Administrative Director for Energy, Environment and Resources

Location
Washington D.C., United States
Posted
15 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2018
Ref
12361
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Department: Energy, Resources and Environment
Status: Exempt, Full-time
Role/Level/Range:
Hours:
  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

Miscellaneous

  • 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

Experience

  • 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