Botanic Gardens Conservation International (U.S.)


c/o Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225


Tel (718) 623-7362
Fax (718) 941-4774
www.bgci.org/us
        January 2004
Position Announcement Program Director, BGCI (US)

Position Overview
The mission of Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) is to
build a world network for plant conservation and to support sustainable
development of the global environment. BGCI (US), the US office housed
at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, has undertaken a program to develop
strategies to raise public awareness in the United States of the urgent
need for plant conservation. The Program Director manages, markets, and
develops programs to assist US botanical gardens, educational
institutions, and environmental organizations in providing programs in
plant conservation and sustainability education in their communities.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties
*       Run the BGCI-US office
*       Coordinate and implement the Investing in Nature program for
BGCI-US
*       Supervise a staff of two
*       Work with BGCI staff on worldwide initiatives, including the
development of new projects and activities for BGCI-US
*       Work with other organizations to raise awareness of plant
conservation needs and activities
o       Coordinate and lead professional development courses and other
programs
o       Organize and run conferences, meetings...
o       Provide services to and communicate with botanical gardens staff

*       Manage database of garden and other professional contacts
*       Help develop BGCI membership
*       Work with BGCI staff on worldwide initiatives

Secondary Responsibilities and Duties
*       Write, edit, and produce printed and electronic documents
*       Perform related duties or special projects as needed

Qualifications
*       Proven success in writing and producing educational materials
and communicating technical information in a user-friendly,
understandable fashion for a diverse audience
*       Experience in leading, managing, and developing programs
*       Work experience in botanical gardens, museums, or environmental
education preferred
*       Excellent organizational and communication skills
*       Advanced degree in education, botany, ecology, conservation
biology and/or equivalent experience
*       Travel is expected

To Apply   Human Resources, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11225
Fax: (718) 622-7826; e-mail: [log in to unmask]  EOE

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*Steven Clemants          *
*Vice President of Science*
*Brooklyn Botanic Garden  *
*1000 Washington Ave.     *
*Brooklyn, NY 11215       *
*718-623-7309             *
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