Development Multilateral Coordinator

Position Overview  

The Development team at RMI is seeking an experienced Development Coordinator – Multilateral/Bilateral with exceptional organizational, project management, and communication skills. This position will support frontline fundraisers managing multi-million dollar portfolios in international aid, governments, and philanthropy. The right candidate will be proactive and able to work independently to drive processes and keep momentum.

The Development Coordinator – Multilateral/Bilateral will drive several critical processes on behalf of our fundraising team, including: project managing successful proposals, coordinating reports and ongoing stewardship materials, assisting with donor data and management, and maintaining momentum behind ongoing activities and external relationships. This person will coordinate with programmatic and operational staff across RMI while building effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Under the direction of fundraisers, manage proposal development processes, including: 
    • Coordinating among RMI teams including program staff and finance
    • Setting realistic timelines and ensuring deadlines are met
    • Managing workflows and securing approvals for materials including proposal narratives and budgets, and ensuring high attention-to-detail of the complete proposal package against donor requirements
  • Track upcoming donor reports, coordinate with program teams to develop narrative reports, coordinate with finance team on financial reports, and work with fundraisers to design and execute comprehensive stewardship plans. 
  • Support fundraisers in key meetings with donors and external stakeholders, and manage follow up. 
  • Maintain high-quality and up-to-date data in Salesforce and Sharepoint 
  • Liaison between the program team and RMI’s operational departments 
  • Additional responsibilities, as required. 

 Specific to Multilateral/Bilateral accounts:  

  • Serve as a resource for teams to ensure consistency, quality assurance, and completeness of grant and fee-for-service proposals to multilateral and bilateral partners 
  • Under the direction of the Development Officer - Multilateral/Bilateral, track and own processes such as driving new institutional policies, data collection and management as needed to support RMI projects funded by multilateral and bilateral partners 
  • Assist in interpreting proposal requirements of major bilateral and multilateral aid agencies such as the World Bank or UN, and work together with the Development Officer and program teams to meet those requirements
  • Assist with securing or managing RMI’s registrations with international organizations and networks 
  • Lead research into new bilateral or multilateral funds for international development and climate change, and evaluate against their potential to RMI programming 
  • Develop and maintain system for tracking updates and latest information on key international and bilateral partners, including minutes and updates from calls with key individuals 

Specific to Foundations: 

  • Support fundraisers and program teams in coordinating and managing RMI’s relationship with select foundations. This includes:  
    • Process of submitting proposals to foundations 
    • Communicating directly with support staff at select foundations 
    • Process grant agreements and contracts with foundations  
    • Manage deadlines and schedules for submitting timely, accurate stewardship reports. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in International Development, International Relations, Energy, or a related field from an accredited college or university, or an equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in administration, operations, project management or related
  • Background or experience in energy and/or climate
  • Experience in fundraising and/or proposal development  
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software skills 
  • Proven organization skills and flexibility when it comes to balancing priorities 
  • Attention to detail and exceptional accuracy  

Additional Qualifications: 

  • Excellent writing and editing skills 
  • Interest in philanthropy and international development 
  • Proactive, can-do attitude and the ability to anticipate need 
  • Familiarity with major global institutions and their processes such as World Bank, UN, bilateral aid agencies, etc.
  • Strong team and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently 
  • Experience working with senior staff in various organizations and governments 
  • Experience with Salesforce 
  • 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 SharePoint 
  • Willingness to travel
  • Interest in international development 


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.

As such, it is one of our core values, and we strive for a level of diversity within our organization that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or other social identities—is critical to the long-term success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization, ensuring 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.

 Rocky Mountain Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including: 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance 
  • 403b Retirement Options (5% match after the first year) 
  • Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability 
  • Generous PTO and sick time
  • Parental leave
  • Commuter and Wellness Benefits 
  • Casual work environment 


The starting salary for this role is $60,500 and includes a 5% bonus target. There is potential to earn more dependent on experience that will be discussed throughout the interview process.


This position will be remote through the COVID-19 pandemic. Once the situation improves and our offices reopen, it will be expected to have this role sit in Washington, D.C. or one of our U.S. office locations. 

About RMI

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 250+ 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 a fast growing, independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a 2020-2021 annual budget of $70+ million and offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York, NY; Oakland, CA; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing, China.  

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