As principal associate to the NSF Assistant Director for the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) and a member of the senior leadership team, the Deputy Assistant Director joins with the Assistant Director to provide intellectual leadership and management oversight in all aspects of EHR’s scientific program. The Directorate provides research-oriented leadership for the Nation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning and education through its four divisions: Undergraduate Education; Graduate Education; Human Resource Development; and Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings. Program goals include fundamental research, research-based development, direct support to students through scholarships and fellowships, and large-scale interventions devoted to enhancing the pipeline for the STEM workforce. The work of the directorate is organized around thematic areas: learning and learning environments, broadening participation and capacity, and professional workforce development. On behalf of the Assistant Director, the Deputy Assistant Director has strategic oversight responsibility for the implementation of policy, represents EHR on internal and external senior level policy and planning bodies, and with external stakeholder groups, and serves as the Assistant Director in his/her absence. In conjunction with the Assistant Director, the Deputy Assistant Director provides leadership in the continued improvement of EHR functions and mission development, direction, and guidance to staff members in the Office of the Assistant Director and across the Directorate. The Deputy Assistant Director is an expert leader, manager, and full participant in the planning, development, implementation, and monitoring of EHR programs and activities.