Program Coordinator - Electricity Program

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Rocky Mountain Institute transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future. That is our mission. That is our passion. And every day, every member of our team of nearly 200 works tirelessly to achieve it. We are driving the global energy transition from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables by working in partnership with businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs to advance market-based solutions. We achieve this by developing breakthrough ideas, testing and refining them, reshaping markets, and bringing solutions to scale. RMI is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an annual budget of $46 million and offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Washington, D.C.; Oakland, California; and Beijing.

Job Description

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is seeking a Program Coordinator with exceptional organizational and communication skills to facilitate successful execution of all operations within an R&C program, enabling maximum impact and return on investment. The Program Coordinator plays a key role in ensuring that the knowledge developed by the program is effectively managed and communicated to relevant parties. The Program Coordinator drives efficiency across operations and supports successful execution by monitoring and reporting on progress, resource usage and performance to objectives. He/She also ensures program budgets and progress are reported to staff and funders, and that the program coordinates and collaborates with stakeholders to drive change.

Successful candidates would support RMI’s Electricity Program. The Electricity Program accelerates the deployment of clean energy solutions in the United States electricity sector to ensure a transition to a distributed energy future. We work with utilities and state regulators to overhaul business models and evolve utilities into “utilities of the future,” with businesses to develop and share solutions for integrating distributed energy resources into the grid, and with influential early adopters who are willing to experiment with and ultimately implement transformative solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create and manage process to codify operational strategy documents and other information developed by the assigned program
  • Plan, organize, and execute program-related events
  • Maintain budgets and coordinate with PMO for internal reporting
  • Cross coordination across teams for reporting
  • Assist in identifying and pursuing key points of leverage in the execution of each operation
  • Maintaining program specific data in Salesforce
  • Assist in the planning and execution of outreach to target audiences and stakeholders
  • Provide baseline project administration support and surge capacity to core staff
  • Work with program leaders to ensure consistent processes and tools are utilized across the program
  • Support fundraising by coordinating with Development to ensure relevant materials are translated effectively for fundraising purposes
  • Identify and set up key connections with potential funding sources in collaboration with Development
  • Collaborate and with executive assistants to ensure program is functioning smoothly

Necessary Qualifications and Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Proven project management skills
  • Proven organization skills

Additional Qualifications:

  • Passion for the mission of RMI
  • Experience with program content and proven ability to rapidly assimilate material, understand content and implications, and participate effectively in related programs
  • Ability to work with senior staff in various organizations and governments
  • Ability to manage stakeholder relationships
  • Knowledge of budgeting, finance, and activities of the project management office 
  • Knowledge of Salesforce
  • Demonstrable problem solving skills
  • Ability to effectively multitask
  • Willingness to travel
  • Presentation skills
  • Good judgment and strong decision-making ability
  • Attention to detail and exceptional accuracy


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
  • Commuter and Wellness Benefits

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RMI is an equal opportunity employer.

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