National Academy of Medicine Deputy Director for Programs

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Full time

Overview: <strong>Req. No.: R0001709</strong><br /><br /><strong>About the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)</strong><br />The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), established in 1970 under the name Institute of Medicine (IOM), is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and beyond. The NAM serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as adviser to the nation and the international community. The NAM&rsquo;s mission is to improve health for all by advancing science, accelerating health equity, and providing independent, authoritative, and trusted advice nationally and globally.<br /><br /><strong>About the Position</strong><br />In a key leadership role, the Deputy Director for Programs is responsible for developing and ongoing oversight of assigned projects and activities of various sizes, scopes, and complexity at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Collaborating with the Deputy Executive Officer for Programs (DEOP) and/or program directors, assists with program strategy, staffing requirements, and budget development for existing and new programs. Establishes processes and procedures to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the DEOP office and that stated objectives are met. Maintains productive internal and external relations, negotiates funding with sponsors, and supervises staff as assigned. The role has full supervisory responsibilities, including hiring, training, and performance management for assigned staff. The Deputy Director for Programs reports directly to the DEOP.<br /><br />The overarching duty of the Deputy Director for Programs (DDP) is to assist the DEOP in maintaining a balanced, high-quality, and diverse portfolio of projects and programs. Overarching work areas include strategy and operational management, resource planning and development, and staff support and mentorship.
Responsibilities: <p><strong>ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Strategy and operational management: Works collaboratively with the DEOP on tactical and strategic directions for NAM programs and monitors, through evaluation techniques, progress toward annual goals throughout the year. The DDP participates in developing special initiatives consistent with the strategic goals and NAM's strategic plan. Manages unique facets of the program office operations or assigned special programs and collaborates appropriately with other departments within NAM and across NASEM. Consistently exercises substantial discretion and independent judgment and has the authority to formulate, affect, interpret, and implement management policies or practices.</li> <li>Resource planning and development: Works with the DEOP to ensure all programs are adequately funded, with sufficient staffing plans and other resources to carry out high-quality program activities. Creates new program areas, carries out the necessary background and contextual work to inform new programmatic areas, produces background materials and concept notes, and develops relationships with sponsors for support as needed. Works with communications staff to ensure NAM programs and products have high visibility and are adequately represented online.&nbsp;</li> <li>Staff support and mentorship: Serves as a mentor and support to NAM program staff. Assists program leads perform current responsibilities successfully and encourages staff development for future roles. Cultivates a work environment that fosters teamwork. Supervises assigned staff, including initiating personnel actions, performance and compensation reviews, and disciplinary actions. Interprets and ensures consistent application of organizational policies.</li> </ul> <p><br /><strong>NONESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES</strong><br />Related duties and special projects as assigned.</p>
Requirements: <strong>Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities</strong>: Broad knowledge of the societal, organizational, policy, scientific, and technical issues in health, equity, medicine, and biomedical science. Advanced knowledge and expertise in a related discipline are desirable, along with the ability to understand and share technical/scientific issues with diverse audiences. The role requires strong program/project management, facilitation skills, and problem-solving using originality and ingenuity. Requires the ability to: 1) serve as a resource to others in resolving complex problems and issues, 2) operate using substantial latitude for independent judgment and action, 3) develop and manage multiple and complex projects independently, 4) work successfully in a team environment, 5) form and maintain effective teams, and 6) train and develop staff, and 7) establish relationships with co-workers, employees in other NAM and National Academies' departments, and external constituents through effective communication. Experience working in complex environments with high organizational effectiveness is a plus.<br /><strong>Minimum Education/Training Requirements: </strong>Master&rsquo;s degree in a related field, or equivalent knowledge.<br /><strong>Minimum Experience:</strong> Six years of related professional experience, two 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. Demonstrated high level of proficiency in conveying scientific, technical, and/or policy information in verbal and written form.<br /><strong>Physical Capabilities: </strong>Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time. Ability to travel.<br /><strong>Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: </strong>None.<br /><strong>Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:</strong> Reports to the Deputy Executive Officer for Programs. General direction is provided. Independently supervises project/program staff.