The UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and the University of Washington Botanic Gardens (UWBG) is searching for a new director of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens after the retirement of former director Fred Hoyt in January.

The Director is the primary representative of the UWBG and its academic and public engagement missions to the University and to the greater Seattle area community. SEFS is seeking a flexible leader with demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, communication, planning, fundraising, and fiscal skills. Strong abilities in strategic and entrepreneurial organizational leadership are needed.

The Director will partner with academic leadership to provide a platform that serves to advance the university’s leadership in community-engaged scholarship and opportunities for student engagement in UWBG programs and facilities. This position will also partner with members of the community, the City of Seattle, and non-profit organizations to develop and implement a collaborative vision for the facilities, programming, and management of the Arboretum. The Director will encourage and aid the development of new initiatives, directions, and innovation, and will champion ongoing successes.

SEFS and UWBG seeks a leader who prioritizes diversity and equity in all decisions and programs, and with a vision for more diverse community engagement in all programs of the UWBG. A vision that includes programs and engages topics related to environmental justice, racial disparities, Indigenous representation, and/or impacts of racism and colonization in urban environments and expands access and equity in program participation is essential.

Read more and apply here.