NAGT Search for Executive Director

published Aug 10, 2018 4:17pm

Letter from Cathy Manduca, Executive Director of NAGT

Dear NAGT,

In this newsletter you will see the announcement of the search for a new Executive Director. After 11 years in this position, I have decided it is time for me to step down. I have tremendously enjoyed working with you and the organization during that time. We have accomplished a great deal together. NAGT is a healthy, growing and vibrant community known within and beyond the geosciences for the quality of its work and its zest. We have active regional sections and three new divisions enabling us to work locally and in groups with shared focus. We have a palette of professional development programs and online resources to support high quality Earth education and education research including the recently established Earth Educators' Rendezvous. We advocate for Earth education on local to national levels. And we have an long-running set of strong publications, awards and programs. It has been a tremendous opportunity to be involved in all of that. One of the things that I am most proud of is the growth in the leadership of our organization. From workshop leaders, to committee members and chairs, to officers, to members working on campuses, in schools, and in communities, we have a tremendous wealth of strong leaders with a shared vision of quality Earth education and its importance to our society. This is what is allowing NAGT to grow, thrive, and extend its influence. I think it is time for a new person to come up from this community and have a chance to serve as Executive Director. It is time for fresh ideas and new energy in the Executive Office. NAGT plans to continue to contract with SERC to provide services for the Executive Office. This will allow for new leadership without disrupting service. I will continue as the Director of SERC. We anticipate that this transition will be complete in August 2019. Thank you for the privilege of serving you and for the support you have given to me and everyone at the Executive Office over the years. Please help us to assemble an accomplished and diverse applicant pool for the new Director position by bringing this opportunity to the attention of colleagues or perhaps consider submitting your own application. I look forward to collaborating with the new Director to ensure a successful transition, and to seeing NAGT move forward in bold and innovative directions.


Cathy Manduca

Executive Director Search

NAGT is seeking a qualified person to serve as the Association's Executive Director to begin August 2019.

NAGT's mission is to support a diverse, inclusive, and thriving community of educators and education researchers to improve teaching and learning about the Earth. NAGT represents the collective voice of K-12 teachers, college and university faculty, and informal educators in museums and science centers who share a vision to build geoscience expertise and an Earth-literate society through high-quality education. We seek an exceptional Executive Director to build on past successes and to provide strategic leadership to guide NAGT toward new opportunities for growth.

To learn more about the position and instructions to apply, visit this website.