Washington D.C.
May 28, 2018
May 28, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time

50% or less - Frequent - 40 percent or more

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


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

To qualify for this position, you must have:

A Master's Degree in a relevant discipline (international relations, national security studies, international economics/development) and experience working in multi-cultural settings.

Successful record of leading and managing a diverse set of people and programs. Proven ability to work as a team player and team builder within large, complex organizations

Demonstrated ability to develop, monitor, assess and continually adapt programs to meet the evolving needs of stakeholders. Proven experience in using assessment data to modify and improve programs.

Ability to plan and direct curriculum development to meet stated program objectives.

Demonstrated mastery of management and leadership skills. Incumbent must work in an academic environment and have the ability to interface and collaborate with multiple colleges. Incumbent must also plan, coordinate, and manage resources from multiple stakeholders within the NDU management framework.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others in a diverse environment; ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with University personnel as well as with a wide range of external stakeholders; successful record of working with individuals from differing
cultural backgrounds.

Demonstrated ability to think strategically, anticipate problems, and lead institutional change in a resource constrained environment by developing innovative and creative solutions.

Expert knowledge in the area of national/international security affairs, national security strategy, international relations, and domestic social, political and economic policy. Significant record of experience with international programs.

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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.
Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to:
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

A screening panel will review your resume and narrative answers to the assessment questions to evaluate your qualifications for the position. NDU uses a multi-tier selection process for academic positions You must attach a separate document with answers to the questions listed below. The following questions will be reviewed by the NDU screening panel.

  1. Leadership: Describe your experience directing broad, diverse, and complex programs and activities, and providing strategic management and leadership for an internationally-focused organization. Include examples of success working in a multi-cultural environment.
  2. Leading Change: Describe your experience designing and building an organization capable of delivering high quality, timely, and effective customer service, and managing the transformation of an organization on a significant scale to meet mission requirements. Inherent to this qualification is the demonstrated ability to assess and prioritize customer needs, develop with management a strategy to address those needs and an organizational plan to execute the strategy, the ability to manage multiple facets of complex organizational change.
  3. Building Partnerships and Coalitions: Provide examples that demonstrate your ability to work with diverse organizational elements to ensure that information and information technology strategies and initiatives enable the overarching and specific missions of the entire organization and that organizational leaders understand the rationale and approaches of same.
  4. Results Driven: Provide examples of your experience developing and meeting organizational goals; making decisions/recommendations that produce high-quality results by accessing and prioritizing stakeholder needs, applying operational knowledge, analyzing problems, calculating risks, managing project and program implementations, and managing resources across a large and complex organization.
  5. Business Acumen: Describe your experience in the management of diverse administrative programs critical to an organization's mission to include strategically managing human, financial and information resources.
  6. Teaching: Describe your experience planning and directing curriculum development to meet stated program objectives.

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