Executive Director Position at GSA

published Aug 20, 2014 10:36am
The Geological Society of America (GSA), a scientific and professional organization with more than 26,000 members worldwide, seeks an individual to assume the duties of Executive Director as early as January 1, 2015. The selected individual will:
  • Implement the Strategic Plan and related priorities of GSA as directed by and in collaboration with GSA Council and its Executive Committee;
  • Coordinate fundraising to benefit GSA's mission by working with the GSA Foundation's Board of Trustees and its President and staff, and by seeking grants for GSA programs from governmental agencies; the GSA Foundation solicits donations for GSA programs from individuals and corporations;
  • Foster collaborative relationships with representatives of other national and international geoscience societies and organizations and actively pursue joint ventures that enhance the scholarly status and financial health of the Society; and
  • Supervise the GSA staff of approximately 60 (currently nine directors with 12 employees in the publications department; seven in meetings and abstracts; six in communications, marketing, and advertising; six in education and outreach; five in information technology; four in financial services; four in sales and service; three in membership; two in government affairs; two in special programs; and five in administration, employment service, and human resources). Articulate the vision and mission of the Society to staff and members and lead through teamwork and collaborative efforts. Adjust staff as needed to maintain a balanced budget and effective workforce.

The new director will provide leadership and support to diverse groups such as committees, associated societies, staff, and volunteers and hold a position with competitive compensation and benefits.

Read the full announcement on the GSA website.