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Clemson University
Clemson. South Carolina
South Carolina
Posted: 10/18/2022
Executive Director - South Carolina Botanical Garden

The South Carolina Botanical Gardens is looking for an Executive Director to fulfill the following duties:

  • The Executive Director will collaborate with colleges, departments, and cooperative extension to develop and carry out the vision of the SCBG within the operating and reporting structure of the Cooperative Extension Service.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.


50% - Essential - The Executive Director will implement a broad, integrative vision to grow the reputation of SCBG in South Carolina and the nation. The Executive Director will oversee all aspects of the daily management and operation of the SCBG and its staff and serve as the SCBG's lead representative to internal and external stakeholders.

35% - Essential - The Executive Director will develop, implement, and manage the SCBG operational budget in consultation with the Director of the Cooperative Extension Service and the Vice-President of Public Service and Agriculture, and will work with the Clemson University Foundation Development Office to create and implement sustainable revenue development and fundraising activities that benefit the SCBG, including grant proposal preparation, donor events, and project and capital fund campaigns.

15% - Essential - The Executive Director will facilitate integrating educational programming into appropriate Cooperative Extension Service program teams and enhance the development of applied research, demonstrations, and education. They will develop, refine, and publicize programming consistent with the SCBG mission based on resource availability and acquisition.



Education - Master's Degree in botany, horticulture, natural resource conservation or a related field

Work Experience - 5+ years of supervisory and fiscal oversight experience in an applied horticulture setting such as a public or private botanical garden or arboretum, an educational institution, nonprofit management, or other comparable setting.


Education - Doctoral / Professional Degree in botany, horticulture, natural resource conservation or a related field.


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