Science Education Administrator (Program Director)

Alexandria, Virginia
Apr 19, 2018
Apr 27, 2018
Full Time
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation MAY be paid contingent on the availability of funds.


You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

Please preview "Evaluations" section and "Qualifications" for additional requirements and Quality Ranking Factors.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree in a relevant field, such as education research, evaluation, social science, statistics, or another STEM discipline, plus six or more years after award of the Ph.D. or Ed.D. of successful science education research, research administration and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position.
Ideal candidates will have strong expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative research methodologies. Experience can be in formal or informal educational environments, including but not limited to schools, colleges and universities, museums, film/radio/TV production, cyberlearning/online contexts, and community youth/family programming.

If you do not have civil service status or reinstatement eligibility, you will not obtain civil service status if selected. If you are currently in the competitive civil service, you will be required to waive competitive civil service rights if selected.

This Program Director position is in the bargaining unit.

Relocation expenses may be paid, contingent upon availability of funds.

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated on the extent and quality of your experience, expertise, education, and research activities relevant to the duties of the position.

We strongly encourage you to specifically address the Quality Ranking Factors below. This will ensure that you receive full consideration in the evaluation process.

Quality Ranking Factors

1. Demonstrated knowledge of, and a record of contributing to, STEM education research in the broad area of science teaching and learning.

2. Demonstrated knowledge of research related to how educational experiences in K-12 and/or informal settings can enhance STEM workforce and career development.

3. Research, analytical and technical writing expertise as evidenced by publications or other documents.

4. Ability to organize, implement and manage the review of proposals, articles or other research documents in the broad area of education research and development.

5. Ability to interact with the scientific and education community and peers, and to advance program policies and plans.

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