[unav_all] UNAVCO President Job Posting

Rose Blas blas at unavco.org
Thu Mar 22 08:17:30 MDT 2007

To:       UNAVCO Community

Subject:  UNAVCO President Job Posting

Date:     22 March 2007 


Applications are invited for the position of President of UNAVCO.  Located
in Boulder, Colorado, UNAVCO is a non-profit corporation that supports and
promotes Earth science by advancing high-precision geodetic techniques such
as the Global Positioning System (www.unavco.org).  Our member community
includes U.S. and foreign educational, non-profit, and other research
institutions that have a continuing commitment to scholarly research. The
President reports directly to the UNAVCO Board of Directors, which is
elected by its membership.


The Board of Directors seeks an individual with:


(1)    A demonstrated record of excellence, vision and leadership in
scientific research in the Earth Sciences;

(2)    Highly-developed leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills;

(3)    A broad understanding of the geophysics and high precision geodetic

(4)    Administrative or management experience in a cost and schedule
constrained environment;

(5)    An advanced degree in the Earth sciences and 12+ years of work

(6)    Experience in achieving consensus decisions among researchers with
diverse points of view;

(7)    Excellent knowledge of UNAVCO's sponsor agencies (NSF, NASA, USGS),
their programs and processes for competitive selection;

(8)    The ability to travel frequently between Boulder, CO and Washington,
DC, and additional locations as needed.


The successful candidate is expected to provide vision and leadership in
developing and implementing strategies that support and augment the geodetic
science community that UNAVCO serves, while maintaining an effective working
relationship with sponsor agencies. The President of UNAVCO has overall
responsibility and accountability for the technical, management, and
budgetary success of UNAVCO, including leading the development, preparation,
and submission of community-driven proposals. The President is expected to
develop a strong member organization to represent the interests of the
geodetic research community and to closely involve that community in
strategic planning and vision for UNAVCO.


The appointment is to begin as soon as possible. The minimum term of the
employment is negotiable with the initial term expected to be from 3-4


Visit our website at http://www.unavco.org/careers to submit an application.
Applications should include a complete vita, the names and addresses of
three or more references, and a statement outlining the applicant's vision
for UNAVCO. Review of applications will begin April 2, 2007, and will
continue until the position is filled. 


UNAVCO offers a very competitive set of benefits including medical,
dental/vision insurance, STD, LTD, Life insurance, and TIAA-CREF.  Salary
will be commensurate with responsibilities and experience.


Please feel free to forward this message to co-workers and friends who might
have interests and capabilities consistent with the available position and
post this notice on any local job opportunity boards.


UNAVCO is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a highly
qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our nation.


Thank you.



Rose Blas


6350 Nautilus Drive

Boulder, CO 80301

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