• Lead the growth and development of AIR’s emerging computer science education area through business development, client relationship and capacity building activities.
• Direct and coordinate complex, large projects and/or their components.
• Assist the STEM practice area director in the supervision of computer science education and related STEM education research and evaluation project teams and associated staff, including performance oversight, staff management and professional development.
• Demonstrate thought leadership for AIR in the STEM practice area among clients, partner organizations particularly in K-12 computer science education
• Contribute ideas and information to support project efforts through the publication of papers, presentations, seminars or symposia.
• Serve as client contact for technical and analytical expertise in the area of K-12 computer science and STEM fields in general.
• Ensure all projects are conducted with sound research and technical assistance practices, including quantitative and qualitative analyses, evidence-based interventions and sustainable solutions.
• Develop conceptual frameworks that guide project work. Collaborate with quantitative or qualitative researchers to design and develop questionnaires, instruments and databases.
• Lead proposals and contribute to strategic business development efforts in computer science education and related STEM education fields
The ideal candidate will possess a combination of business acumen, scholarly expertise, strong contacts in the philanthropic community and government agencies, a firm understanding of the research and application of K-12 computer science education and STEM fields in general, and a proven ability to manage large projects and teams.