Director - Board on Global Health

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine value diversity in our members, volunteers, and staff and strive for a culture of inclusion in our workplace and activities. Convening a diverse community to exchange ideas and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and increases our relevance as advisers to the nation about the most complex issues facing the nation and the world.

Keck Center

National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

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Full time

$122,000 - $190,625

Overview: Requisition Number: R0002324<br /> <br /> Do you want to work with a prestigious scientific institution that has a direct impact on policy? Are you ready to develop and lead a portfolio on global health projects? We invite you to bring your expertise and passion to the nation&rsquo;s most trusted voice on complex issues in health, science, and technology. The work we do not only promotes scientific research and understanding but also informs actions taken by Congress, government agencies, industry, and other decision-makers to advance global health programs, public health policies, research agendas, and other realms. <br /><br />We are seeking a proven, visionary leader who excels in building relationships with potential sponsors to help shape our work in meeting health challenges facing leaders across the globe. You&rsquo;ll work closely with a group of medical, scientific, and other technical experts who volunteer their time to advise on the work of the Board. You will also lead a team of smart, talented, mission-driven staff who care deeply about the work they do. <br /><br />The Director will lead a program area that has been a critical component of the National Academies&rsquo; for almost 30 years. This portfolio, which includes convening experts, holding workshops, and delivering peer-reviewed reports, has advanced understanding and guided future actions on topics including:<br /><br />&bull; Emerging infectious diseases<br />&bull; PEPFAR<br />&bull; Influenza preparedness<br />&bull; Antibiotic resistance<br />&bull; Violence prevention globally<br /><br /><br />COVER LETTER REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION.
Responsibilities: The Board Director is responsible for program development to build the project portfolio for the board, overseeing budget and staff management, and the quality execution of all the work done on behalf of the institution.<br /><br /> <p><strong>ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>In consultation with division leadership, board staff, and volunteer board chair and members, develops and maintains an impactful, interdisciplinary portfolio of projects/programs. Establishes a vision and working strategy for studies and activities conducted within the program/board.</p> </li> <li> <p>Responsible for program/project development. Maintains current and develops new relationships with prospective sponsors and other external contacts.</p> </li> <li> <p>Plans, conducts, and directs work on projects and programs. Oversees the management of numerous complex projects, assembles or oversees the roundtables/forums, committees, and/or study panels and their staff and provides oversight and guidance to the conduct of their work.</p> </li> <li> <p>Promotes a workplace culture that encourages cross-unit collaboration and teamwork with other HMD boards, and boards in other divisions across the National Academies. Develops and maintains relationships with colleagues and works together to create prospectuses and fundraise.</p> </li> <li> <p>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. Mentors staff at appropriate levels in program development activities.</p> </li> <li> <p>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.</p> </li> <li> <p>Maintains communication and productive working relationships with program volunteers. Plans and develops agendas for semiannual meetings of the Board on Global Health&rsquo;s oversight committee. &nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Oversees financial management of the unit. Participates in business planning, conducts status meetings, coordinates logistical issues, and implements planning, scheduling, and procedural changes.</p> </li> <li> <p>Oversees the report process during writing, report review, and report release. . Also oversees workshop proceedings and Proceedings-in-Brief.</p> </li> <li> <p>Oversees outreach efforts. Reviews and approves dissemination and derivative products. Conducts speaking engagements on behalf of the boards and the institution to raise the profile of the boards&rsquo; past, current, and future work and the mission of the institution, represents program/board at internal and external meetings, and maintains networks of professional relationships with relevant members of the science and policy enterprise.</p> </li> </ul>
Requirements: <p>The successful candidate will have a depth of experience in global health; strong executive management skills; proven experience in stewarding and growing relationships with international, federal, state, and private sponsors; experience supervising staff and fostering their growth; and established networks within the global health community. The successful candidate will be dedicated to advancing a culture of respect, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging among the staff and in all activities conducted under the auspices of the Board. The position reports to the Executive Director of the National Academies&rsquo; Health and Medicine Division.<strong><br /><br />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;Masters or Ph.D. in a related field or equivalent knowledge.&nbsp;&nbsp;</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;&nbsp;&nbsp;</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> 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> <p><strong>Compensation:</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 $122,000 - $190,625. 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>Work Environment:&nbsp;</strong>Hybrid office environment, minimum 40% onsite requirement, with travel between National Academies&rsquo; facilities and to off-site meeting/sponsor locations.</p> <p><strong>The National Academies&rsquo; Statement on Diversity and Inclusion:<br /></strong>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.</p> <p>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.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <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>