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Director of Conservation

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US
Closing date
May 27, 2023

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NC Botanical Garden-525000
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Research Professionals
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Position Type:
Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Working Title:
Director of Conservation
Appointment Type:
EHRA Non-Faculty
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Full-Time Permanent
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North Carolina, US
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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:

The North Carolina Botanical Garden (NCBG) has been a leader in native plant conservation, horticulture, and education in the southeastern United States for more than 50 years. As part of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, we further the University's tripartite teaching, research, and public service mission through our own mission to inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature. As a garden focused on conserving the biodiversity of southeastern native plants, we recognize that just as biodiversity is critical to a healthy ecosystem, diversity in people and perspectives makes our organization and community stronger. NCBG is committed to creating an environment in our gardens and natural areas where everyone's voice is heard and everyone feels safe and welcome.
Position Summary:

The Director of Conservation manages all aspects of the North Carolina Botanical Garden's Conservation programs including but not limited to planning and implementation of the rare plant gene bank storage facility, reintroduction and associated research projects; management of the Mason Farm Biological Reserve and the five Nature Preserves of the Botanical Garden Foundation, and miscellaneous other conservation lands; and participation in local, state, and regional conservation organizations. The Director for Conservation also teaches undergraduates, mentors graduate students, and writes funding proposals for a wide range of conservation activities.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent educational or instructional activities relevant to the teaching assignment, will accept a relevant Bachelor's degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. In addition, the position minimums should satisfy any accreditation requirements in the specified area of instruction.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

Experience in ecological or botanical research.

Experience writing grant proposals.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

At least 5 years of professional experience that includes significant experience in ecological or botanical research and associated grant proposal writing, teaching, with these experiences associated with a university or conservation organization.
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities:

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority in accordance with the Clery Act. This position will be required to report Clery crimes to the Clery Compliance Manager and complete annual training about reporting responsibilities.

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