As the Associate Director for Learning and Career Development Staff, the incumbent is
responsible for the development and executive management of a scientific and regulatory
professional development and training program to support the varied OND specific
staff/workforce development needs. Formulates the policies and operational philosophy
to effectively implement a multi-disciplinary scientific and executive leadership
development program specific to the needs of OND.
Serves as an expert in professional development, organizational development, behavioral
systems and training, and change management and applies these concepts to the OND
Learning and Career Development Program. These initiatives involve strategic long-term
planning and forecasting to improve organizational problem solving and processes
through a more effective and collaborative management/leadership with a special
emphasis on the culture of the work teams.
Serves as the principal advisor to the Office Director on all matters concerning Learning
and Career Development Staff. The OND professional development and training
program enables an effective response to the dynamic nature of drug development and
regulated industry on state of the art, novel, and scientific initiatives including those of
congressional interest such as oncology, rare diseases and drug safety;
maximizes the capabilities of OND staff and contributes significantly to raise their level
of competency to enhance professional credibility in the scientific community and as well
as enhance career development and job satisfaction. Advises and negotiates with senior
level Office/Center management regarding sensitive or controversial issues in relation to
the OND professional development and training program.