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Over the past four years, the Carbon War Room has established itself for our unique approach to battling climate change. This is a time for action. What we do, or do not do, to address climate change in the next ten years will affect life on earth for centuries.

Current positions

There does not have to be a choice between the economy and the environment to meet our 2020 goal of 17 gigatons of absolute carbon reductions. And we have some pretty good ideas about how to make that happen. But what separates great ideas from action with the potential to change the world are the people who bring them to life. We're a small and efficient staff of 15, and because of our size, every person plays an essential role in the organization. If you are interested in joining us as we implement the entrepreneurial change needed to reduce carbon at speed and scale, apply to the positions below. All Candidates must live in Washington DC - New York City or London to be considered. Relocation is not provided

  • Managing Director, Development

    The managing director (MD) of development will oversee all fundraising activities for the combined organization, and will report directly to RMI’s CEO, Jules Kortenhorst. This position calls for a strong manager and a creative leader who is inspired by RMI/CWR’s strategic focus of transforming global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, secure, and low-carbon future. Please apply here.

  • Development Director

    The director will be responsible for helping achieve the organization’s fundraising goals. This includes working with the organization’s programmatic staff to understand and articulate funding needs to create impact and building and leveraging key relationships and contacts within and outside of the organization’s network to ensure we meet our ambitious revenue goals. This position reports to the Managing Director of Development. Please apply here.

  • Shipping Efficiency Operations Manager

    The Operation Manager plays a critical role in the delivery of the Shipping Efficiency (SE) operation - with direct responsibility for ensuring timely, seamless and effective delivery/implementation of the operation’s strategic objectives and goals. The Operation Manager will be based in New York City or Oxford, England. Please apply here.

  • Executive Assistant

    Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room (RMI/CWR) are seeking a person with exceptional organizational and communication skills to provide all administrative and operational support to a select group consisting of 2-3 of RMI/CWR’s Managing Directors and Principals. This position serves as the liaison between these members of the R&C leadership team and external contacts including business partners and donors. Additionally, this person will assist with the day-to-day operations of the east coast offices. This position is based in Washington, D.C. Please apply here.

  • Media Relations Senior Associate

    Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room are seeking a Media Relations Manager with 3-5 years of experience in the media and communications field. This hire will become a full-time member of a 13-person Marketing and Communications team. The Media Relations Senior Associate will lead the media team in the execution of media and communications initiatives, campaigns and tasks including: managing a third-party agency, coordinating interviews and external communications outputs, media monitoring, fielding and responding to media calls and emails, building and maintaining media relationships, administrative support for PR activities, and overseeing the work of a less experienced resource partially dedicated to supporting media work. This position is located in Boulder, Colorado and reports to the Managing Director of Communications. Please apply here.

  • Saint Lucia Ten Island Challenge National Project Co-ordinator

    The National Project Coordinator will facilitate the development and implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects identified by the Government of Saint Lucia and the Saint Lucia Electricity Services Ltd (LUCELEC), which are supported by the Carbon War Room-Rocky Mountain Institute and Clinton Climate Initiative partnership through the Ten Island Challenge. This position will be primarily responsible for ensuring that the project produces the results specified in the project document within Saint Lucia, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost. This task will be conducted in coordination with UNDP Barbados and the OECS. S/he will work with government and UN agencies, the electric utility, NGOs, donors, and the private sector in accordance with the objective and outcomes of the project. Please click here to learn more and apply

  • Ten Island Challenge General Procurement Notice

    Several countries in the Caribbean region will be participating in the Carbon War Room and Rocky Mountain Institute-supported Ten Island Challenge. The Carbon War Room and participating countries intend to apply part of project funding (or affiliate funding/financing) proceeds to payments for goods, related services and consulting services. The Ten Island Challenge is funded by the Carbon War Room and Rocky Mountain Institute in partnership with the Clinton Climate Initiative, participating governments and financial investors. The objective of the Ten Island Challenge is to accelerate participating countries’ transition off fossil fuels, and create a blue print for other isolated economies.

    Governments and utilities participating in the Ten Island Challenge will require consulting services, goods and related services of firms, consultants and suppliers that have proven experience in all the disciplines of renewable energy (i.e. wind, solar, geothermal, waste-to-energy, etc.).

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