As the environmental research arm of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), DRI conducts cutting-edge applied research in air, land and life, and water qualify across Nevada, the United States and on every continent. With about 400 employees and two main campuses in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada, DRI generates $30 million in total annual revenue.
DRI's faculty members are nontenured, entrepreneurial and responsible for their own salaries from external grants and contracts. This blend of academic rigor and private-sector pragmatism has earned DRI a reputation for delivering rapid, high quality environmental science in a businesslike fashion.
Desert Research Institute is currently recruiting for a Director of External Affairs. The Director is responsible for the Institute's policies and objectives for all state government and local affairs, and leads the Institute's communications and external engagement activities that are focused on advancing DRI's strategic priorities and increasing the public profile of the Institute.
Desert Research institute is currently recruiting for a Director of Advancement. The Director is responsible for planning and leading all aspects of fundraising and comprehensive development initiatives for DRI and the DRI Foundation. View a profile of the position and learn how to apply!
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