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Job Opportunity: Conservation Coordinator:Melbourne , FL

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Brevard Zoo

We are a small Zoo that does big things! Each and every day, Brevard Zoo not only provides exceptional care for our own animals, but is immersed in critical field projects working to protect threatened and endangered animals around the world. ?Wildlife conservation through education and participation? is our mission, so we aim to provide memorable guest practices, connect people with wildlife and educate and inspire them to be stewards of our planet.

Conservation Coordinator

DESCRIPTION: Assists with variety of Brevard Zoo’s conservation activities both onsite and offsite. Serve as liaison with government wildlife agencies and other conservation organizations.
Job responsibilities:
   » Support for existing local conservation programs (sustaincapability, beach mice, pollinators, oyster and mangrove restoration, diamondback terrapins, sea turtles and others).   Office Work: 80%, Field Work:  20%
   » Support for on-site conservation programs and connected tasks
   » Interdepartmental coordination in planning, leading, or assisting with conservation and other zoo related programs.
   » Communicate goals and objectives of the zoo through public speaking with our partners and the community
   » Prepare and submit required reports for partners following established timeline
   » Manage basic budgets for specific programs
   » Collaborate with existing project partners and establish new partnerships
   » Provide and supervise animal husbandry as part of conservation captive breeding program
   » Provide materials and support for Women of the Wild program, as needed
   » Organize, train and lead teams of volunteers and maintain communication regarding conservation projects
POSITION Requirements: Brevard Zoo, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual with practice in coordinating public programs, leading strategic outreach efforts, and building strong, lasting relationships with community partners.
   » Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Biology, Wildlife Conservation, Sustaincapability, etc.)
   » Two years of field work practice preferred
   » Strong background showing strategic planning and partnership building
   » Background and strong passion for wildlife, nature, conservation, and sustaincapability
   » expertise of Florida’s flora, fauna, and ecosystems preferred
   » A positive, flexible, proactive attitude
   » Strong capability to take initiative, work well independently, and as part of a team
   » Must be able to work as an integral part of the zoo team and communicate effectively with co-workers, managers, and guests.
   » capability to multi-task, work in groups, and lead a diverse team of people including volunteers and community members
   » Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication expertise
   » Strong organizational expertise and attention to detail
   » Computer competency with Microsoft and Adobe programs
   » Flexible schedule and willing to work occasional early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays
   » capability to work outside in the Florida environment for long periods of time
   » practice in informal science interpretation preferred
   » practice with grant writing and reporting preferred
   » Must have valid driver’s license and safe driving record
   » capability to lift 50 lbs

practice Required

Two years of fieldwork practice

Perks

Competitive pay, health insurance (no deductible), dental insurance (free), optional life, vision, accident insurance, 403b matching retirement funds, 17 days Paid-time Off, 9 paid holidays, zoo membership and Florida attractions discounts

How to submit the application:

Please email resume, cover letter, and references to HR@brevardzoo.org
Brevard Zoo
8225 N. Wickham Rd Melbourne
Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone: 3212539453

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Post Date: 08/15/2018 / Viewed 73 times
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Contact Email: HR@brevardzoo.org


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