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Organization: Chimp Haven, Inc.
Location: Shreveport, LA, us
Job or Internship: Job
Chimp Haven, Inc. is the National Chimpanzee Sanctuary located in the NW corner of Louisiana, near Shreveport. Chimp Haven is seeking a proven leader and professional to serve as President of the organization. The ideal candidate will possess proven leadership abilities including strategic implementation, fundraising, dealing successfully with the public and government entities and will have excellent management skills. We seek the best individual available who is ready to commit to leading our expert team of staff members into the next phase of organizational growth.

Chimp Haven offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package based on education, proven management and leadership skills and experience. Relocation is paid according to company policy.

Send cover letter, salary requirement, writing sample and curriculum vitae/ resume to: or fax resume to Human Resources Department @ 318-925-5600. Passion for wildlife and conservation preferred but not required.

Primary Function
• Provide oversight and direction concerning the operation of the organization, including involvement in fundraising, public relations, animal care and administration.
• Report to the Board of Directors.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Work with Board of Directors to achieve organizational goals. Assist in recruiting new Board of Directors, Trustees and Committee Members. Serve as ex-officio member of all Committees. Maintain organizational documents. Prepare materials for board meetings.
• Align staff effort with goals of strategic plan and organizational mission. Evaluate organization and external environment to capitalize on opportunities and reduce threats.
• Promote maximum efficiency, productivity and job satisfaction among staff. Directly supervise six department heads, including hiring, training, and mentoring. Support team-based work environment and decision-making.
• Oversight of annual budget. Oversee financial operations, annual budgeting process, human resources.
• Ensure compliance with NIH contract requirements. Have direct and regular communication with NIH program officer. Serve as liaison between Board of Directors and NIH.
• Serve as Institutional Official for animal care and use. Appoint members to the Sanctuary Chimpanzee Care Committee. Assure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulations and standards in regard to animal care, financial management, human resources. Ensure continued accreditation by AAALAC, Int. and GFAS.
• Oversee updates to Policies & Procedures annually or as needed.
• Monitor and provide input to the Compensation Plan annually or as needed.
• Represent organization to media, professionals, donors and public.
• Oversight of Development Program (fundraising and communications), including creation and assessment of annual development plan, coordination of annual fund, major donor work, grants, events, direct mail programs, and ensure compliance with gift acknowledgement procedures.
• Write or edit materials produced by organization, including newsletter, email communications, website posts, direct mail, donor correspondence, reports, government communications and reporting requirements.
• Advance government relations in line with mission. Coordinate work with other sanctuaries and animal protection organizations.
• Oversee goals of Education Program.
• Critical review of facilities and animal care program, evaluate staff recommendations for improvements.
• Oversight of facility improvement, facility maintenance and construction projects. Ensure safe working operations and anticipate major site improvements, equipment replacements.
• Periodic travel required.
• Perform other duties as required.
Supervision and Responsibility
• Supervise up to six department heads.
• Supports and encourages team-based work environment and decision-making.
• Promotes maximum efficiency, productivity and job satisfaction among staff.
• Reports to the Board of Directors.

Education and Experience Required
• Bachelor’s degree in business, nonprofit administration or animal-oriented field required.
• Management experience, five years minimum.
• Knowledge of fundraising and history of fundraising success.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to use Microsoft Office programs and records databases.

Education and Experience Preferred
• Advanced degree preferred.
• Non-profit management experience.
• History of success in growing a nonprofit organization.
• Familiarity with issues relating to the use of chimpanzees in research helpful but not required.
• Experience with government grants and contracts.
• Experience with the public media.
• Experience with nonhuman primates and/or animal welfare helpful but not required.
Other requirements and working conditions
• This work will require bending, carrying, kneeling, lifting, listening, pulling, pushing, reading, speaking, squatting, standing, stooping, stretching, walking, watching and writing.
• Weekend, holiday and night work may be necessary.
• Participation in a medical monitoring and surveillance program that may include hepatitis B and other inoculations is required.
• Safety training will be provided.