Tuesday, February 25, 2014
AmericaView members are some of the most productive people when it comes to generating high-quality geospatial educational videos. I have complied a playlist of some of the best videos on You Tube. Most of these come from VirginiaView, but VermontView is not too far behind with a dozen. You could literally run an introductory remote sensing course with what has been compiled.
Monday, February 10, 2014
AmericaView is seeking an exceptional individual to serve as its Executive Director
AmericaView (AV) is a nationwide non-profit partnership of remote sensing scientists who support the use of remotely sensed satellite data through applied remote sensing research, K-12 and higher STEM education, workforce development, and technology transfer. Funded by a newly awarded major competitive grant from the U.S. Geological Survey, AV is composed of 39 university-led, state-based consortia working together to sustain a network of state and local remote sensing scientists, educators, analysts, technicians, and stakeholders. AmericaView's networks, facilities, and capabilities are highly leveraged and used for sharing and applying remotely sensed satellite data in a wide range of civilian applications, from formal and informal education, to ecosystem analysis and natural resources management, to disaster response. Our primary goal is to support the many beneficial uses of remote sensing in service to society.
The position calls for a dynamic individual who is prominent in the remote sensing sector. The Executive Director serves as the voice and face of AmericaView, and will have the opportunity to provide strategic vision and leadership for the organization for years to come. He/she will build strategic partnerships with sister organizations, and initiate and sustain effective communication with AV’s funders and stakeholders. The Executive Director represents AmericaView at regional and national meetings, working closely with individuals in the public, private, academic and non-profit sectors. Management duties include oversight of grant and non-profit fiscal requirements. The Executive Director reports to the AmericaView Board of Directors and performs duties and discharges those responsibilities in conformance with the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of AmericaView and the policies of the Board of Directors. A highly engaged board and a small team of dedicated and experienced staff will assist the Executive Director in the accomplishment of his/her responsibilities.
Prospective candidates should have a proven track record of remote sensing research, education, and outreach. Prior experience in leadership and management positions is highly desirable. Prospective candidates should have strong communication skills, be capable of exercising sound judgment, and have the desire to engage in fund raising and/or grant writing activities.
The Executive Director position is a 25-35% full-time equivalent (FTE) position. Salary will be negotiated at the time of hire. The Executive Director is free to work at the location of his/her choosing. Annual travel is less than one month per year.
Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter to the AmericaView Executive Director search committee chair Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne at firstname.lastname@example.org. AmericaView is an equal opportunity employer.