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Business Process Analyst

Centennial Technologies Inc

Washington, DC
2 days ago
Washington, DC
2 days ago

Business Process Analyst 

Centennial Technologies is looking for a Business Process Analyst with experience in the financial sector to support federal government projects. The candidate will be working at the client location in DC.

Under the direction from the Project or Program Manager, the Business Process Analyst will:

  • Work with key stakeholders and users to gather, define and document ‘as-is’ Financial business processes such as Accounts Payable, Budget Allocation etc.
  • Identify gaps, define the future state, and create functional specifications for system enhancements
  • Provide analytical support to process development and improvement efforts
  • Work with program offices to define new areas of improvement, prioritize such improvements, define and build business case justification for such new initiatives
  • Participate in design reviews, develop recommendations to improve or redesign relevant software tools to meet the needs of the company’s process design.
  • Develop business process maps and translate functional requirements to hand over to Technology center teams or contractors to build out system changes.
  • Provide project management leadership to ensure new initiatives are delivered as promised to the business.
  • Creates new understandings and capabilities by using the various method's, test, and evaluation techniques; critical review; or similar engineering research and development methods to bring disparate technologies together to solve system issues
  • Apply business process improvement practices to re-engineer methodologies and principles and business process modernization projects
  • Apply, as appropriate, activity and data modeling, transaction flow analysis, internal control, and risk analysis, and modern business methods and performance measurement techniques
  • Create/modify existing MS Visio process models, Data Dictionaries, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) documents, and other supporting documentation
  • Perform quality assurance on finished work products to ensure all changes have been captured accurately and completely
  • Coordinate and communicate the status of changes to team members and client leadership
  • Play a supporting role in all phases of the financial business process automation and audit cycle (planning, execution, reporting, and follow up)
  • Assume ownership of the client deliverable content
  • Demonstrate professional curiosity and aptitude to learn new skill sets; Is committed to continuous improvement and embraces leading practices and tools creating value for the business by focusing on impactful risks and providing cost-effective innovative solutions
  • Respond to changes in workload and/or focus of work by modifying actions to suit business needs
  • Exemplify the highest degree of trust and integrity by continually upholding the principles of professional standards.

Education and Experience Required:

  • The candidate must have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Math, Computer Science, Information Systems, Finance, Accounting or Business Administration.
  • Candidate must have 5 to 10 years of progressive experience in participating in business or financial management services and related projects, including managerial experience
  • 3-5 years of business modeling experience utilizing Microsoft (MS) Visio
  • The candidate will need to be familiar with the change control process
  • CFO Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) guidance preferred
  • Familiarity with OMB Circular A-123 and internal controls is preferred
  • Proficient in the Microsoft application suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, and Project)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong relationship building skills and strong skills in coordination, project management, organizational and time management skills.
  • Support project’s change control process, presentations and client meetings
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification is a plus
  • Have expertise in various activities performed within CFO organization, have a very solid understanding of Federal Sector, Internal Controls and General Acceptable Accounting Principles.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder and able to obtain Public Trust clearance.

Please note: This is not an IT position but a familiarity with IT is a plus. Focus will be on Financial transformation and Internal Controls

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Remote Business Development/Capture Manager

Initiate Government Solutions

Washington, DC
6 days ago
Washington, DC
6 days ago

Founded in 2007, Initiate Government Solutions (IGS) a Woman Owned Small Business, specializes in healthcare information solutions with an emphasis on technology spectrum. IGS partners with government and commercial clients to tackle the most challenging healthcare information technology issues including large scale implementations, business informatics, analytics, and electronic health record support.

IGS is currently recruiting for the position of a full-time, remote Business Development/Capture Manager to support management with the Business Development aspects of the company.

Assignment of Work and Travel:

This is a remote access assignment. Candidate will work remotely daily and will remotely access IGS systems and therein use approved IGS provided communications systems. Travel is not required; however, the candidate may be required to attend onsite client meetings, conferences and other meetings as requested.

Position Description:

The Business Development/Capture Manager will be responsible for identifying business opportunities in accordance with the strategic vision of the company, developing and updating the opportunity pipeline, managing strategic capture efforts, and building teams for individual engagements. The Business Development /Capture Manager will lead capture activities leveraging past performance experience on contracts and vehicles encompassing HHS, IHS, and other federal agencies and departments. Candidate should have a successful track record in capture planning, capture execution, and winning IT professional-based services. Candidate should also have experience managing opportunities and partners on multiple award vehicles. Candidate must also have experience in market assessment/strategic planning for Federal government customers.

Responsibilities and Duties (Included but limited to):

  • Pipeline Development: Develop, identify and assess new business opportunities, and position new business resources to achieve growth objectives for IGS Services. Maintain understanding of the Federal and DoD marketplace, buying trends, and capabilities for the IT labor services market within the Federal Agency arena. Prepare documentation to support bid decision process and make bid/no-bid recommendations to IGS leadership.

 

  • Customer / Competitor intelligence: Develop relationships with key customers; influence customer planning and clearly articulate to IGS leadership customer needs. Understand competitive landscape and implications to influence capture efforts. Participate in professional/trade association activities, customer events and federal government meetings

 

  • Capture Execution: Develop and lead new business captures; work with the IGS team to develop pricing and win strategies, prepare gate reviews, ensure capture process compliance and drive win-theme development for capture execution team. Participate in proposal development responses. Need to understand operational value and capabilities of IGS’s services and core competencies and how they integrate into a solution-based model.

 

  • Capability strategy: Communicate capability strategies to achieve business goals aligned with customer plans and programs. Create, analyze and articulate innovative solutions to problems that leverage IGS capabilities and technologies to obtain most efficient and effective use of company investments. Develop pricing strategies, balancing firm objectives and customer satisfaction.

