Program Leader Vacancies

The Animal Programs listed below are searching for dedicated members of the AZA community.  Individuals interested in applying for one of the vacant Program Leader positions should review the position responsibilities and complete the required application materials, found in the Animal Program Handbooks.  Application materials should be submitted to the Chair of the appropriate Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) or the AZA Conservation & Science Department. Contact information for TAG Chairs are also available on each TAGs' Program page in the Animal Program Database, and also in the Animal Program Resources. Please note that unless a specific due date is indicated, applications are accepted at any time.

*TAG and SSP Education Advisors are not searchable within the Animal Programs Database. For a list of Education Advisor vacancies, click here.

TAG Chair

COLUMBIFORMES
Please send application materials to the AZA Conservation, Management & Welfare Sciences Department.

SSP Coordinator and Studbook Keeper

FLYING FOX, INDIAN
Please send application materials to Brian Pope, Bat TAG Chair.

MANGABEY, BLACK
Please send application materials to Joe Knobbe, Old World Monkey TAG Chair.

OWL, EURASIAN EAGLE
Please send application materials to Scott Tidmus, Raptor TAG Chair.

OWL, VERREAUX’S EAGLE
Please send application materials to Scott Tidmus, Raptor TAG Chair.

STINGRAY, OCELLATED RIVER
Please send application materials to George Brandy, Freshwater Fishes TAG Chair.

TURTLE, BLACK-BREASTED LEAF - Application due December 1, 2017
Please send application materials to Michael Ogle, Chelonian TAG Chair.

TURTLE, SULAWESI FOREST - Application due December 1, 2017
Please send application materials to Michael Ogle, Chelonian TAG Chair.

WOLF, MEXICAN GRAY
Please send application materials to Don Goff, Canid and Hyaenid TAG Vice Chair.
All applicants should include a cover letter, CV and AZA form.  Also, due to the complexity of this SSP, it is strongly suggested that all applicants read the Mexican Wolf SSP Coordinator Job Description Details document, posted here (or available from Don).

SSP Coordinator

DOVE, GREY-CAPPED EMERALD
Please send application materials to Chelle Plasse, Columbiformes TAG Chair.

GUENON, WOLF’S
Please send application materials to Joe Knobbe, Old World Monkey TAG Chair.

IMPALA
Please send application materials to Martha Fischer, Antelope and Giraffe TAG Chair.

MONKEY, DEBRAZZA’S
Please send application materials to Joe Knobbe, Old World Monkey TAG Chair.

MONKEY, PATAS
Please send application materials to Joe Knobbe, Old World Monkey TAG Chair.

PECCARY, CHACOAN
Please send application materials to Martin Ramirez, Wild Pig, Peccary, and Hippo TAG Chair.

SEAHORSE, BIG BELLIED
Please send application materials to Beth Firchau, Marine Fishes TAG Chair.

SHARK, ZEBRA
Please send application materials to Beth Firchau, Marine Fishes TAG Chair. 
In addition to the AZA documents normally required for the application, the MFTAG would like to request the following additional supplementary materials:

  1. Two (2) letters of recommendation from AZA members.
  2. One (1) letter of support from a current Program Leader, Studbook Keeper, or member of TAG leadership with whom the candidate has discussed this opportunity and will be able to use as a mentor moving forward.
  3. A statement of why the candidate wishes to contribute to AZA as an SSP Coordinator for this species.

Studbook Keeper

FLAMINGO, LESSER - Application due December 1, 2017
Please send application materials to Harrison Edell, Ciconiiformes/Phoenicopteriformes TAG Chair.

PIG, VISAYAN WARTY - Application due December 1, 2017
Please send application materials to Martin Ramirez, Wild Pig, Peccary, and Hippo TAG Chair.

SHARK, ZEBRA
Please send application materials to Beth Firchau, Marine Fishes TAG Chair. 
In addition to the AZA documents normally required for the application, the MFTAG would like to request the following additional supplementary materials:

  1. Two (2) letters of recommendation from AZA members.
  2. One (1) letter of support from a current Program Leader, Studbook Keeper, or member of TAG leadership with whom the candidate has discussed this opportunity and will be able to use as a mentor moving forward.
  3. A statement of why the candidate wishes to contribute to AZA as a Studbook Keeper for this species.

Candidate Program Leader

BULBUL, WHITE-EARED
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PACCT TAG Chair.

COBRA, KING
Please send application materials to Chris Baker, Snake TAG Vice Chair.

FINCH, RED-CRESTED
Please send application materials to Tim Snyder, PACCT TAG Chair.

GUAN, HORNED 
Please send application materials to Chris Holmes, Galliformes TAG Chair.

MANGABEY, RED-CAPPED
Please send application materials to Joe Knobbe, Old World Monkey TAG Chair.

SEAHORSE, SPOTTED
Please send application materials to Beth Firchau, Marine Fishes TAG Vice Chair.

STICK INSECT, LORD HOWE ISLAND
Please send application materials to Erin Sullivan, Terrestrial Invertebrate TAG Chair.


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