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RMI

Nonprofit
251-500
Boulder, CO, USA

Sectors

Energy

Company Description

RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

Jobs (25)

Associate/Senior Associate - Client Operations - Black Bear Energy

Full time role
Boulder, CO
Sep 28, 2022
LOCATION: Boulder, CO (Remote work optional) The Client Operations Associate will be a project manager and dealmaker for clientsolar and storage opportunities. The Client Operations Associate will work closely with senior members ofthe Black Bear team and with clients to ensure successful project identification, procurement,development and execution. The Client Operations Associate will work closely with clients to ensuresuccessful project identification, procurement, development and execution. Key Responsibilities: Interfaces and coordinates with a results-driven multi-disciplinary team of internal and externalparties to ensure the viability of identified projects through analysis and project management; Run the RFP process in collaboration with the team to effectively identify and recommendchannel partners to the client, and to define the commercial terms of each project; Creates work products including property site decks and RFP results recommendations Manages multiple live deals simultaneously, while developing and assessing others; Develops and manages internal and external networks/relationships with existing clients, industry contacts, and channel partners; Works closely with clients to understand and manage substantive issues around financial, legal, energy and operational aspects of solar or other energy projects; Manages relationships with energy/facility/property managers Fosters an environment that delivers best-in-class service and superior results to clients; Closely follows industry trends and competitor activities, including regulatory/ financial incentives, power pricing and structured financing transactions; Enters and updates relevant project and client data within Black Bear’s internal database All other duties that may be assigned. REQUIREMENTS: • 2-5 years relevant experience preferred, but will consider entry level with relevant internships• Must be passionate about the renewable energy/sustainability industry• Willingness to travel, as needed• Strong prioritization and organizational skills; the ability to quickly learn new tasks • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills• Must have an entrepreneurial attitude and a diplomatic approach OTHER RECOMMENDED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: • Experience working with corporate clients• Knowledge of or experience in solar PV, energy efficiency, energy storage, or power projects in US; knowledge of the renewable energy power market and its dynamics; Title and salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume and cover letter to careers@blackbearenergy.com

Development Specialist - Foundations

Full time role
Boulder, CO
Sep 26, 2022
RMI is seeking an experienced Development Specialist with exceptional organizational, project management, writing, and communication skills. This position will support frontline fundraisers, each managing multi-million-dollar portfolios from foundations and institutional funders. The specialist will drive several critical processes on behalf of our fundraising team including scheduling meetings with key stakeholders (funders, fundraisers, senior leaders, etc.), assisting with donor data and management, and maintaining momentum on ongoing activities and external relationships. This person will also coordinate with programmatic and operational staff across RMI while building effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. We highly encourage individuals of underrepresented groups to apply! Key Responsibilities ·       Support the Senior Director on RMI’s two largest institutional funder relationships (Approximately 25%) ·       Schedule meetings between Foundation fundraisers and key stakeholders. (Approximately 50% of time). This includes scheduling donor meetings that involve multiple internal and external stakeholders across multiple time zones. ·       Communicate with counterparts at foundations and across RMI programs in a professional and timely manner. ·       Working with the Development Operations Lead and Gift Processer, process grant agreements and contracts. ·       File Essential Documents in Salesforce and input/update tasks associated with each opportunity ·       Assist as needed for Development Operations Lead—Foundations to track upcoming donor reports, coordinate with program teams to develop narrative reports, coordinate with Accounting team on financial reports, and work with fundraisers to design and execute comprehensive stewardship plans. ·       Assist Senior Director in setting agenda for weekly Foundations vertical meetings and take notes as needed ·       Support fundraisers in key meetings, including notetaking, with donors and external stakeholders, and, at times, manage follow up. ·       Maintain high-quality and up-to-date data in Salesforce, Monday.com, and Sharepoint ·       Additional responsibilities, as required. Minimum Qualifications: ·       A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible administrative, operations, project management or related experience ·       Experience scheduling meetings for multiple parties across different timezones ·       Experience at nonprofit organizations ·       Experience on a fundraising team or at a foundation ·       Proficient in Microsoft Office and Salesforce ·       Proven organization skills and flexibility when it comes to balancing priorities ·       Attention to detail and exceptional accuracy Additional Qualifications: ·       Experience working with senior staff in various organizations ·       Experience with Salesforce ·       Interest in philanthropy, climate, and energy ·       Proactive attitude and the ability to anticipate need ·       Excellent and intuitive writing and editing skills ·       Strong team and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently ·       Ability to manage stakeholder relationships ·       Strong verbal and written communications skills ·       Demonstrable problem-solving skills ·       Ability to effectively multitask ·       Good judgment and strong decision-making ability Preferred Qualifications: ·       Proficient in Microsoft, SharePoint, Salesforce, Monday.com, Workday Location: We are a remote-ready company with team members around the globe. Our beautiful and welcoming offices are available for meetings or focused work, whether you are traveling through or living nearby. Our U.S. offices are in New York City; Washington DC; Oakland, California; Boulder, Colorado, and Basalt, Colorado. This role can be located from anywhere in the continental United States. We provide you with the essential IT equipment plus a one-time home technology payment and a monthly work from home/commuter allowance to ensure you have a comfortable home office set up and necessary supplies. We love seeing each other in person! We occasionally gather for shared time together like retreats and learning experiences. Be ready to travel for occasional in-person meetings (and of course, we cover travel costs). Some roles may require more travel, which will be discussed during the hiring process. Important Note: As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined in Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply. Compensation: RMI compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. Typically, new specialists join at the minimum to mid salary range of $61,000-$74,000. You would also have an additional 5% bonus target! Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package including: ·       Medical, dental, vision insurance ·       403b retirement options (up to 5% match immediately) ·       Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability ·       Professional and personal development (including LinkedIn Learning access) ·       Generous paid time off ·       Parental leave ·       Work from home and commuter allowance Diversity Statement: Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we: ·       Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. ·       Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued. ·       Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. About RMI: RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

Senior Associate - Chemicals and Refining

Full time role
Boulder, CO
Sep 26, 2022
Do you love solving challenging problems, thinking about dynamic systems, and working in groups? Do you also have the self-motivation, curiosity, creativity, and ability to persuade others toward meaningful results? Do you have a passion for making the world a better place? If yes, then join our growing team! RMI is leading the clean energy transition by creating market and technological solutions to address climate change. Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is seeking a Senior Associate to support our Chemicals initiative. RMIers bring a variety of skillsets, and we welcome candidates with diverse educational and work backgrounds. Program Overview The Climate Aligned Industry Program at RMI is focused on decarbonizing the harder-to-abate sectors, implementing market mechanisms, and supporting policy implementation to limit global warming to 1.5 °C. We collaborate with a global network of NGOs, academics, policymakers, financial institutions, and businesses to enable emissions reductions in some of the highest emitting industrial sectors. Position Overview RMI is looking to hire a Senior Associate for our Climate Aligned Industries program, with a focus on the Chemicals industry. You will work with the Climate Aligned Industries leadership team to develop sector transition strategies, build techno-economic models, convene chemicals industry stakeholders, analyze relevant policies, and catalyze market-driven solutions. As an integral member of the team, you will be on the front lines implementing change towards a decarbonized Chemicals sector. Your Key Responsibilities: Develop, model, and evaluate decarbonization technologies for emission sources throughout various chemicals’ value chains. Operate and create analytical tools for handling multivariate datasets, including chemical industry emissions and operational activity data. Support and sometimes lead stakeholder relations with chemical and refinery plant operators, industry consultants, regulators, and academic researchers. Offer technical assistance on emissions-monitoring capabilities, greenhouse gas inventory calculations, and process engineering. Synthesize recommendations into clear and compelling presentations. Present quantitative information in a clear, visual format for public consumption, such as for white papers, journal articles, and RMI publications. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field such as chemical engineering, environmental or physical sciences + 4 years of relevant work experience OR a M.S. degree in a related field + 2 years of relevant work experience. Driven, entrepreneurial, demonstrates initiative and creativity. Strong problem-solving, research and writing skills. Commitment to deep decarbonization of the Chemicals sector. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in the chemicals and refining industry, regulatory agencies, consulting, project management, or other related fields. Knowledge of chemical manufacturing processes and oil refining. Experience with life-cycle assessments and emissions accounting with a preferred focus on chemicals supply chains. Familiarity with process simulation tools such as ASPEN-HYSYS, ProMax, PRO/II. We invite candidates with a variety of skill sets, educational and work backgrounds to apply. Location This position is not required to relocate to an RMI office, although doing so is encouraged. Climate Aligned Industries colleagues are primarily located in the US at the Boulder CO, New York NY, and Washington DC offices. All employees are expected to travel on occasion for in-person team retreats, meetings, and other gatherings. Important Note : As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors . This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply. Compensation RMI compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. Typically, new Senior Associates based in the U.S. join at the minimum to mid salary range of $79,000-$93,000. You would also have an additional 5% bonus target. Benefits We offer a comprehensive benefits package including: ·       Medical, dental, vision insurance ·       403b retirement options (5% match immediately) ·       Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability ·       Professional and personal development (including LinkedIn Learning access) ·       Generous paid time off ·       Parental leave ·       Commuter and wellness benefits ·       Casual work environment Diversity Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we: ·       Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. ·       Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued. ·       Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran About RMI RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

