Looking for a career with an organization that is committed to wildlife preservation?! We are looking for dedicated individuals who are positive, enthusiastic and passionate about wildlife conservation and protecting our planet, and who have experience providing administrative and logistical support to campaign campaigns and other charitable fundraising initiatives. More than an assistant, the Business Partner will work closely with the Executive Director and the two other members of the Management Team to provide integral support to achieve Wildlife Conservancy successes.
The Wildlife Conservancy is poised to embark on a Capital Campaign to support the Toronto Zoo’s recently-approved Master Plan. Over the past 3 years since the Foundation was established we have raised over $14 million for Toronto Zoo wildlife conservation projects and Wildlife Conservancy operations, and we plan to significantly increase that amount over the next 5 years. Key to achieving our goals is the support of a dedicated, experienced and proactive administrative business partner to support all administrative aspects of the Wildlife Conservancy’s work.
Wildlife Conservancy Background
The Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy (“Wildlife Conservancy”) is a charitable foundation that raises funds to support Toronto Zoo wildlife conservation projects and programs. Our mission is Inspiring Giving to Fight Extinction, and we share the Toronto Zoo’s vision of a world where wildlife and wild spaces thrive. Our offices are located in the Toronto Zoo’s administrative building, on the site of the world-class Toronto Zoo.
The Toronto Zoo, one of the largest facilities of its kind in the world, has progressively evolved since its doors were first opened in 1974. While the Zoo is fortunate to have more than 5,000 animals representing more than 450 species and drawing more than 1 million visitors annually, the Zoo’s priorities have increasingly broadened beyond its borders and focused on saving and protecting species through wildlife care, research and education throughout Canada and around the world.
When the Zoo opened in 1974, the planet was losing one or two species a year. Today, the global extinction rate has soared to three species lost each day. In an effort to stem the effects of habitat destruction and other impacts, the Toronto Zoo collaborates with government, agencies, universities and animal experts to reduce the further loss of wildlife species. The Zoo has a captive breeding program and reintroduction program that is putting more endangered species back into the wild. The Zoo also assists scientists who are investigating the causes of population declines.
More information about the Wildlife Conservancy can be found at wildlifeconservancy.ca.
Basic Function of the Business Partner
Reporting to the Wildlife Conservancy’s Executive Director, the Business Partner is responsible for performing all aspects of administrative support to the Wildlife Conservancy Management Team, the Wildlife Conservancy Board of Directors, and to committees and other senior Wildlife Conservancy leaders as required. A key responsibility will be assisting and providing support to the Wildlife Conservancy’s Capital Campaign in support of the Toronto Zoo’s recently-approved Master Plan.
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The Toronto Zoo and the Wildlife Conservancy respect the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and seeks to model these principles in all that we do. We are committed to fostering an inclusive workforce where all employees feel respected, supported and valued. We strive to create an environment that represents the rich diversity of our guests and our community and encourage applications from all qualified individuals who can contribute to enhancing our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Applications are especially encouraged from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S persons, and women.
Please be advised the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy requires all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Aug 3 2022 ID: 65283