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Board Director - Board on Environmental Change and Society

Washington, District of Columbia 20001
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Are you an exceptional leader and manager with a strong interdisciplinary background at the intersection of environmental, social and behavioral sciences and policy? Do you have the ability to develop portfolios of projects, receiving external funding from sponsors in the public and private sectors, and the alphabet soup of Federal Agencies? The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is seeking a director for The Board on Environmental Change and Society (BECS). BECS mobilizes social and behavioral sciences to identify equitable and effective solutions to the challenges at the intersection of environmental change and society. Such solutions must consider behavior and decision making at all scales, including individuals, communities, businesses and governments. Critical drivers include societal values, norms, socioeconomic factors, markets, and policies. The Board draws on interdisciplinary expertise to address the social, political, economic and equity dimensions of environmental change. BECS is responsible for National Academies’ programs that build understanding of human interactions with the biophysical environment; contribute to the development of a coherent field of scientific endeavor in this area; integrate social and behavioral science research into environmental science and policy; advance the behavioral, social, and decision sciences; and provide benefits to society through the application of these sciences to human-environment interactions.


You should have experience in managing professional and administrative staff, and fostering their growth, oversight of the quality and timeliness of a diverse program of activities, existing relationships with federal, state, and private sponsors, and proven internal stakeholder collaboration.


For a sampling of some of our past and ongoing work you can visit our board webpage at https://www.nationalacademies.org/becs



The successful candidate for this position will have an advanced degree in a related field, as well as 10 years of experience related to impacting the advancement of science or policy, particularly experience fund raising, and managing projects and budgets. Previous experience in government service in an executive agency, Capitol Hill, or the White House would be preferred.


Think you have what we are looking for? We want to hear from you. Visit https://tinyurl.com/h7amf9rk to view the full job description and apply

Posted: 2021-07-09 Expires: 2021-08-08

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The National Academy of Sciences
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