Grant Analyst

Boulder, CO

Job Summary

RMI is seeking a Grant Analyst who will serve a key support role administering restricted grants at RMI.  Reporting to and working closely with the Grant Manager, you will provide day-to-day oversight of philanthropic grants, review proposal budgets, prepare financial reports, maintain grant records, and support program and development teams throughout the lifecycle of each grant.    

We highly encourage individuals of underrepresented groups to apply!

Application Deadline: November 22, 2021

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor incoming donations and maintain grant records and accounting grant details within our accounting system (NetSuite) and Salesforce
  • Assist with grant proposal submissions including development and review of budget proposals and justification
  • Provide guidance and resources to program and development teams during the proposal process, ensuring that grant budgets and agreements adhere to RMI’s organizational policies
  • Prepare grant and revenue budget/reporting tools for internal and external stakeholders
  • Responsible for scheduling grant kickoff meetings with the program team to review grant and contract obligations, terms, and reporting requirements
  • Throughout the life of the grant, conduct regular internal monitoring of grant activity and work in partnership with project management staff to troubleshoot and resolve any accounting issues as necessary
  • Prepare monthly journal entries to record grant expenses and institutional overhead; assist with proper grant releases and review of accounting activity related to restricted funding
  • Maintain effective recordkeeping and documentation for each grant to be used for tracking and reporting purposes
  • Assist program and development teams with grant closeouts
  • Participate and assist in preparation and execution of reviews, audits, and evaluations
  • Conduct routine compliance reviews of grant awards
  • Identify and help implement process and procedural changes to improve efficiency and internal controls
  • Assist with internal grant management training sessions as needed

Minimum Qualifications  

  • Bachelor's degree, required  
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in nonprofit administration with knowledge of project and budget management
  • Working knowledge of nonprofit business operations and grant and contract funding mechanisms
  • Exceptional organization skills and demonstrated ability to multitask on several projects simultaneously  
  • Positive, highly motivated, and flexible with changing deadlines and workloads
  • Comfortable with a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and rapport building
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel

Additional Qualifications   

  • Broad base of relevant technical knowledge and skills related to accounting and financial management and procurement systems, fund accounting experience desirable
  • Experience in nonprofit governance, administration, philanthropic or corporate foundations, grants management, and compliance
  • Experience with either NetSuite or Salesforce


This position will remain remote through the COVID-19 pandemic. Once the COVID-19 situation improves, it is preferred that this role will be based out of one of our offices in Boulder, or Basalt, Colorado. This will be discussed further throughout the interview 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  The salary range for this position is $57,000- $67,000 (salary to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data). This position also includes an additional 5% bonus target.


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


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.


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