First listed on: 12 November 2017

General Manager Threatened Species Conservation - Zoos Victoria

  • Ongoing Full Time

  • Based at Melbourne Zoo (regular travel to all 3 ZV properties required)

  • Salary Range $113,488 to $154,098 p.a. plus superannuation

  • Reports to Director of Wildlife Conservation and Science

Zoos Victoria operates three landmark zoos, Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Victoria's zoos are made up of passionate, energetic and driven employees committed to fighting wildlife extinction. Every person, from the extensive range of disciplines, plays an important role in helping the organisation realise its vision to become a world leading zoo-based conservation organisation.

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.

This position joins the Wildlife Conservation team who are committed to utilising threatened species conservation (biological sciences) and community conservation (social sciences) to benefit people and wildlife.

Providing strategic leadership, with a strong respect for science and innovation, the General Manager of Threatened Species will require: 

  • Proven decision making skills based on scientific principles.

  • Collaborative leadership skills in developing and maintaining harmonious and participative staff relationships.

  • Experience at successfully leading a team and fostering strong, creative approaches to problem solving.

  • Well-developed financial management skills, with proven ability to manage budgets.

The ability to:
  • nurture strong relationships with internal and external partners to assist with the development and activation of partnership agreements
  • guide and grow Zoos Victoria's investment and impact, both in situ and ex situ, across the organisations fighting extinctionpriorities.
  • achieve the direction set for threatened species conservation across the Wildlife Conservation Master Plan and Community Conservation Master Plan.
  • ensure the implementation of effective evaluation and monitoring programs.
  • support whole of business imperatives including revenue growth, community conservation, environmental sustainability, animal welfare and the implementation of LEAN management priorities.
  • support the communication strategy for public relations and external communications.

For more information, refer to the position description available at

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Human Resources:

Please submit a maximum two page cover letter, and resume by clicking on the 'Apply' link below.

Applications close Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 5pm.

All applications must be submitted via Applications that are emailed or received via other recruitment websites cannot be accepted.

Please note that all candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application, however, unsuccessful candidates will not be provided with specific feedback.

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

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