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NCEP Director

Job Type: full-time permanent position

Location: New York

Posting Date: 30 Jul 14

Closing Date: 28 Oct 14

American Museum Of Natural History

NCEP Director

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.

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Position Summary:
This position provides leadership, coordination, and oversight for the Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners (NCEP), a global capacity development program of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC). Responsibilities include the management of the NCEP staff team, strategic planning, fundraising and grant management, and oversight of implementation and evaluation of all NCEP activities.

The position also supports the CBC Director and other CBC staff as appropriate in the implementation of additional programs focused on conservation capacity development, including the Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

-Lead and manage the NCEP program globally, including strategic planning, oversight of the program's budget, development of new projects and fundraising, and implementation.

-Oversee project activity in the US and abroad, and the planning and implementation of NCEP workshops and other training events.

-Supervise NCEP staff, including AMNH employees, vendors and contractors, and relationships with project/program partners.

-Oversee development of resources for conservation capacity development, including NCEP modules. This includes developing new resources, their peer review, updating as necessary, and their dissemination in all applicable languages.

-Oversee the integration of open educational resources from multiple sources into the NCEP modules, and of CBC and NCEP materials into diverse training events.

-Support and assist other Center staff as appropriate in the implementation of additional programs focused on conservation capacity development, including the Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS).

-Conduct research on conservation biology, ecology, systematics, biogeography, and/or biodiversity conservation education.

-This position administers multiple programs with complex budgets and funding sources that require careful tracking. The NCEP Director works closely with the CBC Financial Manager to this effect, with CBC Director oversight.

-In development and fundraising, the position's responsibilities include the investigation and recommendation of potential funding sources to the CBC Director, participating in or leading the drafting of proposals for final approval by the CBC Director and other appropriate AMNH departments, and oversight of spending for any successful proposals.

Required Qualifications:
The NCEP Project Director requires strong leadership, management, and communication skills, along with some supervisory experience. The incumbent should have knowledge and experience in the field of biodiversity conservation, as well as experience teaching and designing courses at the university level, using evidence-based approaches, and multiple platforms and modes, including online teaching and learning. The incumbent must have excellent written and oral communication skills, must be able to integrate information from various sources, and must be able to process multiple tasks under pressure of deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills are required.

Ph.D. is required for the position.

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