Vice President for Scholars and Academic Relations
The Wilson Center is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged in the study of national and world affairs. The Center establishes and maintains a neutral forum for free, open, and informed dialogue on a variety of issues. The Center is (along with the National Gallery of Art and Kennedy Center) one of the three special institutions created by congressional statute to perform a national mission within the Smithsonian Institution. It is governed by its own presidentially-appointed board of trustees. The mission of the Center is to commemorate the ideals and concerns of Woodrow Wilson by: providing a link between the world of ideas and the world of policy; and fostering research, study, discussion and collaboration among a broad spectrum of individuals concerned with policy and scholarship in national and world affairs through its programmatic offices and outreach activities.
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Qualified applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-15 level providing strategic planning as it relates to institution-wide, multi-faceted, fellow and scholarship programs; academic relations; and building coalitions with internal and external stakeholders to achieve program goals.
In addition, a candidate's resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:
- Knowledge and skills using interpersonal skills in building cooperative relationships and negotiating solutions that address varied, complex, and occasionally opposing interests. This includes explaining positions/solutions, both orally and in writing and building consensus among staff at all levels.
- Knowledge and skills as it relates to leading, supervising and managing a multi-disciplined and culturally diverse workforce including fostering teamwork and high morale; attracting, retaining, motivating, and providing guidance to a diverse workforce
- Knowledge and skills in executive level program planning, budgetary processes, management & oversight of several disparate operational aspects of the Center’s infrastructure that includes developing organizational measures of performance and compiling accountability reports for executives and members of the Board of Trustees.
- Knowledge and skills maintaining regular contact with a wide variety of scholarly organizations, universities, and opinion leaders in the academic community.
- Knowledge and skills overseeing the recruitment of top talent for a fellowship program and placement of visiting fellows.
See requirements listed below under Qualifications Required.
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