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Executive Director of Operations - Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research

Company: Henry M Jackson Foundation For The Advan
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

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Executive Director of Operations - Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research HJF is seeking an Executive Director of Operations to support the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research (CRSR) located the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CRSR. U.S. citizenship required.

CRSR was established in 2011 to advance the rehabilitative care for service members with combat-related injuries, particularly those with orthopedic trauma, limb loss and neurological complications. The focus of CRSR is to support synergistic research projects within the Military Healthcare System (MHS) to enhance new discovery and optimize rehabilitation strategies to promote successful recovery, return to duty and community reintegration of military beneficiaries. The CRSR works directly with other DoD/VA Centers of Excellence to provide a unique platform for fostering innovative research by incorporating advanced technology, partnering with industry and academic institutions, and disseminating knowledge to the future leaders of military medicine.

The incumbent will manage the Center’s activities across a network of research partners and stakeholders. The Executive Director is a member of the leadership team and reports directly to the Center Director (Chair, Department of Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine). Under the leadership of the Center Director, the incumbent will drive the operational, financial, and human resources planning of the research Center and autonomously manage its day-to-day operations across all functional areas (patient enrollment, compliance, lab operations, data management, analytics/modeling, research administration and product development/insertion). The incumbent will develop, with the Center Director, an operational plan that incorporates goals and objectives in line with the Center’s strategic direction. Working closely with the scientific team, they will identify and conceptualize research needs; support development of study protocols and amendments to on-going studies; formulate research goals and objectives, both basic and clinical science, and ensure data analytics efficiently drives dissemination/publication of results and findings. The incumbent will execute other duties, as needed, in furtherance of the Center’s mission.

Responsibilities:

Direction (20%)

With Center Director, develop/revise strategic plan to enhance Center operations, communications, and opportunities.

Identify, assess, and inform the Center Director of internal and external issues that affect the Center’s activities.

Act as a professional advisor on all aspects of the Center’s activities.

Foster effective teamwork between the Director, External PIs, and over 45 Center staff.

Represent the Center at meetings and events, to report on its activities and enhance its profile amongst both military and civilian audiences.

Operational Planning and Management (20%)

Develop, with the Center Director, an operational plan that incorporates goals and objectives in line with the Center’s strategic direction.

Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation across all sites and functions.

Financial Planning and Management (20%)

Work with appropriate Center elements to prepare a comprehensive budget.

Approve expenditures across the Center’s activities.

Review and approve contracts to ensure fiscal compliance.

Administer funds and monitor ‘burn-rate’ across the Center.

Report on Center’s financial status biannually to the Oversight Committee.

In coordination with Center Director, actively pursue appropriate funding opportunities.

Human Resources Planning and Management (20%)

Determine staffing requirements to ensure effective program delivery.

Recruit, interview and select staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the Center’s mission.

Oversee the implementation of human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job description for all staff.

Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations.

Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review.

Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance.

Other Duties (20%)

Participate in the development of knowledge products (briefs, abstracts, presentations, manuscripts) to market the Center achievements and capabilities throughout military and civilian arenas.

Execute other duties, as needed, in furtherance of the Center’s mission.

May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of leadership and management principles, human resources management, financial management, and project management are essential to the position. To be effective in this position, the incumbent will also need to possess the following Skills and Abilities:

Autonomy: Execute the mission/vision of the Center without prompting or supervision.

Leading: Positively influence others to achieve optimal results.

Complex/Timely Decision-Making: Assess issues to determine urgency and articulate clear decisions that are timely and in the best interests of the Center.

Strategic Thinking: Determine strategies to move the Center forward; set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.

Problem-Solving: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance the Center’s effectiveness.

Organization & Planning: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.

Adaptability: Demonstrate flexibility and versatility in high-pace work environments.

Relationship-Building: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally.

Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough, and timely manner.

Branding: Drive, and contribute to, the development of knowledge products (internal and external briefs, conference presentations, peer reviewed manuscripts, newsletter) to enhance the Center’s visibility amongst both internal and external audiences.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: More than 10 years of experience required.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervises mid-career to senior staff across various functional areas of the program (e.g. regulatory affairs, lab operations, bioinformatics).

Background/Security: U.S. citizenship required; eligible to obtain and maintain a Tier III Investigation/ Secret Clearance.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Qualifications Education Required

Masters or better.

Experience Required

10 years: More than 10 years of experience required.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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