Employment Opportunities

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Deputy Chief of Staff

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at the School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Deputy Chief of Staff to the Founding Director to act as an advisor and implementer across all aspects of the Founding Director’s portfolio. The candidate will engage with high-level content and help ensure streamlined activities within the Founding Director’s office. The incumbent will work closely with the Founding Director and Chief of Staff, handling day-to-day processes and information flow, ensuring streamlined and efficient operations, as well as supporting forward-looking planning activities.

Executive director

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at the School of International and Public Affairs has an immediate opening for an Executive Director. 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.

Events Coordinator

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at the School of International and Public Affairs seeks an Events Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of Events, the Events Coordinator will be responsible for (1) managing the logistics, administration, marketing and metrics for a dynamic portfolio of programs and events (over 100/year) at the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP); and (2) supporting the Director of Events in developing and improving the systems, processes and tools used in the events portfolio to enhance and improve workflow, collaboration, communication, and impact. 

Associate Director, Carbontech Development Initiative

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at the School of International and Public Affairs seeks an Associate Director of the Carbontech Development Initiative (CDI), a grantmaking program to research, commercialize, and scale technologies for lowering emissions by turning carbon into useful products. The Associate Director reports to the CDI Managing Director and collaborates with the leadership team, program staff, and subcontractors.

Event Content Director

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at the School of International and Public Affairs seeks an Event Content Director. Reporting to the Senior Director of Communications and Policy Strategy, and working closely with the Events team and the Research Director, the Event Content Director will advance understanding of global energy policy by developing content for webinars, events, workshops, briefings, and external conferences. They will be responsible for generating speaker and topic ideas, guiding and managing content selection, and tracking metrics for a dynamic portfolio of public and private convenings, organized by the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) and those led by other partners.

Program Director, Women in Energy Program

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at the School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Director for its Women in Energy (WIE) program. The WIE Program Director will be responsible for overseeing the management, administration, programs, fundraising and strategic planning of the WIE program, which is aimed at increasing the number of women studying to enter energy related fields, working long term in the energy space and achieving senior leadership roles.      

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EVENTs

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at the School of International and Public Affairs seeks an Assistant Director of Events who will work closely with Center staff to lead the planning and execution of the Center's 100+ public events and private convenings per year. Since the Assistant Director’s responsibilities will touch upon many aspects of Center programming, they must be exceptionally organized and possess the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

RESEARCH SCHOLAR/SENIOR RESEARCH SCHOLAR

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Senior Research Scholar or Research Scholar to work on major research topics related to energy and climate change. While the search is open to a broad range of areas of expertise, particular areas of interest include expertise to conduct research on carbon management (e.g., carbon capture, utilization, and storage, carbon mineralization, and/or direct air capture), decarbonization of industry and other hard to abate sectors, natural gas, zero-carbon fuels (e.g., hydrogen, power-to-X, carbon-to-fuels), technology and innovation, energy systems modeling, energy and climate policy, and energy for development (meeting the developing world’s energy needs consistent with global climate goals). The search is broad and CGEP anticipates that multiple hires may be made.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL MEDIA & MARKETING

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs seeks an Assistant Director of Digital Media & Marketing to oversee the development, implementation and ongoing management of strategic communications and digital media strategies for the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University SIPA. The Assistant Director will work with a dynamic team supporting strategic communications for the Center, maintaining and raising the Center's profile as a global leader in energy policy by identifying opportunities to join the public dialogue, providing expertise and policy analysis, and fostering stronger, evidence-based conversations around energy and climate issues through digital media.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA & CONTENT

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs seeks an Assistant Director of Social Media & Content to develop compelling content and stories to be delivered through social media platforms and the website. The Assistant Director of Social Media and Content will work with a dynamic team supporting strategic communications for the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University SIPA.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at the School of International and Public Affairs seeks an Assistant Director of Development. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Assistant Director of Development is responsible for managing key functions of the fundraising activities at the CGEP.

STAFF ASSOCIATE II

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Staff Associate II (Officer of Research) to support original research on domestic and/or international energy policy, geopolitics, technology, equality and justice, markets, development, or other relevant areas (e.g., the energy transition to zero-carbon fuels, energy and public health). Minimum qualifications include  a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and 4 years of related professional experience recommended. 

Staff Associate III

CGEP seeks a Staff Associate III (Officer of Research) to support original research on domestic and/or international energy policy, geopolitics, technology, equality and justice, markets, development, or other relevant areas (e.g., the energy transition to zero-carbon fuels, energy and public health). Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and 4-6 years of related professional experience required. 

Student Opportunities 

Note: student positions are only open to current Columbia Students. Students graduating in Spring 2022 are not eligible to work in student positions after 5/15/2022. 

Open Applications for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2022: 

On the application pages for each position students may select which research programs, scholars, and/or teams for which they would like to be considered. For example, on the Departmental Research Assistant application page a student can select if they would like to be considered for a position with the Carbon Management Research Initiative, the Energy for Development program, the Power Sector team, etc. Students may select as many or as few of these options they would like.

Students may apply for multiple positions, but should only apply for the positions where they meet the minimum requirements. 

Please submit all inquiries to [email protected].

 

Research Administration Assistants 

Research Administration Assistants for the Center on Global Energy Policy will be given a wide range of assignments to support the administration of our research programs. Assignments will include conducting background research and literature reviews under the direction of research scholars, collating and analyzing data, drafting briefing memos, providing operational support through coordination with other CGEP teams (including assisting researchers with public and private event planning), attending meetings and events, notetaking in private workshops, and other related tasks. These hourly positions are open both graduate and undergraduate students studying either full- or part-time. Recipients of Federal Work Study awards may apply. 

Student Assistants 

Student Assistants for the Center on Global Energy Policy support the operations and administration of the department. Students assist staff members of the Communications, Development, Events, Finance & Administration, Publications and/or the Offices of the Founding and Executive Directors. These hourly positions are open both graduate and undergraduate students studying either full- or part-time. Recipients of Federal Work Study awards may apply. 

DEPARTMENTAL RESEARCH ASSISTANTS 

(Summer 2022 search is now closed, apply to be considered for fall 2022)

Departmental Research Assistants (DRAs) for the Center on Global Energy Policy will be given a wide range of assignments to support the research and activities of this growing research department. Responsibilities may include conducting research under the direction of our Scholars, data analysis and visualization, generating and presenting research data, drafting written work for publication, providing operational support through coordination with other CGEP teams (including assisting researchers with public and private event planning), attending meetings and events, notetaking in private workshops, and other related tasks.

Research ADMINISTRATION Assistants - CHINA CLIMATE PROGRAM 

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) is seeking Research Administration Assistants (RAAs) to support the research and activities of the US – China Climate Program, led by Professor David Sandalow. The research assistants will also have the opportunity to attend events, such as roundtables and conferences, throughout the year, cohosted by the CGEP’s US–China program with other leading research institutions. These hourly positions are open to graduate students studying either full- or part-time. Recipients of Federal Work Study awards may apply.