Project Coordinator

World Resources Institute (WRI)
Beijing, China
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Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
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The World Resources Institute (WRI) seeks a Project Coordinator. The Project Coordinator will serve both the China Energy and Water Programs of WRI. The Project Coordinator will provide a variety of support functions to, including: financial management, contracts coordination, donor reporting requirements, communications efforts, administrative tasks, event organization, database management, research support, funding prospecting, and proposal development. 


  • Support team leads on internal financial management, to include: create, manage, and update project budgets, review and track project expenses to ensure costs are recorded properly;
  • Monitor and manage contracts and payment requests for all subgrants and contracts ensuring all paperwork is up to date and that payments are made in timely manner;
  • Manage project grants to ensure compliance with grants and funder rules, responsible management of funds, meeting funder reporting deadlines, invoicing partners, and preparing financial reports;
  • Help organize internal and external events in collaboration with partners;
  • Produce newsletters for program stakeholders, summarizing news articles and publications, and providing a brief update on activities;
  • Assist in internal project planning and reporting processes, including by drafting annual project plans, and quarterly project and financial reports;
  • Coordinate outreach and develop communications materials around project events, publications, press releases, web development, and blogs;
  • Assist in fundraising tasks, including tracking online fora for pending grant opportunities, contributing to project proposals, creating budgets for proposals, and more general donor stewardship (outreach around events or publication releases, etc); and
  • Support the project staff with other administrative duties as needed: maintaining contact email list, scheduling team meetings, drafting correspondence, taking and circulating meeting notes, ensuring follow-up on action items as appropriate, booking travel, tracking project deliverables and timelines, preparing expense report, etc.


  • Master degree (preferably in environment policy/engineering, energy, water, or related fields) with an excellent academic record.
  • Minimum 1 year work experience on project management in environment policy/engineering, water or related field.
  • Excellent oral and written Chinese and English, and outstanding inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to write in an organized, clear, and articulate manner;
  • Strong computer skills, including high proficiency in Microsoft Office, web-based communications (Skype, GoToMeeting, etc.), and internet research;
  • Strong team spirits, and ability to handle multiple priorities, take initiative, and deliver under tight deadlines;
  • Willingness to travel and to concentrate on field work as needed;
  • Demonstrated capacity to work well under pressure with competing demands;
  • Results focused, with a strong team orientation, and the ability to work well under pressure toward a tight deadline;
  • Commitment to WRI’s mission and institutional values;

Final candidate will be required to take a writing test.


China Energy Lead and China Water Lead

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package

Duration: Full-time

Location: Beijing, China

To Apply: Qualified applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered. Please include a cover letter with your application.

Application Deadline: Open till filled.