Senior Program Officer - Policy and Global Affairs

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Full time

$101,130 - $158,015

Overview: Requisition Number: R0002281<br /> <br /> ** Cover Letter Required **<br /><br />The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine seeks a Senior Program Officer to manage and coordinate a portfolio of activities related to the Ukraine Program in the Office of Special Projects, Policy and Global Affairs (PGA) Division.<br /><br />The Ukraine Program assists Ukrainian researchers to continue their work in the wake of the 2022 Russian invasion and helps to rebuild the Ukrainian research enterprise while also convening experts to contribute to the long term recovery of Ukraine’s science and innovation community.<br /><br />UKRAINE PROGRAM<br />The National Academy of Sciences has a broad portfolio of activities to support Ukrainian researchers and the research enterprise. Current activities include:<br /><br />- Long-term Research Grants: Three-year awards of up to $200,000 annually to 18 Ukrainian early-career researchers and their teams in neighboring countries, to provide stable conditions for conducting research and for training the next generation.<br /><br />- IMPRESS-U: NSF and funding agencies in the Baltics and Ukraine are offering collaborative grants for international teams of researchers to advance science and education in Ukraine. Through private funding, NAS provides financial support for the Ukrainian participants.<br /><br />- RESET Ukraine Action Group: Members of the Roundtable on Global Science Diplomacy and others who explore policy approaches to support the rebuilding of a successful global science and innovation system in Ukraine. To date the group has conducted workshops on rebuilding Ukrainian research and education, human capital, and infrastructure.<br /><br />- Coordinating Group of Science Academies: A partnership of science academies from around the world that meets regularly to demonstrate their unwavering support for Ukraine and to help ensure coordination across different international efforts. In 2022, the group issued 10 Action Steps For Rebuilding Ukraine’s Science, Research, and Innovation.<br /><br />The Senior Program Officer is responsible for the development and ongoing management of the Ukraine programs under the direct purview of the PGA Office of Special Projects, as well as coordination of Ukraine programs under the purview of other PGA units. The individual is also responsible organizing public events, and supporting the work of the Roundtable’s RESET Ukraine Action Group.<br /><br />
Responsibilities: <ol> <li>Manage specific projects, with staff assistance.</li> <li>Oversee the planning and implementation of international meetings and events.</li> <li>Supervise staff who manage international research grant competitions and programs.</li> <li>Maintain current and develop new relationships with prospective sponsors and other external contacts. Develop funding proposals and negotiate final awards.</li> <li>Work closely and collaboratively with representatives of international partner academies and initiate memoranda of understanding if needed.</li> <li>Collaborate with PGAEO financial staff to oversee the budget and maintain financial projections.</li> <li>Maintain communication and productive working relationships with program volunteers in both the Ukraine Program and advise on future events.</li> <li>Respond to requests and direction from PGAEO and NAS leadership, for whom the Ukraine Program is a high priority.</li> <li>Represent the Ukraine Programs in the National Academies and to outside organizations.</li> <li>Work with the PGA communications staff to promote and disseminate the results of these programs, including to an international audience. Collaborate with counterparts in partner organizations abroad to develop consistent messages and develop joint communications and outreach plans.</li> </ol> NONESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES<br />Related duties and special projects as assigned.
Requirements: <br /><strong>Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:</strong> A 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. Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with employees, volunteers, and representatives of outside U.S. and international organizations. Sensitivity to international political, social, cultural, and language differences.<br /><br /><strong>Minimum Education/Training Requirements:</strong> Master&rsquo;s degree in a related field, or equivalent knowledge.<br /><strong><br />Minimum Experience:</strong> Six years of related professional experience. Minimum three years experience in international settings with specific knowledge of eastern Europe.<br /><strong><br />Preferred Education:</strong> Working knowledge of at least one foreign language; experience in international diplomacy or international relations.<br /><strong><br />Physical Capabilities:</strong> Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time. Ability to travel domestically and internationally.<br /><strong><br />Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:</strong> None.<br /><strong><br />Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:</strong> Reports to Acting Director, Office of Special Projects, with frequent guidance from Executive Director, PGA.<br /><strong><br />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 $<span class="modified">101,13</span>0 - $15<span class="modified">8,01</span>5. 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. <br />Work Environment: Hybrid Office/Telecommute environment, expected onsite percentage 40%, with occasional travel between National Academies&rsquo; facilities and to off-site meeting/sponsor locations.<br /><br /><strong>The National Academies&rsquo; Statement on Diversity and Inclusion:</strong><br />We, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies), value diversity among our staff, members, volunteers, partners, vendors, and audiences. We recognize that talent is broadly distributed in society and that many perspectives enhance the quality of our work and drive innovation and impact.<br />We pledge to cultivate a workplace culture and climate that promotes inclusion, belonging, accessibility, and anti-racism; upholds equity; and values the participation of all who are engaged in advancing our mission. By embracing the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our programs, institutional policies and practices, and products, we will be able to better advise the nation on the most complex issues facing society and the world.<br /> <p><strong>Equal Opportunity Employer:<br /></strong>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>