winrock Remote, USA Full-time 2022-07-29

POSITION TITLE: E2 Temporary Program Associate 

LOCATION: Arlington, VA or remote within the USA

DEPARTMENT: Environment and Energy (E2) Group 

REPORTS TO: Senior Manager, New Business, E2  

Winrock International (Winrock) is recruiting applicants for an E2 Temporary Program Associate to support Winrock’s Environment and Energy (E2) Group. This is a temporary role and responsibilities, duties and qualifications are described in the below position description.  While this role can be remote within the USA, the hours will be East Coast Time (EST). 


Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. The E2 Group is comprised of three units: Ecosystem Services, Clean Energy, and Forestry and Natural Resource Management. The E2 group collaborates closely with other Winrock Groups, including Agriculture, Resilience and Water; Human Rights, Education & Empowerment; and Corporate Affairs, to identify and implement cutting-edge solutions to climate change. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners.  By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world. 

Job Overview: The Temporary Program Associate role is a temporary 6-month, full-time position. The role requires a well organized, detail-oriented person who is able to work collaboratively with multiple teams to support project development across the globe.  


Major Responsibilities:  

  • Support with monitoring and tracking of E2 projects including: 1) spending pipeline(s); 2) subcontracts; and 3) project consulting agreements.  
  • Conduct research on relevant topics to support project implementation and E2 thought leadership and opportunity positioning.  
  • Develop communications and outreach material for project success stories, new business efforts, fact sheets, blog posts and other communication materials.   
  • Assist with database updates, pipeline management and intel-gathering on prospective opportunities and partnerships. 
  • Conduct administrative tasks in support of program development, including but not limited to:  
  • Develop project contracts, sub-agreements, and consulting agreement  
  • Develop and update project narratives and submit cost center requests  
  • Conduct procurement and payment requests for project and new business vendors.  
  • Support maintenance of project and new business folders, files, reports (financial, technical, operations and management).  
  • Support project logistical needs as requested for events, workshops, trainings, travel, and scheduling.  
  • Conduct strategic growth research including competitor analyses, funding projections, client forecasts, sector trends, and geographic specific data. 
  • Support proposal development through meeting coordination, conducting research, and drafting/formatting proposal pieces including tables, institutional capabilities statements, CVs, and staffing plan.  
  • Other new business support/administrative assistance, as needed and available.  



Job Requirements:  


  • Bachelor’s degree in field relevant field to E2’s work (forestry, ecology, energy, environment policy, climate change), advanced degree preferred.  
  • Additional certifications in project management or topics relevant to E2 desired.  



  • Demonstrated work or internship experience in new business development, technical writing, or research-focused roles.  
  • Knowledge of and experience in ecosystem services, clean energy, forestry, natural resource management, and/or community development research desired 


Skills and Knowledge 

  • Exceptional writing and other communications skills required.  
  • Experience writing or contributing to grant applications/proposals preferred.  
  • Experience in research and data analysis. 
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills, ability to think critically and work independently while balancing multiple priorities and deadlines.  
  • Willingness to learn 
  • Commitment to pursuing a career in international development strongly preferred.  
  • International experience preferred.  
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint).  
  • English fluency; fluency in a second language strongly preferred.  



  • Must not require sponsorship to work in the US. 

Winrock thanks all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet requisite criteria and are shortlisted will be contacted. 

As a condition of employment at Winrock, all US-based Winrock staff, regardless of location must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Winrock offers competitive pay and an excellent 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