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Senior Innovation Strategist

Company: Guidehouse
Location: Fairfax
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit .

Guidehouse supports a large, innovative federal government program in their Innovation and External Outreach strategy development and implementation. We are looking for a highly motivated Innovation Strategy professional with Program Management experience to join our team and play a leading role in enabling the program to maintain an edge to execute its highly impactful mission.Guidehouse contributes to the program's innovation team's culture and mindset within the program to shepherd new capabilities from introduction to adoption and through maturity. Team members will work with various internal elements of the program as well as external stakeholders via a forum called the Innovation Working Group (IWG). The IWG is a Shark Tank-like quarterly meeting where innovators from within the program present ideas to program leadership for approval and funding. The innovation team works with innovators from the time they submit their idea though prototyping and initial delivery to formal inclusion in the program's toolkit. -The core responsibilities of team members include:

  • Working with the chief and d/chief for innovation to execute all aspects of the innovation mission and take action to keep the various capability explorations moving forward
  • Perform capability exploration for tools and methodologies that would benefit the program; this includes working closely with the internal elements of the program to understand challenges and research on external capabilities that may address these challenges
  • Perform due diligence on external capabilities that are identified; this includes external research and compliance with internal due diligence processes
  • Conduct external outreach to partners to identify, socialize, and facilities the adoption of capabilities beneficial to the program
    • Identify full spectrum of capabilities (knowledge, skillsets, and methodologies) that can potentially be applied to the program
    • -Identify inventors and early adopters of new and emerging technologies - particularly in the areas of analysis and finance
    • Champion various internal and external innovation efforts for the program
      • Following the identification of a capability, work closely with program elements to overcome any obstacle to adoption
      • Work closely with IWG proposal teams to mentor them on the innovation process and shepherd their ideas from inception through prototyping and delivery
      • Liaise with various stakeholders both within and outside the program to enable a smooth adoption of new capabilities

        The following qualifications are REQUIRED to be considered for this role:
        • An ACTIVE and CURRENT TS/SCI clearance with a FULL SCOPE (or Lifestyle) polygraph
        • Minimum years of experience: Three (3)+ years
        • Degree(s) Preferred: Bachelor's degree -The following skills/knowledge/experience is preferred: -Program Management Experience
          • Technical Experience (e.g. RF, analysis tools, etc)
          • Personal integrity and leadership by example, with a track record of working well without close supervision and the ability to effectively deal with peers, subordinates, and senior colleagues, including those from other government agencies
          • Track record of flexibility and the ability to thrive in fast-paced environments
          • Innovative mindset; resolve to support innovative ideas even in the face of obstacles and potential resistance from stakeholders
          • Proactive approach to work; taking initiative to identify and execute tasks with a Program Management rigor that furthers the innovation team's missionDesired Experience:
            • Strong communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills; critical thinking skills; and attention to detail
            • Strong problem-solving skills
            • Ability to manage a large portfolio and work with little oversight
            • Ability to prioritize, track, and handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
            • Experience with research and industry outreach
            • Deep technical experience
            • Experience with key program partners
            • Experience with the program
            • Experience with JIRA, Confluence, Microsoft suite, technical experience, Innovation Certifications, Program Management Professional Certification
              Additional Requirements

              The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described. There are no sponsorships available for this position. -

              About GuidehouseGuidehouse -is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation. -Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco. -If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact -Guidehouse -Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at -. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation. -Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee. -Rewards and BenefitsGuidehouse -offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace. -Benefits include:
              Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision InsurancePersonal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid HolidaysPosition may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonusParental Leave and Adoption Assistance401(k) Retirement PlanBasic Life & Supplemental LifeHealth Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending AccountsShort-Term & Long-Term DisabilityTuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning OpportunitiesSkills Development & CertificationsEmployee Referral ProgramCorporate Sponsored Events & Community OutreachEmergency Back-Up Childcare Program

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