The Vice President, Technical and Government Solutions position is responsible for the leadership and management of the federal government contracting and technical projects department of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). The Vice President serves as the organizational liaison for generating and driving government contracting services. Internally, the Vice President leads technical personnel to ensure the programs, projects, and Councils are managed by the organization and align with the strategic goals set by the President and CEO and the Board of Directors. The Vice President is accountable for the overall performance of the department by insuring innovative execution of project scopes, delivering tasks on schedule, and completing programs within budget, as well as expanding new business development opportunities. Reporting directly to the President and CEO, the Vice President is responsible for the operational and financial performance of the annual $18M revenue attributed to the department.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Align the priorities of the department, financially and operationally, with the strategic direction set by the President and CEO of the organization.
- Engage with the President and CEO and Vice President, Finance and Controller for business planning, labor forecasting, and forming of the organization’s annual fiscal budget.
- Collaborate with the President and CEO on the strategic planning of resources, policies, and annual business and volunteer program goals to ensure the growth of the organization.
- Provide reports proactively on federal government service contract performance and work collaboratively with the VP of Finance on program cash flow and accounts receivable.
- Oversee unity,cross communication,and collaboration between the Councils.
- Identify opportunities within the department, to leverage cross-program resource strengths, that expand the influence of research and technical services to existing and new clients.
- Serve as point of contact, liaison, and represent NIBS to leadership within federal agencies and private organizations.
- Manage your own client accounts, active projects, and billable activities.
- Mentor and develop technical staff career skills and abilities to address future needs of the organization.
- Verify and compare operational costs with negotiated contract rates for services.
- Manage federal support service contracts of all types, including Indefinite Quantity Indefinite Delivery (IDIQ) contracts and one-time support services. The process included preparing responses to requests for proposals, including competitive solicitations.
- Create and meet Small Business Plan goals established as part of an IDIQ award.
- Perform cost-benefit analysis during program development to establish the most cost-effective strategic approach for staff, programs, and committees of the organization.
- Engage with VP of Finance and team to define annual budgets, projects and reforecasts
- Lead the staff and provide assistance when needed related to staffing, invoicing, and general contract concerns.
- Set departmental goals related to the procurement and execution of contracts and support unfunded volunteer Councils and projects.
- Ensure security projects contract compliance with specifications and guidelines, including specific security requirements and clearances.
- Lead meetings and communicate quarterly on financial goals and progress.
Other duties may be assigned.
Able to be granted or to obtain at a minimum, an interim Secret security clearance prior to entry on duty, and then obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance throughout the period of employment.
The Vice President, Technical and Government Solutions supervises three Program Directors, with a departmental total of 11 staff.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
The position requires a candidate with:
- Bachelor’s degree in technical field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to understand NIBS’ technical projects for the built environment.
- 15+ years’ experience, including working with federal government agencies and contracting processes.
- Prior working relationships with NIBS’ established federal agencies a plus.
- Working knowledge of complex contracting processes and requirements involving federal agencies (Ex: Federal Acquisition Regulations – FAR) and private sector organizations.
- Knowledge of and understanding of government contracts resource preparation.
- Proven record developing and managing budgets and finances, and working collaboratively with the VP of Finance.
- Effective business communication and organizational skills.
- Interpersonal and relationship-building skills with all levels in departments across the organization, member Councils, and government agencies’ leadership and staff
- Collaborative and team-oriented leadership style.
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree preferred.
- Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) helpful.
TECHNICAL AND OTHER SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Broad understanding of related matters and issues impacting a range of technical areas, disciplines, and sectors of the built environment.
- Ability to instill and foster creativity and resourcefulness in staff.
- Problem-solver with the ability to work independently to a high degree without specific guidelines or precedents.
- Ability to seek new opportunities supporting organizational growth.
- Ability to manage a range of diverse technical programs and build on existing programs.
- Ability to identify new directions for acquiring and developing new programs and projects.
- Ability to solicit funding opportunities from agencies and private companies.
- Ability to allocate resources (both capital and human) across a broad spectrum of programs.
- Creativity with the judgment to develop and promote programs within the policy framework and overall NIBS goals.
- Leverage new technology to improve capacity on a task level and efficiency throughout the organization.
NIBS is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit, non-governmental organization established by Congress and governed by a 21-member Board of Directors. Fifteen members are elected, and six members are appointed by the President of the United States, subject to Senate confirmation. Private sector contracts and contributions, membership dues, events, and publication sales are augmented with contracts and grants from federal and state agencies. The organizational budget is $18M.
Improving lives through collaboration to integrate science into the built environment.
To serve the public interest by advancing building science and technology to improve the built environment.
2020-2022 STRATEGIC PLAN
The Board of Directors is currently engaged in developing the 2023-2025 Strategic Plan.
- Goal: Facilitate cooperation across industry segments to integrate science and technology into the built environment.
- Goal: Enhance organizational norms and expectations to drive operational efficiency and effectiveness.
- Goal: Foster new ways to deliver solutions in the built environment.
Research and Data
- Goal: Leverage and accelerate evidence and data that advances the national dialogue on building sciences and technology.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION STATEMENT
The National Institute of Building Sciences is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. Our organization strongly believes in an environment built on respect and dignity. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to the strength of the built environment and building industry as a whole.
We do this by:
Recognizing that we are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team of employees and members. Having varied perspectives helps generate better ideas to solve the complex problems of a changing and increasingly diverse-building industry. No one person should be called upon to represent an entire community.
Acknowledging that the collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our employees and members invest in this industry represent our culture, our reputation, and our achievements. We are infusing each valuable insight throughout our internal culture, systems, and practices.
Welcoming the unique contributions that potential team members bring while recruiting for our team, including education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.
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