Board Director - Intelligence Community Studies Board

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National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

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Full time

Overview: <strong>Req. No.: R0001510</strong><br /><br />The mission of the Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (DEPS) is to provide independent and authoritative science, technology, engineering and related policy advice to the federal government and to the nation and to promote communications between the science and technology community, the federal government, and the interested public.<br /><br />DEPS seeks to assess the role of science and technology in important public policy issues and to advance science and engineering, identifying needed research as well as improvements in data and research methods. In these ways, it fosters better science and technology and their use to support decisions on public policies and programs.<br /><br />DEPS&rsquo; work is organized around four broad areas:<br />&bull;Unique government missions in defense, space, aerospace, and national security<br />&bull;National infrastructure challenges such as energy and environmental systems, information and telecommunications, manufacturing and engineering design, civil engineering, and the constructed environment<br />&bull;Science and engineering disciplines such as physics, astronomy, computer science and engineering, materials science and engineering, and the mathematical sciences and their applications.<br />&bull;Continuing assessments of federal government laboratories and research programs<br /><br />The Intelligence Community Studies Board (ICSB) serves as the convening authority for the discussion of science and technology issues of importance to the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). Although the principal sponsor of the ICSB is the Director of S&amp;T at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), ICSB resources and publications are used to benefit all parts of the IC. In coordination with ODNI and other IC members, the ICSB produces studies and holds workshops, symposia, and expert meetings to explore science and technology topics of interest. The ICSB is also home to the Intelligence Science and Technology Experts Group, a very large, diverse, collection of experts across a broad range of science, technology, and medicine that is available to provide quick-response advice to ODNI and the IC. <br /><br />The Director of the Intelligence Community Studies Board is responsible for the development, implementation, and ongoing management and evaluation of the board&rsquo;s activities of moderate scope. The Director develops the overall budget, including staffing requirements and ensures that each study or activity meets its stated objectives and supports the mission of the organization. They maintain internal and external relations and oversee the assembling of committees. They provide guidance to those committees in the conduct of their work and/or consensus building process. The Director responds to requests for studies, negotiating scope of work and budget, and independently develops programs/projects and negotiates funding with sponsors. The work of the Board significantly impacts the advancement of science or policy through the successful conduct of National Academies&rsquo; programs and activities.<br /><br />The Director is responsible for financial management and resource allocation, staff planning and management, and is fully accountable for the performance and results of the department. They have authority to formulate, affect, interpret, or implement management policies or operating practices. Studies and decisions have long-term implications and affect continuing operations. The Director has high-level professional staff as direct reports. Incumbent deals with important or controversial issues and effective persuasion, negotiation, and compromise are critical to work. Reports to Deputy Executive Director.
Responsibilities: <p><strong>ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:</strong></p> <p>In consultation with chair and members, develops and maintains a balanced, high quality portfolio of projects/programs. Establishes a vision and working strategy for studies and activities conducted within the program/board. Plans, conducts, and directs work on projects/programs. Oversees the management of projects, assembles or oversees the assembling of board, committees, and/or study panels and provides oversight and guidance to the conduct of their work. Provides leadership and mentors employees. Trains and develops employees to successfully perform current responsibilities and encourages development of staff for future roles. Forms effective teams and cultivates a work environment that fosters teamwork. Interprets and ensures consistent application of organizational policies. Initiates personnel actions, including performance and compensation reviews and disciplinary actions. Maintains communication and productive working relationships with program volunteers. Sets agenda and oversees meeting arrangements. Oversees quality assurance efforts. Oversees financial management of the unit. Participates in business planning, conducts status meetings, coordinates logistical issues, and implements planning, scheduling, and procedural changes. Responsible for program/project development. Maintains current and develops new relationships with prospective sponsors and other external contacts. Responds to requests for studies/projects, negotiating scope of work and budget, and independently develops high-impact programs/projects and negotiates funding with sponsors. Performs fundraising activities. Prepares proposals. Oversees management of contracts. Oversees the report process during writing, reports review, and release, if applicable. Oversees outreach efforts, including dissemination. Conducts speaking engagements, handles press calls, participates in outside committees, and represents program/board at internal and external meetings.<br />&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>NONESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Related duties and special projects as assigned.</p> </li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:&nbsp;</strong>Ability to solve intellectual problems that reflect substantial variety and complexity. Ability to serve as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues. Ability to operate with substantial latitude for independent judgment and action. Ability to negotiate funding. Ability to train and develop staff. Ability to work successfully in a team environment and to form and maintain effective teams. Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness. Ability to develop relationships with co-workers and employees in other National Academies&rsquo; departments through effective communication. Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees. Understanding of the National Academies&rsquo; mission and culture.</p> <p><strong>Minimum Education/Training Requirements:</strong>&nbsp;Ph.D. in physical sciences, engineering or a related field or equivalent knowledge.</p> <p><strong>Minimum Experience:</strong>&nbsp;Ten years of related professional experience, five of which were in a supervisory capacity. Demonstrated impact on the advancement of science or policy through the successful completion of National Academies&rsquo; activities or equivalent outside activities and through effective dissemination of these activities.&nbsp; Work with the Intelligence Community preferred.</p> <p><strong>Physical Capabilities:&nbsp;</strong>Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time. Ability to travel.</p> <p><strong>Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:</strong> TS//SCI clearance is required. Applicants having an active clearance or recently (less than two years) inactive will both be considered.</p> <p><strong>Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:</strong>&nbsp;Reports to the DEPS Deputy Executive Director. Independently establishes goals and objectives. Supervises board/program staff.</p>