The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC), a regional 501(c)(3) located in the Annapolis, MD area, seeks an experienced environmental scientist/leader to serve as its next Executive Director. Candidates should have familiarity with the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, including its waters (hydrology/circulation, biogeochemistry, living resources), its tributaries, shorelines and watershed (wetlands, forests, land cover, land use, and water cover), and, importantly, the full array of human activities and behavior that affect the societal value and sustainability of this major natural-human ecosystem. Knowledge of these attributes for other coastal systems will also be considered. In addition, candidates should have broad knowledge of the science network in the mid-Atlantic region and established relationships with federal and state agencies and regional NGOs.
In addition to supervising CRC Staff members in Edgewater (currently six) and working with the Business Manager on overseeing day-to-day organizational functions, the Executive Director is responsible for identifying and facilitating agency/department/foundation interests and funding for collaborative multi-disciplinary, multi-institution research projects. She/he also works with the Board of Trustees on issues of capacity building and organization development and acts as a proactive liaison between the research and management communities to ensure transfer of science to inform and guide science-based management and policy in the region. (See examples here and here.) Interested candidates should review the CRC website for more information about our organization and the current range of activities associated with the position.
Additional details about the position and application instructions are available at http://chesapeake.org/director-application/.