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Founded in 1924, and located in Silver Spring, MD, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. AZA is the independent accrediting organization for the best zoos and the best aquariums in America and the world, assuring the public that when they visit an AZA-accredited facility, it meets the highest standards for animal care and welfare. The Association represents more than 240 facilities in the United States and overseas, facilitates cooperative animal care and conservation programs, and is dedicated to providing members with the resources they need to be the best in this profession (www.aza.org).
AZA offers a positive work environment conducive to gaining beneficial career and networking experience.
Under general supervision, manages, supports, and works to strategically increase the successful operation and management of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA’s) cooperatively managed Animal Programs, including Taxon Advisory Groups (TAGs) and Species Survival Plan® (SSP) Programs. Facilitates the work of AZA members and Animal Programs in population management, which includes assisting the Animal Population Management and Aquatic Collections Sustainability Committees in meeting their strategic plan goals; increasing Program Leader training and support; assisting in population management-related research initiatives; coordinating departmental communication efforts; enhancing the functionality of AZA’s Animal Program databases; and attending and presenting at meetings and conferences to foster relationships with Animal Program participants.
Liaises with relevant Committees, Scientific Advisory Groups (SAGs), and Task Forces. Advances AZA’s cooperatively managed animal population initiatives by providing strong member services and resources to AZA’s members. This position reports to the Director of Population Management Strategy and is based in Silver Spring, Maryland.
*Please note that all individuals hired by AZA must present documentation of FDA-approved COVID vaccination.
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Starting salary is $51,500
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to email@example.com by Tuesday, May 31, 2022.
Association of Zoos and AquariumsSilver Spring, MD
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