The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) seeks a Senior Program Manager reporting to the Director of Research Administration. The Sr. Program Manager will support program operations for over 50 researchers in over 12 research areas. Responsibilities include: proposal development, funder report writing and submission, project management of budgets and timelines, project scoping, and resource allocation. They will also provide guidance and support to program/project managers across the CGEP research team.
They are responsible for daily operations of complex and strategic research programs, including scoping projects, setting meeting cadences and agendas, establishing work plans, managing collaborators, and mitigating risk. They establish processes to improve scholar research experiences, onboard new scholars, and coordinate research assistants and student workers.
The candidate should be a great communicator with an aptitude for situational awareness of program statuses, risks, and opportunities. They should be able to fill operations gaps as needed without specializing in a specific program or research area.
The Sr. Program Manager will support the organization in driving a deeper understanding of the impacts of racism, environmental justice, gender equality, and inclusion on the energy ecosystem by reflecting this commitment in communications, scholarship, the work environment, and partnerships.
As the Senior Program Manager for strategic and complex projects, they will ensure that CGEP’s most vital projects are on track for success. They will:
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