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Senior Program Manager

Company: New Energy Nexus
Location: Oakland
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Sr. Program Manager, CalTestBed - CaliforniaWho We Are The California Clean Energy Fund branded as New Energy Nexus is an international not-for-profit that strives to achieve a 100% clean energy economy for 100% of the population in the shortest time possible by supporting diverse clean energy entrepreneurs with funds, accelerators, and networks. Founded in California, New Energy Nexus operates programs in the US, China, India, Southeast Asia, and East Africa. About the Role We are seeking an experienced, creative and analytical professional to oversee and build on the success of the CalTestBed program. The CalTestBed Senior Program Manager will grow and oversee the CalTestBed program in collaboration with the California Energy Commission, the University of California Office of the President and participating laboratories. This is an exciting opportunity to help drive innovation and social equity into California's energy transition. We bring passion, a deep desire to serve the entrepreneurs and innovators, and a deep commitment to equity and inclusion to this work to help achieve the state's clean energy transition in the shortest time possible for every Californian. The CalTestBed program funds the de-risking of innovations for clean energy entrepreneurs across California and is expected to grant awards to laboratories performing this work on behalf of an additional 70 to 90 entrepreneurs by 2027. Each entrepreneur is creating a positive impact in the world - from increasing access to clean energy technology, reducing electricity costs to creating jobs and increasing the safety and reliability of our electric grid. The Senior Program Manager will represent the CalTestBed Program in the California's existing vibrant Energy Innovation Ecosystem, in alignment with California's ambitious equitable climate mitigation policy road map. The Senior Program Manager will work closely with NEX California's matrixed team to evaluate, strengthen, grow, and evolve the CalTestBed Program while developing the tools and network access that will increase the likelihood of commercial success of our entrepreneurs. The Senior Program Manager will work within a matrixed environment, will report to the Managing Director, and will be accountable for an $11M program budget and a team of 2 staff. The ideal candidate finds joy in bringing clarity to complexity, excels at helping others do their best work, and understands the multiple social and economic benefits of clean energy and the potential for social equity outcomes that can result from scaling new clean energy technology. If you are an experienced program manager with strong relationship management skills and are passionate about energy equity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, this may be the position for you! This job is headquartered in Oakland, CA, with a hybrid-remote work option and offers competitive nonprofit salary and benefits. Relocation assistance is not available. Responsibilities

  • Lead all aspects of solicitation strategy, program outreach, planning and execution delivering a high-impact program.
  • In partnership with the Director of Grants Management & Compliance, manage relationships with the California Energy Commission, program partners and advisory groups ensuring parties are actively engaged in co-creating programming and "vested" in outcomes.
  • Manage relationships and communications with the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) and CalTestBed's participating laboratories at UC campuses.
  • Oversee the development of tools, resources and network access that will increase the likelihood of commercial success of our entrepreneurs.
  • Manage high-level program execution ensuring the team is well coordinated and deliverables are on time and within budget.
  • Oversee the negotiation of contractual scopes-of-work and milestones between laboratories and the voucher recipients.
  • In consultation with fellow CA Program leadership, guide the program teams in setting objectives and accountabilities, providing ongoing coaching and completing performance appraisals.
  • Review and approve program expenses, ensure program reporting and invoicing is completed in a timely manner, and that all financials are in order for auditing purposes.
  • Represent the organization and programs at public forums/events. Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 10 years of work experience; Advanced degree preferred.
    • At least 5 years in a program management or similar capacity directing the design and execution of complex initiatives.
    • Experience with program development and management, leading decision-making processes, and aligning opportunities to program objectives.
    • Demonstrated political savvy and experience navigating and influencing complex organizations.
    • Proven ability to establish strong working relationships, use influence skills and collaborate to achieve program results both internally and externally. Experience working with the CPUC, CEC, national laboratories and academic institutions a plus.
    • Experience directing government funding, complex agreement packages, and managing compliance with flow down terms.
    • At least 5 years' experience managing direct reports and achieving results in a matrixed environment.
    • Deep understanding of the clean energy sector; affinity for energy technology and a thirst to understand new developments in the sector.
    • Strong attention to detail and project management skills.
    • Keen analytical skills, particularly with financial data and budgets.
    • A firm commitment to and experience applying an equity, racial, and economic justice framework to program strategy, decision making, and outcomes. The California Clean Energy Fund, branded as New Energy Nexus, has been accelerating clean energy innovation and startup ecosystems for more than a decade. We are optimizing the energy transition to create a 100%+ clean energy economy for the 100%. Since 2004, we have leveraged $1.5 billion, invested directly in over 100 clean energy enterprises and launched industry leading solution centers. Today, we have an audacious plan for rapid clean energy adoption, to build equity into the energy economy and to create new jobs in California, the United States and around the world. New Energy Nexus is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status Salary Range: $95K to $115K Medical, Dental, and Vision 401k Retirement Plan

Keywords: New Energy Nexus, Oakland , Senior Program Manager, Executive , Oakland, California

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