Program Coordinator

Energy Innovation Reform Project
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 01

Position description

Energy Innovation Reform Project

Program Coordinator

The Energy Innovation Reform Project (EIRP) seeks a program coordinator to support the executive director in managing its policy and research programs. The position blends core management and administrative duties with additional research, policy and writing. The successful candidate will have 3-4 years' related experience, an understanding of energy and climate policy issues, and strong skills as an organizer and a writer. This is an excellent opportunity for advancement in a small yet ambitious organization based in Arlington, VA.

EIRP is a nonprofit organization that promotes the development of advanced energy technologies and practices that improve the affordability, reliability, safety and security of American energy supplies and our energy economy. EIRP advocates for public policies and private-sector initiatives that promote sustained innovation in, and commercialization of, advanced energy technologies, focusing on strategically significant technologies that can compete in global energy markets.

We believe in the promise of energy innovation—and the importance of being realistic about what it will take to get there. Innovation is the key to a better energy future for America and we are working to make American energy innovation policies more efficient and effective, reflecting the realities of national and international energy markets and the vital role that energy plays in our lives.

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--Collect, compile and disseminate weekly or monthly reporting from staff and consultants

--Attend senior staff meetings/conference calls and prepare brief summaries of any agreed actions/decisions; monitor implementation and report to executive director

--Monitor adherence to strategic plan goals and timelines and report to executive director


Research and Analysis


--Monitor energy-related policies and proposals in administration, on Capitol Hill and in industry, think tanks, and advocacy groups and report weekly to executive director

--Monitor energy technology sector, especially new research and development and new projects, and report weekly to executive director

--Attend briefings and other events and prepare summaries for executive director

--Conduct directed research on energy technology and policy issues and write brief analytical summaries/reports for executive director


External Relations


--Ensure timely and regular updates to web site

--Manage institutional social media accounts, including regular social media posts

--Assist in drafting proposals and other external communications

--Draft budgets for foundation and other proposals, with assistance from bookkeeper

--Monitor expenditures under foundation and other grants and report to executive director

--Track payments under grants and contracts and report to executive director

--Monitor institutional email accounts and facilitate responses as needed




--Work with executive director and accounting manager to develop annual budget and regular reports to board

--Report bi-weekly to executive director on budget vs. actual revenue and expenditures and cash flow

--With accounting manager, support annual audit by outside accounting firm

--Track contract timelines, performance and payment and report to executive director


Management and Human Resources


--Serve as chief administrative officer and resource for all staff and consultants

--Under supervision of executive director, negotiate contracts with vendors and consultants

--Ensure adherence to organizational policies and procedures

--Monitor changes in federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and report to executive director as appropriate; work with outside consultants to develop/revise policies as needed

--Manage administrative requirements of staff hiring and discharge

--Research and recommend vendors to executive director as needed

--Maintain organizational records, including board minutes and corporate documents

--Coordinate administrative matters as needed with funders or other organizational partners



--BA/BS in public policy, energy/environment, or related fields, MA/MS preferred

--Excellent communication and writing skills

--Competent in Word, PowerPoint and Excel

--Comfort with Mac operating systems

Application instructions


This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional in a fast-growing, highly respected organization. EIRP is prepared to offer a competitive compensation package, including health, 401(k), and vacation benefits, commensurate with experience and skills.

To Apply:

Please email letter of interest, including salary requirements and resume to: [email protected]

EIRP will review applications on a rolling basis and will accept applications until position has been filled

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