 

  • Opportunity Management: Create and Maintain partner connections and documents as it relates to multi-award IDIQs. Develop accounts through serving as a trusted advisor to executives rather than through traditional sales models. Evaluate the financial aspects of projects such as budgets, expenditures, research and development appropriations, or ROI and profit-loss projections. Work with the IGS team on creating/sending NDA’s, teaming agreements, subcontract agreements.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of BS/BA or equivalent with 10+ years of experience in business development, capture and/or operations
  • 8 – 10 years of demonstrated success selling IT services to DoD and other Federal Agencies and departments or in a similar role such as business development, capture manager specifically for IT services within Federal Agencies with IDIQ management experience.
  • Thorough understanding of complex Federal government procurement requirements and processes.
  • Proven track record of developing key relationships with IT service partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully identify and qualify prospective teaming partners.
  • Able to manage all aspects of the BD lifecycle from account identification, penetration, pursuit strategy, and contracting.
  • Experience providing insight and contributing to writing winning proposals and responses to Federal Task Orders, RFPs, RFQs, RFIs, and Sources Sought.
  • Able to evaluate company past performance and past performance of subcontractors to maximize award potential.
  • Ability to work efficiently and perform multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence.
  • Excellent decision-making ability, balancing what is right with what is realistic.
  • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead through influence and to deliver results through others.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills for a wide variety of audiences including proven ability to deliver conference presentations.
  • Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while simultaneously maintaining the "big picture" view.

Preferred Qualifications and Core Competencies:

  • PMP or ITIL v3 Foundation certification a plus
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Self-motivator with ability to work remotely as part of a team, or independently with little supervision or direction

Benefits:

Initiate Government Solutions offers 401(k), Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental and Vision Plans, Life and Disability insurance (and more).

Initiate Government Solutions participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program.

Initiate Government Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. Our company policy is to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practice without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, citizenship or disability.

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Remote Business Development/Capture Manager

Initiate Government Solutions

Washington, DC
8 days ago
Washington, DC
8 days ago

Founded in 2007, Initiate Government Solutions (IGS) a Woman Owned Small Business, specializes in healthcare information solutions with an emphasis on technology spectrum. IGS partners with government and commercial clients to tackle the most challenging healthcare information technology issues including large scale implementations, business informatics, analytics, and electronic health record support.

IGS is currently recruiting for the position of a full-time, Business Development/Capture Manager to support management with the Business Development aspects of the company.

Assignment of Work and Travel:

This is a remote access assignment. Candidate will work remotely daily and will remotely access IGS systems and therein use approved IGS provided communications systems. Travel is not required; however, the candidate may be required to attend onsite client meetings, conferences and other meetings as requested.

Position Description:

The Business Development/Capture Manager will be responsible for identifying business opportunities in accordance with the strategic vision of the company, developing and updating the opportunity pipeline, managing strategic capture efforts, and building teams for individual engagements. The Business Development /Capture Manager will lead capture activities leveraging past performance experience on contracts and vehicles encompassing HHS, IHS, and other federal agencies and departments. Candidate should have a successful track record in capture planning, capture execution, and winning IT professional-based services. Candidate should also have experience managing opportunities and partners on multiple award vehicles. Candidate must also have experience in market assessment/strategic planning for Federal government customers.

Responsibilities and Duties (Included but limited to):

  • Pipeline Development: Develop, identify and assess new business opportunities, and position new business resources to achieve growth objectives for IGS Services. Maintain understanding of the Federal and DoD marketplace, buying trends, and capabilities for the IT labor services market within the Federal Agency arena. Prepare documentation to support bid decision process and make bid/no-bid recommendations to IGS leadership.

 

  • Customer / Competitor intelligence: Develop relationships with key customers; influence customer planning and clearly articulate to IGS leadership customer needs. Understand competitive landscape and implications to influence capture efforts. Participate in professional/trade association activities, customer events and federal government meetings

 

  • Capture Execution: Develop and lead new business captures; work with the IGS team to develop pricing and win strategies, prepare gate reviews, ensure capture process compliance and drive win-theme development for capture execution team. Participate in proposal development responses. Need to understand operational value and capabilities of IGS’s services and core competencies and how they integrate into a solution-based model.

 

  • Capability strategy: Communicate capability strategies to achieve business goals aligned with customer plans and programs. Create, analyze and articulate innovative solutions to problems that leverage IGS capabilities and technologies to obtain most efficient and effective use of company investments. Develop pricing strategies, balancing firm objectives and customer satisfaction.

 

  • Opportunity Management: Create and Maintain partner connections and documents as it relates to multi-award IDIQs. Develop accounts through serving as a trusted advisor to executives rather than through traditional sales models. Evaluate the financial aspects of projects such as budgets, expenditures, research and development appropriations, or ROI and profit-loss projections. Work with the IGS team on creating/sending NDA’s, teaming agreements, subcontract agreements.

 Requirements:

  • Minimum of BS/BA or equivalent with 10+ years of experience in business development, capture and/or operations
  • 8 – 10 years of demonstrated success selling IT services to DoD and other Federal Agencies and departments or in a similar role such as business development, capture manager specifically for IT services within Federal Agencies with IDIQ management experience.
  • Thorough understanding of complex Federal government procurement requirements and processes.
  • Proven track record of developing key relationships with IT service partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully identify and qualify prospective teaming partners.
  • Able to manage all aspects of the BD lifecycle from account identification, penetration, pursuit strategy, and contracting.
  • Experience providing insight and contributing to writing winning proposals and responses to Federal Task Orders, RFPs, RFQs, RFIs, and Sources Sought.
  • Able to evaluate company past performance and past performance of subcontractors to maximize award potential.
  • Ability to work efficiently and perform multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence.
  • Excellent decision-making ability, balancing what is right with what is realistic.
  • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead through influence and to deliver results through others.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills for a wide variety of audiences including proven ability to deliver conference presentations.
  • Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while simultaneously maintaining the "big picture" view.

Preferred Qualifications and Core Competencies:

  • PMP or ITIL v3 Foundation certification a plus
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Self-motivator with ability to work remotely as part of a team, or independently with little supervision or direction

Benefits:

Initiate Government Solutions offers 401(k), Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental and Vision Plans, Life and Disability insurance (and more).

Initiate Government Solutions participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program.

Initiate Government Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. Our company policy is to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practice without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, citizenship or disability.

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Metallurgical Engineer

Excet Inc

Washington, DC
8 days ago
Washington, DC
8 days ago

Office:                          Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Location:                     Washington, DC

Requisition No:           09.14.2020

 

Key Words:  Metallurgical, physical metallurgy, alloys, fracture mechanics, material selection, failure analysis, industrial, research & development.

