AREA DIRECTOR, NICHOLAS INSTITUTE FOR EN
AREA DIRECTOR, NICHOLAS INSTITUTE FOR EN
This position will lead a university-wide program on increasing access for energy in rural populations across the globe, program's research and policy initiatives and serve on the Nicholas Institute's senior leadership team. The area director will strategically plan and implement sustainable outreach programs and initiatives to engage relevant decision makers of the private and public energy sectors, provide information and research affecting the energy access challenge to inform decisions, will deploy a recent gift to seed the program over a four-year period and design a fund raising plan to create a long-term sustainable funding stream for the project after the fourth year.
The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, the ability to collaborate with the faculty director of the university-wide project to design research programs intended to inform program outreach and to develop educational offerings to broaden undergraduate and graduate students' knowledge of the energy access challenge. The area director will also work with a diverse array of stakeholders, partners and other academic researchers, and decision makers to find solutions that help solve some of the world's most pressing environmental challenges facing international energy (https://nicholasinstitute.duke.edu).
- Manage the general operations of the project on energy poverty and access
- Recruit, manage, and directly supervise research and support staff, including management of various personnel functions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, promotions, transfers and vacation schedules
- Conduct research and disseminate results through appropriate channels, including peer-reviewed academic journals
- Communicate scientific understanding and policy approaches to various audiences
- Coordinate engagement with university faculty, external stakeholders, and policymakers
- Serve as a point of contact for foundation program officers and, as applicable, other external stakeholders, such as representatives from non-profits, corporations and corporate philanthropies
- Work with faculty, staff and stakeholders to plan and conduct meetings, workshops, conferences, and events
- Develop, secure, and manage research funding for assigned area programs
- Determine fiscal requirements for assigned area program and prepare budgetary recommendations
- Manage grant funds and projects, including spending, reporting to Duke units charged with sponsored project monitoring, and reporting to funders on project performance, completion, and impacts
- Work collaboratively with other institute programs on strategic program initiatives, in particular finding ways to integrate work across the program areas
- Identify opportunities for publicizing the Nicholas Institute's work, including informing external stakeholders about research projects and output
- Respond to requests for information from government officials and key decision makers in the private sector
- Supervise and manage student research assistants, internships, and externships related to the project
- Identify new opportunities to involve Duke students and faculty in the project. Represent the Institute through travel to meetings, conferences, and donor solicitations
- Attend Institute staff and director's meetings, and serve as a liaison for research staff in the project to the Institute Director, other program directors, and key stakeholders.
3794 AREA DIRECTOR, NICHOLAS INSTITUTE FOR EN
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Master's degree or equivalent in science, engineering, law or policy, ora field directly related to the position. PhD or JD preferred.
With master's degree, 7 years of progressive experience in policy andanalysis at the international, federal, regional, and/or state level. Adegree higher than a master's degree may substitute for two years ofexperience.
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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.