1. Partners with the Faculty Director to conceive, develop and execute the strategic vision and programming for Marsh Botanical Garden (MBG), which includes Marsh Botanical Garden activities and collaborations with other universities, programs, public institutions, potential partners and research centers. 2. Manages plant health and soil nutrition strategies, implementing sustainable gardening practices and integrated pest management in the outdoor and indoor gardens. 3. Establishes and oversees a systematic plant record policy, including direction of the plant collection and accessioning policy and labeling in line with the MBG mission. 4. Manages and ensures maintenance of BG-Base and other relevant electronic collections records. 5. Coordinates proper climate control in the greenhouses, irrigation systems and maintenance of horticultural equipment collaboratively with University Grounds, Facilities and other appropriate entities. 6. Leads and oversees the advancement and growth of the Marsh Botanical Garden research and educational programs. Directs the operations of various initiatives within Marsh Botanical Garden. Provides guidance, process management and coordination for a variety of research-oriented programs. Provides direction and leadership in support of the philosophy, mission, strategy, annual goals, and objectives. Assists with recruiting students to engage in MBG research and outreach activities. Facilitates both internal and external collaborations. 7. Develops and grows educational programing at the Marsh Botanical Garden. Identifies and pursues funding sources to support and grow teaching and outreach programming, which includes managing the lifecycle of this process from identification funding sources, to grant writing and submission, and collaboration with necessary partners, including the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. 8. Manages and ensures maintenance of the inventory of plant propagation and maintenance equipment and supplies, and ensures that materials and equipment are ordered as needed. 9. Develops communication materials for the campus, the botanical community, and the public. Designs and produces brochures for the Marsh Botanical Garden and for program initiatives. Designs, writes, edits, produces and distributes newsletters and annual reports. Manages and provides guidance for the MBG online presence and initiatives, including content for the website, social media, and the production of digital publications. Designs and maintains websites for the Garden and individual initiatives. 10. Develops, manages and administers budgets for programs and initiatives, in partnership with the Operations Manager. Tracks expenditures against budgets monthly; balances budgets annually; revises contracts; manages invoicing, payments, and contract renewal processes as appropriate. 11. Establishes and maintains high horticultural standards and practices; providing direction, training and motivation for MBG staff, interns and volunteers. Manages Marsh Botanical Garden salaried and hourly staff, volunteers, docents and student employees. 12. Maintains, and promotes positive and professional relationships with Yale faculty, students, administrators, internal staff, volunteers, members, vendors, contractors, and the general public. 13. Utilizing extensive science background to represent Marsh Botanical Gardens with Yale faculty and external scientific community. 14. Teaches topical classes as needed. 15. Performs other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Fundraising or grant writing experience. Experience in horticultural research. Experience in the management of staff and budgets. Knowledge of marketing and public relations principles and promotion of horticultural based programs. Familiarity with BG Base (or similar botanical database) and other informatics platforms. Familiarity with social medial outreach.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Fundraising or grant writing experience. Experience in horticultural research. Experience in the management of staff and budgets. Knowledge of marketing and public relations principles and promotion of horticultural based programs. Familiarity with BG Base (or similar botanical database) and other informatics platforms. Familiarity with social medial outreach.
Required Skill/ability 5: Proven ability to use extensive science background to represent Marsh Botanical Gardens with Yale faculty and external scientific community.
Posting Position Title: Associate Director, Marsh Botanical Garden
Required Skill/ability 3: Ability to organize, plan and teach classes in horticulture and related botanical topics.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Associate Director
Required Skill/ability 1: Ability to develop and promote horticulture programs in support of the institutional mission and to educate and drive visibility and external financial support. Ability to analyze program effectiveness and apply what is learned to future planning and implementation of facility educational outreach and research development.
Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to manage salary and Unionized staff. Ability to manage and grow a docent and intern program.
Required Skill/ability 2: Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form and to cultivate and maintain strong working partnerships with a range of audiences including university administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret relevant business and professional journals.
1. Ph.D. in Botany, Horticulture, Plant Science or a related discipline and relevant field experience; or Masters in Botany, Horticulture, Plant Science or a related discipline and five years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 2. Broad-based knowledge in garden management and development. 3. Experience with managing staff with a diverse range of technical expertise within a garden setting. 4. Experience in arboreta, horticulture and garden design. 5. A working knowledge of basic landscape maintenance, including various garden systems, equipment, operations, troubleshooting and repair. 6. Knowledge of computer software used in the field of landscape architecture, and programs needed for maintaining collections inventory.
Internal Number: 49081BR
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