Board Director - Board on International Scientific Organizations

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National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

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Full time

Overview: <strong>Req. No.: R0001643</strong><br /><br />The Board Director (BD) will serve as the staff director of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine&rsquo;s (NASEM&rsquo;s) Board on International Scientific Organizations (BISO). BISO provides vibrant leadership for and participation in the world&rsquo;s scientific organizations, creating and enhancing opportunities for US scientists to contribute to international networks. BISO also advances and promotes STEM+ research, education, and policy, grows a globally engaged and diverse US STEM+ workforce, and brings global science to the US to enhance US research and education, promoting location of high-impacting international scientific meetings in the US. BISO convenes 17 different disciplinary and organization-focused committees to carry out this work, and uses those committees to do unique and innovative work.<br /><br />The BD is responsible for grant development and management, direction of the BISO board, which oversees the work, and supervision of the BISO staff. Working with the senior international staff, the BD will help craft vision, strategy, implementation, and communication of the international programs, including BISO and the other programs in the International Networks and Cooperation Theme in NASEM&rsquo;s Policy and Global Affairs Division. Issues range from integrity, norms, and practices in the scientific establishment, itself, to environmental sustainability, to equity and fairness, to international security, and a variety of other topics, in addition to the disciplinary foci of the scientific unions. With BISO&rsquo;s diverse portfolio, the BD will work with experts from many fields and conduct sponsor relations with a similarly diverse set of program managers.
Responsibilities: <p><strong>ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:</strong></p> <p><strong>Sponsor Stewardship &amp; Program Management</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Responsible for program/project development. Maintains current and develops new relationships with prospective sponsors and other external contacts. &nbsp;Independently develops high-impact programs/projects and identifies and negotiates with possible funders, prepares proposals, and secures funding from sponsors.</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Leadership</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Provides leadership and mentors employees. Trains and develops employees to successfully perform current responsibilities and encourages the 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.</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Communication</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Maintains communication and productive working relationships with program volunteers. In consultation with the board chair and members, develops and maintains a balanced, high-quality portfolio of projects/programs. Conducts speaking engagements, handles press calls, participates in outside committees, and represents program/board at internal and external meetings.</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Planning</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Participates in business planning, conducts status meetings, coordinates logistical issues, and implements planning, scheduling, and procedural changes.</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Oversee</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>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. Oversees financial management of the unit, outreach efforts, including dissemination, and the report process during writing, report review, and release, if applicable.</p> </li> </ul> <p>&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>Knowledge of and experience working in international science and addressing major policy issues in science and informed by science. Success at raising funding from federal sources and private foundations. Strong program management skills. Strong personnel management skills, including both supervisory experience and the ability to manage up. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to interact effectively with both domestic and international organizations. Take a collegial approach to their work, including collaboration across the institution, and encourage creativity in staff at all levels. Ability to see and understand diverse perspectives and experiences outside of the United States. Ability to factor equity and other social values into socio-technical problems. Ability to solve varied and complex problems in the content and the conduct of work. Understanding of the National Academies&rsquo; mission and culture.</p> <p><strong>Preferred:</strong> Demonstrated scientific accomplishment or accomplishments in international scientific organizations or representing the US in such organizations, speak languages useful to BISO, and contribute to larger institutional goals.</p> <p><strong>Minimum Education/Training Requirements:</strong>&nbsp;Ph.D. in 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.</p> <p><strong>Physical Capabilities:&nbsp;</strong>Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time. Ability to travel. Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: None.</p> <p><strong>Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:</strong>&nbsp;Reports to Executive Director or Executive Officer. Independently establishes goals and objectives. Supervises board/program staff.</p>