This position is based on Stanford's main campus with consideration given to the option for a hybrid work schedule (partially onsite and offsite), subject to operational need. Interested candidates must include a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position.
The Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability strives to create a future when humans and nature thrive in concert and in perpetuity. The school is made up of a three-part structure to drive global impact: Our academic departments and programs educate students and create new knowledge across areas of research that are crucial for advancing the long-term prosperity of the planet; Institutes bridge scholarship at Stanford and beyond, bringing multiple viewpoints to bear on urgent challenges; The Sustainability Accelerator drives new policy and technology solutions through a worldwide network of partners who work with our teams to develop solutions at a global scale. The school is dedicated to creating and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, and to creating solutions that benefit all people, particularly those most affected by environmental damage and climate change.
As part of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, the 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 work across campus in all seven of Stanford's schools. We also build collaborations globally with industry, other research institutions, government, and civic organizations in pursuit of sustainable, affordable, secure energy for all people.
Explore Energy Program
Explore Energy is a student engagement and energy education program under the Precourt Institute for Energy. It serves as a one-stop resource and nexus of connection for all students who are interested in energy--aggregating classes, majors, events, research, student clubs, internships, and jobs across campus. Courses, fellowships, mentorship, and a residential living program are also offered under the Explore Energy umbrella at Precourt 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 and staff.
The Precourt Institute for Energy is seeking exceptional candidates to serve as the Program Manager for its Explore Energy Program, working closely with and reporting directly to the Assistant Director for Explore Energy.
Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy seeks an Explore Energy Program Managerto assist the Explore Energy Assistant and Managing Directors in developing and leading a comprehensive student engagement program for experiential learning, energy literacy, connection, and mentorship that will serve 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 continue to build a world-class student-facing integrative energy program.
This is a hybrid position based on Stanford's main campus that will follow Precourt Institute for Energy guidelines for days worked in the office and days worked remotely. Regular meetings, check-ins, and interactions will be a mix of in-person and on Zoom. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position.
Your Responsibilities will include:
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.
Develop streamlined workflows to manage tasks and resources for a growing program.
Lead and execute experiential learning programs, such as Energy@Stanford & SLAC and the Stanford Energy Student Lectures.
Build awareness and visibility of Explore Energy across campus, including marketing and promoting our programs (and other student efforts at Precourt) and doing outreach to student-facing groups across campus.
Build and nurture relationships across Stanford's energy ecosystem (and with external partners). Community building is an important part of this role.
Serve as a mentor to students, connect them to resources and opportunities, and help them chart a path forward based on their interests.
Guide and support Explore Energy Peer Advisors and other student hires, including helping run team meetings and delegating tasks to others.
Develop and grow new efforts, such as an alumni mentoring program for students.
Oversee web-based resources, including managing the Explore Energy website developing content and reviewing/adding relevant courses, internships, and other resources across campus.
Maintain relationship with the Advisory Board by scheduling meetings (2~3 times a year), developing and delivering presentations, synthesizing recommendations for the team and developing action plans.
Support the programs and activities at the Explore Energy House and serve as a liaison to Precourt and the Doerr School of Sustainability.
Help curate and review student communications (including the newsletter), streamline the communications plan, and manage the Energy Tricycle.
Lead planning events such as, Community Socials and the annual Energy Expo e.g., to bring students together, to provide networking opportunities, etc.
Propose, track budget and process finances for events and student programming; support the Assistant Director in creating overall program budget proposals and reports.
Generally support the Assistant Director and the Explore Energy program in various ways (including taking notes, managing to-do lists, scheduling meetings, monitoring and evaluating programs, 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.
Precourt Institute for Energy is a teamwork-focused and collaborative work environment. The Explore Energy Program Manager will work closely with the Managing Director and the other full-time Explore Energy Program Manager. The Program Manager will also connect with the broader Explore Energy / Understand Energy team at monthly in-person meetings and annual offsites. The program manager will also connect with other program managers, staff, and directors at various Precourt meetings, check-ins, and social events.
At Stanford and at Precourt, we encourage and support skill and knowledge training courses, work-life balance including the BeWell program, IDEAL objectives and incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion, and personalized career development. The Program Manager will work with the Assistant Director to personalize their goals and career path. We prioritize transparency and support for our team members.
* - 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.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multi-task.
Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
Relevant subject matter knowledge.
Ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision.
Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
* - 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 the job.
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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