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Executive Director

Hiring Organization:
Society for Conservation Biology

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Position Description:
The Society for Conservation Biology, an international professional organization, is seeking an Executive Director. The position serves and promotes the global membership of the Society, oversees the operations of its publications (Conservation Biology and Conservation Letters), actively engages in development activities, ensures the successful organization of the biennial global meeting, supports all SCB programs, and represents SCB before diverse audiences.

The Executive Director reports to the Executive Committee of the elected Board of Governors, serves as an ex-officio member of the Board, supports the activities of the committees of the Board, and manages the SCB Executive office and its staff and contractors in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere.

We seek outstanding candidates who have a background in conservation science, strong managerial and administrative experience, a proven, significant, successful track record in program development and fundraising , experience with governing boards, and the ability to respond to the needs of a diverse and global membership. Experience and connections in the international community of conservation are strongly desired.

• Willingness to travel, as required.

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Salary and Benefits
• Starting salary commensurate with experience.
• Benefits include health/dental/vision, vacation and sick leave.
• SCB is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit entity, and participates in a matching 401k retirement plan.

Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin February 22, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit electronically a cover letter along with a curriculum vitae and names and contact information (phone, email, Skype) of three references, addressed to:

Rodrigo A. Medellin, Chair, SCB Executive Director Search Committee

Please send all materials to: Lauren Krizel, at, with subject line “Executive Director Position”.

For information about the Society’s goals and objectives, Bylaws, Strategic Plan, Annual Report, personnel, and more, visit our website at Review of applications will begin February 22, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information:
Jon Paul Rodriguez
1017 O Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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