Program Officer - Board on Gulf Education and Engagement

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Full time

$85,040 - $116,930

Overview: Requisition Number: R0002074<br /><br />The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine is looking for a Program Officer to operationalize, implement, and manage a new education program focused on career and technical education, vocational education, and community colleges. The Program Officer is responsible for developing and managing one or more of the organization's programs or projects with minimal oversight by Director or Senior Program Manager. Develops program or project strategy and budget, supervises staff, and ensures program or project meets objectives. Assembles committees/panels and serves as staff liaison between committee/panel members and the National Academies. <br /><br />Incumbent applies in-depth professional level knowledge to independently solve a full range of complex problems. Job&rsquo;s primary focus is to collaborate with representatives from community and technical programs to implement a new education program, which will involve defining program goals, setting operational procedures, building relationships, and day to day management of program once established. Responsibilities may also include managing recipients of program grants, planning meetings or conference events, and managing network building amongst participants.<br />
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Designs and manages program(s) or project(s) of minimal or moderate complexity. In collaboration with supervisor, develops program or project strategy, manages budget, supervises staff, and ensures program or project meets objectives. Activities may include leading studies, research programs, grant programs, fellowship programs, etc.</li> <li>Where applicable and with director/senior program officer oversight, recruits potential committee/panel nominees and assembles appointment packages. Communicates and coordinates with the committee/panel chair and members. Identifies and gathers research materials for the committee. Facilitates the flow of information among committee/panel members, consultants, staff, and other applicable parties.</li> <li>Conducts large and small workshops and/or meetings. Develops agendas, invites presenters and participants, oversees meeting logistics and multimedia presentations, and prepares written summaries.</li> <li>Prepares background papers and technical summaries. Develops written products (e.g., reports, proceedings, white papers). Drafts and edits materials for publication. For studies and other applicable programs, synthesizes and edits research findings and technical data and determines the relevance of data for purposes of activity.</li> <li>Supports committee members, workshop participants, etc. in all aspects of work. For studies, assistance is provided in preparing the draft report, including writing sections of report based on committee input and review and editing the report for format, consistency, and grammar. Facilitates the response to review, responds to comments and concerns of editors, and prepares the final manuscript for publication.</li> <li>Manages staff with minimal oversight by Director or Senior Program Manager. Assigns tasks and provides guidance and feedback to staff. Mentors staff and ensures required training is accomplished and participates in performance reviews. Interprets and ensures consistent application of organizational policies.</li> <li>Oversees project budget and schedule. As required, collaborates with financial staff to ensure compliance.</li> <li>Collaborates with experts and sponsors from federal, state, and local government agencies, foundations, schools, and other organizations. Represents the unit and committee within and outside the National Academies.</li> <li>With Director or Senior Program Manager oversight, conducts background research on topics for new studies, programs, or activities. Writes prospectuses and proposals for new and continuing funding. Identifies potential sponsors. Raises funds for current and future projects. Where applicable, manages funder/member/alumni relations.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <br />
Requirements: Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:<br /> <ul> <li>Advanced knowledge of scientific, technical, or policy issues in career, technical, or vocational education, or teaching and learning or curriculum and instruction in applied certification or licensure programs.</li> <li>Strong program/project management skills.</li> <li>Ability to understand and share technical/scientific issues with diverse audiences.</li> <li>Ability to solve intellectual problems that are varied and complex using originality and ingenuity.</li> <li>Ability to operate using appreciable latitude for independent judgment and action.</li> <li>Ability to manage and develop projects.</li> <li>Ability to work successfully in a team environment and to form and maintain effective teams.</li> <li>Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness.</li> <li>Ability to develop relationships with co-workers, employees in other National Academies' departments, and external constituents through effective communication.</li> <li>Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and constituents.</li> </ul> <br /><br />Minimum Education/Training Requirements:<br /> <ul> <li>Master's degree in a related field or equivalent knowledge.</li> </ul> <br /><br />Minimum Experience:<br /> <ul> <li>Three years of related professional experience.</li> <li>Preference for having worked with or at CTE facilities, VoTech schools, community/technical colleges, or other applied certification or licensure programs.</li> <li>Demonstrated basic proficiency in conveying scientific/technical/policy information in verbal and written form.</li> </ul> <br /><br />Preferred Education: <br /> <ul> <li>Ph.D. in related field preferred. Experience with program/project evaluation preferred.</li> </ul> <br /> <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>&nbsp;None.</p> <p><strong>Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:&nbsp;</strong>Typically reports to senior program manager or director. General direction is provided. Supervises project/program staff with minimal oversight by director/senior program officer.</p> <p><strong>Work Environment:&nbsp;</strong>Hybrid Office/Telecommute environment, expected onsite percentage 40%, with occasional travel between National Academies&rsquo; facilities and to off-site meeting/sponsor locations.</p> <p><strong>Compensation Range: </strong>The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine support equity, fairness, and transparency in our compensation programs. An estimated compensation range for this position is $85,040 - $116,930. Compensation offered to the selected candidate will be based on the candidate&rsquo;s relevant knowledge, skills, and work experience, commensurate with compensation of current employees in comparable positions with similar knowledge, skills, and work experience, and subject to budget parameters. Note it is not typical for a candidate to be hired at the higher end of the range.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The National Academies&rsquo; Statement on Diversity and Inclusion:</strong></p> <p>To promote diversity and inclusion in the sciences, engineering, and medicine, we are committed to increasing the diversity of the National Academies&rsquo; staff, members, and volunteers to reflect the populations we serve. We pledge to cultivate an environment and culture that promotes inclusion and values respectful participation of all individuals who help advance the mission of the institution.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Equal Opportunity Employer:</strong></p> <p>It is the policy of the National Academies to recruit, hire, transfer, compensate, and promote people in all job categories and to administer all other personnel actions, terms and conditions of employment in a manner that is consistent with equal employment, and does not discriminate on the basis of&nbsp; race, creed, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, medical condition for which a person has been rehabilitated or cured, marital status, family responsibilities, genetic information, political affiliation, personal appearance, matriculation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.&nbsp; It is also the institution's policy to recruit, hire, promote, and provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and covered veterans who are otherwise qualified.</p>