Job Overview


About the Agency

The Director of the Kluge Center and Scholarly Programs at the Library coordinates and promotes activities that support scholars doing intensive research at the Library of Congress.  The Director reports directly to the Librarian of Congress, works closely with the Associate Librarian for Library Services, and provides the Librarian with scholarly evaluations and program recommendations.  The Director is responsible for fundraising efforts for fellowships, recruiting visiting scholars and oversight of the Council of Scholars for the Kluge Center.  The Director is responsible for relating its members broadly with the personnel and programs of the center; and with the Library particularly with substantive curators and the scholars on the Library's staff.  The Director is also responsible for suggesting to the Librarian formal and informal ways of relating distinguished visiting scholars to Members of Congress. 

This position is located in the Office of the Kluge Center and Scholarly Programs, Library of Congress.

The position description number for this position is 313103.

This position has no promotion potential.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position may work a flextime work schedule.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement. 


The Director for the Kluge Center and Scholarly Programs has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the scholarly programs or operations.  Responsible for the direction and management of the Kluge Center and for public programs at the Library that present scholarly content.  Provides direction to the programs by identifying and recommending major individual scholars and/or research projects suitable for the Library to undertake and/or to invite to special scholarly events.  Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and recommends actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as needed.

Supervises the staff of the Office of Scholarly Programs, as well as resident scholars, corporate or academic interns, paid interns, contracted experts, and consultants which include responsibility for public outreach and selection processes for fellows and scholars.   Establishes performance expectations, which are clearly communicated.  Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers related to work and policy matters. Takes personnel actions as necessary.

Initiates and maintains relationships with Congress, foundations and other public and private agencies which can provide support for scholarly fellowship and endeavors.  Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, executives of major corporations, and distinguished members of the public.  Establish and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with the Library of Congress department management and officials, other government agencies, and national and international institutions of education and culture with related interests, in order to advance the programs and objectives of the Library of Congress and the Office of the Scholarly Programs.

Counsels senior management staff and officials at multiple levels of the Library of Congress; senior staff of other Federal, state, and local government agencies; and private sector clients and vendors on agency matters.

Develops, plans, and implements policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs. Formulate new policies and program objectives that have a broad or long-range impact on the quality of scholarly programs and operations.