Position: Program Director
Organization: BTNEP
Location: Thibodaux, LA

Background and General Requirements:

BTNEP is now seeking a Director. BTNEP is an affiliate of Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) thus the BTNEP Director reports to the Executive Director and Chief Scientist of LUMCON. The Director also reports to the BTNEP Management Conference and works directly with the staff of the U.S. EPA as the National Estuary Program is a non-regulatory program of the federal agency. The Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of BTNEP according to the strategic direction set by the Management Conference. The Director has three primary responsibilities:

1. Maintain and elevate BTNEP to a position of importance throughout the BTES, the state, and regionally among Gulf Coast states through leadership of the BTNEP staff and programs in coordination with its Management Conference, resulting in increased commitment to and investment in coastal management activities

2. Oversee the creation, implementation and updating of the CCMP by directing program office activities and Management Conference engagement

3. Oversee and direct the financial, grants and programmatic management of the program to ensure the work of BTNEP is undertaken in a timely manner, is science-based, and is achieved with adequate human and financial resources.


The position will be based at the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) office on the campus of Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA.


Applicants must apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/louisiana/jobs/4395021

The application must include a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications to lead BTNEP with a brief overview for vision for the agency.

Director Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Environmental Science or other relevant field of study

• 10 years of technical or professional experience in environmental science, land-use planning, environmental engineering, policy analysis, public/business administration, natural resource management, or related field of which five years must have been in a supervisory, managerial, or administrative capacity

• knowledge of environmental science and policy, planning, and project management

• ability to work collaboratively in addition to providing strong leadership and vision

• ability to communicate with diverse groups of local, state, federal and private agencies, NEPs, and individual stakeholders

• ability to read, analyze, and interpret, develop and synthesize common scientific and technical articles, financial reports, and legal documents

• experience in state agency, public higher education, and/or federal agency is preferred


LUMCON offers state benefits and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Review of applications will begin on March 4th and continue until the position is filled.