tools to test them. Incubated by Spark Climate Solutions, CowBell Labs is supported philanthropically by Schmidt Futures, the Lyda Hill Foundation, and Convergent Research.

Role Overview: We seek a climate-impact motivated Head of Partnerships and Impact who will work day-to-day as CowBell Labs' most senior operating team member. In this role, you will help build the organization from the ground up and develop its key external relationships and user community. You will own the voice of the user, ensuring that CowBell’s solutions gain traction with our user community across the private and public sectors. You will help align CowBell Labs’ work with related efforts of governments and NGOs. This is an opportunity to be the face of a rapidly growing climate innovation organization across commercial and non-governmental sectors, with the potential to enable massive reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions.


  • Own all aspects of creating impact and external adoption of CowBell Lab’s tools, including partnerships, operations, and impact strategy. Some key milestones early on will include:
    • Source and sustain key technical partnerships that further CowBell Labs' program, while representing these external viewpoints in internal strategic discussions.
    • Drive development of a user community for CowBell Lab’s tools, including ownership of strategic communications, and government & international development relations.
    • Build and lead a high-performing team of up to 3 product and partner managers, plus contractors, to deliver on our vision.
  • Guide internal team efforts through strategic and financial prioritization
  • Foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the organization.
  • Identify and develop funding and collaboration opportunities for CowBell Labs, and lead strategic planning and visioning activities, ensuring that the plans for external partnerships align with the overall goals of CowBell Labs
  • A strong candidate who can operate at the C-level will additionally:
    • Build and lead a thriving non-profit organization that maximizes the climate and social impact of CowBell Labs technology.
    • Decide how we position ourselves externally.
    • Expand the programs ambitions and help source funding for those new goals.


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in partnership development, particularly in fostering collaborations and initiatives without having hierarchical authority over collaborators.
  • Proven track record in working with technical research or development teams.
  • Proven ability to adapt and bring organization to a fast-paced environment, such as a startup or a small team. Entrepreneurial experience is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel up to 10% of the time to visit partners and, if remote, the internal team.

Preferred Requirements

  • Prior experience in livestock management, crop cultivation, international development, and/or government relations.

What’s In It For You:

  • Foundational Impact: As a founding executive you have the rare opportunity to shape the ethos, vision, and future of CowBell Labs from its nascent stage. Your strategies and leadership will have a direct and lasting impact on our organization and the climate solutions space.
  • Professional Growth: Grow and evolve in stride with CowBell Labs. As we flourish, you’ll have room to expand your role, tackle new challenges, and make a name for yourself as a leader in a pioneering climate innovation organization.
  • Autonomy and Influence: Enjoy a high degree of autonomy to craft strategies and make pivotal decisions. Your insights and expertise will be instrumental in steering our strategic partnerships, and your voice will be vital in our high-level organizational decision-making.
  • Collaborative Environment: Work alongside a dedicated and talented team committed to creating a significant positive impact on the climate. The collaborative and open culture at CowBell Labs will enable you to share ideas and drive initiatives that could redefine our approach to climate solutions.
  • Global Reach: With a mission that transcends borders, your efforts will have a global footprint. The partnerships and strategies you forge will resonate across commercial and non-governmental sectors worldwide, amplifying the reach and impact of our climate solutions.
  • Purpose-Driven Work: Wake up every day to work that matters. Be at the forefront of addressing climate challenges by fostering partnerships and strategies that propel CowBell Labs and our mission forward.
  • Innovative Culture: Thrive in a culture of innovation that encourages continual learning, experimentation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in climate technology.
  • Learning Opportunities: Benefit from the diverse experiences and backgrounds of your colleagues and our network, fostering a rich environment for professional and personal growth.
  • Community Engagement: Engage with a broad network of industry experts, innovators, and passionate professionals in the climate tech community, enriching your professional network and forging meaningful relationships that could last a lifetime.

Keywords: Program Development, Partnership, Strategies, Operations, Livestock, Agriculture, Methane, Climate Change.

Salary / Benefits: CowBell Labs offers a competitive annual salary ($180k to $250k) and a comprehensive benefits package. We prioritize the well-being and future of our team members and provide support for a balanced, fulfilling work life. More details will be provided to candidates during the interview process.

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Three weeks of paid time off
  • Flexible spending accounts for health care or childcare
  • 401(k) retirement fund with matching employer contributions

CowBell Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and strive to cultivate an inclusive environment. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to We look forward to reviewing your application.

Feel free to reach out for more information or to initiate a discussion. Great teams are built with great people.

CowBell Labs is an equal opportunity employer.

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