Director, National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative - The Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, located in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the Management Board of the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) invites applicants for the position of Director of the NBCI. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing national leadership for the implementation of the 25-state National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative at UTIA. We especially seek to attract an individual with experience in administration and budget management of wildlife conservation agencies and/or conservation non-profit organizations. Experience in government conservation policy is preferred, especially at regional or national levels. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
Duties include securing annual funding from state, federal and private sources to support national services and capabilities that enable states and their partners to improve bobwhite habitat conservation; maintain communication and relationships with NBCI members' state agency executives for effective action for bobwhite and grassland habitat conservation; serve the NBCI Management Board, a national oversight body of state wildlife agency administrators, while reporting to the National Bobwhite Technical Committee's (NBTC) Steering Committee; coordinate communication between the NBCI Management Board, NBTC Steering Committee and University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA); coordinate with UTIA faculty, staff and administration to integrate the NBCI into University operations and manage NBCI's business; supervise expert staff working at regional and national levels; represent NBCI at national, regional and state meetings.
Internal Number: 197167
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