Utah State University (USU) and the Utah Office of Energy Development (OED) are seeking to hire a full-time, Director of the San Rafael Energy Research Center (Business Consultant Lead). Application review will begin on November 1, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled. Estimated start date is sometime in December 2021.
The person in this position will work with the Utah OED, USU, Emery County, and others to develop, oversee, and/or implement leadership for the management and execution of program activities at the Center. The Director will work collaboratively to establish research priorities and to help expand development programs. The Director will oversee the performance of multidisciplinary outcomes-focused research within the energy and mineral environment in areas identified as pivotal to the Center’s core goals. This position will create a Board of Directors to deliver the Center’s vision. Additionally, the Director will work with the Utah Office of Energy Development to identify opportunities for new advanced energy technology and energy innovation at the Center.
Strategic Funding and Relations
Research Program Oversight:
Preferred Knowledge & Skills:
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
2. Cover Letter to be to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of application.
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.
USU is Utah’s Land Grant university. USU is in Logan, though this position will be located in Emery or Carbon County Utah. The San Rafael Energy Research Center is located in Orangeville, Utah in beautiful eastern Utah. The region offers a wealth of outdoor activities within minutes of the San Rafael Swell within a few hours’ drive of seven national parks.
The Utah OED is based in Salt Lake City. It advances the Utah Governor’s energy vision, implements state energy policy and enhances Utah’s energy infrastructure, technology and workforce to provide more affordable, reliable and cleaner energy options for Utah households and businesses. USU and OED are cooperating on this position.
The San Rafael Energy Research Center’s objective is to expand opportunities for advanced energy technology development and diversify the local economy.
The Center’s vision will be accomplished by:
Technology areas of interest to the Center include, but are not limited to:
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.
A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.
The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.
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