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Director, STEMM Opportunity Alliance
We have an exciting opportunity for a Director, STEMM Opportunity Alliance (SOA) to join our Inclusive STEMM Ecosystems for Equity & Diversity (ISEED) department.

The SOA Director will lead the strategic direction and operation of a AAAS marquee initiative recently launched at a White House Summit—the STEMM Opportunity Alliance (SOA)—an alliance that will construct a national STEMM equity strategy and mobilize cross-sector, aligned actions to achieve ambitious equity goals that power scientific excellence and innovation. Reporting to the Director of Inclusive STEMM Ecosystems for Equity & Diversity (ISEED), the SOA Director will provide team leadership, strategic direction, and operationalization for SOA.

SOA is a national public-private effort coordinated by the AAAS, with the support of more than a dozen funders, aimed at galvanizing stakeholders to achieve STEMM equity and excellence by 2050. This effort will bring together organizations and entities from across sectors and scientific communities that are committed to developing and advancing a national strategy for achieving shared goals for equity in STEMM. SOA aims to build a cross-sector movement to catalyze systemic change and achieve an equitable and inclusive STEMM ecosystem. In its first year, SOA will focus on the development of a co-constructed, evidence-based national strategic plan with broad partner buy-in and clear, measurable goals.

The SOA Director will also develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across the education, research, workforce, and industry continuum and create opportunities for coordination and cooperation to create a paradigm shift in the pathways to and within STEMM careers. They will collaborate with AAAS senior leaders as well as its communications, government affairs, and philanthropy functions to ensure the success of SOA. The successful candidate will have demonstrated abilities in strategic thinking, collaborative leadership, operations, and inclusion and equity in STEMM.

Are you ready to be a Force for Science?
Position: Director, STEMM Opportunity Alliance
Organization: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Location: Washington,  DC 
United States
Salary: Range starts at $160,000
Posting Start Date: 2/21/2023
Date Posted: 2/21/2023
Requirements Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree required (Advanced Degree preferred in STEMM, Education, Public Policy, or a related field)
  • 10+ years’ work experience with at least 5 years of demonstrated success leading complex collaborative initiatives, ideally involving both public and private sectors.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience in organizational change or systemic change efforts.
  • Previous supervision or team leadership experience and management of direct reports
  • Preferred experience with STEMM initiatives related to education, diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Advanced knowledge and experience engaging with equity in STEMM education and industry.
Status: This listing expires on: 4/22/2023
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American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Washington,  DC 
United States
(202) 326-6657
Dr. Travis York