Serves as a member of the SBE Directorate leadership team and as a principal spokesperson in the area of behavioral and cognitive sciences for the Foundation. Provides leadership and direction to the NSF Division responsible for funding research and education activities, both nationally and internationally, to develop and advance scientific knowledge and methods focusing on human cognition and behavior (including perception, thought processes, language, learning, and social behavior across neural, individual, family, and group levels), and on human variation at the scales of society, culture, and biology, and how these variations and related patterns develop and change across time and space. The incumbent has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of division staff and resources in meeting organizational goals and objectives. Assesses needs and trends involving the behavioral and cognitive sciences, implements overall strategic planning and policy setting for the Division, provides leadership and guidance to Division staff members, determines funding requirements, prepares and justifies budget estimates, balances program needs, allocates resources, oversees the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations, and represents NSF to relevant external groups. Supervises and provides leadership and guidance to senior staff (Deputy Division Director), program officers, administrative and support personnel. Fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations, and the academic community.