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Director of Philanthropy (see job on our website here) San Francisco Bay Area (Fairfield), California About International Bird Rescue — www.birdrescue.org Imagine a world in which every person, every day, acted to protect the natural home of wildlife and ourselves. In 1971 after 800,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into San Francisco Bay, concerned individuals led by a registered nurse named Alice Berkner jumped into action, bringing International Bird Rescue to life. We have always had to pave a road where there is none. Staff and volunteers work with tenacity alongside clients, partners, and the public to find solutions. Today, we research best practices at our crisis response hospitals in California and Alaska and share them worldwide. Our mission is to inspire people to act toward balance with the natural world by rescuing waterbirds in crisis. We run two full-time wildlife hospitals and one turnkey wildlife emergency response facility. About the Position Bird Rescue is seeking an experienced Director of Philanthropy for a well-established and evolving nonprofit in the animal welfare/environmental sector. The incumbent will work in partnership with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to increase and mobilize resources to support our local and global programs. S/he will create and execute an annual development strategy to increase support from individual donors, corporate partners, and foundations while also identifying opportunities for growth. The successful candidate will be a collaborative self-starter, focused on teamwork, and committed to serving as a key proponent of our mission. The incumbent will establish and maintain an inclusive working environment with diverse staff, be energized and resourceful, and interact with team members, donors, and supporters with warmth and integrity. The Director of Philanthropy will supervise the Grants Consultant and Development Assistant, and will have the opportunity to build the team further to meet the long-term strategy. Responsibilities Develop and lead a comprehensive and diversified strategy to sustain and grow the revenue base of Bird Rescue, including but not limited to annual giving, major gifts, institutional and corporate giving, planned giving, and special events. Identify, cultivate, and solicit top-level gifts in collaboration with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and senior staff. Help build a team of motivated, inspired staff to fulfill organizational goals, including contractors Develop and manage an annual budget, complete with measurable goals and timelines Lead and engage the advancement committee and Board of Directors in fundraising efforts Become an expert on Bird Rescue programs and share the impact of our work with donors in authentic and compelling ways. Manage donor data to track performance, giving trends, identify new opportunities for revenue and drive efficiencies. Qualifications 7+ years of fundraising experience, with a proven track record of closing gifts and reaching revenue targets; 5+ years in a senior role at a nonprofit Exceptional communication and relationship building skills geared toward diverse audiences including corporate clients, foundation and individual donors. Insights and expertise on the philanthropic landscape in West Coast (Bay Area and Greater Los Angeles) Knowledge of environmental and wildlife issues, particularly in relation to ocean health Solid experience and disciplined approach to donor databases, preferably Raiser’s Edge and/or Salesforce. A passion for our mission and an entrepreneurial spirit. A team player who enjoys supporting and collaborating with colleagues Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university; Master’s degree a plus Location Flexible, with 2-3 days/week at our wildlife center in Fairfield; Occasional travel to our wildlife center in San Pedro is required Compensation and Start Date This full-time position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, flexible work hours, collaborative work environment, and a benefits package that includes generous vacation, health insurance, and other benefits. The ideal start date is October 1, 2019. To Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume to email@example.com with “Director of Philanthropy” AND YOUR NAME in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Qualified applicants only. Principals only. No phone calls, please! International Bird Rescue is committed to representing the diverse populations of bird lovers in the world. Members of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, nationalities, physical abilities or disabilities, religions or beliefs, and cultures are welcome as employees and volunteers in our organization.
Position: Rehabilitation Technician Type: Part-time Location: Los Angeles Wildlife Center, San Pedro, CA (International Bird Rescue) Job Description: We are currently looking for someone to join our team as a part-time rehabilitation technician at our LA Wildlife Center in San Pedro, CA. Rehabilitation technicians are responsible for the husbandry and medical care of patients as well as public outreach and education regarding wildlife issues. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required for training/managing volunteers and for interacting with coworkers, veterinarians and other local rehabilitation centers. For individuals interested in becoming part of Bird Rescue's internationally renowned response team, this is a great opportunity to learn about, work with, and become proficient at rehabilitating these challenging species. An RVT licensed in the state of California is preferred; however, individuals with a strong background or interest in wildlife rehabilitation are encouraged to apply. Our Mission International Bird Rescue is dedicated to mitigating the human impact on aquatic birds and other wildlife worldwide, through emergency planning and response, wildlife rehabilitation, education and research. Our Work Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured and oiled aquatic birds, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities and a corps of dedicated volunteers. In addition to managing two, year-round aquatic bird rehabilitation centers in California (near Los Angeles and San Francisco), our oiled wildlife response team manages large-scale oiled wildlife events throughout the world. Duties and Responsibilities ● Assist with and administer medical treatments under supervision of the manager and veterinarian (including radiographs, anesthesia and humane euthanasia in accordance with Bird Rescue policies and local and federal laws). ● Maintain complete and accurate animal care records. ● Determine and provide appropriate triage/emergency care, housing/enclosures and diets including live and dead food items. ● Clean and disinfect all areas as necessary to maintain a safe and sanitary environment throughout the hospital and facility. ● Inventory and maintain clinic/medical supplies. ● Provide oversight, direction and training of volunteers on a daily basis. ● Perform other duties, as assigned, to ensure a positive public image, enhance the operation of the organization and improve the quality of life for the animals. ● Respond to inquiries from members of the public and other local rehabilitation centers. Required Qualifications ● Six months to one year of related education/experience/training. ● Ability to read, write and comprehend detailed animal care protocols. ● Ability to understand basic medical terminology, avian physiology and anatomy. ● Have excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work. ● Effectively communicate information on both an individual basis and group situations and have excellent interpersonal skills for interactions with volunteers, other employees, governing agencies, outside members of the public and other rehabilitation centers. ● Basic skills with Microsoft Office and data entry. ● Excellent basic mathematical skills and the ability to accurately work with units of weight, volume and concentration. ● This position requires a background check. Preferred Qualifications ● Past work in a wildlife rehabilitation clinic. ● Experience capturing, handling and restraining wild animals, preferably birds. ● Familiarity with the Incident Command System and Oiled Wildlife Care Network protocols. ● Registered veterinary technician (RVT) certified by the California Veterinary Medical Board. Physical Demands and exposure to environmental conditions ● Ability to stand, speak, listen and smell for long periods of time (hours). ● Ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and ability to use hands/arms to palpate, handle, feel, reach and lift/move up to 40lbs. ● Must have good near, distance, color and peripheral vision as well as good depth perception and ability to adjust focus. ● Indoor and outdoor conditions include: temperatures of ~30-110oF, rain, strong wind, high heat and humidity, dry air and allergens. ● Employees are exposed to moving parts, zoonotic diseases, aggressive/feral animals, toxic/caustic chemicals and radiography equipment. How to Apply Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Kylie Clatterbuck, at kylie.clatterbuck @ bird-rescue dot org. Please, DO NOT call the clinic regarding this position. For a list of all currently open positions at International Bird Rescue, please visit: https://www.bird-rescue.org/get-involved/employment.aspx