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The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Associate Director for Management (ADM).  This is a career Federal position in the Senior Executive Service.  See “Duties” section for a list of the major responsibilities.

As part of the SES at NIH, you will be among a group of highly skilled executives, contributing to one of the most important missions in the Federal government:  improving the health of the Nation and saving lives.

Applicants must submit application materials ELECTRONICALLY by the Closing Date of the announcement (11:59 p.m. EST) to the following email address:


The position of Associate Director for Management (ADM),National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), offers a unique and exciting opportunity to serve as a key member of the NIDCR leadership team and be the primary advisor to the NIDCR Director and the senior managers of the Institute on key legislative, regulatory, and policy developments that directly affect the business management and administrative operations of the Institute. 

The Associate Director for Management coordinates administrative activities and works to ensure that all divisions, labs, offices and branches within the Institute function seamlessly.

He/she provides guidance to senior program and scientific staff on human and financial resource utilization, administrative management,infrastructure, technology transfer, ethics, and human capital issues to support and advance the achievement of the Institute’s mission.

The ADM builds organization capability through the development and implementation of effective hiring and development strategies and continuously strives to incorporate new ideas and information into NIDCR policies and procedures. 

He/she is skilled at presenting ideas and innovative solutions, taking into account input and opinions from key stakeholders.

The ADM also serves as a role model for the institute,demonstrating integrity and fairness, and adhering in work and behavior to the highest ethical and business practice standards.

The Institute has a staff of approximately 570 people with an annual budget of approximately $410 million.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • A Relocation Incentive may be authorized subject to individual approval.