EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP POSITION at CRS (deadline to apply 11/20)

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    Celia Mendive

    (Assistant Director and Senior Specialist)
    Domestic Social Policy Division
    ($157,050 – $162,900)

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a dynamic and innovative senior leader to plan, direct and evaluate research and analytical activities in the field of domestic social policy for the United States Congress. The Congressional Research Service works exclusively for Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century.

    The assistant director, Domestic Social Policy Division, will lead one of five research divisions at CRS and will have overall responsibility for managing a staff of nearly 100 employees. In meeting ongoing congressional policy-making and oversight needs, the division provides analysis in the areas of education, labor, income security, immigration, criminal justice, health policy, and child and family well-being. The assistant director will be expected to manage the research to help Congress in its decision-making with regard to these important policy problems.

    The assistant director reports to the CRS director, advising on all aspects of the research management and operations of the Service, and exercises overall responsibility and delegated authority for the oversight and administration of the Domestic Social Policy Division’s human, financial, material, and information research assets.

    Is selected as the assistant director you will:

    • Ensure that the research and analysis produced by the division is of the highest quality, consistently meeting Congress’s expectation for objective, nonpartisan, timely, legislatively relevant, authoritative and accessible support.

    • Serve as a principal CRS representative to Members, committees, and officers of the United States Congress.

    • Collaborate with other senior leaders to assure full identification of significant issues and development of analytical approaches.

    This is an executive level position ($157,050 – $162,900). Applications must be received by November 20, 2009. For more information and to apply online, please visit our website at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo.

    CRS is the public policy research arm of the U.S. Congress, and is fully committed to workforce diversity.

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