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VP Life at the Extremes

Company: Publishing, Washington, DC
Location: Washington
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Job Description:

Reporting to the Executive Vice President & Chief Scientist, the Vice President has strategic and operational oversight for projects that fall under the Life at the Extremes initiative, including directing the development of annual plans, impact evaluation, budget oversight and partner management. The Vice President is expected to play a leadership role across the organization to maximize outcomes, and s/he will work with all departments of the organization to build collaborative workplans that leverage the organization’s full complement of strengths. Job Description Responsibilities Program Leadership and Management: (50%) Ensure programs are being designed to meet organizational objectives, identifying clear measures of success and ambitious, attainable timelines for deliverables. Demonstrate consistent quality of budgeting, reporting, communications, systems, and recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve organizational goals. Manage and mentor high functioning teams of programmatic staff. Work with staff to ensure consistent, high-quality program management, including development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. Provide leadership in the development of intra-team communication and cohesiveness, supporting staff and cultivating a culture of empowerment and accountability. Represent Life at the Extremes with internal executive leadership, as well as externally at conferences and events. Strategy: (30%) Build and lead strategy for high-impact projects within the Life at the Extremes portfolio. Oversee the assessment, development, and operations of all project within the Initiative, and regularly evaluate the portfolio to meet and exceed organization and partner objectives. Provide thought leadership and support in the design of programmatic strategy and leverage expertise and knowledge base of teams of experts both internal and external to the organization. Provide clear communication and data to support all recommendations. Stay abreast of trends and competitors in relevant fields making strategic and tactical recommendations for setting or changing programmatic direction. Identify key opportunities for amplifying program objectives. Oversee efforts to increase awareness of program and associated outcomes. Partnership: (20%) Work closely with Company Society’s Partnerships team to ensure regular and consistent communication with the primary funding partner. Develop strong working relationships across Company Partners (NGP), the media platforms of Company, and NGS to create a dynamic network that cultivates innovation and team development. Work across Society divisions and external teams to maximize program impact and reach. Identify, cultivate and maintain productive, ongoing relationships with high-impact communities and partners, building trust, credibility, and goodwill both internally and externally. Identify key opportunities for amplifying Life at the Extremes objectives, and oversee efforts to increase awareness of programs and associated outcomes. Minimum Education Bachelor's required, advanced degree preferred. Minimum Years and Type of Experience 10+ years with a strong background in science and experience managing teams in highly strategic roles. Background in climate science or related is required. Knowledge and Skill Requirements (to include software, licenses, certifications, etc.) Excellent coordination, communication, problem-solving, organizational, leadership, coaching and supervisor skills. Strong writing and oral communication skills. Exceptional professionalism and ability to remain calm under pressure. Demonstrate ability to anticipate problems and find creative solutions to challenging situations. Candidate needs to have the ability to perform in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and work with individuals and groups at all levels. It is imperative to work as part of a team. Focused on quality, and detail-oriented. High analytical skills, be able to see patterns, be a fast thinker and a good decision maker.

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