General Manager - Threatened Species

•Permanent, Full-time 1.0
•Based at Melbourne Zoo (regular travel to all 3 ZV properties required)
•Band 7, Monday to Friday roster with some out of hours work required
•Reports to Director of Wildlife Conservation and Science

We are seeking an experienced Threatened Species Manager with great stakeholder management and communication skills to join and lead the strategic Threatened Species team across Zoos Victoria.

The position leads the development of Threatened Species Recovery programmes across Zoos Victoria, including international conservation partnerships and Zoos Victoria's research portfolio.

Providing strategic leadership with a strong respect for science and innovation, the General Manager of Threatened Species must be able to demonstrate:
•Proven decision making based on scientific principles.
•Communication and management skills in developing and maintaining harmonious and participative staff relationships.
•Experience at successfully leading a team and fostering strong, creative approaches to problem solving.
•Capacity to nurture strong relationships with internal and external partners to assist with the development and activation of partnership agreements.
•Ability to guide and grow Zoos Victoria's investment and impact, both in situ and ex situ, across the organisation's fighting extinction priorities.
•Well-developed financial management skills, with proven ability to manage budgets.
•Capacity to achieve the direction set for Threatened Species Conservation across the Wildlife Conservation Master Plan and Community Conservation Master Plan.
•Implementation of effective evaluation and monitoring programs.
•Support for whole of business imperatives including revenue growth, community conservation, environmental sustainability, animal welfare and the implementation of LEAN management principles.
•Ability to support the communication strategy for public relations and external communications.
•Participation in Senior Management and Leadership Teams.

In addition this position joins the Wildlife Conservation and Science team who are committed to utilising threatened species conservation (biological sciences) and community conservation (social sciences) to benefit people and wildlife. The team's commitment to ensuring best practice across wildlife conservation, animal welfare, environmental sustainability and research will cement Zoos Victoria's position as a world leading zoo-based conservation organisation.

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Applications close Monday 29 June 2015 at 5.00 pm.

The successful candidate must be available to start in the position no later than September 2015.

Zoological Parks and Gardens Board
Human Resources Department
PO Box 74
Parkville VIC 3052
Ph: 03 9285 9300 • Fax: 03 9285 9375