||President and Director
Reporting to the
Board of Trustees, acts as the chief executive officer of the
Institution and is generally responsible for all scientific, fiscal and
operating activities of the Institution. Develops and maintains
effective relationships at the highest levels within the Federal
funding agencies, as well as with the Legislative and Executive
Branches of the Federal government. The President is also responsible
for fundraising activities in the private sector and represents the
Institution nationally and internationally.
Acts as the chief executive officer of the Corporation.
Assures the execution of all contracts and agreements on behalf of the
Corporation which are either authorized generally, or authorized by
specific votes of the Board of Trustees or its Executive Committee.
Assures the execution of orders and votes of the Board of Trustees and
of its Executive Committee and the general operative purposes of the
Submits a report of activities at annual meetings and as requested.
Approves budgets for proposed operations of the Institution.
Participates as ex officio member of the Board of Trustees.
Approves appointments to technical and scientific staff at the tenured levels.
Trustees and Members of the Corporation Relations:
Meets regularly with the Executive Committee to discuss personnel
actions, major budgetary requirements and Institution plans for
Participates in meetings of the Campaign, Nominating, Budget and Finance, Audit and other Trustee Committees.
Reports at meetings of the Trustees and the Corporation.
Organization and Management of the Institution:
Appoints members of the Directorate.
Approves the management structure and allocation of duties at the Institution.
Has final approval of major capital expenditures.
Through visits to Washington, DC, arranges visits of Congressional members and staff to the Institution.
Works with appropriate members of Institution staff to develop contacts for WHOI.
Works with outside groups to increase support of oceanography in general.
Desired Education/Experience for Hiring
Ph.D. in a physical
or life science discipline related to oceanography. Significant,
demonstrably successful experience, accomplishment and impact in ocean
sciences research to attain the rank of or comparable to Senior
Scientist. Proven skills in leadership, management, and interpersonal
Last updated: June 19, 2013