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Project Manager: Clean Energy and Battery Storage

Position Title
Project Manager: Clean Energy and Battery Storage

Position Number

ASU Energy Center - 232000

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have: a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; demonstrated project management experience and expertise; as well as general knowledge and familiarity with clean energy and battery storage technologies.

License/Certification Required


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Appalachian Energy Center ( AEC ) works in tandem with Appalachian State University to create a clean energy future for the state of North Carolina, its citizens, businesses, and educators.

The Project Manager: Clean Energy and Battery Storage is a new 4-year position required to support our subcontracted work in the STEPs4Growth research project award.

This position requires attending meetings that are often based in both Greensboro and the Raleigh/Durham area. This position may be based in Boone, NC or near the regions mentioned above as a remote/regional position, consistent with University policy. If remotely based, travel to the main campus in Boone, NC will be required or expected at times.
  • This position will manage and execute all Appalachian State University activities for the EDA Good Jobs funded project: STEPS4Growth including:
  • Produce the program’s battery and storage technology reports for the STEPS4Growth Management Team, documenting the specialized needs and solutions developed for each sector; assume responsibility for the development of highly professional technical, graphic, and narrative content for all program reports and communications. Track and report program progress.
  • Coordinate with Appalachian Energy Center Director and Outreach Manager to identify, cultivate and secure new and extending collaborative opportunities with STEPS4Growth program partners as appropriate. Identify opportunities to promote AEC’s contribution to the program, as well as opportunities to promote STEPS4Growth to University constituents.
  • Track and report annual budget activity, and provide recommendations for program planning and strategy development
  • This position will execute the following specific tasks for the STEPS4Growth project. Appalachian State University will serve as the Cross-Functional Battery Storage Thrust Manager for the Steps4Growth project with responsibility for the following tasks:
  1. Convene meetings of Clean Energy (CE) cross-sector topic area participants including the Energy Efficiency Sector, Renewable Energy Sector, Grid and Storage Sector, Clean Vehicles/Electric Vehicles Sector. These meetings will focus on each CE Sector’s needs around Batteries and Storage topic areas to integrate the vertical CE Sector plans together in a supportive manner.
  2. Conduct periodic Meetings in Clean Energy sector initiatives through conferences, annual meetings, discussions, etc.
  3. Work with CE Sector Backbone teams to define training that re-uses assets, curriculum, and equipment to maximize investments in CE educational training, including hands-on equipment instruction.
  4. Recruit Industry Partners to be willing to host/support apprentices. The role of Appalachian State is key for the STEPS4Growth project success as there are likely to be different fundamentals to be trained on in each Vertical CE Sector. Those CE Sectors will have significantly different needs for batteries and storage, and a convergence of training around batteries and storage is the final goal.

Suggested Salary Range

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position within a university. Will need to travel to meetings as part of the role of the position.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University’s Job Board:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Undergraduate Unofficial Transcripts
  • Provide a minimum of 3 professional references in the application or attach a List of References with Contact Information
This is a 4-year position ending 10/30/2026.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Important Contacts:

Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources/Affirmative Action
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144

ADA /504 Coordinator & EEO Officer
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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