Subject: Jobs: Friends of Sea Lion Director of Operations position (fwd)

Mike Williamson (
Sun, 25 Oct 1998 09:49:13 -0500 (EST)

Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 15:34:40 EDT

The Friends of the Sea Lion Marine Mammal Center (FSLMMC), a non-profit
organization providing medical care and rehabilitation to rescued seals
and sea lions in Orange County, California is seeking to fill the position
of Director of Operations.

Founded in 1971, FSLMMC is a non-profit (501c-3) organization dedicated to
the rescue, rehabilitation and release back to the wild of sick and
injured seals and sea lions that inhabit Orange County beaches.  FSLMMC
has a volunteer staff of 60 extensively trained Animal Care Specialists,
and up to 15 Docents. In addition to our animal rescue & rehabilitation
program, FSLMMC hosts educational presentations for classes of all ages at
our facility, and also operates an outreach program to provide educational
presentations on Orange County's marine wildlife to classrooms throughout
Southern California.

Responsibilities of the position of Director of Operations include:

- overseeing daily animal care operations;

- managing paid and volunteer staff;

- overseeing inventory of medical supplies, operating materials and

- maintaining professional relationships with all Stranding Network
members, all media, and all corporate, institutional & individual

- overseeing all communications with all veterinary consultants;

- overseeing all administrative and financial functions relating to
operations of Center;

- overseeing and maintaining staff training, maintaining all personnel

- overseeing all promotional functions relating to the Center;

- overseeing educational programs;

- overseeing development (fundraising) programs including grant writing,
solicitation of private and corporate donations;

- maintaining open communications between board of directors, shift
supervisors and volunteer staff regarding every aspect of program.

Qualified applicants will:

- Have experience in marine mammal care;

- Demonstrate experience and strengths in business administration;

- Demonstrate experience and skills in supervision & management of staff;

- Demonstrate strengths in educational concepts as they relate to FSLMMC

- Have experience in administering non-profit organizations
(ecology/wildlife), including track record with development (fund

- Have earned a B.S. degree (M.S. preferred).

The salary range for this position is between $25,000 and $35,000 per
year, commensurate with skills and experience.  Candidates who are
interested in applying for this position should send a resume with cover
letter to FSLMMC Board Member Diane Swarts at:  15619 Brookhurst St.,
Westminster, CA 92683. Tel: 714-839-9882 (days) or 949-642-5567

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