[ES_JOBS_NET] NAGT Executive Director

Maura Hahnenberger mhahnenb at bruinmail.slcc.edu
Tue Nov 6 09:34:31 MST 2018

 NAGT Executive Director Search

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) is seeking a
qualified person to serve as the Association's Executive Director. NAGT's
mission is to support a diverse, inclusive, and thriving community of
educators and education researchers to improve teaching and learning about
the Earth. NAGT represents the collective voice of K-12 teachers, college
and university faculty, and informal educators in museums and science
centers who share a vision to build geoscience expertise and an
Earth-literate society through high-quality education.

We seek an exceptional Executive Director to build on past successes and to
provide strategic leadership to guide NAGT toward new opportunities for
growth. The Executive Director is the public face of NAGT and maintains
strong relationships with members, donors, federal agencies, and the
leadership of associated organizations. The Executive Director is
responsible for working closely with the association's elected leaders to
advance NAGT's mission and ensure organizational sustainability.

Successful candidates should have the vision, creativity, experience, and
skills needed to successfully guide the programmatic and management needs
of the association. The Science Education Resource Center at Carleton
College will support the Executive Director with services for NAGT
operations, activities, programs, and leadership including communication
and management services; website hosting, tools and support; financial
management and membership, election, and donation services.

The Executive Director works closely with NAGT's elected and appointed
leadership. The Director's responsibilities include:

   - Promotion of the association's mission and coordination of its major
   programs and functions for essential annual operations.
   - Management of an annual budget to ensure the long-term financial
   health of the organization.

NAGT offers extensive programming for its members and the broader
community. The Executive Director performs his or her overall
responsibilities to support the administration of these programs, including:

   - Professional development opportunities: the Earth Educators'
   Rendezvous, face-to-face and virtual workshops, webinars etc.
   - Publications: *Journal of Geoscience Education*, *In the
Trenches*, *Laboratory
   Manual in Physical Geology* (co-published with AGI), and others.
   - The Teach the Earth website: A well-established set of web-based
   resources to support geoscience education and research.
   - Awards and scholarship programs
   - Sponsorship of community projects, meetings, and proposals
   - Regular communication with members
   - A presence at professional meetings such as the annual meetings of the
   Geological Society of America and the American Geophysical Union.

NAGT is a member-based organization and is supported by membership dues,
revenue from programming and publications, donations, advertising and
grants. The Executive Director position comes with 1-2 months of salary
support. This time will be spread throughout the calendar year as needed.
The incoming NAGT Executive Director would serve for a three-year term
(August 1, 2019 to August 31, 2022) with the potential for renewal.

We anticipate that the Executive Director will have a background in the
geosciences and/or geoscience education, but we are also interested in
applicants with relevant experience from other settings. We are
particularly interested in candidates with experience managing staff,
building collaboration among multiple stakeholders, and an understanding of
non-profit organization development and maintenance.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, and a list of at
least three references below. Review of applications will begin on January
4, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. Please direct any
questions about the position to the search committee co-chairs, David
McConnell (damcconn at ncsu.edu) or Karen Viskupic (
karenviskupic at boisestate.edu).

Maura Hahnenberger, PhD
Assistant Professor, Geosciences Department
Salt Lake Community College
mhahnenb at bruinmail.slcc.edu
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