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Empathy Network Specialist 

Description

Woodland Park Zoo is currently seeking an Empathy Network Specialist to facilitate the operational components of a region-wide learning network as it transitions into an active and self-sustaining network. This is a grant funded position.

This position will assist the Advancing Conservation through Empathy for Wildlife (ACE) Initiative in building the capacity of all network partners to effectively produce and implement programs that foster empathy and compassion for animals. This position will also support the initiative’s capacity-building grants program in 2020 by overseeing logistical and communications support for the network and the grants programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop and implement a plan for catalyzing and supporting a self-sustaining learning network in alignment with current strategic priorities.
  • Support all staff, consultants, and network participants in building network values, alignment, committees, and necessary skills.
  • Coordinate webinars and learning opportunities for the network that will be conducted by internal and external guest presenters. 
  • Design and implement engagement and mentorship ladders, providing a spectrum of opportunities for network participants to get involved in network activities.
  • Facilitate network meetings, including developing agendas, facilitating inclusive participation, building consensus, resolving conflicts, capturing notes and assigning follow-up tasks.
  • Research content and write articles, blog posts, fliers, publications, grant narrative information, communications/interpretive materials and other promotional and support materials, and oversee similar staff efforts.
  • Provide support for network activities, including webinars, online meetings, in person meetings, infrastructure, etc.
  • Under direction of Manager(s), Director and/or Vice President and with the assistance of the Development Department, write grants and grant reports, participate in donor cultivation tours, events and other fundraising initiatives.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S. or B.A.) from an accredited college or university in a related field and two (2) or more years’ related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Highly organized, efficient, solutions and detail oriented with excellent administrative and time management skills.
  • Two or more years’ experience with empathy-based education objectives, social-emotional learning objectives, and/or other education experience related to increasing empathy for animals. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to lead and motivate teams, bring in and support different perspectives, and to work with diverse populations and a variety of stakeholders (partners, network committee members, staff, donors, board members, volunteers and visitors, etc.).
  • Superb project management skills, including attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to creatively manage projects with many moving parts.
  • Flexible and responsive with ability to prioritize workload and schedules in a fast-paced environment with multiple agendas.
  • Open to experimentation, learning, and adjustments along the way; ability to push through ambiguity to deliver results.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team setting, as well as represent the department in cross departmental meetings to reach cross functional goals and the zoo’s mission.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include weekends, some evenings and holidays.  When travel restrictions are lifted, job may include travel to the partner sites in WA, AK, ID, MT, ND, MN, and WI.
  • Commitment to the mission of the zoo and the institution’s Core Values.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old. A criminal background check will be required of the selected applicant.

Application Directions: Applications will be accepted online through our Jobs Page at zoo.org/jobs until the position is filled. Resume and cover letter are required.

Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in application and employment for any reason, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability or medical status including genetic information, and/or veteran’s status.

Woodland Park Zoo is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in all of its services. If you need accommodation in the application or interview process, please contact our recruiting team at careers@zoo.org.

 
Pay Rate $60-65k per year, plus benefits  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number LEA-20-00002  
EOE Statement Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in application and employment for any reason, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability or medical status including genetic information, and/or veteran’s status.
 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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