Manager, Conservation Training Programs ~

6 de octubre de 2007

Manager, Conservation Training Programs

The Chicago Botanic Garden seeks a Conservation Scientist and Manager for its award-winning Conservation and Land Management Intern Program for its Plant Science and Conservation Division. Duties include management of the intern program, including recruitment, hiring, training and placing approximately 100 interns per year for several land management agencies (approximately 60% time) and conducting an active conservation-oriented research program (40% time). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with graduate students from several Chicago region universities if desired.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in ecology, botany, biology or a related field, expertise in restoration ecology or land management practices/policy, and a desire to work in a non-profit environment. Must have excellent organizational and communication skills and maintain strong working relationships with several federal agencies. The position supervises a financial administrative assistant and a research assistant and maintains oversight of the program's $1.5 million budget. For further information about the position, contact Kayri Havens at To apply, send cover letter with statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to: Human Resources Department, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2007 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

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