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    The Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services is a member of the Director’s senior leadership team, advising the Director on strategic issues and matters affecting the entire organization and is the principal executive officer responsible for partnerships w/industry including the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Office of Advanced Manufacturing, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, Technology Partnerships Office and Small Business Innovation Research Program.  

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    The Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services (ADIIS) is a member of the Director’s senior leadership team, advising the Director on strategic issues and matters affecting the entire organization and is the principal executive officer responsible for partnerships with industry including the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program, the Office of Advanced Manufacturing, and the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.  The ADIIS has the responsibility to oversee NIST’s and the federal inter-agency technology transfer activities through the Technology Partnerships Office, NIST’s Office of Research and Technology Applications.

    The ADIIS works closely with the Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP) to enhance coordination between NIST’s extramural partnership programs and the intramural laboratory programs to amplify the impact of the scientific research and with the Associate Director for Management Resources (ADMR) to ensure efficient and effective collaboration with operations, personnel, financial and budget, procurement and grants management services.

    The ADIIS represents NIST to the Department of Commerce, the Office of Management and Budget, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Congress and similar entities on matters pertaining to these programs.  The incumbent supervises subordinate executives who manage NIST’s extramural and industrial programs.  Specific responsibilities include:

    • Serves as the primary point of contact within the Director’s Office for NIST industrial support programs;
    • Responsible for budget formulation and programmatic and operational direction of the industrial partnership programs;
    • The diffusion of NIST technical expertise through the extramural programs and academic technology transfer organizations utilizing business incubators, research parks and technology-based economic development programs amongst the various states;
    • Serving as liaison with the Department of Commerce (DoC) on manufacturing innovation agendas;
    • Improving safety management in extramural programs;
    • Coordinating interagency and outreach activities; and,
    • Representing NIST and its extramural and industrial partnership programs to external audiences.

    The ADIIS is responsible for maintaining collaborative relationships with the Department within the scope of his/her responsibilities. The ADIIS represents the Director and the Institute with senior Administration officials, Congress, other Federal agencies, industry leaders, state and local governments, and national and international organizations on matters affecting general fields of NIST responsibilities and competence.  

    The ADIIS carries out other assignments and manages special programs as assigned by the Director.

    The position requires judgment, initiative, creativity, and leadership. The incumbent must be sensitive to the needs of the staff and must maintain the morale and spirit of cooperation necessary for effective team efforts. He/she instills mutual trust and confidence, creates a culture that fosters high standards of ethics, and demonstrates a sense of corporate responsibility and commitment to public service. It is essential that the incumbent of this position be able to communicate effectively in order to arrive at reasoned decisions.

    The incumbent must have business acumen and be customer-focused as NIST works with many different customers, spanning diverse areas of industry, government, and academia.  In managing NIST industrial and extramural programs and resources, the incumbent must be informed on national and international economic, political, technological, demographic, social, or environmental factors which might affect its customers, and is prepared to readjust priorities based on pressing and/or changing client demands. He/she is committed to continuous improvement of services, processes, and operations, including ensuring the safety, financial integrity and security of people, programs and systems.  The incumbent is mindful of the benefits of a workplace that values diversity.

    The incumbent must maintain extensive contacts with many different sectors of industry, academia, and government. The incumbent must exercise excellent judgment concerning the initiation of cooperative agreements and carefully evaluate proposed agreements in relation to statutory requirements and ensure their proper balance with existing priorities and programs at NIST. The effective accomplishment of these responsibilities demand demonstrated leadership and achievement in planning, developing and managing programs and formulating and implementing policies.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional to frequent travel may be required.

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