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Two Management Positions on Innovation (GS-14) - Dept of Veterans Affairs

July 14, 2017 12:49 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

On 7/13/17, 9:45 AM, "Digital Service on behalf of Ippolito, Andrea K." <DIGITALSERVICE@LISTSERV.GSA.GOV on behalf of Andrea.Ippolito@VA.GOV> wrote:

>Greetings team!
>At the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation, we are thrilled to share that we have 2 open positions that are available for the next few days on usajobs.gov. We would love to see some of the incredible candidates from the Digital Services community apply for this role!
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>Position 1: VA Innovators Network Director, GS-14 The VA Innovators
>Network was developed in collaboration with Veterans and employees to develop a space space for VA employees to develop new innovations and approaches for serving Veterans and their families. We are currently seeking a Director to lead this program and you can read more about our first year of impact here<
https://medium.com/vainnovation/a-year-in-review-and-another-year-ahead-va-innovators-network-5a63b46ee0e7>. The ideal person for this Director position is someone who has a background in design thinking or entrepreneurship and has experience in leading and managing diverse teams and programs. They are someone who "gets to yes" and has high-energy to drive culture change.
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>You can apply for this role through this link:
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https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474258400
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>Postion details:
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> *   Senior-level role: This role gets to work closely with senior-level VA leadership to both direct and lead the strategy for the VA Innovators Network as part of the VA Center for Innovation. They will also be managing a $10M+ budget and a portfolio of over 200 projects.
> *   Incredible team: While I know I am preaching to the choir here, this is an incredible fulfilling and impactful role because you get to work alongside VA's finest front line VA clinicians and staff to co-design new approaches with Veterans to better serve Veterans and their families at 32 VA Medical Centers across the US. In addition, they will have the opportunity to supervise the VA Innovators Network Central Office team (Program Lead, Operations Lead, and members of a contract support team), along with manage the 32 Innovation Specialists in the field at each of the VA Medical Center sites.
> *   A real engine for change at VA: Over the past 2-3 years, we have worked to stand-up a platform to deliver real change for Veterans. The program is focused on teaching and training both employees and Veterans on design thinking and entrepreneurship principles to help change the culture of VA. Each year, we also run a VA Innovators Network Accelerator program, which is supported by the Spark-Seed-Spread Innovation Investment program. While the platform and foundation has been developed over our first 2 years, they will get the opportunity to further lead and co-design this program in collaboration with Veterans and VA employees to ensure its sustainability.
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>Position 2: Innovation Sourcing Director, GS-14 This Director position
>requires someone with a deep and diverse background in open innovation methodologies such as prizes/challenges, the broad agency announcement, and impactful partnership structures.  This person thrives on co-design and believes in harnessing the power of the “crowd” and talent outside of the VA to bring about transformational change in issues impacting Veterans.
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>You can apply for this role through this link:
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https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474248500
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>Position Details:
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> *   Enterprise-level role:  In this role you will work with VA subject matter experts to identify strategic areas of opportunity for innovation across the Benefits, Healthcare, and Cemetery Administrations.
> *   Deep Program Design and Management: Working closely with VA subject matter experts and external stakeholders you will dive deep into problem definition, barrier and state of innovation analyses to develop innovation strategies across a broad spectrum of topics.  You will lead and manage the day-to-day operations of a portfolio of prize competitions and 10-15 external projects sourced from the Broad Agency Announcement each year.

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