Help wanted: Executive Director
The National Center for Science Education, a non-profit organization that defends the teaching of evolution and climate science, seeks a new Executive Director to serve as chief executive officer and public face of NCSE.
Prospective candidates should have:
*a Ph.D. or the equivalent in a field related to science and/or science education; biology, geology, science education, and climate science are particularly desirable
*a record of scholarly research and publication
*a record of outreach to the public on science education issues
*experience in teaching in formal (K-12 or college) or informal (e.g., museum) settings
*knowledge of non-profit management and finance (experience preferred)
*experience in fundraising and development with foundations and individual donors
*superb communication skills, both written and oral
*a high degree of computer literacy, including expertise with social media and digital communication
*the ability to work cooperatively and manage effectively
*a record of effective involvement with public controversies over evolution and/or climate science
*the ability to work effectively and diplomatically with diverse communities and allies
The Executive Director supervises all NCSE staff and reports to the Board of Directors.
This is a full-time permanent position with medical, dental, and retirement benefits. The Executive Director would be expected to be on site in NCSE’s office in Oakland, California; telecommuting is not an option. Extensive travel and public speaking is required. A detailed description of the position follows below.
Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience and comparable with similar positions in similarly sized non-profits in the San Francisco Bay Area. Applications should include three references familiar with applicant’s qualifications for the position, a résumé, and a writing sample demonstrating applicant’s ability to communicate effectively with a general audience. Applications will be accepted until July 1. Anticipated start date is September 1. Send application materials to:
Executive Director Search
National Center for Science Education, Inc.
420 40th Street, Suite 2
Oakland CA 94609
Fax: (510) 601-7204
NCSE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a staff of fifteen and an annual budget of approximately $1.2 million. NCSE is an equal opportunity employer.