The Director of Education Programs (DEP) provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the full suite of Udall Foundation education programs and initiatives, including Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, Native American Congressional Internships, Morris K. Udall and John S. McCain Graduate Fellowships, and the Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus program.
The DEP oversees all aspects of education program implementation and strategies for growth and improvement, including program planning, design, development, and evaluation. Major duties of the DEP position include:
Developing and overseeing annual operations and long-term strategies for the Scholarship, Internship, Fellowship, and Parks in Focus programs;
Managing, mentoring, and evaluating performance of Education program professional staff, including two full-time Program Managers;
Defining financial management needs and budgetary mechanisms for execution of education programs, in coordination with the Director of Finance and Operations;
Overseeing development of high-quality communications content, including for web- and social-media based platforms and in coordination with Udall Foundation communications programs and protocols, that promotes the education programs;
Liaising with the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy and Native Nations Institute on educational issues, such as implementation of the Internship program;
Developing, managing, and maintaining relationships with faculty and staff at colleges and universities, including for Scholarship and Internship recruitment, application, and selection;
Cultivating and sustaining relationships with education program alumni, including identifying mentors and facilitators for the annual Scholars' orientation;
Serving as the Udall Foundation's principal external representative and spokesperson for its education programs, and identifying potential new partnerships and stakeholder audiences;
Enforcing appropriate internal controls and ensuring that programs adhere to the laws, rules, regulations, and policies of the Federal Government and the Board of Trustees, including through the provision of reports on education program activities to the Board as requested; and
Fostering a mission-focused culture that reflects the Udall Foundation's values of Civility, Integrity, and Consensus.
The DEP reports to the Udall Foundation Executive Director and participates as a member of the Leadership Team, which includes the Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel, Director of Finance and Operations, Director of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, and Director of the Washington D.C. Office.
All Udall Foundation employees are full-time, permanent, excepted service positions within the Federal workforce. The DEP position is equivalent to a GS-14/15 General Schedule position, depending on experience and education, with a salary range beginning at $108,960. Relocation expenses may be paid in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations for new or current Federal employees.
The DEP position is located at the Udall Foundation's Tucson, AZ headquarters; alternate duty stations are not permitted.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
15 - AD-15
Job family (Series)
0340 Program Management
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position. The successful candidate will be subject to a background/suitability investigation. All Udall Foundation employees are required to have payments made by direct deposit.
At least five (5) years of program management experience, with demonstrated success in:
Directing or leading programs of moderate complexity;
Developing and managing budgets;
Monitoring and evaluating program outcomes;
Guiding or contributing to strategic planning efforts; and
Leading, mentoring, managing, and evaluating staff.
An ability to work effectively under deadlines, and to delegate assignments while maintaining oversight over key areas of responsibility.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication practices, techniques, and methods to facilitate interactions with key stakeholders, such as government officials, university and college administrators and professionals, student organizations, and Tribal governments and organizations.
Experience in one or more of the following areas: undergraduate, graduate, or student internship recruitment; undergraduate or graduate advising; operation of competitive scholarship, internship, or fellowship programs; alumni development; or educational and/or governance issues that impact Native Nations.
Demonstrated leadership skills, as characterized by the ability to contribute to a common organizational vision, communicate and listen effectively, and engage and inspire others.
A facilitative management style that emphasizes teamwork, communication, collegiality, flexibility, and perspective.
Competency with customary office technology such as MS Office, spreadsheets and databases, and web- and social media-based platforms.
Graduate or Professional degree.
Management experience directly related to competitive scholarship, internship, or fellowship programs, particularly at national or international scales.
Prior Federal employment and/or demonstrated knowledge of Federal regulations (e.g., performance management, Federal acquisition regulations).
Bachelor's degree required; Graduate or Professional degree preferred.
Employment with the Udall Foundation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in a Federal retirement system. To find out more about benefits offered to Federal employees, please visit https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.
EEO Policy Statement: The Udall Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, status as a parent, lawful political affiliation, marital status, physical/mental disability (if not a job factor), membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation: The Udall Foundation provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should notify the point of contact on this vacancy announcement if a reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application and hiring process.
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Signature: Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or that you are exempt from doing so under the Selective Service Law.
Financial Disclosure: All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct. This position requires the filing of an OGE 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure form.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Application materials received in full by the announcement closing date will be given full consideration.
Your application will be evaluated on the basis of: (1) your resume, which should reflect the quality and extent of your accomplishments, experience, and education relevant to the responsibilities and general qualifications of the position; (2) your cover letter, which should summarize your interest in and qualifications for the position; and (3) your references, for those candidates advancing to the interview stage.
Evaluation of your application will be based on the information you supply. The materials you submit will not be returned; send only those materials needed to evaluate your application. After preliminary review of applications, the best-qualified candidates may be invited for one or more interviews, which may occur by telephone, video, or in person. Those candidates selected for interviews should expect that performance, suitability, and security information will be verified from reference checks and that information will be taken into account in making employment offers. A decision to fill the vacancy is expected within 60 days after the end of the job announcement period.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
(1) Cover letter; (2) resume; (3) contact information for three professional references. Current Federal employees should also send (4) a copy of their current SF-50.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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