MBG Job Announcement

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Fri Feb 21 14:00:43 CST 2003


JOB POSTING FOR MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN

DIRECTOR,CENTER FOR CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG) seeks applications and nominations for
the new Director of the Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development
(CCSD).

CCSD promotes the importance of scientific data in sustainable growth
planning, an effort that connects the work of botanists and traditional
conservation organizations.  Through partnerships, the Center and high
profile conservation organizations can identify and advocate for those
efforts that will yield the greatest benefit to plant life and the organisms
that depend on it.  CCSD focuses on conservation efforts in Madagascar and
Nicaragua and has near-term plans for Tanzania and Ecuador, all existing
locations of MBG research.  Recent successes include a grant from the
National Science Foundation's Biocomplexity Program to work on an integrated
strategy to understand and model diversity and climate on the eastern slopes
of the Andes in Peru and Bolivia.

Reporting to the head of the Research Division, the new Director will
provide CCSD with strong, visible leadership.  She/he will oversee the
application of plant systematics into specific conservation initiatives.
Using MBG's existing network of relationships, the new Director will
continue to develop partnerships with government bodies, conservation
organizations, corporations, and local groups in targeted areas, as well as
cultivate relationships with new external partners.  Publication of
information and education on conservation efforts is essential to the
Center's success, as is the ability to target and generate financial
resources.  She/he should have experience in the plant sciences or in
related fields, with a strong emphasis on conservation leadership.
Candidates will exhibit an understanding and advocacy of the mission and
culture of the Garden, its rich history, and its tradition of leadership
among research and education gardens on the national and international
levels.

The firm of Auerbach Associates has been retained to assist in conducting
this search.  Send applications and nominations to:  Judith Auerbach,
Auerbach Associates, 65 Franklin Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02110;
617-451-0095.  (E-mail nominations and applications to:
sara at auerbach-assc.com)

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately.

The Missouri Botanical Garden is an equal opportunity employer.




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