Directs and manages all operation, staff, interns, and volunteer of the Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center, providing informal S.T.E.M. education and outreach opportunities and exhibitions about NASA’s communication priorities, WFF missions, research, and findings.
Supervision, Management, and Administration: Oversee daily operations and facilities management including implementing informal S.T.E.M. education and outreach programs, coordination of special events and public launch viewings, exhibit design and development, and providing various visitor services. Develop supporting budgets with NASA’s Office of Communications for long-range development. Ensure operational efficiency that focuses effort on NASA’s strategic communication priorities to promote and foster S.T.E.M. engagement and inspire future careers. Hire, train and supervise staff, interns, and volunteers.
Development: Identify, write, and execute grants in support of Visitor Center goals. Work with NASA and contractor to procure funding for additional staffing and resource support to keep up with current growth and demand.
Partnerships and Collaboration: Establish and foster partnerships and collaborations that strengthen and expand the center’s ability to disseminate and raise awareness of NASA’s resources and communications priorities.
Public Relations: Develop, write, and execute all promotional efforts such as press releases, social media, online community calendars, webpages, written correspondence, and printed materials. Represent the Visitor Center in various settings including meetings, conferences, media, and in public forums.