Walnut Creek, CA

Executive Director

 

m/Oppenheim Associates is assisting Lindsay Wildlife Experience in Walnut Creek, California in the search for a growth-oriented, financially astute, fundraising Executive Director to lead the country’s oldest and one of the largest wildlife education and wildlife rehabilitation facilities. As part of the search process we are reaching out to the community for suggestions and nominations. For more information, please review the complete Position Description.

Lindsay Wildlife Experience connects people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the natural world we share. The mission is achieved by bringing people into close contact with wild animals to help them develop a connection to the natural world. This is accomplished by treating more than 5,500 injured or orphaned native animals each year and through educational and experiential programs for the community. More than 100,000 people annually experience Lindsay as onsite visitors, while thousands more attend the various educational programs and activities Lindsay offers. In addition, hundreds of people each year encounter Lindsay when they find an injured or sick wild animal that is then brought to Lindsay for care.

The organization employs 38 full and part-time staff members, has approximately 500 dedicated volunteers, a nine-member board of directors. The annual operating budget is $X. For many years, Lindsay has run an annual operating deficit underwritten by periodic bequests. While this approach has proven successful over decades, the board wishes to significantly upgrade its annual fundraising and create an endowment fund in order to stabilize Lindsay’s finances. The Executive Director and the Board will in the future view aggressive fundraising, pursuit of new revenue-generating and mission-extending opportunities, and responsible financial management as JOB-1 for both staff and the board.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Lisa Grossman or Mark Oppenheim at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.