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Job Title: Program Manager #15187
Job ID: 15187
Department: Haas Centers and Institutes
Location: Outside California
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Application Review Date: The First Review Date for this job is: February 14, 2013

The requisition will remain open until filled.

Departmental Overview

The Haas School of Business develops innovative leaders - individuals who redefine how we do business.  Berkeley-Haas, second oldest business school in the United States, educates 2,200 students each year in six degree-granting programs, and hundreds more through executive education programs.  A team of 300 staff members supports these students, faculty and alumni through work in areas that include Admissions, Student Services, Career Management, Administration, and Development. 

Berkeley-Haas offers opportunities to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and learn continually.  Our culture is captured by Four Defining Principles (Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always and Beyond Yourself) that distinguish Berkeley-Haas as a place to learn—and a place to work.

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The Energy Institute at Haas is a joint venture of the Haas School of Business and the UC Energy Institute that brings together research and curricular programs on energy business, policy and technology commercialization. The goal of EI @ Haas is to bridge the gap between the frontiers of economic and scientific energy research and the marketplace.


A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of California, Berkeley seeks a program manager responsible for managing and implementing capacity-building and community-building activities of a newly-formed interdisciplinary energy efficiency center, the E2e Project (E2e) that is supported by a generous grant from The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This is a two-year position with the possibility of one or more extensions.

E2e will support state-of-the-art research, including randomized control trials, informed by empirical economists, engineers, and behavioral social scientists in order to advise public policymakers, business owners, investors, consumers, and other stakeholders on cost-effective energy-efficiency programs and investments. 

As an initial matter, E2e will engage in a number of capacity-building and community-building projects.  The program manager will assist the E2e leadership in these projects and be responsible for overseeing these day-to-day activities in either Berkeley, CA or Cambridge, MA. This will involve working closely with researchers at the Energy Institute at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and MIT’s Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research.  Together, the E2e’s Founders and the program manager will be accountable for the center’s activities and operations.

The full-time Program Manager will be responsible for facilitating the community-building and capacity-building research activities of E2e. This will include:

1. Establishing data protocols/standards for utilizing, sharing and archiving data
2. Developing data confidentiality standards
3. Developing and streamlining an approval process for the use of human subjects in field trials
4. Identifying data archiving technology including IQSS Dataverse
5. Preparing a registry of energy efficiency studies (published and on-going)
6. Maintaining an inventory of available datasets related to energy efficiency
7. Exploring a hypothesis registry and/or pre-analysis plan
8. Training possible support staff for certain project-supported grants (e.g., project managers, survey teams, temporary employees)
9. Providing expertise in negotiating data-sharing agreements with utilities and other sources of relevant data
10. Engaging in outreach efforts to identify potential partners for data sharing arrangements and potential field experiments
11. Maintaining relationships with strategic partners and the Center’s Scientific Advisory Board and Research Affiliates
12. Engaging with state energy program administrators to improve measurement and verification of energy policies and programs
13. Supporting activities that facilitate original research including grant proposal writing, creating “matches” between academics and research ideas and/or funding sources, and translating academic papers into digestible non-technical material for industry and stakeholders.

The Program Manager will also keep E2e’s founders informed of the progress of the various activities and aware of the status of each activity, including any delays or deviations from initial plans. In addition, the Program Manager will keep other stakeholders, such as governmental regulatory agencies, the Scientific Advisory Board, and research affiliates, informed regarding the status of these activities.

Required Qualifications

•  Bachelor's degree in related area .
•  Intermediate to advanced knowledge of common campus-specific computer applications.
•  Strong analytical/problem-solving skills.
•  Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally and in writing.
•  Small to mid-level project management skills.
•  Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
•  Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
•  Excellent supervisory and organizational skills.
•  Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
•  Skill in coordinating activities, evaluating data, establishing priorities.
•  Ability to analyze problems and make well-reasoned, sound decisions independently.
•  Excellent computer skills, including one or more data management programs such as SAS or Stata
•  Economic or scientific educational experience
•  Related experience working with government agencies and/or the energy sector, particularly on energy efficiency issues, is an asset.

Salary & Benefits

The salary for this contract position will range between $57,000 annually up to $84,600 plus benefits.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:  

Other Information

This position travels locally or domestically 15% of the time.

This is a fulltime, two-year contract position. which is classified as a Project/Policy Analyst 4

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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