Job Opening: Costa Rica Director and Vice President for Academic Programs

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The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) invites applicants for the position of Costa Rica Director and Vice President for Academic Programs, based in San Jose, Costa Rica. The position is responsible for setting and administering the strategic direction for OTS programs and operations in Costa Rica. This is a supervisory position that includes, among other responsibilities, the oversight of all aspects of the organization related to science and education programs, administration, and logistics in Costa Rica. An important aspect of this position is defining the future research agenda of the Organization and overseeing the Science activities undertaken by the Station Directors at the three field stations in Costa Rica (La Selva, Palo Verde, and Las Cruces Biological Stations). The successful candidate will be actively involved in fostering collaborative initiatives in emerging areas of tropical science and writing grant proposals with scientists from OTS member institutions and strategic allies. He or she will be expected to increase the number and scope and maintain the quality of scientific programs at OTS field stations. The position supervises the Costa Rica Education Director and provides oversight to the Education offerings of the Organization in Costa Rica. For more information, including how to apply, see the attached job announcement. For further information, please contact: Lianna Mora at: