Should you have any questions or need any clarifications on the Executive in Residence Program, please contact the person specified for the Center in which you are interested. All applications packages are to be sent to the appropriate center for consideration.
Debra Robinson, EIR Coordinator
The Federal Executive Institute
1301 Emmet Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903-4899
Charles Cranford, Director
Eastern Management Development Center
101 Lowe Drive
Shepherdstown, WV 25443-9601
Bud Paulson, Director
Western Management Development Center
3151 South Vaughn Way, Suite 300
Aurora, CO 80014-3513
A unique opportunity for:
America's dynamic democracy requires public-sector leaders with unparalleled experience, leadership, and dedication. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management invites applications for Executives in Residence (EIR) to participate in the development of these public-sector leaders to fulfill these compelling responsibilities. Executives in Residence are career government executives who serve as visiting full-time faculty members at the Federal Executive Institute (FEI) in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Eastern Management Development Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and the Western Management Development Center in Aurora, Colorado. The responsibilities of the EIRs are to:
Current and past Executives in Residence clearly express the positive experience of serving as an EIR. Both the individual EIR and the sponsoring agency benefit from the faculty appointment.
Advantages identified by past EIRs include the opportunities to:
There are many different activities in which Executives in Residence are involved during their residency. The recruitment this year has been expanded to include the potential for EIRs to serve in one of three capacities:
Faculty EIRs who will:
Management EIRs who will:
We have found that EIRs come with a wealth of experience and expertise from which we could derive substantial benefits. Management or leadership skills are sought in financial management, marketing, business development, information technology, international/global relations and administrative management.
Washington, DC EIRs who will:
The Federal Executive Institute
Faculty EIRs at FEI are fully integrated into the daily learning and training environment. After an initial training period, EIRs are provided with the opportunity to facilitate Leadership Development Teams, which consist of eight to nine senior executives attending the Institute’s four-week residential program. The second major responsibility of EIRs involves coordinating the entire four-week residential program, Leadership for a Democratic Society, and one week residential custom and open enrollment programs. Other essential but less frequent responsibilities include advising and counseling executives in their career track and personal leadership style; developing and presenting training sessions, courses, and simulations; and researching and investigating a variety of innovative leadership and management issues.
Management Development Centers (MDCs)
EIRs at the MDCs are fully integrated into the daily learning and training environment. After an initial training period, EIRs are provided with the opportunity to coordinate seminars and facilitate program participants in team exercises. Other essential but less frequent responsibilities include advising and counseling executives in their career track and personal leadership style; developing and presenting training sessions, courses, and simulations; and researching and investigating a variety of innovative leadership and management issues. EIRs may be assigned to work with specific agencies and select Federal Executive Boards on custom designed programs.
All interested applicants for the Executive in Residence Program must meet the following qualifications:
Applicants should have demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas:
Finally, most successful EIRs display many of the following personal attributes:
OPM views diversity as an important advantage for public organizations of the 21st century. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications for EIR positions are accepted during the recruitment periods specified below. Applicants are encouraged to contact the FEI or MDC periodically to ask about positions that may become available between recruitment periods. Four to six EIR positions are normally filled.
May - July Submission of Application Packages
July Screening of Applications
August - September Interviews Scheduled and Selections Announced
November- April Appointment Commences
All Application Packages should include: