Program Director – Montana

Agency
Adventure Scientists
Location
Bozeman, Montana
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
This is a full-time, office-based position with frequent travel. Occasional work on weekends and at night should be expected. Salary is negotiable depending on experience.
Last Date to Apply
08/01/2017
Website
http://www.adventurescientists.org
Description
The Program Director oversees Adventure Scientists’ team of project managers and ensures that the organization remains at the forefront of providing access to research-quality data. We are searching for a charismatic person to join our senior leadership team who is a recognized leader in citizen science. This person must believe that citizen science is a powerful tool that, when held to the same standards as traditional science, can change the world. In 18 months, the successful candidate will:

• Be supervising our project management team and providing oversight on a portfolio of projects
• Have researched, adapted and instituted the most effective recruiting, training and management strategies across citizen science and related disciplines
• Be working with donor partners in alignment with our fundraising strategy
Qualifications
Specific Responsibilities:

• Research, adapt and implement the latest trends in citizen science for best practices related to recruiting, training and managing volunteers
• Supervise a committed project management team and lead the team to meet its strategic and annual goals across a portfolio of projects
• Serve on the Senior Leadership Team and assist the Executive Director in developing long-term strategic plans that meet organizational goals and strategies
• Work in alignment with our fundraising strategy by writing proposals, grants and helping cultivate private (individual, foundations, etc.) and public donors and funding
• Support the development and management of partnerships with universities, agencies, businesses and other NGO as well as vendors.
• Maintain and improve Adventure Scientists’ project management practices through research in adjacent fields (education, military, etc.)
• Represent and promote Adventure Scientists at events and conferences, partner meetings and other forums

Qualifications/Requirements:

• Graduate degree in citizen science, biology, ecology, education, policy, natural resources and/or a related field with four-plus years practical work experience in citizen science, volunteer management, stewardship and/or public outreach
• Strong communication skills and recognition as a leader in the field of citizen science are essential for success in this role
• Experience in project management including conceiving, designing, launching, leading, and reporting on field-based projects is a plus
• Experience in contributing to the development, thought leadership and valuation in the field of citizen science
• Possess passion, creativity, organization, flexibility and confidence conducting a wide variety of tasks in a fast-paced office environment
• Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
• The ability to communicate complex scientific research in a compelling way to a wide variety of audiences
• Strong computer skills and the ability to learn and utilize new programs quickly
• Experience with using technology in the field as a data collection tool
• Extensive outdoor experience and skills
• Desire and ability to travel
• Creative problem solving ability demonstrated in the field, office, and life
• The desire to join a fast paced, dynamic nonprofit organization
• Sense of humor

To apply:

Please email a resume, letter of interest including your desired salary and three references to Merrill Warren at merrill@adventurescientists.org by 5 pm on August 1st, 2017. Please use “Program Director” as the subject line.
Contact Person
Merrill Warren
Contact eMail
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