Position: Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager
Organization: Toronto Wildlife Centre
Location: Downsview Park, Toronto/North York, Ontario
Job Summary & Requirements:
In this key role, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager is responsible for developing and leading a team whose work spans all aspects of wildlife care, from admission to release. The team is comprised of an Assistant Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager, Senior Wildlife Rehabilitators, Wildlife Rehabilitators, Interns and Volunteers. He/she will also liaise with other Toronto Wildlife Centre (TWC) departments and external organizations to support the overall goals and strategies of TWC.
- Develops and enables Wildlife Rehabilitation team through ongoing communication, training, educational updates, consultation, recognition, constructive feedback and annual performance evaluations; makes final decisions on personnel issues
- Ensures a positive, professional, and safe working environment at all times; with a focus on both human and animal safety
- Maintains, updates, and grows the Wildlife Rehabilitation Program, including maintaining/implementing/developing wildlife rehabilitation protocols, networking with other organizations, reviewing literature and attending relevant conferences
- Acts as the key liaison between Wildlife Rehabilitation and other TWC departments, centre management, and external organizations
- Works closely with the veterinary department to conduct rounds, review medical cases, and collaboratively review/update care protocols as needed
- Maintains wildlife rehabilitation department budget and makes recommendations regarding staffing and resources
- Develops and oversees Intern and Foster Care program
- Assists with fundraising and public relations activities as needed
- University or college degree in related field
- Minimum 5 years of management experience within a licensed wildlife rehabilitation centre or similar animal facility
- Previous experience overseeing staff/volunteers
- Valid Driver’s License
- Demonstrated abilities in the care and rehabilitation of a broad range of wildlife species, including examinations, nutrition, caging, environmental enrichment, behavioral and releasability assessments
- Demonstrated medical skills including injections, fracture immobilization, gavage, fluid therapy, wound management, hematology knowledge, familiar with common wildlife parasites and diseases
- Strong knowledge of Southern Ontario wildlife identification and natural history is a definite asset
- Strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to influence with integrity and work collaboratively across the organization and with external parties
- Strong leadership skills with passion for developing and enabling the team
- Ability to work collaboratively with other departments and external organizations/individuals
- Motivated self-starter, with ability to prioritize and manage competing priorities
- Flexible and adaptable to changing and dynamic work environment
- Excellent communication and presentation skills
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with strong attention to detail
- Ongoing attendance/participation in conferences, workshops, and training in a related field
- Computer skills including proficiency in Word and Excel
Please send resume and cover letter Attn: Shannon Brown with the subject line “Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager” to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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