Job Overview


About the Agency

At NSF, you will use your administrative support expertise in an exciting, challenging, and team-oriented environment. You will have the opportunity to use your current skills to help make NSF's vision of the future become reality. NSF also offers a variety of formal and informal learning and development opportunities that you can use to build new skills and advance your career. If you're seeking variety and challenge in a collegial atmosphere, look no further than NSF!
More about NSF

This position is located in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Division of Research on Learning in Formal & Informal Settings (DRL). The mission of EHR is to achieve excellence in U.S. science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels and in all settings (both formal and informal) in order to support the development of a diverse and well-prepared workforce of scientists, technicians, engineers, mathematicians and educators and a well-informed citizenry that have access to the ideas and tools of science and engineering. DRL invests in projects to improve the effectiveness of STEM learning for people of all ages. Its mission includes promoting innovative research, development, and evaluation of learning and teaching across all STEM disciplines by advancing cutting-edge knowledge and practices in both formal and informal learning settings.


As the Supv Management and Program Analyst (Administrative Manager), you will serve as the key member of the management team leading the administrative management of the Division by coordinating and integrating all Division administrative components. As the primary administrative advisor, you will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of administrative functions, including the supervision of a large program support team (approximately 14 staff members), preparation and management of the Division's financial resources, human resource management, oversight of grant and contract administrative functions, and continuous improvements in the Division's management of program operations. The position requires supervisory skills, analytical skills and the ability to work effectively with professional and technical staff throughout the Foundation, outside organizations, and the general public. The Administrative Manager plays a lead role in identifying needs, and ultimately designing, developing, implementing, and reviewing quality improvement processes and mechanisms.  In addition you will also:

  • Participate in the recruitment and selection processes;
  • Coordinate and allocate workload for the program support team;
  • Monitor and track successful completion of work products;
  • Identify developmental needs and facilitate appropriate training and development opportunities;
  • Evaluate the work performance of subordinates as well as evaluate the overall program performance of the team and the business processes
  • Identify, project, and allocate financial and other resources required to provide administrative support; and
  • Ensure effective communication between Division Directors, Program Directors, and Program Support staff.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No