Vacancies in globally distributed Secretariat

The globally distributed Secretariat has a dynamic, networked structure. Photo: Earth's magnetic field (NASA Goddard via Flickr)
The Future Earth Secretariat is seeking five Global Hub Directors for its globally distributed headquarters in Boulder (USA), Montreal (Canada), Paris (France), Stockholm (Sweden) and Tokyo (Japan).

Future Earth Global Hub Directors will engage the world’s leading experts in sustainability and environmental research from a trans-disciplinary perspective. Directors will engage various stakeholders in strategic dialogues with research communities to both understand and find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, based on the best available knowledge. Directors will ensure that Future Earth integrates this knowledge, based on research performed with integrity from different disciplines in a process of collaboration and co-design.

Recruitment is carried out on behalf of the local and national partners of the different Global Hubs. The timing and specific process for hiring will vary across the hubs. Applications for the Paris, Colorado, Stockholm, Tokyo and Montreal Global Hub Director positions have now closed.

About the globally distributed Secretariat

The architecture of the globally distributed Secretariat is unique and currently encompasses five global hubs located in five different countries, connected through a dynamic, networked structure. This will include regional hubs and partners. The distributed model unites a diversity of perspectives, stakeholders and geographical locations. The new Future Earth Secretariat is committed to inclusivity and to fostering the creativity and innovation required to address the challenges of global environmental change. In this spirit it will provide coordination and enabling services to Future Earth communities of researchers, decision makers and practitioners. While distributed on 3 continents, the Secretariat will operate as a single entity under the direction of an Executive Director. The distributed governance infrastructure is placed in the five hubs under the direction of five Global Hub Directors.