Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Executive Director

Executive Director

 International Primate Protection League


The International Primate Protection League (IPPL), a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s primates, is seeking an experienced individual for the position of Executive Director. Since 1973, the organization has worked to expose primate abuse and battle international wildlife traffickers. IPPL operates a sanctuary for gibbons in South Carolina and supports primate rescue efforts on a global basis.

The new Executive Director will be trained and mentored by Dr. Shirley McGreal, IPPL Founder/President, who is internationally renowned in the world of primate protection and has been honored by Queen Elizabeth II and the United Nations for her work in conservation.

Candidates must be willing to embrace and support an existing culture and be prepared to travel abroad. It’s critical that anyone considered has empathy with animals and knowledge of and passion for animal advocacy along with nonprofit fundraising & operations management experience. A college degree or commensurate experience is required, and French and/or Spanish language competency is desirable.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to: jobs@ippl.org

Mailing address: International Primate Protection League, PO Box 766, Summerville, SC 29484-0766, USA


IPPL is looking for an individual with extensive experience in primatology or a related area, to join the team and help solidify IPPL’s vision for the future by partnering to help lead IPPL in continuing its mission of protecting primates worldwide.

The selected individual could reside remotely but preferably be based in a major geographic center of influence.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to, developing and managing primate protection campaigns, prospect research and fundraising, campaign strategy development, grant writing, corporate relationship and partnership building, public speaking & social marketing campaign development.

To be considered, a candidate must be able to exhibit a proven commitment to the protection of primates worldwide and experience in either primatology or a related area, successful experience growing a nonprofit organization, minimum 10 years leadership experience, outstanding written and verbal communication skills, public relations, project development and fundraising experience.

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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