Resident Director, Hastings Natural History Reservation
Sunday, August 28, 2011 01:40 PM
Resident Director

Hastings Natural History Reservation

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology – University of California, Berkeley

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley, is seeking applications for a Resident Director for the Hastings Natural History Reservation.  Hastings is a 2500-acre field station located in the Carmel valley of Monterey County, California.  As part of the University of California Natural Reserve System, Hastings serves as a center for field research and field-based educational activities.  The Resident Director plays an essential role in promoting the mission of the Reservation and is pivotal in its success.  A one-year position is available starting November 1, 2011 (renewable annually) with a salary range of $73,776 to $88,548 per year, commensurate with experience.

  The Resident Director will oversee all day-to-day aspects of the operations at Hastings, including maintenance and development of physical facilities, coordination of visitor activities, and management of financial resources.  In addition, the Resident Director is expected to engage in significant public outreach efforts such as (1) interacting with land trusts, NGOs, and government agencies to promote understanding of the Reservation and (2) encouraging use of Hastings for workshops, symposia, and small conferences that are consistent with the research and education goals of the Reservation.  The Resident Director will also play an active role in fundraising to support the Reservation, including preparing competitive grants proposals and interfacing with Campus fundraising efforts.

 The Resident Director will supervise the activities of the Reserve Steward and will work closely with the faculty director of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology to shape the research and education goals of the Reservation.  Strong interpersonal and communications skills and a passion for the mission of field research are required.  A background in research (e.g., PhD in Biology or comparable training) is strongly desired, ideally, with an emphasis in ecology, conservation, or ecosystems management.  Experience with staff supervision, contractors and maintenance, and of physical facilities is preferred.

 Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and three Letters of Recommendation to:

Sandra Richmond

HR Manager

Research Enterprise Services, UC Berkeley

c/o Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

3101a Valley Life Sciences Building

Berkeley, CA  94720-3160

The cover letter should address interest in and vision for field station value within the academic and research mission of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology.  Electronic submissions are acceptable, but all materials must be uploaded into Adobe PDF, attached, and sent to [email protected], with the subject:  HASTINGS RESERVE – [Applicant Name]

Application deadline is September 23, 2011.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the closing date.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Applicants should ask referees to review the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality found at