Education and Training, Meetings/Expositions/Events, Other
4 Year Degree
The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) is seeking an individual to manage the organization’s professional development program portfolio. This portfolio consists of three leadership development programs which include Associates, Voyagers and Partners; the Fellows and NexUS communities; and the ACT-IAC Academy. The ideal candidate will have 8-10 years of experience in meetings and events planning, as well as an understanding of effective program execution. Experience in the management of professional development/education/adult learning is ideal. The Director of Professional Development will manage the Partners Program, the Fellows program and activities of the ACT-IAC Academy. The Director of Professional Development will also oversee the Manager of Professional Development, who manages the Associates Program, the Voyagers Program, and ACT-IAC NexUS. The individual will work closely with volunteer leaders to successfully plan and execute meeting and training events that fulfill the objectives of each program’s curriculum. Additional duties include assisting with logistics and execution of other ACT-IAC activities, including premier ACT-IAC conferences, as assigned. Duties include some evening and weekend requirements.
ACT-IAC provides three of the most valuable and highly respected professional development programs in the government IT community. Graduates of these programs are uniquely qualified to advance to the next stage in their career. These professional development programs are only open to members of ACT-IAC. These programs are:
ACT-IAC Associates program - Prepares entry-level professionals (five years or less experience) for their future roles as leaders in government and industry. Each candidate must be recommended by an executive in his or her respective company or agency.
ACT-IAC Voyagers Program - A leadership development program for "rising stars" in government and industry with high potential for future advancement. This program is intended for individuals in government and industry at the GS-11/13 and equivalent industry level.
ACT-IAC Partners Program - A leadership development program created for senior leaders in government and industry (GS-15 and industry equivalent) who are committed to improving government through the application of technology.
ACT-IAC also has two communities which fall under Professional Development:
ACT-IAC Fellows - An alumni association for those individuals who have completed one of the programs as either a class member or as a leader. The nearly 850 Fellows regularly participate in professional and social events.
ACT-IAC NexUS – A community of young professionals created to attract rising leaders in government and industry to ACT-IAC.
The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Advise and support the Chief Executive Officer and executive management;
Act as professional partner within a volunteer-based membership organization;
Manage the organization’s professional development programs, which include Partners, Voyagers, Associates, Fellows and NexUS. These programs offer leadership development opportunities to professionals in both government and industry;
Supervise the Manager of Professional Development;
Act as staff partner and knowledge expert with respect to professional development programs;
Communicate with participants, vendors and leadership teams, including email traffic, conference and audio/video participation, and in-person interactions;
Attend and facilitate all assigned professional development events (2 - 3 per month), to include travel to two off-sites per year located within driving distance of the Washington, DC metropolitan area;
Contribute to the strategic vision of the program area by participating in planning sessions, and keeping abreast of best practices in the professional development field;
Develop appropriate vehicles for the professional development programs;
Oversee partners, instructional designers and subject matter experts responsible for the design/ update of course content to ensure top quality and timely deliverables;
Maintain an awareness of the key IT trends and issues affecting government performance;
Develop, recommend, and implement new programs and activities to increase the organization’s value to government;
Encourage and support government participation in ACT-IAC professional development and education opportunities;
Prepare and manage an annual budget;
Support ACT-IAC organizational initiatives as required, including support of major conferences. May be required to travel at least twice per year to annual conferences located within driving distance of Washington, DC metropolitan area;
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Requirements:
Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of 8-10 years of experience relevant to the requirements of this position;
Experience working with membership associations preferred;
Ability to work with volunteer committees; must be able to foster a cooperative work environment with ability to motivate other staff and volunteers to work towards common goals and objectives;
Curriculum development and implementation experience;
Ability to develop new methods of program delivery while re-purposing content;
Familiarity with the government’s use of information technology and the acquisition process is highly desirable;
Must possess boardroom-level communication and presentation skills;
Must possess strong writing skills;
Must possess the interpersonal skills to deal courteously and effectively with a broad spectrum of businesses, members and organizations. Must enjoy meeting with people, networking and developing strong relationships;
Must possess strong organizational skills with acute attention to detail;
Must demonstrate initiative, ability to work with little or no direct supervision, and ability to exercise sound judgment;
Must be team oriented;
Must be diplomatic and tactful;
Must demonstrate a strong, results-oriented work ethic;
Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, professionalism and willingness to take on new tasks in order to help ACT-IAC reach its goals and mission
Additional Salary Information: No phone calls please. Salary commensurate with experience. Salary requirements are necessary for consideration. ACT-IAC offers an excellent and competitive benefits package.
About American Council for Technology (ACT-IAC)
The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public-private partnership established to improve government through the effective, efficient and innovative use of information technology as a strategic asset. ACT-IAC provides programs and services that facilitate collaboration and education with an emphasis on outcomes that can make a difference.
ACT-IAC is considered the premiere public-private partnership in the government technology arena as it provides an objective and trusted forum where government and industry executives can communicate and collaborate on common issues. The ACT-IAC membership cuts across organizational and functional barriers to include any and all executives who are interested in the application of technology. All ACT-IAC activities include government and industry leadership and are vendor neutral. ACT-IAC does not lobby or function as a business development organization. The former U.S. Chief Technology Officer referred to ACT-IAC as the “Switzerland of the government IT community.” Additional information about ACT-IAC is available at www.actiac.org.
This is a fulltime position with a duty location in Fairfax, VA. The position is available immediately.