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Position Description

Job Title: ARC Network Project Director
Job Status: Full-Time Exempt
Reports to: AWIS Chief Research Officer and ARC Network PI, Heather Metcalf, PhD
Location: Flexible – Virtual Office Position
Annual Salary: $75,000-$85,000, depending on experience

About the ARC Network

The ADVANCE Resource and Coordination (ARC) Network (http://www.equityinstem.org), funded via a collaborative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF Award HRD-1740860), aspires to disrupt the cultural barriers and artificial boundaries that have reduced the efficacy of diverse global efforts to bring gender equity to STEM in the academic workplace. Through the ARC Network, researchers, practitioners, administrators, decision-makers, faculty, funders, editorial staff and publishers, evaluation committee members, diversity and inclusion groups, professional societies, industry stakeholders, existing and emerging communities of practice, and more will collaborate, share, and adopt equity resources, including research, data, standards for research and evaluation instrumentation, and evidence-based practices, programmatic activities, tools, training, strategies, and policies proven to effect change.

Position Summary

The ARC Network Project Director (PD) is responsible for providing strategic management for this Association for Women in Science (AWIS) initiative. The PD provides leadership and direction for day-to-day operations of the ARC Network to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters. The PD will have primary responsibility for the integration of activities across the ARC Network including the ARC Research Board, the External Advisory Committee, Communities of Practice, Virtual Visiting Scholars Program, ARC Network Community, and in-person and virtual convenings. The PD will also oversee the work of consultants and contractors, including the Community Manager, and will work closely with the Co-PIs, external evaluation team, and communications staff.

This is an exciting opportunity to change the way we study and promote gender equity within STEM and postsecondary higher education. Candidates should have a passion to innovate, solve problems, and meet the challenges and opportunities of gender equity policy and practice in higher education.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position at AWIS funded under a five-year collaborative agreement with the NSF currently in its third year. The ARC Network initiative has a sustainability plan that includes efforts to retain this position at AWIS at the conclusion of the NSF-funded period.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Manages and staffs project operations based on proposed research and community activities and timelines. Includes negotiation and oversight of subcontracted services as necessary. Motivates and monitors the progress of work performed by project staff to include senior technical personnel.
  • Supports the ARC External Advisory Committee and the ARC Research Board.
  • Prepares business plan, technical reports, NSF progress reports, and papers on ARC Network activities, progress and results of research and community activities.
  • Plans, reports on, and participates in meetings, discussion groups and other types of events to promote project visibility. Engages in presentations, community, and media outreach on behalf of the project.
  • Establishes and maintains an active network of professional contacts.
  • Helps to develop and manage project budgets. Prepares and/or directs the preparation of financial reports as required. Directs ongoing purchasing activities.

Background Requirements

  • Knowledge of intersectional gender equity research and practice in academic STEM disciplines. Familiarity with NSF ADVANCE research and projects.
  • Demonstrated resilience, diplomacy, influence, relationship building, and problem-solving skills in a variety of situations.
  • Strong project management skills and experience, including budget/schedule development and management/oversight, resource management and forecasting, task and delivery management, leadership, teambuilding, and team management.
  • Work experience managing multiple successful strategic cross-sector partnerships in academia, business, and policy institutions.
  • Experience in engaging a diverse community of researchers and practitioners.
  • Ability to balance community expectations with project outcomes.
  • Highly effective written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences.
  • Understanding of NSF grant procedures, policies, and reporting.
  • Regular travel, approximately 15 percent, required.

About AWIS

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is the largest multi-discipline organization for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) dedicated to achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. The Association for Women in Science is a global network with 80 grassroots chapters and affiliates connecting more than 100,000 professionals in STEM with members, allies and supporters worldwide. Membership is open to any individual who supports the vision and mission of AWIS.

AWIS Mission

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is the largest multi-discipline organization for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) dedicated to achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. The Association for Women in Science is a global network with 80 grassroots chapters and affiliates connecting more than 100,000 professionals in STEM with members, allies and supporters worldwide. Membership is open to any individual who supports the vision and mission of AWIS. Learn more at https://www.awis.org.

AWIS does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, promotion, compensation, termination, leaves of absence, training, development, and advancement. AWIS recognizes that we live and work in a diverse world and values the skills and abilities of employees from all cultural backgrounds and traditions.

Apply by submitting your cover letter, resume, and the names of three (3) references with contact information to the form below by December 6, 2019. Anticipated start date is January 13, 2020.

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