Job Opportunity: Science Education Administrator (Program Director)


August 6th, 2023, 11:00 pm - August 22nd, 2023, 10:59 pm CDT

As the Program Officer the incumbent will be responsible for providing appropriate scientific and administrative judgment to insure the integrity and consistency of the awards process and to effectively manage the timely merit review involved in decision making for the awards. The incumbent will represent the Program, Division and Foundation within the scientific community, with other NSF Divisions, with other appropriate agencies and organizations, and with the public, accurately reflecting NSF policy and positions.

Program Planning and Management

  • Maintain a healthy balance of support for all the needs of the research and education enterprise either through program, division, directorate, Foundation, or interagency activities.
  • Manage program resources so as to provide optimal appropriate scientific judgment to insure integrity and consistency in the grant/declination process without conflict-of interests, and with balance among appropriate sub-fields and institutions, and participation of all qualified scientists. Incorporate cross-directorate responsibilities into program administration.
  • Manage an effective, timely merit review process, with attention to increasing the size and quality of the reviewer pools and insuring participation by women, minorities and disabled scientists.
  • Provide scientific expertise, evaluation and advice for other programs in NSF, including international programs, other research programs, and cross-directorate programs.
  • Develops new knowledge, new tools, and new syntheses, which inform policies and
  • practices for improving student learning and teaching.
  • Advise and assist in the development of short- and long-range plans, establishing goals and objectives for research programs. Plan the budget for the program/programs considering past, present and future fiscal years, allocate resources within the budget distributing scarce resources among major competitive programs, and manage post-award evaluation.

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