Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas!  All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and will be required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the U.S.

Current Openings (See full descriptions below):

  • Part-Time Program Coordinator for Global Genome Initiative
  • Full-Time Green Revolution Youth Manager

Part-Time Program Coordinator for Global Genome Initiative

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) is an international scientific research and learning center located in the Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas.  BRIT’s mission is to conserve our natural heritage by deepening our knowledge of the plant world and achieving public understanding of the value plants bring to life.  

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a motivated individual with strong communication (oral and written) skills  for a part-time Program Coordinator for the Global Genome Initiative for Gardens and Botanic Gardens Conservation International to support the day-to-day operation and reporting, partnership facilitation, financial management support, and collections database and tracking of GGI-Gardens and for BGCI. The individual selected for this position will provide administrative support for GGI-Gardens and BGCI including communication with garden partners, financial management, preparation of newsletters and reports, and analysis and comparison of garden lists to determine collection priorities for plant conservation and preservation.

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for:

GGI-Gardens

  • Assistance to the GGI-Gardens Director: Serve as a Program Coordinator for GGI-  Gardens by providing assistance with administrative tasks, growth and maintenance of the partnership network, facilitate and process Partner Award funding proposals, compile and analyze collection data and statistics, organize public relations and social media, generate annual and quarterly reports and partnership newsletters, advise the Director on matters of administrative support, and manage program (and partner) budgets.
  • Budget and financial management: Manages the day-to-day expenses and income associated with the program by processing invoices, seeking competitive pricing, and tracking expenditures. Works with the Director and GGI Operations Committee to develop an annual budget for the program.
  • Attend and possibly present at National or International conferences on the GGI-Gardens program, accomplishments, and partnership network.
  • Compile data from collections across the partnership network for the purposes of analysis and comparison as well as dissemination in annual and quarterly reports, website, and on social media outlets.
  • Maintain effective communication with partners and GGI Operations, including national and international partners. Willingness to engage with new partners to build and establish mutually successful collaboration.
  • Facilitates new partnerships by providing relevant helpful information about the program, collecting resources, and access to materials to build collections capacity.

BGCI-US

  • Promote and facilitate Plant Search data contributions by botanic garden collections through preparation of taxa lists and management of Garden Editor registrations.
  • Compile standardized taxonomic checklists and accessions-level data to support ex situ gap analysis.
  • Communicate with botanic gardens to request information to verify specimen identity and accessions data; and/or survey botanic garden collections and expertise.
  • Assist with planning and testing database improvements, analyzing large datasets and summarizing, writing, and/or presenting findings, and other relevant activities as needed.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Botany, Horticulture, or related discipline
  • Experience working with botanic gardens
  • Experience with administrative support and effective communication
  • Experience in working as part of a team
  • Experience organize small events
  • Knowledge of organizational management
  • Strong writing skills

Preferred requirements:

Please see the full job description for a more detailed list of job tasks and applicant qualifications. BRIT strives to maintain a positive working environment focused on growth and success of individuals, working together in a collaborative, professional manner, with communication a priority. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter as a single document to: brithr@brit.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Green Revolution Youth Manager, Full-Time

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a driven, innovative individual to lead the Green Revolution Program. The program serves middle and high school students through an environmental STEM lens.  This position applies vision-driven leadership across all functional areas for Green Revolution from strategic planning and execution, day-to-day operations, financial management, and building community partnerships. This position serves as a visionary to design, implement, and grow dynamic environmental STEM programming for BRIT/FWBG Education.

The Green Revolution Youth Manager will be responsible for:

  • Support the design, implementation and facilitation of E-STEM Education. This includes working collaboratively with support staff in the curriculum development and training of staff and volunteers for all education programs.
  • Provide leadership for developing and executing the Green Revolution program as a key program in the Youth Education initiatives for BRIT/FWBG education.
  • Direct the instruction of Green Revolution students.
  • Work with the VP of Education to develop, analyze, and facilitate Green Revolution facilitator professional development
  • Develop, monitor, and maintain program processes and procedures that adhere to BRIT policies and procedures
  • Work with Education and Advancement leadership to grow the program’s revenue stream
  • Oversee the assigned program budget for cost efficiency and work with the VP of Education to manage program budget.
  • Lead program assessment and tracking process for participants.
  • Work with Education Operations Manager to complete timely program reports and maintain an active volunteer community.
  • Work with the VP of Education to build and maintain relationships with existing and prospective stakeholders.
  • Work with the VP of Education in the establishment of short and long terms goals and objectives; including individual professional growth.
  • Conduct needs assessments and develop plans for the growth of program.

Other duties as needed to support the BRIT SEED School staff and programs.

Required Education and Experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of best and emerging practices in K-12 and informal science education including inquiry-based, outdoor and STEM
  • Bachelor’s degree in science education related subject; Environmental Science or Biology
  • A minimum of 5 years as a public-school K-12 science teacher or 5 years of equivalent work, preferably in the DFW area
  • Experience implementing experiential education and /or project-based learning strategies
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, promoting, implementing, and assessing programming for K-12 students that support the TEKS
  • Experience with instructional technology
  • Experience in authoring and maintaining digital presence
  • Demonstrated skills in operating within budget parameters

BRIT strives to maintain a positive working environment focused on growth and success of individuals, working together in a collaborative, professional manner, with communication a priority. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter as a single document to: brithr@brit.org. Resumes will be considered until the position is filled. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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