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    Summary

    This announcement has been amended to extend the closing date to May 13, 2019.

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

    Serves as Division Director of the Division of Human Resource Development and as a member of the leadership team of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources. As part of EHR senior leadership, shares responsibility for developing programmatic focus of the Directorate and efficiently connecting this with the operational functions of the agency. The mission of EHR is to provide the research and development foundation to develop a diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce ready to advance the frontiers of science and engineering for society, and a STEM-literate public. HRD serves as a focal point for NSF's agency-wide commitment to enhancing the quality and excellence of STEM education and research through broadening participation of historically underrepresented groups – minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Priority is placed by the division on investments that promise innovation and transformative strategies for broadening participation in STEM; foster basic and applied research regarding broadening participation; and focus on creating and testing models that ensure the full participation of and provide opportunities for the educators, researchers and institutions dedicated to serving these populations. HRD programs that address these investment priorities include the Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate, Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic and Science Careers (ADVANCE), Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology, EHR Core Research, Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Education Program, Hispanic Serving Institutions Program, Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation, and the Tribal Colleges and Universities Program. HRD also administers the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring and the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching programs on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and supports NSF’s 10 Big Ideas.

    The Division Director has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of division staff and resources, and for building teams and coalitions to meet organizational goals and objectives.  This includes leading the activities of the Division of Human Resource Development, assessing the needs and trends in the field, developing breakthrough opportunities, implementing overall strategic planning, and setting policy.  The Division Director will supervise and provide leadership and guidance to senior executive level HRD staff, program officers, administrative and support personnel.  Additional responsibilities include overseeing the management of the HRD funding portfolio, determining funding requirements, preparing and justifying budget estimates, balancing program needs, allocating resources, overseeing the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations, and representing NSF to relevant external groups. Additionally, the HRD Division Director fosters partnerships with other NSF divisions, directorates, Federal agencies, scientific and educational organizations, business, industry, and the academic community to advance the mission of EHR.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    00

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