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 President - Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Job information
Posted by: Union of Concerned Scientists 
Hiring entity type: Not-for-Profit 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Legal
Management - General
Management - Senior
Non Profit
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 63120C56B0 / Latpro-3766699 
Date posted: Dec-22-2020
State, Zip: Massachusetts, 02139



A compelling leadership opportunity at Union of Concerned Scientists.

At a time of epic challenges and new possibilities, The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) matters more than ever. Reeling from climate disasters, threats to democracy, science, facts, health and safety, and reckoning with racial injustice, the United States is experiencing a time of turmoil. This is also a time of new promise.

UCS is uniquely positioned for this moment. Joining with people across the country, we solve urgent, critical problems by combining scientific analysis and effective advocacy, together with a racial equity lens. UCS fosters innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe and sustainable future, affecting countless lives, communities, policies, and outcomes. Information about the organization is available at

The President will guide the nation's leading science advocacy organization into its next era of impact. The President will embrace UCS' mission, leaning into opportunities with the new Administration, fostering internal transformation and the mandate to pioneer a new paradigm for integrating science, advocacy and anti-racism throughout its workplace and its work at the national, regional and community levels.

The President will join UCS at a strategic inflection point. UCS is poised to impact the pressing issues of our time by advancing evidence-based solutions for climate change, clean energy and transportation, sustainable food systems and global security.

Internally, the President will inspire trust and enthusiasm. The $41 million nonprofit has doubled in staff and revenues in recent years, in order to carry out its core mission on a larger scale. UCS is committed to racial justice, and is undertaking initiatives designed to infuse racial equity and inclusion into its workplace and work.

During 2021, UCS will conduct its next strategic planning process, which will be a catalyst for re-imagination, transformation and new ways of organizing and operating. The President will foster an environment of listening and inclusion that encourages UCS team members to fully engage their passion and diverse perspectives.


Qualifications and Experience

The President will be a remarkable, inspiring leader who is excited and knowledgeable about science-based advocacy and racial justice.The President will have a record of relevant success, including expertise in at least one of UCS's major issue areas. The President will have meaningful experience leading change and building trust, unity and inclusion across a complex, mission- driven organization. The President will have experience with nonprofits, boards and governance, and passion for the mission and potential of UCS. The President will have a record of fostering trust, fairness and inclusion, and, ideally, of working with a union.

For more information and to apply: To see the complete leadership profile, visit loads/2020/12/2020-12-14-UCS-President-Leader ship-Profile.pdf or email (see application details) or call Kathy Bremer at (see application details) or Diane Westmore at (see application details).


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