|The University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School is seeking an established leader who can cultivate and inspire a diverse community of colleagues, students, and partners to work together to advance the UW-Madison Arboretum's leadership in the fields of ecological restoration and conservation research, education, and practice. The Arboretum (http://uwarboretum.org/) has an annual budget of approximately $1.2 million and is home to approximately 20 full and part-time staff members. The main 1,200-acre campus of the Arboretum features restored prairies, savannas, forests, wetlands, and several horticultural collections, supported by a Visitors Center and nearly 20 miles of trails. Additional outlying properties (513 acres) include high quality natural remnants of ecologically significant types.
Principal duties include:
The director is responsible for overall direction and day-to-day management of the Arboretum and develops short and long-range policies to guide the Arboretum's programs and activities.
The director administers and facilitates Arboretum research and outreach programs and ensures that the highest quality faculty and staff members are recruited and retained at the Arboretum, to enhance the research, education, and outreach mission of the Arboretum.
The director provides administrative scientific leadership in the fields of ecological restoration and conservation research, practice, and education. The director is responsible for fostering the positive working environment of creative research, service, training, and outreach at the Arboretum in order to achieve this goal.
The director establishes policy for training and outreach goals, identifies objectives (in partnership with the Aldo Leopold Professor/Director of Research) for short- and long-term research priorities, addresses the diverse funding needs of the Arboretum, and interacts with staff in the development and review of programs and personnel to ensure clearly defined progress in fulfillment of the Arboretum mission and university obligations.
The director develops and manages the Arboretum budget and works closely with the Friends of the Arboretum and the UW Foundation (the fund-raising agency of the university) to solicit donations, grants, and other extramural funds to support the Arboretum's mission.
The director maintains knowledge of significant developments in the fields of ecological restoration and conservation research in order to anticipate the directions of future research including funding trends.
The director serves as an Arboretum public representative, spokesperson, and advocate to advance the interests of the Arboretum to the university administration, other academic institutions, to community, and government leaders, and to the public.