Director, Energy Sector

The William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Job Type
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
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This full-time, senior position will develop intellectual capital, disseminate information, and engage academics and practitioners in identifying business models that create new use opportunities, or enhance the usability of existing approaches, to drive profitable adoption of clean, commercially viable energy sources in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Although this role is based in our Ann Arbor, Michigan office, it may require multiple trips internationally each year.

The Energy Sector identifies individuals and communities that are developing innovative approaches to power generation, and connects them with the expertise, knowledge, and tools to design commercially viable business models and build profitable enterprises. We work with faculty, students, and other collaborators across the University of Michigan campus, and beyond to increase access to energy in low- and middle-income countries, and to develop innovative models or technologies that can reduce reliance on non-renewable energy sources in higher-income markets.

Some of the REQUIRED Candidate Qualifications include: hold a MBA or a graduate degree related to energy, sustainability or a related field AND ten (10) or more years of relevant work experience; must be able to effectively communicate advanced analytical and conceptual ideas and findings to technical and non-technical audiences, verbally and in written English; have a high level of proficiency with quantitative analyses, as well as MS Office; able to travel internationally to LMICs 10-25% per year; have current work authorization for full-time WDI employment in the USA.

Some of the PREFERRED Candidate Qualifications include: Prior experience working with energy-related organizations (e.g., GE, large national or regional enterprises in LMICs, small enterprises operating a community of other sub-national scale) and/or similarly-focused NGOs, and the ability to speak a language common to a LMIC (e.g., French or Spanish).

To learn more about this opening, please visit WDI’s website for full details.

Additional Information

The online application includes uploading one document (combination of your resume and cover letter with max 4MB) and doing so will auto-populate most fields for you.