Job Title: Program Director, Division of Human Resource DevelopmentJob Announcement Number: HRD-2013-0008
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Monday, June 03, 2013 to
Monday, July 08, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-time. Rotator - -
This position will be filled as a one- or two-year VSEE, IPA, or as a Fed Temp Appointment.
1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA, USView 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.
DUTIES:Back to top
The individuals selected for this position will serve as a Program Director focused on evaluation and research on broadening participation of underrepresented populations in STEM (e.g., underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, women, and persons with disabilities), in the EHR Core Research (ECR) program, and the Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) program. The individual will provide leadership and expertise in research and evaluation for the HRD division and may work with other HRD and EHR programs as needed.
The responsibilities of the NSF Program Director include long-range planning and budget development, administration and management of the NSF 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 review of HRD evaluation contracts and progress reports on evaluation; advising the Division Directors and Program officers on issues related to program and project evaluation; participation in EHR-wide program evaluation and monitoring activities; participation in the development of solicitations and/or program announcements; representing HRD at professional meetings and conferences; conducting analyses and preparing reports for programs and other EHR and HRD activities, especially those that require evaluation; contributing to the Foundation-wide 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 social or behavioral science, educational research, evaluation or a related field, plus six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position.
Ideal candidates will have knowledge and experience in: designing and implementing STEM evaluation and measurement systems; research on broadening the participation of underrepresented individuals (e.g., underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, women, and persons with disabilities) in STEM education and workforce; and research methodologies, evaluation theory and practice.
Also desirable is knowledge and/or experience with: the general scientific community; STEM teaching and research at various institutional types, including community colleges, at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; federal evaluation and monitoring practices; and/or higher education administration.
Successful applicants must possess excellent interpersonal skills and strong skills in written and oral communication. All appointees are expected to function effectively both independently and as part of a team, and to contribute to coordination with programs and offices throughout the Foundation as well as with other federal and state agencies and private sector entities.
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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