Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

The position advises and participates with the Deputy Director and Director to develop and implement administrative and management policies and plans. This includes long-range program plans, and logistics support for the program objectives of the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The position directs all administrative management functions to support Museum operations. These include management, budget, financial operations, procurement, personnel, equal employment, information technology, facility and safety operations, and business program relations.

Duties

1. Serves as principal advisor to the Deputy Director and Director on long- and short-range program planning and allocation of museum resources. Collaborates with the Deputy Director and Director in the development or modification of policies and plans for the Museum. Takes the lead in the development of resource plans and policies to guide budget formulation and personnel allocations required to implement decisions on program direction and emphasis. Maintains close working relationships with other Associate Directors and comparable functionaries to ensure integration of short- and long-range plans with resource availability.

2. Collaborates with the Deputy Director and Director on establishing standards and dealing with issues related to management, budget, financial operations, procurement, personnel, equal employment, information technology, facility and safety operations, and business programs liaison.

3. Directs Museum planning, development and execution of a variety of administrative management programs and initiatives. This includes formulating program goals and objectives and issuing policy guidelines. Develops and monitors short- and long-range program plans. Policy recommendations and decisions normally impact focus, budget, staffing and organization.

4. Oversees the development, justification, execution and control of the NMAH federal and trust budgets. Ensures compliance with Federal and Institution financial management policies and procedures. Ensures adequate control systems are in place to monitor expenses and budget limitations.

5. Directs, through subordinate supervisors, a staff of approximately 25 technical, administrative and support employees. Coordinates Management and Museum Services staff to ensure quality performance, consistent with program emphases and overall priorities. Develops and implements operating policies, standards and procedures. Develops performance standards for subordinate managers and evaluates their performance. Reviews and approves recommendations for personnel actions; acts to resolve major personnel problems. Develops, implements and monitors policies to facilitate staff development, labor relations, and equal employment opportunity. Develops and implements a comprehensive affirmative action program to achieve cultural diversity among staff.

6. Represents the Deputy Director and Director as required at a variety of meetings and conferences, with delegated authority to commit Museum resources or make decisions affecting Museum operations. As designated, acts as Museum Director, assuming full authority and responsibility for the overall management of the Museum. Serves on SI-wide committees to provide both Museum perspective on major issues and expert input to policy, procedures and system development.