Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program Coordinator

Organization: Woodland Park Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Seattle, WA, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, award-winning Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle is famed for pioneering naturalistic exhibits and setting a standard for zoos all over the world. The zoo is helping to save endangered species in Washington State and around the world. By inspiring visitors and others to learn, care and act, Woodland Park Zoo is making a difference in our planet’s future.

This is your opportunity to join the dynamic Field Conservation team at Woodland Park Zoo. Applications are now being accepted for Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program Coordinator in the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program department. There is one full-time, regular, benefited position to be filled at this time. Compensation is based on experience.


This position coordinates grants, financial tracking, reporting, and communication components of the Papua New Guinea Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (TKCP) as part of the Woodland Park Zoo’s (WPZ) Partners for Wildlife Program. The position is based in Seattle, Washington.


• Accounting: Responsible for managing grants including financial tracking, bookkeeping and reporting. Responsible for budget tracking and accounting for TKCP.

• Grants/Fundraising: Supports director to develop and write grant proposals, as well as maintain relations with AZA zoos, foundations and other donors.

• Communications: Coordinate TKCP Annual Report and write other donor reports. Provide information and produce statements about TKCP for WPZ’s communication efforts, including website updates.

• General Administration: Provide key programmatic and administrative support for TKCP at the Seattle headquarters. Organize and maintain files, media, travel documents, field equipment, and supplies.

• Perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Experience with grants management, financial tracking, budgets, and reporting.

• Grant writing experience.

• Detail oriented and outstanding organizational skills essential.

• Able to achieve results working independently, and as a member of a team.

• Able to take initiative and be pro-active to achieve results.

• Experience with international conservation programs preferred.

• Experience with government and major foundation grants desired.

• Commitment to the mission of the zoo and the institution’s Core Values.


Minimum of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a life, social science or related field. Master’s degree in a relevant field desired. Requires knowledge of the field of conservation biology and/or sustainable community development.


Valid Washington State Driver License required.


Proficient and experienced with Microsoft Office applications (particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), customized databases and technology, and Internet research.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The job is performed in a typical office environment.


Applications are only accepted online through our Jobs page at; no other forms of application will be accepted. Cover letter, resume and a work sample are REQUIRED when applying for this position. The work sample should be a professional or scientific document you personally created that best exemplifies your writing style and attention to detail. Applications will not be considered without a work sample. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression.