AREA DIRECTOR, NICHOLAS INSTITUTEFOR EN

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Aug 31, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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AREA DIRECTOR, NICHOLAS INSTITUTEFOR EN
Nicholas Institute

Occupational Summary

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University is seeking a director for its Climate and Energy Program. The director will lead the program's research and policy initiatives and serve on the Nicholas Institute's senior leadership team. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, the ability to collaborate with a diverse array of stakeholders and academic researchers, and broad and deep knowledge of climate and energy issues and policy. The Climate and Energy Program Area director will strategically plan and implement initiatives to engage relevant decision makers and provide information and research in several related areas, including international, federal, and state, climate change policy and environmental policy affecting the energy and electricity sectors. The director will collaborate closely with Duke Faculty as well as with representatives of other academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, industry, government agencies, and decision makers to find solutions to the challenges facing the climate and energy sector. About the Nicholas Institute: Created in 2005, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University seeks to address some of the world's most pressing environmental problems through scientifically grounded, rigorous, balanced nonpartisan policy analysis and broad-based dissemination of its work. The Nicholas Institute draws on the unparalleled resources of the Duke University community, including the university's nationally ranked graduate programs in environmental science and policy, business, medicine, engineering, and law, as well as on the considerable expertise of partners in other academic institutions, industry, government, and environmental organizations. These resources have enabled the Nicholas Institute to become a leading policy institute with a core staff and resident faculty dedicated to helping frame the environmental agenda by focusing on important problems and helping develop and recommend effective policies. For further information, visit http://nicholasinstitute.duke.edu/about.

Responsibilities:
  • Engage policy makers, business leaders, and other key stakeholders interested in climate and energy policy to inform their decisions with expert insight.
  • Identify gaps in knowledge and lead interdisciplinary research efforts, especially at the interface of science and policy.
  • Collaborate closely with faculty and researchers at Duke University to leverage and expand the impact of their research efforts, helping them bring their results to the attention of policy makers in a variety of venues.
  • Deliver timely reports, briefings, and testimony for policymakers and their staff at the state, federal and international levels.
  • Organize and lead dialogue with experts across sectors and disciplines to find solutions to critical climate and energy issues.
  • Organize and lead an interdisciplinary working group that brings Duke's faculty members together to share research, discuss issues, and work jointly on projects and proposals.
  • Advance current Nicholas Institute priorities, such as climate change policy, as well as seek opportunities to engage and be responsive to emerging climate and energy issues on the state, regional, national, and international levels. Develop efforts in new and emerging issues.
  • Work collaboratively with other Nicholas Institute directors and staff specializing in issues related to domestic and international fresh water, ocean and coastal policy, environmental economics, ecosystem services, and North Carolina and southeast regional environmental policy.
  • Develop relevant research projects and secure funding for them.
  • Manage grant funds and projects, reporting to funders and Duke Officials on project performance, completion, and impacts.
  • Serve as a point of contact for foundation program officers and, as applicable, other external stakeholders, such as representatives of nonprofits, government agencies, industry, and corporate philanthropies.
  • Manage the general operations of the Climate and Energy Program and the activities of its staff, research consultants, and student interns.
  • Determine the fiscal requirements and prepare budgetary recommendations for the program.
  • Work closely with the Nicholas Institute's development staff to manage the Climate and Energy Program's fundraising activities with foundations, corporations, government agencies, and other funding sources.
  • Participate in Nicholas Institute staff and directors meetings, and serve as a liaison between program staff and the Nicholas Institute director, other program directors, the director of operations and planning, and key stakeholders. Qualifications:
  • Recognized leader in climate and energy policy on the national level, the international level, or both.
  • Juris Doctorate or Doctorate of Philosophy strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in climate and energy policy, including familiarity with policy players and organizations in the field.
  • Ability to interact effectively with elected officials, government agencies, academics, stakeholders groups, and business leaders.
  • Ability to collaborate and engage with Duke University faculty and other relevant experts across campus.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Excellent communications skills and a record of publication in a range of venues.
The position is based at the Nicholas Institute headquarters on the Duke University campus in Durham, North Carolina. Frequent travel to Washington, D.C., and other locations in the United States and internationally is expected. The individual chosen should be able to collaborate with and manage staff at multiple remote locations.

To Apply:
Mail a cover letter and resume detailing your interest in the position to the attention of Jessica Sheffield, Administrative Program Coordinator, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University, Box 90335, Durham, North Carolina 27708, and E-mail Jessica.sheffield@duke.edu. No phone inquiries please.

Duke University is an AA/EO employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability.

Requisition Number
401111487

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
UNIVERSITY

Job Code
3794 AREA DIRECTOR, NICHOLAS INSTITUTE FOR EN

Job Family Level
73

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
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 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.

Education

Master's degree or equivalent in science, engineering, law or policy, or a field directly related to the position. PhD or JD preferred.

Experience

With Master's degree, 7 years of progressive experience in policy and analysis at the international, federal, regional, and/or state level. A degree higher than a Master's degree may substitute for two years of experience.

Auto req ID

79956BR

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.

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