Deputy Director, Mexico Institute

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Nov-23-2021
  • Posted
    Nov 11

Position description

Duties

  • Works closely with the Director in defining and implementing overall strategic/programmatic goals for the Program.
  • Oversees program staff including Program Associates, Program Coordinators, Program Assistants and Interns.
  • Provides administrative direction and oversight of the program activities and coordinates the administrative and research-related activities of the Program.
  • Represents the Mexico Institute at conferences/events with other organizations.
  • Oversees the program initiatives to include Mexican economic competitiveness, energy and natural resources, and security and rule of law. This encompasses determining topics, identifying and contacting speakers, designing the appropriate formats, selecting guests and producing reports.
  • Plans, develops, and chairs conferences, seminars, and meetings.
  • Assists in management of Program fund-raising activities including identifying appropriate foundations, corporations, and individual donors and carries primary responsibility for meeting with representatives of funding agencies, drafting proposals for foundation and corporate funding, and drafting required reports at the conclusion of the grant period for above program activities.
  • Conducts individual research suitable for publication and is responsible for coordinating research and research projects relating to economic competitiveness, energy and natural resources, and security and rule of law. Work will also include identifying building bridges to relevant researchers and research communities working on these areas in both Mexico and the United States.
  • Responsible for the production of publications. Coordinates production of conference reports, working papers, op-eds, and other Mexico Institute publications.  Writes articles to be published on the Mexico Institute website and for Woodrow Wilson Center publications as well as national and international media.
  • Helps organize meetings to explore public policy and other aspects of project work with key stakeholders in the Washington area, including representatives from government agencies, NGOs, the Congress, academia, think tanks, the business community, and others.
  • Serves as Acting Director and takes on overall program management in the Director’s absence from the office, and helps in drafting the budget and overseeing expenditure.

 * The position requires fluency in writing, reading and speaking in Spanish, experience traveling and/or living in Mexico. 

Qualifications

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must complete a background investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • You may be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
  • You must maintain a bank account for direct deposit.
  • You must have a valid Social Security Number to apply.

 

Once the application process is complete, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

* If selected, proof of COVID vaccination will be required.

 

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet the criteria below:

Selective Factors (SF)

  • Professional language proficiency in Spanish (reading, writing, and speaking), and,
  • Previous experience coordinating and chairing scholarly programs, and,
  • Extensive experience in domestic and foreign research. 

Applicants who do not meet the SF(s) will not be eligible for further consideration for this position. This must be supported in your resume / CV. 
 

To minimally qualify for this position, applicants must meet the two criteria below:

  1. Basic Requirement in A, B, or C below:
    A. Degree: Behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position; for example, international relations or political science. (Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study with at least 24 semester hours of behavioral or social science courses); or 
    B. Combination of education and experience that provides knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field; or 
    C. Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

      2.  Specialized Experience described below:

Specialized Experience: One full-time year (12-months) of specialized experience at, or equivalent to Grade 12 (relative to federal and market standards): (1) conducting original research in international history for publication; (2). managing and promoting programmatic initiatives to the public; (3). developing, cultivating, and maintaining partnerships with internal and external stakeholders; (4). conducting program evaluation to recommend changes and/or improvements; and (5). leading teams and providing work and performance feedback.

Advanced degree (e.g., MA, PhD) in Political Science, International Relations, History, Economics or Public Policy related to Mexico, US-Mexico and/or Mexico-North America studies is strongly desirable.  

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

Education Requirements:

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Education

 

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

 

 

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