Project Coordinator II, International Renewables

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World Resources Institute

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Washington, DC, United States

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30+ days ago

Job Summary:

The World Resources Institute requires an experienced, detail-oriented and self-motivated individual to support a robust team of experts actively engaged in research, analysis, and advocacy on clean energy in the United States. The work encompasses policy and research at the national, federal, and local levels, as well as engagement with government, private sector, industry, and other civil society organizations. As Project Coordinator, you will be responsible for budget management, grant proposals and compliance, managing contracts and sub agreement partners, facilitating outreach efforts, and other operational duties as assigned.

This position is remote due to Covid-19, but you will be based in Washington, DC once restrictions have been lifted.

Job Responsibilities:

Project Coordination (40% time)

  • Supports project managers in coordinating with external partners and provides close liaison with WRI staff across programs and departments
  • Support project managers in the development of project workplans, deliverables tracking, and task assignments, and support tracking, implementation, and accountability of assignments
  • Prepare and execute subgrant and contract agreements and advise Project Managers on oversight and delivery of subcontracted work
  • Monitor and liaises with partners to ensure the timely delivery of contract requirements, including accurate submission of progress and financial reports
  • Coordinates outreach efforts on behalf of projects as needed

Grants & Financial Management (40% time)

  • Coordinate and advise project managers on budget design and management, including use of advanced budgeting software, monthly financial tracking, and supporting Project Managers in expense forecasting and revenue analysis
  • Regularly review, update, and monitor transactions, commitments, and revenue prospects for team
  • Supply timely financial reports and analysis to project managers and program Operations Manager
  • Collect invoices and process project payments in compliance with established governance
  • Draft proposal budgets and assists in the collection & submission of formal proposal packages, including routing through internal review
  • Maintain timely and accurate information in donor and grant management database (Salesforce)
  • Ensure and assist in the timely and accurate submission of grant progress and financial reports, and compliance with any funder requirements

Events & Administration (20% time)

  • Coordinate and schedule internal & external team meetings, and keep minutes as needed
  • Coordinate event logistics for meetings and workshops including venue and catering, participant tracking and travel support, and presentation materials
  • Coordinate recruitment efforts and manage onboarding of new staff and interns, as needed
  • Provide travel, scheduling, and other administrative support to Deputy Director, Energy Program as needed

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, preferrable in a relevant field (finance, accounting, economics, public policy, political science, etc.) or with demonstrated capacities in core job functions
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant full-time work experience is required, preferably in financial management, grants or contract management, or nonprofit operations
  • The position requires a detail-oriented, highly organized individual with experience and interest in program management, financial management, budgeting, and contracts
  • Must be adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and can manage multiple projects with varying deadlines
  • Strong process orientation with sensitivity to quality, timelines, and organizational systems
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, including proactively identifying problems and working with team members to develop solutions
  • Strong writing, database management, and proofreading skills
  • Strong computer skills including high level of comfort with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), web-based communications (Skype, Zoom), CRM databases (Salesforce); familiarity with advanced budgeting software (Quicken, Cognos) or project management software (Basecamp, Asana, Monday.com) preferred
  • Budgeting experience with Microsoft Excel, or more advanced budgeting software is highly desirable
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to work well in a team and with international colleagues
  • Strong commitment to WRI’s mission and the values of integrity, innovation and respect that underpin all aspects of our operations
  • US work authorization is required;

Potential Salary:

$46,000 - $60,000. Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors.

How to Apply:

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

Program Overview:

The WRI Global Energy Program speeds the transition to a low-carbon, inclusive energy future by helping to build clean energy markets and change institutions. Our more than 30 experts focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy access with active work in China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Tanzania, the United States, the Philippines, and Vietnam. We take public commitments as a starting point and push forward policies, projects, and programs that accelerate and deliver change on the ground. We work for a future where all people have access to affordable, reliable clean energy.

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.