Join the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as Our New Executive Director

We are seeking a new executive director to lead the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, building on our record of scientific innovation and international engagement to address critical environmental challenges through the lens of birds. We seek a dynamic, entrepreneurial leader and esteemed scientist who is passionate about advancing both professional and public understanding of birds and their habitats, and advancing our mission “To interpret and conserve the earth’s biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds.”

The new executive director will embrace the special capacity of the Lab to use birds to inspire diverse audiences to appreciate and protect the natural world. As a systems thinker, inclusive relationship builder, and visionary leader, the executive director will build upon the Lab’s multidisciplinary foundation and global reputation to guide the Lab into the future.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications in late August and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applicant materials should be received by August 26, 2020.

The search is being assisted by AGB Search Consultants:

Ms. Monica Burton

Dr. Nancy M. Targett

For qualifications, details, and information on how to apply, download the Leadership Profile (PDF).

Leadership Profile

Download the full PDF for details about the position, qualifications, and information on how to apply.

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