Deputy Director for Operations and External Affairs
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Applicants must clearly demonstrate the necessary level of managerial and leadership skills and competence to perform successfully in this position. This includes a degree in an applicable subject matter field, or a combination of education and appropriate experience that provides knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through successful completion of a four year course of study in an applicable subject matter field. An MBA/advanced degree in a related field from a leading university is highly desired.
In addition, applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-15 level or equivalent private sector level. This experience is defined as the demonstrated knowledge and leadership skills related to management/operations and external affairs expertise in a museum, nonprofit organization, foundation, private corporation, or government agency that has been acquired through years of progressive experience.
The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
1. Skill in leading an executive level office that manages a multi-department function. This should include coordinating, planning, goal setting, establishing metrics and reporting protocols that focus on administrative areas including human resources, procurement, and strategic financial planning.
2. Skill in developing strategies and directing public affairs and new media activities, including marketing and advertising, in efforts to elevate the public profile of an organization with its constituents.
3. Skill in building cooperative relationships between colleagues and organizations within your oversight, and with stakeholders inside and outside the Institution. This should include initiating, developing and stewarding relationships with board members, individual donors, corporate sponsors, foundations and government funders.
4. Skill in leading and managing a multi-disciplined and culturally diverse workforce. This should include fostering teamwork and high
morale; attracting, retaining and motivating employees; and implementing EEO/Affirmative Action policies and programs.
The position receives general supervision from the Director, F|S, who provides broad guidance in terms of overall policy, program objectives, and delegated authority. Within this framework, the incumbent plans and carries out responsibilities with a high degree of independence. Major policy questions or controversial issues are discussed with the Director for decision or guidance. On a regular basis, the incumbent informs the Director of all significant program activities and potential problems. Performance is evaluated in terms of overall effectiveness in achieving program goals.
This position has been reviewed to determine the level of POSITION SENSITIVITY. Based on the nature of the work, the position has been determined to be Public Trust/HIGH RISK. This designation will require 1) a pre-employment Security Agency Check (SAC) for the prospective incumbent; and 2) a subsequent comprehensive background investigation and favorable adjudication in order to continue in the position.
The Smithsonian Institution does not discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors.
The Smithsonian provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the contact person listed in this announcement. The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The qualifications listed in this document will be used along with your resume and your responses to the questions posed in the electronic application process to determine the candidates who will move forward in the evaluation process. When crafting your responses to the questions, please provide concise, detailed information on your background and experience.
Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to the major duties and qualifications criteria listed for this position.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the average number of hours per week spent in such employment.
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