Communications and Marketing Lead, Global Utility Transition

3 months ago
Full time role
Remote · Indonesia... more
Remote · Indonesia... more


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Job Description:

Job Description: 

RMI is seeking a Communications and Marketing Lead, Global Utility Transition, to support the creation and execution of communications plans that drive the conversation around climate action and the energy transition. They will make use of diverse digital channels and media to advance the goals of the integrated RMI Southeast Asia and Carbon Free Electricity team and target key audiences and stakeholders, such as policymakers, media, and the public 


A successful hire will be a strong team player who enjoys bringing communications strategies to life by leveraging RMI data, research, and subject matter experts on utility transformation. In addition, the Communications Lead will partner with RMI editorial, design, traditional and digital media, and web to develop the most effective messages, resources, and campaigns 


RMI’s Global South program seeks to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy through innovative funding strategies while working with communities to ensure an equitable energy transition. Through communications, we aim to increase awareness of successful case studies, best practices, and available financing structures around the world.  


An ideal candidate will have at least 3 to 5 years of experience in communications, marketing, or journalism, with a passion for storytelling. A strong connection to RMI’s mission and expertise in the energy system is highly desired, and experience in communications and Southeast Asia is preferred. This position reports directly to the Senior Strategic Communications Manager.  


Specific Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Working with subject matter experts, develop and publish resources for financial institutions to support utility transformation  

  • Support program staff in drafting and reviewing op-eds, articles, statements, social media posts, and other forms of thought leadership content for key program leadership and spokespeople 

  • Advise on and maintain LinkedIn and other social platforms for key program spokespeople to increase the team leadership’s public presence  

  • Identify and pitch experts for public speaking and media opportunities 

  • Work with program, web, and editorial teams to update and optimize web pages and resources 

  • Identify stories that appeal to both the financial community, and generate mainstream awareness of the positive impact of utility transformation in local communities 

  • Proactively identify and leverage news-making moments, milestones, and impacts to drive awareness and interest in the program among target audiences 

  • Maintain program editorial calendar to ensure all program communications activities are coordinated with the central communications team, including external publications, speaking engagements, media pitching, and digital and social media campaigns 

  • Help develop and report against metrics of success and track activities against outcomes and impact 

  • Coordinate with the program’s external partner communications teams to ensure maximum reach and impact of projects (as needed)  

Minimum Qualifications 

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in communications, public relations, marketing, or journalism disciplines 

  • Excellent initiative, follow-through, and project management skills 

  • Strong writing, editing, and verbal communication skills 

  • Passion for storytelling and messaging around complex issues 

  • Experience project managing website development and content publication 

  • Experience working on digital campaigns, social media channels, and media outreach 

  • Experience with graphic design, video is a plus 

Additional Details 

  • Meticulous attention to detail  

  • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal/collaborative skills with staff and counterparts at all organizational levels and with external partners  

  • Passion for RMI's mission and theory of change to transform the global energy system 

  • Experience working in an ASEAN environment, especially in Indonesia, The Philippines, or Vietnam 


We are a remote-ready organization 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 remain remote; however, it is preferred that this role be in Southeast Asia. This will be discussed further throughout the interview process    


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including: 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance   

  • 403b Retirement Options (5% match, with no vesting schedule)  

  • Life, AD&D, Short Term, and Long-Term Disability   

  • Commuter and Wellness Benefits 

  • Professional and personal development (including LinkedIn Learning access)

  • Generous paid time off 

  • Parental leave 

  • Casual work environment 


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, a new Lead joins at the minimum to mid salary range of $68,902 - $83,924. You would also have an additional 5% annual bonus target. 


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 RMI-er and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we:     

  • Have 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   

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.   

RMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

About RMI    

RMI, founded in 1982 as Rocky Mountain Institute, is an independent nonprofit 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 by at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing. Find more information at and follow us on LinkedIn @RMI.  

RMI is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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