Dec 13, 2019
The Director, Office of Education will have specific responsibilities to ensure all staff hired into training positions to include: summer interns, post-baccalaureate and undergraduate levels, graduates students and post-doctoral trainees have an intensive mentored research training experience that prepares them for the next step in their careers. Additionally, the Director will aid the NHLBI in fostering a diverse training population. ABOUT THE POSITION The role of the Director is to foster and support the NHLBI Director's diversity and inclusion roadmap specifically within the DIR and to ensure that this commitment is understood more broadly across the Institute by: Cultivating a Culture of Inclusion Creating and Renewing a Diverse Workforce Commitment to Nurturing and Keeping Talent DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES This position will supervise employees. The Director will initiate and direct management aspects of the following activities with the OE: Oversee and guide strategic planning of the Office of Education; set goals and priorities Plan overall initiatives and programs of the NHLBI's intramural training activities and direct these activities to attain the goals and objectives; Oversee and coordinate establishment, management, and recruitment activities for the clinical and basic science training programs in the DIR; Develop, implement, manage, and evaluate onboarding and ongoing training programs for fellows; Oversee the organization, implementation of the annual Fellow's Research Retreat; Guide fellows on early career grant applications and awards; Attend regional and national conferences, career fairs, and individual colleges in support of recruitment and networking activities; Keep current and advise fellows with respect to job opportunities, career development, professional development opportunities, funding opportunities, international issues (visas and requirements for US employment, etc.) and NIH policies and practices; Foster and maintain strategic relationships with fellow alumni, other training directors from the NIH Institutes/Centers, and external employers (colleges/universities, professional organizations, and science foundations, etc.) in order to coordinate professional development and networking opportunities and events for NHLBI fellows; Develop and implement other programming as needed to address specific needs within the fellow community; Act as a point of contact for Division faculty and external parties regarding the policies and procedures that govern the NHLBI/NIH fellow community; Develop and implement programmatic decisions on such matters as program planning, budget formulations, and resource allocation; Attend the Fellows' Advisory Committee (FAC) monthly meetings and provide guidance and oversight of the committee's activities; Work closely with the Scientific Director, Deputy Scientific Director, and the Clinical Director to develop and recommend policies for the execution of the training programs in the DIR, to determine their ongoing effectiveness, and develop new or revised intramural research training programs; Work with the Office of Intramural Management (OIM) Director, DIR Budget Officer, and OE staff in the formulation of training budget requests and justifications for the training programs, provide guidance to responsible officials. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS A M.D. or a Ph.D. in a scientific discipline relevant to the mission of the NHLBI DIR; A successful record and a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience mentoring students and fellows at all levels in a laboratory and/or clinical setting; A successful record of leading training and mentoring efforts at a Departmental or Institutional level, including recruitment of trainees; Experience in obtaining and reviewing grant applications, including those for research training; A successful record of leading and/or facilitating the completion of diversity and inclusion initiatives preferably in an academic setting. This includes demonstration of an in-depth knowledge on issues of: access, inclusion, diversity, equity, and multiculturalism in a large, complex organizational setting. IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS Must have an ability to build consensus, find support, and reconcile competing interests; Must have a record of successful collaboration in a team environment with senior leaders of the organization; Conflict resolution skills and the ability to find mutually acceptable solutions to difficult problems; A record of collecting and using data to assess the effectiveness of initiatives and to achieve measurable results; Strong active listening and communication skills with demonstrated social media expertise to achieve institutional goals. BENEFITS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This position will be a Title 42, federal appointment. The salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Position is subject to COLAs and merit-based pay increases. A full civil-service package of benefits (including health, life, defined retirement benefit, and 401K-equivalent plan) is available. The position is located on the main NIH campus at 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland, which is bus/bicycle/Metro (Red Line: Medical Center) accessible. How would you like people to apply? To apply, submit your curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter to: with the subject heading of Director, Office of Education . In your application, please include a description of your mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from other underrepresented groups in biomedical research. The deadline for application submission will be 5:00PM EST close of business, Monday, December 23, 2019. You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this posting. If a candidate is not selected during this time frame, the position will be posted with another opening and closing date, thereafter. Interested candidates may also contact Dr. Jessica Chertow, Deputy Scientific Director, Office of the Scientific Director, for additional information at . We are an equal opportunity employer and we actively prohibit discrimination of any kind. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, women, and people who are differently-abled to apply.
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