[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Director Position Opening_Aspen Global Change Institute

Elise Osenga eliseo at agci.org
Tue Apr 16 15:50:26 MDT 2019

*Dear Friends,*

We have a new position opening for a Research Director to join the AGCI
team. We're seeking a highly entrepreneurial, creative, curious,
collaborative, and forward-thinking individual with a physical or natural
science background and strong track record of prior scientific achievement.
Some of the details are listed below. For a complete description, please
visit our website.

Looking forward to hearing from you,
The AGCI Staff

*Position Overview*
The Research Director is a newly-formed position at AGCI that is charged
with designing and executing a scientific research agenda, cultivating AGCI
as a platform for interdisciplinary and actionable science, and gathering
resources for sustained continuation of research activities. In pursuing
this work, the Research Director will have wide latitude to pursue ideas
and efforts that further the broadly-defined mission of the Institute. The
focal areas of this agenda and its implementation are likely to be unique
to the experiences and interests of the candidate, but a successful
applicant will be able to clearly articulate the novelty, feasibility, and
mission-alignment of their ideas and also be able to engage requisite
sponsors, scientific collaborators, and partners in practical settings who
can benefit from this research. It is anticipated that a successful
candidate may ‘carry over’ research projects or ideas from previous
professional appointments.


   - PhD in physical or natural science discipline (expertise in climate,
   hydrology, or ecology preferred)

   - Strong scientific communication skills both written and verbal,
   including ability to present in front of large audiences and convey complex
   scientific concepts to various audiences (including the public, funders,
   colleagues from across disciplines)

   - Firm grasp of relevant data collection, management, and analysis

   - Desire to join and foster the growth of a dynamic nonprofit

   - Demonstrated creative problem-solving abilities

   - Commitment to collaboration and community building in all partnerships
   and programs (both internal and external)

   - Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and
   interpersonal skills

   - Desire to join and foster the growth of a dynamic nonprofit

*Work Schedule & Compensation*
Start date is flexible within the summer of 2019. AGCI will consider
flexible FTEs and joint appointments (e.g., academic teaching and
advising). AGCI operates a primary office in Basalt, Colorado with
satellite offices as part of its institute without walls approach.

Compensation: Anticipated salary range is $90,000-120,000. Benefits include
generous PTO, healthcare, IRA contributions, flexible scheduling, wellness
benefits, and professional development opportunities.

*To Apply*

Please submit your application through ZipRecruiter
In your application, please submit a cover letter not to exceed 2 pages
describing your qualifications and ideas for future research directions
that align with AGCI’s mission, a CV/resume that includes a listing of
research grants received, and complete the questionnaire prompted through
the ZipRecruiter portal. References and additional materials may be
requested at a later point.

*Applications are due May 30, 2019. *Additional applications may be
reviewed on a rolling basis thereafter until a suitable candidate is

The Aspen Global Change Institute is committed to providing an equal
employment opportunity for all applicants and to ensuring an inclusive work
environment free of discrimination and harassment. We welcome people of all
identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply. If you feel you do not
meet 100% the listed qualifications but are capable of accomplishing the
aims of this position, we still encourage you to apply. In the
questionnaire we request you complete upon submitting your application, you
will have the opportunity to share additional details about your work
experience that are not reflected in a traditional resume. Our employment
decisions are based on our organizational needs, job requirements, and
individual qualifications, without regard to race, gender, sexual
orientation, religion, family or parental status, disability, age, national
origin, or any other protected status.

Elise Osenga
Research and Education Coordinator | Aspen Global Change Institute
eliseo at agci.org    |    970 925-7376
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