Executive Director(24)

Organization: Seneca Park Zoo Society (AZA Member)
Location: Rochester, NY, us
Job or Internship:

 The Seneca Park Zoo Society is a not-for-profit organization which was chartered as an educational institution by New York State in 1957, and has since provided education, fundraising, special events, public relations, marketing and exhibit design support to Monroe County’s Seneca Park Zoo. In 2012, the Seneca Park Zoo entertained and engaged more than 425,000 guests.

The Zoo Society has nearly 17,000 member households within a seven-county region. In 2013, revenue and support is expected to exceed $5 million. A portion of that revenue comes from Front Gate Admission and Membership dollars, which are managed by the Zoo Society. Through a revenue-sharing agreement, a percentage of those revenues is paid to the Monroe County Parks Department. Additionally, a portion of the net income from the Food Service facilities and the Gift Shop, which are also operated by the Society, supports educational programming and initiatives.

In 2012, the Society completed an $8 million Capital Campaign, which developed new exhibits for olive baboons and African lions with unique educational experiences for visitors.

The Society is seeking a new Executive Director who has:

1) Experience in fundraising, including a capital campaign (5+ years)

2) Experience in administration and/or management (5+ years)

3) Experience with Strategic Planning/Master Planning

4) Experience working within, or in partnership with, a governmental system

5) Established connections in the community preferred


A job description and application guidelines are posted on the Zoo’s Web site (www.senecaparkzoo.org) under "Zoo Careers." Interested applicants should send a cover letter, which includes your salary requirement, and resume to directorsearch@senecazoo.org. Onlyresumes submitted online will be accepted. Deadline to submit is November 15, 2013.