[PCA] JOB OPPTY: NatureServe Chief Botanist (Arlington, VA)

Carr, Amanda (Mandie) N ancarr at blm.gov
Wed Jun 30 11:09:04 CDT 2021

*Position:  NatureServe Chief Botanist

NatureServe seeks a highly collaborative leader with a commitment to conservation to shape and guide NatureServe's plant conservation program and advance the organization's mission. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a senior level scientist with a high level of expertise and demonstrated success in developing and applying botanical information to support conservation. NatureServe is an established biodiversity conservation science and technology organization with a new strategic plan that prioritizes making the collection, curation, and delivery of our conservation data more efficient and effective. The work of the individual in this role will be critical to the organization's ability to meet its strategic goals and priorities. Location for this role is flexible, but Arlington, Virginia is preferred.

*Job Summary:
The Chief Botanist is a key leadership position at NatureServe and provides strategic direction on the development of scientific methods, data, analyses, and information products designed to promote the lasting conservation of North American plants. The Chief Botanist guides efforts to develop, document, and maintain the most current and robust data on the taxonomy, conservation status, distribution, and conservation requirements of plant species and is responsible for assuring the accuracy, completeness, currency and scientific validity of NatureServe's botanical information. The Chief Botanist promotes high-quality, consistent, and current data by fostering collaboration and communication between NatureServe's botanists and data managers across the NatureServe Network, as well as government agencies, academic institutions, private sector entities, and other conservation organizations.  They also collaborate with these partners to provide expert conservation services and produce information products and publications to support the application of our data to meet their conservation goals. The Chief Botanist has responsibility for determining and articulating the long- and short-term goals of NatureServe's botany program, for managing botany projects and budgets and botany staff. They also collaborate with staff throughout the organization to implement NatureServe's strategic plan, including the information managers, software developers, other scientists, and the executive team. This position leads outreach and business development and philanthropic activities related to plant conservation. The Chief Botanist supervises 2-3 staff.

*Location: Arlington, VA preferred but flexible

*See the full announcement: https://app.trinethire.com/companies/31463-natureserve/jobs/42764-chief-botanist
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