Fort McNair, D.C
Feb 17, 2021
Feb 24, 2021
Full Time


NDU educates joint Warfighters in critical thinking and the creative application of military power to inform national strategy and globally integrated operations, under conditions of disruptive change, in order to conduct war.
Learn more about this agency


Serves as the principal educational advocate and senior advisor to the NDU Provost on operation and use of the Board of Visitors, teaching and learning, research, accreditation, and faculty management.

Consults with senior officials throughout the Department of Defense (DOD) and other government departments and leaders in the civilian academic community.

Develops broad policy and operational guidance affecting educational philosophy, methodology, faculty
qualifications, performance, development, and accreditation

Contributes to the development and evaluation of academic programs, courses, and curriculum.

Serves as the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) Designated Federal Officer (DFO) and acts as liaison and conduit between the BOV and University leaders, including the Provost. Articulates academic issues as appropriate to the BOV Membership.

Serves as faculty member for courses relevant to academic expertise.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel less than 15% for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

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

Must be a U.S. Citizen


To qualify for this position, you must:

Doctorate from an accredited institution.

- A minimum of five years of senior-level management experience in an institution of higher learning and demonstrated effectiveness as a leader in higher education.

- Experience collaborating with faculty and senior leaders across an institution; evidence of the ability to lead teams and create a culture of collegiality.

- A minimum of five years of experience with Process for Accreditation of Joint Education.

- Knowledge in institutional accreditation policies and standards.

- A substantial record of excellence in teaching in a discipline related to national security studies at an accredited graduate level institution(s).

- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

- Ability to develop and manage employees as well as develop and interpret financial data/plans and manage resources.

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.


Education Requirement: Doctorate in Higher Education Administration or (a terminal degree) related field OR a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or other terminal degree), or a professional degree of Juris Doctor from an institutionally accredited College or University

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.
Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to:
If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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. The following questions will be reviewed by the NDU screening panel
  • Education
  • Leading People
  • Academic Leadership
  • Academic Program Management
  • Building Partnership
  • Teaching
The Assessment Questionnaire collects information on your education, training and experience. You MUST submit a Word document separate from your resume answering the below assessment questions. Please include experience specific to the College's curriculum area for which you are applying in your responses.

1. Leading People: Describe your experience coaching, developing, leading, and mentoring a staff toward goal accomplishment and mission achievement within a resource constrained environment. Provide specific examples.

2. Academic Leadership: Describe your experience providing leadership, management and strategic direction over an academic institution with multiple schools serving civilian and/or military students. Specifically addressing curriculum development, leading new program implementation and faculty assessment.

3. Academic Program Management: Describe your experience, developing and evaluating programs and managing resources for an academic enterprise. In your description, discuss your experience in dealing with accreditation agencies and working with governing boards. Significant professional experience in JPME programs.

4. Building Partnerships: Describe your experience developing, maintaining, and strengthening relations with academic and senior leadership across departments and institutions. Highlight examples of successful partnerships in which you have facilitated.

5. Teaching: Describe your record of excellence in teaching master's level students at an accredited college or university.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Résumé: The latest resume submitted will be used to determine qualifications.
  • Complete Assessment Questionnaire - Provide assessment answers on a Word Document separate from your resume
  • Other Supporting Documents
  • Transcripts
  • The following supporting documents are REQUIRED to verify your individual eligibility status. Not all will apply for each applicant. They MUST be received by the closing date of the announcement.
  • SF-50 - (If applicable) Notification of Personnel Action for current or former federal employees- with the exception of current permanent NDU employees, please provide your most recent SF50 or the SF50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis.
  • If you claim Veteran's Preference:
    - You must submit a copy of your DD Form-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty", showing the dates of active duty service, type of discharge and the character of service. Alternatively, If you are a current military member in active duty service and do not have a copy of your DD Form-214, you must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application for this position. The certification should also include your rank, dates of active duty service and what they condition of discharge is thought to be.
    - If claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran, you must submit both a DD Form-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability
    - If you are claiming eligibility based on 10-point derived veterans' preference (i.e. a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran claiming veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it), you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and any required documents indicated on the SF-15 to substantiate the claimed preference.
  • Other documents identified in the announcement.
  • WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by the closing date of the announcement at 11:59 EST, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application.

    It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered or uploaded is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

    Similar jobs