Administrative Director for Energy, Environment and Resources

Washington D.C., United States
15 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Energy, Resources and Environment
Status: Exempt, Full-time
  40 hours, M-F

Position Purpose

Serves as administrative and programmatic director for the Energy, Resources, and Environment Program.

Leadership and Administrative Management

  • Provides operational leadership and partners with Director to establish a vision and creates a strategic plan for ERE
  • Works with Director to lead strategic planning; establishes long-term goals
  • Creates and implements systems, policies, and procedures
  • Hires and supervises ERE staff, delegates and assigns work as needed and appropriate

Financial Management and Fundraising

  • Oversees all ERE grants and budgets, including annual budget review and planning
  • Partners with SAIS Development Office on proposal writing and outreach to potential donors
  • Raises funds to support program and other activities
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with donors to support work of the program
  • Recruit relevant individuals to teach, speak at events, and attend program events/courses

Program Management

  • Recruits experts for policy study groups; manages meeting and any publications
  • In collaboration with the Director, establishes research themes, guides the research program, and recruits research fellows
  • Evaluatse program policies procedures, enrollments, tuition, expenditures and statistics to improve program participation or quality
  • In collaboration with the Director, advices and consults the Dean(s) on student and academic issues, school policies, and other student, staff, or faculty issues. 
  • Recruits relevant individuals to teach, speak at events, and attend program events/courses

Program Networking & Travel

  • Represents program/ERE to international, national, local, and university audiences and may speak on behalf of the program/department
  • Develops and maintains relationships with internal and external constituents
  • May travel locally, nationally, internationally for networking and other program related activities

Projects and Publications

  • Carries out high level projects and/or initiatives and represents academic directory on committees or meetings
  • Contributes to editing and/or oversees the publishing process of books and other program related press


  • Conducts independent research on matters related to the program
  • Represent ERE interests at various committees at the school
  • May perform other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

Skills & Knowledge

  • Strong Administrative, analytical, and problem-solving skills and work independently
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, and ability to handle multiple projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Strong organization and time management skills


  • Master’s degree, PhD preferred
  • 10 years of relevant experience program, operations, or administrative management.
  • Experience in a higher education or academic environment preferred
  • Recognized expertise in the fields of energy or environment
  • 2 year of experience with fundraising and overseeing budgets and grants
  • 3 years of supervisory experience