Manager, Industrial Decarbonization - Third Derivative

Full time role
Boulder, CO
Sep 24, 2022
Program Overview Tackling the climate crisis is a once-in-a-generation, trillion-dollar economic opportunity, and the world needs a healthy global innovation engine to identify and massively scale new climate technology solutions that will speed up the clean energy transition. Founded for this purpose, Third Derivative (D3) – a program of RMI –  is a global climate technology startup accelerator aimed at accelerating the rate of climate innovation. Our mission is to build an inclusive ecosystem that rapidly finds, funds, and scales climate tech innovation globally. We’ve built a vertically-integrated model that unites investors, corporates, experts, and startups to work together to increase the success and speed to market for climate innovation. Since our launch in December 2020, our ecosystem includes $4T market cap of corporate partners, $7B AUM of investor partners (across five continents), and 78 startups reflecting climate innovations solving for all major emissions sectors. Now, our high-performance team of climate enthusiasts is growing, and we’re seeking an Operations Coordinator to join us in our mission. Position Overview D3 is seeking a Manager with the technical knowledge, experience, and passion to build the world’s largest ecosystem focused on advancing the commercialization of early stage climate technology startups in the industrial decarbonization sector and specifically within the carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technology space. The Manager will lead selection and ongoing support for startups through their own expertise and through the development and engagement of a network of external technical experts. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with a variety of stakeholders including startups, mentors, corporates, investors, academic institutions, and governments - always focused on building D3’s ecosystem and connecting the dots to drive innovation. Responsibilities Evaluate the technical needs of D3 cohort startups and recruit mentors that can provide the required support. Support, engage, and nurture D3’s community of technical mentors. Recruit technical experts to support D3’s startup selection diligence process. Conduct due diligence on program applicants in areas of climate impact, techno-economics, and market dynamics to inform startup selection. Support the ongoing refinement of D3’s startup selection criteria and processes. Provide ongoing technical expertise to D3 cohort startups focused on industrial decarbonization. Serve as a critical representative of D3 to ecosystem members, funders, the general public, and other RMI programs at D3 events as well as external events. Qualifications Technical academic background in natural sciences, mechanical/chemical/materials engineering, energy and environment systems, or a related field. Masters Degree with related work experience or PhD preferred. Deep expertise in carbon dioxide removal technologies and techniques like direct air capture (DAC), bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), biochar, enhanced weathering, ocean alkalinity enhancement, mineralization and others. Expertise in other industrial sector decarbonization areas like green steel, green cement, hydrogen, etc. is highly preferred. Experience in entrepreneurship and/or commercialization in one or more early stage technology areas, a plus Broad understanding and passion for early stage technologies A deep existing network within the climate technology sector, a plus Location Remote Important Note : As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply. Compensation The starting salary range for this position is $102,000 - $123,000.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  This role will have an additional 10% bonus target. Benefits We offer a comprehensive benefits package including: Medical, dental, vision insurance 403b retirement options (5% match immediately) Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability Professional and personal development (including LinkedIn Learning access) Generous paid time off Parental leave Commuter and wellness benefits Casual work environment Diversity Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we: Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued. Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities. RMI is an equal opportunity employer About RMI RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

Specialist, Data & Tools - Third Derivative

Full time role
Boulder, CO
Sep 24, 2022
Third Derivative Program Overview Tackling the climate crisis is a once-in-a-generation, trillion-dollar economic opportunity, and the world needs a healthy global innovation engine to identify and massively scale new climate technology solutions that will speed up the clean energy transition. Founded by RMI and New Energy Nexus for this purpose, Third Derivative (D3) is a global climate technology startup accelerator aimed at accelerating the rate of climate innovation. Our mission is to build an inclusive ecosystem that rapidly finds, funds, and scales climate tech innovation globally. We’ve built a vertically-integrated startup accelerator model to back this, which unites investors, corporates, market and policy experts, and startups to work together to increase the success and speed to market for climate innovation. Since our launch in December 2020, our ecosystem includes $4T+ market cap of corporate partners, $7B+ AUM of investor partners (across five continents), and 110 startups reflecting climate innovations solving for all major emissions sectors. Position Overview D3 is seeking a Specialist to join its Infrastructure team, which is responsible for managing the critical data and tools required to drive the program’s performance. D3’s team and ecosystem operate globally and primarily in a virtual environment.  As such, D3’s suite of software tools are essential to the program’s success.  Further, as the D3 program grows, so does the volume of data that is generated.  The Specialist will ensure that the program is effectively utilizing data to drive internal decision-making and climate impact for all stakeholders in the ecosystem - startups, corporates, investors, experts, and mentors.  The Specialist will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally with a wide range of data and tools to support efforts related to outreach, industry research, startup evaluation and selection, ecosystem engagement and satisfaction, impact measurement, and more. The ideal candidate will be a spreadsheet and database wizard with a mind for setting up strong foundational infrastructure, an ability to conduct analysis and glean valuable insights from data, and a knack for making user-friendly tools and reports that effectively communicate information with a variety of audiences. Responsibilities Support the overall development, improvement, and maintenance of all D3 databases and tools – ensuring that D3 collects and maintains high quality data and effectively designs and integrates its suite of platforms. Create standardized reports and data visualization tools for internal and external audiences. Drive insights and strategic planning for the program by leveraging data analysis. Support research, testing, and implementations of new database and tool solutions that will improve program performance. Interface with ecosystem members - startups, corporates, investors, mentors, experts - to ensure that D3’s infrastructure is best serving its key external stakeholders. Manage the documentation of all data management standard operating procedures including collection, storage, maintenance, analysis, and reporting. Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in data analysis and management or related field. Extreme comfort and proficiency working in spreadsheet applications. Experience and comfort working in cloud-based database applications. Experience building user-friendly spreadsheet-based dashboards and models - including familiarity with data validation, conditional formatting, and data visualization functionalities. Experience conducting analysis and manipulating large datasets, including familiarity with advanced formula development (logic statements, look-ups, etc.). Experience auditing datasets for data quality and conducting clean-up projects. Experience with Airtable, Salesforce, or Hubspot a plus. Experience in coding or software APIs a plus. Location Remote Important Note : As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply. Compensation The starting salary range for this position is $71,000 - $85,000.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  This role will have an additional 5% bonus target. Benefits We offer a comprehensive benefits package including: Medical, dental, vision insurance 403b retirement options (5% match immediately) Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability Professional and personal development (including LinkedIn Learning access) Generous paid time off Parental leave Commuter and wellness benefits Casual work environment that promotes work-life balance Diversity Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we: Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued. Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. About RMI RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

Editorial Operations Lead

Full time role
Boulder, CO
Sep 20, 2022
RMI’s newly imagined marketing and communications team – known inside the institute as the Influence Team – is looking for a detail-oriented project manager to coordinate all aspects of planning and execution for a variety of communications and marketing projects across the organization. We highly encourage individuals of underrepresented groups to apply! This person will also work closely with the editorial team to manage the execution of a suite of editorial projects that include stories, articles, op-eds, reports, multi-media content, web and social copy, as well as the processes associated with the editing and review of these products. Topically, our content covers RMI’s full spectrum of research, analysis, and consulting, spanning a dozen programs focused on transforming energy use to solve the climate crisis. This person will be the steward of the various editorial elements of campaigns, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget and on brand. At the same time, this person will collaborate closely across related teams including creative (design, photo, video), social, marketing, operations, and program leads. In addition, this person will help oversee the editorial portion of the Influence Team’s budget, including managing outside freelancers (writers, editors, copy editors, and related services) and agencies along with various digital tools, as well as monitoring overall workload/capacity among in-house and outsourced editorial resources. The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent project and time management skills, meticulous attention to detail, and be a natural problem solver who can develop and tweak processes and workflows to deliver top-quality content and products across RMI’s range of programs. This role will be part of a growing team of operations professionals, reporting to the Sr. Manager, Creative Operations and will work closely with the Chief Storyteller, who heads RMI’s editorial team. Responsibilities Act as project manager on assigned projects, collaborate cross functionally, and guide teams through all stages of a multi-channel content production process Set and coordinate production schedules for a team of editorial writers working across RMI programs Review grants proposals to ensure editorial is adequately scoped Generate and manage project timelines, including coordinating key milestones Initiate and lead all appropriate project meetings, and assist in preparing presentation materials as needed Organize the concepting of ideas, development, and execution Influence the efficiency and quality of work Monitor and enforce project constraints (schedule/scope/resources), while keeping the team on track and motivated Own project management/workflow system data entry, reporting, and actualization of project budget Monitor out of scope requests and initiate additional estimates and client approvals Prepare vendor bid packages as needed, generating estimates, and securing client approvals on estimates and overages Anticipate and flag project issues/risks and clearly communicate possible solutions Qualifications 3-5 years experience as a project manager or producer (agency or newsroom experience a plus) Possess a refined project management aptitude, and instinct for leadership Self-motivated and willing to expand knowledge Experience in generating budgets, staffing plans, and complex timelines Proficiency in project management tools Solution oriented self-starter with a positive “can-do” attitude Ability to quickly react and adapt to changing environments Outstanding written and verbal communication skills Reliable, and can establish trust with their teams Organized and passionate about process improvement Familiar with or interest in climate and energy topics and committed to scaling market-based solutions Location We are a remote-ready company with team members around the globe. Our beautiful and welcoming offices are available for meetings or focused work, whether you are traveling through or living nearby. Our U.S. offices are in New York City; Washington DC; Oakland, California; Boulder, Colorado, and Basalt, Colorado. This role can be located from anywhere in the continental United States. We provide you with the essential IT equipment plus a one-time home technology payment and a monthly work from home/commuter allowance to ensure you have a comfortable home office set up and necessary supplies. We love seeing each other in person! We occasionally gather for shared time together like retreats and learning experiences. Be ready to travel for occasional in-person meetings (and of course, we cover travel costs). Some roles may require more travel, which will be discussed during the hiring process. Important Note: As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined in Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply. Compensation RMI compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. Typically, new leads join at the minimum to mid-salary range of $72,000 - $87,000. You would also have an additional 5% bonus target! Benefits We offer a comprehensive benefits package adjusted to regional norms, including (for U.S. employment): Medical, dental, vision insurance 403b retirement options (up to 5% match immediately) Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability Professional and personal development (including LinkedIn Learning access) Generous paid time off Parental leave Work from home and commuter allowance Diversity Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we: Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued. Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. About RMI RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

