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President and Chief Executive Officer

New York Academy of Sciences
New York City, New York (US)
Closing date
Dec 11, 2019

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Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Health Sciences, Other
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New York, New York


The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with New York Academy of Sciences in the search for a President and Chief Executive Officer.

Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Governors, the President and Chief Executive Officer will lead the Academy from a place of strength into a future of increased innovation and impact. The President and Chief Executive Officer will provide leadership for all aspects of the Academy and should be an exceptional leader with broad vision, intellectual breadth, a creative mindset, and a demonstrated track record in achieving innovation, building partnerships, and raising funds.

For over 200 years, the New York Academy of Sciences has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery in order to advance its mission to drive innovative solutions to society's challenges by advancing scientific research, education, and policy. Among the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, the Academy has become not only an enduring cultural institution in New York, but also one of the most significant advocates for science and technology in the global community.

Empowered by an exceptional network of Nobel laureates, CEOs, senior scientists and engineers, and tens of thousands of young people, the Academy is tackling some of the world’s most pressing concerns including initiatives in STEM education and health in partnership with the heads of the United Nations, its agencies, the World Bank, and the leading universities and corporations to address the grand challenges facing the planet (the Sustainable Development Goals); championing risk takers and innovators – game-changers who upend the research landscape and blaze new trails; and moving from knowledge dissemination to action, bringing individuals and organizations together to drive real-world solutions to global challenges through collective action in science and technology.

The continued success of Academy programs and initiatives depends upon the engagement and support of an amazing global network of partner institutions, funders, and members. As it enters its third century, the Academy is proud to celebrate all the innovators, educators and problem-solvers – past, present and future – who make up the World’s Smartest Network.

New York Academy of Sciences seeks a President and Chief Executive Officer with the ability to analyze the mission and business drivers of the Academy and build upon the Academy’s history, track record of transformation, and current programs while leading the team to develop new strategies which move the organization forward in a fast-changing external environment; the ability to set clear and challenging goals while holding the organization to a high standard of performance; tenacity and accountability in driving results; and a professional and personal network that will enable the President and Chief Executive Officer to raise money and expand institutional partnerships. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.

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