OTS seeks a Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) has worked in Costa Rica and South Africa for 53 years training future scientists and supporting the acquisition of information through research. OTS, as a non-profit consortium of 50+ universities and research institutions from the United States, Latin America, Australia, and South Africa, provides leadership in education, research and the responsible use of natural resources in the tropics. For further information, please visit the OTS website at www.tropicalstudies.org.

By developing learning experiences and supporting research at its four research stations during its first 50+ years, OTS has made significant contributions to our understanding of several fields of research (e.g. tropical biodiversity conservation, maintaining biodiversity within fragmented landscapes, monitoring and analyzing tropical ecosystems in a changing world, human dimensions of tropical ecology and conservation, etc.). Today OTS is poised to increase its global impact by taking a more proactive and leadership role to actively address emerging challenges in tropical science and in better integrating its education and research programs.

To accomplish its goals, OTS seeks a proven leader with excellent management skills, a distinguished record of scholarly and professional achievement, demonstrated administrative ability, a track record in effective fundraising and development (e.g. experience with capital campaigns), and dedication to promoting diversity. The candidate should have a strong knowledge of global institutions and evidence of bringing significant change into an organization. Candidates must show his or her ability to work collaboratively and competently with multiple institutions, foundations and corporate officials to be able to articulate the mission of OTS. An ability to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish is desirable. This position will become available April 2017.

Applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing his/her pertinent experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to ByalaSearch LLC at: ots@byalasearch.com. Applications will be reviewed beginning August 2, 2016.

The Organization for Tropical Studies is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer that encourages applications from women and minorities.

Link to applyhttp://www.ots.ac.cr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=930&Itemid=903&job=ceo