The Federal workforce is at a crossroads. A “human capital crisis” caused by an unprecedented number of workers reaching retirement-eligible age, as well as the range of issues confronting the country, from East Asia to the Middle East to Northern Africa, has highlighted the ongoing need to recruit and retain dedicated federal employees. The Robertson Foundation for Government (RFFG) believes that the need for the best and brightest to serve in federal government positions – particularly in the international arena – has never been more critical.
The Foundation supports efforts to strengthen the federal government and its capacity to recruit and retain top-level talent through the Robertson Foundation Fellowship Program. Focused on foreign policy, national security, and international affairs, the Robertson Foundation empowers a select group of student fellows to pursue rewarding careers with the federal government.
The Robertson Foundation is seeking an Executive Director who will play a crucial role as a bridge between Foundation Fellows and the Federal Agencies and Departments. The Executive Director will be responsible for broadening and deepening the Foundation’s network among federal employees, and will work to expand both the number of students enrolled in the Fellows program and the number of students recruited to full-time, federal General Schedule positions after the completion of the program. Overseeing all aspects of a small family foundation, the Executive Director will ensure that all program design and execution, communications, staffing and finances are cohesive, serving the Foundation’s mission, and match the high standard set by the Foundation.