[ES_JOBS_NET] Managing Director, Rocky Mountain Institute, Colorado
Christine.Wiedinmyer at Colorado.EDU
Mon Aug 27 09:42:32 MDT 2018
Full-time Regular Full-Time
Boulder, CO, US
Rocky Mountain Institute is an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit cofounded in 1982 by Amory Lovins, RMI's chairman emeritus and chief scientist. RMI now has approximately 190 full-time staff, annual operations of $50 million, and a global reach and reputation. The organization has grown about 25% per year over the last five years. In 2014, Carbon War Room merged with and now operates as part of RMI.
The firm is a non-profit organization; its mission is to accelerate the global energy transition towards a clean prosperous and secure low carbon future. Most of RMIs work is focused on the shift away from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables using market-based, business-lead solutions. RMI understands that profit does not have to be pitted against our planet, and that the energy transition can be made economically and made now, regardless of the policy environment. RMI is non-partisan and independent, and works with existing and new technologies to improve everything connected to our energy system-from how businesses and governments produce and use power, to how we live and work. RMI boldly tackles the toughest long-term problems-challenges often ignored by those held to short-term results.
RMI applies rigorous techno-economic research, whole-systems expertise, and entrepreneurial approaches to help markets take advantage of breakthrough energy innovations. The institute embeds deeply in industries to find pain points, then-with influential partners-develops, tests and refines innovative business models and solutions. Working together with business, philanthropists, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs the Institute then seeks to remove market barriers and scale the deployment of low-carbon energy.
Clean Energy in Developing Countries
Economically viable paths to clean energy help developing countries to deploy a long term competitive energy infrastructure and at the same time reduce pollution, peak carbon emissions early and improve the health of their citizens. RMI is supporting governments and energy companies in the developing world to make this transition a reality.
· The organization is working with top government officials and local partners to accelerate the transition of Caribbean island economies to locally sourced, renewable energy, and creating a blueprint for other isolated economies.
· RMI is partnering with governments and other stakeholders to improve electricity access and drive economic development in sub-Saharan Africa for people who are underserved or have no access to electricity, shifting the region's paradigm away from a high dependence on centralized, fossil fuelled grids.
· In China, RMI partners with the government to help the nation profitably surpass its existing national energy and emissions targets, dramatically reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, and set a clear pathway for the developing world to follow.
In these and other countries, RMI acts as a catalyst, blazing trails to create energy systems that are environmentally friendly and free from the fluctuations of unpredictable oil prices.
In the same way that a rapid transition is shaping up in the energy system, there is also a revolution in mobility under way. The mobility system of the future is likely shared, smart and electrified as opposed to a system based on based personal, internal combustion engine vehicles without built-in intelligence. While five years ago, these ideas were mostly long term dreams, they are now rapidly being brought to reality in pockets of the world. But it is both likely, and crucially necessary for greenhouse gas emissions and urban pollution, that this shift accelerates.
The wonders of the modern transportation system-our cars, trucks, ships, and planes-move us and our goods around the world at very little cost in time and money. Unfortunately, that system's carbon emissions impose a cost we cannot afford to pay any longer: shipping and aviation each emit about as much carbon as Germany's entire economy. In the U.S., fully 20 percent of carbon emissions come from cars, while freight-hauling big rigs are even more carbon intensive. But electric mobility and transport is increasingly within reach due to the very rapid reduction in battery costs, and othese systems advantages.
As a thought leader in sustainable mobility, RMI is accelerating the adoption of electric, autonomous mobility services, and clean shipping solutions in US cities, as well as in India and China with an aim to scale these efforts globally. RMI has worked with a broad range of partners in Austin, TX to help the city transform its passenger mobility and address its congestion and pollution. The organization has been an important partner of the Indian government in developing and launching its passenger mobility plan, which includes a plan to ban the sale of internal combustion engine passenger cars by 2030. RMI is also leading work on the integration between electric vehicles and the power grid.
Other parts of the mobility program focus on driving industry demand for more efficient shipping, and reducing carbon emissions from trucking fleets by improving confidence in fuel-saving technologies.
Rocky Mountain Institute is seeking talented, strategic Managing Directors who can provide overall leadership for some of its key programs by developing and implementing long-term strategic plans and impactful programs. The new MDs will be expected to develop strategic partnerships and business relationships around the world while raising funding, all with an eye to scaling the impact of the Institute within their practice or countries. Successful candidates will have a passion for energy efficiency, renewable energy and/or sustainable mobility and will have the ability to influence industry and government leaders at the highest levels.
Managing Directors report to the CEO, are members of the senior leadership of the Institute and collaborate closely with other Managing Directors across the program organization to develop and execute RMI's overall programmatic strategies. Although a non-profit organization, RMI's Managing Directors operate like a professional partnership firm.
Managing Directors will also build and lead teams, mentoring junior employees and helping create a high-performance working environment where RMI's staff can realize professional growth and impact success.
Managing Directors take a very active role in pursuing funding for their programs, through philanthropic avenues, government and multilateral funding and collaboration revenue.
Passionate to make a difference, and to deliver impact towards a clean, prosperous and secure, low-carbon energy future.
Deep experience in the global energy sector, and/or the electric/autonomous transportation industry.
Specific expertise and recognized thought leadership in one or more areas including; energy efficiency, sustainable mobility, renewables, developing country energy transitions.
Global citizen who has worked with/in developing countries.
Fundraising experience, having raised funds from both public and private sources
Strong relationship builder with commercial experience and an understanding of how to drive profitability in an energy-oriented business.
Ability and willingness to help shape RMIs organizational culture and to work in the context of RMI's partnership philosophy.
Demonstrated extensive work experience at the most senior levels in the energy and mobility industry with heavy emphasis on project-based environments including project development, consulting or professional services
In addition to the above experiences, the new Managing Directors should have a creative streak, and together with RMI's Chief Scientist, Amory Lovins, identify and track themes around which future RMI programs might be developed.
Qualified candidates for this position will need to demonstrate the following critical competences:
· Thought Leadership and Strategic Orientation - Combines deep thematic knowledge with strong strategic understanding as well as analytical conceptual thinking abilities, which result in identifying and leveraging opportunities to pursue the aspired outcomes for RMI. Possess sharp eye and judgement for opportunities and leverage points.
· Collaboration & Influencing - Creates constructive relationships with all levels of the global energy or transportation community and engages others to develop and pursue a common goal. Fosters cross-cultural collaboration within the organization and passionately engages with governments, business and civil society, resulting in a network of enduring partnerships with external actors. Seen as highly credible internal and external to the organization.
· Building Organizational Capability - Has strong orchestrating ability as demonstrated by success in galvanising and bringing together, while supporting, and developing, a diverse and talented global community. Thereby developing long-term capabilities of others and the organization. Leads by inspiring, catalysing and bringing together the organization's strengths.
· Results Orientation - Demonstrates an action orientation and an entrepreneurial approach to identify challenges, establish priorities, and implement viable solutions, as well as fluidity to champion evolving priorities and directions for the organization. Has demonstrated ability to achieve through mobilizing resources and tapping on talent.
The successful candidate will be paid a competitive compensation package commensurate to the level of responsibilities of this role at an NGO.
RMI currently has offices in Boulder and in Basalt in Colorado, in New York and Washington DC on the US East coast and in Beijing, China. New offices are under consideration in India and the San Francisco area. Ideally, new MDs will live near or relocate to one of these (new) offices.
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