Field Museum, Keller Science Action Center

Position ID:Field Museum-Keller Science Action Center-DIRECTOR [#23524]
Position Title: Senior Director, Keller Science Action Center
Position Type:Administration
Position Location:CHICAGO, Illinois 60605, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Conservation / Applied Conservation
Ecology / Conservation Biology
Social Sciences / Human-Nature Intersections
Appl Deadline:2022/12/05 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/30, finished 2023/06/10)
Position Description:    

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The Field Museum is a not-for-profit organization located on the Museum Campus of Chicago. Since the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, we have conducted research across all seven continents and accumulated a collection of over 40 million specimens and artifacts. 

The Field Museum is searching for a Senior Director to join our team at the Keller Science Action Center! 

The Field Museum’s Keller Science Action Center translates museum science and collections into lasting results for conservation and quality of life. The Senior Director of the Center provides leadership to generate significant and measurable advances in community-centered conservation, particularly in the tropics (currently Andes Amazon) and Chicago Region. The Senior Director oversees and pursues effective strategies, decision-making, operations, communication, fundraising, and partnerships of the Center for visible conservation results on the ground. They lead the interdisciplinary staff of the Center and coordinate closely with other areas of the Museum to integrate community engagement and conservation action across the Museum. The Senior Director also plays an important public role, creating opportunities to highlight the work of the Museum in conservation and cultivating the engagement and interest of potential and existing partners and supporters. 

The Senior Director is an experienced leader who cultivates a broad network and has a deep commitment to both the biological and social aspects of conservation and its outcomes for local people. They support and engage the Action Committee of the Board of Trustees. They manage the Center’s program directors and other staff. The Senior Director reports to the Vice President for Science and Education, is a member of the Science and Education Leadership Team, and serves on the senior management team of the Museum. 

Application review will begin on December 5, 2022. 

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