Project Specialist, Greenhouse Gas 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:

In this role, you will support the Greenhouse Gas Protocol team at the World Resources Institute and external users of Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards and e-learning courses. You will administer the GHG Protocol online training (e-learning) program and actively engage with e-learners. You will provide administrative support for other Greenhouse Gas Protocol services, including live trainings and the Built on GHG Protocol review service, and respond to email questions from users of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. These activities will help companies and organizations worldwide develop greenhouse gas inventories following Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards to measure and reduce their emissions. You will also support the work of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol more generally within WRI’s Climate Program as needs arise.

This position can be remote or be based at WRI’s office in Washington, DC once restrictions have been lifted.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Online training (E-learning)
  • Administer GHG Protocol online training (e-learning) program to help individuals and companies around the world learn about GHG emission accounting through our Corporate Standard, Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard, Product Life Cycle Standard, Policy and Action Standard, and Mitigation Goal Standard courses
  • Coordinate with our e-learning external developers on course development and e-learning platform maintenance and migration to improve user experience
  • Act as point-of-contact for e-learning users to answer queries on a daily basis, submit invoices, generate course certificates, and other tasks as needed
  • Determine need for new GHG Protocol courses or training materials in collaboration with the Technical Support & Training Lead and other senior members of the team
  • Regularly update e-learning FAQ based on technical support to help users navigate courses and apply standards Project support to Greenhouse Gas Protocol
  • Provide administrative support to other Greenhouse Gas Protocol services, including live trainings and Built on GHG Protocol review service
  • Respond to non-technical email questions from users of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol
  • Support Greenhouse Gas Protocol team members and other Greenhouse Gas Protocol projects and activities as needs arise

Job Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in relevant field preferred, or a Bachelor's degree with three additional years of experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant, full-time work experience in administration, communications, project management, e-learning, customer service, content management and/or web management
  • Experience working with content management systems such as Drupal or WordPress, and/or e-learning courses preferred
  • Expressed interest and experience in technical training and providing technical support
  • Strong writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both independently as well as part of a team, manage multiple priorities, and work under tight deadlines
  • Commitment to WRI’s mission
  • US work authorization is required for this position

Potential Salary:

$53,000 - $68,000. 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 Greenhouse Gas Protocol is a world leader in creating standards on greenhouse gas emissions accounting and reporting used by thousands of companies, organizations, and governments worldwide. 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. In 2016, 92% of Fortune 500 companies responding to the CDP used GHG Protocol directly or indirectly through a program based on GHG Protocol. The Paris Agreement, adopted within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in December 2015, commits participating all countries to limit global temperature rise, adapt to changes already occurring, and regularly increase efforts over time. GHG Protocol also provides standards, tools and online training to help countries and cities track progress towards their climate goals.

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.