Strategic Communications Manager, Climate Tech Innovation

Full time role
Boulder, CO
Sep 20, 2022
Are you a creative thinker with an intense drive for results and impact? Are you passionate about backing tech startups to combat climate change ? Do you have a keen ability to grasp and synthesize complex issues? Are you a highly organized and detailed-oriented expert at tailoring communications to particular audiences ? Do you thrive on working in fast-paced environments and simultaneously managing multiple projects and priorities? If yes, then join our growing Communications and Marketing team! We highly encourage individuals of underrepresented groups to apply! Overview RMI is seeking an experienced and creative Strategic Communications Manager with excellent project management and writing skills to lead communications strategy and execution for its Third Derivative (D3) program. D3 seeks to build a sustainable, prosperous, and equitable climate future by accelerating the commercialization and deployment of the world’s most promising climate technologies and innovations. D3 has built an open, inclusive, global ecosystem of investors, corporations, and experts to rapidly find, fund, and scale climate tech nologies and transform markets globally. Since launching in late 2020 as a program within RMI , the D3 ecosystem includes over 100 climate tech startups representing gigaton-scale solutions across every major greenhouse gas emissions sector, about 20 committed VC partners around the world, 10 leading corporate partners representing multiple industries, over 140 expert mentors and coaches, and RMI’s 500+ market, regulatory, and policy experts. You will be a strong team player and manager who works as an integral part of the D3 team — working closely with the outreach team principal and the Managing Director on thought leadership — while coordinating and collaborating with multiple other RMI programs, our central Communications and Marketing t eam, and external partners. As the Strategic Communications Manager, you will use data-driven insights about D3’s audiences and their motivations to develop relevant communications materials for the team, and to support the execution of campaigns to engage more prospective startup applicants and capital, asset, and knowledge partners. As the owner of D3’s editorial calendar, you will also develop and write monthly newsletter s, stories , and articles , manage the publication of D3’s innovation insights, and coordinate communications efforts across channels with other RMI programs to inform and influence key stakeholders and decision makers. RMI communications plans utilize diverse channels and media. You will enjoy developing strategy and executing that work, both individually and through effectively engaging in-house functional experts (this in-house team supports all RMI programs and fundraising) in editorial, design, traditional and digital media, and web for the benefit of their programs. Experience in the climate technology, corporate innovation, and/or startup / venture capital industry is highly desired. You will exhibit high intellectual curiosity toward the market space and be proficient at communicating at various levels of depth (more in-depth for industry audiences; simplified for lay audiences including donor prospects). Your K ey Roles and Responsibilities: Develop and Lead D3 Communications Develop, coordinate, and deliver audience-centric communications campaigns for D3 program initiatives that leverage diverse channels, including media relations, social/digital, direct email communications, events, partnerships, and RMI- and partner-owned assets. Assist the managing director, outreach team principal, and other program spokespeople in thought leadership, including LinkedIn and social channels, Op-Eds, speaking engagements. Support Program leaders to position, frame and develop narratives and reports from an audience-centric perspective. Proactively manage D3 publication pipeline (editorial calendar) and the development of monthly articles featuring ecosystem spotlights, innovation insights, and other impact-focused topics. Craft credible and effective audience-specific messages for marketing, business development, and recruiting purposes. Support the growth of D3’s social media presence (i.e., Twitter, LinkedIn, potentially other future platforms) Promote community engagement via D3’s newsletters and other targeted communication channels, including updating existing marketing materials and developing new materials (investor and corporate decks, startup updates, etc) Steward RMI and D3 program brands within target markets and audiences Advise on optimal resource plan for communications, including hiring supporting resources or enlisting specialist agencies for the sectors in which we operate Internal and External Coordination Collaborate with and leverage RMI in-house communications capabilities (i.e., editorial, design, web, traditional and social media) and third-party agencies. Support global outreach and PR expansion efforts (including earned media) by working together with D3’s outreach principal and RMI’s Communications and Marketing team. Initiatives with D3 will be international in scope, including focused work with corporate partners, VC investors, and startups from around the world. Direct RMI technical experts into the right conversations (media, social, other) that are shaping target audience sentiment in line with goals Coordinate integrated cross-programmatic messaging both internally and with external partners. Manage and Support Execution Maintain D3 website and recurring updates of content, including relevant RMI website updates. This includes publishing monthly articles on D3’s independent website. Leverage data insights to identify and research target audiences. This includes CRM support (website, contact us, media inquiries, etc) via Hubspot and potentially other CRM platforms. Follow RMI Influence Team processes to project manage insight briefs and larger reports for D3 program. Proactively leverage news-making moments, milestones, outcomes, and impacts to drive awareness and interest in the program with target audiences (startups, investors, corporates), influencers, philanthropic donors, and decision-makers. Develop in-depth understanding of audience(s) and familiarity of technical content for owned impact areas. Develop and report against metrics of success and track activities against outcomes and impact. Other responsibilities as assigned Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing, or related field or appropriate combination of education and significant experience. 5+ years’ experience in relevant industries with specific experience in marketing and communications disciplines, with demonstrated success in developing strategies and leading successful global communications campaigns. Ability to manage multiple relationships and complex projects. Strong written and verbal communication skills Tight project and task management skills. Preferred Qualifications: Strong team player with excellent interpersonal / collaborative skills with staff and counterparts at all organizational levels and with external partners Relevant experience and relative mastery of communications topics related to the work of the D3 and how it fits into the bigger picture at RMI, the global energy transition, and climate change. Meticulous attention to detail Experience in a rapid growth startup Experience juggling conflicting priorities is ideal. Experience working on sustainability, climate, or energy issues. Passion and interest in climate tech innovation’s role across all greenhouse gas emissions sectors — particularly hard tech and hard science solutions. Experience marketing to diverse groups, including communities of color. Ability to communicate to a diverse, policy, industry and stakeholder audience. Proven career and successful track record of strategic marketing and communications efforts. Location We are a remote-ready company with team members around the globe. Our beautiful and welcoming offices are available for meetings or focused work, whether you are traveling through or living nearby. Our U.S. offices are in New York City; Washington DC; Oakland, California; Boulder, Colorado, and Basalt, Colorado. This role can be located from anywhere in the continental United States. Given the deadlines and 24-hour news cycle that drive communications, the individual will occasionally be expected to work EST hours. This will be discussed further throughout the interview process. We provide you with the essential IT equipment plus a one-time home technology payment and a monthly work from home/commuter allowance to ensure you have a comfortable home office set up and necessary supplies. We love seeing each other in person! We occasionally gather for shared time together like retreats and learning experiences. Be ready to travel for occasional in-person meetings (and of course, we cover travel costs). Some roles may require more travel, which will be discussed during the hiring process. Important Note: As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined in Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply. Compensation RMI compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. Typically, new Managers join at the minimum to mid salary range of $88,000-$107,000. You would also have an additional 10% bonus target! Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package adjusted to regional norms, including (for U.S. employment): Medical, dental, vision insurance 403b retirement options (up to 5% match immediately) Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability Professional and personal development (including LinkedIn Learning access) Generous paid time off Parental leave Work from home and commuter allowance Diversity Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we: Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued. Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. About RMI RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

Web Developer

Full time role
Boulder, CO
Sep 20, 2022
Position Overview Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is seeking a Web Developer to join our Communications team. This hire will work with our Senior Creative Director, Web Manager, and in-house design team to help create websites, web applications, and interactive data visualizations to increase RMI’s scale and impact. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, detail-oriented problem solver proficient in CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. Additionally, while not a requirement, the ideal candidate’s portfolio includes interactive data visualizations with libraries such as D3.js and theme development for open-source CMS frameworks such as WordPress, Laravel, or Drupal. The ideal candidate has a strong desire to make a difference in accelerating renewable energy and respond to the urgent climate crisis. We highly encourage individuals of underrepresented groups to apply! K ey Responsibilities Develop prototypes and production-quality code to realize design mockups Write and maintain internal documentation for websites, applications, and data visualizations Test and debug websites, applications, and data visualizations Update and maintain existing websites and applications Provide feedback and input on UX, UI, and user stories to advocate for the user and developer experience Work with internal clients to discover and define requirements and user stories Provide estimates for and help triage development work Monitor, assess, and continually improve RMI's web properties Continually improve web-related workflows and processes Assist with overseeing design and development vendors Collect and review relevant web analytics to monitor for bugs and opportunities to improve user-experience and to provide stakeholders with valuable data and insights Work closely with the Web Manager to ensure that final products adhere to predetermined budgets, scope, and specs Continue to develop your skills; stay aware of emerging technologies/industry trends and, when appropriate, incorporate them into our work Support our design, social media, and email marketing teams as needed with technical support and troubleshooting related to web development Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree Proficient with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Proficient with at least one JavaScript framework or library (e.g., React, Vue, Angular, Svelte, etc.) Proficient with Git Proficient with command-line tools and workflows relevant to front-end web development At least 2+ years web development experience or completion of an intensive web development bootcamp and a portfolio that demonstrates proficiency and skill set Preferred Qualifications (encouraging all to apply, 1 or more of the below will make your application stand out) Experience working for a creative agency or nonprofit Experience creating interactive data visualizations with D3.js and/or similar charting libraries Experience with Python, especially creating data visualizations in Python Experience with PHP and theme development for one or more open-source CMS platforms such as WordPress, Laravel, or Drupal Experience with WordPress child theme or custom theme development is ideal but not required Experience solving UX and UI problems and advocating for the user Experience auditing for accessibility issues and writing accessible code Additional Qualifications Desire to continuously learn new skills Some experience working with design tools (Adobe Suite, Sketch, Figma), or experience working closely with a design team, and a strong design literacy Experience or interest in data visualization and creation of interactive tools. Ability to multitask with strict time constraints, budgets and business goals Strong communication skills An intense drive for results and impact Passion to change the way we use energy and tackle climate change Location We are a remote-ready company with team members around the globe. Our beautiful and welcoming offices are available for meetings or focused work, whether you are traveling through or living nearby. Our U.S. offices are in New York City; Washington DC; Oakland, California; Boulder, Colorado, and Basalt, Colorado. This role can be located from anywhere in the continental United States. We provide you with the essential IT equipment plus a one-time home technology payment and a monthly work from home/commuter allowance to ensure you have a comfortable home office set up and necessary supplies. We love seeing each other in person! We occasionally gather for shared time together like retreats and learning experiences. Be ready to travel for occasional in-person meetings (and of course, we cover travel costs). Some roles may require more travel, which will be discussed during the hiring process. Important Note As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined in Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply. Compensation RMI compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. Typically, new Web Developers join at the minimum to mid salary range of $86,000 - $96,000. You would also have an additional 5% bonus target! Benefits We offer a comprehensive benefits package adjusted to regional norms, including (for U.S. employment): Medical, dental, vision insurance 403b retirement options (up to 5% match immediately) Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability Professional and personal development (including LinkedIn Learning access) Generous paid time off Parental leave Work from home and commuter allowance Diversity Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we: Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued. Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. About RMI RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

