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Associate Deputy Director for Research and Statistics

Office of Policy, Planning, Research and Communications (OPPRC). Open to all qualified US citizens. Salary: $93,822-$121,967 per annum
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations, and with libraries and museums throughout the United States to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development.
The incumbent will identify program-related issues and matters of interest to the agency, and develop and implement short, intermediate and long-range research, program evaluation, and statistics plans for the agency. These efforts must take into account the policies and programmatic directions of the agency, and the needs and state of libraries and museums in the United States. The results of such efforts are intended to inform current and future agency directions, as well as inform those in the field and those interested in, and supportive of, libraries and museums.
The incumbent:

  • establishes processes for developing the research, program evaluation, and statistics plan, collects information and assesses implications, and widely shares the results or findings.
  • determines when to use contractual services (including interagency agreements) to accomplish goals.
  • ensures broad-based consultation in the development of the plan. Consultation will include internal and external customers of the agency such as: agency management and program leaders, members of the National Museum and Library Services Board, steering committee members, leaders in the libraries and museums, interested parties in the private sector (members of foundations, leading researchers and evaluators), public sector representatives at the federal, state and local levels, and interested members of the general public.
  • works closely with the Deputy Director and other appropriate agency officials in the preparation of the agency’s annual GPRA or related program performance plans and reports - such as the agency’s annual Performance and Accountability Reports.
  • supervises the work of the Research and Statistics staff, including the ongoing efforts to track the impact of agency awards.

This position is a permanent full-time position and includes eligibility for Federal benefits. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals in accordance with Executive Order 11935.

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