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Energy Program Director, The College of New Jersey

Organization: The College of New Jersey

Position Title: Energy Program Director

Location: Ewing, New Jersey

Application Deadline: June 15, 2015

Description: The Sustainability Institute at the College of New Jersey seeks a motivated person to join our team working on the Sustainable Jersey Certification Program as Director of Energy programs. SI@TCNJ is a “think and do” tank that works to advance understanding and implementation of best practices that will lead to sustainable development.

SI @TCNJ manages a number of cutting edge research and outreach programs focused on sustainable development, including the award winning Sustainable Jersey Certification Program, a USEPA Climate Showcase Communities Project, a USDOE SEP Grant, among others. Our mission is to advance sustainable development through research, outreach, and training. We work with local, state, and federal government, as well as the private sector, to help decision makers develop better capacity to understand the long term consequences of their actions.

The position will have a significant role implementing the award winning Sustainable Jersey Certification Program. The Director of Energy will report to the Co-Director of the Institute, and will be responsible for leading a team of Institute staff and external stakeholders to design and implement programs that support state and local government in implementing sustainable energy which includes efficiency and renewable generation. This will include developing policy recommendations, designing new training and technical support programs, piloting and deploying new best practices, and identifying opportunities for developing shared services among local governments.


  • Manage major contracts and funder relationships for the Sustainable Jersey program relating to energy
  • Conduct applied research and engage in report writing and policy analysis
  • Convene and work with stakeholder groups to design and implement new programs
  • Update existing best practices for local governments to ensure they are current
  • Coordinate with external partners and funders
  • Design and implement technical assistance and education programs
  • Assign and oversee tasks to other SI@TCNJ staff

Qualifications: This position requires a bachelor’s degree in planning, public policy, engineering, economics, environmental science, or other relevant discipline plus significant relevant professional experience. Organizational capacity, creative and entrepreneurial thinking, and superior personal and communicationskills are required. The successful applicant will have familiarity with the varied economic, social, environmental, and policy topics associated with research and outreach on sustainable development, and with energy policy in particular. The position also requires experience with project management, and working in a public policy development and implementation context.

Preferred: An advanced degree is preferred. Specific experience in New Jersey is a plus but not required. Experience with spreadsheet models, Sankey diagrams, and quantitative assessment of energy policy interventions is also a plus but not required.

How to Apply: Applicants should forward their cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until June 15, 2015. Applications received after that date will only be accepted if a suitable candidate has not been identified. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

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