Director of Corporate Services

Director of Corporate Services

Job category: Other

Job Type: Full Time

Arlington, Virginia

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Job Description:

International Development Group LLC is an international development consulting firm that assists donors, governments, and the private sector to create and take advantage of opportunities for sustainable, broad-based economic development and poverty reduction. IDG provides entrepreneurs and policymakers with the practical tools needed to achieve real and measurable impact for their communities and countries. IDG assistance programs aim to build the capacity, skills, and knowledge of local individuals and institutions in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors, fostering synergies between local knowledge and international experience.

Position Description:

The Director of Corporate Services (DCS) is a senior company executive who will serve as a key member of IDG’s management team and will report directly to the CEO. The Corporate Services division is responsible for Communications, Contracts, HR, IT, and Recruiting with Manager-level staff in each functional area. The DCS will work along with the CEO to oversee, provide direction, and manage the CS functional areas as well as directly manage IDG’s staff project allocation, facilities, security, and risk mitigation.


The DCS will assist the CEO in managing corporate functions in the IDG home office, including corporate financial management, budgeting home office indirect expenditures, and monitoring and managing budget execution to hit budget and indirect rate targets (for labor and other costs). The DCS will sit on the Executive Committee, a senior management team comprised of the CEO and several division directors. The DCS will oversee the ongoing development and implementation of processes that will improve IDG’s daily operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages IDG’s labor market to connect generalist staff with specific needs with both the project management and new business teams. IDG uses a matrixed management structure and expects all generalists to both manage program and be involved with new business at both the capture and proposal stage.
  • Assists CEO with financial management at the corporate level, including leading financial planning and analysis, budgeting of corporate and headquarters costs, monitoring of corporate spending, evaluating monthly financial reporting against targets, and recommending and implementing changes to keep the company on a path to meet financial targets.
  • Manages corporate IT infrastructure, including SharePoint, email, and other ICT systems, planning, and overseeing procurement of new systems, managing systems, and approving access to various sites for all IDG staff, and overseeing a technology and cyber security roadmap of future investments. (An outside ICT vendor supports and assists this work, under direction of the DCS.)
  • Manages IDG’s relationships with the majority of vendors in the indirect cost pools including selecting, troubleshooting, and negotiating of vendor contracts, and management of vendor relationships.
  • Manages corporate facilities including granting and revoking access, supply orders, and other logistics.
  • Manages company insurance policies.
  • Provides guidance and oversees IDG’s HR function by supervising the HR team.
  • Supports business development and technical function of IDG by overseeing contracts staff who draft contracts for employees, consultants, clients, subcontractors, lessors, and vendors, and who ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and rules.
  • Supervises IDG contracts personnel and function, ensuring compliance and suitability of contracts entered into with clients, subcontractors and personnel.
  • Supervises IDG communications personnel who develop and promote IDG’s communications strategy that builds the company’s global reputation for thought leadership and manages the use of company’s digital tools
  • Improves efficiency of IDG by ensuring security of employee and IDG’s premises, building maintenance, and compliance to OSHA safety regulations. Responsible for logistics related to office management, relocations, and office reopening’s/closures
  • Strengthens the working relationship between corporate functions and technical functions which includes business development and project implementation.
  • Other assigned duties and responsibilities as needed.


  • Master’s (preferred) or bachelor’s degree in one of the following or related fields: public administration, business and business administration, law, international business and law, or finance.
  • 10+ years of professional experience.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience as a senior manager of a US professional services government contractor or non-profit. Work with USAID or other international experience is an advantage.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities, paying attention to detail under tight deadlines and heavy workloads.
  • Knowledge and understanding of FAR and Federal Travel Regulations required. Experience with the AIDAR and/or USAID grant regulations is preferred. Experience with contracts supervision is preferred.
  • Advanced skills in Excel and Word with experience with SharePoint or Google Workspace preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


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