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Senior program manager, clean energy and circular economy


Winrock International


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POSITION TITLE: Senior Program Manager, Clean Energy and Circular Economy

LOCATION: Arlington, Virginia; Little Rock, Arkansas; or remote within the United States

REPORTS TO: Director, Clean Energy and Circular Economy (CECE)


Are you passionate about increasing access to clean energy and supporting a circular economy in low-income countries? Are you a great project manager and writer with critical thinking skills? And, are you fluent in Spanish? If so, we want you on our team! Our CECE team works in two fields. Under clean energy, we specialize in off-grid solar applications for rural smallholders, including solar water pumps and solar chillers; and access to energy in developing countries, including solar home/business/school systems. Under circular economy, we address urban pollution issues including solid waste management and plastic pollution reduction.

The CECE Senior Program Manager position offers in-depth involvement in both management and technical aspects of our portfolio of projects, which includes work in the Caribbean, Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Vietnam, Nepal, and Indonesia. The Program Manager will serve as home office manager responsible for achieving the results of large, multi-year projects, and will play a key role in major proposals, including technical design and travel for proposal development. This position also offers the opportunity to exchange insights and learnings with thought leaders on energy and environmental issues facing the Global South.

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week). Candidates must be based in the U.S. and are expected to align work hours with the Eastern time zone.

Who we’re looking for: Candidates with at least 7 years of environment-related project management experience who have completed at least a bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to clean energy, environmental finance, environmental sciences, or natural resource management. Master’s degree is preferred. Candidates must be fluent in speaking, writing, and understanding the Spanish language.

Candidates who have demonstrated experience in renewable energy and/or circular economy (mitigation of air, water, and/or plastic pollution) are preferred. Candidates must have demonstrated experience working on projects in at least one low-income country. Candidates with experience managing large USAID funded projects preferred.

Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 20%.

Application materials: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and relevant writing sample. In the writing sample, please make sure it is solely written by you with a maximum of 5 pages.  In your cover letter, please tell us why you are interested in working for Winrock and what interests you in this particular position. Note that applicants must not require employer sponsorship to work in the United States.

Salary: This position has a salary range between $120,000 – $134,000 with an additional 10% 403b annual contribution and an excellent additional benefits package.

Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. Winrock recruits, employs, trains, promotes and compensates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law.

At Winrock we have a clear mission: Empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources through unwavering dedication to accountability, equity, innovation, integrity and transformation.

Winrock knows that its success comes from the hard work and steadfast dedication of its diverse workforce. Winrock remains committed to maintaining diversity, inclusion, and equity across the entire organization.

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