KBRwyle STEM Engagement Specialist in Mountain View, California

STEM Engagement Specialist



  • Please note this position is contingent on funding approval.**

The employee will support the NASA Ames Office of Human Capital and Education.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Engagement is ultimately focused on serving students. This NASA Fellowship Activity contributes to the office’s Focus Area 1: Create unique opportunities for students and the public to contribute to NASA’s work in exploration and discovery, and Focus Area 2: Build a diverse future STEM workforce by engaging students in authentic learning experiences with NASA’s people, content, and facilities.

The Human Capital and Education Directorate (OHCE) seeks to enhance its ability to investigate models for increasing the reach and impact of NASA’s STEM engagement activities through approaches that include strategic alliances and partners. Additionally, OHCE aims to execute a cohesive and collaborative approach to ensure increased efficiencies and communications of work assignments and responsibilities agreed upon in support of the Office of STEM Engagement.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Help communicate NASA policies and procedures to university and college faculty and students through meetings, site visits, and other applicable channels to ensure an understanding of NASA’s STEM and research activities and opportunities;

  • Assist in building linkages between the academia, ARC Mission Directorates and STEM Engagement Activity Managers

  • Support the execution of Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR); NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS); Space Grant; Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) activities; Educator Professional Development trainings and NASA Fellowship Activity;

  • Support the development of NASA Research Announcements, panel reviews, proposal reviews and Annual Performance Data Report (APD);

  • Design professional development activities for undergraduate, graduate and STEM educators;

  • Maintain regular communications with appropriate funding manager, and HQ Performance Assessment Evaluation Implementation (PAEIM) team;

  • Assess performance and prepare annual reports to include evidence of achievement of NASA Education Annual Performance Indicators (APIs) and measures (output, outcome, efficiency);

  • Coordinate evaluation, to include preparation and participation in Project level reviews;

  • Comply with released guidance and schedule on activity reporting (e.g., timely input to the Office of Education Performance Management system to collect and monitor performance of activity investment and annual performance reports);

  • Contribute to NASA HQ’s STEM Engagement working groups, tiger teams, etc.


Required Education/Experience:

Bachelor Degreein Business, Public Administration, Education Administration, STEM, or related field and 2 years of relevant experience.

Required Skills/Training:

  • Professional presentation skills (both oral and written)

  • Demonstrated technical and professional writing skills

  • Experience in review/evaluation of: proposals, solicitations and research announcements, technical papers, etc.

  • Data collection and analysis skills

  • Critical thinking and program development/management skills

  • Several years working experience in collaborating with institutions of higher education

  • Working knowledge of trends/standards related to STEM education/pipeline

  • Ability to multi-task

  • High capacity for self-directed work

  • Understanding of graduation rates and trends

Desired Education, Experience, Skills or Training:

  • Graduate degree experience or higher

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Several years working experience as program leader

  • Several years working experience with managing internship/fellowship/scholarship programs

  • Prior experience working at NASA Ames Research Center

  • Responsible for understanding contractor/civil servant protocols

  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with coworkers, NASA task customers and the customers of the organization we support.

  • The capability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Some experience with NASA Ames Partnerships Office and the NASA Technology Transfer System (NTTS).

  • Current knowledge of NASA policy and procedure.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job: Project Management

Primary Location: US-US-CA-Mountain View

Req ID: 1075316