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Director of Energy Training and Partnerships

  • Requisition no: 527951
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Morningside
  • School/Department: School of International and Public Affairs
  • Grade: Grade 15
  • Categories: Commun/PR/Editorial, Development/Alumni Relations, Other, General Administration
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: commensurate with experience

Position Summary

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (CGEP) has an immediate opening for a Director of Energy Training and Partnerships. CGEP’s mission is to enable public and private sector leaders to make more informed choices about the world’s most pressing energy issues by providing an independent and interdisciplinary platform for insights and data-driven analysis, convening and information-sharing, education and training, and actionable recommendations on the current and future global energy system.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP), the Director of Energy Training and Partnerships will provide the leadership to engage, steward, and to grow holistic relationships with corporations to fulfill its mission.


The Director will:

  • Position the Center on Global Energy Policy in the most compelling way and as an incredible resource to corporations by analyzing, designing, developing, and implementing corporate training programs around CGEP core themes: (Very) Hard to Abate Stuff, Financing the Energy Transition, Energy for Equality, Technology and Innovation, Geopolitics of the Energy Transition, and Non-Market Barriers to Scaling Clean Energy.
  • Develop and implement strategies to drive partnership activities across programs, research, education, and sponsorships with corporations.
  • Provide corporations with multiple ways to engage with CGEP in a strategic manner.
  • Build relationships with Advisory Board members and leverage their connections to maximize partnership opportunities.
  • Work closely with the Senior Director of Development to share knowledge of current and prospective corporate donors. 
  • Work closely with the Director of Research and research scholars to design, develop, and implement training programs for executives and employees around a variety of energy and climate issues.  
  • Effectively prospect and connect with executive-level decision makers to present opportunities to partner.
  • Collaborate with executive education colleagues from the Climate School to leverage relationships and to coordinate outreach to prospective corporations.
  • Provide progress reports against goals.
  • Lead with integrity and maintain the highest standards of confidentiality.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, and at least seven to nine years of related experience.
  • The person must have a comprehensive understanding of energy issues and energy transition and be very conversant across a broad range of relevant topics.
  • Proven track record of driving partnership agreements and arrangements with corporations.
  • Must have a results and sales mentality by cultivating relationships and closing deals with key decision makers.
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship-building, communication, and collaboration skills. The person must possess the executive presence, gravitas, energy, and confidence to develop internal and external relationships with diverse constituencies. Ability to build strong and collaborative relationships and to communicate crisply and clearly in writing and orally are essential. Being able to tell a story in a persuasive manner is important.
  • Demonstrated ability to build trust and rapport with others authentically.
  • The successful candidate must be dynamic, outgoing, and self-motivated with a proven track record in developing relationships with corporate partners.
  • Must be very organized and detail-oriented, able to meet tight deadlines and adapt to a fast-paced, fluid environment while balancing multiple tasks at once.
  • Demonstrated commitment towards advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within an organization.
  • A high level of emotional intelligence with the ability to adapt to changing circumstances, respond to stress, and manage conflict. The person must navigate complexity and different personalities, function independently, and exercise diplomacy, discretion, and judgement with humor and grace.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master's degree in a relevant field is preferred.

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