Communications Manager I, GHG Protocol

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World Resources Institute

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Washington, DC, United States

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30+ days ago

Job Summary

This position is remote due to Covid-19 in the U.S, but you can be based in either our office in Washington, DC, or the Hague office.


As the Communications Manager, you will execute impactful communication strategies to help companies and organizations worldwide measure and report their greenhouse gas emissions using Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards. In this role, you work closely with the GHG Protocol Director and Climate Communications Director to oversee and implement a broader communication strategy for the GHG Protocol portfolio and will be called on to represent the team’s work both internally and externally. You will sit with the Climate Program’s communications team but integrate closely with GHG Protocol staff based at WRI and WBCSD. You may also be asked to contribute to other projects on a case-by-case basis. Your portfolio may shift overtime as needs arise. As the ideal candidate for this role, you must be a highly-skilled, passionate and innovative professional with a proven track record of crafting communication strategies and successfully executing them. You will need to be a self-starter, set high standards for yourself, and consistently bring new ideas to the GHG Protocol team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead external-facing communications and engagement including dissemination of Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards and guidance through launch events, webinars, and other outreach
  • Develop and execute communication strategies and proposals to support the GHG Protocol team Support GHG Protocol Director and other staff in participating in external events and presentations, including developing key messages and materials
  • Work with staff and leadership across the Institute to identify opportunities to highlight research, analysis, and experts in the media and in response to proposals for new national or global policies and initiatives related to greenhouse gas inventories
  • Work with experts to develop compelling, professional, clear, presentations, email communications, concept notes, and other communication outputs about GHG Protocol work tailored to stakeholders
  • Work with research experts to oversee efficient execution of existing communications and governance processes regarding publications of GHG Protocol guidance, standards, supplements, calculation tools and trainings
  • Develop and execute creative ways to translate technical information into easy to apply information for GHG Protocol users
  • Write and edit material including blog posts, articles, e-blasts, press releases and other compelling communications that serves to translate technical material for various audiences
  • Oversee ghgprotocol.org website management and updates, publication production and design processes, and GHG Protocol social media channels
  • Work with the E-Learning lead to develop training and webinar promotion strategies
  • Serve as point of contact for media and citation queries
  • Regularly track and evaluate metrics of success, and adapt strategies to grow and improve outreach results and mitigate risks over time

Job Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred or Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, environmental studies, environmental policy, or related field Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant, full-time professional experience in creating and implementing communications strategies
  • Comprehensive understanding of communications strategies and execution
  • Professional experience in advocacy and/or environmental organizations
  • Critical thinker who can analyze complex and technical content and data and convey it into easy-to-communicate, knowledgeable insights
  • Strong organizational, coordination, and project management skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others, to demonstrate flexibility in fulfilling assignments, and to be proactive in planning, researching, and pitching stories with a strong interest in trying new approaches
  • Ability to work under high-pressure Strong computer skills, including experience with CMS and Microsoft Office 365 applications
  • US (preferred) or EU work authorization is required. WRI is unable to sponsor a visa for this opportunity.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume with cover letter. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

Program Overview:

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol provides the world's most widely used greenhouse gas accounting standards. Building on a 20-year partnership between World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), GHG Protocol works with governments, industry associations, NGOs, businesses and other organizations to develop comprehensive global standards and guidance to measure and manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

WRI Overview:

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean.

We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills, and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include integrity, innovation, urgency, independence, and respect.

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years, and our operating budget is nearing $200 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of over 1,600 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.