Director Position, CDRS

Coral Health and Monitoring Program coral at coral.AOML.ERL.GOV
Fri Oct 13 18:02:55 EDT 1995

POSITION AVAILABLE: Director, Charles Darwin Research Station 
(CDRS), Galapagos Islands, Ecuador 

The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands (CDF) is 
seeking a Director for its international research, conservation and 
education center, the CDRS. 

Duties: management and administration of CDRS, including 45 
scientific and support staff; organization/supervision of annual 
process of planning, execution and evaluation of Station's programs; 
provide effective technical advice and cooperation to many 
Ecuadorian counterpart agencies, especially Galapagos National Park 
Service (GNPS), both for management of the national park (97% of the 
Galapagos' 8,000 km2 land area) and the new 70,000 km2 Marine 
Resources Reserve; supervise extensive training and educational 
programs for university students, the general public, and park 
guides; obtain a substantial proportion of the Station's annual 
budget via preparation of proposals and reports and participation in 
CDF's fund-raising campaigns in Europe, North America and Ecuador. 

Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent in a field of natural sciences, 
natural resources management or similar; minimum 4 year's practical 
experience in one's field, preferably in Latin America; bilingual 
English/Spanish; 25-55 years and in good physical condition; 
demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, team building and 
leadership with persons of wide variety of educational and cultural 
backgrounds; enjoy living and working in isolated conditions in a 
different cultural setting; preference given to candidates with 
experience in administration of similar institutions or programs, 
applied conservation research and/or training and educational 
program design and practice. 

Benefits: basic salary of US$ 30,000 per year with possible 
increment depending upon experience; candidates from European Union 
countries with direct relationship with a well-recognized 
university, research center or similar institution would be eligible 
for substantial additional increment if selected (due to a special 
European Union grant); free high-quality housing and health 
insurance; international transport of director, family and personal 
belongings; annual paid home leave of one month and international 
transport for same for director and family, after first two years of 
service; contract initially for two years, renewable. 

Deadline for applications: December 15, 1995 (EMail, telephone or 
fax if you are near or past the deadline yet still are considering 
applying).  Desire to fill position between February 1 and June 1, 

Application Procedures: Send letter of application detailing 
qualifications and interest, curriculum vitae and three letters of 
reference to Dr. Craig MacFarland, President CDF, 836 Mabelle, 
Moscow, Idaho 83843, USA 


For a complete position description, or, if you have questions, 
write, EMail, telephone or fax one of the following people: 

Dr. Craig MacFarland 
Charles Darwin Foundation 
836 Mabelle 
Moscow, ID 83843, USA 
EMail: cmacfarl at 

Dr. Ole Hamann 
Vice President 
Charles Darwin Foundation 
Botanical Garden 
Unversity of Copenhagen 
Oster Farimagsgade 2B 
DK-1353 Copenhagen K 
Email:  oleh at 

or Dr. Howard Snell 
Vice President for North America 
EMail: snell at 
Tel: (505)-277-3524 

or CDF, Inc. 
100 N. Washington Street, Suite 311 
Falls Church, VA 22046, USA 
EMail: nzpcdf01 at 
Tel: 703-538-6833; Fax: 703-538-683 

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