[acn-l] Position Open

Samuel Chavez Rosales (Schavez at lapaz.cromwell.com.mx)
Mon, 6 Oct 1997 12:15:39 -0400


The School for Field Studies is initiating a search for a new Center
Director for the Center for Wetland Studies in Puerto San Carlos, Magdalena
Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The Center's research and applied
conservation projects are focused on mangrove wetland and tropical estuarine
issues in general and specifically on the Bay's fisheries resources, habitat
destruction, and creating models for the sustainable economic development of
the region. The overriding goal of the Center will be to engage our
students in an educational and research program oriented towards the
sustainable ecosystem management of natural resources in Magdalena Bay's
coastal zone.

The School for Field Studies is the U.S.'s largest private university
educational institution designed to give students the opportunity to
contribute to critical environmental management issues in various threatened
ecosystems. The Center Director is the senior staff person at the Center
for Wetland Studies and is responsible for ensuring the development of an
effective and well respected environmental problem solving organization in
the local and regional community. The Center Director is esponsible for the
institutional development of the Center through the management of the
following functions: planning; creation and management of the advisory
board; external relations with in-country and U.S. institutions;
development; legal issues; and finance. The Center Director oversees
local, regional and national outreach with the following: the local
communities of the Bay, Mexican and international NGO's, Mexican
universities, and other government agency personnel. In addition, the
Center Director is responsible for developing and implementing the Center's
fundraising efforts.

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD or Masters in a relevant field, 5+ years of
demonstrated upper level management experience, entrepreneurial ability, and
proven experience with the following: institution building; fundraising;
teaching college aged students; budget management; project management; giving
presentations; running academic or similar programs; and heading
environmental issue driven projects, programs or organizations. Must have
the desire and drive to develop and head a school, along with the ability to
articulate the direction for the Center and the ability to travel up to 25%
of the time. Spanish fluency is required. Mexican nationals are encouraged
to apply. The salary for the position is $42,000 per year and room and
board areprovided by the Center for Wetland Studies.

To Apply:
Please Fax or e-mail your C.V. with references to:
Trudy Cullen
Director of Human Resources
The School for Field Studies
16 Braodway
Beverly, MA 01915-5127
phone (508) 927-7777
fax (508) 927-5127
email: sfshome at igc.apc.org