Carbon Charge Project Manager

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POST DATE 8/20/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Yale University New Haven, CT

New Haven, CT
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Yale University is the first university in the world to implement an internal price on carbon emissions. A pilot project, administered during the 2015-16 academic year, tested four unique models of carbon pricing in an experiment involving 20 buildings totaling 1.7 million square feet. Drawing on the lessons from the first phase of the pilot, a steering committee of senior administrators has directed the expansion of the pilot to a larger number of buildings, along with a refined plan design, in the coming year. Full implementation is expected by FY20.

The University seeks a Project Manager to lead this next phase. The Project Manager will be responsible for the implementation of the charge, as well as extracting lessons learned for the benefit of the community at Yale as well as in other global organizations interested in a carbon charge as one tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Project Manager will manage the synthesis and flow of operational data required to implement the charge (e.g., utilities usage and carbon conversion factors to create a bill to reflect the charge). In addition, the Project Manager is responsible for quantitative and qualitative analysis of the results of the pilot, and incorporate this feedback iteratively into the design and implementation. The Project Manager will direct subject-matter experts in various offices, including Facilities, Budget, Communications, Strategic Analysis and President's Office, to ensure that these participants delivered as required to keep the project on timeline, and escalate issues to supervisor and Steering Committee.

The Project Manager will report to the Assistant Vice President for Strategic Analysis and Institutional Research in Yale's Provost's Office. A Steering Committee comprised of representatives from the related offices, including the Provost's Office, Finance, Facilities and Communications, will provide guidance on major project decisions.

The preferred candidate will hold a Bachelor's Degree in a related field and five years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Further requirements include:


Demonstrated experience managing administratively and politically complex projects, requiring the coordination of multiple participants and stakeholders at both senior and staff levels.

Experience in finance and budgeting, with an understanding of both principles and mechanics.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentations to senior-level audiences.

Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Excel, including financial modeling.

Experience with quantitative analysis and data-querying tools (e.g., SQL).Knowledge of qualitative analysis.
* : Bachelor's or Master's degree in a quantitative field. Experience managing staff. Experience in basic statistical analysis, and familiarity with analysis tools (e.g., SAS). Experience in tax policy. - The STARS requisition ID for this position is 39117BR.