MG is searching for an experienced leader, partnership-builder and communicator with a passion for understanding planet Earth and contributing solutions to pressing challenges around building trust in science, transforming agriculture to be more sustainable, creating resilient ecosystems and communities, and finding novel solutions to addressing the climate crisis.
The vice president will specialize in a growing portfolio of work to create innovative public-private partnerships, advance organizational strategy and innovation in government, and transform environmental groups’ individual and collective understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. A central part of the vice president’s role will be to lead a large MG team that supports one of the world’s premier space and Earth exploration agencies. In this role, they will have the opportunity to leverage the unique power of science and technology to advance understanding of Earth as a system and solutions to pressing societal challenges around the world.
The needed candidate for this position is highly strategic, relationship- focused, science-driven, excited about technology and passionate about the role of government in leading change globally.
At least 10 years of experience in the environment and sustainability sector, either in government, NGO, philanthropy or corporate sector, with strong analytical, facilitation and engagement skills.
Passion for solving environment and sustainability challenges related to responding to climate change, managing natural resources, creating a clean energy economy, advancing environmental justice, etc.
Proficiency in working with science-driven organizations, including basic understanding of Earth science, scientific research methods, culture of research institutions, basic knowledge of open science and citizen science.
Proven ability to develop programs, including visioning, strategic planning and program development.
Account management experience with accounts of at least $500,000.
Skilled at building relationships, teams, partnerships and coalitions, with the capacity to unearth shared interests, build consensus, etc.
Basic knowledge of technology connected to big data, such as data integration platforms, remote sensing technologies, next generation computing environments (AI/ML), etc.
Excellent communication skills, including strong persuasive writing, ability to translate science for varied audiences, basic understanding of visual communication, campaigns, etc.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Availability to travel domestically and internationally (pending assessment of COVID-19 protocols and conditions).
Bachelor’s degree or higher or commensurate lived-experience preferred.
Bilingual or fluency in other language(s) is preferred but not required.
Must be authorized to accept employment in the United States.
We encourage all applicants, irrespective of gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability or other identities. We encourage candidates with less traditional backgrounds and experiences to apply—even if you don’t believe you meet every requirement outlined above.
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