Director - Climate Intelligence, Carbon Markets

Full time role
Boulder, CO
Sep 20, 2022
Do you love solving challenging problems, thinking analytically, and working in groups? Are you passionate about developing innovative solutions to the climate crisis? Are you interested in being a foundational member of a quickly growing team at RMI? RMI’s Climate Intelligence Program is seeking a Director to lead our Carbon Markets Initiative. This new initiative seeks to improve the transparency, efficiency, and quality of the voluntary carbon market, ultimately accelerating progress towards a 50 percent cut in global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050. Through both research and demonstration, the Carbon Markets Initiative is examining how various technologies (e.g., remote sensing, machine learning, distributed ledger technologies) can accelerate the supply of high-quality carbon credits. Over the coming year, our work will expand to cover other dimensions of the voluntary carbon market, including the use of offsets across various industries. Position Overview RMI Directors are creative team leaders responsible for shaping and delivering visionary yet practical solutions to the energy transition. The Director for Carbon Markets will be responsible for defining and delivering the initiative’s strategy, representing the initiative with external partners, building and maintaining relationships with donors, and overseeing and growing a team of six staff. This position will report to the Managing Director of the Climate Intelligence Program. Key Responsibilities Define and deliver a compelling strategy for improving the quality, transparency, and efficiency of the voluntary carbon market. Oversee a team of six managers, senior associates, and associates (with the opportunity to grow this team dependent on additional funding). Establish and maintain relationships with carbon markets leaders across the NGO, government, corporate, and financial sectors. Lead and contribute to research efforts and publications, including by managing the research and analytical activities of junior staff. Collaborate with RMI’s Development Team to develop funding strategies, secure additional funding, and ensure timely delivery to donors. Collaborate with RMI’s Influence Team to shape and deliver a marketing strategy for the Carbon Markets Initiative. Provide expertise on the carbon markets, both internally and externally. Identify and deliver on opportunities to collaborate with other RMI programs, including RMI’s Carbon Dioxide Removal Initiative, the Center for Climate-Aligned Finance, the Global South Program, Carbon Free-Electricity, Climate-Aligned Industries, and the Supply Chains Initiative. Develop and enhance RMI’s public reputation through regular publication, speaking, and external engagement on key topics in the carbon markets Support development of team members and of RMI at large, through active involvement in management activities such as coaching and serving as a career advisor to colleagues. Support Managing Directors in interactions with RMI board. Minimum Qualifications Master’s level degree in sustainability, economics, finance, business, engineering, or environmental science OR equivalent acquisition of on-the-job expertise 12+ years of relevant professional experience Experience guiding high performing teams in a project-based work environment Direct experience in carbon markets, the clean energy transition, environmental justice, and related topics Experience managing junior team members including providing coaching and mentorship, and managing performance reviews Broad contacts across relevant professional networks, including private sector, government, and NGOs Significant international (i.e., outside of US) work experience Ability to travel 1 – 2 times per quarter Excellent writing and verbal communication skills Experience working among diverse groups with varying perspectives and/or facilitating challenging conversations Preferred Qualifications Background working directly with senior-level stakeholders in the carbon markets and climate finance sectors Extensive networks in the voluntary carbon markets, including with project developers, standards and registries, brokers and exchanges, and buyers Experience managing grant-driven and donor-driven projects Experience with group facilitation and workshop design Location We are a remote-ready company with team members around the globe. Our beautiful and welcoming offices are available for meetings or focused work, whether you are traveling through or living nearby. Our U.S. offices are in New York City; Washington DC; Oakland, California; Boulder, Colorado, and Basalt, Colorado. This role can be located from anywhere in the continental United States. Important Note : As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply. Compensation The incoming target salary range for this role is $139,823 – 169,482. Salary to be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. This role has an additional 20% annual bonus target! Benefits We offer a comprehensive benefits package including: ·       Medical, dental, vision insurance ·       403b retirement options (5% match immediately) ·       Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability ·       Professional and personal development (including LinkedIn Learning access) ·       Generous paid time off ·       Parental leave ·       Commuter and wellness benefits ·       Casual work environment Diversity Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas, and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational institution or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we: ·       Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. ·       Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued. ·       Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities. RMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. About RMI RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

Program Operations Lead - Climate Aligned Finance

Full time role
Boulder, CO
Sep 17, 2022
Are you a program management professional who takes initiative, is flexible, and enjoys working in a results-driven, team environment? Are you able to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administration, and organizational skills? Do you have experience streamlining systems and processes for programs and people? If yes, then join our team! Individuals of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply! Program Overview In this role, you will become a team member within RMI’s Climate Finance team. The Climate Finance program at RMI works directly with financial institutions, final supervisors, and governments to accelerate system-level changes to finance the transition to a low carbon economy. The program hosts field leading initiatives including the Center for Climate Aligned Finance and PACTA. This position reports to the Managing Director of the CAF Program and the Senior Manager of Program Operations in Program Services, and will work closely with other senior staff in the execution of CAF Program workstreams. The Program Operations Lead will help create a high-performance working environment and maximize our programmatic impact, where both the POL and colleagues can realize professional growth and success. Position Overview Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is seeking a Program Operations Lead (POL) with exceptional organizational and communication skills to facilitate successful execution of all operations within the CAF Program, enabling maximum impact and return on investment. The Program Operations Lead plays a key role in ensuring that the knowledge developed by the program is effectively managed and communicated to relevant parties. The POL drives efficiency across operations and supports successful execution by monitoring and reporting on progress, resource usage and performance to objectives. This individual also ensures program budgets and progress are reported to staff and funders, and that the program coordinates and collaborates with key stakeholders to drive change. Your Key Responsibilities Budget management and financial reporting: ·       Support CAF annual budget creation and maintain program budget by reforecasting on a quarterly basis within Adaptive. ·       Perform ad-hoc reforecasting as requested by the program Managing Director and Principals. ·       Maintain a consistent, in-depth understanding of program finances and develop monthly financial summaries for leadership. ·       Act as a liaison between Development and the program team to accurately track funding opportunities and ensure any needed CAF Program information is accurately represented in proposals. ·       Facilitate and manage the monitoring and reporting against all requirements in the group’s grant agreements. ·       Manage budget tracking and reporting in partnership with compliance manager, development officer, and program leadership. ·       Maintain a high-level view of the funding Pipeline and give feedback to leadership on future funding gaps. ·       Coordination with Accounting around invoicing for multiple revenue streams. People: ·       Support program team with full-cycle recruitment, including working with leadership to update and deliver on hiring targets and staff utilization. ·       Provide onboarding support for new hires. ·       Ensure that team members are participating in relevant trainings and utilizing their learning and development budgets. ·       Serve as point person for the program team on travel safety procedures and guidelines. ·       Liaise with Program Assistants to ensure Program is running smoothly. Procurement and contracting: ·       Plan, organize, and execute internal program-related events. ·       Manage invoices, contracts, relationships with current and future program contractors. ·       Submit vendor bills correctly and in a timely manner. ·       Facilitate and manage procurement processes for the program with the support from RMI’s compliance manager. Project management: ·       Ensure all team members are properly planned in project management software. ·       Maintain project structures (including budget and project-specific data) and create new projects when needed in project management software. ·       Review and approve timesheets and expense reports for the program. ·       Track RMI-standard KPIs and compile results, generating actionable plans for improvement for leadership review. ·       Maintain the program’s SharePoint homepages and file structure. Internal (intra-institute) coordination: ·       Serve as liaison between CAF and RMI’s operations departments, with a focus on efficiency and effectiveness. ·       Support operations in implementation of process improvements and RMI standards for program success. ·       Support Metrics & Evaluation, corporate engagement, and equity leads in developing templates, processes, and SharePoint structures. ·       Work with leaders to ensure consistent processes and tools are utilized across the program ·       Facilitate internal coordination with other programs and operations on shared resources, providing frequent updates to leadership ·       Drive intra-institute coordination efforts in partnership with the Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation Manager and the Program MD, proactively making recommendations on best practices and procedures Other/ miscellaneous: Additional responsibilities, as required Qualifications ·       A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible administrative, finance, operations, project management or related experience ·       Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, or an equivalent combination of education and experience ·       Proven organization skills and flexibility when it comes to balancing priorities ·       Strong team and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently ·       Proficient budgeting, finance, and project management skills ·       Ability to effectively multitask ·       Strong verbal and written communications skills ·       Experience working with complex budgets and funders ·       Ability to manage stakeholder relationships ·       Demonstrable problem-solving skills ·       Good judgment and strong decision-making ability ·       Attention to detail and exceptional accuracy ·       Grant and proposal writing and management Location We are a remote-ready company with team members around the globe. Our beautiful and welcoming offices are available for meetings or focused work, whether you are traveling through or living nearby. Our U.S. offices are in New York City; Washington DC; Oakland, California; Boulder, Colorado, and Basalt, Colorado. We provide you with the essential IT equipment plus a one-time home technology payment and a monthly work from home/commuter allowance to ensure you have a comfortable home office set up and necessary supplies. We love seeing each other in person! We occasionally gather for shared time together like retreats and learning experiences. Be ready to travel for occasional in-person meetings (and of course, we cover travel costs). Some roles may require more travel, which will be discussed during the hiring process. Important Note: As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined in Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply. Compensation RMI compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. Typically, new Program Operations Leads based in the U.S. join at the minimum to mid-salary range of $67,000 - $82,000. You would also have an additional 5% bonus target! Benefits ·       We offer a comprehensive benefits package including: ·       Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance ·       403b Retirement Options (5% match immediately) ·       Generous PTO ·       Learning & Development opportunities ·       Parental leave ·       Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long-Term Disability ·       Commuter and Wellness Benefits Diversity Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future for all. We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we: Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued. Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. About RMI RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing. #LI-Remote

Senior Editor

Full time role
Boulder, CO
Sep 16, 2022
RMI, formerly Rocky Mountain Institute, is seeking a senior editor with a journalistic background and a strong portfolio of editing and writing in the areas of energy, clean energy, and climate. Experience at top-tier general and/or trade media is a highly valued; past work at an NGO editing, writing, and creating thought leadership is likewise a plus. The role combines craft — a writer’s curiosity, an aspiration to innovate, and a yin for creativity — with commitment to rigorous editorial quality and knack for how to package a story. A successful hire should have eight or more years of experience in journalistic or equivalent writing on the technical aspects of energy and climate. We highly encourage individuals of underrepresented groups to apply! Responsibilities and expectations They will be part of RMI’s Communications and Marketing team and report to the Managing Editor The senior editor works across RMI’s program teams — operations, design, marketing, development, web, and social — along with external partners and freelancers to support the writing, production, and editing of content spanning RMI’s global portfolio. Most of the work will be editing, but they will also report and write compelling and original content for RMI’s site, publications, and annual report, including explanatory articles and profiles, as well as richly reported magazine-style features. Manage production of regular newsletters, working with the marketing team to refine its design and content to continuously improve engagement metrics. Able to mentor/coach marketing and communications colleagues and project teams in the areas of story conception, framing, writing, and editing. Sector knowledge of buildings, electricity, US climate policy, climate finance, industry, climate Intelligence, and/or climate tech startups is prioritized. Also valuable: familiarity with climate issues across China, India, the Global South, cities, and/or mobility. Confident and comfortable working with senior leaders, subject matter experts, and technical experts, collaborating them to clearer, more relatable storytelling. Exhibit high level of curiosity and deep dedication to RMI’s mission. Skills and experience Proficiency with audience-based communications, shaping stories and content to various B2B, B2C, and expert audiences with varying levels of depth and voice. Experience in multimedia storytelling a plus, including audio, video, social, photography, dynamic web media, etc. Numeracy and capability to conceive, draft, edit charts, graphs, explanatory diagrams and relayed data visualizations. Proficiency with WordPress or other web CMS. Location We are a remote-ready company with team members around the globe. Our beautiful and welcoming offices are available for meetings or focused work, whether you are traveling through or living nearby. Our U.S. offices are in New York City; Washington DC; Oakland, California; Boulder, Colorado, and Basalt, Colorado. This role can be located from anywhere in the continental United States. We provide you with the essential IT equipment plus a one-time home technology payment and a monthly work from home/commuter allowance to ensure you have a comfortable home office set up and necessary supplies. We love seeing each other in person! We occasionally gather for shared time together like retreats and learning experiences. Be ready to travel for occasional in-person meetings (and of course, we cover travel costs). Some roles may require more travel, which will be discussed during the hiring process. Important Note As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined in Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply. Compensation RMI compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. Typically, new Senior Editors join at the minimum to mid salary range of $72,000 - $90,000. You would also have an additional 5% bonus target! Benefits We offer a comprehensive benefits package adjusted to regional norms, including (for U.S. employment): Medical, dental, vision insurance 403b retirement options (up to 5% match immediately) Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability Professional and personal development (including LinkedIn Learning access) Generous paid time off Parental leave Work from home and commuter allowance Diversity Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we: Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued. Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. About RMI RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

