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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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…
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Subgrant Lead Do you have experience implementing and managing the subgrant process within an international organization? Have you successfully worked with internal and external stakeholders administering subgrants from various funding sources? Are you able to multitask on several projects simultaneously with exceptional organizational skills? If so, then join our growing team at RMI! RMI…
Are you an administrative professional with exceptional organizational and communication skills? Are you able to manage several responsibilities at a time while ensuring exceptional accuracy and attention to detail? Are you a proactive problem solver who can anticipate challenges and opportunities ahead of time? Do you have strong team and interpersonal skills and the ability to work…
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…
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…
Are you an administrative professional with exceptional organizational and communication skills? Do you find calm when organizing and sorting? Are you always looking for how to improve existing practices? Are you at your best when working on a variety of projects and tasks? Do you look into the future, proactively solving problems and anticipating opportunities? Do you take the initiative and…
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…
Subgrant Specialist Do you have experience with subgrant administration and subrecipient management? Do you have experience implementing and managing new procedures within an international organization? Are you able to multitask on several projects simultaneously with exceptional organizational skills? If so, then join our growing team at RMI! RMI is seeking a Subgrant Specialist who…
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…
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…
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…
Overview RMI is seeking an experienced Strategic Communications Manager to lead marketing and communications strategy and execution for our Carbon-Free Mobility (CFM) team. This position will play an integral role in driving the conversation around the global energy transition in the rapidly evolving transportation space. We highly encourage individuals of underrepresented groups to
Are you an experienced recruiter who is passionate about creating an unparalleled candidate experience and dedicated to inclusive and equitable hiring processes? Do you want to play an integral role in attracting, engaging and hiring top talent for a growing, mission-oriented organization in an ever-changing industry? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, agile, team environment? Are you motivated to…
RMI is seeking an Accounts Receivable Coordinator who will serve a key support role on the Accounting team and across the organization. Reporting to the Assistant Controller and working closely with other RMI staff, you will be responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely processing of client invoices. The ideal candidate is detail oriented with the ability to multi-task and work…
Media Relations Lead Are you interested in working with the media and passionate about energy transformation and climate action? Are you able to swiftly respond to media inquiries, identify media trends and develop creative, memorable pitches? If yes, then join RMI’s Influence Team, our in-house marketing and communications team! We highly encourage individuals of underrepresented groups to
Are you passionate about decarbonization and about building amazing software? RMI is seeking a full-stack software developer with 5+ years of experience developing applications and excitement to work on systems to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings! Individuals of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply! You would be working on the next version of the Portfolio Energy…
Are you an administrative professional with exceptional organizational and communication skills? Do you find calm when organizing and sorting? Are you always looking for how to improve existing practices? Are you at your best when working on a variety of projects and tasks? Do you look into the future, proactively solving problems and anticipating opportunities? Do you take the initiative and…
Are you an administrative professional with exceptional organizational and communication skills? Do you find calm when organizing and sorting? Are you always looking for how to improve existing practices? Are you at your best when working on a variety of projects and tasks? Do you look into the future, proactively solving problems and anticipating opportunities? Do you take the initiative and…
Are you an experienced people leader with intense curiosity and drive? Are you willing to take risks by exploring and testing new ideas? Do you have the exceptional ability to structure and oversee analytic and strategic problem solving? Can you create impact through influence? If yes, then join our growing team! RMI is seeking a Manager in our U.S. federal policy team to focus on industrial…
RMI is seeking a Workday Technical Lead 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…
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…
Development Officer- Multilateral/ Bilateral and Government Relationships We are hiring an energetic, mission-focused development and fundraising professional adept at building the internal and external relationships and providing the operational capacity needed to secure government, bilateral and multilateral funding through institutional partnerships. Individuals in the position must…
Position Overview We are hiring an energetic, mission-focused professional with proven experience working with US government funding agencies to provide to cultivate, secure and support RMI’s U.S. government grant funding. The individual in the position must have high attention to detail, experience working as a leader or in a support role as needed to secure and steward major relationships…
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, FOUNDATIONS RMI is in a period of significant growth, as stakeholders and donors increasingly recognize the need for the global energy transition and our uniquely valuable work. We are seeking an accomplished fundraising professional to generate support from philanthropic foundations. The Development Director, Foundations will manage a portfolio of new and existing…
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…
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…
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 a Senior Associate (mid-level research and coalition-building…
Do you thrive on leading teams to tackle interesting, meaningful problems? Are you willing to take risks by exploring and testing new ideas? Do you have experience guiding analytic and strategic problem solving? Can you create impact through influence? If yes, then join our growing team! We highly encourage individuals of underrepresented groups to apply! RMI’s Carbon Free Buildings…
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…
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 foundations, individuals and other sources? Are you excited at the prospect of building a fundraising program for a new nonprofit from the ground up? If so, apply to join our growing team! Canary Media, an…
Are you passionate about helping the financial sector contribute to fighting climate change? Do you love solving challenging problems, thinking in numbers and working in groups? Do you also have the self-motivation, curiosity, creativity and ability to persuade others toward meaningful results? If yes, then join our growing team! We highly encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to
At RMI, we know how important it is during the holiday season to spend time with family and friends, get much-needed rest and relaxation and recharge for the coming year. That’s why our employees receive a paid holiday from Christmas through New Year’s Day to do just that! If you are applying to this position, you may not hear from us over the coming weeks. Not to worry! We won’t forget about