Botanic Gardens Conservation International
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BGCI-US Executive Director

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PURPOSE: To increase support for BGCI’s U.S. and international plant conservation programs and to participate in implementation of the BGCI-U.S. strategic plan. Priorities include: diversify and expand funding streams, engage botanic gardens and other partners in the U.S. and globally, facilitate collaboration among the Boards of BGCI and BGCI-U.S., develop Board membership in the U.S. and oversee BGCI-U.S. operations and staff.


1. Fundraising and development
Fundraise for BGCI’s U.S. and international activities (including the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, Global Trees Campaign, and Ecological Restoration Alliance) working closely with BGCI’s staff in the London office.
Identify, cultivate, engage and submit proposals for funds from foundations, corporations, government agencies and other donors.

2. Advocacy and outreach
Promote BGCI as a global organization with a strong and valued presence in the U.S.
Lead efforts to recruit and retain BGCI members in the U.S. and encourage them to participate in BGCI’s programs.
Provide a communications link with the London and other BGCI offices for U.S. members.
Represent BGCI-U.S. and BGCI at key meetings and events.

3. Administration and board development
Manage BGCI-U.S.’s finances, working with the BGCI-U.S. Board and funders as appropriate.
Coordinate and facilitate all meetings and activities of the BGCI-U.S. Board of Directors.
Act as a liaison between the BGCI-U.S. and BGCI Boards of Directors.

LOCATION AND TIME: This is being advertised as a half-time position with an anticipated duration of at least three years. Subject to available funding, it may increase to full-time. Location is flexible, although office space is available at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

REPORTS TO: BGCI-U.S. Board, communicating also with the BGCI Board through quarterly reports. Coordination of activities with BGCI’s Secretary General.

SALARY: Negotiable, based on qualifications and experience.

START DATE: Negotiable.

TO APPLY: Please send your CV, list of three references and statement of interest to

APPLICATION DEADLINE: We will begin reviewing applications on September 30, 2014.

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