THIS IS A TWO (2) YEAR, BENEFITS-ELIGIBLE, FIXED TERM POSITION. ALTHOUGH NOT GUARANTEED, THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR EXTENSION/RENEWAL BASED ON FUNDING SOURCES AND PROGRAMMTIC NEED.
Stanford University's Precourt Institute for Energy concentrates the talents of the university on energy research and education, from basic science and technology to policy and business. We disseminate research results and help the university develop energy-literate leaders as part of its educational mission. We also build collaborations globally with industry, other research institutions, government and civic organizations in pursuit of sustainable, affordable, secure energy for all people.
Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy (PIE) seeks an Understanding Energy (UE) Project Manager to assist the Understanding Energy Managing Director and the Understanding Energy teaching team in developing and growing our fundamental energy education program. We're looking for a Project Manager with extensive project management skills who is passionate about energy education and would be excited to build the online platforms (online courses and public web portal) for the Understanding Energy fundamental education content. The UE Project Manager reports to the Understanding Energy Managing Director with input from the Faculty Lead. The UE Project Manager will also work closely with the Understanding Energy support team, including the Program Manager, guest lecturers and content providers, and web support services.
The Understanding Energy program is a fundamental energy education program focused on building the energy literacy of ALL people - on- and off-campus. The goal is to help everyone make better decisions by building their literacy about energy resources, currencies, end uses, systems and consequences. The UE Program aims to reach an audience of 2.5 million people per year - currently we reach around 200 students/year with our fall/spring/summer course offerings at Stanford. The UE Project Manager will be the lead person for the design, planning and management of the web portal, and the development and process management of the Coursera, edX, and Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies (EIET) online UE courses. The UE teaching team (including the Managing Director, Faculty Lead, Adjunct Professor, Program Manager, and external energy resource experts) will provide the content for the courses and the web portal.
Precourt Institute for Energy (PIE) is a teamwork-focused and collaborative work environment. The Understanding Energy Project Manager will primarily work with the Understanding Energy Managing Director and the rest of the Understanding Energy teaching team. The project manager will also collaborate with program managers in the Explore Energy program (a PIE student engagement program) and connect with other program managers, staff, and directors at various PIE meetings, check-ins, and social events. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the position will be all done remotely until Stanford University deems it safe for a return to campus. Regular meetings, check-ins and interactions will all be done via Zoom.
At Stanford and at PIE, we encourage and support skill and knowledge training courses, work-life balance including the BeWell program, and personalized career development. The Project Manager will work with the Managing Director to personalize their goals and career path.
The Understanding Energy Program will offer fundamental energy education:
Fall/Spring Stanford CEE course for undergrads and grads (existing)
Summer Session Stanford CEE course for undergrads, grads, and high school students (existing)
Spring Stanford Course for Professional Development (SCPD) for professionals (existing)
Spring Freshman COLLEGE course for freshman at Stanford (new)
Faculty/Staff Workshop twice a year at Stanford (new)
Stanford Online/edX/Coursera free course for the general public (new)
EIET/Energy Certificate course for professionals and the general public (new)
Web Portal for the general public (new)
The Understanding Energy Project Manager's main job responsibilities:
Lead person for the design, development, planning and management of the new UE web portal. This will be an extensive web portal for providing fundamental energy education to the world, based on the Understanding Energy course content. This includes the following:
Delivery coordination - manage the development of the web portal, with a web designer or outside consultant
Content coordination - develop and execute an ongoing process to keep the web portal current and relevant; be the link between the content experts and the web portal
Feedback / evaluation coordination - manage suggested improvements from users and content providers; make sure the portal evolves over time to continually improve the users experience
Swag Coordination - lead contact on what swag we offer, how we market it, how we position it in the web portal, coordinate with admin to fulfill orders
Lead person for the development and process management of the online courses (Coursera / edX / EIET). These will be online versions of the existing Understanding Energy course (Coursera and edX will be the full course, while the EIET will be curated shorter snippets of content from UE.
Delivery Coordination - navigate the compliance and copyright requirements of the online course offerings; manage web/film support resources that will be modifying / updating the lecture recordings for the courses
Content Coordination - work closely with the content experts to keep the online course content current; develop and manage a schedule for updating content
Feedback / evaluation Coordination - gather and incorporate feedback from users in order to have continuous improvement of the courses
Marketing of web portal / online courses - develop and execute the marketing strategy - what channels will we utilize, how frequently, what types of marketing are successful
Coordinate and manage the webmaster role associated with the Understanding Energy online portal
Other responsibilities include:
Manage, support and liaison with adjunct faculty and lecturers for the following courses. Meet with the instructors to determine the goals of the courses, what the recurring needs are, how many students would be ideal, and then develop and manage the process to make sure these courses have what they need before each quarter starts. Compile evaluation reports that track the number of students, the TAs, the course reviews, and suggestions for improvements for the courses, and communicate those to the instructors.
CEE 107H/207H Applied Hope: Whole-Systems Thinking on Energy Solutions
CEE 107R/207R Extreme Energy Efficiency
CEE 130R/330 Racial Equity in Energy
CEE 130B/330B Quest for an Inclusive Clean Energy Economy
CEE 226E Techniques and Methods for Decarbonized and Energy Efficient Building Design
CEE 107D/207D Scaling Integrative Design for Radical Energy Efficiency
Offer workshops related to Understanding Energy, Explore Energy (Precourt's Student Engagement program), and guest energy experts.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a related field and three years relevant experience or a combination of education and experience. Experience in management of projects of moderate size/complexity with limited performance risk, including project planning, scheduling, tracking, and budgeting, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Project management skills.
Familiarity with energy and education are a plus.
Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally stand/walk, write by hand, twist/bend/stoop/squat and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds.
Rarely use a telephone, kneel, crawl, climb ladders, reach/work above shoulder, grasp forcefully.
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.
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