Director of Cofrin Center for Biodiversity: Green Bay, WI

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Green Bay, WI
Job Category
Faculty Appointments
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Last Date to Apply
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay seeks applicants at the Green Bay campus for the Director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity who reports to the Dean of the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology. The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity was established in 1999 and has a long history of success in providing student opportunities in biodiversity research and management; in managing 610 ha of diverse natural areas on six sites, including the 117 ha Cofrin Arboretum, within the northern WI region; in growing and curating two regionally significant natural history collections; and in fostering connections between UW-Green Bay faculty and local biodiversity stakeholders, including funding agencies, NGOs, and the general public. More information about the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity can be found at This position includes the following responsibilities: - Provide leadership and vision for the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity in coordination with the overall vision and strategic goals of the university. - Provide supervision for two faculty curators and several professional staff members (currently three full-time and two part-time assignments). - Oversee the management of five university owned natural areas and two scientific collections. - Manage a budget that includes funding from both university and private sources. - Collaborate with faculty and staff in Natural and Applied Sciences on teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, including the use of the UW-Green Bay scientific collections and the natural areas as outdoor classrooms. - Manage and support efforts with faculty, staff, and community partners on research projects that involve the conservation and ecology of western Great Lakes flora and fauna and that provide experience and opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students annually (currently 20+ students per year). - Cultivate effective public relations and outreach efforts with faculty, staff, and community partners. - Work effectively with University Advancement on community engagement and fundraising activities. - Perform institutional service and contribute to the ongoing programmatic development within the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology and Natural and Applied Sciences.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: - Earned doctorate in Biology or closely related field from an accredited institution at time of application - Earned or potential to earn tenured faculty status - Demonstrated commitment to conservation of biodiversity - Demonstrated leadership/supervisory experience of faculty and/or staff - Demonstrated experience in budgeting and grants management - Demonstrated research productivity and grant writing experience - Experience in working with and maintaining partnerships with diverse stakeholders in the public and private sectors - Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: - Interest in western Great Lakes flora and fauna - Experience in natural areas management - Experience with management of natural history collections - Experience mentoring students in research or professional activity - Experience or demonstrated interest in international education - Experience with strategic planning processes and implementation - Experience with community outreach, and public education The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence. In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.
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Amy Ibuaka
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