Rocky Mountain Institute

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)'s mission is to transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.

WHO WE ARE

We are an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit cofounded in 1982 by Amory Lovins, RMI's chairman emeritus and chief scientist. RMI now has approximately 180 full-time staff, annual operations of $42 million, and a global reach and reputation.

WHAT WE DO

RMI engages businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs to accelerate the adoption of market-based solutions that cost-effectively shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables. We employ rigorous research, analysis, and whole-systems expertise to develop breakthrough insights. We then convene and collaborate with diverse partnersbusiness, government, academic, nonprofit, philanthropic, and militaryto accelerate and scale solutions.

OUR VALUES

LASTING IMPACT: We are accountable to have impact and deliver it through teamwork and external collaboration. Our work and reputation rest on three legs: quality, integrity, and independence.

BOLD INNOVATION: We encourage and support entrepreneurship and business building. We foster creativity and innovation.

UNRIVALED TEAM: We attract, motivate, develop, and retain the best group of diverse people. We combine humility in our behavior with boldness in our strategic thinking.

EFFECTIVE FRUGALITY: We use our resources thoughtfully and transparently. We promote a healthy balance between work and personal life.

HOW WE DO IT

Globally, the demand for fossil fuels is still strong, even as the severe impacts of climate change grow clearer. Policy and advocacy are struggling and can't succeed on their own. That is why we're transforming industries to radically reduce carbon emissions and helping nations to develop sustainably.

Industry and business are best placed to transform energy use because when markets lead, change happens at massive scale, and climate-friendly policies and politics follow. But sometimes markets need help shifting to new ways of doing business. Many cost-effective, low-carbon technologies exist today that can scale faster, and RMI is a trusted partner to make that happen in boardrooms and factory floors around the world.

RMI's approach is to THINK bigger, DO boldly, and SCALE globally. We apply rigorous research, analysis, and whole-systems expertise to unlock market-based solutions that can be replicated and implemented now. We demonstrate these solutions in the real-world, then we design and develop mechanisms to scale these solutions at the rate required to meet the climate challenge head-on. We don't do it alone. With philanthropic support, we convene and collaborate with diverse partnersbusiness, government, academic, nonprofit, philanthropic, and militaryto accelerate and scale solutions that tackle the toughest long-term problems.

Abundance by Design

Rocky Mountain Institute Remote
Dec 06, 2020
Full time role
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is seeking a Program Marketing Lead e to support the marketing and communications (M&C) strategy and execution for the Breakthrough Technologies program. At RMI we work to accelerate the transition to a sustainable future. A critical part of our work is identifying process and technology gaps, as well as their critical market barriers. Clean technologies have struggled to deploy commercially and at the unprecedented scale and speed required to meet 1.5 degree targets. To address these challenges, the Breakthrough Technology team works to identify the mechanisms to unlock markets, to accelerate commercialization of emerging technologies and solutions, and to demonstrate market development pathways.   This hire will work as an integral part of RMI’s Breakthrough Technologies team, while also being a part of RMI’s broader Marketing & Communications team. RMI communications plans utilize diverse channels and media. A successful...
Rocky Mountain Institute Remote
Dec 06, 2020
Full time role
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is seeking a Program Coordinator to support the Breakthrough Technologies program. At RMI we work to accelerate the transition to a sustainable future. A critical part of our work is identifying process and technology gaps, as well as their critical market barriers. Clean technologies have struggled to deploy commercially and at the unprecedented scale and speed required to meet 1.5 degree targets. To address these challenges, the Breakthrough Technology team works to identify the mechanisms to unlock markets, to accelerate commercialization of emerging technologies and solutions, and to demonstrate market development pathways.   This Program Coordinator should have exceptional organizational and communication skills to facilitate successful execution of all operations within the Breakthrough Technologies program, enabling maximum impact and return on investment. The Program Coordinator plays a key role in ensuring that the knowledge...
Rocky Mountain Institute Remote
Nov 16, 2020
Full time role
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 250 works tirelessly to achieve it. We are driving the global energy transition from fossil fuels to energy solutions focused on electrification, deep 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(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an annual budget of more $50 million and offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; Oakland, California; New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.      Location   This position is open to all U.S. RMI office locations, and will be  remote through the COVID-19...
Rocky Mountain Institute Remote
Nov 16, 2020
Full time role
New technologies and business models are critically needed for the energy transition but suffer from inadequate investment. Third Derivative is a joint venture between RMI and New Energy Nexus that reimagines how early-stage cleantech is brought to market by combining an accelerator, 8+ integrated VC funds ($800M+ in capital), 15 global corporate partners (including Microsoft, AT&T, Wells Fargo, Shell, and others), and RMI’s knowledge, expertise and network. Vertically integrating an early stage accelerator and VC fund with corporates’ resources and know-how will overcome the capital intensity and timeline challenges of cleantech investing.    Position Overview  Third Derivative is seeking a Venture Associate that serves a critical role in supporting the VC funds and accelerator. The Venture Associates will be cleantech subject matter experts, familiar with technologies, market trends, competitive landscape, etc. They will develop...
Rocky Mountain Institute Remote
Nov 16, 2020
Full time role Contract position
RMI is seeking a Talent Acquisition (TA) Administrative professional to support the TA Coordinator, Manager and Director with a variety of recruiting-related tasks. The TA assistant will ensure high-quality and timely execution of transactional and administrative recruiting processes. This individual will have strong communication and calendaring skills, along with the ability to work independently. This position will be a temporary position 30-40 hours per week, with the potential to move into a full-time role.     Responsibilities:   Own the interview scheduling process: both inside and outside of Calendly system.   Work to optimize the interview scheduling process for ease of reporting and output.   Communicate directly with TA Manager on interview scheduling updates to assist in the recruiting process moving along as quickly as possible.  Maintain and...
Rocky Mountain Institute Remote
Nov 16, 2020
Full time role
Are you a leader who loves solving problems, building deep and leverageable networks and collaborating with others in federal and state policy initiatives? Do you have the self-motivation, curiosity, creativity and ability to persuade others toward meaningful results? Are you passionate about making the world a better place? If yes, then join our growing team!    Program Overview    Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI) U.S. Program coordinates nationwide strategy in collaboration with the CEO and our Communications and Business Development teams. The program provides technical assistance to government and other entities, working closely with a broad range of stakeholders to advance RMI’s impact at the state and federal levels.      The new government affairs function within RMI’s U.S....