Job Title: Program Director, Division of Human Resource DevelopmentJob Announcement Number: HRD-2013-0004
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Friday, February 15, 2013 to
Friday, March 15, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
These position will be filled as a one- or two-year VSEE, IPA, or as a Fed Temp Appointment.
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Arlington, VA, US View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from US Citizens. Due to a recent change in Federal Appropriations Law, only Non-Citizens who are permanent US residents and actively seeking citizenship can be considered for Federal appointments. Therefore, you are required to provide documentation that confirms you are actively seeking citizenship at the time you submit your application. Non-citizens who do not provide documentation will only be considered for the IPA program.
Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. For over 60 years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has remained the premier Federal agency supporting basic research at the frontiers of discovery across all fields, as well as science and engineering education at all levels.
The Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), serves as a focal point for NSF's agency-wide commitment to enhancing the quality and excellence of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and research through broadening participation by historically underrepresented groups - minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. HRD envisions a well-prepared and competitive U.S. workforce of scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians, and educators that reflects the diversity of the U.S. population. HRD's mission is to grow the innovative and competitive U.S. STEM workforce that is vital for sustaining and advancing the nation's prosperity by supporting the broader participation and success of individuals currently underrepresented in STEM and the institutions that serve them. For more information about HRD, please visit here.
Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE): The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE focuses on ensuring that women faculty with earned STEM degrees consider academia as a viable and attractive career option.
The Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST): The goal of the CREST program is to enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research. CREST promotes the development of new knowledge, enhancements of the research productivity of individual faculty, and an expanded presence of students historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. HBCU-RISE awards specifically target HBCUs to support the expansion of institutional research capacity as well as an increase in the production of doctoral students, especially those from groups underrepresented in STEM, at those institutions.
DUTIES:Back to top
The individuals selected for these positions will serve as a Program Director in the ADVANCE or CREST program and other HRD programs as needed. The responsibilities of the NSF Program Director include, for example, long-range planning and budget development, administration of the merit review process and proposal recommendations, portfolio management, and post award monitoring of funded projects, including site visits and review of annual and final reports. Additional duties and responsibilities include the coordination and management of discipline-based proposals and awards in HRD programs; participation in all phases of the solicitation, review and management of proposals submitted to assigned programs; representing HRD at professional meetings and conferences; conducting analyses and preparing reports for programs and other EHR and HRD activities; contributing to the Foundation-wide coordination of activities for broadening participation; and representing the division in cross-directorate and interagency initiatives. Finally, Program Directors are expected to maintain familiarity with salient current research developments and pursue individual research as workload and travel funds permit.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Applicants MUST have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in a scientific discipline supported by the NSF. In addition, applicants must have six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience that is relevant to the ADVANCE and/or CREST programs and broadening participation in STEM.
Ideal candidates should have significant experience in teaching and research at the undergraduate or graduate level, or in a community college environment, as well as demonstrated administrative experience in higher education. The individual selected must be able to interact on a peer basis with senior scientific and managerial personal throughout NSF, other Federal agencies, academia, and the private sector.
Also desirable are knowledge of the general scientific community, excellent interpersonal skills and strong skills in written and oral communication. All appointees are expected to function effectively both within specific programs and as part of a team, contributing to and coordinating with offices throughout the Foundation and with other Federal and state government agencies and private sector organizations.
You must meet eligibility requirements before 11:59PM Eastern time on the closing date of the job announcement. You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.
All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated on the extent and quality of your experience, expertise, education, and research activities relevant to the duties of the position.
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