Job Title: Executive Director (0378U) #22900
Job ID: 22900
Location: Washington D.C.
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department: Haas Centers and Institutes
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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.
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About The E2e Project: The E2e Project is a joint initiative of the Energy Institute at Haas at the University of California, Berkeley, the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC) at the University of Chicago: three recognized leaders in energy research. E2e's mission is to solve one of the most perplexing energy puzzles of our time—the efficiency gap. E2e tackles understanding the energy efficiency gap through.
The E2e Project is supported by a generous grant from The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
The Executive Director will report to the Faculty Directors of E2e: Michael Greenstone (University of Chicago), Chris Knittel (MIT), and Catherine Wolfram (UC Berkeley). The Executive Director will manage the daily operations of the center and must have a proven record in research management and administration, partnership development, policy engagement and staff management. This is a senior-level position and provides the opportunity to work directly with a network of leading academics and policymakers in the area of energy policy. As E2e continues to be in a growth phase, there is scope for the Executive Director to play an important role in shaping both the direction and operations of what promises to be an influential and scientifically respected research and policy institute. The position will be located in Washington, D.C.
Core Management and Oversight
Support to Research Operations
Advanced degree in economics, energy/environmental policy, public policy, management, law or a closely related field is preferred. A strong understanding of energy policy is necessary to ensure an ability to translate and communicate E2e's work in an accurate and effective manner. 5-10 years relevant work experience, preferable in a similar policy and research environment. The ideal candidate for this position will be very knowledgeable about energy issues in the U.S. and globally.
Ability to hire, retain and supervise staff
Willingness to travel
Excellent organizational and analytical skills with high-level of accuracy and sharp attention to detail required. Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse professional environment required. Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication required. A high level of confidentiality and discretion required. Ability to effectively manage a heavy workload, competing priorities, and tight deadlines required. A quick, self-learner with ability to initiate, organize, prioritize and complete multiple, high-level projects; meet tight deadlines; and work effectively with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment required. Demonstrated ability to anticipate and respond to future needs required. Works well independently and in a team environment required. Ability to use appropriate resources and follow an issue through to resolution required. Demonstrated sound judgement, ability to solve problems and make effective decisions required.
Salary & Benefits
Commensurate with experience.
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How to Apply
Please submit the cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
The position will be located in Washington, D.C.
Willingness to travel
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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