The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) is the recognized leader as a corporate university, advancing the use of technology in all areas of education. Faculty members are "thinking partners" with customers and students, continuously improving product and service delivery to provide the right knowledge and skills at the point of need. This position is for the Center Director for Contracting and Small Business, providing mission assistance, classroom offerings and on-line resources.
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As the Center Director for Contacting and Small Business in the Foundational Learning Directorate (FLD), you will apply your knowledge, experience, and technical skills in the management of learning assets and services for the following DAWIA career fields or area specialties:
The Contracting Center Director assesses, documents, audits, and reports to the Director on metrics, including currency and quality, of relevant learning assets and products. Further, he/she manages learning product development across career portfolios, as well as the integration of Contracting and above topics -related learning products across the other centers.
Managing the lifecycle development of classroom and distance learning assets as well as creating such assets using best instructional system design practices
Being able to successfully lead complex, multi-disciplinary curriculum development teams, determining resourcing needs for such efforts and successfully interfacing with senior DoD curriculum stakeholders
Developing and maintaining knowledge sharing resources such as functional communities-of-practice, career field blogs, best practices, performance learning tools, functional guidebooks and handbooks
Exemplary demonstrated teaching skills for acquisition courses at the senior and executive levels
Performing complex consulting and mission assistance efforts for DoD acquisition customers
Occasional travel - Up to 20%
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You must have specialized experience directly relating to the specific duties of the position, and demonstrate that you have the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully.
Foundational Learning (Teaching): Ability to teach and facilitate adult learning. This includes: the ability to communicate (orally and in writing) complex managerial material to students with different backgrounds and experiences; a proficiency in delivery methods such as guided discussions, short lectures, role plays, problem-based learning (PBL) and case studies; the ability to incorporate the learner's experience into the learning process along with the ability to motivate learners to participate actively in the learning process; and the ability to organize information. Typical courses are 1, 2, or 4 weeks in duration. Instruction is provided both on campus and off-site, which will require periodic travel.
Performance Learning (Consulting): Ability to consult with DoD clients at various levels of authority from mid-grade to general officers/SES, including but not limited to areas related to both pre- and post-award contracting/acquisition to include the ability to assist in guiding acquisition strategy development, the acquisition planning process, source selection and contract administration.
Workflow Learning (Asset management and delivery): Ability to significantly contribute to, manage or develop both in-residence and online learning assets/products for the career field or other DoD Acquisition Workforce members. This ability must include the continuous assessment, currency, and quality of these artifacts.
Leadership: Experience in managing and accessing the performance of major defense acquisition systems and/or projects including research, development, production and support focused on Contracting, Industrial Property, Purchasing and related fields. Acquisition experience from a government and/or industry perspective in the acquisition of systems, equipment, and services. Emphasis of this experience description is on a demonstrated understanding of the latest changes/issues in DoD acquisition domains and the acquisition professional's role in effective contract management. Experience with the management of an organization's resources relating to its programs and operations, including all resource aspects of DoD's contracting process.
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