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Job Opportunities at the Alaska Botanical Garden

The Alaska Botanical Garden has few staff positions and many
volunteer opportunities. From time to time, job openings do
become available, and are listed below.

Current Position Openings:

Executive Director

Location:  Anchorage, Alaska

Status: Full time, Exempt

Application deadline:  July 22, 2014

Target start date: October 1, 2014

Benefits: health insurance, personal leave

Salary: Competitive and DOE

The Alaska Botanical Garden seeks an experienced, dynamic Executive
Director (ED) who will lead this 27-year old non-profit organization into the
future as a significant and relevant regional resource for high-latitude
boreal/sub-artic zone plant preservation, education, research, and
recreation.  The ED reports to the President of the Board of Directors and
interacts regularly with committees.

The ED has direct oversight, responsibility, and full line authority for day-
to-day operations, fundraising and resource development, administration
and finance, program development, grant writing, internal and external
communications, facilities management, a small professional staff and
many volunteers.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s or Ph.D preferred, in a related
  •  5-7 years of non-profit leadership experience at the ED level
  • Proven fundraising skills including developing and maintaining major donors
  • Solid depth of understanding about botanic gardens in biodiversity
    preservation, education, and research
  • Strong facility and personnel management skills
  • Outstanding communication skills including writing and public

To Apply
Submit a comprehensive resume, letter of application, and three
professional references. In the letter of application, answer the following
question in not more than one page:  What makes you the right person to
lead the Alaska Botanical Garden?

We are accepting only electronic applications.  Electronic applications must
be in pdf format and compiled as a single file and labeled as follows:

Lastname_ABG-ED-search.pdf.  Email compiled single document to

Click here for complete job description

Questions about this position should be sent to ABG Board President, Charlotte Fox:

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