 

Project Overview:

 

The metallurgical engineer will work as a member of the technical team performing research, development and testing in a corrosion research and development government laboratory, a DoD Navy facility.   Candidates must be able to work with cross-functional groups internal and external to laboratory.  Groups include commercial manufacturers and customers (government and industry) to develop, test and transition products or technologies to practical applications and solutions.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Will be expected to work as required, as part of a research team and support projects through initial concept/set-up, test and evaluation and potential demonstration in a fast-past environment.
  • Successful candidate must be comfortable in handling multiple projects simultaneously, and will be responsible for maintaining mechanical systems, test apparatus and other instrumented systems that specialize in the analysis of new state-of-the-art materials and technologies. 
  • Candidate will be a subject matter expert on advanced metal alloys and metal processing technologies.
  • Working knowledge of standard industrial practices and specifications.
  • Good communication skills explaining metallurgical topics to scientists, engineers in other fields of expertise and product designers.
  • Recommendations for material selection and testing for material properties.
  • Role is hands-on and will require physical presence in laboratory to set up, perform and clean up experiments.
  • Documentation of work product in the form of publishing and presentations is expected, both internal and external to laboratory.
  • Coordinate with laboratory leadership to expand metallurgical support role where needed to government customers.
  • Work with supply chain to ensure metallurgical quality.  This may include supplier selection, review of supplier quality and manufacturing plans, first article documentation and material certification.
  • Advise internal staff as a resource on metallurgical topics.
  • Participate and contribute to specification drafting and review.
  • Provide metallurgical input regarding computer modeling of various systems and processes.

 

Required Skills and Qualifications:   

 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering.
  • Minimum of 15 years of combined experience.
  • Knowledge and expertise in alloy design, evaluation and optimization for corrosive applications.
  • Knowledge and expertise in multiple areas including welding, corrosion, corrosion fatigue, fracture mechanics, failure analysis, material selection, ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, additive manufacturing and industrial processes such as casting, forging, heat treating and machining.
  • Experience in environments focused on the identification, specification, manufacturing of metals with a preferred emphasis on steel, stainless steel and/or nickel alloys.
  • Experience in troubleshooting or root cause analysis of metallurgical deficiencies or failures.
  • Proficiency with mechanical and electrical systems including sensors and data collection on large scale equipment, test apparatus and other specialized instrumentation such as MTS load frames and Scanning Electronic Microscope.
  • Analysis of collected data on material behavior, corrosion and other topics.
  • Conduct literature surveys of relevant research topics.
  • Experience reviewing and editing specifications of mechanical and metallurgical systems.
  • Blueprint reading and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and be comfortable interacting with a wide variety of technical and non-technical staff.
  • Ability to assist with other duties as assigned.
  • Ability to complete additional training as assigned.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient in all MS Office applications.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US and be able to obtain a DoD SECRET Security clearance.

 

Desired Skills and Qualifications:         

 

  • Advanced degree or professional engineering license.
  • Experience with stainless steels, low alloy steels, nickel alloys, bronzes and other advanced metal alloy systems.
  • Experience working in manufacturing production environment.
  • Familiar with marine propulsion systems.
  • Experience with basic electronics, instrumentation, and data collection.
  • Familiarity with QA/QC principles.
  • Familiarity with software packages such as Solidworks, ABAQUS, COMSOL, Matlab, Labview, or similar.
  • Shipyard experience.
  • Experience with polymers.
  • Experience/familiarity on a mixed government & contractor team.
  • Experience working with US Navy groups.
  • Existing and/or willing to acquire skills with shop tools, electrical and mechanical skills or analysis tools.

 

Travel:

  • As needed

 

Type of Position: Full-Time; Exempt

 

Excet, Inc. is a growing research services firm specializing in science and engineering. 

 

Excet, Inc. offers a collaborative team culture where you can use your skills and experience to advance your career and make a difference. We are looking for intellectual curiosity, a high level of comfort with complexity, and a desire to work in a wide range of challenging environments. We continue to attract and retain the best workforce in the field.

The company specializes in finding the right people for any research, engineering, or project management challenge. We offer an employee benefits package and overall cost structure that attracts and retains the highest quality of employee.

If you have talent, experience, and a desire to advance your career, come join our team.

 

Excet, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and participates in E-Verify.

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Battery Research Scientist

Excet Inc

Washington, DC
8 days ago
Washington, DC
8 days ago

Project Overview:

Excet Inc. is in search of a battery research scientist who will work as a leading member of the technical team performing R&D activities in an advanced battery research group at a U.S. Navy laboratory.    Candidates must have experience developing materials, components and/or management systems for lithium-ion or similar chemistry batteries to advance performance or safety aspects.  Ideal applicants are adaptable to changing projects, self-starters, have the ability to work independently, natural troubleshooters with a vision to translate basic and applied research into tangible technologies and capabilities.  

 Typical responsibilities will include:

  • Design, develop and execute experimental research plans to support ongoing lithium-ion performance and safety programs.
  • Fabricate experimental coin and pouch cells for electrochemical, spectroscopic, optical and materials characterization.
  • Collect, organize, analyze materials and battery characterization data.
  • Periodically train and mentor student interns.
  • Communicate data results at weekly progress report meetings.
  • Write reports and articles for publication in academic literature.
  • Prepare and provide presentations at scientific conferences and program reviews.
  • Perform basic post-mortem analysis of electrochemical cells.
  • Engage with R&D scientists and engineers to support battery research and development efforts.  

 Required Skills and Qualifications: 

  • PhD degree in Materials Science, Engineering, Chemistry or a related field is required.
  • 3+ years of experience in industrial or academic settings related to lithium-ion batteries (materials, cell components, cells and cell assembly or battery management) is required.
  • Experience with galvanostatic battery cycling, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy is required.
  • Demonstrated expertise and extensive hands-on experience in fabrication, characterization and evaluation of battery materials, electrodes and cells.
  • In-depth knowledge of electrochemical processes in batteries and understanding of state-of-the-art advancements published in journal literature.  
  • Motivated to work independently and within a dynamic multi-disciplinary team of likeminded scientists and engineers in support of the Navy mission
  • Must be able to pass a required government background investigation to obtain access to the laboratory.  The ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance may be required. 

 Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with thermal characterization of commercial battery cells to include, isothermal calorimetry and accelerating rate calorimetry is preferred.
  • Expertise in in-operando characterization of experimental battery cells to include optical, UV-vis, computed tomography and high energy, synchrotron-level, characterization is preferred.
  • Experience with and characterization of air-sensitive materials is preferred. Example techniques of value to the research group include XRD, UV-Vis and FTIR spectroscopy, SEM, EDS, N2 adsorption porosimetry.

