Management and Coordination
Organizes, plans, manages, and coordinates work of staff across multiple projects, within the Education Program.
Establishes program plans and priorities, develops program budget, allocates resources, and assigns staff to carry out program activities.
Manages Education Program employees; interviews, screens, selects and recommends applicants for vacant positions within the program; evaluates employee performance and makes recommendations for promotions, performance increases or disciplinary action to senior management.
Advises senior management on programmatic and administrative matters.
Organizes, allocates, and manages financial resources of the program and recommends and oversees consultant subcontracts, major purchases, or other external commitments of the organization's resources.
Establishes and defines standards of quality in program activities and products and ensures that all standards, deadlines, and contract specifications are met.
Acts on the management, budget, and personnel recommendations of subordinate managers.
Research, Writing and Information Dissemination
Independently anticipates emerging issues and interprets policy developments, assesses their importance to the states and legislatures, and initiates research, technical assistance or other appropriate program efforts in response.
Reviews, edits, and critiques the substance and quality of research and writing assignments of subordinate staff.
Manages, delegates or personally handles a wide range of research and writing tasks often involving sophisticated analysis and interpretation of political nuances.
Meetings, Seminars, and Technical Assistance
Manages, delegates or personally handles the most complex meetings and seminars and coordinates the work of subordinate professional staff.
Plans, assigns, reviews, and coordinates complex state legislative technical assistance efforts, sometimes requiring sensitive political judgments, a high degree of responsiveness to constituents, and a mature sense of organization priorities and concerns.
Assigns, trains, directs, and manages the work of Education Program staff who staff committees, task forces, working groups, advisory groups and focus groups.
Identifies and develops resources to carry out the program's activities and functions.
Coordinates with other program units and other organizations to develop proposals and demonstration projects to carry out crosscutting activities.
Provides fundraising leadership for the Education Program; manages, directs, and oversees the fundraising efforts of program staff and personally handles sensitive negotiations and high-level contacts with potential funding agencies.
Maintains an extensive network of federal agency, foundation, private sector, and interest group relationships with personal contacts at the highest level.
Performs other responsibilities as needed.
On a continuing basis, plans, assigns and reviews the work of managerial, supervisory, professional, and support staff involved in multiple projects or activities for the Education Program. Makes recommendations for personnel actions (i.e. hiring, salary, promotions, dismissal) to a Division Director.