Deputy Director Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium (BAPVC)

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POST DATE 8/23/2016
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Stanford University Stanford, CA

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Stanford University

Deputy Director Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium (BAPVC)

Job Number: 72176

The BAPVC is a consortium led by Stanford University (SU) and University of California Berkeley (UCB) and is funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) with additional cost share contributions from academic and industry members. It is located in the Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials. The Deputy Director acts as the primary technical program manager involved directly in the execution of the BAPVC program by delivering independent technical review, evaluation and management of all funded and proposed research investigations within the scope of the consortium's interests. The Consortium's technological mission is to conduct research that will strengthen the US PV manufacturing industry. Its educational mission is to educate a new generation of engineers and scientists who are trained to develop solar cells which are cost effective and technologically superior. The Consortium's research are conducted at Stanford, UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, the National Renewable Energy Lab, SLAC, and other universities throughout the US.
The Deputy Director will stimulate research collaborations by matching consortium members' technology needs with capabilities funded in related projects. S/He will interact with leading scientists from industry and academia to resolve differences in expert reviews delivered for evaluation of progress and competitive selection of new awards. S/He will engage as a research peer with sub-award institutions to advise, guide and shape funded investigations to enhance benefit to the consortium.
The incumbent will also create technical reports, publications and presentations to inform sponsors, research participants and the photovoltaic community. S/He will partner with the BAPVC administrative and management team in executing the programmatic needs of the consortium. S/He will also participate as a volunteer and leader in functions of scientific societies such as the MRS, SPIE, and IEEE to build a strong network of contacts within the photovoltaic community, coordinate BAPVC operations and promote awareness of the unique contributions of the consortium.
This position is fixed term for one year, renewable contingent on continued programmatic need and funding.

Work under the general direction of BAPVC Management to develop, implement, and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of the BAPVC. Participate in strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership development.


Develop, implement, administer, and evaluate programs, including outreach to varied stakeholders by: conducting research activities within the program; analyzing data, creating reports, reviewing trends, and making program improvement recommendations. May develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding.

Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities.

Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.

Coach and mentor program staff.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
PhD in an energy-related field. Education or work experience in the solar or energy industry is a plus. Strong solar industry connections will be considered favorably.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.

Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.

Ability to oversee and direct staff.

Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.

Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.

Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.

Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 40 pounds.

Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.

On-campus mobility.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.

May travel locally or internationally.

Occasional overnight travel.

Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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