The Center for Plant Conservation seeks a President and
Chief Executive Officer to lead operations and strategic
initiatives to create significant, wide-ranging impact on rare
plant conservation and environmental resiliency.
The Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) is a one-of-a-kind
network that unites leading plant conservationists from botanical
gardens, arboretums, and other plant- and conservation-focused
organizations to work collaboratively to save imperiled plants
throughout their native range in the United States and
CPC seeks a champion for plant conservation and environmental
resiliency to serve as its next President and Chief Executive
Officer and to guide its operations, long-term strategy, and
financial security. CPC’s leader works collaboratively with an
engaged Board of Trustees, and leads dedicated team of staff. This
position oversees the development of CPC programs and maintains
strong, mutually reinforcing relationships with a dynamic, cohesive
network of partner institutions whose research and initiatives form
the foundation of CPC’s work. This role serves as the voice and
face of the organization, frequently communicating to both public
and scientific audiences.
CPC’s headquarters is located at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
in Escondido, California, operated by the San Diego Zoo Wildlife
Alliance, a CPC Participating Institution. Periodic remote work is
possible. Regular travel is expected.
A competitive compensation package, including a comprehensive
benefits package, will be offered based on experience. The expected
annual salary range for this position is $170,000–$190,000.
Relocation assistance will be offered if necessary.
Late Fall 2022