Responsibilities include administering and leading Nebraska Statewide Arboretum (NSA); providing leadership in developing and implementing programs; develop the long-term programmatic vision; develop sound financial strategies including fund raising activities and donor/membership engagement; work with state and local officials and stakeholders including board members, affiliate sites and landscape professional to accomplish the goals of NSA.
Provide and coordinate an effective vision for the NSA, its programs, operations and direction, and effectively articulate this vision to foster staff, NSA Board, and member/donor buy-in and support.
Serve as the leader for the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. Lead the development, funding and delivery of the statewide programming in public horticulture, environmental stewardship, new plant development and community development.
Implement programming that appreciates and recognizes all contributions to the team, encourages collaboration and innovation, and engages the abilities of all too fully foster the potential of the team, and each team member.
Administer, develop and manage the grant programs for Nebraska Statewide Arboretum including managing financial resources responsibly to maximize the effectiveness of each resource.
Actively seek and secure external funding from private and public sources for program/project implementation.
Synthesizing a vision for the NSA with input from Board, staff, and stakeholders that encompasses all programs.
Collaborate effectively with the Nebraska Forest Service leadership and personnel to serve stakeholders and clientele.
Implement a comprehensive strategy (consistent with the NSA's Strategic Ends, NFS and IANR Strategic Plans) to expand NSA's traditional programming and develop emerging programs.
Work with NSA and NFS staff to promote sustainability in Nebraska and provide guidance and direction to address forest, tree and native plants issues in Nebraska.
Work closely with federal, state and local agencies, organizations, green industry, funders and individual entrepreneurs to proactively develop and expand NSA programs. Furthermore, ensure opportunities are open to all, programs are inclusive of all constituencies, and that every effort is made to engage diverse audiences, especially those that are traditionally underrepresented.
Foster a positive team environment by supervising and leading NSA staff, including work planning, professional development, reporting, and performance evaluations.
Direct staff with educational programming and development of educational materials to raise awareness of programs and opportunities.
Develop, manage, allocate, and track performance, outcomes and impacts of projects and programming.
Conceive, develop and implement programs, organizational and financial plans and policies in coordination with the NSA Board, NFS Director and staff.
Oversee the planning, promotion and distribution of NSA program materials and publications.
Oversee NSA's financial management, develop, plan and implement budgets in coordination with the NRBC and NFS Director.
Coordinate and compile all financial and narrative reporting requirements on a quarterly and annual basis. Serve as the primary contact point for all financial management needs for NSA.
Ensure all grant deliverables are met.
Develop strategies and make key and significant decisions regarding the operations, programs, finances, and growth of the organization.
Conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.
Prepare reports and participate in NSA Board and committee meetings. Manage board development processes including board member recruitment and orientation.
Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Maintain effective and timely communication with all funding partners.
Serve on NFS Leadership Team and other ad hoc committees as needed to jointly develop, revise and implement NFS strategies, direction, programs, staffing and administration.
Serve as Acting State Forester if requested.
Other duties as assigned.
In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the Administrative Unit, College/Division, Institute, and/or University level.
Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Nebraska Forest Service and Nebraska Statewide Arboretum are committed to creating learning, research, extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
1)Bachelor's degree in natural resources, horticulture, landscape design, recreation, public administration or related field. 2)Three years professional experience in natural resources, community education/outreach, horticulture or closely related fields. Must include program development, project and organizational administrative experience. 3)Experience in successful grant writing.
1)Bachelor's degree in natural resources, horticulture or closely related field plus 6 years professional experience or Master's degree in natural resources, public administration or closely related field with 3 years professional experience. 2)Working knowledge of programming opportunities related to non-profit activities and philanthropic community. 3)Ability to identify, coordinate and implement short and long-term development plans to secure funds for a non-profit organization. 4)Technical, program management and administrative abilities in natural resource horticulture program administration. 5)Ability to provide high level leadership, management and oversight to programs, operations, financials and staff. 6)Knowledge of various software programs including database/membership management, accounting software and other financial systems.
Job Type: 12 Month (Faculty Only)
Internal Number: 72328
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