Employment Opportunities

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production editor

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University is seeking a Production Editor to join a rapidly growing and dedicated team publishing research on the biggest energy questions of our times. The Production Editor will be responsible for putting the final shine on all CGEP’s research products—from academic research papers to event summaries—by managing the copy editing and design process.  The Production Editor will be responsible for the copy editing of CGEP’s work, either by editing papers directly or working with external copy editors, to make sure all text is finalized to our standards. The editor will identify and manage external graphic designers to make text and graphics match our style guidelines and ensure the final product looks sharp for our audience of energy policymakers and thought leaders. The editor may at times be asked to do light work flowing text into templates in InDesign and WordPress, and may edit text for other CGEP teams as needed.

Director of Board Engagement

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) and working closely with its Board Chair, the Director of Board Engagement will serve as a communications conduit for board members and lead, shape, and manage the advisory board. The incumbent will develop and manage all related processes, strengthening board member engagement and organizing related functions, meetings, and associated programs.

Director of Energy Training and Partnerships

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.

Development Officer, Center on Global Energy Policy School of International and Public Affairs

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Development, the Development Officer is responsible for producing custom cultivation and stewardship opportunities for corporate and foundation donors to Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP), in collaboration with the Senior and Assistant Directors of Development and with senior CGEP leaders.

STAFF ASSOCIATE I

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Staff Associate I (Officer of Research) to support research on domestic and/or international energy policy, geopolitics, technology, equality and justice, markets, development, oil and gas, natural gas, hydrogen, electricity, carbontech, 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 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. 

Staff Associate III (work with Founding DIrector Jason Bordoff)

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) is looking for a research associate to work for Founding Director Jason Bordoff. The primary area of research focus for the first 1-2 years will be to work with Director Bordoff and Harvard Professor Meghan O'Sullivan on their book project on the geopolitics of the energy transition. Broad areas of research will include how the clean energy transition will affect great power relations, trade relations, relations between developed and developing economies, petrostates, globalization/fragmentation trends, global inequality, energy security, and many more topics. 

SR. Staff Associate I

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Senior Staff Associate I (Officer of Research) to support research on domestic and/or international energy policy, geopolitics, technology, equality and justice, markets, development, oil and gas, natural gas, hydrogen, electricity, carbontech, 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 6-10 years of related professional experience required. 

SR. Staff Associate II

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Senior Staff Associate II (Officer of Research) to support original research on domestic and/or international energy policy, geopolitics, technology, equality and justice, markets, development, oil and gas, natural gas, hydrogen, electricity, carbontech, 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 at least 10 years of related professional experience required. 

SR. Staff Associate III

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Senior Staff Associate III (Officer of Research) to support original research on domestic and/or international energy policy, geopolitics, technology, equality and justice, markets, development, oil and gas, natural gas, hydrogen, electricity, carbontech, 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 at least 15 years of related professional experience required. 

Student Opportunities 

Note: student positions are only open to current Columbia Students. Students graduating in Summer 2022 are not eligible to work in student positions after 8/31/2022. 

Open Applications for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023: 

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].

 

Student research worker

Student Research Workers 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 Administrative Support Worker

Student Administrative Support Workers 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 

(FALL 2022 search is now closed, apply to be considered for SPRING 2023)

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.