Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Managing Director - Center for Great Apes

Managing Director - Center for Great Apes

Position Profile

Wauchula, FL

The Center for Great Apes is looking for a Managing Director to partner with the Founding President to lead a reputable, established, and growing sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of permanent lifetime care. The Center maintains these animals in a safe and enriching habitat, providing exemplary care in accordance with and exceeding federal and state regulations. The Center also works to promote awareness of conservation issues as well as challenges facing great apes in captivity. The Center for Great Apes is committed to inspire the public to action.

Position Summary:
The Managing Director is responsible for the day-to-day business of the Center by supporting, but not directly managing, the care of the primates; working closely with the Board of Directors and the Founding President to ensure that business operations are well managed; and supporting the goals of the Center for Great Apes. The Managing Director will supervise a team of new and existing staff and contractors to achieve the roles and responsibilities defined in 5 key areas:

1. Financial Management
 Create and manage budgets and maintain the organization’s financial position and outlook.

 Oversee regular bookkeeping, banking, accounts payable receivable and
reporting activities.

2. Resource Development
 Provide leadership and oversight of all fundraising, membership, and marketing strategies and ensure the integration of various aspects of programs and campaigns.

 Work with the President to communicate the mission to various audiences
through media, marketing, and public relations efforts.

3. Operations
 Oversee the effective management of all facilities to ensure successful
operation with highest performance of safety and reduced liability/risk.

 Supervise management of all construction, repair, and maintenance of habitats, administrative/support facilities and the sanctuary compound.

 Ensure the smooth operations of the Center’s educational programs.

4. Personnel Management
 Provide effective management and direction to non-animal care staff,
administrative and operational staff to achieve goals and further develop their
skills, experience and expertise.

 Maintain effective relationships with consultants and contractors.

5. Administration
 Provide human resources program for all staff that promotes an effective,
motivated, accountable workforce.

 Oversee all internal technology and data, including donor information,
donations, human resource information, and purchasing.

 Ensure legal, safety, and risk management compliance through effective
insurance and procedure management.

 With the Chair, enable the Board of Directors to fulfill its governance function.

Knowledge and Skills:
 Must share the Center for Great Apes’ commitment to a safe environment for
the orangutans and chimpanzees and a strong commitment to animal welfare,
an affinity for animals, and a sincere concern for their care and well-being.

 Knowledge of nonprofit planning, management, fundraising, marketing, and
facilities operations.

 Financial management skills including responsibility for developing and
managing budgets.

 Ability to prioritize and multi-task.

 Ability to build partnerships and teams.

 Strong written and oral communication skills for internal and external

 Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software.

 Bachelor degree required, and advanced degree in administration,
management, operations, marketing, or similar area preferred.

 Seven to 10+ years of increasing responsibilities and experience in effectively
managing a non-profit organization; previous experience as an executive
director, managing director, department head and management team member
for a $1,000,000+ organization preferred.

 Demonstrated experience working with a nonprofit Boards of Directors.

 Proven experience successfully leading and managing staff passionate about
their mission and partnering with other leadership team members.

 Experience in supervising, planning, communicating with, and coordinating the work of diverse staffs.

The Center for Great Apes is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is located in Wauchula, FL, between Sarasota/Tampa Bay, Ft. Meyers/Naples, and Orlando metropolitan areas. Visit http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org to learn more about the Center.
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Ideally, the new Managing Director would be available to assume responsibilities immediately.

To Apply: Please email your resume, salary requirements and 3 references by Sept. 15th to pamela@realchangepartners.com

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