Following the retirement announcement of executive director James Skiera by the end of 2017, the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is searching for a new director to lead the organization.

Skiera, who announced his retirement in October, has served in this role since 2005. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in landscape architecture, with a secondary major in ornamental horticulture, from the University of Wisconsin in 1980, he then practiced as a landscape architect. He served as president and owner of the Landscape Guild in Denver, Colorado, from 1981 to 1988, served as city arborist for the city of Urbana, Illinois, from 1988 to 1992 and also as the landscape superintendent for the University of California, Davis, from 1992 to 1994. Skiera then joined ISA in 1994 as associate executive director. Read our Q&A with Jim Skiera from December, 2015.

Now, the ISA is recruiting Skeira’s successor. According to their announcement, they are seeking “a future-focused, strategic leader with proven experience in guiding, empowering, and enabling their team to achieve organizational goals—as well as the skills and ability to work with industry leaders internationally to advance the mission of ISA.” Applications are due January 16, 2017. To learn more about the role and instruction on how to apply, view the ISA’s Candidate Information Packet for the Executive Director Search 2017.