Associate Director, Internal Relations

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Management
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Department Name: 
Director's Office
Street Line 1: 
60 Garden Street
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is recruiting for an Associate Director, Internal Relations).  The Associate Director, Internal Relations (ADIR) aids the Director, Lisa Kewley, in the development and implementation of an innovative and ambitious long-range diversity and inclusion action plan.  The ADIR supports the CfA Director in annual budget preparation, management, and implementation of initiatives supporting diversity, culture, inclusion, and professional development for all staff and students.  The ADIR will oversee the successful execution of diversity, culture and inclusion programs, building consensus around new initiatives, the management of committees, mentoring programs, and facilitating discussions around topical issues.  The ADIR develops and promotes diversity and inclusion policies and procedures across the CfA, and helps ensure adherence to these policies and procedures, in close coordination with the Director and the Executive Management team.  The relationship between SAO and Harvard University is fundamental to the success of the CfA.  The ADIR performs a critical role in facilitating and streamlining interactions between SAO and HCO.  The ADIR will assist the HCO and SAO leadership and senior managers in setting and achieving their internal relations, diversity, culture and inclusion goals, while developing a strong foundational program of training, development, and mentorship for students and staff.

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This position is open to all candidates eligible to work within the United States.


The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in our workplace.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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