Job Description

About AGU

AGU is a global community of 130,000 Earth and space scientists, advocates, and experts. As the Director, Thriving Earth Exchange, you will be part of a dynamic association that publishes peer-reviewed journals and scientific books and convenes the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. Through our initiatives, such as mentoring, professional development and awards, AGU upholds and fosters an inclusive and diverse scientific community.

AGU offers our employees great benefits, including flexible work schedules, retirement savings options, as well as health, dental, life and disability insurance. AGU also provides exciting opportunities for professional development and tuition support.

What the Director, Thriving Earth Exchange does:

  • Lead successful grant proposals for external funding opportunities; serves as PI or co-PI and assure successful execution on successfully funded proposals.
  • Manages department budget within organizational parameters
  • Ensures the overall quality of the Thriving Earth Exchange Program and Oversees all aspects of program operations
  • Ensures the program prioritizes work with and to the benefit of people and communities who have been historically left out of science
  • Directs Thriving Earth Exchange staff, ensuring that their work is aligned with the overarching strategy, and mentors the staff so that they can be creative, innovative, and generative in their work.
  • Designs and implements performance measures and other systems to track Thriving Earth Exchange efforts, evaluates success, and leverages that knowledge to drive improvements within the program.
  • Identifies and hires external contractors and oversees work with vendors, as necessary, to achieve Thriving Earth Exchange goals
  • Supports staff in troubleshooting challenges
  • Ensures staff have the resources to be successful and that the staffing capacity is sufficient to meet program goals
  • Help the VP of Community Science analyze opportunities and new ideas against their impact on current priorities and implications for staffing
  • Communicates and coordinates with other AGU departments about shared or overlapping efforts, as well as other relevant aspects of the work.
  • Engages in regular workshops, skills-building and other trainings to stay current on state-of-the-art practices in this highly evolving field.
  • Manages relationships with partners to ensure continued mutual benefit
  • Represents Thriving Earth Exchange in speaking engagements and conferences, and mentors staff to do the same.
  • Works with the VP of Community Science to create opportunities for Thriving Earth Exchange volunteers, especially community leaders, to participate in impactful and important events.
  • Assists VP, Community Science with special projects to advance AGU strategic objectives, and represent current and future strategies for Community Science related programs at special events, required committee meetings, and other programs as requested.
  • Stands in for VP of Community Science at a leadership level, as needed.

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