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    The Deputy Director, National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), is responsible for assisting and participating with the Director and the senior leadership team in the overall planning, development, and management of all programs and activities of the Museum. The incumbent has direct supervision and oversight of the following departments or offices: Museum Advancement, Administration, Financial Planning, and the Executive Planning Office. 

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    The incumbent participates with the Director in providing executive leadership and direction to all departments or offices of the Museum in the planning, development and management of museum programs and operations. Helps formulate strategic goals and objectives, and issues policy guidelines for museum operations. Monitors program plans covering all aspects of museum operations, beyond the departments that the incumbent directly supervises. In the absence of the Director, or with the Director’s delegated authority, makes policy decisions concerning all facets of the Museum's operations including budget, staffing, organization, and program and building management. Together with the Director, oversees and guides the Museum’s long-term strategic planning, ensuring alignment with the strategic goals and direction of the Institution at large.

    With oversight responsibility for the Executive Planning Office, the incumbent, together with NMAI’s senior management team, reviews and evaluates proposals for all new programs or activities, or major shifts or expansions in existing programs, across the Museum. Recommends approval or disapproval of such proposals based on the strength of the proposals as well as financial and personnel considerations, and provides leadership and guidance on improving proposed programs as they move through NMAI’s Business Process. The incumbent continually evaluates program operations and initiates or directs staff to conduct management studies, or employ other evaluative tools, to achieve improvement.

    The incumbent directs and coordinates the activities of subordinate offices and assists the Director in managing other offices and staff across the Museum. Develops and implements operating policy, standards, and procedures to assure continued high quality work performance. Develops and monitors internal policies and practices to achieve management objectives in areas such as labor and employee relations and equal employment opportunity. Reviews and approves recommendations for personnel actions affecting key subordinates and acts on significant personnel problems referred by subordinate supervisors. In the Director’s absence or direction, reviews and approves recommendations for personnel actions across the Museum. Initiates or directs other staff to conduct major studies and evaluations to improve organizational structure, staffing and employment performance. Ensures that subordinate supervisors effectively carry out their responsibilities, including assignment and review of work, performance management, leave administration, employee development, and resolution of labor/employee relations issues.

    With managerial oversight of NMAI’s Museum Advancement group, the incumbent ensures coordination among advancement priorities and other activities of the Museum, including exhibition and project management, planning goals and objectives, and top priorities of the Director.  The incumbent supports and directs fundraising efforts on behalf of the Director but does not make specific fundraising requests to donors. The incumbent explores and develops joint programs and initiatives involving Native organizations, colleges and universities, cultural centers, federal agencies, and other Smithsonian offices. The incumbent represents the Museum and/or the Director in related interactions. The incumbent also serves as a primary liaison with NMAI's Board of Trustees and the NMAI-NY Board of Directors, working closely with both boards in the development and tracking of strategic plans, broad operating objectives and policies, and overall fundraising goals and priorities. Oversees the work of subordinate staff involved in the preparation of board meetings, including drafting agendas and ensuring all logistical arrangements have been made.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory status


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513152000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.