Vice President for Scholars and Academic Relations

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Washington D.C.
Mar 14, 2017
Mar 21, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

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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