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World Resource Institute

World Resource Institute

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 u...


DC-Washington, United States

9 Apr 2013

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Compensation details:
Commensurate with education, experience and position responsibilities. WRI offers a comprehensive benefits package

Communications Coordinator - GHG Protocol

Join the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business.

DC-Washington, United States

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:
Commensurate with education, experience and position responsibilities. WRI offers a comprehensive benefits package

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WRI’s Climate and Energy Program (CEP) seeks a highly motivated and innovative Communications Coordinator to implement communications efforts as well as the training program for the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol. The GHG Protocol is the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage GHG emissions, and provides the accounting framework for nearly every GHG standard and program worldwide.

The Communications Coordinator will help the GHG Protocol team meet its objectives by increasing the volume, focus, and impact of outreach to target audiences including the business community, policymakers, and media at the national, subnational, and international level. The individual will also support the GHG Protocol training program, focusing on coordinating webinars and increasing program outreach and marketing. The anticipated time split will be 60% on GHG Protocol communications and 40% on the training program.



  • Lead GHG Protocol communications efforts and serve as primary liaison with WRI External Relations staff
  • Lead the development and execution of strategic communication plans for the GHG Protocol, working with the team to identify high-priority projects, publications, and events and to highlight GHG Protocol research, analysis, and experts
  • Seek opportunities to build staff expert visibility – through media engagement, blog posts, internal and external events, and other venues
  • Develop and maintain traditional (e.g., press releases, brochures) and advanced (e.g., blogs, social media) communication and outreach tools
  • Maintain and update the GHG Protocol website
  • Help edit GHG Protocol working papers, journal articles, and other materials
  • Help manage partner relationships around implementation of communications strategies
  • Manage GHG Protocol branding, including fielding and responding to logo usage requests


  • Coordinate training webinars on GHG Protocol standards, including processing of payments and responding to inquiries on the training program
  • Conduct outreach to promote the trainings
  • Support the development of e-learning platforms by communicating with the contractor and reviewing the project at various stages of development


At least 2 years’ professional experience in communications and/or marketing
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, with excellent academic record
Excellent writing, editing, and oral communications skills
Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and HTML; familiarity with Drupal a plus
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) a plus
Knowledge of and interest in trends in online services and social media
Knowledge of greenhouse gas accounting and climate change issues highly desirable
Ability to self-motivate, stay organized, and work both independently and as part of a team
Strong attention to detail and ability to learn new software and systems quickly

Start Date: May 2013
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