 Type of Position: Full-Time 

 Travel: Very limited.  Most of the project will be based at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC.   

 Excet, Inc. offers a collaborative team culture where you can use your skills and experience to advance your career and make a difference. We’re looking for intellectual curiosity, a high level of comfort with complexity, and a desire to work in a wide range of challenging environments.  The company specializes in finding the right people for any research, engineering, or project management challenge. We offer an employee benefits package and overall cost structure that attracts and retains the highest quality of employee.   If you have talent, experience, and a desire to advance your career, come join our team.

Excet, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and participates in E-Verify.

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Summer 2021, Research and Project Coordination Internship, Center for Universal Education, Global Economy and Development

The Brookings Institution

Washington, DC
28 days ago
Washington, DC
28 days ago

Thinking about a career in public policy? Committed to improving the world we live in? Think Brookings - one of the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tanks!

Interns spend approximately 10 weeks remotely working alongside leading experts in government, international economics, development and education from all over the world. Brookings also offers students the opportunity to intern in departments such as communications, human resources and central operations management. The mission of the Internship Program is to provide students with a pre-professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work experience related to their field of study or career interest. Students engage in career exploration and development as well as learn new skills.

 

Interns will have the opportunity to attend virtual meetings, local think tank events, professional development workshops, and public Brookings events.  In addition, interns will have the opportunity to network with other interns throughout the Institution.

 

This internship, beginning in June 2021, is an opportunity for undergraduate students in their sophomore, junior or senior year and for graduate students with an interest in education innovation to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment. This internship pays an hourly rate of $15.00, and applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum number of hours per week (no less than 25-40 hours per week, during regular business hours), with some flexibility around an academic course schedule.

 

To learn more about Brookings research programs, click here.


The intern will join the Center for Universal Education team to study innovations that have the potential to transform education. The focus areas of the internship will be on innovations in universal education, with a focus on playful learning landscapes. The intern will gain exposure to a broad set of policy topics while developing their analytical thinking, organizational, and writing skills. Applicants should expect a range of responsibilities, broadly defined under the following categories:

 

General Research and Writing:The intern will conduct background research on topics such as global education innovations and parent demand for innovation, and will draft summaries of research findings that may be used in blog posts or reports.

  

Administration: The intern will organize and input data into databases, and support virtual meetings, events and presentations. 

 


Education/Knowledge/Skills:

 

Undergraduate students in their sophomore, junior or senior year or graduate students completing a degree in a relevant field (i.e. education, political science, international relations, public policy, economics, sociology, anthropology, or related fields).  

 

Applicants must have prior experience either through coursework, previous internships or positions in conducting literature searches and reviews. Must have a strong interest in global education and development, demonstrated research experience and familiarity with qualitative research methods, and strong written and verbal communication skills. Experience in educational research, teaching and/or working in developing country contexts is a plus.

 

Additional Information:

 

This is a remote only opportunity. This internship requires you to be located in the U.S. for the duration of the internship.

 

Successful completion of a background investigation is required for interning at Brookings.

 

Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please submit your resume as instructed and add your cover letter as an attachment when you apply. You are required to submit/attach a separate cover letter for each internship you apply to. Your cover letter should highlight your educational experience and skills, along with an explanation of how this internship will contribute to your professional goals.  Please address your cover letter to Hiring Manager.

 

Selected applicants will additionally be required to submit two letters of recommendation or provide two professional references.  

 

Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2021. Applications not completed and submitted by the application deadline date will not be considered. Your application is considered complete when you receive an email confirming that your application was successfully submitted.

 

As you are applying, please be sure to click here to learn more about the Brookings Internship Program, deadlines, and directions on how to successfully submit your internship application(s).

 

Brookings welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms.  We welcome applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, first generation college goers, and other factors protected by law. Brookings is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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Chief of Party, Rural Water Research and Learning Activity, Washington, DC

Mercy Corps

Washington, DC
2 days ago
Washington, DC
2 days ago

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future.

Program / Department Summary

Mercy Corps is seeking a Chief of Party for an anticipated Rural Water Research and Learning Activity (CW - Research 2 (Rural Water and WRM)). The purpose of the Rural Water Research and Learning Activity is to build the evidence base across three areas: rural water supply services, water quality monitoring and water resources management. Research findings will be used to inform rural water policy and programming in collaboration with partners, to increase the availability and sustainable management of safe drinking water for the undeserved and most vulnerable. The Activity’s approach includes 1). Implementation research; 2). Use of Evidence in Decision-Making; and 3). Coordination and Collaboration with other USAID research and learning programs.

General Position Summary

The Chief of Party will provide overall technical leadership, management and strategic vision for the implementation of the anticipated WASH Research and Learning Activity. S/he will manage staff, resources and partnerships to ensure that the program meets its targets and deliverables on-time and within budget, and in alignment with democratic and good governance values based on respect and equity. The COP will supervise program staff and ensure accountability to Mercy Corps’ policies and donor rules and regulations. S/he will be the primary program representative to donors, relevant government entities, partners, other implementers and external stakeholders.

This position is contingent on funding.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Strategy & Vision
  • Lead the development of a vision and strategy for the program shared with consortia partners, program team and key stakeholders.
  • Play an active role in developing a comprehensive research and learning agenda that achieves the shared consortium vision and identifies and develops new water research initiatives that foster and/or improve strategic objectives of the program and USAID HQ and USAID mission priorities.
  • Actively contribute to and support the development of a plan to translate evidence into practice. The plan should outline critical steps within the research design and implementation process that are critical learning and reflection moments, key stakeholders that should be involved and how, and specific decisions or adaptations that might be made as a result of the research
  • Recognize opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed.
 
