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Objective Coordinator – Washington, D.C.

Organization: World Resources Institute

Position Title: Objective Coordinator

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours & Compensation: Full-time. Salary commensurate with education, experience, and position responsibilities.

Position Dates: Start May 2013.

Application Deadline: None posted.

Posted On: April 12, 2013.

Organization Overview:

The World Resources Institute is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action.We work with governments, companies, and civil society to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges. WRI’s transformative ideas protect the earth and promote development because sustainability is essential to meeting human needs and fulfilling human aspirations in the future.

Established in 1982, WRI is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization respected globally by policymakers, NGOs, and corporate leaders because of the rigorous quality, balance, and independence of its work. With its think-tank roots, WRI values innovative ideas, working collaboratively, and thinking independently. WRI employees see the results of their hard work and have the satisfaction of making a significant difference in the world.

Currently a $50 million organization with an international staff of approximately 250, WRI works with more than 400 partners in 50 countries. WRI provides objective information and practical proposals for policy and institutional change that foster environmentally sound, socially equitable development.


WRI’s Climate and Energy Program (CEP) seeks an assertive, detail-orietned , and highly organized individual to support the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol Objective. The GHG Protocol  is the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage GHG emissions. It provides the accounting framework for nearly every GHG standard and program worldwide – from the International Standards Organization to the Climate REgistry – as well as hundreds of GHG inventories prepared by individual companies.

This is an excellent position for someone seeking to gain management and administrative experience as well as exposure to GHG accounting and climate change issues. The position requires someone able to work well independently, being adaptable to rapidly changing priorities, and an ability to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines. The Objective Coordinator will provide support to the GHG Protocol team on a variety of administrative and logistical tasks including financial management, events coordination, database management, communications support, and related activities. The Coordinator will report to CEP’s Operation Manager.


Grant, budget, financial, and contract management

  • Create and manage project budgets including monitoring monthly expenses and updating budgets quarterly
  • Manage project grants including ensuring compliance with funder rules and regulations, meeting funder reporting deadlines, responsible management of funds, and assisting with writing funder reports
  • Assist in fundraising tasks, including creating budgets for funding proposals and as needed in drafting funder proposals
  • Assist in coordinating the payments for the GHG Protocol webinar trainings and eLearning courses.
  • Create and maintain contract and subgrant agreements and payment requests

Administrative and Management

  • Help organize internal and external meetings, workshops, and conferences; take and circulate meeting notes/minutes and track follow-up as necessary
  • Coordinate applications for the Built on GHG Protocol Mark
  • Ensure frequent and clear communication between GHG Protocol D.C. and international staff as well as external partners
  • Assist in annual project planning and quarterly project status updates
  • Assist in coordinating multi-stakeholder engagement in development of standards and guidance
  • Help manage and maintain the constituent database, including adding and rvising contacts, updating communications information, and responding to data queries
  • Serve as a point of contact for internal and external requests for information. Support outreach and communication efforts (e.g. publications, press releases, web development, etc.) in collaboration with GHG Protocol and CEP communications staff and External Relations
  • Assist with recruiting staff and interns and provide orientation and training as needed.


  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience and Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience with or demonstrated aptitude for financial management (non-profit background a plus)
  • Fluency in English; international experience or a second language is a plus.
  • Interest of knowledge in GHG accounting, sustainability, or environment and/or cimate change issues a plus
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in a high-paced team environment
  • Strong writing, editing, database management, and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills including high level of comfort with Microsoft Office, web-based communications (e.g. Skype, GoToMeeting, etc.), experience with Raiser’s EDge a plus
  • Commitment to WRI’s mission and values and interest in climate and energy issues

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants should apply online at All applications must be submitted online in order to be formally considered.

Contact Information:

World Resources Institute,

10 G Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

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