Manager – Carbon-Free Buildings, Finance

Full time role
Boulder, CO
Sep 14, 2022
Are you an experienced people leader with intense curiosity and drive? Are you willing to explore and test new ideas? Do you have an exceptional ability to structure and oversee analytic and strategic problem solving? Can you create impact through influence? If yes, then join our growing team! Individuals of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply! Program & Project Overview : RMI is seeking exceptional candidates to fill a Manager position within RMI’s Carbon-Free Buildings Program. Our Buildings Program seeks to eliminate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from U.S. residential and commercial buildings by 2045 through a range of tactical market engagements, policy advocacy, thought leadership, and demonstration projects focused on maximizing the adoption of efficiency, electrification, grid interactivity, and low embodied carbon materials. Specifically, this individual will work directly on the following project teams: Finance work within the Carbon Free Buildings Team: Ensuring equitable financing solutions are available to enact energy solutions at scale across the buildings sector is a key step to garnering greater adoption of low-carbon tools and technologies. As new financing tools arise, including by way of grants, incentives, and tax credits from the recent passing of the Inflation Reduction Act, our team works with city, state, local governments, and community stakeholders to explore how that capital can be best be leveraged, especially prioritizing traditionally underserved and marginalized communities. Finance the Future : RMI’s Finance the Future (FTF) initiative aims to increase the availability of capital for home energy and resilience improvements in addition to promoting transparency of home energy performance in the home purchase process. By promoting innovative financing mechanisms, FTF works with key mortgage market and housing actors to explore opportunities to incorporating home energy use into underwriting practices, especially at the point of sale, improve access to higher-quality building stock, and generate substantial savings for all homeowners of varying income levels. Benchmarking & Labeling: Benchmarking current market analytics and performance is key to identifying which properties could benefit most from efficiency and resilience upgrades, and our analytics team is key to leading technical and engineering aspects of efficiency programs and policies. Specifically, our analytics team works to develop energy use and demand savings estimates, energy modeling scenarios, code and standard evaluations, and verification of emerging technologies. Position Overview and Responsibilities: Our Managers are creative project leaders who mentor and manage team members to craft visionary-yet-practical solutions for the energy transition. As a Manager at RMI, you will be a primary project manager, and work closely with and under the direction of RMI’s Principals and Managing Directors to design and execute projects. Specific responsibilities will evolve over time as needed to support the institute's goals and will likely include managing junior staff in research and analysis projects and facilitating collaborative multi-stakeholder convenings. Primary job functions: Oversee finance-related projects and initiatives within the Carbon-Free Buildings Program with the majority of their time. Support collaborative work that the Carbon-Free Buildings team is conducting Shape project strategies from inception to conclusion. Act as the lead relationship manager with project partners and stakeholders. Coach and motivate project team members and resolve any issues throughout with RMI’s Climate Aligned Finance team with any remaining time. Oversee teams that number between 2 to 15+ contributors (internal and external). Regularly contribute and lead external interviews, videos, and publications to share project insights. Work hand-in-hand with our development team to develop funding strategies. Lead and contribute to research efforts and publications. Represent RMI as an industry expert at key conferences and other public speaking events. Required Qualifications: Master’s level degree, equivalent, or higher, in sustainability, environment, finance, economics, engineering, or energy-related discipline At least 5+ years of direct relevant experience of professional experience in fields related to the built environment and/or building finance Experience with real estate finance, including equity investment, mortgage lending, secondary markets, and/or project financing Experience leading teams, mentoring junior staff, and managing complex project portfolios Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills Experience designing and managing complex analytical models A passion for working collaboratively to advance market-based solutions to climate change A strong drive to advance equitable building decarbonization, especially across historically marginalized and underserved communities. Excellent time management, organization, entrepreneurship, and drive Preferred Qualifications: Experience with building science, building energy systems, design, engineering, or similar technical field. Background working directly with senior-level stakeholders from industry, finance, or other areas, especially relating to energy/carbon goals. Experience with donor development or managing grant- and donor design, engineering, or similar technical field   from industry, finance, or other areas, especially relating to energy/carbon goals  driven projects. Experience with group facilitation and workshop design. Location: We are a remote-ready company with team members around the globe. Our beautiful and welcoming offices are available for meetings or focused work, whether you are traveling through or living nearby. Our U.S. offices are in New York City; Washington DC; Oakland, California; Boulder, Colorado, and Basalt, Colorado. This role can be located from anywhere in the continental United States. We provide you with the essential IT equipment plus a one-time home technology payment and a monthly work from home/commuter allowance to ensure you have a comfortable home office set up and necessary supplies. We love seeing each other in person! We occasionally gather for shared time together like retreats and learning experiences. Be ready to travel for occasional in-person meetings (and of course, we cover travel costs). Some roles may require more travel, which will be discussed during the hiring process. Important Note: As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply. Compensation: RMI compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. Typically, new Managers join at the minimum to mid salary range of $103,000 - $121,000. You would also have an additional 10% bonus target! Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package adjusted to regional norms, including (for U.S. employment): Medical, dental, vision insurance 403b retirement options (up to 5% match immediately) Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability Professional and personal development (including LinkedIn Learning access) Generous paid time off Parental leave Work from home and commuter allowance RMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer Diversity Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we: Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued. Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities. RMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. About RMI RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

Senior Associate: Carbon-Free Buildings—Appliance Policy Specialist

Full time role
Boulder, CO
Sep 7, 2022
Do you love solving challenging problems? Do you enjoy crafting compelling analysis-based communications and developing and executing campaigns to mobilize organizations to act? Are you passionate about the clean energy transition and climate action? If yes, then join our growing team! Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is seeking an Appliance Policy Specialist (mid-level research and coalition-building position) to focus on appliance policy within the Carbon-Free Buildings team. RMI’s Carbon-Free Buildings program seeks to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. buildings by 2050 through market and policy solutions that support a just, equitable transition for all.  RMIers bring a variety of skillsets, and we welcome candidates with diverse educational and work backgrounds. We highly encourage individuals of underrepresented groups to apply! Position Overview: RMI is seeking an Appliance Policy Specialist to play a leading role in developing and executing action campaigns to address climate and air pollution from fossil-fuel appliances in buildings. In this role, you will work with initiative leadership to identify venues in which to focus policy campaigns; develop campaign plans that effectively deploy appliance policy technical assistance, communications, collaborative convenings, and other tactics to mobilize climate action among policymakers; expand expertise in equitable appliance policy implementation; translate analytical research into actionable technical assistance; and motivate and engage other stakeholders to advance climate progress. As a Policy Specialist, you are an independent, creative problem solver that takes initiative to apply your analytical abilities and policy expertise to translate research into action campaigns and technical assistance. You will collaborate with team members to craft visionary yet practical policy solutions for a wide range of U.S. state and federal leaders. We value self-motivation, curiosity, creativity, the ability to drive oneself and others toward meaningful results, a passion for the clean energy transition, and experience in policy work. Key Responsibilities: With senior guidance, develop and execute appliance regulation campaign strategies to accelerate U.S. climate progress by securing standards from federal, state, and regional agencies. Determine change models, intervention points and tactics, timelines, resource plans, communications plans, and stakeholder engagement. Work with diverse partners to structure, organize, and execute identified strategies. Resolve any issues throughout the project life cycle. Lead and support stakeholder engagement across a diverse set of public sector, private sector, civil society, and non-profit stakeholders. This could include convening and facilitating collaborative workshops that bring RMI’s facilitation approach to develop new solutions and strategies, providing hands-on support to a cohort of entities through multiple phases of solution execution, and implementing multiple communications tactics to engage a broad set of entities. Build stakeholder and public awareness of the air quality impacts of fossil fuel use in buildings. This could include preparing external-facing materials, delivering presentations, and authoring publications. Develop analysis-driven, actionable technical assistance products such as guidance, checklists, tools, case studies, webinars, and model language to support accelerated climate action. Translate technical analysis into clear and compelling messaging for non-technical audiences. Synthesize policy recommendations into written reports, blogs, and public comments for a range of audiences. Contribute to media interviews and publications to share project insights and publicly represent RMI. Support and coordinate with team members to identify and prioritize new project opportunities, deliver on existing projects related to appliance policy, and transfer knowledge to increase team effectiveness. Support senior staff and the development team with managing funder relationships and additional fundraising to raise resources. Minimum Qualifications: 5+ years of professional work experience—or a graduate degree and 3+ years of professional work experience—in an applicable field including but not limited to policy, law, economics, business (marketing, finance, international), engineering (mechanical, electrical, civil, energy), architecture, physical and social sciences Proven experience developing and executing campaigns to mobilize action A track record or other demonstration of integrating a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in work, team culture, and outcomes Familiarity with appliance manufacturing, design, emissions, or efficiency standards Understanding of the health and air quality impacts of gas combustion Familiarity with energy, climate, buildings, air quality, and/or the electricity industry Willingness to plunge into unfamiliar disciplines Experience structuring, organizing, and executing project work Experience supporting external stakeholder engagement Excellent written and verbal communication skills Highly collaborative, strong team player Passionate to make a difference, and to deliver impact towards a clean, prosperous, and Experience participating in agency rulemaking processes at the state, federal, or secure, low-carbon energy future for all regional level Ability to synthesize technical analysis into compelling recommendations for policymakers Preferred Qualifications: Experience with the U.S. climate movement, preferably with experience operating in Ability to travel 10-20% (once public health conditions allow) multiple geographies and at multiple scales (e.g., regional, state, local) Experience managing high performing junior team members in a project-based work environment Location We are a remote-ready company with team members around the globe. Our beautiful and welcoming offices are available for meetings or focused work, whether you are traveling through or living nearby. Our U.S. offices are in New York City; Washington DC; Oakland, California; Boulder, Colorado, and Basalt, Colorado. We provide you with the essential IT equipment plus a one-time home technology payment and a monthly work from home/commuter allowance to ensure you have a comfortable home office set up and necessary supplies. We love seeing each other in person! We occasionally gather for shared time together like retreats and learning experiences. Be ready to travel for occasional in-person meetings (and of course, we cover travel costs). Some roles may require more travel, which will be discussed during the hiring process. Important Note: As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors . This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply. Compensation: RMI compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. Typically, new Senior Associate level hires based in the U.S. join at the minimum to mid salary range of $79,000-$93,000. You would also have an additional 5% bonus target! Benefits We offer a comprehensive benefits package including: Medical, dental, vision insurance 403b retirement options (5% match immediately) Generous paid time off Learning & Development opportunities Parental leave Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability Commuter and wellness benefits Diversity Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we: Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued. Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. About RMI RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

