Startup Portfolio Manager
United States · Remote
Senior · Full time
Posted a year ago

Position Overview 

Third Derivative (D3) is seeking an Ecosystem Success Manager for Startups to manage the cohort portfolio and guide startups through the accelerator program. This position sits within the Ecosystem Success Team, working closely with fellow stakeholder leads and under the leadership of D3’s COO. This individual will also manage more junior Ecosystem Success Associates.

The primary objectives of the position include: overseeing accelerator program execution; track, measure, and monitor support requests from startups; and enhance overall startup experience during the 18-month program. Key results of this position would include increasing the net promoter score (NPS) of cohort startups and increasing speed, quality, and scalability of tailored support delivered to startups.

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Oversee D3 Connectors that serve as primary points of contact for cohort startups

  • Optimize process by which we collect, track, measure, and execute upon startup support requests

  • Design and oversee various phases of the accelerator program

  • Identify and develop startup-only and intra-ecosystem program offerings including, but not limited to, peer-to-peer meetings, pitch clinics, deal days, and expert office hours

  • Continually gather data and input from cohort startups to enhance program offerings

  • Facilitate intra-ecosystem collaboration between cohort startups, mentors, investors, and corporate partners

Minimum Qualifications 

  • At least 5+ years in the climate, energy or startup support sectors, including experience working as a consultant and/or early stage startup founding team member

  • Bachelor's degree in business, sustainability, environment, economics, engineering, or related discipline

  • Experience leading teams and managing complex project portfolios 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills  

  • Extremely detail oriented and organized

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Climate warrior with a demonstrated track record of building or championing climate tech innovation 

  • Master’s level degree, equivalent, or higher, in sustainability, environment, economics, engineering, business or related discipline

  • Experience working with large corporations and investors in support of startup dealmaking

Application Deadline: January 3, 2022


The position can be remote. This will be discussed further throughout the interview process.

Important Note: As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply.


The salary range for this position is $103,000-$121,000. This role has an additional 10% annual bonus target.  Salary to be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.   


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:   

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance   
  • 403b Retirement Options (5% match immediately)   
  • Generous PTO and sick leave   
  • Learning & Development opportunities (including unlimited LinkedIn Learning access)   
  • Parental leave   
  • Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long-Term Disability   
  • Commuter and Wellness Benefits   


Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future.      

We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we:      

  • Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.      
  • Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued.      
  • Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities.      

RMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer   


About RMI     

RMI transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future. That is our mission. That is our passion. And every day, every member of our team of nearly 315 works relentlessly to achieve it. We are driving the global energy transition from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables by working in partnership with businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs to advance market-based solutions. We achieve this by developing breakthrough ideas, testing and refining them, reshaping markets, and bringing solutions to scale. RMI is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an annual budget of $70 million and offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing, China.     


Third Derivative
Third Derivative is an accelerator focused on clean energy and climate tech.
Size:  11-50 employees
Year Founded:  2020
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