The National Institute on Aging (NIA), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the Associate Director for Scientific Strategy, Innovation, and Management, Office of the Director. The role of the Associate Director is categorized into four primary functional areas: scientific strategic planning; science management; science innovation; and inter-agency collaboration and liaison. The ideal candidate will have considerable expertise in aging research, science policy, clinical research management and evaluation. The position requires superior executive leadership and communication skills to effectively brief NIA, NIH, HHS, and Congressional staff on high-level research accomplishments in both Alzheimer’s Disease/ Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) as well as aging research in general, including gaps in scientific knowledge and access to needed services. In addition, candidates should possess recognized research management and leadership abilities. This position will report to the Director, NIA and may also coordinate activities across NIH and among other federal agencies.