The Consortium of Universities
Industry, Gov., Consulting
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
About the Organization
Founded in 1964, the
Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area (the
Consortium) is a non-profit educational association committed to
the advancement of higher education in the region. The Consortium
furnishes a platform for members to share resources and cooperate
for the benefit of students, faculty, and community and provides
leadership on matters related to higher education in local, state,
and national governments. It is comprised of 13 universities and
one college: American University, The Catholic University of
America, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Gallaudet University,
George Mason University, The George Washington University,
Georgetown University, Howard University, Marymount University,
National Defense University, National Intelligence University,
Trinity Washington University, University of the District of
Columbia, and University of Maryland.
About the Job
The Consortium is seeking a
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives to be responsible for all
Consortium efforts regarding collaborative academically- related
programs, research initiatives, services, grants, and partnerships
among or on behalf of member institutions.
- Direct the Consortium Research
Fellows Program (CRFP) with Department of Defense research
laboratories. Supervise all CRFP employees and staff affiliated
with the CRFP, and supervise student recruitment. Serve as liaison
with Department of Defense and its affiliated research
laboratories. Serve as Principal Investigator on all CRFP research
grants and contracts. Continually seek new sources of funding for
- Direct the U.S. Institute of Peace
(USIP) Research Assistantship Program, including contract
management, student recruitment and supervision. Serve as liaison
to the USIP.
- Develop new contractual
opportunities for Consortium students to obtain experience in a
diversity of federal agencies and corporations to diversify
disciplinary participation as well as revenue sources.
- Supervise cooperative projects with
local organizations, such as the Economic Club and Cosmos Club
- Convene the chief academic officers,
chief research officers, academic deans, registrars, enrollment
management directors, and financial aid directors from Consortium
- Develop marketing strategies for the
various cooperative strategies.
- Develop relevant databases related
to cooperative programs for tracking and reporting.
- Coordinate collaborative Consortium
responses to various RFI/RFP opportunities presented by the
District or federal governments.
- Other duties as assigned by the
President and CEO.
- Terminal degree in social science or
STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics)
- Academic rank of professor or
equivalent position or credentials
- Extensive history of grant or
contract funded research; experience collaborating with federal
research laboratory preferred
- 10 years administrative experience
with at least 5 years personnel supervision demonstrating effective
management, oversight and leadership
- Strong interpersonal communication
skills across a wide range of audiences
- Ability to travel occasionally for
site visits and student/employee supervision
please email cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by
October 4, 2013.