The Center for Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) seeks a senior leader in energy and international affairs to play an important role in the next phase of CGEP's development.
Working collaboratively with the CGEP Director, Executive Director, other members of the CGEP administrative leadership team, and relevant researchers and faculty, the incumbent will organize programming that extend the Center's and SIPA's abilities to bring the extraordinary knowledge and capacities of the University beyond the campus to more effectively address our energy and climate challenges. Critical to this role is the ability to operate autonomously, confidently coordinate and lead work across multiple groups to ensure goals and deliverables are achieved in a timely manner.
Design and develop deep, lasting, collaborative relationships with individuals, institutions, and businesses around the world focused on energy and climate issues. A key goal is to enable information sharing across sectors and actors to support interdisciplinary problem solving approaches to policy and business issues. Coordinate with relevant CGEP staff, including the Senior Director for Development and the Events Manager, in executing such activities.
Support the design and execution of research initiatives on selected topics at the nexus of energy, climate and international affairs through effective project management that may include the following: coordinating among subject matter experts and external leads to develop, maintain and track project plans and budgets; develop and maintain reporting procedures and tools and serve as a point of contact for internal and external stakeholders to address requests for information. Examples of such topics may include, among others: India, Latin America, Clean Energy Finance, International Security, etc. Coordinate with relevant scholars and faculty as well as the CGEP Director of Research Publications.
Advise leaders in the public, NGO, and private sectors on key research topics, including advising Congressional and executive branches of the government and national research bodies. A key goal is to activate the knowledge created by scholars and faculty at CGEP, SIPA and across Columbia in applied ways.
Act as a primary representative and liaison between CGEP and relevant partners at Columbia University focused on international programming and impact, including Columbia World Projects and the Earth Institute, among others. Coordinate with the Executive Director and Senior Director for Strategy in executing such activities.
Represent CGEP at global fora focused on energy and climate change issues such as: ClimateWeek, Davos, UNFCC COP meetings, CERAWeek, energy Ministerials, and other such academic, policy and financial meetings. Coordinate with the Director of Communications in executing such activities.
MA or equivalent,
Minimum of ten years of senior experience in related fields (public policy, energy policy, international affairs, security, climate change, etc.),
Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills,
Cultural awareness and emotional intelligence to work effectively in different geographies around the world,
Ability to synthesize, distill, and communicate complex issues to a non-technical audience,
Self-starter and strategic thinker with experience solving unique and complex problems with broad impact,
Availability to travel internationally periodically.
Highly prefer senior leadership experience in the field of public policy and/or international policy, particularly in energy and international affairs.
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