Employment

Current Open Positions:

Executive Director - APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED

The Executive Director will have exceptional leadership, non-profit management and fund development experience that supports our mission. They must have a proven ability to build strong community and individual relationships across diverse groups and create an awareness of the good work we do throughout the Northwoods.

Responsibilities:

Leadership and Management:

  • Share NWC vision and mission to a large variety of audiences from individual donors, businesses, service organizations, schools, and foundations throughout the Northwoods to inspire involvement
  • Manage and provide leadership and guidance to a diverse staff of wildlife rehabilitators, educators, volunteers, and interns
  • Develop a short- and long-term strategic plan with Board of Directors and NWC staff
  • Manage relationship with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife representatives and ensure NWC is compliant with all regulations
  • Actively engage and energize volunteers, board members, committee members, alumni, partnering organizations/businesses and funders
  • Utilize committees to effectively implement projects, maintain facilities, build strong communications, and meet fundraising objectives
  • Develop procedures and policies that allow staff and volunteers to achieve goals and create a positive and nurturing work environment
  • Provide Board of Directors with key/critical information, developments and opportunities aligned with NWC goals and mission. Seek and build Board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing and future plans

Fundraising, Communications, and Marketing:

  • Maintain current and build new partnerships, establishing relationships with stakeholders, funders, and political and community leaders to increase community and financial support
  • Develop new ideas to generate cost-effective revenue that further expands the reach of NWC
  • Expand resource development activities to support existing and future operations, including grants and planned giving
  • Utilize all forms of media and marketing methods to communicate with the public
  • Maintain donor database to support all NWC marketing and fundraising efforts
  • Develop strong relationships with all regional media to support and expand donor communication
  • Participate in local and regional community events to broaden NWC exposure
  • Collect ongoing data that supports the success of the work in wildlife rehabilitation, education, and research to be used in a variety of communication methods

Operations:

  • Develop annual budget with Board of Directors. Oversee department budgets with rehabilitation and education department managers throughout fiscal year
  • Ensure policies and procedures are developed and enforced that support a safe and positive work environment
  • Oversee appearance of Center for visitors, tours and educational programming
  • Ensure necessary licenses are in place for operations with state and federal agencies
  • Maintain and expand current Northwoods Wildlife Center volunteer program
  • Oversee facility maintenance and repairs
  • Ensure compliance with providers of insurance, financial institutions, and government agencies

Qualifications:

The Executive Director will be thoroughly committed to Northwoods Wildlife Center’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching and relationship management experience. Other qualifications include:

  • Experience in managing a non-profit organization – 4 year degree preferred
  • Must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings
  • Ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives and manage a budget
  • Past success working with Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate board member relationships
  • Strong listening, written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning and fund development
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Strong familiarity with the communities and tourism of Northern Wisconsin preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, internet, and social media
  • Unwavering commitment to treat all living creatures and their environment with respect kindness

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to the Northwoods Wildlife Center Human Resources Department at general@northwoodswildlifecenter.org.