Executive Director

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Wallops Island, VA
United States

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The Executive Director is responsible for supervising both properties, including all programs and infrastructure, staff development and supervision, financial management, fundraising, grant-writing, public relations, program development, and site management and evaluation. Through guidance and approval from the CBFS's Board of Directors, the Executive Director has broad authority to lead and govern the operations of the organization toward its mission, strategic goals, and program success. 

Develops and enhances key relationships and partnerships with external stakeholders including youth and school groups, education, and environmental or conservation organizations. 
Supervises and leads program management by working with education staff and often with university faculty to design, implement, and evaluate educational programs.
Works in coordination with CBFS staff, the Board of Directors, and Academic Advisory Council faculty to grow and enhance high-impact practices (classes, research, internships, servicelearning experiences, etc.) that have been a hallmark of the field station. 
Oversees the operations, management, and improvement of CBFS's campuses, facilities, and vessels to facilitate the CBFS mission. 
Ensures that CBFS, staff and programs operate in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations, within the definition of an IRS 501 C3 non-profit organization.
Develops and maintains relationships with CBFS's member universities, NASA, US Fish & Wildlife Service, The National Park Service, Accomack County, and other partner agencies.
Meets regularly with the CBFS board president, committees and members to establish and enhance effective board processes, meetings and actions.
Works with staff to competitively bid for state and federal grants to support and maintain the CBFS facility, and its college, k-12 and family programs. 
Responsible for developing the operating budget for the CBFS. 
Leads by strong, creative, and energetic example a staff of 40+ permanent and seasonal education staff and volunteers, as well as campus operations personnel, by maintaining effective and clear communication, training, and development practices

 Minimum Qualifications:

Master's Degree in biological sciences, natural resources, not-profit organizational management or related field.
At least 3 years leading a field station, science center, environmental learning center, preferably in a residential setting, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Proficiency in non-profit finance management, public speaking, residential learning, and facilities management.
Proven track record of fund-raising and grant-writing ability.
Additional relevant experience or education may be considered as a substitute for required qualifications on an individual basis.
Superior written and verbal communications

 Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with local, state, and federal environmental and wildlife regulations and enforcement.
Experience with research vessel operations.
Experience with public higher education.

 Supplemental Information:
Please apply online attaching cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references.
The Chincoteague Bay Field Station is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Agency: Chincoteague Bay Field Station of the Marine Science Consortium.
Location: Wallops Island, Virginia
Job Category: Full Time Position
Website: www.cbfieldstation.org
Salary: Range is $65,000 to $80,000 annually, depending on qualifications and experience. Includes medical insurance plan.

Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Please go to CBFS website to view the full job description: http://www.cbfieldstation.org/employment.html