The Town of Cochrane is seeking an effective leader who will apply their exceptional business, marketing and fundraising acumen to reposition the Polar Bear Habitat (PBH) for long term sustainability. Using their successful revenue generation experience along with their exceptional long term planning skills and knowledge of the public sector, they will work with the Foundation Board to maintain the Polar Bear Habitat as an example of best practices in Polar Bear Care, help increase conservation and related research along with increasing opportunities in the area of eco tourism, education and research.
The Polar Bear Habitat, situated in Cochrane, Ontario was opened to the public in 2004 and operated mainly as a tourism attraction. It quickly became a regional anchor supporting other new facilities that opened as part of the regional James Bay Excursion project theme.
Zoos and Aquariums the world over are evolving. Where once many saw their role simply as exhibitors of animals, accredited institutions today share the belief that in addition to a moral and professional responsibility for the welfare of the animals in their care, they also have a responsibility to protect the planet’s biodiversity through public engagement, conservation and research.
In recent years the facility has been transforming itself and tailoring experiences that are less invasive for bears. With our growing focus on best practices regarding Polar Bear care and research, we talk about our bears and tell their story and interpret how new research will improve their well-being and how this could lead to improving or sustaining the life for bears in the wild and supporting conservation.
The Executive Director, reporting to the Town of Cochrane’s Chief Administrative Officer and the PBH Board of Directors, will prioritize the allocation of resources, developing their team and entrusting them with key deliverables. Drawing on superior influencing skills, they will engage and appreciate staff, volunteers and the local community as critical contributors to the creation of memorable experiences for visitors and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. Drawing on their experiences in the not-for-profit or public sector, the Executive Director will execute the mission of the Polar Bear Habitat and Heritage Village in consultation and collaboration with the Board, their team, Town of Cochrane, partners and diverse stakeholders, upholding the values of the Polar Bear Habitat and Heritage Village, and promoting its value to the community.
The ideal candidate will have:
Please feel free to forward this opportunity to those that may be interested. To learn more about the Polar Bear Habitat, visit https://polarbearhabitat.ca . To get more information or to submit your resume please contact Evelyn Dean at email@example.com , visit http://www.edeanassociates.com . We look forward to your inquiries. Please contact us by no later than August 24, 2018.
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GoodWork ID: 46419 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Jul 10 2018