Executive Director

Arctic Research Consortium of the United States

Posted: 10/25/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: CEO/ED/President

Primary domain: Science/Technology

City: any

Postal code: 99701

State: Alaska

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$1M - $3M



Mission statement:

ARCUS facilitates cross-boundary Arctic knowledge, research, communication, and education in the U.S. and with partners across the globe.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Responsibilities will include:

  • Leadership and advocacy for the overall organization
  • Management of existing programs and initiatives 
  • Financial oversight in support of day to day operations; strengthening and diversifying funding sources
  • Administration and supervision of nationally dispersed staff in support of ARCUS operations, programs, and initiatives
  • Support for Board of Directors activities to enable proactive and responsible governance
  • Oversight of strategic planning efforts to ensure that ARCUS remains responsive to the research community it serves


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in a leadership role for a research advocacy organization, preferably with an Arctic focus
  • Experience designing and implementing annual and project budgets for a non-profit organization
  • Experience working with National Science Foundation Cooperative Agreements
  • Experience conducting strategic planning for an organization with an active membership comprised of individuals and institutions
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that would enable management of a dispersed staff of >10 people
  • High degree of familiarity with the Arctic research community in the U.S.


Not Specified


$120k - 140k

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Please apply by sending a cover letter indicating your interest in the position, CV, and 1-page answer to the question “What is the most important issue facing the Arctic research community today?” by 15 November 2019 to:

ARCUS Business Office

Attn: Brandi Austin

[email protected]

Please contact Audrey Taylor, President of the Board of Directors, with questions regarding this position. Contact information is listed on the ARCUS website.


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