Part of becoming a professional in any field is the ability to job seek and evaluate your skills against potential career/job objectives and descriptions. I chose the following positions because two are in the nonprofit sector and the other would allow me to work on the national level with the Department of Education in the United States.
|The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), one of the world’s most prestigious and respected authorities in the field of child development, seeks an experienced, energetic, and entrepreneurial leader to become the next Executive Director and to help lead the organization into an exciting and ambitious future. This future includes a new headquarters location in Washington, DC; a bold strategic plan that envisions substantial growth and expanded impact; and new initiatives spanning a broad range of disciplines. The next Executive Director has an extraordinary opportunity to lead this historic transformation and, in so doing, to affect the lives of millions of children worldwide.
SRCD, founded in 1933, is a multidisciplinary, not-for-profit, professional association with, a membership of approximately 5,500 researchers, practitioners, and human development professionals from 65 countries. The mission of SRCD is to advance developmental science and promote its use to improve human lives. These goals are pursued through a variety of programs, publications, and policy advocacy initiatives.
The ideal candidate will have an established reputation in child development with a substantial research background and a deep understanding and appreciation for the domains of both research and practice. SRCD seeks a leader with a passion for children and child development, vision, energy, entrepreneurial drive, and a strong track record in administrative leadership.
Application materials (resume and cover letter) should be sent to: www.imsearch.com/6032. Inquiries should be directed to Nanette Blandin, email@example.com, 202-552-5521.
||Black Education Strategy Roundtable
|Type of Position:
|Description & Details
|ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Founded in 2006 under the sponsorship of the Washington State Commission on African American Affairs, the Black Education Strategy Roundtable (BESR) is the leading nonprofit organization working to close the opportunity and achievement gaps for Black/African American students across Washington state.
BESR is a group of advocates, educators and informers who act on the belief that every student has limitless potential. With an audacious goal that 100% of Black students graduate with a meaningful high school diploma that prepares them for college, work and productive citizenship, BESR is poised to lead the policy advocacy and public engagement needed to achieve this target.
BESR seeks an Executive Director at an exciting time of its growth who will build upon their success and will seize the opportunity to affect the changes that will empower a generation of Black youth. Reporting to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will serve as an ambassador for education reform, using BESR’s existing three-year strategic plan as a roadmap to solidify and grow the organization’s infrastructure, brand recognition, capacity, and impact on advancing equity in education.
Key priorities for the Executive Director will be:
o Use a thoughtful, strategic approach to convene the right partners to advocate for equitable learning opportunities for Black students.
• Community Engagement
o Build upon and strengthen BESR’s relationships in the local communities of the students and families we serve.
• Strategic Fundraising
o With the support of the Board of Directors, direct and lead all fundraising efforts to ensure that BESR’s work is sustainable.
• Organizational Leadership
o Build out the infrastructure and operations of the organization and guide a passionate, motivated team.
Read more about BESR’s key priorities and ideal candidate for this role in the full position profile here.
All candidates should have a minimum of five years of relevant experience working in nonprofit leadership, public education, fundraising, communications, partnership and program management, and/or operations. He or she will have exceptional speaking, listening and writing skills. She or he should have a passion for BESR’s mission, and a knowledge of education reform activities. Advanced IT skills are required, with a preference for candidates with experience using Content and Project Management applications and Accounting software. A Masters’ Degree or equivalent work
||124,406.00 – 187,000.00 $ /year
||Thursday, January 05, 2017 to Sunday, February 05, 2017
|Series & Grade:
||Full Time Permanent
||1 vacancy – District of Columbia, DC
|Who May Be Considered:
||You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined in the section “How to Apply.”
||Public Trust – Background Investigation
|About the Agency
This position is located in the Office of the Deputy Secretary (ODS). The incumbent serves as the Performance Improvement Officer (PIO) for the Department of Education with responsibility for providing executive leadership over all phases of the Department’s strategic and performance planning process with a particular focus on program management, financial management, acquisition management, information technology, and human capital.
ODS focuses on the development and implementation of policies, programs, and activities relating to elementary and secondary education matters. This mission addresses a wide spectrum of interests ranging from safe and drug free schools, special education and rehabilitative services, to the education of students living in poverty and students with linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds, and the promotion of educational reforms.
- Occasional Travel
- This position requires less than 25% travel.
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Requires a financial disclosure statement, OGE-278.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust security clearance.
- Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.
Additional Duty Location Info:
1 vacancy – District of Columbia, DC
Serves as the principal advisor to the Deputy Secretary and other agency leadership on all issues within the Department pertaining to compliance with the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010.
Serves as the principal advisor to the Deputy Secretary on the implementation of the agency strategic planning, performance planning, and reporting requirements provided under sections 31 USC 1115-1122 and 5 USC 306, including the contributions of the agency to the Federal Government priority goals. Oversees the selection of agency goals and objectives, including opportunities to collaborate with other agencies on common goals.
