Applications accepted through September 8, 2020
The George Mason University Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis (CINA) Center for Excellence invites applications for a CINA Workforce Development Lead. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Purpose of the Position:
The CINA Workforce Development Lead will build and manage the DHS workforce development activities of the center. These activities will help educate and train the current and future homeland security workforce in science and engineering professions to enhance the capabilities and effectiveness of the homeland security community. The focus of this role is to train existing professionals and cultivate HSE-critical skills and experience among current students through a variety of projects, programs, and events. This position is essential to successfully execute the workforce development aspect of the center’s mission (https://cina.gmu.edu/about/mission/).
- Establish DHS and component human capital and workforce needs as they relate to the CINA mission, and develop, execute, manage, and measure plans and programs to meet those needs;
- Lead the design, development, and implementation of CINA-relevant academic programs (graduate and undergraduate majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and new courses);
- Manage the identification, development, and delivery of professional training (online and face-to-face) related to CINA domains, to include coordination with FLETC and training for local and state LEOs;
- Plan and manage workshops and seminars to include annual Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Week events, career development activities for students, and coordination of visiting fellows and interns with government and industry;
- Directly supervise wage, student wage, GRA’s or other support staff if necessary.
- Master’s degree, preferably in a field related to CINA’s mission (criminology, data analytics, forensics, etc.). A Master’s degree in another field may be augmented with relevant experience;
- Must be a U.S. citizen;
- Experience working in a higher education setting;
- Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with a diverse audience of stakeholders and collaborators from various disciplines in academia, government, and industry;
- Outstanding time-management and organization skills to coordinate multiple programs, trainings, and workforce development related events;
- Must be flexible, resourceful, creative, and ethical;
- Must support and foster an environment that encourages teamwork, collaboration, and high-quality customer service.
- Demonstrated success and experience in program or project management;
- Experience developing and managing various aspects of workforce development programs, preferably in a US Government setting.