Program Management
  • Oversee program start-up, management and administration. Ensure program implementation is on time, target and budget, using effective M&E systems to reach desired impacts.
  • Manage relationships and inputs from consortium partners and ensure a consistent overall programmatic direction.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other USAID implementing partners including USAID’s Communications and Knowledge Management Activity.
  • Ensure program implementation is responsive to communities and partners and consistent with Mercy Corps’ relevant program guidelines, principles, values, quality standards and strategic plan.
  • Ensure activities consider diversity and inclusion during all stages of the research design, implementation, and dissemination including creating diverse research teams
  • Develop partnership frameworks, partner agreements/Memorandum of Understandings, and oversee partner capacity building.
  • Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate. Certify all interventions adhere to Mercy Corps’ Gender Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary accountability standards.
  • Ensure program strategies and activities represent global good practice in WASH
  • Supervise and/or review the work of program staff, consortia partners and consultants.
  • Supervise procurement, logistics, security, administration, and human resources teams to ensure operational systems support research activities.
  • Fulfill Mercy Corps’ Program Management Minimum Standards based on the organization-wide guide.
Team Management
  • As needed, develop the capacity of Mercy Corps project team, deepen understanding of their roles and assist with career development.
  • Assist team members with information, tools and resources to improve performance & reach objectives.
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback informally and formally via regular one on ones and performance reviews.
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Hire, orient and lead team members as necessary.
Finance & Compliance Management
  • Ensure compliance with donor and Mercy Corps’ regulations.
  • Create and maintain systems to ensure effective and transparent use of financial resources for timely and informative reporting in line with program, donor and Mercy Corps’ needs.
Influence & Representation
  • Represent Mercy Corps at program, government, USAID, NGO and other relevant influence events.
  • Coordinate activities with consortium partners, subgrantees, local government and other implementers, as well as with other USAID programs.
  • Present research findings at key external donor and technical forums.
Security
  • Ensure that programs are designed and implemented with a clear analysis and understanding of security.
Organizational Learning 
  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to Beneficiaries
  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • Rural Water Research and Learning team

Accountability

Reports Directly To: Director, EEC
Works Directly With: HQ Regional Program Team members, Technical Support Unit, Research and Learning team, Communications and Advocacy teams, and partner staff.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Master’s degree in a related field (Water Resources, Engineering, Economics, International Development or Public Health with a water focus). PhD preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in research and management of water-related programming including demonstrated experience leading USAID-funded programs. Experience with water governance and/or institutional strengthening and/or socio-economics preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of in-country experience in rural water service delivery or water resources programming.
  • Experience leading implementation research, particularly related to rural water service delivery, water quality monitoring, and water resources management.
  • Strong experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems for water-related programming.
  • Strong skills and a track record in strategic visioning, leadership, and inspiring teams.
  • Effective personnel management, coordination, and decision-making skills, with proven ability to be accountable for all components of the program.
  • Competent in building networks, strong problem-solving skills, and ability to influence with effective listening, persuasion, negotiation and other techniques.
  • Strong understanding of USAID compliance issues.
  • Internationally recognized qualification in project or program management or a commitment to obtain the qualification in the early months of work.
  • Persuasive written and oral communication in English, including technical writing/documentation of water-related programming and research.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.

Success Factors

The successful CoP will combine exceptional management skills and experience in maintaining donor and partner relationships.  S/he will have an outstanding ability to develop, implement and manage innovative programs within the current and future program structure of Mercy Corps in the region. S/he will also have proven experience with cross-cultural teams and capacity building, individual staff development, and strong mentoring skills. Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous attention to detail and strategic vision are essential.  The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions

The COP is anticipated to be based in Washington, DC. This position anticipates at least 20% travel. Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision.  Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment.

Ongoing Learning

In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives. 

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact. 

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics

Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct E-learning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

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Senior Manager– Innovation Unit, Policy & Research Department

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Washington, DC
27 days ago
Washington, DC
27 days ago

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America’s (PhRMA’s) Policy & Research team is seeking a Senior Manager/Director to provide policy support in a range of areas including drug development R&D, biopharmaceutical competition, and intellectual property, as well as other policies related to creating a favorable environment for continued medical innovation in the United States.


Reporting into a Deputy Vice President in the Policy and Research Department, this position will conceptualize and prepare policy analysis, provide legislative analysis, and provide related advocacy support across assigned issue areas.  Key areas of focus for the position will be to develop and manage research projects and activities supporting advocacy and communications efforts related to the assigned policy areas.

 

This position will work closely with colleagues in Federal Affairs, Advocacy and Strategic Alliances, Public Affairs, Scientific and Regulatory Advocacy and Law departments on assigned issue areas, including responding to media, congressional, member company, and departmental requests and will interact with external partners as appropriate.

 

The Director is responsible for:

  • Providing policy and research support to a range of drug development and innovation policy issues, including those related to explaining the policy environment for innovation, intellectual property protection, competition, and the value of various forms of biomedical innovation. Responsibilities include assessing legislative proposals and guidance, developing talking points and other materials, leading research and analytics to support priorities, and liaising with other departments as appropriate.
  • Developing compelling materials focused on demonstrating the value of medical innovation for a range of audiences as well as leading research on the various forms of biopharmaceutical advances, their value to patients, and potential offsets elsewhere in the health care system, as well as leading research and other efforts to convey the value and role of the research-based biopharma industry.
  • In assigned areas, proactively tracking key data and research, policy, legal, and regulatory developments that impact the industry’s ability to innovate.
  • Working closely with others in the department and across departments on rapid response including analysis of high profile legislative or regulatory proposals as well as leading development of consensus positions and development of a range of advocacy materials, including backgrounders and talking points.
  • Providing technical, advocacy, and educational support in assigned areas in support of federal advocacy and public affairs priorities as well as representing the industry externally.
  • Managing budget and overseeing work of various contractors and consultants providing research and other support to the department.

Key Success Factors

PhRMA seeks a proactive self-starter who is passionate about the biopharmaceutical  industry, access to medicines, a champion for innovation in medicines and who has a strong desire to learn, grow and contribute to the health policy challenges we face today.  Key success factors for this role include a strong team and collaborative focus with excellent analytic, quantitative, research, writing/editing, decision-making, communication and interpersonal skills. 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s in economics, political science, epidemiology, biology, or related field;
  • 3 - 5 years relevant public policy experience,
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills,
  • Experience managing third party research efforts,
  • Ability to distill and communicate complex issues to a variety of audiences,
  • Ability to work independently in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment,
  • Ability to respond to requests for data and talking points quickly and accurately,
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to advance large projects,
  • Microsoft Office Excel and Powerpoint skills.

Preferred Experience/Skills/Attributes

  • Pharmaceutical company, congressional/advocacy, and/or policy and science background;
  • Advanced degree in law, economics, public policy, public health or related fields,
  • Understanding of HHS, Congress, and administration health policy process,
  • Advocacy experience,
  • Knowledge of pro-innovation, intellectual property and regulatory policies,
  • Strong negotiating skills/ability to influence and build consensus.

Who we are
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s leading innovative biopharmaceutical research companies, which are devoted to discovering and developing medicines that enable patients to live longer, healthier and more productive lives. Since 2000, PhRMA member companies have invested nearly $1 trillion in the search for new treatments and cures, including an estimated $83 billion in 2019 alone.

 

Connect with PhRMA
For information on how innovative medicines save lives, please visit:
www.PhRMA.org
www.Innovation.org
www.MAT.org
www.Facebook.com/PhRMA
www.Twitter.com/PhRMA

What we offer
In addition to a highly competitive salary and bonus program, various opportunities for reward and recognition and a platform of extensive benefits, PhRMA is committed to the development and overall wellbeing of our team members. We offer traditional (medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, life, AD&D, LTD, STD, LTC) and enhanced benefits such as parental leave, a wellbeing program, back-up care, health advocate service, employee assistance program and commuting benefits. We also offer a robust 401k plan with employer contributions upon the first day of hire and immediate vesting, a generous paid time off plan, seven paid holidays (plus inauguration day), half day Fridays preceding holidays and a paid winter break.

 

We are committed to the growth and development of our team members and offer many learning opportunities including an integrated on-boarding program, best-in-class leadership programming, tuition reimbursement at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, industry on-site and off-site training, and other management/professional development programs. Corporate social responsibility is also important to us at PhRMA. Our team members participate in organization-wide community service activities, fundraising drives and charitable athletic events.

 

We are committed to supporting our family of professionals at PhRMA and strive to create programs that help our team members manage the challenges of balancing a fast-paced career with their own personal goals.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

As the trade association for several leading biopharmaceutical companies, our workforce and culture should reflect the makeup of our clients and the benefactors of our efforts – patients. We at PhRMA are committed to building a culture where diverse people, ideas, and experiences are welcomed, included, and celebrated; where our employees can thrive as they bring their best authentic selves to work every day. PhRMA provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, political affiliation or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.

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VP of Research & Policy Engagement

Resources for the Future

Washington, DC
14 days ago
Washington, DC
14 days ago

Role Description 
Reporting to and partnering with the President and CEO, The Vice President (VP) for Research and Policy Engagement provides strategic leadership and management of the research and policy engagement program at Company. The program is an essential component of COMPANY’s mission to improve environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement and COMPANY’s commitment to being the most widely trusted source of research insights and policy solutions leading to a healthy environment and a thriving economy.
The Vice President is responsible for managing and is supported by a growing Research and Policy Engagement team. Of note, COMPANY recently created an Associate Vice President for Research and Policy engagement role, which will be one of the Vice President’s first critical hires.
The Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement plays a key role in formulating and implementing COMPANY’s strategic priorities in these areas and acts as a catalyst for new ideas and initiatives that strengthen the institution, increase its impact, and integrate research programs, communications, and fundraising. The VP serves as a visible external representative of the organization, an officer of the organization, a member of the executive leadership team, and with the President and other officers, leads COMPANY to:

  • Produce high quality research products—that are path breaking, practical and responsive to important decisions being made in the public and private sectors—through hiring and management of a diverse, high-skilled and collaborative staff.
  • Expand COMPANY’s capacity (financial, managerial and intellectual) for strategic, coordinated and focused action through a commitment to priority setting, identification of core research areas, and an emphasis on impactful initiatives. Ensure integration, coordination, and positive collaboration with related communications and development operations. 
  • Build a financially sustainable and thriving research and policy engagement program through strategic deployment of unrestricted funds, effective acquisition of restricted funds, and active participation in the cultivation and stewardship of partners, supporters, and donors.

Specific responsibilities of the Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement include:
Research Strategy, Leadership, and Management

  • Engage externally as a thought leader on COMPANY’s core issues, serving as a connection point for informing COMPANY’s agenda and communicating COMPANY’s research. Implement approaches to enhance COMPANY’s leadership role in identifying critical and emerging issues.
  • Work with researchers at COMPANY to develop strategies and mechanisms that strengthen COMPANY’s ability to proactively maximize the impact of its work, through rigorous and practically impactful research on and engagement in relevant decision processes and deliberations in the public and private sectors.
  • Work with researchers to identify and develop new programmatic initiatives and support efforts to build and maintain these and existing research efforts at a world-class level of quality.
  • Provide leadership on fundraising, working with individual researchers, research program staff, and Development staff and in collaboration with government, foundations, corporations, multilateral organizations, and individuals.
  • Oversee the program budget and along with other members of the executive leadership team, institution-wide financial priority setting.
  • In collaboration with other members of the executive team, ensure the integration and coordination of COMPANY’s research with its communications and development operations, with the goal of maximizing the impact and financial sustainability of COMPANY’s programs. Work with COMPANY research and communications staff to identify opportunities for COMPANY to place its research into action and act as a convener for discussion of important policy issues.
  • Expand COMPANY’s ability to leverage its position as a Washington-based center of research related to environmental, energy, and resource issues, by strengthening and identifying new opportunities to develop networks and partnerships with universities, think tanks, and other organizations. Work with COMPANY researchers to evaluate current practices and develop systems/mechanisms to identify opportunities for collaborative research with other institutions.
  • In collaboration with other members of the executive team, provide briefing materials for and design the research and policy engagement components of Board meetings.

Research Talent Management

  • Oversee research and policy engagement program staff and ensure the effective and efficient operation of research personnel management systems.
  • Ensure that the organizational culture, systems, and structure of COMPANY’s programs and associated researchers maintain intellectual rigor and are strategically focused on high-priority areas of public and private decision-making. 
  • Provide managerial leadership in an organization that prizes independent creative scholarship. Exhibit a leadership style that is open and fluid, empowers staff through active communication and collaboration, and promotes teamwork.
  • Develop, sustain, and evolve a set of full-time, part-time, and affiliated research positions and career paths that enable the recruitment, retention, and advancement of a staff with the diverse set of skills needed to both conduct high-quality research on consequential issues and drive that research to impact. These positions currently include Senior Fellows, Fellows, Visiting Fellows, University Fellows, Postdoctoral Fellows, Senior Advisors, Research Associates, and Research Analysts.
  • Foster an environment of achievement, identifying strengths in individual staff members and encouraging the application of those strengths to the mission of COMPANY. Create and maintain a creative and flexible research work environment that sustains individual researchers, supports innovators, and encourages productive collaboration and strategically-driven research impact at the institutional level.
  • Implement existing and develop new means to effectively hire and integrate new staff to expand COMPANY’s research capacity and implement key projects and initiatives. With support from human resources, oversee the hiring, performance review, compensation, and promotion processes for research staff and other program staff at all levels to attract and retain high quality talent. Ensure staff accountability for excellence through clearly-defined and measurable goals.
  • Ensure a framework of mentoring and professional development is in place to advance and retain key research and research support personnel

