Administrative Assistant

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
10 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
08 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) is a university-wide center dedicated to facilitating the transition to a sustainable, climate-safe global energy system. Through interdisciplinary research, policy analysis, and collaborative engagement, our mission is to ensure that the energy systems of the world provide abundant, sustainable, and universally accessible energy services to both emerging and advanced economies. This enormous challenge will require new technologies and energy processes, new forms of financing and financial institutions, new policy approaches and new forms of public governance, and new companies, industries, and markets. Our work spans all of the disciplines, departments, and colleges at BU and involves many partnerships with other researchers, policymakers, and industry. A majority of the position is devoted to providing logistical and administrative support to ISEs Carbon Free Boston (CFB) initiative and the rest of this role is devoted to general institute-wide logistical and administrative support, reporting to ISEs Director of Outreach. CFB supports the City of Bostons greenhouse gas mitigation goals via the development of policy-driven 2020 and 2050 emission reduction strategies for inclusion in the Citys 2017 Climate Action Plan Update. As the technical lead for the Citys climate policy analysis, ISE oversees the development of quantitative models of policies and technologies to mitigate GHG emissions in the transportation, electric power, buildings, and waste sectors for the City, and communicate the results of those models to the City and its stakeholders. This is a full-time, one-year position, with possible extension.

Required Skills

Bachelors degree required; strong interpersonal skills; good organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks; ability to communicate clearly, professionally and in a timely manner; ability to work independently; excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; 3-5 years of applicable experience.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular