Candidates are being recruited for the Washington, D.C.-based position.


Executive Director, Society for Conservation Biology

The Society for Conservation Biology, an international professional organization, is seeking an Executive Director.   The position serves and promotes the global membership of the Society, oversees the operations of its publications (Conservation Biology and Conservation Letters), actively engages in development activities, ensures the successful organization of the biennial global meeting, supports all SCB programs, and represents SCB before diverse audiences.

The Executive Director reports to the Executive Committee of the elected Board of Governors, serves as an ex-officio member of the Board, supports the activities of the committees of the Board, and manages the SCB Executive office and its staff and contractors in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere.

We seek outstanding candidates who have a background in conservation science, strong managerial and administrative experience, a proven, significant, successful track record in program development and fundraising , experience with governing boards, and the ability to respond to the needs of a diverse and global membership. Experience and connections in the international community of conservation are strongly desired.

Applicants should submit electronically a cover letter along with a curriculum vitae and names and contact information (phone, email, Skype) of three references, addressed to:

Rodrigo A. Medellin, Chair, SCB Executive Director Search Committee

Please send all materials to: Lauren Krizel, at, with subject line “Executive Director Position”.

Download the full job description.

For information about the Society’s goals and objectives, Bylaws, Strategic Plan, Annual Report, personnel, and more, visit our website at  Review of applications will begin February 22, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.