The Energy Transition Lab (ETL) Research Project Coordinator will manage the activities related to the LCCMR Community Scale Energy Storage Demonstration and Guide Project. In May 2018, ETL was awarded a three-year Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund grant to purchase, install, demonstrate and evaluate three community-scale energy storage systems, and to develop a web-based guide to disseminate findings and provide “best practice” recommendations for community-scale energy users who may wish to implement energy storage in the future. The Energy Transition Lab is located within the Institute on the Environment on the St. Paul campus.
The work will include planning and implementing regular and periodic activities related to the project, including meetings and off-site activities; coordination of external and University stakeholders, experts, host site participants; site visit logistics, related event planning and logistics; management of contact lists and communication with key partners; tracking and assisting with budget and reporting requirements; coordination with Graduate Research Assistant and research team, and preparation of written materials as needed.
Position is full-time (40 hrs/wk) and limited to two years as this is a project-based appointment.
For consideration of this position please submit the following materials:
CV/Resume and Cover letter delineating your interests and qualifications
Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 70% Research project management for LCCMR project, including:
arranging and facilitating meetings, including Advisory Committee and other partner and stakeholder interactions
planning and implementing site visits and field days
30% Administration & Misc. Duties:
track project budget and reporting according to the contract
manage contact information and scheduling of all related activities
provide administrative support related to this project to ETL Director
coordinate with the Grad Research Assistant to track research and writing deliverable of project team
other duties as assigned
Working Conditions: The majority of the work in this position is performed in a general office setting. IonE offices and meeting spaces are accessible and the building has accessible gendered restrooms on-site. Non-gendered restrooms are accessible through the tunnel system but would not be considered convenient for regular daily use.
BA/BS or a combination of related education and work experience equal to four years; including, but not limited to, energy policy, regulatory and/or technical areas.
Organized and strong attention to detail
Excellent communication, research, and writing skills
Ability to manage up and down
Ability to prioritize workload
Must be highly motivated individual who can take charge of projects with minimal direction/oversight
Law or Master’s degree in related field and/or professional work experience in related field
Internal Number: 327016
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