The Botanical Society of America (BSA), an affiliate organization of the Missouri Botanical Garden, is searching for an energetic and innovative Executive Director (ED) to lead a dynamic staff of nine at its St. Louis headquarters (visit https://www.botany.org/ for more information about the Society). Applicants for this position should provide evidence of effective leadership and management experiences, as well as an understanding of how a non-profit organization functions. Responsibilities of the ED include directing the daily operations of the BSA and overseeing fiscal management and growth for the organization, including leading development activities. The ED will also promote the involvement of the BSA in national public policy and science activities, serving as a spokesperson and advocate for the organization. A degree in science is preferred, but not required. To be considered, applicants must apply on-line (https://missouribotanicalgarden.applicantpro.com/jobs/636331.html), and submit: an updated C.V.; the names and contact information for four references (do not send letters of recommendation); and a personal statement that describes relevant background and skills, management style, and vision for the organization. Questions about the position may be sent to SearchComm@botany.org. Screening of applications will begin on November 1, with a negotiable starting date in the summer of 2018. The MBG is an equal opportunity employer.
Additional Salary Information: Up to $130,000 + benefits
Founded in 1893, the Botanical Society of America (BSA) is a "not-for-profit" 501 (c) (3) membership society whose mission is to: promote botany, the field of basic science dealing with the study and inquiry into the form, function, development, diversity, reproduction, evolution, and uses of plants and their interactions within the biosphere. To accomplish this mission, the objectives of The Soci...ety are to: sustain and provide improved formal and informal education about plants; encourage basic plant research; provide expertise, direction, and position statements concerning plants and ecosystems; and foster communication within the professional botanical community, and between botanists and the rest of humankind through publications, meetings, and committees.
The BSA is one of the world's largest societies devoted to the study of plants and allied organisms, and functions as an umbrella organization covering all specialties. The headquarters of the Society are in St. Louis, Missouri.