Senior Associate - Hydrogen - Climate Aligned Industries

Full time role
Boulder, CO
Sep 7, 2022
Do you love to solve challenging problems, thinking in numbers, and a passion for making the world better? Do you also have the self-motivation, curiosity, creativity, and ability to strive towards meaningful results for industrial decarbonization? If yes, then join our growing team! Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is seeking Senior Associate roles to support the Climate Aligned Industries program, specifically in the Hydrogen Initiative. We highly encourage individuals of underrepresented groups to apply! Program Overview: The Climate Aligned Industries (CAI) Program at RMI is focused on decarbonizing the harder to abate sectors, implementing market mechanisms and supporting policy implementation to limit global warming to 1.5 °C and achieve cost parity for decarbonization solutions. It currently brings together heavy industry sectors (aviation, cement, chemicals, steel and shipping) with our cross-cutting green hydrogen projects (The Green Hydrogen Catapult and Industrial Hubs). The Hydrogen initiative’s mission is to shape green H2 (and its derivatives) markets and flagship projects by providing thought leadership, convening market leaders, and collaborating with key stakeholders and policy makers. Acting now is critical to meet our global climate targets. Scaling Giga-Watts requires a whole system approach that requires multi-stakeholder inclusion, catalyzing demand, building infrastructure, and the Green Hydrogen Catapult is helping to lead the way. Position Overview: As a Senior Associate, you are a creative problem solver who uses your analytical abilities to conduct compelling research and assessment to support green hydrogen for industrial sector climate action. We look for aptitude at solving challenging problems, thinking in numbers, and working in groups. We expect self-motivation, curiosity, creativity, the ability to drive oneself and others toward meaningful results, and a passion for making the world better. RMI Senior Associates are independent contributors and work closely with colleagues on projects under the direction of more senior staff. They have begun to develop expertise in the content area of their program within RMI and can provide support internal to RMI on that topic. In the day-to-day, this will take the form of analytical research into industrial application of green hydrogen (target sectors in Steel, Shipping and Fertilizer), putting this into context of net-zero transition trajectories for the sectors, understanding the economic and emissions incentives in relation scaling green hydrogen, as well as supporting the team prepare for in conversation/ facilitation with stakeholders. You will also collaborate with other programs within RMI (Carbon Free Electricity and Regional Teams (US, China, India, Global South) given the cross-cutting application of hydrogen. We are looking for multiple candidates to fill for the following thematic areas in the Hydrogen initiative: Clean Hydrogen Hub Development Sector Focus; Steel, Fertilizer, Shipping We invite candidates with a variety of skillsets, educational and work backgrounds! Your key responsibilities as a Senior Associate include: Provide quantitative analysis and modelling for project evaluation. Locate and manage high quality data that sheds new light on problems and solutions. Come up with creative problem-solving approaches to drive project insight Synthesize recommendations into clear and compelling presentations and written reports. Present quantitative information in a clear, visual format. Engage with external experts via interviews, conferences, and respond to outreach requests. Structure and guide the work of more junior team members. Design and create approaches and quantitative models (e.g., technoeconomic) to effectively address key questions and challenges posed by our research goals and clients. Contribute publicly at conferences, share expertise in response to media requests, discuss our work with clients and donors, and direct RMI research collaborations. Minimum Qualifications: An undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field such as engineering, environmental or physical sciences and at least 4 years cumulative work experience in a related field (or equivalent timeframe inclusive of a post graduate degree) in a related field Ability to design, create, and run Excel-based models. Understanding of basic financial analysis and metrics (e.g., NPV, cash flows). Understanding of fundamentals of thermodynamics and general chemicals processes. Familiarity with energy systems, hydrogen production pathways, basics of climate science and decarbonization challenges for heavy industry. Preferred knowledge, skills, experience, and competencies: Prior experience with industrial efficiency and processes of one or more sectors including steel (or other metals/mining), ammonia, refining and petrochemicals or primary energy. Experience working among diverse groups with varying perspectives and/or facilitating challenging conversations. Project finance modeling. Location We are a remote-ready company with team members around the globe. Our beautiful and welcoming offices are available for meetings or focused work, whether you are traveling through or living nearby. Our U.S. offices are in New York City; Washington DC; Oakland, California; Boulder, Colorado, and Basalt, Colorado. This role can be located from anywhere in the continental United States. We provide you with the essential IT equipment plus a one-time home technology payment and a monthly work from home/commuter allowance to ensure you have a comfortable home office set up and necessary supplies. We love seeing each other in person! We occasionally gather for shared time together like retreats and learning experiences. Be ready to travel for occasional in-person meetings (and of course, we cover travel costs). Some roles may require more travel, which will be discussed during the hiring process. Important Note: As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply. Compensation: RMI compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. Typically, new Senior Associates join at the minimum to mid salary range of $79,000-$93,000. You would also have an additional 5% bonus target! Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package, adjusted to regional norms, including (for US employment): Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance 403b Retirement Options (up to 5% match immediately) Generous PTO Professional and personal development (including LinkedIn Learning access) Parental leave Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long-Term Disability Work from home and commuter allowance Diversity Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future.     We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we: Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued. Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. About RMI RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

ERP Systems Administrator

Full time role
Boulder, CO
Aug 17, 2022
RMI is seeking a ERP Systems Administrator to maintain, improve, and support our Workday HRIS and ERP solution. This role will report to the IT Director and be a member of the IT team. This role will work closely with members of the People Team, Program Services, and Accounting staff to provide support and enhancements to our Workday instance. As our first point of contact for Workday you will respond quickly to issues that arise, while also planning for enhancements and improvements. We highly encourage individuals of underrepresented groups to apply! General Responsibilities This position will have a key role in the Workday Implementation and will be a core implementation team member Contribute to implementation project governance and risk management Support the data conversion and migration processes Contribute to the development of a strategy for managing and supporting the Workday tenant, and own this strategy going forward Contribute to the development of a reporting strategy Support implementation of security roles and permissions, including provisioning Support integration development and testing Support implementation change management work. Oversee post-deployment operation of Workday Provide Workday training and communications, lead training for end users, develop training curriculum Provide onboarding training for new hires on Workday Maintain constant focus on optimizing, improving and streamlining Workday Manage any new implementations or functionality additions, working closely with Program Services, IT resources and stakeholders from People team, Accounting or the programs Support SMEs in the development of their reports. Assist with the testing and set-up of core Finance, Payroll and HCM systems for any mergers and acquisitions Work with IT to troubleshoot, improve and optimize integrations between Workday and other enterprise systems Recommend optimizations based on user feedback and system performance Support SME’s with administration, configuration, maintenance and support of all  Workday systems, including Accounting and Financials, Human Capital Management and Recruiting, Projects, Time, Procurement, and Analytics Works with subject matter experts and process owners within the company to develop efficient technology solutions, prioritizes requests; provides technical guidance and training Work with Information Technology and Legal to ensure compliance in all areas and policies Integrations Support the out of the box Workday integrations. Resolve integration errors Update integrations per vendor specifications Support Perform analysis into root cause of problems and resolve as appropriate Be the primary point of contact for Workday’s account management team Document issue resolutions, publish resolutions internally and share with our helpdesk Serves as liaison between business units and Workday technical consultants as needed Business Processes Review business procedures/workflows to ensure system features are being fully utilized and identify Workday features that may improve efficiency Work with the business analyst to understand and refine business processes, in order to provide feedback on ways to modify business processes to configure them with minimal customization Work with stakeholders to change business processes to fit into Workday’s functionality Security Provide guidance around how security roles should be configured during implementation Serve as Workday security administrator Perform audits on system roles and access logs to ensure accuracy on a quarterly or periodic basis Document proper internal security controls Create security models based on the key functional responsibilities of the end-user Release management Coordinate all release management activities. Create and establish release management processes, including risk mitigation, communication, and rollout strategies Review Workday's weekly release and determine potential impacts Identify additional functionality from the release that should be implemented and would work with stakeholders on rollout plans Manage updates to documentation resulting from changes in functionality Continually monitor Workday community for updates and changes Manage the regression testing process, ensure all business areas are covered; partner with IT to ensure integrations have been tested as needed Accounting Provide technical support the Workday Accounting owners/SMEs. Troubleshoot integrations Support reporting People Team Provide guidance and support for People Team reporting Provide necessary technical support to employees Minimum qualifications Undergraduate degree with preferred concentration in Technology Services, Computer Science, or related discipline, or relative equivalent work experience Minimum 5 years experience with Workday (or similar ERP) HCM, and Financials Minimum 3 years in a system administration role Minimum 3 years in a team lead or management role Experience with post-deployment of ERP as a new HRIS and Financial System Experience developing and managing key process documentation, including procedures, user-guides and training material Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously Experience with ERP Security Administration Experience implementing requirements, and testing the resulting business processes Working knowledge of software development life cycle activities (i.e., requirements, analysis, design, construction, testing, and deployment) is preferred Works well in a collaborative team environment Detail-oriented with solid analytical skills to identify problem areas and opportunities for remediation Excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities Demonstrated experience in Workday or similar system and post-production environment as a primary technical resource Ability to work with people across the organization at all levels and with varying technical skill/knowledge Ability to work independently on projects and under pressure Preferred qualifications: Minimum 3 years of practical Workday Administration experience outlined above, including the support and development of integrations using Workday Studio, Enterprise Interface Builder, and Core Connector Workday or ERP training or certification is a plus 2 years’ Workday Security admin experience 2 years’ Workday Financials admin experience 2 years’ Workday Financials Reporting admin experience Experience in a global organization Custom API development experience Location: We are a remote-ready company with team members around the globe. Our beautiful and welcoming offices are available for meetings or focused work, whether you are traveling through or living nearby. Our U.S. offices are in New York City; Washington DC; Oakland, California; Boulder, Colorado, and Basalt, Colorado. This role can be located from anywhere in the continental United States. We provide you with the essential IT equipment plus a one-time home technology payment and a monthly work from home/commuter allowance to ensure you have a comfortable home office set up and necessary supplies. We love seeing each other in person! We occasionally gather for shared time together like retreats and learning experiences. Be ready to travel for occasional in-person meetings (and of course, we cover travel costs). Some roles may require more travel, which will be discussed during the hiring process. Important Note: As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined in Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply. Compensation: RMI compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. Typically, new IT Leads join at the minimum to mid salary range of $105,000- $129,000. You would also have an additional 10% bonus target! Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package adjusted to regional norms, including (for U.S. employment): Medical, dental, vision insurance 403b retirement options (up to 5% match immediately) Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability Professional and personal development (including LinkedIn Learning access) Generous paid time off Parental leave Work from home and commuter allowance Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we: Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued. Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. About RMI RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing. #LI-Remote

