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Renewable Energy Management Program Coordinator

Southern University at New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana (US)
$55,000 - $70,000
Date posted
Feb 27, 2024

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Salary Range: $55,000 - $70,000
Reports to
Dean, College of Business & Public Administration

Job Description 

The College of Business & Public Administration (CBA) is a fully accredited College of Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO).  The College provides education and degrees in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, and Public Administration that equip a predominantly urban student body, including those from the New Orleans Metropolitan area, with cutting-edge knowledge, professional and research skills, and ethical decision-making abilities essential for successful careers in business, entrepreneurship, industry, education, government, and for further studies at graduate and professional levels. The College supports and promotes research and intellectual contributions aimed at improving teaching, entrepreneurial opportunities in the region, and awareness of global issues.

Within the College, the Renewable Energy Management Program Coordinator (REM-PC) is a professional staff member who works with current and incoming students in exploring career options in the Renewable Energy Industry and helps them to acquire required credentials to succeed in the industry.  

The role of REM-PC is to recruit and enroll students in the REM program.  The REM-PC will advise REM participants so they may matriculate and graduate from SUNO within four to six years, recruit SUNO students to REM, collect data and input, and maintain accurate records of students’ degree audit by maintain close contact with each student’s faculty advisor.  The REM-PC will provide individual and group coaching sessions, which will address issues such as personal barriers, goal setting, academic mindset, anxiety concerns, avoiding procrastination, career coaching, address various academic and social issues, assist with scholarship opportunities, graduate school admission and other duties of the department.

Essential functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  1. Collaborate with the entire REM team on student recruitment and enrollment, to ensure that the program serves 20 new students, annually.
  2. Develop an Individual Academic Plan (IAP) with each new participant, including a checklist of recommended services and a timeline for graduation.
  3. Monitor early alerts from pre-mid-term evaluation for participants, as well as REM participant attendance for supplemental instruction, tutoring, workshops, and meetings, intervening as necessary and providing positive reinforcement when possible.
  4. Identify and attract renewable energy companies to SUNO to provide field trips, internships, guest speaker programs, and employment of REM graduates.  
  5. Assist students in communicating effectively with faculty, encouraging them to self-advocate and contact faculty directly as needed.
  6. Act as referral source for tutoring and personal counseling needs.
  7. Assist participants with course selection with faculty advisors and registration each semester, offer students the additional REM-related courses, when needed. 
  8. Ensure that each student meets with REM-PC and is served at least four times per semester.
  9. Document all contacts and services electronically and in student files, maintaining confidentiality of student data.
  10. Meet weekly with other REM staff to discuss achievements and concerns of the program and individual students, and implement program modifications for improvement, if necessary.
  11. Report weekly to the College of Business Dean and College of Arts & Sciences Dean, as needed.
  12. Facilitate workshops for students focused on academic skill-building, leadership, career, etc.
  13. Contribute to formal reports of program outcomes.
  14. Collaborate with college administrators, faculty, and staff to promote retention, graduation, and admission to graduate school.
  15. 1Engage with REM staff members to provide formative assessment and improvement of program.
  16. Teach course(s), when needed and assigned.
  17. Perform all other duties assigned.


  • Knowledge of best practice in student recruitment, academic coaching, teaching, student assessments/surveys, course selection, facilitating and coordinating workshops and/or seminars, career coaching, and financial literacy.
  • Ability to plan student educational activities and an ability to understand the importance of course sequences, and semester course loadings, that directly impact student success.
  • Strong knowledge of the energy industry, especially renewable energy industry.
  • Excellent verbal and written business communication skills.  
  • Ability to build relationships and work closely with other team members, departments, faculty, and university staff on projects.
  • Knowledge of federal and state financial aid/scholarship programs. 
  • Strong understanding of confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with faculty, students, staff, and administration.
  • The ability to work effectively in a very collaborative environment with students and faculty from multiple disciplines is required.
  • Ability to exercise sound, independent judgment.

Required education and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM, Business, or other related fields.
  • Experience in various academic and technological workshops/seminars with local, state, or regional entities related to good academic standards, retention and graduation.
  • Three years of experience in student recruitment, academic coaching, academic instruction, career guidance, and/or personal coaching in a higher education setting.

Preferred education and experience

  • Master’s degree in STEM, Business, or other related fields preferred.
  • Previous experience in secondary or higher education is desirable.

Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Non-Discrimination Statement
In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal, state, and local laws, Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) forbids discriminating or harassing conduct that is based on an individual's race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, membership in Uniformed Services, and all other categories protected by applicable state and federal laws.

This commitment applies but is not limited to decisions made with respect to hiring and promotion, the administration of educational programs and policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other College-administered programs. Discriminatory acts of any kind are strictly forbidden.

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement
Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer
State as a Model Employer - SAME



Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) was founded as a branch unit of Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in Baton Rouge (SUBR) on September 4, 1956.  Our mission is to promote the upward mobility of diverse populations of traditional and non-traditional students through quality academic programs, teaching, research, and service to achieve excellence in higher education using various teaching and learning modalities.  As a member agency of the State of Louisiana and the Southern University System, SUNO employees are offered a wide range of compensation benefits and professional development opportunities.  We aim to attract, enhance, and retain energetic and highly qualified faculty and staff.

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