GBIF seeks new Executive Secretary

Seeking a dynamic, visionary candidate with international standing to lead GBIF into the next phase of its development

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European wryneck (Jynx torquilla), Fælledparken, Copenhagen. Photo by Donald Hobern via iNaturalist research-grade observations, licensed under CC BY 4.0

GBIF is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader with international standing to fill the post of Executive Secretary and guide GBIF into the next phase of its development.

The Executive Secretary leads a Copenhagen-based Secretariat with approximately 25 staff members and is responsible to the Governing Board for developing and implementing GBIF’s strategic plans, operating the infrastructure, serving users and fostering partnerships. The Executive Secretary reports to the Chair of the GBIF Governing Board and bears overall responsibility for the organization's financial stability and the condition of the network.

The selected candidate will assume the role from Donald Hobern, the current Executive Secretary, who will step down in February 2019 after seven years in the position.

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The deadline for receiving applications is 24 July 2018 at 2359 CEST (GMT +2).