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GSA Executive Director

Position Title: Executive Director
Organization: The Geological Society of America
Location: The Geological Society of America Headquarters, Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: Full time/Exempt
Reports to: GSA Council, the Society’s board of directors
Salary: Commensurate with experience

The Geological Society of America (GSA), a scientific and professional organization with more than 26,000 members worldwide, seeks an individual to assume the duties of Executive Director as early as January 1, 2015. The selected individual will:

The new director will provide leadership and support to diverse groups such as committees, associated societies, staff, and volunteers and hold a position with competitive compensation and benefits.

The breadth and diversity of GSA’s membership, with graduate and undergraduate students (~36%) and professionals in academia (23%), industry (18%), government (8%), and other sectors or retired (15%), is a huge asset in fulfilling its mission to advance geoscience research and discovery, service to society, stewardship of Earth, and the geosciences profession. The Executive Director will promote diversity in all respects.


Qualified Candidates will be required to undergo a background check.

Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision plan, 403(b) retirement plan, paid vacation time.

Submit a résumé, the names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of three references, and a letter describing your interest in the position to:

Human Resources
Executive Director Search Committee
The Geological Society of America
P.O. Box 9140
Boulder, CO 80301-9140

Applications received by 15 October 2014 will receive full consideration; the position will remain open until filled. GSA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages nominations of outstanding individuals.