Love animals? Want to make a positive impact on the planet? Come join Woodland Park Zoo as an Empathy Network & Grants Manager.
This position is responsible for providing oversight of the Building Organizational Capacity to Foster Empathy for Wildlife grant program and the Advancing Empathy through Conservation (ACE) for Wildlife learning network.
This is a limited duration, grant funded position currently funded through December 31, 2023.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Oversee operations for the ACE for Wildlife learning network and the Building Organizational Capacity to Foster Empathy for Wildlife grant program.
- Represent the needs of the learning network and grants program at leadership planning meetings.
- Monitor and mentor grantees through the entire grant process.
- Collaboratively manage grant projects through the shared grants management software, Survey Monkey Apply.
- Facilitate the growth of the learning network into a self-sustaining, national network.
- Work with the empathy project team to coordinate network and grant communications, learning goals, and shared forums.
- Work with the empathy project team to integrate empathy-based programming and opportunities throughout projects in the Learning & Innovation department.
- Work closely with the Impact Director to meet current mission and fundraising goals.
- Work with the evaluation teams to facilitate project and program assessments.
- Develop staff work plans, conduct annual staff evaluations, and effectively coach/mentor employees.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree (B.S. or B.A.) from an accredited college or university and six (6) or more years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Four (4) or more years’ of supervisory experience with increasing responsibilities in project management.
- Familiarity with capacity-building programs and grants, as well as current best practices in managing programs with equity and inclusion outcomes.
- Comfortable with change, innovation, and creative approaches to collaboration and evaluation.
- Excellent project management skills that include attention to detail, organizational skills, flexible and responsive ability to prioritize workload and schedules in a fast-paced environment with multiple agendas.
- Open to experimentation, learning, and adjustments along the way.
- Excellent 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, visitors, etc.).
- Ability to work both independently and in a team setting.
- Ability to represent the department in cross-departmental meetings to reach cross-functional goals and the zoo’s mission.
- Proficient and experienced in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Must be able to work with customized databases and technology, and communicate effectively via web platforms.
- Ability to interview, hire, and train employees; plan, assign, and direct work; appraise performance; reward and discipline employees.
- Ability to evaluate problems and solve them in a timely manner; respond to concerns with empathy and inclusivity.
- Ability provide helpful, behaviorally specific feedback to others and engage in open and honest communication.
- Ability to adapt communication based on audience and purpose with inclusivity. Ability to disseminate information effectively to appropriate levels.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include weekends, evenings, and holidays.
- Graduate degree in relevant field.
- Two (2) or more years’ experience with empathy-based education objectives, social-emotional learning objectives, and/or other education experience related to increasing empathy for animals.
- This position may occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds while handling, lifting, and storing supplies.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a typical office environment and/or outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While under COVID-19 restrictions this position may work mostly remote. When travel restrictions are lifted, job may include travel to the partner sites in WA, AK, ID, ND, MN, WI, and MT.
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Pay: $75,000/annually plus benefits
Applicants must be at least 18 years old. A criminal background check will be required of the selected applicant.
Application Directions: Applications are accepted online through our Jobs Page at zoo.org/jobs; no other forms of application will be accepted. Cover letter and resume 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 email@example.com.