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will be a person of stature and recognized authority in environmental and/or resource economics, deeply respected for his/her intellectual contributions to the field, independence of thought, and integrity of character. S/he will be credible across the nexus of research, policy, and implementation and will demonstrate not only intellectual curiosity and rigor, but also an understanding of how to bridge research with policy engagement and impact.
We seek an individual with a highly developed intellect, superior analytical and conceptual thinking ability, a deep respect for the importance and validity of scholarly research and, ideally, an impressive and visible body of work. S/he will be an inspiring, inclusive and generous leader committed to an inclusive and collaborative work environment, and will have the intellectual self-confidence to let the program flourish while containing a diversity of views.
In addition, the Vice President must be an able and disciplined manager capable of steering the program towards maintaining its strategic focus, delivering on its commitments, and expending its financial and other resources efficiently. Above all, s/he must be able to direct, promote and safeguard COMPANY’s reputation for integrity, impartiality and impactful, evidence-based research.

Personal and professional competencies/experience requirements:
Intellectual Leadership and Passion for the Mission

  • An advanced degree in the social sciences is preferred, with a PhD in economics or closely related discipline and a distinguished record of research desirable. An advanced degree in the natural sciences with experience in policy and a desire to work with economists and other social scientists is also acceptable.
  • Respected expert, with substantial knowledge and network related to environmental, energy, and resource issues.
  • Understanding of domestic and international policy and politics, with a demonstrated ability to engage critical decision makers in constructive dialogue.
  • A personal track record of persuasive engagement of external stakeholders; experience of creating and managing sensitive, strategic relationships.
  • Interest in working with the President of COMPANY to develop and execute strategy on an organizational level and to lead through change.

Management of Teams and Resources

  • Ability to translate overarching strategy and vision into executable plans for the team; can act as a catalyst with vision, energy and focus; anticipates issues and opportunities and encourages the development of strategies and initiatives to address them.
  • Maintains a clear focus on goals; has the capacity to prioritize effectively and deliver on commitments.
  • Welcomes the managerial commitments of the role and is committed to a culture of collaboration, transparency, excellence and accountability.
  • Confident and experienced organizational and team leader; a “player-coach” able to foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect and teamwork. A skilled and proactive manager who is thoughtful and decisive in her or his actions.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a group of diverse and complex stakeholders in the development and articulation of a strategy for COMPANY’s research agenda.
  • Must be able to hire, engage and manage a high performing internal team, as well as external partners and advisors.

Building Relationships and Using Influence

  • Proven experience as a relationship builder with a strong high-level network across sectors.
  • Excellent public speaker. Highly articulate; makes arguments in a clear and compelling manner and is able to motivate others to pursue common goals.
  • A proven convener, mediator, and negotiator who readily connects with others and can build trust to move forward an agenda. Has the presence and gravitas to convene and engage diverse constituencies in a common dialogue. 
  • Culturally astute and aware. Has a true appreciation of the issues and cultural contexts facing policy makers in various cultural and political settings.
  • Diplomacy; flexibility; warmth; drive, passion and determination; cultural sensitivity and a commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Resource Development

  • An interest and ability to actively fundraise with successful track record.
  • Embraces the role of “Chief Fundraiser” for COMPANY’s research and policy engagement work.
  • Able and willing to engage with a diverse group of donors including government, foundations, corporations, multilateral organizations, and/or individuals.

Interpersonal Acumen and Character

  • A thinker and a doer who effectively implements change and resolves conflicts.
  • A powerful intellect. Has strong analytical and conceptual skills. Can identify and understand the impact and implications of new information and events. Quickly grasps the essentials in complex situations.
  • A convener and bridge-builder able to bring different parties together in constructive dialogue.
  • A high degree of emotional intelligence and excellent interpersonal skills. Attentive and responsive listener demonstrating genuine interest for diverse views and opinions.
  • Has excellent judgment; makes decisions that fairly balance a variety of factors and points of view; navigates confidently in ambiguous situations.
  • Rightfully perceived as genuine and trustworthy. Has integrity and lives by the highest ethical standards.
  • Confidence, maturity. Has a strong, healthy ego and the humility to admit failures and identify learnings gained from them.
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Director of Development, Global Economy and Development (Job ID: 2020-2491)

The Brookings Institution

Washington, DC
1 day ago
Washington, DC
1 day ago

Overview

Join one of the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tanks!

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.

 

We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.

 

With fair and transparent business practices, clear communication, mutual respect, and a collaborative atmosphere that offers both professional and personal development opportunities, Brookings offers an inclusive and welcoming workplace that values the efforts of all contributors.

 

The Global Economy and Development program (Global) at Brookings aims to shape the policy debate on how to improve global economic cooperation and fight global poverty and sources of social stress.  

 

Please note: This position is based in Brookings' Washington, DC office. In response to COVID-19, Brookings staff are temporarily teleworking. The person hired for this position must be willing to move to or currently reside in Washington DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia by their date of hire. 

Responsibilities

Ready to contribute to Brookings success?

 

Reporting to the Vice President and Director (VP) and working as a member of the Global Economy and Development program’s senior management team, this Director is responsible for creating and implementing comprehensive annual and multi-year fundraising efforts in collaboration with the VP, Vice President of Development, program scholars,  and leading a high-performing team. The Director manages, prioritizes, and carries out all Global fundraising activities, including the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual, corporate, foundation, government, and other donors and prospects.

