This position is located within the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), Defense Security Cooperation University’s Institute of Security Governance (ISG), with a location in either 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.
ISG is the Defense Department’s center of excellence for Institutional Capacity Building (ICB), primary ICB implementer, and a leading DSCA international schoolhouse. ISG advances national security and foreign policy objectives by building partner institution capacity and capabilities, advancing knowledge, and enhancing the field and practice of ICB address security challenges. The development of functioning, accountable, and effective defense and security institutions is critical to enabling the long-term success of security cooperation and partner capability development, is a focus across the security cooperation enterprise, and is foundational to ISG. ISG’s approach is oriented to meet partner institutional capacity and capability, education, and professional development needs, grounded in American values, and tailored to meet partner requirements.
ISG is seeking a Supervisory Senior Lecturer to serve as lead of its Advising & Consulting (A&C) team. As a senior faculty member, this position will play a supporting role in establishing and driving ISG’s advising and education programs. This position requires experience and education in the security and defense sectors, Institutional Capacity Building, broader national security policy and planning, advising and teaching, and leadership experience. The Supervisory Senior Lecturer is an instructional faculty position with responsibility to lead the Institute’s Advising and Consulting team and the facilitation, advising, education, and formally teaching in support of ISG Security Cooperation and ICB programs.
Primary duties include:
Lead ISG’s Advising and Consulting team, made up of Regional Program Leads (RPLs) and Ministry of Defense Advisors (MoDAs)with work across the globe.
Provide direct leadership and supervision to assigned RPLs and MoDAs, lead and oversee subordinate supervisors of other RPL / MoDA teams, and provide primary direction to non-ISG subject matter experts (SMEs) and related personnel supporting ICB advising efforts.
Oversee and lead ISG regional program design and support to DSCA’s broader SC and ICB planning efforts.
Lead and support ISG, DSCA, and other SC / ICB elements by scoping partner nation (PN) institutional requirements, capacity and capability, leads functional, regional and capability knowledge creation and capture teams in select subject areas, executing advising activities, and executing complementary monitoring and reporting plans.
Teach, instruct, and facilitate ICB and security cooperation content in a classroom, mobile education, and virtual environment.
Support the review and updating of ISG resident courses, mobile engagement teams, advisory projects, and components therein.
Support the development, maturation and sharing of methodologies and approaches to improve the Institutes’ performance as a leader in ICB and Security Cooperation.
Synchronize, within ISG’s purview, institutional capacity building programs and academic resources across DoD, interagency communities, and international organizations to strengthen SC knowledge of Allied and PN efforts.
Build, guide, and oversee faculty and adjunct teams in the design and delivery of advising and educational programs for partner nations in the ICB advising space.
Analyze and provide recommendations for the prioritization, resourcing, planning, monitoring, and adapting of country projects and other activities implemented by ISG.
Oversee the documentation and reporting on all activities to ensure accountability, program monitoring, quality control, and a record of activities.
Develop SC and ICB advising curriculum, methodology, approaches, and supporting courses and activities.
Research, analyze, review, and produce original content related to ICB advising, security and defense, associated networks and systems, policy and planning, institutional capacity building, and broader security cooperation.
ISG is a Defense Security Cooperation Agency security cooperation institute. We provide advising, education, and professional development 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 are accepted from May 26, 2021 to through June 18, 2021 at midnight EST.
Please include: A CV/resume and a statement of interest which includes (professional expertise, specialty, and relevant research, publications) and a copy of your Masters' Transcript(s) are required. Names and contact information for letters of reference may be requested later. (The system only allows you to send three documents. Any additional documents can be sent to the e-mail address below). An official transcript is not required, but a transcript must be included that shows achievement of your Master's degree. An official transcript must be provided prior to a the extension of a Contingent offer. Please address e-documents to:
Relocation package, including recruitment/relocation incentive/superior qualifications and leave accrual may be authorized depending upon availability of funding.
This position may be offered situational 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.
Master's degree in an appropriate discipline required: international relations, political science, foreign affairs, defense and strategy, economics, or related field that supports ISG’s research, analysis and monitoring.
Proven ability to work with and lead diverse teams
Experience working with the leadership of foreign security sectors (ministry, joint/general staff, service headquarters, defense and security agencies) to accomplish institutional capacity building and broader security cooperation objectives
Experience in the oversight of multiple complex, globally dispersed programs
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving ability
Must be able obtain and maintain a Secret SCI/clearance.
Internal Number: DG-13
About Institute for Security Governance
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.