In this role, you will provide senior leadership with a range of program management activities, including setting and implementing program strategy, coordinating and communicating with internal and external stakeholders (e.g., national and local government agency sponsors, corporations, non-government organizations, universities, research institutes), convening events and workshops, recording and reporting technical accomplishments to sponsors, and managing budgets, contracts, and deliverables for the Group's portfolio of research and development (R&D) programs, including the US Department of State U.-China EcoPartnerships program and the Department of Energy (DOE) US-China Clean Energy Research Center Building Energy Efficiency program (CERC-BEE).
What You Will Do:
Provide support the U.S.-China EcoPartnerships Secretariat in recruitment, selection, and onboarding of a cohort of five to ten U.S.-China EcoPartnerships annually.
Provide ongoing technical assistance to the current cohort of 26 U.S.-China EcoPartnerships.
Manage communications and outreach for the U.S.-China EcoPartnerships.
Conduct general U.S.-China EcoPartnerships program administration activities.
Maintaining regular coordination and communication with the U.S. State Department client through routine emails and phone calls.
Support CERC-BEE events, outreach, and communications activities.
Support CERC-BEE general program administration, including.
Provide support for CERC-BEE industry partner recruitment and engagement.
Provide general managerial support to the China Energy Group for research, communications, and business development initiatives.
What is Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, International Studies, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience as a Program Manager including program planning and implementation, proposal development, scheduling, budgeting and operations, and communications in a research or technical setting or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be able to speak and read Mandarin Chinese.
Must be able to travel both domestically and internationally.
Demonstrated experience in all aspects of project management including project/initiative planning, developing organizational and project plans, budgeting, and scheduling.
Experience developing and maintaining highly collaborative and constructive working relationships and diverse networks of professionals from academia, government, non-profit, corporate, philanthropic, and other sectors.
Experience utilizing computerized databases and information systems, including scheduling and tracking software.
Demonstrated interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills including the ability to interface with all levels of personnel both internal and external to the organization with a high degree of professionalism.
What We Desire:
Advanced degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, International Studies, Public Administration, Business Administration.
Demonstrated experience closely collaborating with the Energy Efficiency and Environmental Research community in China and the U.S. on various international projects.
Demonstrated experience working with federal agencies (e.g., U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. State Department, U.S. Environment Protection Agency, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, U.S. Agency for International Development), foundations (e.q., Energy Foundation, ClimateWorks Foundation), multinational entities (e.g. World Bank, International Energy Agency), U.S. and Chinese research institutions, and private industry in the area of energy efficiency and the environment.
Familiarity with Federal and State R&D programs and initiatives in energy and environment areas.
Knowledge of LBNL policies, practices, procedures, and budget and contractual management systems (e.g., Cognos, eSRA).
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a Part-Time, 50 %, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1 year, Term appointment with the possibility of extension up to 5 years or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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