 

Strategic Fundraising and Stewardship  (70%)

  • Works with the VP and scholars to create and implement fundraising goals and strategy, which includes raising funds from foundations, corporations, individuals, international organizations, governments, and others. Works with the VP of Development and other senior leaders in Central Development on institutional donors with multiple Brookings affiliations and principal giving prospects in support of Global.
  • Oversees and manages all fundraising activity within Global, working closely with scholars and program staff on their priorities, research areas, and fundraising objectives; oversees day-to-day work of Global Development staff.
  • Maintains own fundraising portfolio; manages an active pipeline of donors and prospects focused on advancing relationships through the fundraising cycle; and forges independent relationships with scholars to learn and understand their research and scholarly work.
  • Represents Global in meetings with prospects and donors; organizes, manages, and supports follow-up for donor meetings with the VP and scholars.
  • With the input of Global scholars, conceptualizes and drafts compelling letters of interest, concept papers, proposals, and reports to ensure high quality, readability, a consistent voice, and adherence to funder guidelines, interests, and agreed-upon deliverables; prepares and monitors catalytic theories of change, performance frameworks, and metrics to evaluate progress toward achieving goals and objectives.
  • In collaboration with the VP, recruits and stewards Global Leadership Council (GLC) members, including working to expand GLC membership and Global’s donor base. Oversees preparations and strategy for GLC meetings, conference calls, salon-style events, and other GLC engagements.
  • Identifies and qualifies new prospects for general, project, and/or center support; supports the fundraising efforts of the VP, Brookings President, trustees, and other institutional donors as they relate to Global’s goals and strategies in close coordination with Central Development. Prepares correspondence, maintains contact with donors, and conducts follow-up work.
  • Maintains understanding of Global economic issues and international development issues and how they may affect and provide fundraising opportunities for Global. Monitors philanthropic trends as they relate generally to Global’s work. Maintains an overview and understanding of research projects within Global, and keeps Central DEV apprised of program priorities and research areas.
  • Serves as a senior development officer on the Brookings Development team; manages collaboration with Central Development office and other research programs on the development of joint fundraising strategies, approaches, follow up, and materials; and participates in Central Development Office staff meetings and serves in the Development Cabinet.

 

Management  (30%)

  • Manages a high-performing development team, including development of work programs, regular check-in meetings and mentorship, monitors and evaluates performance, establishes ambitious and achievable metrics to grow Global’s fundraising results.
  • Oversees the tracking of all existing and potential commitments, including grant reporting requirements and deliverables; works with scholars, finance staff, and Grants Administrators to meet reporting requirements of funders.
  • Serves as a member of the senior team of Global, with counterparts in Administration, Communications and Finance. Keeps senior team of fundraising activities including proposals in the pipeline, status of current grants, etc.

 

Qualifications

Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:

 

Education/Experience Requirements:

 

Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in economics, public policy, international relations or related field preferred. Minimum eight years of experience in fundraising required, with demonstrated success in raising major gifts of at least $500,000 or more and writing complex proposals for various audiences, including foundations. Team and project management experience, ideally in a nonprofit organization, is required. 

 

 

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

 

Must possess demonstrated commitment to public policy, intellectual curiosity, ability to synthesize complex and abstract concepts; ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines, as well as work well under pressure in a fast-paced, changing environment; initiative, persuasive skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit; discretion and mature judgment; attention to detail; ability to have a big picture vision while still having a willingness to handle all tasks great and small; and superior communication/writing skills. Strong team-player, flexibility and a sense of humor, and willingness to share information and work collaboratively

 

Additional Information:

 

What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.

 

Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.

 

Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.

 

Brookings welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms.  We welcome applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, first generation college goers, and other factors protected by law. Brookings is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.

 

 

 

 

 

Job Type

full-time

Posted

2 days ago

Description

Business Process Analyst 

Centennial Technologies is looking for a Business Process Analyst with experience in the financial sector to support federal government projects. The candidate will be working at the client location in DC.

Under the direction from the Project or Program Manager, the Business Process Analyst will:

  • Work with key stakeholders and users to gather, define and document ‘as-is’ Financial business processes such as Accounts Payable, Budget Allocation etc.
  • Identify gaps, define the future state, and create functional specifications for system enhancements
  • Provide analytical support to process development and improvement efforts
  • Work with program offices to define new areas of improvement, prioritize such improvements, define and build business case justification for such new initiatives
  • Participate in design reviews, develop recommendations to improve or redesign relevant software tools to meet the needs of the company’s process design.
  • Develop business process maps and translate functional requirements to hand over to Technology center teams or contractors to build out system changes.
  • Provide project management leadership to ensure new initiatives are delivered as promised to the business.
  • Creates new understandings and capabilities by using the various method's, test, and evaluation techniques; critical review; or similar engineering research and development methods to bring disparate technologies together to solve system issues
  • Apply business process improvement practices to re-engineer methodologies and principles and business process modernization projects
  • Apply, as appropriate, activity and data modeling, transaction flow analysis, internal control, and risk analysis, and modern business methods and performance measurement techniques
  • Create/modify existing MS Visio process models, Data Dictionaries, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) documents, and other supporting documentation
  • Perform quality assurance on finished work products to ensure all changes have been captured accurately and completely
  • Coordinate and communicate the status of changes to team members and client leadership
  • Play a supporting role in all phases of the financial business process automation and audit cycle (planning, execution, reporting, and follow up)
  • Assume ownership of the client deliverable content
  • Demonstrate professional curiosity and aptitude to learn new skill sets; Is committed to continuous improvement and embraces leading practices and tools creating value for the business by focusing on impactful risks and providing cost-effective innovative solutions
  • Respond to changes in workload and/or focus of work by modifying actions to suit business needs
  • Exemplify the highest degree of trust and integrity by continually upholding the principles of professional standards.

Education and Experience Required:

  • The candidate must have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Math, Computer Science, Information Systems, Finance, Accounting or Business Administration.
  • Candidate must have 5 to 10 years of progressive experience in participating in business or financial management services and related projects, including managerial experience
  • 3-5 years of business modeling experience utilizing Microsoft (MS) Visio
  • The candidate will need to be familiar with the change control process
  • CFO Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) guidance preferred
  • Familiarity with OMB Circular A-123 and internal controls is preferred
  • Proficient in the Microsoft application suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, and Project)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong relationship building skills and strong skills in coordination, project management, organizational and time management skills.
  • Support project’s change control process, presentations and client meetings
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification is a plus
  • Have expertise in various activities performed within CFO organization, have a very solid understanding of Federal Sector, Internal Controls and General Acceptable Accounting Principles.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder and able to obtain Public Trust clearance.

Please note: This is not an IT position but a familiarity with IT is a plus. Focus will be on Financial transformation and Internal Controls