Defines the overall mission of the AQLI, metrics for success, and quarterly and annual goals.
Produces a steady stream of original, creative, and timely AQLI content.
Establishes an internal strategy to guide scale-up in 5 to 7 heavily-polluted markets.
Forms strategic partnerships in new markets to amplify communications impact.
Regularly presents the AQLI to audiences in new markets, including at conferences, television, podcasts, etc.
Expands the AQLIâ™s network of collaborators working on air pollution research and related topics, potentially through hosting virtual and in-person panel discussions in new markets, or identifying other ways to feature related third-party work.
Engages with policymakers in new markets, to ensure that AQLI is used to create meaningful changes.
Regularly vets and explores new ideas to extend the scope or relevance of the AQLI platform to ensure that it remains dynamic and relevant.
Secures new sources of funds to enable rapid growth in outreach in multiple countries.
Manages the overall AQLI budget, as well as the activities of staff working on the AQLI scale-up, including data analysts and communications coordinators.
Collaborates with EPIC and UChicago colleagues to conduct original research on topics that will directly complement and increase the probability of success for all of the responsibilities listed above.
Spends 30% of time in the development and production of AQLI content.
Spends 30% of time with fundraising, partnership development, and public speaking.
Spends 30% of time in research and knowledge creation.
Spends 10% of time in management and administrative tasks.
Provides leadership for a Center with senior management and serves as a liaison to academic departments, professional organizations and administrative units of the University.
Oversees a communication strategy and marketing efforts aimed at increasing the visibility of the Center. Collaborates with others to make the center a valuable resource to all students and contributes to the broad goals of creating a stronger campus community.
Performs other related work as needed.
PhD in economics, or a closely related field with demonstrated understanding of development and/or energy economics.
Background in global economic development and/or energy.
Participation in economic policy making.
Translate complex research into accessible, accurate content.
Very strong writing and copyediting skills.
Demonstrated experience managing complex research projects.
Develop and maintain strong partnerships with external collaborators, funders, journalists, or other important constituencies.
Excellent fundraising capabilities, including writing proposals and working with high-level donors.
Engage closely with policymakers, media, researchers, and NGOs.
Some exposure to working with news media.
Demonstrated experience successfully growing and leading a team.
High degree of enthusiasm, energy, and creativity.
Successful leadership skills.
Evidence of strategic planning; ability to align tactical work efforts with strategic vision.
Project execution skills, including managing deadlines and projecting financial statements.
Proven ability to multitask and successfully complete projects on tight deadlines with little supervision.
Willingness to work hard, be self-motivated, and learn is essential for doing well in this position.
Excellent oral and written communication and public speaking skills including the ability to translate technical ideas into non-technical content.
Understand how to support student and faculty researchers.
Support building relationships across diverse cultures and backgrounds, within the University, the regional ecosystem, and globally.
Entrepreneurial approach and the ability to operate in âœstart-upâ mode, adapting to the changing needs of a new and evolving organization.
Familiarity with working in a university setting.
Perform tasks mostly indoors in an office setting.
Work independently for periods of eight (8) hours or more.
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