Explore Energy Program Manager

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California, United States
Tuesday, 8 October 2019
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Sunday, 8 December 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Stanford University is one of the world’s leading energy research and education organizations. The world urgently needs a global energy system that is sustainable, affordable, secure and accessible to everyone. Stanford Energy’s Precourt Institute for Energy helps the University realize this goal in ways that demonstrate what is possible, combining all of the energy research and academic work, as well as the university’s state-of-the-art facilities and energy supply systems.

Stanford Energy’s Precourt Institute for Energy looks to begin an Explore Energy Program that is focused on student engagement.  It will be a comprehensive program for experiential learning and energy literacy that will serve undergraduate and graduate students across Stanford’s seven schools.  The Explore Energy program is complimentary and integrative to the established energy-related student offerings within Stanford’s schools, departments and programs.  The Explore Energy Program will engage students as they explore and define their pathways within and outside the energy ecosystem at the university. 

The Explore Energy program is a coordinated set of activities that will help undergraduate and graduate students navigate and take advantage of the many energy-related offerings at Stanford, gain at minimum a baseline energy literacy that relates to their varied interests, and connect to an energy network on and off campus. The goal is that undergraduates early in their Stanford experience as well as energy-related majors and non-majors will be engaged by the program. The Explore Energy Program will support the goal to “invest in immersive field experiences and community-based learning” as described in Stanford’s Long-Range Planning related to sustainability. Geographically, the Stanford campus is ideally suited as a testbed for sustainability at a scale comparable to academic and industrial campuses or small cities. The campus is, in fact, a self-contained small city, with its own energy systems, water systems, recycling facilities, natural space, and even dams and reservoirs. The Explore Energy Program will include collaborating with many University colleagues to create opportunities for students to learn and conduct research with Stanford as a living laboratory.

Precourt Institute for Energy seeks an Explore Energy Program Manager to support the Explore Energy Program.  The Program Manager will report to the Explore Energy Program Director.   The candidate should have an advanced degree in an energy related field, an enthusiasm to work with students and demonstrated capacity to teach.   Knowledge of Stanford University as a student is preferred. 

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description


Work under the direction of faculty or other management to implement and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of the assigned academic entity/program(s) utilizing specialized/technical knowledge.


  • Oversee and administer research activities by evaluating academic programs, making recommendations that impact policies and programs, and coordinating and implementing changes.
  • Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends to determine program effectiveness; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program.
  • Teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Create and/or advise in the development of curriculum. Make recommendations for course improvements.
  • Write and edit content for proposals, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities under the general direction of PI. Assist with the development of research grants, (i.e., may suggest new funding opportunities, write portions of grants, and/or summarize data for grant support).
  • Represent the program or function as the key contact and subject matter expert within the department, unit or school and develop communications for internal and external constituencies. Organize and/or participate in outreach activities such as events, partnerships, fundraising, training, and conferences. Lead workshops and facilitate meetings.
  • Monitor expenses, budgets, and finances of the program. Make recommendations on funding based on program spend.
  • May oversee and train student workers.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. Program administration and or research experience may be required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and provide basic direction to staff.

Certifications and Licenses:

  • For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.


  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
  • On-campus mobility.

* - 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.


  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel locally.
  • Occasional overnight travel.


  • 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.

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4111
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: H
Requisition ID: 84927