Program Associate, Global Energy Futures

about 1 month ago
Full time role


Energy Innovation Policy & Technology LLC® (EI) is on a mission to mitigate climate change by promoting the most effective and ...

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Job Description

REPORTS TO:                 Initiative Director, Global Energy Futures 


The position is responsible for overseeing all administrative and operational aspects of the initiative. This includes but is not limited to managing the ID’s calendar, arranging meetings; tracking and managing the program budget; assisting grantees with the application and report process; reviewing grant proposals; and drafting reports.


Energy Innovation is committed to diversity, equity, & inclusion and to a transparent recruitment process that fosters belonging. Our goal is to hire and advance people regardless of race, gender, ability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, military service, medical condition, and any other protected characteristic under local, state, or federal law. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to an accessible application process and employee experience. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process, please email;



  • Consistently and accurately process proposals, reports, grants, contracts, and invoices/reimbursements from start to finish in appropriate systems
  • Working collaboratively with team members and consultants to create, and manage program budgets, and reconcile budgets to actuals
  • Assist with conducting due diligence on proposals or prospective grantees and reviewing additional information as needed


  • With support from IDs, foster information-sharing and learning networks among grantees and thought leaders
  • Prepare initial drafts of documents and presentations for internal and external audiences, such as board dockets, proposals, and presentations
  • Schedule and handle logistics for calls and meetings, and in correspondence use respectful and clear language, tone, and style
  • Act as the point of contact among staff, clients, and external partners for scheduling and act as a “gatekeeper” when necessary
  • Help to manage calendars and plan, coordinate, and ensure the schedules are followed and respected


  • Educational background or prior work experience focused on power sector transition issues preferred.
  • At least two years’ experience in a relevant role with a demonstrated ability to multitask: experience supporting multiple priorities and juggling a variety of tasks for one or more individuals in a team environment
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow tasks through to the end
  • Effective and flexible interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills
  • Ability to productively collaborate with peers and colleagues, to build strong professional relationships and manage networks
  • Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas: energy, climate change, strategic communications, project management, grants administration, office management/administration, non-profit administration, or government administration
  • Technical skills: intermediate or advanced skills using Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook,
  • Deep interest, passion, and commitment to reducing climate change
  • A self-starter with the ability to prioritize and be flexible in a fast-paced, constantly evolving, and collaborative environment


Energy Innovation provides a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, with local adjustments made for folks outside of the San Francisco and D.C. area due to the cost of living. The target salary range is $80,000 to $95,000 for San Francisco or D.C.


Energy Innovation provides a comprehensive benefits package. The benefits include:

  • Up to 100% of premium paid for medical, dental and vision
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Carrot fertility and family planning benefits
  • Student loan repayment assistance
  • 401k retirement plan with a company match contribution
  • Public transportation benefit options
  • Cell phone and health/wellness reimbursement
  • 14 paid holidays and four weeks of paid time off (PTO)
  • Regular staff lunches and team building activities
  • SF and DC office stocked with healthy snacks and beverages
  • An innovative, collaborative, welcoming work culture


Climate change is governed by physical facts—about carbon sources, accumulation, impacts, and timing, and more importantly, about solutions that work. These facts must inform strategy: they show that avoiding dangerous climate change is only possible through strong policy to cut carbon, promptly, in the biggest countries.

To address these issues, Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC (Energy Innovation) was established in 2012 as a clean energy and environmental policy firm to provide timely research and analysis on low-carbon energy policy options to policy makers, thought leaders, and members of the media. The Energy Innovation team has expertise in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable urban development, technological innovation, and energy policy design. In addition to conducting policy research, Energy Innovation also works with clients to facilitate philanthropic investments into technology and advocacy that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Energy Innovation also staffs the Climate Imperative Foundation.

Climate Imperative is focused on the most important climate policy decisions in the world and to do so equitably. Each Climate Imperative initiative targets one policy area and, by informing policy change, aims to save billions of tons of CO2e cumulatively by 2050. For each initiative, we are convening and supporting a talented, proven team of grantees, and supporting them to do whatever is needed: providing world-class technical advice, undertaking targeted communications, and/or building public support. The decisions targeted represent the largest near-term carbon abatement opportunities around the world.

Energy Innovation supports a hybrid work environment and requires all employees to come together in person at least once a quarter. To ensure everyone’s safety for in person work, all employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment.  

Individuals will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19, which will include the first and second round, upon signing an employment offer. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with local and federal laws. 

Energy Innovation Policy & Technology LLC® (EI) is on a mission to mitigate climate change by promoting the most effective and ...

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