National Defense University (NDU) supports the joint warfighter by providing rigorous Joint Professional Military Education to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and select others in order to develop leaders who have the ability to operate and creatively think in an unpredictable and complex world.
This is a Title 10 Excepted Service Appointment. Appointment is not to exceed 3 years with the possibility for extension.
This job is open to the public - All U.S. Citizens
Works in a collegial and energetic fashion to balance the enterprise-wide requirements of the entire University with internal requirements of their respective component in a resource constrained environment
Serves as the principal consultant and advisor to the Component Head and VP-AD/COO on governance and management matters affecting the University/component educational and research programs and the academic enterprise.
Chairs committees relating to academic support and administrative matters internal and external to their respective component and serves as the component's principal representative at external academic support and administrative meetings.
Provides supervision of a broad range of academic/administrative functions, including business processes, personnel, security, logistics, administrative services, fiscal affairs, resource management, facilities/building maintenance, and protocol.
Responsible for all financial and budgetary matters in an administrative oversight capacity.
Responsible for the formulation and staffing of annual joint manpower and personnel programs and how they integrate with the planned execution of the component budget.
Incumbent participates in many facets of student affairs to include providing academic support and administrative support for student activities.
Performs other duties and/or leads other projects as assigned; occasional travel may be required.
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Master's degree is required.
Demonstrated ability and successful record of leadership achievement, and success in supervising and managing complex programs and organizations.
Demonstrated ability to lead collaboratively and work effectively with others in a diverse environment; ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with University personnel and representatives of various external agencies.
Proven ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by analyzing problems, calculating risk, and applying knowledge.
Superior knowledge and demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and direct the technical aspects of assigned program areas of responsibility.
Possess both the experience and ability to manage human capital, financial, facility, and information resources strategically and operationally. Expert knowledge of budget matters to include experience: (1) developing and managing the equivalent of a component financial plan, (2) performing oversight of the management of program resources; formulate, prepare, and revise the annual operating budget estimate for an organization.
Demonstrated ability to use judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness in order to resolve complex and/or intricate issues and problems to bring about strategic change, both within their respective component or across the University enterprise, to meet overall organizational goals.
Demonstrated ability to lead institutional change in a resource constrained environment by developing innovative and creative solutions.
Demonstrated experience at the department or headquarters level in designing and implementing streamlined business processes, program efficiencies, and cost savings initiatives.
Demonstrated ability to act with discretion, maintain confidentiality, and professional demeanor at all times and operate with the highest standards of personal and professional conduct.
Demonstrated ability to successfully lead or serve as a member of cross-functional or cross-component teams.
Demonstrated ability to communicate complex concepts in a clear and concise manner, both written and orally.
Experience working in the interagency, joint, multi-service, or multi-national military environment.
Knowledge of public and/or private sector academic institutions' organization, structure, and operations.
Familiarity with the missions, organization, and operations of the Department of Defense.
Experience managing at the highest levels within a large diverse academic environment.
Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) experience.
Education Requirement: Master's degree. Official transcripts will be required at time of selection to verify educational requirements are met.