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    Applicants wishing to apply for a Permanent appointment should see Job Announcement EHR-2019-0001.

    Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. For nearly 70 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.

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    This position is Senior Advisor within the Office of the Assistant Director (OAD) in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The Senior Advisor reports to the Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) and is responsible for a range of issues that require senior­-level coordination across the Directorate and the Foundation. This position will be responsible for overseeing program evaluation throughout the directorate and evaluation will be a major focus of the position. The position is not supervisory.

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) is charged with promoting the vitality of the nation's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research and education enterprises. As part of this mission, EHR has primary responsibility for providing national and research-based leadership in STEM education. The Directorate emphasizes six themes in fulfilling this responsibility:

    1. Furthering public understanding of science and advancing STEM literacy;
    2. Broadening participation to improve workforce development;                  ·
    3. Promoting learning through research and evaluation;
    4. Promoting cyberlearning strategies to enhance STEM education;
    5. Enriching the education of STEM teachers; and
    6. Preparing scientists and engineers for tomorrow.

    To address these themes, EHR sponsors programs in the Divisions of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL), Undergraduate Education (DUE), Graduate Education (DGE), and Human Resource Development (HRD).

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/515334900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.