Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Position Announcement

Program Director

Earthwatch Institute is an international, non-profit organization which engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.

The Earthwatch Institute Program Director has primary responsibility for the recruitment of mission-relevant field research projects for Earthwatch Institute. Responsibilities include:

o strategic development of research support by Earthwatch,
o outreach to scientific community and development of a network of scientists,
o scientific proposal solicitation, and review of proposals
o lead and participate in conference sessions, workshops, events and lecture series
o develop analyses and external reporting in publications and conferences
o fund-raising for initiatives related to specific research program

The Program Director reports to the Director of Research and works closely with other members of the research Department, including two other Program Directors, 4 Field Directors, and work closely with corresponding staff in other departments.

The Program Director will have outstanding qualifications and field experience in international conservation science and sustainable development. Earthwatch is looking for someone with significant experience in field research in community-based resource management. The candidate must have strong administrative, analytical and interpersonal skills to effectively build and coordinate a diverse research program. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree or experience is required, as are demonstrated abilities to obtain funding, to manage interdisciplinary projects, and to effectively communicate and study complex conservation issues. Also required are leadership abilities and entrepreneurial spirit necessary to maintain an internationally, well-respected Program.

For a complete job description see http://www.earthwatch.org/offices/vacancies_us.html

Salary range: $45,000 - $55,000 commensurate with experience

Please submit cover letter and resume to hr@earthwatch.org; fax 978-897-0935; mail HR, Earthwatch Institute, P.O. Box 75, Maynard, MA 01754-0075.