Executive Director

Executive Director

JRS Biodiversity

Location Flexible, USA   |   September 22, 2020

About JRS Biodiversity

The JRS Biodiversity Foundation is an independent grantmaking foundation based in Seattle, Washington (USA), with assets of US$ 46 million. JRS awards grants to increase the access to and use of biodiversity information in sub-Saharan Africa.

We envision a world where biodiversity knowledge contributes to conserving the Earth’s biodiversity for the benefit of society. Our mission is to increase access to and use of information that leads to greater biodiversity conservation and more sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa. Our goal is to increase the capacity of the institutions and people who collect and disseminate biodiversity data and information (“biodiversity informatics”) and connect this knowledge to stakeholders who make and influence decisions crucial to preserving biodiversity.

The Opportunity

The JRS Biodiversity Foundation is seeking an outstanding and experienced Executive Director to lead the investment in the people and institutions who share the love of biodiversity knowledge for Africa.

The Foundation’s mission is to enhance knowledge and promote the understanding of biological diversity for the benefit and sustainability of life on earth. Now based in Seattle, the new Executive Director may lead the Foundation from any US location.

Expressing Interest

Koya Leadership Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Nicole Kamaleson, Managing Director of the Global Practice and Christy Farrell, Vice President are leading this search.

To make recommendations or to express your interest in this role please visit this link. All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered confidential. Only completed applications, with both CV/resume and cover letter (addressing motivation and suitability per the role specifications) will be presented to the client.

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