Program Administrator (Zoo Director)

Organization: Honolulu Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Honolulu, HI, United States
Job or Internship: Job

CLOSING DATE: April 18, 2013


Responsible for the Honolulu Zoo by planning, organizing, budgeting for, coordinating, controlling, directing, reporting on, and administering programs and activities required in carrying out the mission of the Honolulu Zoo.


A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, political science or related field. Work experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree on a year-for-year basis. Such experience must have provided the knowledge, skills, and analytical ability normally gained from attainment of a bachelor's degree.


Four (4) years of administrative experience which included responsibility for overall strategic planning, revenue generation, and staff management and program operations included or supplemented by, two (2) years of experience in developing, implementing and evaluating short and long range marketing strategies for a major program in a large for profit organization or agency. Such experience must have demonstrated knowledge of administrative and business acumen; sales and marketing principles and techniques, particularly as they relate to business decisions affecting the profitability of a venue; concepts and techniques of public relations, marketing and program promotion; developing, implementing, and evaluating short and long range marketing strategies; skill in formulating, implementing and evaluating marketing and sales programs; marketing principles and practices; and the ability to revise, plan and implement advertising and promotional activities; develop and implement marketing strategies.

Desirable Experience: Professional administrative experience in managing a organization with annual revenues of at least $12 million for a minimum of five years: 1) Organization had a minimum of 100 employees (At least 50% of the employees were members of an organized labor union); 2) Organization provided a service to the visitor or travel industry or at similar facilities such as museum, aquarium or other entertainment entity; and managing direct reports who were responsible for specific areas including Finance, Marketing and Promotion, and Operations (for at least 2 years).


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