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Job Title: Energy Institute at Haas – Executive Director
Job ID: 16705
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department: Haas Centers and Institutes
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Application Review Date: Closed January 14, 2014

Departmental Overview

The Energy Institute at Haas conducts research and promotes curricular programs on energy economics, business, public policy, and technology commercialization. The goal of EI@Haas is to bridge the gap between the frontiers of economic and scientific energy research and the marketplace. Specifically, EI @ Haas is active in the following three areas:

• Analysis: EI @ Haas strives to ensure that energy and environmental policy is based on sound economic and business principles, backed by rigorous empirical evidence and the frontiers of economic research.
• Education: EI @ Haas trains the business and policy leaders of tomorrow to understand the market, policy, and technological challenges of the energy industries.
• Commercialization: EI @ Haas works with scientists to commercialize promising energy technologies, being mindful of the unique scientific, business, and public policy issues they will confront.

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The Haas School of Business develops innovative leaders - individuals who redefine how we do business. Berkeley-Haas, the second oldest business school in the United States, educates 2,200 students each year in six degree-granting programs, and hundreds more through executive education programs. A team of 300 staff members support these students, faculty and alumni through work in areas that include Admissions, Student Services, Career Management, Administration, and Development.

Berkeley-Haas offers opportunities to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and learn continually. Our culture is captured by Four Defining Principles (Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always and Beyond Yourself) that distinguish Berkeley-Haas as a place to learn—and a place to work.

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The Executive Director will report to the Faculty Directors of EI@Haas. The Executive Director will play an integral role in carrying out the Institute’s three-part mission, though his or her primary focus will be the analytical and curricular activities (the first two bullets in the list above).

The Executive Director will be responsible for fostering activities within the Institute as well as working collaboratively with other energy and environmental programs around the UC Berkeley campus. The Executive Director is also expected to form alliances with external constituencies from the business and policy domains and to fundraise.

Specifically, the Executive Director will pursue activities in the following two broad categories:

Outreach and Fundraising (80%)
• Publicize EI@Haas research in the business, policy, and media communities.
• Develop grant proposals for state, federal agencies, and private foundations.
• Represent EI@Haas by speaking at conferences and meeting with business and policy leaders.
• Organize EI@Haas-led conferences and other outreach activities.
• Working in collaboration with the Faculty Directors and others, develop and maintain a high-caliber network of executives, policymakers and thought leaders to assist in Institute planning and fundraising.
• Explore and develop fundraising opportunities from private foundations, federal and state grant programs and corporate donors.

Curriculum Development and Teaching (20%)
• Assist the Faculty Directors in developing and coordinating the energy curriculum for MBAs and undergraduates at the Haas School of Business by finding lecturers to teach existing courses and developing new courses, including new electives that fit within the Haas School’s Berkeley Innovative Leader Development (BILD) experiential learning framework.
• Supervise student-led courses and projects.

Required Qualifications

• Ability to understand and communicate with practitioners about energy and environmental economics and policy research.
• Ability to work collaboratively across disciplines with program/center managers, staff, students and faculty on campus-wide energy initiatives.
• Ability to interact and achieve results with a broad, diverse community of business leaders, funding agencies, and media.
• Ability to develop partnerships with collaborating institutions and firms. Experience in developing and maintaining networks of business people and policymakers who can contribute to curricular and extracurricular university programs.
• Expert oral and written communication skills.
• Knowledge of fundraising and development campaigns.

Education and Training

• Masters level or higher degree.
• 5 years of senior-level experience as a professional or consultant in the energy industry.

Salary & Benefits

The salary for this fulltime career position is commensurate with experience, plus benefits.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:  

Criminal Background Check

This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


UC Berkeley has an online applicant website and no longer accepts applications via mail.

We require applicants to submit a cover letter and resume when applying for this position.

Please submit the cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

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