IT Support Technician- Temporary

Full time role
Boulder, CO
Aug 12, 2022
RMI is seeking an IT Support Technician with exceptional analytical, troubleshooting and communication skills to support a rapidly growing, increasingly international organization. The ideal candidate will provide excellent customer service and have good technical aptitude. This role will report to the IT Systems and Helpdesk manager, and will work closely with other members of the IT team including the business systems team, and the network and infrastructure team. Please note that this is a temporary role lasting 3 months We highly encourage individuals of underrepresented groups to apply! Key responsibilities: First point of contact for our managed services team to monitor and respond quickly and effectively to requests received through the IT helpdesk. Position is onsite in our Boulder office, travel to other offices may be required. Provide technical assistance and support for incoming concerns and issues related to systems, software, and hardware. Respond to customer queries in person, by phone, and email. Build and ship Mac and PC laptops for New Hires and break fixes. (Includes managing our stock of loaner laptops) Document internal procedures Maintain internal dashboards and other tracking tools Maintain daily performance of computer systems Work through the problem-solving process with customers, empowering them to do the same in the future. Run diagnostics to resolve problems. Collect feedback to determine patterns and issues for root cause analysis so that they can be resolved, or FAQs can be provided to customer to ease in troubleshooting Maintain peripherals for hotel desks in the Boulder office Responsibility for maintaining onsite technology including phones, printers, AV. AV and Zoom event support - managing breakout rooms, support AV for onsite events Support administration for CRM/Database tools including but not limited to Workday, Salesforce, and Pardot. Minimum qualifications: Two years of experience providing technical support Office 365, Azure Active Directory, Exchange Online, Azure, and other related technologies. Two years of AV support and troubleshooting Knowledge base maintenance and document management experience Familiarity with networking and network devices. Helpful, positive attitude, desire to proactively support RMI’s mission. Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field, or equivalent work experience. Successful candidate will be a self-motivated, independent learner, who can successfully utilize all available tools to find solutions to problems where the answer is not readily apparent. Experience configuring and supporting Mac OS and Windows environments. Preferred qualifications: Experience with computer deploy and automated computer configuration technologies including AutoPilot and Intune. Familiarity with endpoint backup solutions. Experience in a global organization a plus Technical documentation skills Project coordination skills Ability to effectively multitask and prioritize work Attention to detail and exceptional accuracy Location: This role will be based at the RMI office in Boulder, CO Important Note : As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined in Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply. Compensation: RMI compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. Typically, new temporary associates join at the minimum to mid hourly pay rate of $22.60-$26.00. Diversity: Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we: Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued. Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. About RMI RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

SharePoint Administrator

Full time role
Boulder, CO
Aug 11, 2022
RMI is seeking a technical administrator to maintain, improve, and lead two of RMI’s core communication and institutional knowledge platforms: Microsoft SharePoint and Teams. This role will report to the IT Director and own all aspects of responding to SharePoint requests throughout RMI, while also working closely with the People Team (Internal Communications) and Program Services (Knowledge Management) to ensure that the functionality and features of the platform meet evolving business needs. As the subject matter expert for SharePoint and Microsoft Teams, you will respond quickly to issues that arise; as the lead technical architect, you will plan enhancements and integrations with other platforms to meet core business requirements. Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply! Position Overview SharePoint is RMI’s centralized intranet and shared document repository for the organization’s global operations. Microsoft Teams is RMI’s integrated priority messaging service. As a knowledge-based organization, and it is critical for these two systems to support and promote robust internal communications and knowledge management to improve the impact of RMI’s programs, and for the platforms to evolve alongside the organization. As part of the IT team supporting these functions, RMI is seeking to add a trained SharePoint Administrator who can also address needs in Microsoft Teams. You will report to the Director of IT, while collaborating directly with the Director of Knowledge Management and with programmatic staff from across the organization on a variety of initiatives. This is a new position which represents expanded core competency at RMI. Responsibilities: Oversee, maintain, troubleshoot, and support RMI’s SharePoint and Teams environments. Maintain SharePoint and Teams environments through patches, updates, upgrades. Work with end users to design, develop, and deploy new build and changes. Create templates and other enhancements to make site creation streamlined and more consistent. Provide Tier 3 support and troubleshooting of issues related to SharePoint and Teams that have been escalated from the helpdesk Provide SharePoint and Teams support and end-user training; build training library and learning pathways. Add users, controls access to document libraries, and set permissions. Integrate SharePoint and Teams with other Office365 products and RMI systems (where possible). Create and manage SharePoint and Power Automate workflows and processes. Identify new uses for SharePoint to meet company needs, including but not limited to: Create an archival process/automated archive solution that improves the user experience, makes it easier to find information/documents on live projects, and reduces the storage needs of the instance. Design a solution to track dead links and work with content providers to resolve issues Customize SharePoint through programming; manage limited customizations Manage support services from third-party vendors (scope work, engage contractors, execute deliverables against project timelines and budgets) Work with other IT team members to make enhancements to SharePoint that support IT strategic priorities, including securing our data and supporting a global team. Keep up to date with SharePoint and Teams developments. Monitor SharePoint usage and activity; make adjustments that ensure optimized user-experiences. Minimum Qualifications: Undergraduate degree with preferred concentration in computer science, information systems, business administration, Technology Services, or related discipline, or relative equivalent work experience Minimum 5 years of experience with SharePoint Minimum 3 years in a system administration role Experience developing and managing key process documentation, including procedures, user-guides and training material Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously Experience implementing requirements, and testing the resulting business processes Working knowledge of software development life cycle activities (i.e., requirements, analysis, design, construction, testing, and deployment) is preferred Detail-oriented with solid analytical skills to identify problem areas and opportunities for remediation Excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills Demonstrated experience in  post-production SharePoint online environment as a primary technical resource Hands on experience with SharePoint site administration including design, configuration, and permissions. Works well in a collaborative team environment Ability to work with people across the organization at all levels and with varying technical skill/knowledge Ability to work independently on projects and under pressure Comprehensive knowledge of and experience using Power Apps, Power Automate/Workflows Comprehensive knowledge of Office 365 and Active directory groups and how they govern Team and Sharepoint permissions. Basic knowledge of Windows Server, SQL Server, PowerShell, Azure Services, Active Directory, and Office 365. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with SharePoint Security Administration Experience with Power BI Experience with Google Analytics and Microsoft Clarity Experience with Powershell or other scripting languages Location: We are a remote-ready company with team members around the globe. Our beautiful and welcoming offices are available for meetings or focused work, whether you are traveling through or living nearby. Our U.S. offices are in New York City; Washington DC; Oakland, California; Boulder, Colorado, and Basalt, Colorado. This role can be located from anywhere in the continental United States. We provide you with the essential IT equipment plus a one-time home technology payment and a monthly work from home/commuter allowance to ensure you have a comfortable home office set up and necessary supplies. We love seeing each other in person! We occasionally gather for shared time together like retreats and learning experiences. Be ready to travel for occasional in-person meetings (and of course, we cover travel costs). Some roles may require more travel, which will be discussed during the hiring process. Important Note : As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined in Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply. Compensation: RMI compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. This role is expected to join at the minimum to mid salary range of $91,000-$106,000. You would also have an additional 10% bonus target! Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package adjusted to regional norms, including (for U.S. employment): Medical, dental, vision insurance 403b retirement options (up to 5% match immediately) Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability Professional and personal development (including LinkedIn Learning access) Generous paid time off Parental leave Work from home and commuter allowance Diversity: Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we: Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued. Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. About RMI RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing. #LI-Remote

