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©(3) nonprofit organization with an annual budget of $50 million and offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

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Program Overview Tackling the climate crisis is a once-in-a-generation, trillion-dollar economic opportunity, and the world needs a healthy global innovation engine to identify and massively scale new climate technology solutions that will speed up the clean energy transition. Founded for this purpose, Third Derivative (D3) – a program of RMI – is a global climate technology startup…
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Do you love solving challenging problems, thinking in numbers, working in groups, and tackling the world's biggest climate change issues? Do you also have the self-motivation, curiosity, creativity, and ability to persuade others toward meaningful results? Do you have a passion for making the world a better place? If yes, then join our growing team! We highly encourage individuals of
Are you a creative thinker with an intense drive for results and impact? Are you passionate about backing tech startups to combat climate change? Do you have a keen ability to grasp and synthesize complex issues? Are you a highly organized and detailed-oriented expert at tailoring communications to particular audiences? Do you thrive on working in fast-paced environments and simultaneously…
RMI’s newly imagined marketing and communications team – known inside the institute as the Influence Team – is looking for a detail-oriented project manager to coordinate all aspects of planning and execution for a variety of communications and marketing projects across the organization. We highly encourage individuals of underrepresented groups to apply! This person will also work closely…
LOCATION: Boulder, CO (Remote work optional) The Client Operations Associate will be a project manager and dealmaker for clientsolar and storage opportunities. The Client Operations Associate will work closely with senior members ofthe Black Bear team and with clients to ensure successful project identification, procurement,development and execution. The Client Operations Associate will work…
RMI is seeking an experienced Development Specialist with exceptional organizational, project management, writing, and communication skills. This position will support frontline fundraisers, each managing multi-million-dollar portfolios from foundations and institutional funders. The specialist will drive several critical processes on behalf of our fundraising team including scheduling meetings…
Do you love solving challenging problems, thinking about dynamic systems, and working in groups? Do you also have the self-motivation, curiosity, creativity, and ability to persuade others toward meaningful results? Do you have a passion for making the world a better place? If yes, then join our growing team! RMI is leading the clean energy transition by creating market and technological…
Third Derivative Program Overview Tackling the climate crisis is a once-in-a-generation, trillion-dollar economic opportunity, and the world needs a healthy global innovation engine to identify and massively scale new climate technology solutions that will speed up the clean energy transition. Founded by RMI and New Energy Nexus for this purpose, Third Derivative (D3) is a global climate…
Are you an experienced people leader with intense curiosity and drive? Are you willing to explore and test new ideas? Do you have an exceptional ability to structure and oversee analytic and strategic problem solving? Can you create impact through influence? If yes, then join our growing team! Individuals of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply! Program & Project
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Position Overview Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is seeking a Web Developer to join our Communications team. This hire will work with our Senior Creative Director, Web Manager, and in-house design team to help create websites, web applications, and interactive data visualizations to increase RMI’s scale and impact. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, detail-oriented problem solver…
Do you love solving challenging problems? Do you enjoy crafting compelling analysis-based communications and developing and executing campaigns to mobilize organizations to act? Are you passionate about the clean energy transition and climate action? If yes, then join our growing team! Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is seeking an Appliance Policy Specialist (mid-level research and…
Do you love solving challenging problems, thinking analytically, and working in groups? Are you passionate about developing innovative solutions to the climate crisis? Are you interested in being a foundational member of a quickly growing team at RMI? RMI’s Climate Intelligence Program is seeking a Director to lead our Carbon Markets Initiative. This new initiative seeks to improve the…
Are you a program management professional who takes initiative, is flexible, and enjoys working in a results-driven, team environment? Are you able to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administration, and organizational skills? Do you have experience streamlining systems and processes for programs and people? If yes, then join our…
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RMI, formerly Rocky Mountain Institute, is seeking a senior editor with a journalistic background and a strong portfolio of editing and writing in the areas of energy, clean energy, and climate. Experience at top-tier general and/or trade media is a highly valued; past work at an NGO editing, writing, and creating thought leadership is likewise a plus. The role combines craft — a writer’s…
RMI is seeking a technical administrator to maintain, improve, and lead two of RMI’s core communication and institutional knowledge platforms: Microsoft SharePoint and Teams. This role will report to the IT Director and own all aspects of responding to SharePoint requests throughout RMI, while also working closely with the People Team (Internal Communications) and Program Services (Knowledge…
Background 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…
Are you an experienced fundraising professional with a passion for journalism and the clean energy transition? Do you have a track record of successfully raising philanthropic gifts from individuals, family foundations, and other sources? Are you excited at the prospect of building a fundraising program for a new nonprofit from the ground up, while being part of a larger fundraising team? If so…
Do you love solving challenging problems, thinking analytically, and working in groups? Are you passionate about developing innovative solutions to the climate crisis? Are you interested in being a foundational member of a quickly growing team at RMI? RMI’s Climate Intelligence Program is seeking a Manager to join our Carbon Markets Initiative. This new initiative seeks to improve the…
Do you love to solve challenging problems, thinking in numbers, and a passion for making the world better? Do you also have the self-motivation, curiosity, creativity, and ability to strive towards meaningful results for industrial decarbonization? If yes, then join our growing team! Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is seeking Senior Associate roles to support the Climate Aligned Industries…
Social Media Community Engagement Lead Are you an experienced social media lead with a passion for the energy transition? Are you able to listen to and analyze conversations on social to identify influencers and opportunities to show thought leadership and impact? If yes, then join RMI’s Influence Team, the in-house communications and marketing team for a leading global nonprofit focused on…
Lead Data Engineer Data, Analysis, and Research | Knowledge Management Team Do you love solving complex technology problems and thinking in data architecture and systems? Do you have the self-motivation, curiosity, creativity and ability to collaborate effectively with content experts? Are you passionate about making the world a better place through improved data, visualization, and…
RMI is seeking a ERP Systems Administrator to maintain, improve, and support our Workday HRIS and ERP solution. This role will report to the IT Director and be a member of the IT team. This role will work closely with members of the People Team, Program Services, and Accounting staff to provide support and enhancements to our Workday instance. As our first point of contact for Workday you will…
Position overview RMI seeks an experienced whole-systems energy writer to work collaboratively across RMI's 13 program areas, especially those related to the economy and climate market forces: policy, data, finance, technology, and more. The Manager, Technical Grant and Proposal Development —a new role at RMI—will develop written content for current and prospective global funders including…
RMI is seeking an IT Support Technician with exceptional analytical, troubleshooting and communication skills to support a rapidly growing, increasingly international organization. The ideal candidate will provide excellent customer service and have good technical aptitude. This role will report to the IT Systems and Helpdesk manager, and will work closely with other members of the IT team…
Note: This opening is for Black Bear Energy and NOT RMI. Black Bear Energy is an RMI affiliate. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter/analysis project to careers@blackbearenergy.com. Any applications submitted through this website will not be reviewed. For more information on the organization, please visit: Black Bear Energy This position will be responsible for the quantitative…
Are you a thoughtful and experienced people leader with a desire to improve housing equity, reduce energy burden, and eliminate fossil fuel use in buildings? Are you eager to work with a diverse set of stakeholders to develop policy solutions? Are you dedicated to centering equity and justice in your work and helping others to do the same? If yes, then join our growing Carbon-Free Buildings…