The Executive Director works closely with EPIC faculty director Michael Greenstone and other senior staff in the Office of the Provost to develop and execute a strategy for the continued growth and success of EPIC, EPIC-India, and future global centers. In support of EPIC's mission, the Executive Director leads a team of experienced and highly-competent research, communications, policy outreach, and administrative professionals, and is responsible for guiding the full spectrum of the institute's day-to-day operations, including strategic planning and execution, communications, development, policy outreach, financial management, and human resources. Responsibilities include- Organizational development: Develop and execute a plan with EPIC leadership to continue to position EPIC as a leading global institute for energy and environmental policy research and impact. Provide leadership for EPIC by working with faulty as well as senior communications, development, and outreach staff to foster EPIC research, disseminate findings, and achieve real-world impact. Work to build EPIC's brand and secure resources to continue scaling EPIC's reach.Partnership Development: Build relationships with key partners in governments, non-profits, foundations, multilateral aid agencies, and the private sector in the US and globally. Give presentations on EPIC's work and disseminate research findings to policymakers and the media. Build internal partnerships with other UChicago units to increase interest in energy policy and advance EPIC's mission around the UChicago campus.Support to Research Operations: Provide support and oversight for research teams in project design, staffing, budgeting, reporting, compliance, etc. to ensure research meets international standards.Core Management and Oversight: Design and direct administrative systems and operational policies in consultation with the EPIC leadership. Manage all financial and grant administration and human resource issues. Be a resource on funding, staffing, research management, and administration to affiliated faculty. Hire, mentor and supervise staff. Prioritize, delegate, and manage effectively.
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