Program Manager, Equitable Energy

Yale University

New Haven, CT

ID: 7106569
Posted: July 27, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Program Manager, Equitable Energy

University Job Title: Course Manager

Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)

Time Type: Full time

Duration Type: Fixed

Compensation Grade: Administration & Operations

Wage Ranges: Click to see our Wage Ranges

Work Location: Central Campus

Worksite Address: 195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Searchable Job Family: Administration

Total # of Hours to be Works: 37.5

Position Focus:

As part of its impact-driven strategy, the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) launched a certificate in Financing and Deploying Clean Energy in July 2019 (FDCE). This non-degree program was created as a pilot for the University and is CBEY's deepest foray into online education to date. The FDCE program trains working professionals and develops their skills in four key areas of the clean energy sector through four core online courses and span across several academic disciplines in environmental studies and management, including law, political science, economics, engineering, finance, and management. The four core courses are Clean Energy Policy; Technology Transitions; Renewable Energy Project Finance; and Innovation. Our team is now looking to expand the breadth of the program by building and delivering two new core courses: Energy Justice; and Clean Energy Development. The mission of the FDCE program is to accelerate the deployment of clean energy and mitigate climate change. True to its mission to educate and inspire interdisciplinary leaders through pioneering business solutions to systemic environmental problems, CBEY wants to further grow its online programming, including but not limited to growing the current course offering of the FDCE program in the areas of Energy Justice and Clean Energy Development.

The Course Manager will be an expert in either Energy Justice or Clean Energy Development, and will collaborate with a team of focused staff and faculty at CBEY as well as at the Yale Center for Energy Justice (YCEJ), coordinate with other Yale groups to produce content, and serve as a key liaison for Yale faculty and external experts on clean energy topics. We are looking for an energetic individual to join our team and in the long term own the Energy Justice and Clean Energy Development aspects of our work.

The main goals of this position:
Lead the production of online courses on Energy Justice and Clean Energy Development for an audience of working professionals, together with Yale faculty, staff, and external experts, support the development and integration of new online modules as part of an ambitious and rigorous online curriculum, and support their integration with on-campus programming, foster, on-campus and online, the broadening of an engaged community of informed actors who can accelerate the clean energy transition, and guide and mentor online cohorts to successfully complete rigorous academic activities at CBEY.

This is for you if:

You are passionate about energy justice, the clean energy transition, and believe in the power of people to change the world for the better.

You are an excellent writer and professional communicator.

You are proactive and interested in learning & experimentation.

You can pick up new skills & content knowledge quickly and are interested in doing so.

You can work independently and handle project management efficiently.

You are comfortable working in a small team within a large institution.

You are confident and respectful in your interaction with stakeholders, from students, staff, faculty, to external vendors and experts, across functions.

You follow through and can adjust your course of action based on feedback.

The Course Manager will lead and manage the production of two new online courses on Energy Justice and Clean Energy Development with Yale faculty and staff, external experts, and other Yale departments and units, lead the delivery of these courses as part of the FDCE program, assist with the marketing of the FDCE program/these courses, and possibly contribute to the independent promotion of these courses to the intended audience, and contribute to creating a holistic approach to clean energy programming at Yale. For further details, please visit

Essential Duties:

1. Course Development and Production - Work in close collaboration with Yale faculty and CBEY staff to outline critical skills and knowledge outcomes, create all content, and ensure cohesion between courses; - Research Energy Justice and Clean Energy Development topics, create a resource library, and become the key staff expert on these topics for the CBEY and the YCEJ teams; - Recruit Yale faculty members to teach in the program and collaborate with Yale staff on faculty outreach; - Collaborate with key staff and faculty of the YCEJ to ensure that YCEJ’s goals and mission are taken into account in the design of the Energy Justice course and collaborate on co-branding; - Identify external experts and lead outreach and recruiting; - Identify assignments and activities to reinforce the learning objectives (including discussions, case studies, role plays, research activities, qualitative and quantitative quizzes etc.) and craft language and explanations for review by faculty; - Manage the pre-production, production, and post-production process with the Yale Broadcast Studio (production plans, testing, studio scheduling, coordinating the production of media assets, with or without an external design firm, manage faculty recording or interviews with film crew and studio, initial cuts reviews, editing instructions to senior editors, etc.); - Produce and edit course pages in Canvas. 2. Delivery and Operations - Manage the Energy Justice and Clean Energy Development course delivery process with TAs, faculty, and other staff; - Serve as the first point of contact from staff for the online cohorts in the areas of Justice and Development; - Take charge of Canvas site publishing activities (e.g., timely rotating links to pages, create weekly announcements, etc.), using the existing delivery processes created and documented by CBEY; - Monitor online forums on a regular basis and make sure participants have a rich experience and interact in a respectful manner; - Perform quality control and testing of online modules before and after publishing (e.g., checking that links are live, that quizzes work properly, that solutions to assignments are posted etc.) and coordinate with Research Assistants and other Yale staff to fix problems as they arise, with the aim to deliver an enjoyable and flawless experience to the user in coordination with the YSE Online Programs Coordinator in the YSE Dean’s Office; - Contribute to developing best practices for Yale-initiated live sessions and curriculum delivery with the Program Delivery Manager; - In collaboration with faculty, hire, train and coach teaching assistants working on the program on policies and processes (Canvas weekly rotations, cohort communications, etc.); - While the program is in session, respond to questions from the cohort of participants, engage and schedule live sessions with faculty or external experts, and coordinate grading and exercises with teaching fellows and faculty; - As public health guidelines allow, support the design, coordination and facilitation of at least one annual one week-long in-person program for cohorts of 75-100 participants in collaboration with other CBEY staff; 3. Marketing - Support the marketing and promotion activities of the FDCE program as it relates to Energy Justice and Clean Energy Development topics; - Contribute to the creation of content such as participant spotlights, op-eds, and material to be featured in newsletters, on the CBEY site, or in the Clean Energy Finance Forum; 4. Clean Energy Programs Administration - Contribute to creating a holistic approach to clean energy programming at Yale; - Deliver clean energy event series online; and - Coordinate with Yale staff to support the administrative side of this effort (payments, admissions, alumni, etc…).

Required Education and Experience:

Master’s degree in environmental science, environmental management, or MBA with four years of related experience. Professional expertise in clean energy development, energy justice or a related field. Significant experience in curriculum development and delivery at the graduate or professional level.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Ability to grasp both quantitative and qualitative concepts and to research knowledge gaps in the field of clean energy.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Significant experience in curriculum development and delivery at the graduate or professional level.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse constituency, including staff, students, faculty, and other community members.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to guide, supervise and coach student project teams.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Superior writing, editing, communication and interpersonal skills. Strong time management skills and proven ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Drug Screen: No

Health Screening: No

Background Check Requirements:

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

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