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Department Manager - State Dept. Work Program with Security Clearance

Company: MITRE Corporation
Location: Princeton
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have bothThat's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges-and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employeesMITRE is different from most technology companiesWe are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we doThe R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformationWe're making a difference every day-working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and worldOur workplace reflects our valuesWe offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growthIf this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE-and make a difference with usDepartment Summary: As part of MITRE's Center for Securing the Homeland , our support to the state depthas grown to a diverse set of projects to include Allied Nation cyber capacity building, enhancing cyber capabilities for partner nations, large IT modernization/acquisition, Conflict observatory, and Data analytics that guides key international partnerships in areas aligned with US interestsWe are seeking a Department Manager to lead and grow the State Department work programThe Department Manager will be responsible for attracting, developing, and retaining an outstanding workforce and forging partnerships with MITRE Labs, MITRE Centers, and academic and industry partners to build a strong organic and softshell team; responsible for our good growth strategy with the state department, and the execution/management of the department's projects by ensuring that our work is most impactful to the missionThe Department manager will serve as a member of the CSH Leadership Team, helping to steer the Department's expertise and innovation to support sponsor missionsRole & Responsibilities:--- Thought and People Leadership: Leads team to develop new technical capabilities and applies those capabilities to address sponsor mission outcomesServes as the direct supervisor for assigned staff and conducts regular performance and development conversationsResponsible for staff advocacy and recognitionProvides compensation recommendationsServes as a resource to guide staff in navigating the MITRE organization and processesBuilds teams, communicates effectively, and maintains good interpersonal relationships to meet division and sponsor outcomesDevelops team and ensures team members can successfully achieve career objectives.--- Impact DrivenFocuses on delivering impact in terms of sponsor mission outcomesEnsures technical quality of department work and deliverables.--- Proactively attract, develop, and support a diverse, geographically distributed workforce that has the expertise and capabilities needed for our partners.--- Exhibits entrepreneurial spirit to proactively grow the portfolio and MITRE's impactEffectively develops new and innovative work.--- Builds strong relationships with the sponsors, collects periodic feedback and continues to monitor the execution of the Department's projects.--- Builds diverse, and inclusive team through hiring and team development.--- Exemplifies MITRE Cultural/Behavioral Attributes: Speed, Risk-taking, Adaptability, Grace and Respect, and CollaborationFocus on delivering results in terms of both center strategy objectives and sponsor mission outcomes.--- Effectively manages human capital (MITRE Technical Staff) in developing statements of workWorks with finance to obtain project cost proposalsEngages legal for non-disclosure agreements and conflict of interest reviewWorks with contracting managers on contracting actions needed on task order awardsWorks with Operations on staff planningLeverages technology resources (e.g., MITRE labs, intellectual property, etc.) to enhance portfolio projects and in hosting sponsor events.--- Cultivate an environment of innovation, technical leadership, teamwork, camaraderie, and technical quality across this wide geography.--- Support, coordinate, and partner with Group Leaders to mentor and grow the Department's teamEnsure staff are aligned to high priority work that demonstrates their strengths, recognize staff for their accomplishments, and work with under-performing staffWork with staff to take on greater technical and leadership roles.--- Encourage and support staff to propose, create, develop, and apply innovative solutions on direct projects and MITRE research.--- Ensure high technical quality of work products.--- Ensure strong execution excellence.--- Serve as a primary point of contact for Sponsor interacts and the development of Sponsor relationshipsBasic Qualifications:--- Requires a minimum of 12 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 10 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD with 7 years' experience; or equivalent combination of related education and work experience.
* Demonstrated examples of leadership experience in a professional environment (e.g., Building a new work program, developing cross-cutting partnerships between MITRE Labs and FFRDCs, inspiring staff to achieve career aspirations and expand their and business roles).
* Demonstrated ability to take risk and lead work with partial insights.
* This position has an on-site requirement of 5 days a week on-site Our culture is a tangible asset that endures through our people and leadersAt MITRE, our leaders must also demonstrate and continually develop a consistent set of shared Leadership Competencies:--- Lead with a Strategic Mindset: Drives alignment across MITRE to achieve our mission by engaging across and beyond the enterprise, making and executing decisions, and activating the Good Growth Strategy.
* Create Value: Takes a broad approach to solving complex problems using a national and global lensUnleashes the full capabilities of our people in a relentless pursuit of innovative solutions that are scalable, equitable, transferable, and sustainable.
* Cultivate Inclusion: Creates an environment and opportunities, built on trust, where people can be their whole authentic self, feeling welcomed, supported, engaged, and respected for who they are and what they contribute to the organizationEmbraces and engages all dimensions of diversity to exponentially expand MITRE's impact in solving problems for a safer world.
* Communicate for Impact: Conveys powerful messages tailored to the unique needs of stakeholders-and desired outcomes-in a style that engages and inspires actionExemplifies active listening to foster collaboration, understanding, and alignment.
* Commit to Action and Outcomes: Holds self and others accountable for acting on and achieving established objectivesExemplifies cultural attributes while executing and delivering impactful outcomesThis requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):
Top Secret/SCI This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):
Top Secret Salary compensation range and midpoint:
$182,000 - $227,500 - $273,000 Annual Work Location Type:
Onsite MITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employerMITRE recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of age; ancestry; color; family medical or genetic information; gender identity and expression; marital, military, or veteran status; national and ethnic origin; physical or mental disability; political affiliation; pregnancy; race; religion; sex; sexual orientation; and any other protected characteristicsFor further information please visit the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency MITRE intends to maintain a website that is fully accessible to all individualsIf you are unable to search or apply for jobs and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of MITRE's employment process, please email Copyright - 2024, The MITRE CorporationAll rights reservedMITRE is a registered trademark of The MITRE CorporationMaterial on this site may be copied and distributed with permission onlyBenefits information may be found here

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