Fort McNair, D.C
Jun 28, 2022
Jun 30, 2022
Full Time

  • Works in a collegial and energetic fashion to balance the enterprise-wide requirements of the entire University with internal requirements of their respective component in a resource constrained environment
  • Serves as the principal consultant and advisor to the Component Head and VP-AD/COO on governance and management matters affecting the University/component educational and research programs and the academic enterprise.
  • Chairs committees relating to academic support and administrative matters internal and external to their respective component and serves as the component?s principal representative at external academic support and administrative meetings.
  • Provides supervision of a broad range of academic/administrative functions, including business processes, personnel, security, logistics, administrative services, fiscal affairs, resource management, facilities/building maintenance, and protocol.
  • Responsible for all financial and budgetary matters in an administrative oversight capacity.
  • Responsible for the formulation and staffing of annual joint manpower and personnel programs and how they integrate with the planned execution of the component budget.
  • Incumbent participates in many facets of student affairs to include providing academic support and administrative support for student activities.
  • Performs other duties and/or leads other projects as assigned; occasional travel may be required.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of determining appropriate workplace safety protocols, such as those related to masking, testing, travel, and quarantine.


  • Master's degree is required.
  • Demonstrated ability and successful record of leadership achievement, and success in supervising and managing complex programs and organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead collaboratively and work effectively with others in a diverse environment; ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with University personnel and representatives of various external agencies.
  • Proven ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by analyzing problems, calculating risk, and applying knowledge.
  • Superior knowledge and demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and direct the technical aspects of assigned program areas of responsibility.
  • Possess both the experience and ability to manage human capital, financial, facility, and information resources strategically and operationally. Expert knowledge of budget matters to include experience: (1) developing and managing the equivalent of a component financial plan, (2) performing oversight of the management of program resources; formulate, prepare, and revise the annual operating budget estimate for an organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to use judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness in order to resolve complex and/or intricate issues and problems to bring about strategic change, both within their respective component or across the University enterprise, to meet overall organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead institutional change in a resource constrained environment by developing innovative and creative solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience at the department or headquarters level in designing and implementing streamlined business processes, program efficiencies, and cost savings initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to act with discretion, maintain confidentiality, and professional demeanor at all times and operate with the highest standards of personal and professional conduct.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead or serve as a member of cross-functional or cross-component teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex concepts in a clear and concise manner, both written and orally.

  • Experience working in the interagency, joint, multi-service, or multi-national military environment.
  • Knowledge of public and/or private sector academic institutions' organization, structure, and operations.
  • Familiarity with the missions, organization, and operations of the Department of Defense.
  • Experience managing at the highest levels within a large diverse academic environment.
  • Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) experience.


Education Requirement: Master's degree.

Official transcripts will be required at time of selection to verify educational requirements are met.

Additional information

NDU has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. NDU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telecommute.

Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 18 months.

Supervisory Probationary Period: 18 month probationary period is required regardless if the incumbent previously served in a probationary period status in the Federal government or at NDU.

Background or Security Investigation: This is a Sensitive Compartmented Information position which requires a background investigation. The individual selected for this position is required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security determination to occupy a Sensitive Compartmented Information position within the agency as a condition of employment.

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