Opportunity: Executive Director

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a leader in cutting-edge bird science and conservation, is hiring a new Executive Director. Known for their host of programs related to conservation technology, including bioacoustics research, live streaming bird cams, machine learning and data visualization, and citizen science projects, The Cornell Lab is a great fit for someone with tech expertise.

This incredible opportunity offers the chance to lead the Lab's many programs, direct the development of new strategic plans, connect the public to ornithology, and build collaborative relationships with those working throughout this field. 

Learn more about The Cornell Lab's full range of projects and programs here, as well as the roles and requirements for this postion. Apply by August 26th by following the steps outlined within the PDF and listed below. 

Date published: 2020/06/30

Join the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as Our New Executive Director

We are seeking a new executive director to lead the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, building on our record of scientific innovation and international engagement to address critical environmental challenges through the lens of birds. We seek a dynamic, entrepreneurial leader and esteemed scientist who is passionate about advancing both professional and public understanding of birds and their habitats, and advancing our mission “To interpret and conserve the earth’s biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds.”

The new executive director will embrace the special capacity of the Lab to use birds to inspire diverse audiences to appreciate and protect the natural world. As a systems thinker, inclusive relationship builder, and visionary leader, the executive director will build upon the Lab’s multidisciplinary foundation and global reputation to guide the Lab into the future.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications in late August and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applicant materials should be received by August 26, 2020.

The search is being assisted by AGB Search Consultants:

Ms. Monica Burton
[email protected]
917-825-2961

Dr. Nancy M. Targett
[email protected]
302-233-5202

LEADERSHIP PROFILE

For position qualifications, Cornell Lab details, and information on how to apply, download the Leadership Profile (PDF).

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The Search Committee for the ED will begin reviewing applications in late August and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applicant materials should be received by August 26, 2020.

Candidates Should Provide:

• A letter of interest stating how the candidate’s experiences and qualifications connect with the required/preferred characteristics and priorities expressed in the position profile

• A curriculum vitae

• A statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion

• Five professional references with emails, telephone numbers, and a description of the candidate’s professional relationship with each reference listed (references will not be contacted without prior written authorization from the applicant).

Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (PDF or MS Word) to: [email protected]. Candidates should visit the Cornell EEO link to complete the University’s EEO survey.

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