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NatureServe looking to fill leadership position

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#1 mattknepley

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 04:20 PM

From an email I received today:

NatureServe is Searching for a Dynamic Leader

NatureServe has begun the search for a dynamic leader, one whose expertise and experience can guide our conservation efforts into the 21st century.
Slesinger Management Services has been tasked to recruit a dynamic, visionary, and innovative leader with experience in biodiversity and conservation to serve as President and CEO.
The Organization:
NatureServe is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the scientific basis for effective conservation action. Through a network of more than 80 programs, mostly housed with state or provincial government agencies and universities throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in Latin America, NatureServe collects and analyzes data about the plants, animals, and ecological communities of the Western Hemisphere.
The President and CEO should be:
Knowledgeable about biodiversity and conservation, either professionally or through significant volunteer activity. Committed to the mission of NatureServe and its focus on data and science to inform policy makers. An advanced degree in science is desirable, but not required since the essence of this job is to lead and build an organization, where a wide range of leadership and management skills are paramount. Able to raise money from the broad array of funders who can support NatureServe.
Please click here to see complete job announcement, including application instructions.
The board of directors would appreciate your help identifying candidates for this position. Please forward this email to them, or send their name, email address, and phone number to Larry Slesinger, 301-320-0680, Founder and CEO at Slesinger Management Services (executive search for nonprofits in the Washington, DC, metro area) so the potential applicant can be contacted directly.

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Matt Knepley
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#2 gerald

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 02:29 PM

Wow ... that's going to be a seriously challenging job, given the world-wide political, sociological, and climatological realities we're facing.  I wonder about the future of nature preserves, both public and private, in a world of dwindling resources and growing inequity.  Will growing numbers of desperate and disenfranchised people perceive nature preserves as elitist playgrounds, hoarding valuable resources from "the people"?   Clearly, some people already feel this way, as at Malheur NWR and  other places around the globe.  Will private conservation easements "in perpetuity" and government-owned preserves stand against future social upheaval as earth's human population approaches 8 billion?

Gerald Pottern
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