Job Overview

Summary

Want to diversify your experiences? Curious about other organizations within NSF? Looking for a change of pace? This may be the opportunity for you!


As an NSF employee, you are our most important strength. That's why we've consistently been recognized as one of the best places to work in the federal government!  Use your current skills in a new capacity to build an even brighter future for NSF, while at the same time expanding your own career horizons by contributing to new teams, taking on new responsibilities, and developing new capabilities.  Take charge and reinvigorate yourself through change today! Want to diversify your experiences? Curious about other organizations within NSF? Looking for a change of pace? This may be the opportunity for you!

As an NSF employee, you are our most important strength. That's why we've consistently been recognized as one of the best places to work in the federal government!  Use your current skills in a new capacity to build an even brighter future for NSF, while at the same time expanding your own career horizons by contributing to new teams, taking on new responsibilities, and developing new capabilities.  Take charge and reinvigorate yourself through change today!

This position is located in the NSF's Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). DUE manages a range of grant programs that constitute a comprehensive approach to improving science technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at two and four-year colleges and universities and strengthening connections between those institutions and K-12 schools. These programs support the development of innovative educational materials, courses, curricula, pedagogical techniques, and assessment instruments and methods; the acquisition of modern laboratory instrumentation and equipment; professional development for faculty; the preparation of K-12 teachers; and scholarships for students.

Duties

The Management Operations Assistant serves as the primary support liaison between NSF and principal research investigators. If you'd like the excitement and unpredictability of coordinating activities with others, while still maintaining a strong detail orientation by monitoring and tracking projects from proposal to issuance, then a Management Operations Assistant may be the position for you. Specifically, you will:

    Serve as personal assistant to the Division Director, screening telephone calls and visitors, personally handling matters of a non-technical or general nature. Maintain the Division Director's calendar, cancelling and rescheduling appointments when necessary.  Work closely with the Administrative Manager and Support Staff in integrating new procedures, systems and methods to increase quality control, and efficiency in the administration of the Division. Assist staff in the preparation of travel arrangements, maintain itinerary, and prepare travel voucher and expense reports. Work closely with front office staff to provide documentation for foreign travel, 300% actual expenses, and sponsored travel. Serve as initial point of contact to requests for information on a wide variety of topics from within NSF, other Federal agencies, members of the public, and FOIA. Identifies appropriate information source from Web sites, databases, office files, Agency manuals, NSF library, or subject matter experts. Serve as focal point for, and provides logistical support to, interagency working groups, external panels, committees and consultants including COVs.
A superb candidate for this position will possess outstanding organizational and communication skills, can build and sustain personal and confidential relationships with senior management officials and principal investigators, and is excellent at multi-tasking.