Employment

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Part-Time Program Coordinator for Global Genome Initiative

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) is an international scientific research and learning center located in the Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas.  BRIT’s mission is to conserve our natural heritage by deepening our knowledge of the plant world and achieving public understanding of the value plants bring to life.  

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a motivated individual with strong communication (oral and written) skills  for a part-time Program Coordinator for the Global Genome Initiative for Gardens and Botanic Gardens Conservation International to support the day-to-day operation and reporting, partnership facilitation, financial management support, and collections database and tracking of GGI-Gardens and for BGCI. The individual selected for this position will provide administrative support for GGI-Gardens and BGCI including communication with garden partners, financial management, preparation of newsletters and reports, and analysis and comparison of garden lists to determine collection priorities for plant conservation and preservation.

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for:

GGI-Gardens

  • Assistance to the GGI-Gardens Director: Serve as a Program Coordinator for GGI-  Gardens by providing assistance with administrative tasks, growth and maintenance of the partnership network, facilitate and process Partner Award funding proposals, compile and analyze collection data and statistics, organize public relations and social media, generate annual and quarterly reports and partnership newsletters, advise the Director on matters of administrative support, and manage program (and partner) budgets.
  • Budget and financial management: Manages the day-to-day expenses and income associated with the program by processing invoices, seeking competitive pricing, and tracking expenditures. Works with the Director and GGI Operations Committee to develop an annual budget for the program.
  • Attend and possibly present at National or International conferences on the GGI-Gardens program, accomplishments, and partnership network.
  • Compile data from collections across the partnership network for the purposes of analysis and comparison as well as dissemination in annual and quarterly reports, website, and on social media outlets.
  • Maintain effective communication with partners and GGI Operations, including national and international partners. Willingness to engage with new partners to build and establish mutually successful collaboration.
  • Facilitates new partnerships by providing relevant helpful information about the program, collecting resources, and access to materials to build collections capacity.

BGCI-US

  • Promote and facilitate Plant Search data contributions by botanic garden collections through preparation of taxa lists and management of Garden Editor registrations.
  • Compile standardized taxonomic checklists and accessions-level data to support ex situ gap analysis.
  • Communicate with botanic gardens to request information to verify specimen identity and accessions data; and/or survey botanic garden collections and expertise.
  • Assist with planning and testing database improvements, analyzing large datasets and summarizing, writing, and/or presenting findings, and other relevant activities as needed.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Botany, Horticulture, or related discipline
  • Experience working with botanic gardens
  • Experience with administrative support and effective communication
  • Experience in working as part of a team
  • Experience organize small events
  • Knowledge of organizational management
  • Strong writing skills

Preferred requirements:

Please see the full job description for a more detailed list of job tasks and applicant qualifications. BRIT strives to maintain a positive working environment focused on growth and success of individuals, working together in a collaborative, professional manner, with communication a priority. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter as a single document to: brithr@brit.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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