Senior Lecturer (Regional Program Lead-Europe) AD-1701-05
Institute for Security Cooperation/Defense Security Cooperation Agency
Location: Monterey, California
Required Education: Master’s
Salary: $141,369 to 183,300
Higher Education Institution
Salary may vary based on location of position.
2 openings available.
Internal Number: DG 24 +
Defense Security Cooperation Agency
Institute for Security Governance
Arlington, VA or Monterey, CA
Two Open Positions
This position is located in the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), Defense Security Cooperation University, International School of Educating and Advising, Institute for Security Governance (ISG) in Monterey, CA or Arlington, VA. DSCA's mission is to advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign security forces to respond to shared challenges. DSCA leads the broader U.S. security cooperation (SC) enterprise in its efforts to train, educate, advise, and equip foreign partners.
The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) advances U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives through the application of programs and activities that enhance partners’ institutional capabilities to address shared security challenges. ISG is a DSCA functional institute with primary missions as the Institution Capacity Building (ICB) Center of Excellence, a leading ICB implementer, and International Military Education and Training (IMET) schoolhouse, operating within DSCA’s broader security cooperation mandate to train, educate, advise and support our foreign partners. Located at the Naval Support Activity Monterey (NSAM) in Monterey, California, ISG executes over 500 activities annually, with a faculty and staff responsible for directing and supervising programs and activities from inception through completion.
ISG is seeking a Senior Lecturer to join the team as a Regional Program Lead for Europe. Strong candidates for this position will have experience and education in Institutional Capacity Building, the European regions, change management, security cooperation, facilitating and developing project learning objectives, and formally teaching in multiple environments in support of ISG missions and activities.
Primary duties include: Instructing, overseeing, and facilitating ICB program, project and activity implementation, integration and workshop planning as the lead for assigned region(s).
Leading and oversight of the tasks of subject matter expert teams and advisors conducting projects in assigned region(s).
When assigned, serving as a designated ICB Integrator for all DSCA-aligned ICB programs in area of responsibility.
Supporting ISG, DSCA, and other SC / ICB elements in scoping partner institutional capacity, planning and designing ICB programming, advising on ICB development and resourcing, implementing projects, and developing complementary monitoring plans.
Supporting ISG Director and senior leadership in identifying expertise, building teams, ensuring quality control, and identifying appropriate training and educational approaches.
Teaching, instruction, and facilitation of resident courses and mobile engagement teams.
Oversight of and support for the documentation and reporting on all activities to ensure accountability, quality control, and a record of activities.
As directed, supporting development of ICB curriculum, methodology, approaches, and supporting courses and activities.
Conducting research, analyzing, reviewing and producing original content related to regional ICB programming, ICB best practices and lessons learned, common challenges faced by partners, and associated SC networks and systems, policy and planning, and related functions.
Master's degree in an appropriate discipline required: International Relations / Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security Studies, Regional Studies, Political Science, Economics, institutional change, organizational management, or in a generally related field required
Significant experience in the region and/or with ICB, change management, organizational design, and broader security cooperation
Proven ability to lead diverse teams
Experience working with the leadership of foreign defense sectors (ministry, joint/general staff, Service Headquarters, defense and security agencies) to accomplish ICB and broader SC objectives
Experience in the oversight of multiple complex, globally dispersed programs
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving ability
ISG is an integral part of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency tasked with developing the field and practice of ICB within the Department of Defense, advising and enabling partner-nation defense and security institutions, and providing education and professional development programming to international military personnel and security and defense civilians. U.S. citizenship is required and salary is competitive. Monterey is a short drive south from the Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay area, and is ideally situated along the spectacular central California coast.
Applications should be received no later than: 09 December 2021 and include the following: a resume; a statement of interest highlighting any relevant professional expertise, specialties, and research/ publication; and a Master’s transcript (must be included). Names and contact information for letters of reference may be requested. Please be sure to include a contact name, phone number and e-mail address on your resume. A copy of your transcript is required. Official transcripts not required until contingent offer extended. Please note you may be considered for a position in Arlington, VA or Monterey, CA. Please address e-documents to:
This position is eligible for incentives recruitment, relocation, superior qualifications and leave accrual based on eligibility and available funding.
COVID19 - All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/
This position may or may not be eligible for telework.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about DSCA, please refer to the website at http://www.dsca.gov.
NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, Veteran’s preference is treated as a positive merit factor for ISG faculty positions. We strongly encourage you to indicate if you are a veteran in your application when applying to ISG positions and you must provide a copy of your signed DD-214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation. Are you a current active duty service member? If yes, you are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Please note: you will be ineligible if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days from the date of application.
About Institute for Security Cooperation/Defense Security Cooperation Agency
DSCA’s mission is to advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign security forces to respond to shared challenges. DSCA leads the broader U.S. security cooperation enterprise in its efforts to train, educate, advise, and equip foreign partners.Organization Type: Government AgencyDSCA delivers effective, enduring, and timely partner capabilities that advance U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.