Head of the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs

National Science Foundation

Job Type: Government/Non-Profit

Application Deadline: November 6, 2014


The National Science Foundation is searching for a Head of the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (OLPA). OLPA is the public voice of the Foundation. The office communicates its policies and programs to a diverse group of stakeholders, including members of Congress and their staffs, the executive branch, Governors and other state officials, colleges and universities, professional societies, business leaders, and the public. OLPA uses a variety of tools for this essential outreach, from radio and television, to print media, to social networking and digital media.

The Office Head is a member of the NSF senior management team, and communicates and interacts with all of the staff, programs, and activities of the Foundation. The incumbent advises the Director, Deputy Director, and other senior managers on relations with Congress, the media, and relevant issues in science, technology, and education. The Office Head leads a diverse staff of over 40 legislative experts, public affairs officers, writers, designers, and support staff.

Ideal candidates must demonstrate outstanding leadership; a deep appreciation for the role that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics play in our society; a grasp of the issues and challenges involved in communicating that role to stakeholders; and the ability to serve effectively as a key member of the NSF management team. We are especially interested in identifying women, members of minority groups, and persons with disabilities for this vital post. Individuals from any sector – academic, industry, or government – are welcome to apply.

Please see https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/380512700 for a full position description, and instructions on submitting an application. Applications can only be made through the USAJobs Web site, and must be submitted by Thursday, November 6, 2014.




Posted: October 03, 2014