Executive Director - STEPPE
DEPARTMENT: STEPPE Office* (Sedimentary Geology, Time, Environment, Paleontology, Paleoclimate and Energy)
LOCATION: STEPPE offices and administrative support will be located at GSA in Boulder, CO, but applicants may propose an alternative location for this position.
STATUS: Full Time; an inter-organizational agreement can be part of this position. Full time is preferred but other situations may be considered.
SALARY INFORMATION: $80,000 to $100,000 per year. The starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefit package.
To provide leadership and management of the STEPPE effort in engaging the sedimentary crust research community in productive interaction.
NATURE OF WORK:
Reporting to STEPPE Board of Directors, this position provides the oversight of all STEPPE activities. This position interacts with all stakeholders of sedimentary crust research, including: students, academic researchers, industry researchers, government researchers, government grant agencies and the public. Work is performed with strategic supervision of the Board, in a fast-paced environment, subject to multiple deadlines and priorities. The incumbent exercises discretionary decision making.
This position will include building a communications infrastructure to inform and allow interaction within and outside of the sedimentary crust research community on a global scale. Communications will include internet based tools (website, blogs, social media, etc.); topical workshops, individual meetings and public presentations. Strategic planning with the Board and implementing action items among and between existing sedimentary crust research initiatives as well as facilitating the community in creating additional initiatives and integrative research proposals that cross specialty boundaries.
Education: Advanced degree in geoscience.
Experience: Background in geoscience research; general knowledge of the overall effort in sedimentary crust research and success in winning government grants.
Skills: Ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail; ability to effectively work independently; highly effective interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; demonstrated public relations skills including the ability to interact effectively with public, students, academic, industrial and government personnel; self-motivated and creative. Knowledge of structure and processes in procuring governmental research grants; ability to handle interactions with tact, discretion, confidentiality and cultural sensitivity. General computer skills and application of internet communication tools are essential.
Must be authorized to work in the United States. To be considered for this position, please provide the following documents: cover letter and resume. These may be sent as attachments to .
*STEPPE Office is a scientific society (GSA, SEPM, PS) and NSF funded effort to facilitate the sedimentary crust research community in its goal of understanding the details of the Earth’s past and humanity’s future. It is a 3-year initial grant to develop the communications infrastructure to unite the community to achieve this goal.