Director of the Zoological Park

Organization: City of Salisbury Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Salisbury, Maryland, United States
Job or Internship: Job

City of Salisbury

Director of the Salisbury Zoological Park

Fulltime $52,328-66,365 (DOQ) Full range of Benefits

The City of Salisbury seeks an exceptional Director for the Salisbury Zoological Park, a nationally accredited zoo with a strong emphasis on fostering enthusiasm for wildlife and inspiring conservation of our natural world. The Director will be responsible for leading, directing and managing the animal care, education, development, marketing, and conservation programs of the Salisbury Zoological Park. Working closely with the Salisbury Zoo Commission, and under the direction of the Director of Public Works, the Director will implement a comprehensive zoo management program, including robust capital and operational fund raising programs; cultivate and foster strong relationships, both internally and externally, in order to inspire historic levels of community support; oversee all operations, direct reports, and a staff of 14+.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in related field and at least 3 years of related experience. Successful management experience with living collections, significant experience in cultivating philanthropic support from individuals, foundations, governments, and corporations; superlative writing and verbal skills to persuasively advocate the mission, history, and achievements of the Salisbury Zoological Park; inspired strategy and leadership; demonstrated ability to support the mission and goals of the City of Salisbury, the Salisbury Zoo Commission, and the professional staff; maintain best practices, and engage participation from all levels. Valid driver’s license also required.

Position is open until filled.

Submit City application and resume to:

Human Resources Dept.

125 N. Division St.

Salisbury, MD 21801

410-548-1065 Fax: 410-548-3748

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