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Executive Director
Category: Horticulture

Alaska Botanical Garden
Anchorage, Alaska

Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Executive Director

Alaska Botanical Garden


Location:  Anchorage, Alaska

Status: Full time, Exempt



Application deadline:  July 22, 2014

Target start date: October 1, 2014


Benefits: health insurance, personal leave

Salary: Competitive and DOE



The Alaska Botanical Garden seeks an experienced, dynamic Executive Director (ED) who will lead this 27-year old non-profit organization into the future as a significant and relevant regional resource for high-latitude boreal/sub-artic zone plan preservation, education, research, and recreation.  The ED reports to the President of the Board of Directors and interacts regularly with committees.

The ED has direct oversight, responsibility, and full line authority for day-to-day operations, fundraising and resource development, administration and finance, program development, grant writing, internal and external communications, facilities management, a small professional staff and many volunteers.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s or Ph.D preferred, in a related field;
  •  5-7 years of non-profit leadership experience at the ED level
  • Proven fundraising skills including developing and maintaining major donors
  • Solid depth of understanding about botanic gardens in biodiversity preservation, education, and research
  • Strong facility and personnel management skills
  • Outstanding communication skills including writing and public speaking

To Apply

Submit a comprehensive resume, letter of application, and three professional references. In the letter of application, answer the following question in not more than one page:  What makes you the right person to lead the Alaska Botanical Garden?


We are accepting only electronic applications.  Electronic applications must be in pdf format and compiled as a single file and labeled as follows:

Lastname_ABG-ED-search.pdf.  Email compiled single document to


Complete job description available at   Questions about this position should be sent to ABG Board President,

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