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Directs the day-to-day operation of the Wilds and ensures fiscal sustainability of the organization while pursuing its mission.
Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
Master’s degree or Ph.D. in related field preferred.
Minimum of five years of relevant senior-level leadership experience in a conservation-related organization required.
Experience and interest in field research, in situ/ex situ conservation or habitat restoration preferred.
Knowledge/skill in fiscal management; facilities management, conservation research, animal management, fund raising and guest relations required.
Ability in representing the employer before a variety of external venues such as but not limited to public events; media outlets; political entities; and law enforcement required.
Proven success in dynamically building widespread support for a non-profit organization required.
Strong history successfully developing staff required.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays required.
Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing required.
Ability to plan strategically and organize business plan in an efficient, cost-effective and collaborative manner required.
Ability to provide excellent guest service by positively interacting with guests and donors required.
Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with team members across the entire Zoo organization and contacts regarding company business required.
Ability to adhere to standard operating procedures including but not limited to safety protocols required.
Possession of a valid Ohio motor vehicle operator’s license and a good driving record required within three months of placement in position.
Proof of negative TB screening prior to placement and annually thereafter required.
Ability to be surety bonded upon placement into position and ability to retain bonding throughout tenure in position.
Ability to adhere to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s drug-free workplace policy including but not limited to pre-employment, random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion and follow-up treatment required.
Ability to successfully complete a criminal history background check annually required.
Apply online at: https://careers-columbuszoo.icims.com/jobs/1655/vice-president-of-the-wilds/job
The Wilds14000 International RoadCumberland, OH 43732Fax: 6147243599
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