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Graham Sustainability Institute is seeking Clean Energy Engagement Specialist assist in our work facilitating engaged research around decarbonization. The incumbent will work with Graham’s Climate + Energy team to support a suite of projects across the Energy Futures Initiative and Carbon Neutrality Acceleration Program. The successful applicant will help build connections and facilitate information exchange both within and external to the university around applied research for decarbonization. Specifically, this position will:
Identify, engage, and serve as a point of contact for partners on campus and outside of the university on applied research related to carbon neutrality, initially related to the electricity sector, but with the expectation that this will grow over time to other sectors required for carbon neutrality.
Assist in scoping interdisciplinary applied research projects and stakeholder engagement activities related to carbon neutrality.
Design workshop and webinar agendas to facilitate engagement across stakeholders.
Craft written products (e.g., fact sheets, case studies, web pages, project reports).
Coach researchers (both faculty and students) on translating their knowledge for a lay audience.
Assist in providing project management for internal and externally funded projects, including planning and preparation for projects and meetings, attending and facilitating meetings, developing summaries and resources, and ensuring successful completion of project milestones and deliverables.
Participate in relevant local and regional events to engage with stakeholder groups.
Compile, review, and develop synthesis from multiple input materials and individuals.
Assist in evaluating project and program implementation and impact.
Share Graham’s values of being collaborative, purpose-driven, inclusive, science-based, and impactful.
An intermediate (more than working, but not quite advanced) knowledge of technical, social, and/or policy aspects of the electricity sector and basic knowledge of at least one other sector relevant for achieving carbon neutrality (e.g., industrial, transportation, buildings, materials/waste, agriculture).
Experience working on cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral teams
Ability to handle multiple projects at once and an interest in making connections between them.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Experience working with culturally- or politically-diverse stakeholders.
Ability to identify which voices are missing from stakeholder engagement, and willingness to play devil’s advocate or call out implicit bias in work products.
Term-limited appointment through December 2023, with opportunities to extend contingent upon funding.
At the Graham Sustainability Institute, our dedication to academic excellence for the public good is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our mission of engaging, empowering, and supporting faculty, staff, and students to foster sustainability solutions includes ensuring that each member of our community thrives. We believe that diversity is key to empowerment, and the advancement of sustainability knowledge, learning, and leadership.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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