THIS IS A TWO (2) YEAR, BENEFITS-ELIGIBLE, FIXED TERM POSITION. ALTHOUGH NOT GUARANTEED, THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR EXTENSION/RENEWAL BASED ON FUNDING SOURCES AND PROGRAMMTIC NEED.
Stanford University's Precourt Institute for Energy concentrates the talents of the university on energy research and education, from basic science and technology to policy and business. We disseminate research results and help the university develop energy-literate leaders as part of its educational mission. We also build collaborations globally with industry, other research institutions, government and civic organizations in pursuit of sustainable, affordable, secure energy for all people.
More about the Explore Energy program:
The Explore Energy program is a new program set that will provide a one-stop, web-based resource for all students interested in energyaggregating classes, majors, research, internships, clubs, mentoring, networking, events, and jobs. Courses and fellowship programs are offered under the Explore Energy umbrella at PIE for both undergraduates and graduates of any major, providing opportunities for students to learn about energy and sustainability both in an academic and an applied setting. The Explore Energy program has an advisory board of Stanford faculty, staff and students.
The goals of the Explore Energy Program include:
Help students navigate and connect with Stanford programs, research opportunities, mentoring, internships, networks and career guidance
Demonstrate clear pathways and roadmaps that orient students as they discover the breadth of energy, regardless of their backgrounds or majors
Engage with students to help them discover how energy relates to the topics they are interested in - the environment, social justice, equity, poverty, development, corporate responsibility, etc
Lead students to the courses and opportunities on campus that relate best to their interests and will increase their awareness of how energy connects to those interests
Develop substantive interdisciplinary mentorship and career guidance for job placement in various aspects of the energy field, leveraging existing efforts at Stanford and linking students to energy-related faculty, peers and alumni
Be the go to resource for student-related energy programs and energy related questions on campus - and to reach students early in their Stanford journey. This implies a robust student outreach and advising program on the topic of energy that is not a substitute for the departmental advising role, but is meant to be additive and complimentary to it.
Contribute to the energy literacy of students on campus
Expand the reach of the Understanding Energy course as a gateway to other energy-related courses and opportunities on campus, and support the offering of condensed versions of the course to Stanford faculty and staff and to summer students, possibly in the future to alumni audiences and in residential education.
Enhance students' energy knowledge through experiential learning
Support an experiential learning program in the Stanford Energy ecosystem, connecting students to existing efforts and creating new ones that make use of Stanford as a living laboratory / sim city - such as doing research or apprentice experiences at our state-of-the-art energy facilities
With faculty leadership, scope new experiential learning which may include an honors capstone experience and/or a minor in energy
Collaborate with Sustainable Stanford and student clubs to leverage existing efforts and enhance student engagement with energy systems on campus
Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy (PIE) seeks an Explore Energy Program Manager to assist the Explore Energy Managing Director, in developing and leading a comprehensive student engagement program for experiential learning, energy literacy and mentoring that will serve undergraduate and graduate students across Stanford's seven schools. The candidate will work closely with the other full time Explore Energy Program Manager to expand and grow the program. We are looking for a Program Manager who is creative, passionate about working closely with students, and is excited to help build a world-class student-facing integrative energy program from the ground up.
Precourt Institute for Energy (PIE) is a teamwork-focused and collaborative work environment. The Explore Energy Program Manager will report directly to the Managing Director and work closely with the other full-time Explore Energy Program Manager. The Program Manager will meet regularly with the faculty directors. The program manager will also connect with other program managers, staff, and directors at various PIE meetings, check-ins, and social events. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the position will be conducted remotely until Stanford University deems it safe for staff to return to campus. Regular meetings, check-ins and interactions will all be done via Zoom.
At Stanford and at PIE, we encourage and support skill and knowledge training courses, work-life balance including the BeWell program, and personalized career development. The Program Manager will work with the Managing Director and Faculty Director to personalize their goals and career path.
Student engagement is a big part of this role. The candidate should have an enthusiasm to work with students and be excited about developing strong, lasting connections with them. Knowledge of Stanford University as a student is preferred but not required.
Creativity, passion, and excitement to create a positive, meaningful program for Stanford students to help them navigate their connections with energy on campus is a must - we are here to broaden their experience, to increase their ability to have a positive impact in the world, to support their goals and help steward them towards being good global citizens. Community building is an important part of Explore Energy.
Develop program workflows and processes to manage a growing program; oversee and monitor the budget; and devise strategic plans and operational documents.
Build a robust communications network across campus and help develop creative communications materials for students.
Support the development and growth of new efforts, such as an alumni / peer mentoring program for students.
Generally support the Managing Director and the Explore Energy program in various ways (including taking notes, managing to-do lists, scheduling meetings, developing communications for Explore Energy advisory board members, evaluating programs, etc.)
Marketing Explore Energy and related programs, including managing and developing the student Energy Lounge.
Event planning and official launch, e.g., to bring students together, to provide networking opportunities with alumni.
Online support, including managing the Explore Energy website and curating resources for it, coordinating the development of an Explore Energy phone app, etc.
Self energy education - personally stay up-to-date with the latest in energy information by reading, watching/attending seminars, etc.
Collaborate and work together with other program managers at Precourt, particularly the Explore Energy team.
OPTIONAL: Please note that due to current COVID-19 safety measures, our office is working fully remote through Spring 2021. Once COVID-19 safety measures are no longer applicable, this position will be based on the Stanford campus and will be considered for an option of telecommuting, subject to operational need.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
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The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
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