Job Opportunity with Elemental Excelerator

Equity & Access Project Manager


Help Us Scale our Impact!

Elemental is seeking a passionate self-starter to join its Equity & Access team as Project Manager. In this role, you will design and implement clear and comprehensive processes for the Equity & Access team and continue to build our project management tools and systems. In addition to supporting the Equity & Access team in furthering our methodology so that it is visible and legible so that we can be an outstanding conduit to communities on the frontlines of climate change for the companies we support in the climate, clean infrastructure, and innovation sectors. This is an encouraging team within the organization that will ultimately be expected to lead the equity-centered initiatives at Elemental.

This position will report to the Managing Director, Equity & Access and manage across the projects led by the Manager of Innovation, Equity & Access, Career Pathways Manager and the Senior Partnerships Manager, Equity & Access. The role will also be tasked with ensuring the Equity & Access team’s completion of all contract deliverables are done in a timely manner and in adherence to Elemental’s quality, mission, and values of kuleana (responsibility & stewardship) and joyful work.


Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Project definition and planning
  • Work with team members to create project briefs at the start of a project including timeline, milestones, deliverables, and tasks
  • Add timelines, achievements, deliverables and tasks to team project management system
  • Check in with team members to make sure they are on board and expectations and outcomes are realistic
  • Lead our Equity & Access projects, timelines, and tasks
  • Know the status of Equity & Access projects at all times
  • Use project management tools like Airtable and Basecamp3 to keep track of project status
  • Ensure the Equity & Access team’s completion of all contract deliverables is done in a timely manner and in adherence to Elemental’s quality, mission, and values
  • Know where Equity & Access team members are with tasks and adjust timeline accordingly
  • Communicate project statuses across our team
  • Co-create and strengthen processes and infrastructure to run our workflow as we grow
  • Work with Manager, Equity & Access Innovation to co-develop process that aligns with principles of equitable behavior.
  • Test, and share that process with team leads.
  • Co-develop feedback loop between Elemental’s Equity In program and Elemental’s Equity & Access program that demonstrates our ability to learn and grow with our stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Commitment to iteration, practice, creative problem-solving and just beginning
  • Excitement to hold yourself and our team to aspirations of equity and justice in our processes.
  • Seeks and drives toward clarity at all times
  • Process-driven – can systemically approach tasks and is good at creating and maintaining processes
  • Exceptional communication oral & written – firm, kind, and practical
  • Demonstrate an understanding of equity and justice fundamentals like – power dynamics, who is/is not in the room, who is impacted the most, sharing history & context, and decision-making visibility
  • Demonstrate Elemental’s four values: Growth mindset, Humble spirit, Joyful work, and Kuleana (responsibility and stewardship)

Core Competencies:

  • Substantial work experience and education
  • Experience in design, program development, strategy, or a related field with a track record of leading sophisticated, multi-stakeholder projects
  • Strong project management skills; adept at meeting deadlines and consistently following through to completion of projects
  • Strong communication – oral and written with ability to communicate across various teams and collaborators.
  • Demonstrate Elemental’s four values: Growth mindset, Humble spirit, Joyful work, and Kuleana (responsibility and stewardship)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in product management for web product
  • Experience creating processes and programming that prioritize lived experience, power dynamics, and accessibility in your current work
  • Experience in the early-stage innovation space, with startups, or related ecosystem
  • Experience building a program in its early stages and constantly building for clarity
  • Experience working with technical or entrepreneurship-related organizations

About Elemental Excelerator

About Elemental Excelerator:

Elemental Excelerator is on a mission to redesign the systems at the root of climate change. In 2009, the non-profit launched a new model for funding climate tech deployment. Breaking down barriers to innovation alongside entrepreneurs provides Elemental unique insight into the policy, market, and technology innovation needed to build systems to uplift people and communities around the world. Elemental has invested in over 130 growth-stage companies and celebrated more than 20 exits, funded more than 81 technology projects, and built a platform for scaling equitable, market-driven solutions to climate change.

At Elemental, we blend a growth mindset with the diverse backgrounds and roots of our team, cultivating a dynamic culture where everyone’s contributions are valued and encouraged.

Other Details:

We will consider candidates located in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi or the Bay Area, California where we have HQs. Elemental has a hybrid working model and this role will be expected to be available remotely during HQ working hours based on home office location, and when in-person work resumes must be able to commute to one of our HQ locations: Honolulu, Hawaiʻi or East Palo Alto, California.

Compensation & Benefits:

Elemental Excelerator offers a competitive salary based on the organization’s compensation philosophy, which is grounded in market data. We also offer comprehensive health & welfare benefits and top of the market paid time off. This is a full-time “at-will” position working 40 hours per week.

Elemental Excelerator is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

We will accept and review applications on a rolling basis. Although all applications will be considered, we may be unable to respond to all inquiries.