Lead and manage research department of approximately 200 research scientists and analysts and 100-150 adjunct staff in a matrixed organization across four major sites. Develop and execute long-run strategic vision for the department and oversee all day-to-day operations. Collaborate with all business units to hire, retain, and develop top research talent to support their workforce needs. Develop annual business plan and manage department budgets (e.g., management labor, acculturation and onboarding, staff development, strategic gap coverage). Position is resourced at 65% time and is a 5-year renewable term. Position includes matching AA support. Position reports to VP Global Research Talent. 35% of the position time will be spend on research projects.
Major responsibilities include:
Promote efficiency and effectiveness of internal labor market by leveraging information, technology, and networks to broker matches between individuals and projects.
Facilitate the selection and training of rotating 3-year term associate directors across three major offices.
Participate in and work closely with VP GRT to set agenda of bimonthly council meetings.
Engage in annual unit business planning process to provide key support and inputs to GRT, units, and CFO’s office to develop annual unit-level workforce plans and to set hiring targets.
Provide input and support to key corporate strategic initiatives especially those that relate to the key objectives of increasing agility, innovation, profile, and impact.
Senior researcher, minimum 8 years’ experience with demonstrated record of broad institutional contributions and proven ability to leverage RAND’s research matrix particularly in the areas of people management and leadership of strategic initiatives; developing and managing cross-disciplinary teams; business development, managing client relationships, and project leadership across a range of business units and funding vehicles (e.g., contracts, grants, private sector); strong people management and interpersonal skills; and strong working relationships with top leadership.
Master's or PhD in Engineering, Management Sciences, Operations Research, Physical Sciences, Information Science, Applied Mathematics or other related fields.
Minimum of 8 years’ experience.
Santa Monica, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; Arlington, VA