Job Description

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Security Cooperation Planning Lead

The Opportunity:

As a defense mission professional, you ask questions others don’t. You understand the nuances of complex situations. You use your skills to think bigger and push further, solving complex problems. We’re looking for an expert like you to create solutions for missions that keep our nation safe.

As a Security Cooperation Planner, you’ll bring your program management and process improvement, leadership, and stakeholder engagement expertise to work on projects to enhance DoD’s planning, coordination, and delivery of strategic capacity building programs. You will monitor and synchronize institutional capacity building authorities with broader security cooperation objectives, processes, and programs. You’ll develop and improve planning strategies for the security cooperation enterprise, drafting guidance and implementation instructions and analyzing data inputs against available funding.

You’ll be a trusted advisor to our clients, and we’ll look to you to identify, analyze, and evaluate complex security cooperation systems, policies, and processes across multiple fiscal years. You’ll also support, mentor, and motivate junior contract team members, identify growth, learning, and training opportunities, collaborate on process improvements to lead to innovation and efficiencies, and oversee products and deliverables.  

You served your country as a seasoned foreign policy, security cooperation, or pol-mil advisor. Now, continue your mission with us. Further your career with us as you help solve complex design, integration, and analytical problems for the USG work to strengthen sustainable capabilities and capacity for our allies' and partners’ defense institutions.  

Join us. The world can't wait.

You Have: 

  • 5+ years of experience with Title 10 Security Cooperation program planning

  • 5+ years of experience with strategic planning and analysis to align strategic objectives to program and resourcing plans ​

  • 5+ years of experience with program management of complex workstreams and lines of effort, taking guidance and developing workplans, implementation plans, identifying risk, communication strategies, and managing deliverables

  • 5+ years of experience with stakeholder engagement and communication across DoD organizations, including DoD executive or senior leadership

  • 5+ years of experience with managing people and teams

  • Knowledge of security cooperation authorities, objectives, primary stakeholders, and processes

  • Knowledge of change management, process improvement, or strategic communication strategies, approaches, and methodologies

  • Ability to flexibly adapt to an evolving organizational structure, demonstrate leadership and vision to align goals with organizational objectives, and inspire team members’ innovation, creativity, and purpose

  • Secret clearance

  • Bachelor’s degree

Nice If You Have: 

  • 5+ years of experience with Title 10 Security Cooperation program planning at a Geographic Combatant Command or Service Headquarters

  • Experience working in a Senior Lead, Executive Officer, or Chief of Staff role at either a DoD HQ level at OSD, Joint Staff, a Service HQ, Combatant Command, or the commercial equivalent

  • Knowledge of institutional capacity building approaches and programs

  • Knowledge of Title 10 Security Cooperation processes, database planning systems, funding, and government appropriation cycle

  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to foster collaboration, trust, and feedback among team members

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs preferred; Master’s degree in Foreign Affairs or Policy a plus

  • SC-101, Change Management Process Improvement (CMAP), Lean Six Sigma, or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.

Create Your Career:

Grow With Us
Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.

A Place Where You Belong
Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time.

Support Your Well-Being
Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.

Your Candidate Journey 
At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us. 


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $84,600.00 to $193,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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