Conducts regular reviews of agency performance, on a quarterly basis and an annual basis, of progress achieved toward agency priority goals.
Serves as the principal advisor to the Deputy Secretary on the development and use within the agency of performance measures in personnel performance appraisals and other agency personnel and planning processes and assessments.
Serves as the principal advisor to and representative for the Deputy Secretary on the Performance Improvement Council (PIC).
QUALIFICATIONS AND EVALUATIONS
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Unless you are currently under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as ‘ineligible.’ You must limit your narrative to two (2) pages per ECQ. When uploading your ECQs, choose the Supporting Document Type called ECQ.
ECQ 1 – Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent in this ECQ is ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2 – Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals. Inherent in this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
ECQ 3 – Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent in this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
ECQ 4 – Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5 – Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
To view additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements available on the Office of Personnel Management’s website please click here.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualification. You must address each technical qualification separately. You must limit your narratives to two (2) pages per technical qualification.
When uploading your MTQs, choose the supporting Document Type called MTQ.
MTQ 1: Demonstrated experiences in solving complex problems and utilizing data analysis to lead a strategic approach for developing a culture of continuous improvement in the areas of reliably, process cycle time, cost, quality and productivity.
MTQ 2: Demonstrated knowledge and experience in establishing goals for organizational component(s) to assess progress towards overall mission accomplishment.
MTQ 3: Demonstrated experience in directing the activities of multiple independent teams working towards varied organizational goals; setting standards, and monitoring and reporting outcomes.
When responding to the MTQs, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the MTQs.
Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of the programs managed and program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.
Applicants who use “see resume” as a response WILL NOT receive consideration for the position.
How You Will Be Evaluated:
Applicants will be evaluated by a Qualifications Review Panel of senior officials. The panel will rate and rank applicants on the basis of the quality and extent of total accomplishments, experience and education. The panel will determine the degree to which candidates possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the mandatory technical requirements of the position and the mandatory executive core qualifications requirements.
Among the factors the evaluation panel will consider in determining the applicant’s relative capacity and fitness for the position are education, training, experience and demonstrated executive level qualifications. The Panel will rate and rank your resume against each mandatory technical qualifications and mandatory executive core qualifications to determine the best qualified candidates.
Candidates determined to be best qualified will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration for the position.
To preview questions please click here.
BENEFITS AND OTHER INFO
You can view our benefits at:https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/edu/vacancy/preview!benefits.hms?orgId=1&jnum=63621
VETERAN’S PREFERENCE – Veteran’s Preference does not apply to the SES.
SELECTIVE SERVICE – If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify at the time of appointment that you have registered with the Selective Service, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION – This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the hiring agency directly. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
HOW TO APPLY
How to Apply:
You must complete an on line application package to include the Resume, your responses to the MTQs, an your responses to the ECQs. To apply, please select ‘Apply Online’ button at the bottom of this announcement. Please note: your on line resume may not be a complete application. Be sure to carefully read this announcement to see if additional information is required and how it should be submitted.
Applicants who fail to submit all information and documents (i.e., Resume, MTQs and ECQs) WILL NOT receive consideration for this position.
You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.
NOTE: Applications submitted by means other than those described in this vacancy announcement will NOT be considered.
1. Resume: In addition to your written statements addressing the Executive Core Qualifications, the Mandatory Technical Qualifications, and other qualifications as applicable, submit a resume or any other written format you choose to describe your qualifications. Applicants typically provide the following information:
Full name, mailing address, and day email address and evening telephone numbers
Educational information, including the name, city and state of the colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degrees received
Information about your paid and non paid work experience related to this position including:
- Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)
- Duties and accomplishments
- Employer’s name and address
- Supervisor’s name and phone number (indicate if we may contact your current supervisor)
- Starting and ending dates of employment (month/year)
- Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
2. MTQ Statement: A narrative statement specifically addressing the mandatory technical qualifications. Each MTQ Statement should not exceed two (2) pages.
3. ECQ Statement: A narrative statement specifically addressing each individual ECQ. In lieu of the narrative statement, current career SES members, reinstatement eligibles, and SES Candidate Development Program graduates must provide the documentation in item #4. ECQs should not exceed ten (10) pages total.
4. All current and former career SES members must provide an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action documenting their status or reinstatement eligibility). Candidates who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management approved SES Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of their ECQ certification.
Agency Contact Info:
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Human Resources Services
Washington, DC 20202
What to Expect Next:
After all application packages have been received, we will review your application to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications based on the information provided and may interview the best-qualified applicants. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. You should expect to hear back on the outcome of your application within 90 days of the closing date of the announcement.