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Head of Knowledge Management
Category: Manager

The Morton Arboretum
Lisle, Illinois

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014

Head of Knowledge Management

Morton Arboretum

Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Department: Education and Information

Position Summary:
Responsible for leading the knowledge sharing and management program and facilitating the work of the Knowledge Management team, ensuring the capture, collation, and synthesis of knowledge for dissemination. Ensure consistent, mission-aligned, audience-centered knowledge access and dissemination across the organization and beyond, positioning the Arboretum as the leading center of tree expertise.

Master’s degree required, preferably in education technology or information science. Interest in arboriculture and horticulture knowledge a plus. 5+ years experience required. 3+ years supervisory experience preferred. Effective facilitation, writing, and public speaking skills required. Proficiency with information database systems and digital delivery channels.

Success Factors:
Innovative and confident individual. Ability to lead interdepartmental teams and relate effectively with people of various backgrounds and ages. Ability to meet deadlines and keep projects moving forward. Ability to be proactive in planning and communicating clearly under pressure.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: Requires some physical activity: limited lifting and carrying (up to 30 lbs.), walking over uneven terrain, and some local and national travel.
  • Work Environment: Work is performed mostly indoors.
  • Equipment: General office equipment.

If interested, please forward cover letter, resume or application, and salary requirements, to The Morton Arboretum, Human Resources, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL, 60532-1293, or email to:

The Morton Arboretum is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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