Project Director for Science in the Classroom (SitC) position through the AAAS

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks a Project Director for Science in the Classroom (SitC) to plan, direct, and implement activities of project(s) including managing financial and staff resources in order to raise awareness and participation of the overall program. 

Major duties and responsibilities
• Conceptualizes content and plans and implements program activities for Science in the Classroom (SitC). Oversees daily operations and develops and monitors program budgets
• Supervises professional and support staff (one visiting scholar, one Research Associate, with the potential for an expanding staff) including assigning work, monitoring work progress, providing training, conducting performance reviews, and recommending changes in staff salaries
• Solicits input from and work with advisers in terms of the long term direction of SitC
• Oversees work done with consultants and vendors
• Works with evaluators on impact issues
• Reviews and edits science content for inclusion in SitC resources (multi-disciplinary papers across many different fields of science) and for additional science resources related to EHR projects
• Develops strategies for serving needs of different target populations interacting with SitC, e.g., educators (high school, 2-year colleges, those teaching non-majors), graduate students, post-docs
• Conceptualizes and may organize meetings, conferences, and symposia, delivers seminars and conducts other community outreach activities to explain project issues and increase public awareness and understanding of issues, attends and presents at scientific meetings
• Develops proposals for program funding from federal and private sector organizations, interacts with funders and potential funders
• Remains current on the education research literature related to SitC and relevant AAAS education efforts.  May be asked to summarize recent education research for conferences, seminars, and other writing opportunities  
• Initiates design and development of new projects, including identifying and securing grant funding and integrating projects into the larger vision of EHR
• Reviews and evaluates effectiveness of projects in coordination with other Directorate projects and programs
• Develops partnerships with other organizations undertaking related work
• In collaboration with fellow Program Directors and Directorate Head, may formulate policy for project(s). Stays abreast of project issues and serves as advocate for project or program issues at professional, governmental, and community meetings and hearings 
• May oversee and direct multiple projects
• Depending on program, position may have national or international scope

Minimum requirements
• Position requires advanced university or college training leading to a PhD degree in a STEM discipline
• Five to seven years’ experience in progressively responsible positions in program development and management
• Two to three years’ experience supervising others
• Demonstrated knowledge of project issues and research, including an understanding of the related research literature; project management skills including grant proposal development, budget management, and personnel management; ability to use independent judgment to make decisions and guide project effectively and efficiently
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.
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