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Deputy Program Director - Policy & Markets

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Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Deputy Program Director - Policy & Markets

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$81,075 - $101,115

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm (This position might have the ability to have a flexible schedule and hybrid work location as determined by business need and supervisor discretion)

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

NC Clean energy Technology Center

About the Department:

The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center, at N.C. State University advances a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies. This mission is accomplished through work in the following major program areas; Renewable Energy, Clean Power & Industrial Efficiency, Clean Transportation, Green Building, Economic Development, Energy Policy & Markets, Workforce Development and Education & Outreach. The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center serves as a resource for innovative, clean energy technologies through demonstration, research and analysis, technical assistance, outreach and training. More information about the NCCETC is available at
About the Policy & Markets Program:The NC Clean Energy Technology Center’s Policy & Markets Program works to advance a sustainable energy economy by conducting objective research and analysis and providing education and technical assistance on energy policy issues nationwide. Energy Policy & Markets Program staff manage multiple high-profile national and regional energy policy research, analysis, and technical assistance projects that require an exceptionally high degree of expertise and leadership. The Energy Policy & Markets Program conducts work across numerous clean energy technologies and topics, including renewable energy, distributed energy resources, power decarbonization, grid modernization, transportation electrification, building electrification, energy efficiency, utility business models, rate design, and more. Many industry stakeholders, including policymakers and regulators, clean energy businesses, government agencies, non-profit organizations, utilities, and consumers depend on timely, high-quality data and analysis from the Energy Policy & Markets Program.

Essential Job Duties:

The primary work of the position is to support the Managing Director – Policy & Markets in leadership of the Center’s Energy Policy & Markets Team. The Deputy Director – Policy & Markets will report to the Managing Director – Policy & Markets and support all policy program activities, including the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE), DSIRE Insight, and the Carolinas Renewable Energy Development Assistance and Siting Hub. This work will include a combination of project management, grant management, policy analysis, partnership and business development, stakeholder engagement, and thought leadership.

Primary duties include:

  • Collaborating with the Managing Director – Policy & Markets to develop strategic plans and initiatives for the Policy & Markets Team.
  • Managing major grant-funded projects, including the Carolinas Renewable Energy Development Assistance and Siting Hub.
  • Developing and managing partnerships with other organizations.
  • Conducting policy research and analysis, staying abreast of recent energy policy developments and trends, and synthesizing findings to produce insights and thought leadership.
  • Presenting on energy policy topics at workshops, conferences, and other meetings, and representing the Center at various working group and stakeholder meetings.
  • Engaging with potential policy research & analysis clients and developing proposed scopes of work.
  • Identifying and leading the preparation of policy-focused proposal responses to federal, state, and foundation funding opportunities.
  • Conducting stakeholder engagement and facilitating workshops and meetings.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Writing blog posts and contributing to DSIRE Insight publications.
  • Developing responses to information requests by policymakers, media representatives, and other stakeholders regarding renewable energy and energy efficiency policy; and
  • Engaging with faculty, undergraduate and graduate students at the University as requested to support research projects related to clean energy; and
  • Collaborating with other NCCETC programs on projects and initiatives with policy elements.
  • Supervising policy analyst staff and/or interns.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field.
  • Five years or more of work experience in a relevant field.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Significant knowledge of clean energy and energy policy.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking skills.
  • Experience managing large projects and initiatives.
  • Ability to work as a team player and collaborator.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Willingness to travel as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Seven or more years of work experience in a relevant field.
  • Advanced degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience supervising staff and/or interns; and.
  • Grant writing and business development experience.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include as attachments a resume, cover letter, and contact information for at least 3 professional references.

Position Number:


Position Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Department ID:

140150 - The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center


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