National Cave and Karst Research Institute Announces Director-Level Job Opening

The National Cave and Karst Research Institute, the foremost leader in advanced cave and karst science, has started the formal search for an Advancement Director at their research center located in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
 
 
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June 30, 2010 - PRLog -- Carlsbad, NM - The National Cave and Karst Research Institute, the foremost leader in advanced cave and karst science, has started the formal search for an Advancement Director at their research center located in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

“This high-profile position is a unique opportunity,” said Dr. George Veni, Executive Director of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI). “The ideal candidate will have the marketing, fund-raising, and public relation skills to promote a world-class museum as well as an aptitude for understanding and communicating the importance of scientific study we conduct.”

The focus for NCKRI is to conduct, coordinate, and facilitate the research of caves and karst, which is the special type of landscape that is formed by the dissolution of soluble rocks. The institute provides analysis of cave related information, conducts educational programs, promotes national and international cooperative programs, and develops environmentally sound and sustainable cave and karst management practices.

Responsibilities for the Advancement Director include, but are not limited to development (fundraising), marketing, government appropriations, endowment creation, public relations, grants, bequests, special events, and public information through timely and state-of-the-art production of print, audio, video, and digital media. Knowledge of 501(c)(3) practices, budgeting, and state and federal processes is highly desirable.

“There is quite a bit happening with NCKRI. We have a new 17,000-square foot building nearing completion in the City of Carlsbad (New Mexico) that a unique cave research laboratory and conference rooms, plus a museum and other sites of interest for the general public. The Advancement Director is the next step in growing NCKRI to its envisioned international level.”

Anyone interested in the Advancement Director position can find the complete job description and application instructions the New Mexico Tech website:
http://www.nmt.edu/images/stories/hr/pdfs/advdirnckri100-...
Applications will be accepted through July 15, 2010

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National Cave and Karst Research Institute
1400 Commerce Dr.
Carlsbad, NM 88220 USA
Tel. 575-887-5518

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