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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 WILSON BOULEVARD
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22230
SEARCH COMMITTEE REVIEW CRITERIA
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES, NSF
We are seeking demonstrated evidence of capability in the following areas:
Ability to serve effectively as a member of NSF's senior leadership team, helping to
develop consensus both within the directorate and across the agency on agency policy and plans.
Demonstrated knowledge and ability in identifying and addressing the major current
intellectual challenges and opportunities involved in promoting the health and vitality of
science, engineering, mathematics and technology education. Includes demonstrated ability
to foster creativity and innovation in formulating responses and leading change.
Ability to develop and implement strategic plans that support a cohesive and comprehensive
set of activities encompassing every level of science, engineering, mathematics and technology
education and to integrate key national and program goals.
Leading People, Programs and Business Processes
Ability to provide results-driven leadership to an organization that includes a broad range
of programs supporting education and training activities from pre-kindergarten through
postdoctoral levels and faculty early career development, including public scientific and
technological literacy. Includes the ability to address and balance complex and diverse
program requirements within available resources in response to major changing needs and priorities.
Ability to lead and motivate an organization consisting of approximately 160 staff members
and to manage the organization’s human, financial, material and information resources.
Ability to serve as the senior spokesperson for the EHR Directorate and to communicate
NSF policy and strategic plans effectively to the external community including the general
public, the nation’s school systems and universities, the science and engineering community,
other Federal agencies, the Congress, and the Administration. Involves skill in negotiation
and advocacy in complex situations involving diverse parties and interests.
Capacity to integrate EHR leadership with the other NSF directorates.
Credibility within the Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Technology Education Communities
Deep sense of scholarship and significant professional contributions in science, engineering
or mathematics or science and mathematics education.
Broad understanding of the current capabilities and trends of the science, engineering,
mathematics and technology education communities in areas such as education research, building
the K-12 workforce, diversity, educational technologies and broadening participation in science and engineering.
Broad familiarity with the infrastructure that supports advances in science, engineering,
mathematics and technology education.
High level of professional recognition in the scientific/engineering community as evidenced
by positions held, publications, and/or professional awards.
Commitment to the goals of the NSF as expressed in its Strategic Plan, including the
integration of research and education, and the ability to conceptualize the role of EHR in
achieving those goals.
Commitment to the employment and development of a highly qualified staff that reflects the
diversity of our nation and the representation of underrepresented groups and institutions on
advisory committees, in workshops, and on proposal review panels.