The Borderlands Restoration Leadership Institute has a bold vision: to create a restoration-based economy in the borderlands region of Arizona and Sonora while restoring land and water, training future leaders, and working directly with local communities and land owners to design projects, build knowledge and skills, create new sustainable businesses and jobs. The bi-national commitment reflects the ecology of the sky island region and respects the rich cultures and knowledge on both sides of the border.
Five organizations have come together to form the Borderlands Restoration Leadership Institute (BRLI). They include Borderlands Restoration, Cuenca Los Ojos, Wildlife Corridors, Deep Dirt Farm Institute, and Borderlands Habitat Restoration. We collectively have been doing restoration work in the borderlands of Arizona and Sonora for 50 years. The BRLI founders include a remarkable group of entrepreneurial leaders from academia and from the private sector who have the vision, credibility, and track record to take on this venture. A significant grant from the Biophilia Foundation gives us the opportunity to plan for and deliver the initial BRLI program. Over the long term, we believe BRLI can fuel a restoration based economy in our region that both restores our remarkable natural resources and sustains the people who live here.
We are looking for a dynamic leader who is ready to help us implement and grow BRLI. The Director will lead an enterprise which has both a non-profit and social for- profit entity, a single program group of faculty and staff drawn from partner organizations and elsewhere who both do the work and teach the work, an administrative group who support the BRLI program activities, and a development group to expand existing public and private grants, individual and corporate donations, private investments, and, increasingly, earned income.
We are also looking for a Director of Administrative Support Services. We are looking for a dynamic colleague to help us implement and grow BRLI by taking on the lead responsibility for providing, directly and through a team of administrative specialists, a broad range of administrative services in support of our programs and services. The Director of Administrative Support Services is one of two positions that report directly to the Institute Director, the other being the Director of Business Development. If you are the successful candidate you will be working in an innovative organizational structure that includes: a non-profit and social for-profit entity; additional partner organizations; a program group of faculty and field staff drawn from BRLI partners and elsewhere who both do the work and teach the work; and a development group to expand existing public and private grants, individual and corporate donations, private investments, and, increasingly, earned income.