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    The National Archives and Records Administration invites applications for the position of Executive Director of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). The NHPRC promotes the preservation and publication of American historical records by public and private institutions through its grants and educational programs. The commission includes representatives of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the Federal government as well as representatives of professional associations.

    This is an excepted service position within the Federal government. The salary range for the position is $131,767 - $158,120 per annum.
    Detailed information about the NHPRC is available at http://www.archives.gov/


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    The Executive Director of the NHPRC works closely with the Archivist of the United States, who chairs the Commission, on NHPRC-related issues. The Executive Director serves as a principal contact for the National Archives with the archival and documentary editing communities.

    The Executive Director works with leaders of the profession, including officers of the key professional associations, the SAA, NAGARA, CoSA, AASLH, ADE, AHA, OAH, regional archival associations, members of these professions, and with other historical, library, and genealogical organizations, and incorporates their insights when devising strategic plans for the Commission and strategic initiatives for the Commission's grant programs. The Executive Director is an effective spokesperson for the NHPRC with NARA senior staff and, when appropriate, with OMB and members of Congress and Congressional staff. The Executive Director maintains an active schedule of participation in professional associations/meetings and articulates the Commission's mission and vision through multiple written and verbal means.

    The Executive Director works with the members of the Commission and the NHPRC program staff during each grant cycle to articulate and clarify the mission, vision, and purpose of the NHPRC and its grant programs. The Executive Director ensures that the NHPRC remains engaged with grant applicants and grantees as it enhances its programs and procedures to better serve the American people.

    The Executive Director is an active participant in the Federal Grants community, serving on the Federal Grants Executive Board and other bodies that plan for and implement federal grant policies, procedures, and standards.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    United States Citizens

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