Partner and Corporate Relationship Specialist, Scott Institute for Energy Innovation-2013377
The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University addresses the world's most important energy-related challenges by enabling collaborative research, strategic partnerships, public policy outreach, entrepreneurship, and education. As one of CMU's only university-wide institutes, we seek to optimize energy resources, reduce the environmental impacts of energy production and use, and develop breakthrough technologies and solutions that will have meaningful global impact and to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, low carbon energy future.
With more than 150 Affiliated Faculty and 11 Energy Fellows, the Scott Institute identifies critical areas of the energy system where CMU has strength and deep expertise, and invests, innovates, and incentivizes those efforts and technologies. The Scott Institute actively leverages more than 30 CMU centers, including the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center (CEIC), and the Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation (CTTEC). The Scott Institute serves as a connection hub - locally, regionally, and nationally - for the coordination of energy- and cleantech-related innovation and investment.
We are seeking to hire a Partner and Relationship Specialist. In this role, you will be responsible for the development and stewardship of current and new Scott Institute partnerships. Your primary responsibilities will be:
Steward current corporate and government partners while leveraging the network of talented, entrepreneurial CMU faculty, staff, alumni and key regional, national and global collaborators.
Create conditions that promote interactions to build connections and strengthen interdisciplinary encounters among faculty, students, alumni and industry/government research funders in energy.
Provide pathways for organizations seeking to work in partnership with CMU to connect with the university in the area of energy.
Core responsibilities will include:
Develop and foster the Scott Institute's network of partners
Provide stewardship and oversight of existing relationships with industry, nonprofits, government agencies, start-ups, other universities, and other funded projects.
Research and develop strategies for the engagement with partners that are aligned with the research and outreach activities of Scott Institute Faculty Affiliates and CMU goals.
Serve as point of contact for partner inquiries, and engage with the Scott Institute administrative staff to organize campus visits from government, industry, non-profit organizations, start-ups, investors, and visiting faculty from other universities.
Match partner research projects with faculty interests.
Create opportunities for increased visibility to aid in funded research and partnerships, including execution of pilot projects.
Manage relevant information from engagements in CRM systems, including but not limited to Excel, Salesforce and Zoho databases, and generate reporting.
Track budgets and provide forecasting for projects; generate reporting.
With the Executive Director, organize annual schedule of faculty sessions, seminars, distinguished lectures, tech talks, breakfast briefings, networking events, roundtables and workshops, corporate recruiting gatherings for external organizations, evening receptions, and poster sessions, among other events, with support from Programming and Events Specialist.
Conduct outreach to partners to identify other potential areas for collaboration with the university.
Under the direction of the Executive Director Ssupports the execution of new initiatives.
Serves in a lead role to support and manage CMU Energy Week activities.
Help to grow the Scott Institute partner relationships and offering
Foster policy outreach efforts, including to government agencies and decision makers.
Assist with budgeting and tracking of financials (working with a Business Manager).
Support engagements with specific start-up activities in energy, solar and cleantech, including timelines and deliverables. Helps to pursue follow-on funding.
Contribute to proposals in partnership with the team, as opportunities arise.
Document, develop, implement and communicate benefits (working with Communications Analyst), and conduct outreach to faculty and students.
Help to mentor and/or manage interns and other staff, as needed.
Serve as a liaison support to other university departments, including other centers and institutes as well as the energy, science, technology and policy (EST&P) master's program. Represents Scott Institute at various internal and external meetings.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Scott Institute. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are core competencies at CMU. The position requires strong university-wide working relationships especially with faculty and student energy researchers along with knowledge and understanding of university policies and procedures. We are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a dynamic population of internal and external partners with a high level of integrity and who will support the mission of The Scott Institute as well as the broader mission of the university through their work in a fast-paced, energetic environment.
You will demonstrate:
An interest in all aspects of higher education, and a dedication to promoting the university's priorities through developing excellent working relationships with faculty, senior academic leaders, alumni, and volunteers, as well as university and college staff and advancement teams.
Personal belief in mission, goals and objectives of energy, research, sustainability, and higher education.
Problem solving and reasoning skills, analytical skills, and strong verbal and written interpersonal communication skills.
A proactive, positive attitude and the ability to work independently.
Ability to travel outside the Pittsburgh region and a willingness to work outside normal business hours.
5 years of work experience and an undergraduate degree in an aligned field of study required
Master's in an aligned field of study preferred; a combination of education and experience may be considered
Demonstrated experience in partner engagement and relationship management.
Microsoft Office suite - Word, Excel, Powerpoint, with database management a plus.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and a proactive, positive attitude.
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Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Job Function: Project / Program Management
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2013377
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.