Head of Programs

  • The MITRE Corporation
  • McLean, VA, USA
  • Nov 09, 2020
[Information Technology]

Job Description

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges-and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day-working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE-and make a difference with us.MITRE is seeking a Head of Programs to manage MITRE Engenuity's program offerings. Harnessing MITRE's 60 years of R&D discipline, we know how to mobilize quickly and act on the hardest problems to create a safer world. Managed under MITRE's Accelerator organization, our nonprofit foundation, MITRE Engenuity (ME), is dedicated to solving problems for a safer world by accelerating innovation with industry in the public interest.We're driven by research and technology to improve the security, safety and resilience of the industries that make up our critical infrastructure, like finance, telecommunications and healthcare. But Engenuity's solutions don't just benefit a single company; they drive innovation that changes industries and become global standards.The Head of Programs will report to the VP, MITRE Acclerator and will be responsible for the cultivating, implementing, and scaling current and new program offerings with a focus on generational impact. This will be attained by facilitating strategic, collaborative thinking with the program teams, exceptional execution of programs measured by cost, schedule, and performance), and improving and enhancing impact of program offerings over time.This is an exciting new role for a seasoned executive with a demonstrated track record of results. They must have a strategic mindset and be able to lead and develop their team in a matrixed environment.Main responsibilities include: + Lead the coordinated organization, direction, and implementation of MITRE Engenuity's program strategy ensuring successful delivery and the highest possible value to the organization(s) and public good.+ Collaborate closely with the Head of Development to transition offerings from development to execution and delivery.+ Ensure programs are in continual alignment with the strategy, customer needs, and ongoing market adjustments.+ Tracking and monitoring to ensure program execution, customer satisfaction, and impact.+ Design evaluation strategies to identify areas of improvement and to ensure value and quality of offerings.+ Communicates sponsor strategic outcomes, milestones, and accomplishments to all staff associated within the work program.+ Shapes the workforce to deliver high-value, high-impact work, including ensuring that staffing levels are maintained for critical skills and that the right people are placed in the right jobs.+ Accountable for staff development-recruiting, hiring, coaching, performance management, development, and salary administration.+ Manage and accountable for budget related to program delivery.+ Keep senior management informed with detailed and accurate communications.Required Skills/Experience: + Proven experience as an executive shaping and managing multiple large-scale programs.+ Experience managing complex programs with large cross-functional teams.+ Proactive networker internal and externally, engaging key stakeholders.+ Knowledge of performance evaluation techniques and key metrics.+ Excellent organizational and leadership skills.+ An analytical mindset with great problem-solving abilities.+ Excellent communication skills.Education & Experience: BA/BS, MS/MBA preferred and 15 years of experienceMinimum Qualifications: + BS and 15 years of related experience.MITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 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