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Conservation Coordinator: Marine Species & Ecosystems – Global Center for Species Survival at the Indianapolis Zoo
The Indianapolis Zoo is a national leader of animal conservation and is an AZA accredited institution. Located on a 64-acre campus in the heart of vibrant downtown Indianapolis, the State’s capitol, the Indianapolis Zoo is one of the largest privately funded zoos in the United States. Known as “The Crossroads of America”, Indianapolis is in close proximity to Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Detroit, Columbus, and Nashville.
The Indianapolis Zoo and the IUCN Species Survival Commission have partnered to create the Global Center for Species Survival, operated from within the Indianapolis Zoo. The Global Center for Species Survival houses a multicultural team of full-time staff employed by the Indianapolis Zoo who are dedicated to support the missions of the Indianapolis Zoo and the SSC. Work will be primarily performed on-site at the Indianapolis Zoo Global Center for Species Survival office, but travel may be required.
The Global Center for Species Survival Staff Team provides critical training, capacity and coordination support to further mobilize the species conservation efforts of IUCN SSC Network of experts alongside wider partner and key stakeholder communities. Seven Conservation Coordinators (each assigned to a specific taxon or realm) comprise part of the Global Center for Species Survival Staff Team.
We are currently seeking a Conservation Coordinator: Marine Species and Ecosystems to complete our team. This position is open and available to all candidates worldwide. International candidates must be able to acquire a work visa. Fluency in English a requirement of all positions.Fluency in other languages is desired.
The Marine Conservation Coordinator will focus on assessing, planning and mobilizing policy and action for mammals conservation around the world.
Responsibilities of this position include:
Supporting Coordination of SSC Marine Specialist Groups
Strategically expanding, growing and diversifying the SSC network for marine species and ecosystems:
Communication and Education
In partnership with the IZS Conservation Education Department, the IZS Communications Department and the SSC and GSP Communication Officer(s):
Required education, skills, and professional work experience:
The Physical Demands of this role include:
The Indianapolis Zoo follows all local, state and federal employment laws. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else and guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities.
The following working conditions are common for this position:
EMPLOYMENT AND APPLICATION INFORMATION:
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of pre-employment testing including a criminal history and driving record check, and a drug test. The Indianapolis Zoo is requiring all Zoo employees and volunteers to be Covid-19 vaccinated unless individuals require a medical or religious belief accommodation. If hired, vaccination must be completed prior to first working day or accommodation request must be approved prior to first working day.
The Indianapolis Zoo offers a competitive benefits package to all eligible (full-time/ 40 hr./ week) employees. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance; 403(b) Retirement Plan, generous Paid Time Off (PTO), Immediate Paid Holidays, and a complimentary Zoo membership for employees.
Interested candidates must complete an online Zoo application by the October 20, 2022, application deadline.
Work for the wildest employer in Indianapolis! Some perks include, Medical (Health Savings Account with employer contribution included), Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability paid through the Zoo for eligible employees; 403(b) Retirement Plan, generous Paid Time Off (PTO), Immediate Paid Holidays, complimentary Zoo Membership, Reciprocal Benefits to other local institutions, and many, many more!!!
Interested candidates must complete an online application on the Zoo's website at: https://www.indianapoliszoo.com/jobs-volunteer/available-positions/
Indianapolis Zoo1200 West Washington Street, P.O. Box 22309Indianapolis, IN 46222
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