Serves as Director of the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) and as a member of the leadership team of the Directorate for Biological Sciences.
DEB contributes to NSF’s mission by supporting fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems.
The Division Director has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of division staff and resources in meeting organizational goals and objectives.
This includes directing the activities of the Division of Environmental Biology, assessing needs and trends, developing breakthrough opportunities, implementing overall strategic planning, and policy setting.
Supervises and provides leadership and guidance to senior executive level DEB staff, program officers, administrative and support personnel.
Determines funding requirements, prepares and justifies budget estimates, balances program needs, allocates resources, and oversees the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations.
Represents NSF to relevant external groups and fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations and the academic community