The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) seeks an Executive Director to lead the organization in fulfilling its mission supporting policy and decision-making in California regarding science and technology issues. The position will be located in Sacramento together with a staff of 12 full- and part-time employees. The Executive Director, who serves as an ex officio member of the Board of Directors, is responsible for developing programs and services to provide science, engineering, and biomedical advice to the State of California’s government and is the chief executive responsible for CCST’s administration, fund raising, budgeting, and managing the CCST Science Fellows Program. The Executive Director also plays a crucial role in working with the Council’s Partner Institutions to achieve their public service missions. See the full job description here (PDF).
Application process: Interested applicants should submit the following Word (or PDF) documents to [email protected] and apply through the UC Merced website at: https://jobs.ucmerced.edu/n/staff/position.jsf?positionId=8722.
Deadlines: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on an on-going basis, but with preferences given to applications received by March 25th. Following a screening by the Board of Directors, select applicants will undergo a phone interview. Final candidates will be asked to attend an in-person interview in Sacramento, CA.
CCST was established via the California State Legislature in September 1988(ACR 162). Modeled after the U.S. National Academies, CCST convenes leading experts from California’s renowned academic and research institutions to provide objective advice and analysis — responding to the Governor, the Legislature, and other State entities on policy issues relating to science and technology. CCST works with leaders and staff at all stages of California’s state policy life cycle, from the bill idea stage and beyond. Additional information is available at CCST.us.
CCST is operated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit governed by a Board of Directors, and its core funding is provided by these distinguished Partner Institutions: University of California • California State University • California Community Colleges • California Institute of Technology • Stanford University • NASA Ames Research Center • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory • Sandia National Laboratories • SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.