NSF: Division Director, Division of Equity for Excellence in STEM

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 Equity for Excellence in STEM, 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 EES staff, program officers, administrative and support personnel. Additional responsibilities include overseeing the management of the EES 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 EES 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 EDU.

The vacancy announcements are open through May 8, 2023.

There are two open roles:

The Senior Executive Service (SES): Covers managerial positions above GS-15 in the Federal Service. Persons appointed to the SES are eligible for health benefits, life insurance, social security, Federal retirement and thrift savings plan coverage, and participate in the Federal leave system. Competitive status is not required, veteran’s preference does not apply and there are no grade restrictions. Learn more and apply.

Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignment: Individuals eligible for an IPA assignment with a Federal agency include employees of State and local government agencies or institutions of higher education, Indian tribal governments, and other eligible organizations in instances where such assignments would be of mutual benefit to the organizations involved. Initial assignments under IPA provisions may be made for a period up to two years, with a possible extension for up to an additional two-year period. The individual remains an employee of the home institution and NSF provides the negotiated funding toward the assignee’s salary and benefits. Initial IPA assignments are made for a one-year period and may be extended by mutual agreement. Learn more and apply.