The employee collaborates with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) team by maintaining and further strengthening linkages with NSF Offices and Directorates and other federal agencies; and by participating in business processes and outreach and communications of ODI programs in close coordination with the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (OLPA). Establishes goals and objectives, initiates program thrusts, and/or revises and improves current activities. Specifically:
Serves as a confidential advisor and resource person to the Office Head and Deputy Office Head in support of their policy, planning, strategy, and communication activities.
Reviews and edits policy documents, reports, and analyses to ensure consistency with agency guidelines and ODI policy. Writes, reviews, and edits Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) documents, such as Final Agency Decisions (FADs), settlements, and other related documents.
Researches and establishes the Office’s outreach strategy in support of NSF’s mission, policies, goals and impacts as a technical expert. Enhances understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, equal opportunity, and civil rights amongst awardees, grantees, academic institutions, other external organizations, and internal audiences.
Develops and distributes content through written and digital platforms and oversees efforts of supporting written and digital contributors. The work requires close coordination with OLPA, who is responsible for direct communication with media and Congress and provides guidance to ODI leadership on outreach and communication activities.
Develops, implements, and maintains a substantive ODI communications plan to keep NSF staff informed and engaged about ODI initiatives, policies, and processes.
Communicates internally and externally with a full range of stakeholders. Maintains effective relationships with constituent groups and serves as a liaison on various committees and workgroups.
Organizes, analyzes, and presents (in written, visual, or oral formats) information, analyses, speeches, briefing materials, reports, and formal replies to official correspondence. Writes/edits content for public audiences including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), brochures, fact sheets, talking points, reports, and other material.
Develops a substantial outreach program that utilizes all available avenues to increase awareness of and disseminate information about ODI activities to a broad range of stakeholders.
Participates in outreach opportunities, conferences, workshops, webinars, and other forums to communicate with grantees, awardees, professional societies, and academia seeking information about ODI programs.
Represents NSF by staffing booths at workshops and conferences, answering questions and providing information; and may be asked by the Office Head or Deputy Office Head to make oral presentations at workshops, seminars, and conferences.
Serves as Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for program support contracts. Performs the more complex aspects of planning, developing, coordinating, organizing, implementing, communicating, and tracking project plans, guidelines, budgets, procedures, and timetables including recommending changes in policy and management activities for outreach and communications projects.
Collects pertinent statistical data and narrative information from a variety of sources within and outside NSF and applies analytical techniques to identify patterns and trends.
Serves as the primary communication liaison for ODI with OLPA on all the communication tools that the Office utilizes, including social media and web platforms, ensuring information is releasable within federal government and NSF guidelines and policy by isolating and defining unknown conditions and resolving critical problems requiring substantial depth of analysis.
Uses a variety of social media tools such as regular posts to platforms; creating new content and repurposes content; coordinates with OLPA.
- Strategic Communications
- Project Management