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Program Manager - Computing and Communication Foundations
ICF is seeking a Program Manager to support the National Science Foundation’s Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)’s Computing and Communication Foundations. Your work will contribute to enabling the NSF’s mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. This division administers research and education activities that seek advances in computing and communication theory, algorithms for computer and computational science, and architecture and design of hardware and software. This position will help to support research and education on the mathematical, scientific and technological foundations of computing, information and communications.
This role is based in Alexandria, VA. This is an opportunity to contribute to an important project from its beginning, work with the latest and emerging technologies, and all while building a great career at ICF!
Support Program Officers and administrative team in four core programs:
Communications and Information Foundations
Foundations of Emerging Technologies
Software and Hardware Foundations
Technical and scientific writing/editing
Assist with site visits
Manage and assemble proposal-review panels, generating supporting documents
Managing the annual report production process from start to finish
Support the development and deployment of abstracts
Manage minutes from technical discussions and proposal discussions, in accordance with NSF policies
Master’s or Ph.D. in NSF‐supported fields (Computer Science is preferred)
10+ Total years of experience in a similar or related field
Equivalent experience and/or certifications ARE acceptable in place of (Bachelors and 14+ years experience)
Experience in running scientific and/or technical related programs
Experience with general scientific or research communities (specific IT domain experience not required)
Project management/proven business acumen in managing complex projects and budgets
Background in use-inspired best practices like human-centered design, user-discovery, and research synthesis; as well as an understanding of transition to practice pathways.
Experience in managing research projects such as on a large research team, or experience providing this kind of support to government funding agencies as a Science and Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) contractor
Familiarity with research, project and program management
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Highly proficient with Microsoft Office
Specifically, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote
Calendar and schedule management using Outlook
Proficient with agency collaboration tools
Must be able to automate and innovate
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.
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Arlington, VA (VA31)