[Taxacom] Director of Science and Conservation position at National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG), Hawaii

David Lorence lorence at ntbg.org
Tue Jul 3 14:32:25 CDT 2018

Aloha,  I would be grateful if you would please post this position
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Director of Science and Conservation position at National Tropical
Botanical Garden (NTBG), Hawaii

The National Tropical Botanical Garden has an opening for a full-time
Director of Science and Conservation, to start January 15, 2019.  This
position is based at the NTBG headquarters in the South Shore Gardens,
Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii.  Application instructions are included in the
attached position announcement.  More detailed information and position
description are available on the NTBG website at :


The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is a not-for-profit
institution, dedicated to discovering, saving, and studying the world's
tropical plants and sharing what is learned. Our network of five botanical
gardens, preserves and research facilities encompasses nearly 2,000 acres
with locations in Hawaii and Florida and a herbarium (PTBG) housing over
85,000 specimens. Our collection includes the largest assemblages of native
Hawaiian plant species and breadfruit cultivars in existence. Many of the
species in our collections are threatened and endangered or have
disappeared from their native habitats. In our preserves and beyond our
gardens, NTBG is working to restore habitats and save plants facing
extinction.  Our gardens and preserves are living laboratories and
classrooms for staff scientists, researchers, students and visitors from
all over the world.  National Tropical Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3)
corporation under the regulations of the United States.


The successful candidate will provide leadership and develop efficient and
effective strategies for all of NTBG science across NTBG's five gardens,
conservation program, and living and herbarium collections, insuring that
all programs are integrated for function and process. In addition, the
purpose of this position is to perform scholarly research concentrating on
Pacific island plants, utilizing a broad range of modern techniques for
plant systematics, conservation, ecology, or ethnobiology. Particular
emphasis should be made on developing collaborative research involving
various NTBG staff and external collaborators. The incumbent will serve as
a representative of the NTBG in matters relating to funding, fieldwork, and
public outreach concerning plants and should be able to effectively
communicate complex biological and conservation principles to diverse
stakeholders.  Key aspects of the skill set required for the position are
outlined below:

*Leadership:* This position requires demonstrated leadership ability and
effective interpersonal and communication skills, strong collaborative
skills, and experience guiding and motivating diverse staff and volunteer
teams and rallying support from audiences ranging from students to donors.

*Program Integration:* Demonstrated ability to integrate the activities at
multiple sites into an efficient and functioning series of research-based
programs and to ensure interconnected processes across diverse programmatic
elements such as field collections, living collections, herbarium, and
conservation projects.

*Funding: *Demonstrated ability and experience in independently securing
external funding from national, international, or donor sources.

*Research: * Record of independently initiating, developing, and personally
participating in research and fieldwork concerning biology, ethnobiology,
ecology, and/or related fields with Pacific island plant focus
preferable.  Published work including scholarly publications and ability to
keep abreast of new developments and related research. Experience serving
as a consultant and expert advisor on professional matters in this area to
internal and external stakeholders.

*Knowledge, skills and abilities:* The ideal candidate will be a
self-motivated scientist with extensive experience as a project manager and
strategic thinker well-versed in the opportunities for research on oceanic
islands and the challenges facing Pacific Island biodiversity.  Additional
duties may include departmental administration, planning and budgeting,
supervision of personnel, and serving on committees.

*Education and experience: *Minimum requirements: Ph.D. and several years
of successful research and leadership experience; record of scientific
publications in relevant areas; record of successful grant and fund-raising.

*Closing date for application: July 15, 2018 *

*Submit letter of interest, CV/résumé, and three (3) letters of
recommendation to:*

*National Tropical Botanical Garden*

*Attn: Human Resources*

*3530 Papalina Rd.*

*Kalaheo, HI  96741*

*Phone: (808) 332-7324 ext. 229*

*FAX:   (808) 332-9765*

*E-Mail: hr at ntbg.org <hr at ntbg.org>*

** Applications and web link to more detailed position description are
available from the NTBG website: https://ntbg.org/about/jobs

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