Associate - DER Pilot Project Implementation, Africa Energy

Full time role
Abuja, Lagos, Nigeria, CO
Aug 5, 2022
Background RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. With an independent, objective, and fact-based approach, RMI’s Africa Energy Program works with a diverse set of public and private sector partners to solve sub-Saharan Africa’s toughest energy challenges. Fundamentally, we believe that people need and deserve access to clean, reliable, and affordable power, and that historical approaches to energy systems will not enable sustainable economic development for Africa economies in the 21st century and beyond. We are working to change that, leveraging RMI’s global platform and deeply collaborative partnerships across the range of industry stakeholders. Our program strategy and team of 20 people focus on three components: 1) expanding the use of holistic energy planning and clean energy portfolios, 2) enabling distributed energy resource (DER) adoption including minigrids to expand access and save costs for stakeholders, and 3) demand-side interventions to drive efficient use of energy that enables local economic development. Currently, the Africa Energy Program works alongside country partners in Nigeria and  Ethiopia with regional scaling activities that include partners across many countries in sub-Saharan Africa. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply! Position Overview: We are seeking a highly motivated, Nigeria-based Associate to join RMI’s Africa Energy Program and help drive cutting-edge solutions to support Africa’s energy transition. The person hired for this position will initially contribute to two initiatives of the Africa Energy Program. For the Sharing the Power initiative, she/he will help rural communities and minigrid developers  improve  the performance of minigrids whilst unlocking socio-economic benefits for communities. For RMI’s utility-enabled DER work, the hired candidate will play a key role in ensuring DER pilots are successfully implemented during project preparation, construction, commissioning, and operations. We expect this position to work closely with our partner minigrid developers, communities, distribution companies (DisCos) and regulators, in co-developing and implementing pilot projects to deploy DERs. Examples of your day to day tasks may include visiting rural communities to survey and analyze community electrification status and needs; interviewing stakeholders to assess community engagement approaches; identifying, designing, and developing pilot projects with minigrid developers; recruiting partners to co-develop utility-scale DER integration, pilot projects, overseeing pilot implementation through continuous close coordination, regular meetings and visits to sites, and problem-solving support; and/or carrying out data collection and analysis to derive insights from project implementation. Your key job responsibilities as an Associate primarily include: Structure and independently execute research across a broad range of topics. Identify new ways to collect, track and manage reliable data that sheds new light on problems and solutions in driving the clean and inclusive energy transition in Africa. Lead quantitative analysis and modeling activities within specific project scopes. Create innovative problem-solving approaches to drive project insight. Synthesize recommendations into clear and compelling presentations and written reports. Present quantitative information in a clear, visual format. Engage with external experts and partners via phone interviews, conferences, and in-person meetings. Travel up to 30%, primarily within Nigeria. Your job responsibilities specific to the current initiatives include: Facilitate, coordinate closely and oversee on-the-ground pilot project implementation with various partners and stakeholders Develop and lead community and end-user (C&I, SMEs, and other types of electricity end-users) engagement efforts with RMI’s partner communities, potential customers and in coordination with partnering DER/minigrid developers. Conduct site visits Monitor and evaluate the progress of pilot projects and propose and develop corrective action when needed Gather data in the field by visiting existing power infrastructure facilities and reading meters/displays, visiting DisCos business or regional unit offices, and others as required Design and adapt survey templates as per the needs of the particular project or funders’ needs Minimum Qualifications: An undergraduate degree in an applicable field such as engineering (mechanical, electrical, civil, energy, agricultural), business (marketing, finance, international), economics, computer science, mathematics, physical and social sciences. 2 years of cumulative work experience in the Nigerian Power OR Renewable Energy sector. Ability to design, create from scratch, and run Excel-based models. Understanding of basic financial analysis and metrics (e.g., NPV, cash flows), energy analysis (e.g., LCOE), and their application to African energy issues. Experience working among diverse groups with varying perspectives and/or facilitating challenging conversations. Exceptional and concise writing capabilities. A high degree of professionalism, thoughtfulness, and respect across interpersonal interactions. Demonstrated initiative and accomplishment in previous work. Preferred Qualifications: A graduate degree in an applicable field such as engineering (mechanical, electrical, civil, energy, agricultural), business (marketing, finance, international), economics, computer science, mathematics, physical and social sciences, OR undergraduate degree and 2-4 years of cumulative work experience and excellent work references. Experience designing, implementing, and/or overseeing renewable energy projects in remote communities with a demonstrable track record in community engagement activities. Experience working with distribution companies in Nigeria with a deep understanding of the electricity industry, including utility and regulatory models. Experience working with distribution networks (LV and MV), and interconnection of DERs into utility distribution networks. Prior experience in consulting, project management, or other related fields. Ability to stick with a problem through resolution but also knowing when to ask for help. Ability to listen actively, be diplomatic, and share knowledge and information well. Willingness to plunge into unfamiliar disciplines and take risks by exploring and testing new ideas. Ability to communicate effectively, proficiency in multiple local Nigerian languages is an added advantage. Location Please note that this position requires you to be located and have work authorization in Abuja or Lagos, Nigeria. We are a remote-ready company with team members around the globe. Our beautiful and welcoming offices are available for meetings or focused work, whether you are traveling through or living nearby. We provide you with the essential IT equipment plus a one-time home technology payment and a monthly work from home/commuter allowance to ensure you have a comfortable home office set up and necessary supplies. We love seeing each other in person! We occasionally gather for shared time together like retreats and learning experiences. Be ready to travel for occasional in-person meetings (and of course, we cover travel costs). Some roles may require more travel, which will be discussed during the hiring process. Compensation: Salary to be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. You would also have an additional 5% bonus target! Benefits RMI provides a comprehensive benefits package that will be based upon the statutory benefits per the country of residence. Diversity Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we: Have a different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued. Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision-makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities. RMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Lead Data Engineer

Full time role
Boulder, CO
Aug 3, 2022
Lead Data Engineer Data, Analysis, and Research | Knowledge Management Team Do you love solving complex technology problems and thinking in data architecture and systems? Do you have the self-motivation, curiosity, creativity and ability to collaborate effectively with content experts? Are you passionate about making the world a better place through improved data, visualization, and automation? If yes, then join our growing team! RMI is seeking a data engineer to help design connected database solutions, build persuasive visualizations, and leverage third-party research and data that flows into RMI to support our 13 programs working to solve the climate crisis. Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply! Application Deadline: Please submit all application materials by Friday, August 26th. Position Overview RMI decarbonizes energy systems through rapid, market-based change in the world’s most critical geographies to align with a 1.5°C future and address the climate crisis. We work with businesses, policymakers, communities and other organizations to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50% by 2030. RMI is a knowledge-based organization, and it is critical for there to be a successful and robust knowledge management competency at the organization to improve the impact of our programs. As part of the KM function, RMI is building out a Data, Analytics, and Research team, including hiring a Lead Data Engineer, to enhance access to and data/news/research services (40-50 at present), and more fully leverage them for decisions and insights across RMI. You will be on the Program Services Team, reporting to the Data, Analytics, and Research Manager, and you will collaborate directly with programmatic staff from across the organization. This is a new position which represents expanded core competencies and focus at RMI.  A successful candidate will be adept at data processing, data/content pipelines, APIs, and associated coding languages, with a keen attention to detail and a strong desire to work with data to accelerate the energy transition. Key Responsibilities: Create easily-accessible internal databases for RMI’s program staff Build user-friendly visualization dashboards from RMI’s enterprise subscriptions, including but not limited to Bloomberg/BNEF and Rystad Conduct required data processing so that RMI’s program staff can conduct independent analysis with high conviction in data quality, completeness, and coherence Enhance the connectivity of data sets Automate data refreshes and collection methodologies where appropriate Create information pipelines that connect users to content relevant to their needs/areas of expertise Mine staff utilization of systems and content to automatically identify areas of interest for better content matching to each individual user Prepare reports and updates for programmatic use, identifying trends, patterns and predictions using relevant data Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, or an equivalent combination of education and experience At least 2 years of direct relevant experience in data engineering, data processing, and automation Ability to work with stakeholders to assess and understand needs High-level experience in methodologies and processes for managing large-scale databases Experience working with and creating data architectures Demonstrated experience in handling large data sets and relational databases Demonstrated experience in languages such as R, Python, SQL. Ability to use business intelligence tools (specifically Power BI) to create clear, communicative data visualizations Proficiency in statistics and statistical packages to be used for data set analysis Experience in handling reporting packages Experience with API connections and maintenance Accuracy and attention to detail Adept at queries, writing reports, and making presentations Additional Qualifications Passion for the mission of RMI Experience with data sets including but not limited to Bloomberg and Rystad Strong team and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently Ability to perform duties in a collaborative, unstructured working environment, strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills and strong problem-solving skills Extreme attention to detail and commitment to producing high quality work Demonstrated capability to present to audiences in a variety of international, cultural, and institutional settings Location We are a remote-ready company with team members around the globe. Our beautiful and welcoming offices are available for meetings or focused work, whether you are traveling through or living nearby. Our U.S. offices are in New York City; Washington DC; Oakland, California; Boulder, Colorado, and Basalt, Colorado. This role can be located from anywhere in the continental United States. We provide you with the essential IT equipment plus a one-time home technology payment and a monthly work from home/commuter allowance to ensure you have a comfortable home office set up and necessary supplies. We love seeing each other in person! We occasionally gather for shared time together like retreats and learning experiences. Be ready to travel for occasional in-person meetings (and of course, we cover travel costs). Some roles may require more travel, which will be discussed during the hiring process. Compensation RMI compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. Typically, new Data Engineers join at the minimum to mid salary range of $91,000- $106,000. You would also have an additional 10% bonus target! Benefits We offer a comprehensive benefits package including: Medical, dental, vision insurance 403b retirement options (5% match immediately) Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability Professional and personal development (including LinkedIn Learning access) Generous paid time off Parental leave Commuter and wellness benefits Casual work environment Diversity Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we: Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued. Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. About RMI RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

Carbon Markets Manager

Full time role
Boulder, CO
Jul 28, 2022
Do you love solving challenging problems, thinking analytically, and working in groups? Are you passionate about developing innovative solutions to the climate crisis? Are you interested in being a foundational member of a quickly growing team at RMI? RMI’s Climate Intelligence Program is seeking a Manager to join our Carbon Markets Initiative. This new initiative seeks to improve the transparency, efficiency, and quality of offset markets, ultimately accelerating progress towards a 50 percent cut in global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050. Through both research and demonstration, the Carbon Markets  Initiative will initially focus on how various technologies (e.g., satellites and remote sensing, machine learning, distributed ledger technologies) can improve offset quality. Over the coming year, our work will expand to cover other dimensions of the offset markets, including appropriate use of offsets across various industries. Position Overview RMI’s Managers are creative project leaders who mentor and manage team members to craft visionary yet practical solutions for the energy transition. The Carbon Markets Manager will lead project teams and work closely with RMI’s Principals and Managing Directors to design and execute projects. Specific responsibilities will evolve over time as needed to support the initiative’s goals but will include managing the research and analysis of junior staff and facilitating collaborative, multi-stakeholder convenings. This position will report to the Principal for Carbon Markets. Your responsibilities as a Manager include: Shaping the strategy for the Carbon Markets Initiative, and translating this strategy into various projects and activities Overseeing teams ranging from 5 – 15 (internal and external) Leading and contributing to research efforts and publications, including by managing the research and analytical activities of junior staff Acting as the lead relationship manager with project partners and stakeholders Coaching and motivating team members, including writing reviews for junior staff Contributing regularly to external interviews, videos, and publications Working with our development team to develop funding strategies Representing RMI as an industry expert at key conferences and other public speaking events Minimum Qualifications: Master’s level degree in sustainability, economics, finance, business, engineering, or environmental science and 5+ years of relevant experience, OR undergraduate degree and 7+ years of relevant experience Experience and expertise in carbon markets or in one or more category of technology solutions (machine learning, AI, blockchain) Experience leading teams and managing complex project portfolios Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills Excellent time management, organization, entrepreneurship, and drive Ability to listen actively, be diplomatic, and share knowledge and information well Preferred Qualifications: Background working directly with senior-level stakeholders in the carbon markets and climate finance sectors Experience managing grant-driven and donor-driven projects Experience with group facilitation and workshop design Experience working among diverse groups with varying perspectives and/or facilitating challenging conversations Location This position will be remote through the COVID-19 pandemic. Once the COVID-19 situation improves, it is preferred that this position will be located near one of RMI’s U.S. locations: New York, NY; Washington, DC, Boulder, CO; Basalt, CO; or Oakland, CA. Important Note : As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors . This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply. Compensation RMI compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. Typically, new Managers based in the U.S. join at the minimum to mid salary range of $103,000-$121,000. You would also have an additional 10% bonus target! Benefits We offer a comprehensive benefits package including: Medical, dental, vision insurance 403b retirement options (5% match immediately) Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability Professional and personal development (including LinkedIn Learning access) Generous paid time off Parental leave Work from home and commuter allowance Diversity Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas, and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational institution, or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we: Have a diverse array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported, and valued. Effectively connect, communicate, and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders, and constituents within diverse communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran About RMI RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

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